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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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To colonize, you must collaborate; JU professors discuss final frontiers at 7th annual panel

Dr. Emre Selvi shows almost manic enthusiasm at the prospect of colonizing another planet. At the Jacksonville University College of Arts and Sciences 7th annual Cross Disciplinary Panel Discussion, “The Final Frontier: Exploration and Colonization,” he explained that the technology …

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Therapy the Irish way is on the Spring Break Study Abroad itinerary for School of Applied Health Sciences students

When students in the School of Applied Health Sciences travel to Ireland this Spring Break, they won’t just be communing with nature at the Cliffs of Moher or hiking the Wicklow Mountains, they’ll be hitting the road (on the left …

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‘Pink Out,’ timely topics and ‘100 Years with Fran’ on tap for Women’s History Month at JU

March comes in with a “Pink Out” for Women’s History Month tomorrow, kicking off events during the month that include discussions on timely topics such as Islam, gender in the workplace and racial misconceptions, and highlighted by a conversation with …

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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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