Tag Archives: Ritz Theatre & Museum

The Hip-Hop Nutcracker: Tchaikovsky Reimagined

  Event: The Hip-Hop Nutcracker Venue: The Ritz Theatre Date/Time: Nov 29 at 3 and 7pm Tickets: $25-40 Contact: www.ritzjacksonville.com   A contemporary work set to’s timeless music,  is a holiday mash-up featuring special guest and rap pioneer and hip-hop interludes remixed and reimagined by DJ Boo. Directed and choreographed by , artistic director of Brooklyn’s all-female hip-hop crew , and adapted by , executive director of United Palace of Cultural Arts in New York City, The Hip Hop Nutcracker is staged for two performances at 3pm and 7pm Nov 29 at the (www.ritzjacksonville.com). The Hip Hop Nutcracker is an evening-length production performed …

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Jazz at the Ritz

The second wave of Jazz Discovery Series artists is rolling in this fall at the . The series is curated by The University of North Florida graduate and jazz arranger, producer and artist . “Jacksonville loves jazz,” says Lumpkin. “The Jazz Discovery series introduces our community to amazingly talented musicians that are leading the next generation of jazz.” His band will serve as the house band for the newly created venture. In addition to being on staff at and , Lumpkin holds a Master’s Degree from Florida State University and has shared the stage with notable musicians, including Delfeayo Marsalis, Wycliff …

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After an eight year hiatus, Grammy-nominated neo-soul duo (comprised of singers/songwriters and ) has reemerged on the music scene with a reunion tour at the . Marsha Ambrosius and Natalie Stewart are the funky divas behind the neo-soul duo Floetry. Ambrosius and Stewart emerged in the mid-’90s as songwriters in demand. They’re behind some of the new millennium’s biggest hits, too. The pair has written tracks for Michael Jackson, Jill Scott, Glenn Lewis, and Bilal. While they’re highly respected behind the scenes, Floetry is their way of moving up front. Ambrosius is the songstress to Stewart’s spoken word impresario or “floacist” …

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Downtown Jacksonville, FL, Father's Day, Downtown Vision, DVI

Father’s Day, A Day for Dads in #DTJax

[avatar user=”Downtown Vision Inc.” size=”thumbnail” align=”left” link=”http://downtownjacksonville.org/blog/2015/06/16/a-day-for-dads-in-dtjax/” target=”_blank” /] By Kristina Aviles, DVI Intern Father’s Day is this weekend and if you’re still figuring out what to do for your dad, look no further! has so much to offer for the wide variety of sporty, artsy or chocolate lovin’ dads out there: For the sports fan: Buy your dad some baseball tickets and take the whole family down to the ballpark, grab a hotdog and cheer on the Jacksonville Suns. For football fans, take your dad out to watch the Jacksonville Sharks or buy your tickets early for the Jacksonville …

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Here’s Jimmy: Jacksonville’s Tonight Show with Jim Alabiso

  , Jacksonville’s first ever live talk show, premieres this month on the network. The show, co-produced and written by Mr. Alabiso, will follow a similar format to the major network late night shows, with Albiso opening each program with a monologue, followed by guest interviews, and intercut with music and comedy skits. Local artists and cultural innovators will join Alabiso and his in house band, . Originally from  Brooklyn, New York, Jim has made his home and found his passion for social advocacy here in Jacksonville. Prior to his work on Tonight!, Alabiso has made a name for himself …

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