Renowned sax player Ken Hitchcock, one of the most versatile jazz artists of the past 40 years who has played with top names such as Michael Jackson, Michael Buble, Ella Fitzgerald and Stevie Wonder, will give a masterclass and concert …Read More »
Arts and Culture
Alumnus Jay Thomas 1948-2017: “He controlled every room he was ever in and was the brightest light in it”
Jacksonville University is deeply saddened by the passing Thursday of Distinguished Alumni Jay Thomas ’72, one of our most well-known and accomplished alumni, a brilliant talent in the arts and entertainment world and a passionate supporter of his beloved alma …Read More »
When the word “exotic” comes to mind, I immediately think of the Far East: ancient civilizations, Buddhist temples, spectacular ruins, tropical climes and intriguing, and often tragic, histories. I have traveled to Asia several times and have immersed myself in …Read More »
When Andrés Laplaceliere looks ahead toward a career, he can only see himself dancing professionally.
It’s a vision the junior Dance major has had since a very young age, and his drive to attain that future livelihood for himself has …Read More »
High School and Collegiate Concerto Competition winners perform April 23 with First Coast Wind Symphony
The Jacksonville University Performing Arts Series will present the First Coast Wind Symphony featuring winners of the 2017 Concerto Competition for High School and Collegiate Musicians at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 23, in Terry Concert Hall. The concert is free …Read More »
Just three days shy of Giorno della Liberazione – Italian Liberation Day — the Jacksonville University Orchestra finishes up the 2016-17 season April 22 with a free evening of music for the community featuring an Italian flare.
The program, called …Read More »
Silent classic ‘Steamboat Bill Jr.’ gets a live Tony Steve soundtrack as Florida Theatre celebrates 90 years
They’re celebrating the Florida Theatre’s 90th anniversary with a throwback film screening that harks back to the venue’s grand movie palace days, and Jacksonville University assistant music professor Tony Steve is setting it all to music.
The theater will …Read More »