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Jax Poetry Fest Celebrates National Poetry Month in Downtown Jax for the 4th Year

It’s thought-provoking and inspiring, emotional and raw, connecting us all through the power of the written word. In celebration of National Poetry Month, Hope at Hand presents the 4th Annual Jax Poetry Fest with free community workshops and presentations by a collection of local poets, writers and spoken-word artists in . Jax Poetry Fest is an annual event produced by the North Florida nonprofit every April during National Poetry Month to inspire community-based poetry projects and engage the community. The inaugural Poetry Fest was held in 2016. Now in its fourth year, the festival has grown in terms of both …

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Photo Credit: Toni Smailagic of Cre8Jax

10 Reasons to Support Arts and Culture in Jacksonville

Cultural organizations and artists are poised to assist the City as they address their social priorities, including: Public Safety, Economic Development, Neighborhood Development, Youth Engagement, and Health and Wellness. The work of cultural organizations and artists expand far beyond just our sector. We have to dismantle the misconception that arts and culture exist in a silo and instead provide examples of how art and culture are woven into the fabric of every day life. In 2017, the U.S. News and World Report noted, “Jacksonville is growing. The region witnessed an ignition of the arts and music scene, stimulating business development …

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Enrich their Break: Jacksonville’s 2018 Summer Camps for Kids

Arts and culture are for everyone, including our young ones. Often camps are their first glimpses into their future careers, hobbies, interests, and lifelong friendships. Here we highlight a selection of summer camps sure to enrich the long days.    PERFORMING ARTS CAMPS June 3–10 PRELUDE CHAMBER MUSIC CAMP From beginners to master musicians, different tracks of small ensembles (usually 3–4 in an ensemble) are organized based on instrument mix, skills, performance experience, maturity, and other important small-ensemble considerations. Whether you have a pre-formed ensemble or want to be placed, there’s always a spot for you. Complementary small ensembles are …

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“BROKE” thought-provoking, well-acted, and excellently directed

The Performers Academy Theatre Review A Dual Critics Review by Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom [email protected] at 3674 Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida presented “,” a new play, during August 5 – 7 2016. , the author, is a recent graduate of the ; he will be attending The BFA acting program in New York City in the fall. The are familiar with Mr. Robertson as an actor, having seen him at DASOTA in “Ragtime” and “Harold and the Purple Crayon.” This play was co-directed by the playwright and . When we made reservations to see this play, we wondered …

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Seeing Double: “RECKLESSNESS” & “FOURTEEN”

FIRST COAST ACTORS CENTER REVIEW DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected]t , a new intensive training center for actors in the North Florida area, presented two interesting one-act plays on December 19, 2015, at their home in on Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida. The first play was “”, written by in 1913; it was his first play. O’Neill went on to become one of the world’s most famous playwrights and his “Long Day’s Journey into Night” is considered one of the greatest American plays in theatre history. “Recklessness” was directed by , who also played one of the roles. Mr. …

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Spark Youth With The Arts

It starts with the tap of your foot to a sound you hear in your head, and then you realize it’s music. Like a soft ting of a bell or the graceful descent and deliberate resting place of a snowflake, it uplifts and intensifies the sense of sight and sound in all of its majestic forms. It’s Art, a gift bequeathed to be nurtured and chiseled into magnificence. Enter the (CAP, www.capkids.org): a visual arts and performance program that facilitates artistic creativity. Consisting of a single dance class and ten students at its inception in 1993, the Cathedral Arts Project …

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Tommy-guns & Tootoos: “THE ODD FATHER”

TURNING POINT OF DANCE REVIEW Turning Point of Dance held its annual showcase on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Parker Auditorium on the campus of Middle School. , initially founded by in 1984, has been active in Jacksonville for over twenty years. After Nelson’s death in 2011, , who had just recently moved to Jacksonville and just happened to have some thirty-five years of experience as a musical theatre performer, director, and dance instructor, stepped in to take over teaching, and has remained ever since, continuing the tradition as Artistic Director. Turning Point of Dance is located at , 3674 …

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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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