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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 …

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Exploring the history of Fort Caroline highlights specially commissioned work for JU Wind Ensemble concert April 9

A specially commissioned work based on the history of nearby Fort Caroline highlights an upcoming free concert for the public by the JU Wind Ensemble at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 9, in newly renovated Terry Concert Hall.

The program, titled …

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Music major DeAndre Lettsome’s winning sound earns him a coveted spot in the acclaimed ‘Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead’ residency

Saxophonist DeAndre Lettsome is on his way to blowing right by his teacher, and Director of Jazz Studies John Ricci couldn’t be more thrilled.

Lettsome starts one of the world’s most venerated residencies for emerging jazz artists on Monday. The …

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Powerhouse jazz drummer Ulysses Owens Jr. returns home to lead clinics, perform on campus March 2-3

World-class jazz drummer and band leader Ulysses Owens Jr. will stop in with his award-winning group to clinic with jazz students and perform a concert at Jacksonville University March 2 and 3.

Originally from Jacksonville, the virtuoso musician, who The …

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‘The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas’ (and some JU football players) ready to take off March 9-12

They’re gonna whomp and stomp and whoop it up in “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” March 9-12 at Jacksonville University’s Swisher Theater, fully loaded with a strategically choreographed locker room dance scene revealing another side of JU’s football team …

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Pioneering glass master Fritz Dreisbach to demonstrate world-renowned techniques

Fritz Dreisbach, dubbed the “Johnny Appleseed of Glass” for inspiring hundreds of accomplished artists, will be on campus as a visiting artist in late January, teaching and conducting workshops for JU students and local glass enthusiasts in the University’s Glass …

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Professor Cari Coble’s elite certification will bring ‘Dance for PD’ classes to JU for Parkinson’s patients

Dance Professor Cari Coble has a hard time picking just one “best” moment from her dance classes that help patients with Parkinson’s disease.

Maybe it’s the grandchild who got to know grandma through the program. It could be one of …

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