Tag Archives: Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts

Jacksonville Symphony to Perform at JFK Center

Jacksonville Symphony to Perform March 23-29 for the Festival of American Orchestras at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.   The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra joins an elite group of musicians chosen to perform as part of the 3rd annual SHIFT: A Festival of American Orchestras in Washington, D.C. The prestigious event held March 23-29 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts celebrates the identity and artistry of orchestras in our culture. This year, SHIFT will also feature the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Jacksonville Symphony …

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A Magical Cirque Christmas Brings Gravity-Defying and Dazzling Holiday Classics, Interview with A Magical Cirque Christmas vocalist Therese Curatolo

A Magical Cirque Christmas Brings Gravity-Defying and Dazzling Holiday Classics

Interview with A Magical Cirque Christmas vocalist Therese Curatolo There’s nothing magical about traveling during the holidays, especially when the caravan includes two tour buses for cast and crew and two semi-trucks full of lights, rigs and various other pieces of stage equipment. The cast of A Magical Cirque Christmas endures the hectic schedule to share the delightful family show with audiences across the country. “With this show, it’s very gratifying,” says vocalist Therese Curatolo. “It makes it all worthwhile.” Presented by the producers of Broadway’s smash hit “The Illusionists,” A Magical Cirque Christmas brings together the world’s greatest entertainers for …

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Jacksonville Native Trey Murphy to Star in Broadway Musical 'A Bronx Tale', Photo by Joan Marcus

Jacksonville Native Trey Murphy to Star in Broadway Musical ‘A Bronx Tale’

Three years ago, Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri teamed up with Academy Award winner Robert De Niro, Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and Tony Award winner Sergio Trujillo to create this streetwise musical, A Bronx Tale, based on Palminteri’s true life story. A Bronx Tale takes audiences to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s, where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he’d love to be. The musical production is staged tonight, November 13, at the (www.artistseriesjax.com). Jacksonville native Trey Murphy stars as Young Calogero, in the Broadway musical. Murphy, 11, shared with EU …

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Little Black Dress, FSCJ Artist Series, Jacksonville, Florida, Photography by Dahlia Katz

Defining Relationships: Best Friends and Hilarious Experiences on Stage with ‘Little Black Dress’

Interview with writer Danielle Trzcinski There are certain things every woman should have in their back of tricks; the perfect shade of red lipstick, a favorite pair of comfy PJs, a best friend who’s seen you at your worst and loves you any way and that little black dress that moves seamlessly from day to night, wedding to funeral and work-party to after-party. ”Little Black Dress” is the musical equivalent of a girl’s night out with chocolate, martinis and maybe strippers. The presents the feverishly funny production June 25-27 at the . Audiences are introduced to Dee and her best friend …

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Cruel Intentions: The 90’s Musical Brings Nostalgia, Seduction, and Scandal to Jacksonville

The 90’s are making a comeback in a big way. What better way to celebrate the nostalgia of the era than revisiting the seduction and scandal of “Cruel Intentions,” the cult classic film that made household names of stars Reese Witherspoon, Ryan Philippe, Selma Blair and Sarah Michelle Gellar. Cruel Intentions: The 90’s Musical is a hilarious romp back in time with a killer score that includes such hits as Bittersweet Symphony, The Boyz II Men, Christina Aguilera, REM, *NSYNC, and, of course, Britney Spears. The musical production is presented by the May 16-18 at the (www.artistseriesjax.com). Based on the …

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ROCK OF AGES National Tour - Jeremy Daniel, 2018

INTERVIEW: Rock of Ages Broadway Tour Features Jacksonville Native Mark LaDuke

It was the decade of big hair and even bigger rock anthems. The ’80s created the soundtrack of a generation and inspired some of the most recognizable fashion trends from the business-in-the-front-party-in-the-back mullet to the gravity-defying architecture of the Aquanet bangs. Rock of Ages celebrates the decade in all its glory with a special 10th anniversary tour. Jacksonville native Mark LaDuke is a featured member of the ensemble cast who’s hitting all the right notes with the score of 80’s classics. The musical production is staged for one performance only on January 10th at the (www.artistseriesjax.com). “It’s incredible. It’s been …

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Simon & Garfunkel

The Sounds of Simon & Garfunkel, One Night Only on Oct 26

They were unlikely rock stars, the antithesis of the traditional paradigm, who took the world by storm as 60’s folk heroes. Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel spoke to generations as counterculture icons of the social revolution and were one of the best-selling artists of the era. The Simon & Garfunkel Story comes to Jacksonville for one night only on October 26th at the . Presented by the , the production traces the history of the duo’s the storied career with projection photos, original film footage, and a full band performing such hits as ‘Mrs. Robinson,’ ‘Cecilia,’ ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water,’ …

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What’s The Latest? A Bird’s-Eye View of Downtown Jacksonville in 2018

Change is a vital currency that helps a city like Jacksonville maintain a vibrant cultural presence. Much ado has been made about the continued evolution of the city’s downtown area. Among the stewards of the area is Downtown Vision, Inc., who offered an update on a few of the high-profile developments and the impact the plans will have on the city. VP of Marketing for DVI, , has a bird’s-eye view of the work as it happens in real time. It’s an exciting time in , and Hardwick can see the evolution of the city’s skyline from her office window. …

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Voices in Flight: Puccini’s Beloved Opera Madama Butterfly Comes To Jacksonville

Giorgio Lalov is a time traveler, navigating the distance from past to present where classical opera collides with the modern world. Dressing the stage and directing the voices that deliver the world’s most prestigious concertos, Lalov is firmly rooted in opera’s golden age when composers like Puccini, Verdi, and Mozart gave life to timeless works. As founder of an established opera company with over 5,000 full-scale productions to his credit, Lalov works to share these masterpieces with contemporary audiences. The presents Puccini’s beloved opera Madama Butterfly for one night only February 16th at the . In addition to directing the …

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Creative Spaces: Patrick Fisher, Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville

It’s not everyday that someone new arrives to the Bold New City of the South to move and shake the local arts. Last year, Patrick Fisher entered the scene with a fresh perspective and a heap of motivation. After completing a cross-country road trip with his dog in 2016, Fisher was hired as the Office Manager at the (CCGJ), the arts agency for the . He immediately noticed room for growth in the organization when he started work. “When I go into a new job,” he says, “it’s always with the objective of creating more value than I consume.” Over …

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may, 2022