Art & Culture

Bulla Cubana

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Bulla Cubana

Starting in January, North Florida residents will be rocking to the celebration sounds of Cuban arts and culture with the debut of Bulla Cubana, a multi-venue, three-month festival taking place across Gainesville’s cultural centers through March.

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A Youth Movement Hitting Jacoby Hall

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A Youth Movement Hitting Jacoby Hall

The Jacksonville Symphony recently announced several additions to the orchestra and four of the new members can definitely qualify as part of the youth movement that is hitting Jacoby Hall.

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Art (Re)Public

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Art (Re)Public

“It’s too ambitious.” In January 2016, when the first whispers about Art (Re)Public could be overheard from a nearby table at Bold Bean, this was the general consensus. While nearly everyone loved the idea, many said it couldn’t be done. It was too ambitious. There wasn’t enough time.

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The Ritz Chamber Players — Fifteen Years of Music and Diversity

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The Ritz Chamber Players — Fifteen Years of Music and Diversity

The Ritz Chamber Players are one of Jacksonville’s most extraordinary cultural assets. Founded fifteen years ago by classical clarinetist and pianist Terrance Patterson, the group has received international and national acclaim, and yet still proudly calls Jacksonville home.

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It’s Official: From Flagship Program to UNF School of Music

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It’s Official: From Flagship Program to UNF School of Music

The University of North Florida’s Music Flagship Program is officially a School of Music. The announcement was made in March at a special showcase concert featuring student, alumni and faculty musicians.

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Tuba, Trombone, & Technology

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Tuba, Trombone, & Technology

DA music grad Adam Jones built an engineering career on creativity and questioning

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MOSH: 75 Years

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MOSH: 75 Years

Famed documentary maker Ken Burns says, “People tend to forget that the word ‘history’ contains the word ‘story’,” but this is not the case at Jacksonville’s Museum of Science & History (MOSH). For the past seventy-five years, every exhibit, whether it be the movement of blood through our body or waves along our shore, is referenced back to us in both science and story, providing us a connected perspective to each other and to our world.

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Family Folky Fun

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Family Folky Fun

If you and the kids haven’t heard the prolific Mrs. Kate yet, you’re missing out.

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STEAM at Work: Dr. Barbara Nye

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STEAM at Work: Dr. Barbara Nye

DA dance grad now prescribes dance as a headache neurologist.

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Angels in the River City

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Angels in the River City

I’m at a local coffee shop with a friend working on a project. We wrap up and head out. I’m unlocking my car door when I hear a woman across the street yell the word “Watermelon.” I turn to look at her. The woman looks directly at me again and yells “Watermelon.” Then clickety-clack proceeds up the street with her shopping cart full of things. I’m stunned and my friend looks at me in disbelief. It’s not important for the purposes of this article why watermelon is significant, but it is. A lifesaving message I needed to hear at that point in my life. I see her again a year later and run down the street to catch up with her.

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