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A Murder Mystery That Captures Jacksonville: Duval The Musical

In a city with as much square footage as Jacksonville, “Duval The Musical,” needs to cover a lot of ground. But playwright Christavia “Tay” Dickinson wanted to create a murder mystery set in her hometown featuring characters who are easily relatable in any Duval neighborhood. “Duval The Musical” will be staged February 24th at 5pm at Friday Musicale in Riverside (www.duvalthemusical.com). Dickinson created the play as a nod to her hometown that would showcase her theatre chops for a program in Albany, NY. “I wanted to take something I had written, with my own music, to New York,” she says, …

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10 Reasons to Support Arts and Culture in Jacksonville

Cultural organizations and artists are poised to assist the City as they address their social priorities, including: Public Safety, Economic Development, Neighborhood Development, Youth Engagement, and Health and Wellness. The work of cultural organizations and artists expand far beyond just our sector. We have to dismantle the misconception that arts and culture exist in a silo and instead provide examples of how art and culture are woven into the fabric of every day life. In 2017, the U.S. News and World Report noted, “Jacksonville is growing. The region witnessed an ignition of the arts and music scene, stimulating business development …

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Jacksonville Newest Theatre Troupe Phase Eight Launches With ” ALL MY SONS”

Phase Eight Theatre Company Review A Dual Critics Review by Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom , Jacksonville’s newest theatre company, launched its 2017-2018 season with Arthur Miller’s 1947 Tony Award winning “.” The production, at Riverside’s on Oak Street, had a three performance run during February 2 – 6, 2017. This moving theatrical classic traces the downfall of two Midwestern families four years after the end of World War II. The fathers, Joe Keller and Steve Deever, were neighbors and business partners who thrived during the war while manufacturing parts for military planes. When the war effort intensified, production quotas …

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