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FSCJ Artist Series presents Capitol Steps Live 2016, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Jacksonville, Florida

Climbing The Political Beanstalk with Elaina Newport of “CAPITOL STEPS”

It was the Senate office Christmas party in 1981 when and her fellow staffers first lampooned their political contemporaries in song. Performing a parody of your workplace in front of the boss who also happens to hold a public office is a bold move. Newport waited for the fallout that never came. “We worked up a few songs and we really thought we’d do it once and be told to stop, get fired or both,” she says. “And we were sort of surprised when someone said ‘hey,we have our party next week. Will you do our party, too?’ No one …

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“42nd Street” has it all

DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM dualcritics@comcast.net The in Jacksonville opened 2016 with “,” a Tony Award winning musical and dance extravaganza. This musical about a backstage musical, which is based on a famous 1933 film of the same name choreographed by Busby Berkeley, opened on January 12th and will be on stage at the in downtown Jacksonville through Sunday, January 17th. If you read no further than this, let it be known that if you like musical theatre, this lavish production of “42nd Street” has it all and you are going to love it. Magnificent and precision tap dancing and …

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