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Celtic Woman

Celtic Woman “You might not understand Gaelic, but you understand the story”

When Máiréad Carlin left home at 18, she was eager to explore the world beyond her homeland of Derry, Northern Ireland. A classically trained singer, she moved to London to pursue her passion for performing. Carlin landed her dream job with the internationally renowned ensemble Celtic Woman at 24, returning to Ireland with a different perspective on the country, its rich history and her own heritage. “It really opened my eyes to what it means to be Irish,” she says. “Aren’t I so lucky to be from here? It’s a very precious thing.” Celtic Woman featuring vocalists Carlin, Susan McFadden, …

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Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters

Lisa Rock is a living authority on The Carpenters. Performing with the show Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters, she knows the music inside and out and has performed the songs almost as much as the original band in its prime.  She bristles at the notion that she’s part of a tribute act. Rock isn’t playing the part of the late superstar, rather she’s honoring the contributions of a woman who was ahead of her time and left the party far too soon. Rock and her six-piece band perform the music of The Carpenters in the production Close …

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Candy Apple, The Artist Series,

The Candy Apple Café & Cocktails Launches “Cocktail Artist Series” Program

Restaurant will serve cocktails inspired by The FSCJ Artist Series productions “Our goal is to encourage guests of our restaurant and The FSCJ Artist Series to think of Downtown as a cohesive destination for entertainment and dining.” The Candy Apple Café & Cocktails, an award-winning restaurant in Downtown Jacksonville, today announced its new Cocktail Artist Series program. Through this program, the restaurant will serve cocktails inspired by select Broadway productions from The FSCJ Artist Series’ 2016-17 season. All Cocktail Artist Series drinks will be available during their corresponding show’s run dates. The Cocktail Artist Series for the current season includes: …

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War Horse – theatre review

 offers a unique opportunity to experience a rare and unforgettable theatre production at the Times Union Center through February 23rd. Why is the Tony Award Winning “” so extraordinary that you probably will never see it done in even the most ambitious community theatres? The central characters are life-sized puppets, horses, made of metal, leather, and wood. Each is operated by 3 puppeteers from the  (a total of 13 of them) who, with the use of unseen levers and wires, create the movements of the horses, which include swishing tails, wiggling ears, trotting, and pawing the ground. The movements of …

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