Tag Archives: Ian Mairs

Apex Theatre Studio’s production of Godspell

EVENT: APEX THEATRE STUDIO AND CWW JOIN FORCES FOR A BENEFIT RUN OF GODSPELL DATE: Friday, July 24th and 8 p.m. and Saturday, July 25th at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. WHERE: Taliaferro Hall at St. John’s Cathedral – 256 East Church Street COST: $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors will receive a rockin’ contemporary spin when Studio remounts its highly successful production of , the well loved Off Broadway classic on Friday, July 24th, and Saturday, July 25th, in at , 256 East Church Street.  Proceeds from the performance will benefit , a ministry of the that …

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summertime and the livin’s busy for Herd of Watts

It’s summertime and the livin’s busy for . The bluesy Jacksonville-based quartet has a full plate this month with a supporting performance in under their belt and shows June 20 at the and June 26 at . Brothers Matthew and talked with EU Jacksonville about playing music together, new directions, the buzz downtown and how the progress will continue. Ben knew what it was to be a member of a band, playing for the better part of a decade before brother Matthew joined on keyboard. Herd of Watts originally formed in February, 2013 as a five-piece but later transitioned to …

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Swamp Radio Summer 2015

Spinning Yarns: Swamp Radio Tells Tales of North Florida

Event: Swamp Radio: How’s Your Summer? Date/Time: Friday June 12th, 8pm Location: Florida Theatre, 128 E Forsyth St Tickets: $25.50 or $50 with Olio dinner Contact: Florida Theatre Box Office 355-2787 or floridatheatre.com There is little doubt that Florida is a melting pot where all eccentricities proudly strut about with their freak flags flying high. There is also a brilliant undercurrent of culture and history that help weave the fabric of the region. That diversity offers a deep well of thought-provoking material and hilarious gems floating generously close to the surface. , a live radio show experience created and directed …

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A Swamp Radio Christmas

  Christmas is a time where tradition seems to permeate every activity, and each family has their own distinctive bent. These traditions have a way of connecting communally, even to the point where they eventually become representative of a region. , the creator of  puts a more folksy twist on it: “Ask anyone ‘So what are ya’ll doin’ for the Holidays,‘ and they will answer, ‘Oh, we do the same thing every year.’” The show was conceived as a way to deliver a live radio show experience that celebrates the culture, art, and history of Northeast Florida by employing storytelling, …

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Spark District Grants

The  is reinventing itself into a mature and multi-level central organization for the arts, which supports the art and cultural events in NE Florida. The  is just one major initiative. An artist can participate in the grant process for funding, too. The first round of Spark District grants was implemented last year with the following: : Art in Empty Storefronts by performing artist and educator  by long-time Jacksonville playwright  Jacksonville Songwriter Residency by , Musician in Residence (special thanks to the Omni for participating in this project) Sculpture Walk in Main Street Park by Professor , UNF Jenny Hager, well …

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On Stage – where actors play

We here at EU have the solemn (and often fun) duty of getting our readers out of the house and out into the world. This spring there are lots of great venues helping us in our duty. Because whether you like grooving to retro tunes, rocking out, taking in a musical or simply laughing at life, there’s a show on this list that will get you out of the house. Some venues, such as the community theatres, take advantage of our great pool of talented locals. Others bring in acts from around the country and the globe that we would …

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Community Theatres

Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre 716 Ocean Blvd, Atlantic Beach, 249-7177, www.abettheatre.com At the , every seat is a good one. For more than 20 years, ABET has brought theatre to the beaches. Their upcoming season features the life of a film icon, a local playwright, and an intriguing drama about the nature of artistic expression.  was too hot to handle. Censors in the 1930s attempted to whitewash her films because the sassy sexpot pushed the envelope. ABET’s  (Jan 31-Feb15) explores this icon with humor and music, featuring songs from the films I’m No Angel and She Done Him Wrong, both …

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Benefit Performances of The Santaland Diaries

Local producer/playwright and Swamp Radio founder Ian Mairs has announced that benefit performances of the nationally acclaimed comedy The Santaland Diaries will be held on Friday, December 20 and Saturday, December 21 at 8:00 p.m. Both performances will be held in Riverside House at 2165 Park Street. Individual tickets are $20 and can be purchased at SwampRadioJax.com. The Swamp Radio project, a cultural variety show celebrating life in northeast Florida, received startup funding via a Spark Grant from the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville, a nonprofit arts organization working to increase economic vitality in downtown Jacksonville by creating an identifiable …

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october, 2021

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