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Kids Free November

Bring the Whole Family for Kids Free November in Jacksonville Enjoy free entry all month long at Jacksonville’s top attractions! Throughout the month of November, discover all the family fun that Jacksonville has to offer at our city’s top attractions! The best part? Kids under 12 get in FREE all month long! Now tell us that isn’t something to get excited about, much less plan a trip for. Kids Free November Details Offer valid from November 1st – November 30th, 2020 Up to 5 children ages 12 and under get FREE admission* with a paying adult Let your kids explore, …

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What If Jacksonville Suddenly Woke Up?, Photo by Lance Asper

What If Jacksonville Suddenly Woke Up?

Some say Jacksonville is a diamond that wants to remain coal. What would it be like if Jacksonville were a city that didn’t hate itself… led by people who acknowledged its achievements? Here are a few things that possibly would have happened in New York, Rome, London Paris, Seattle, or San Francisco if the leaders that made them into Great Cities had been given our city and history. The Southern Music Hall of Fame would be open and full to capacity somewhere in downtown. , and The Allman Brothers would have exhibits there and all the music aficionados would know …

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Explore Our Roots with Ranky Tanky, Bringing Gullah Music to the Ritz Theatre and Museum

It’s been a whirlwind year for Ranky Tanky. Named for the Gullah phrase meaning to “get funky,” the rising stars of the low country released its debut album in October 2017 in homage to the Gullah culture of the region. Just two months later, they were topping jazz charts and touring the country. EU Jacksonville spoke with Clay Ross, guitarist and vocalist of the Charleston-based quintet about the band’s meteoric rise, infusing modern jazz with lowcountry flavors and a shared history with the First Coast. “It’s definitely been kind of a big breakthrough year for us. We released our album …

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Sandra Lynn is an “Artist You Should Know” at the Ritz Theatre in LaVilla

Like California sunshine on an Appalachian mountain stream She’s a little bit California cool and a little bit country soul. is combining the best of both genres into a fluid style that’s earning attention on both coasts. As an “Artist You Should Know” in the Summer Country Concert series, Sandra Lynn is excited to showcase a fresh interpretation of contemporary country music with a subtle west coast vibe June 30 at the (www.ritzjacksonville.com). Sandra Lynn will perform songs from her recent EP “Fight” which she divided into a three-part project. The first record was released early this year, and she …

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Country Comes To The Ritz: Lorrie Morgan July 28

Country artist Lorrie Morgan is bringing heart and soul to Jacksonville with a special July 28 performance at the Ritz Theatre and Museum, 829 North Davis Street. Tickets will be available at the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships Box Offices located at the and (800-745-3000, or buy online here). In an industry where the latest ingénue is often regarded as the “next big thing,” is living her truth as a modern woman making country music history. Her most recent record Letting Go . . . Slow, released in 2016 by Shanachie Entertainment, reflects a soulful approach to her style, sound and …

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THONY THE ROAD WE TROD: 10 QUESTIONS WITH ARTIST THONY AIUPPY

10 Questions courtesy of our friends at the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville Thony Aiuppy is a practicing visual artist and an art educator. He is also a husband and father of three children.  He and his family live in the . Making Springfield home for he and his family was an intentional act after previously residing in both and . The diversity of the area appealed to Thony, as did the urban neighborhood’s history. In his blog Thony has said the following about Springfield: “This is the setting for which my journey starts in regards to the story of the work …

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Jacksonville Jazz Festival in the Downtown Core

Jacksonville transforms into Jazzville as horns, pianos, and jazz beats take over the downtown streets and music lovers come together to celebrate some of the best artists in the jazz industry. Billed as one of the largest free jazz festivals in the country, the is the toast of the town every Memorial Day weekend. Since its inception in 1981, thousands of jazz lovers from across the nation gather in Jacksonville to celebrate the music, culture, and art of jazz by the river. The 2016 Jacksonville Jazz Fest lineup includes , , , , , , , , and others on …

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Year of the River: Voices of the River

BY SHANNON BLANKINSHIP, Outreach Director for St. Johns Riverkeeper is an initiative by bringing together more than 50 institutions to raise awareness of the as the “cultural current” of our city and an important driver for economic development, recreation, tourism and quality of life throughout Northeast Florida. @CulturalFusionJax #yotr Staying true to the purpose of Cultural Fusion,  is a first of its kind collaboration project. Program staff from the , the , the , News, , and combined forces to host this unique event. Voices of the River is an event that literally transports passengers via boat and bus through …

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The Glitz of the Ritz Theatre and Museum in LaVilla

The Ritz Theatre and Museum has a rich history full of amazing stories, but it wasn’t always the Ritz we know today. Back in 1929, The Ritz was exclusively a movie theatre where people came to watch their favorite movies and Saturday cartoons. I was able to sit down and interview the Ritz’s marketing director and host of amateur night, . He told me, “The in 1929 was the Harlem of the South, the heart of . In 1929, The Ritz Theatre was exclusively one of the few predominantly black movie theatres in the south.” He then spoke about how, …

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THEATRE: RED MOON THEATRE FESTIVAL REVIEW “OUR TOWN”

            The made its North Florida debut February 27 to March 1 2015, at the in downtown Jacksonville. This brand new festival, which hopes to grow into an annual event, was the collaboration of Jacksonville playwright and the Ritz Theatre.             A full stage production of ’s Pulitzer Prize winning ground breaking play, “”, was an excellent choice to launch this new adventure in theatre. Wilder also won a Pulitzer for his “” (1942), and wrote the “” in 1954. The latter was to be transformed into one of the most popular musicals of all time, “”.             I attended …

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