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Elton John’s epic ‘Aida’ casts a soaring refrain of love without borders in Music Division production Feb. 15-25

Warring nations come together and forbidden love faces its ultimate challenge in Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida,” the Tony and Grammy award-winning musical that comes to JU’s Swisher Theater Feb. 15-25.

The tale of a bond between an Egyptian …

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Electroacoustic Barn Dance to bring hundreds of composers and performers to campus for free festival

The Seventh Annual Electroacoustic Barn Dance is coming Feb. 8-10 to Jacksonville University, a free three-day national festival of electronic music and art drawing acclaimed composers and artists from as far away as Estonia.

On stage performing with top student …

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Best-selling author Steve Berry brings his passion for history to campus Feb. 6

Worldwide bestselling author Steve Berry, a preservation advocate whose historical thrillers have been translated into 40 languages with more than 22 million copies in 51 countries, will speak Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Jacksonville University in a free event as part …

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State Winter Music Symposium to bring hundreds of college students and faculty to campus Jan. 25-27

The annual Winter Music Symposium of the Florida College System Activities Association (@TheFCSAA) brings more than 350 student musicians and faculty from the state’s two-year colleges to the Jacksonville University campus Jan. 25-27 for masterclasses, ensemble rehearsals and free public …

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Fall Dance Concert to close with ‘Get Outta My Way’ choreographed by Ariana Grande lead dancers the Nicholson twins

Now that JU dance students have been shown the way, it’s time for Get Outta My Way.

The Fall Dance Concert this Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 16-18, will close with a high-energy street jazz piece called Get Outta My

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A patient-centered approach to the U.S. drug epidemic to be discussed by top experts Nov. 14

A major seminar at Jacksonville University Nov. 14 will gather the region’s top substance abuse experts to describe outreach, prevention and treatment for those affected by the cascading U.S. drug epidemic, including U.S. veterans.

The 3½-hour event is supported by …

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Historian and activist Aviva Chomsky to speak on immigration Nov. 2

In a timely lecture, celebrated historian, activist and Latin America specialist Aviva Chomsky will give a talk on immigration issues at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, in Gooding Auditorium.

Chomsky, professor of history and coordinator of Latin American studies at …

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Fine Arts challenges a septic system with “Urinetown, The Musical” Oct. 26-29

No. 1, it’s swirling with heavy topics. No. 2, it’s flush with great humor.

It’s “Urinetown: The Musical,” the Tony Award-winning production being presented Oct. 26-29 in Swisher Theater by the Jacksonville University College of Fine Arts.

The play is …

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