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 »
Arts and Culture
JU selected as Official Academic Partner of The District to study community’s effects on health
The partners behind The District—Life Well Lived Jacksonville, the 30-acre master-planned development on the St. Johns River, announced today that Jacksonville University has been selected to be the Official Academic Partner of The District.
Under the partnership, JU’s Brooks …Read More »
WELL-TRAVELED: A trip to Cambodia: Troubled history, stunning sights
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 »
A devotion to dance lands junior Andrés Laplaceliere a prized national scholarship
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 »
‘Viva Italia!’ Grand Finale Concert with the JU Orchestra April 22
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 »
Their hips will be swiveling Off-Broadway in June to MFA major Melissa Zaremba’s choreography in ‘Attack of the Elvis Impersonators’
Cast members will be mimicking The King when “Attack of the Elvis Impersonators” premieres Off-Broadway in New York this June, and their dance moves are all coming from the “brilliant” and “immensely creative” mind of MFA in Choreography candidate Melissa …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 »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »