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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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Critically acclaimed composer Mark Camphouse to conduct his own music Feb. 25 in JU Wind Ensemble/First Coast Wind Symphony concert

The music of Mark Camphouse conducted by the composer himself is on the program when the JU Performing Arts Series presents the JU Wind Ensemble and the First Coast Wind Symphony in a free partner concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, …

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Honoring courage and vision during Black History Month

As we celebrate Black History Month, we reflect upon the accomplishments, courage and vision of our African-American community, as well as of those from across the entire African diaspora who have excelled in ways both big and small.

We join …

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WELL-TRAVELED: River cruises show sides of Russia few travelers see

River cruising has become a popular travel option for many older Americans. The convenience, value and variety of destinations of river cruising attracts travelers seeking to experience a culture not from a train or rental car, but from one of …

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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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