Tag Archives: The Florida Theatre

27th Annual Great Guitar Gathering Returns to the Florida Theatre on February 28

This February will host The Great Guitar Gathering to raise funds to benefit the school’s guitar department. The fundraising concert spotlights the talented DA Guitar Orchestra and will present many of the most respected solo artists in classical, finger-style and jazz guitar. Many of the past guests are Grammy winners, National Finger-style Champions, and International competition winners. The 27th Annual celebrates the dynamic instrumentation and community support to benefit founder Don Casper’s prestigious guitar program Feb. 28 at (www.floridatheatre.org). Student musicians in the DA Guitar Orchestra, featuring 31 players from 9th to 12th grade, will open the concert followed by …

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The Corbitt-Clampitt Experience Performs for Troops at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

The Corbitt-Clampitt Experience Performs for Troops at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Local musicians serve up a heaping helping of southern roots rock and blues in Guantanamo Bay A group of local musicians has embarked on a four-day trip to perform for US troops stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. and Isaac Corbitt of the traveled from to the storied military compound where they will entertain the men and women in uniform. The Corbitt-Clampitt Experience was performing its rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at ’s when it caught the ear of a different kind of military recruiter. A representative of a group that sponsors entertainment at military bases liked what they heard and …

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A Season Of Change: New Executive Director, Suzanne Hudson-Smith, Joins Players By The Sea Theatre

The new season doesn’t begin until September, but at Players by the Sea a season of change is underway. Suzanne Hudson-Smith officially stepped into her new role as Executive Director June 1 and the public is invited to an open house at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 19 to welcome her into the theatre community. Hudson-Smith says she is excited to part of the family and is looking forward to “extending that hand out to the community to say ‘hey, here’s who we are, and this is what we’re doing, and we want you to come in’ which is why we’re …

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Alan Parsons Live Project: Legendary Sound Engineer Talks to EU Jacksonville

Saturday, April 28 at the Florida Theatre Alan Parsons’ genius as a sound engineer for Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon first gained him the attention of the music world. The Grammy-award winner will perform his greatest hits “Sirius,” “Eye In The Sky,” “I Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You,” and more. Special guest Carl Palmer, acclaimed solo artist and legendary drummer of bands such as ASIA and Emerson Lake & Palmer, will join Parsons. Stephen Dare spoke with about his amazing career and plans for the future. Listen to full interview here: Stephen Dare: Hey, this is Stephen Dare …

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The Trail Mix of Comedy: Paula Poundstone Comes to the Florida Theatre

Paula Poundstone loves to play ping pong, even though she admittedly sucks at it. The comedienne recently spent an entire day playing ping pong with a revolving roster of competitors. If someone missed their scheduled time slot, she was ready to go head-to-head with an automated ball machine but thankfully, there was more than enough players to fill the nine-hour experiment in joy. “We used to have parties where we’d invite maybe 50 people or so and do a doubles tournament and pull names out of a hat. But I’m always so busy that I hardly get to play at …

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Florida Theatre, Civic Cinema, All the Presidents Men, Photo by Cristina Danielle O'Connor

Florida Theatre Promotes Civic Engagement in Jacksonville

CIVIC CINEMA AT THE FLORIDA THEATRE The brisk fall air drifted through the streets below the sparkling Florida Theatre marquee before the theatre’s Civic Cinema debut. Patrons gathered in line after work, conversing about the state of relations between politics and the media ahead of the first movie of the series, All the President’s Men, with a panel discussion to follow. Florida Theatre President, , opened the evening with a brief speech thanking sponsor Community First Credit Union for the season, and Times Union Media and AVL Productions for making the night possible. The audience settled into their seats with …

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EU talks to Pure Prairie League Coming to Florida Theatre Sat with Poco & Firefall

  The prairie landscape has grown up a bit since the 70’s but around the campfire, the sound is still as pure as it was way back when country rock first ruled the radio. The Pure Prairie League rose to fame with the classic hits like “Amie” and “Falling In and Out of Love.” Founding member and bassist Mike Reilly has been along for the ride since the start and he still loves getting out there and doing what he was meant to do. Reilly and the Pure Prairie League with founder and original steel guitar player John David Call, …

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The 21 Most Instagrammed Places in Jacksonville

The Instagram app, without a doubt, has been the driving force behind the revival of photography over the past 5 years. Sure, there’s the rise of the smartphone camera giving us the ability to take photos at any moment—nowadays, everyone has a camera in their pocket—but the inspiration among today’s masses to take more pictures and have people actually see them, comes from Instagram, or “IG” for short. There’s something going on inside the walls of Instagram that you just can’t find on Facebook or Twitter. Perhaps it’s the simple interface, along with the near non-existence of sharp everyday scrutiny, …

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Mining Comedy Gold – Paula Poundstone talks to EU

Despite her penchant for observational comedy, doesn’t move through the world mining for jokes. Life generously delivers truckloads of material that often manifests in lightning-quick, brain-to-mouth moments of comedy gold. “ I just think of stuff and say it. Sometimes stuff I think of that I think is funny, I say it on stage and the audience disagrees,” says Poundstone. “It happens less often the more years that I do it because I don’t care what profession you’re in. There’s always something to be said for experience. But I don’t really analyze it very much. I just like things that …

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‘70s soul and good, old-fashioned rock ‘n roll – Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes

Known as the Godfather of the “New Jersey Sound,” takes you back to the boardwalks of Asbury Park with his unique nod to ‘70s soul and good, old-fashioned rock ‘n roll. The band recently unveiled Soultime!, the first new studio album of original material in five years. In support of the new release, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes will perform Jan 28 at . Written and produced by Jeff Kazee and Johnny Lyon, Soultime! was recorded at Lakehouse Recording Studios in the Jukes’ hometown of Asbury Park, NJ and is described as a “collection of vintage-sounding contemporary soul”. Highlighting the 11 tracks …

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