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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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