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Memphis, Players By The Sea, Photos by Chance Usina & Ramona Ramadeen

Sounds & Soul of Memphis at Players by the Sea

  In parts of Africa, the word Sankofa translates to proverb “it is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.” It also refers to the Adrinka symbol represented by a mythical bird with its head turned backwards, taking an egg off its back in the stylized shape of a heart. The Akan believe it is necessary to reflect on the past to ensure the strength of the future, that there must be movement and new learning as time passes.  As this forward march proceeds, the knowledge of the past must never be forgotten. is a journey in time, …

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THEATRE CONCERT REVIEW: AN EVENING WITH GENE NORDAN & FRIENDS

Jacksonville Beach’s Players by the Sea and sponsors presented two showings of an evening with Gene Nordan on Friday and Saturday, January 30-31, 2015. This is an after the fact review, but the show was so unique we wanted to record it in print. The purpose of this show was as a fund raiser for , but to the full house audience and the supporting cast, it was a tribute to Nordan as a talented entertainer and an all-around really nice guy. A bit of background is in order. Beginning in 1970, Nordan was a major Beaches attraction at the …

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MUSICAL THEATRE PREVIEW: AN EVENING WITH GENE NORDAN & FRIENDS

Sometimes we wish we could enter a time machine and travel back to some of the super entertainment events in North Florida history. Think of being transported to the to see , or the to celebrate an appearance by . Well, we have a tip and a suggestion for a time travel trip that’s happening in the very near future, when North Florida residents will have the opportunity to experience the piano styling of , composer, playwright and performer! He will appear on-stage in “An Evening with Gene Nordan and Friends,” on January 30 and 31, at Players by the …

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