Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Josh Norman hosts FREE basketball game

NFL cornerback, Josh Norman of the Washington Redskins and founder of the Starz 24 Foundation, will host the “6th Annual Celebrity Basketball Game” at Lander University on Saturday, April 7 at 2 p.m.

Josh will participate in a friendly basketball game alongside Vic Beasley (Atlanta Falcons), Zack Brown (Washington Redskins), Kawaan Short (Carolina Panthers), Jordan Poyer (Buffalo Bills) and many other surprise guests.

Doors open at 11 a.m. ET at Lander’s Finis Horne Arena. Additional highlights include: a live broadcast by
107.3 FM, giveaways, pre-game activities, the live halftime show, and fun for the entire family.

About Starz24: Starz24 Foundation provides enrichment to children through engaging community events and youth programs. With an emphasis on fitness and teamwork, Starz24 challenges youth to excel in areas that help develop strong interpersonal skills and an awareness of the world around them.  Visit the
Starz24 foundation for more information.

Celebrity Basketball Game
DATE: Sat., April 7, 2018
TIME: 11 a.m.

LOCATION: Lander University

320 Stanley Avenue
Greenwood, Sc 29649
      (864) 388-8000

Showers of April events comes to the Florida Theatre

When it’s raining here in Florida, you can be guaranteed that the showers won’t last long.  So, what are you going to do to bring some sunshine into your life?  Get your tickets for some of the best shows that JAX is offering this month.

April 2018
4- Artwalk (First Wednesdays)

5- Buddy Guy with Jimmie Vaughn and guest Quinn Sullivan
7- Disney Junior Dance Party
12- Civic Cinema Erin Brokovich
13- Chris Botti
14- The Revivalists
17- ABBA The Concert
18- Brian Culbertson
19- Scot Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox
21- Mummenschanz
24- David Foster
26- Johnny Mathis
27- Black Jacket Symphony
28- Alan Parsons Project with Carl Palmer
29- John Mulaney

April 5 - 8pm Buddy Guy with Jimmie Vaughan and guest Quinn Sullivan.  Blues guitarist Buddy Guy has received 7 Grammy Awards, 34 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received) and Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #23 in its "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."  Jimmie Vaughan- the brother of Stevie Ray Vaughan- is considered one of the greatest and most respected guitarists in the world. He has recorded eight albums with The Fabulous Thuderbirds including Tuff Enuff, Hot Number and Powerful Stuff.

April 7 - 4pm Disney Junior Dance Party.  Disney Junior Dance Party is a high-energy, live show experience that takes its inspiration from the most popular Disney Junior TV shows, including the new series: Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First and The Lion Guard.  The show includes the biggest hit songs from Disney Junior shows, and live appearances by some of Disney's most beloved characters like Mickey, Elena of Avalor, Puppy Dog Pals and more.

April 12 - 7pm Erin Brokovich.  Civic Cinema, a project of the Florida Theatre, presents classic issue-oriented Hollywood films exploring topics of interest to the JAX community, followed by a panel discussion of local experts.

April 13 – 8pm Chris Botti.  Jazz trumpeter Chris Botti returns to the Florida Theatre!  His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music, and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four #1 Jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards.

April 14 – 8pm The Revivalists.  Chart-topping New Orleans seven-piece jam band, The Revivalists' latest albumMen Amongst Mountains features the radio chart-topping hit single “Wish I Knew You,” which skyrocketed to #1 at Adult Alternative and Alternative Radio.

April 17 - 8pm ABBA The Concert.  ABBA The Concert, continues to be the top ABBA tribute group in the world.  They perform the band's iconic hits, including: “Mamma Mia,” “S.O.S,” “Money, Money, Money,” “The Winner Takes All,” “Waterloo,” “Gimme, Gimme, Gimme,” and “Dancing Queen.”

April 18 - 8pm Brian Culbertson.  Culbertson is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer known for his distinct brand of genre-crossing contemporary jazz, R&B and funk.  He has had 3o #1 Billboard singles including “Been Around The World,” “Hey Girl,” “That’s Life,” and “Always Remember.”

April 19 - 8pm Postmodern Jukebox.  Reworking pop hits in the styles of jazz, ragtime and swing, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox has earned 150 million YouTube views.  Last year the group recorded a new album, The Essentials, which included a vaudevillian distressing of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop,” and their ‘50s doo-wop version of Miley Cyrus’ “We Can’t Stop."

April 21- 8pm Mummenschanz.  For their new stage show, Swiss pantomime troupe, MUMMENSCHANZ transforms everyday objects, like toilet paper, wires, tubes and boxes, to create fantastical characters.

April 24 - 8pm David Foster The Hitman Tour.  Throughout his more than four decades as a musician, songwriter, arranger, producer and recording artist, David Foster has created hit songs and award-winning albums for numerous artists including: Chicago ("Hard To Say I'm Sorry," "You're The Inspiration"), Whitney Houston ("I Have Nothing"), Andrea Bocelli ("Because We Believe"), Earth, Wind and Fire ("After The Love Has Gone," "Let Your Feelings Show,") and so many more.  His specials: David Foster Hit Man and The Hit Man Returns are the highest rated in PBS history.

April 26 - 8pm Johnny Mathis: The Voice of Romance Tour.  Best-known for his supremely popular hits like “Chances Are," "It's Not For Me To Say," and "Misty,” legendary singer and songwriter Johnny Mathis has recorded close to 80 albums, six Christmas albums, and has sold millions of records worldwide.
April 27 - 8pm Black Jacket Symphony.  Celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Black Jacket Symphony, a 7-piece rock band, are joined by the Jacksonville Rock Symphony Orchestra to perform “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” “With A Little Help From My Friends,” “Getting Better” and more.  The Jacksonville Rock Symphony Orchestra is a 27- piece symphony orchestra, that can only be seen and heard at the Florida Theatre.

April 28 - 8pm
Alan Parsons Project Live with special guest Carl Palmer (of Emerson, Lake and Palmer.)  Parsons’ genius as a sound engineer for Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon first gained him the attention of the music world. The Grammy- award winner will perform his greatest hits "Sirius," "Eye In The Sky," "I Wouldn’t Want To Be Like You," and more.

April 29 – 8pm
John Mulaney.  Emmy Award winning writer and comedian, John Mulaney returns to the Florida Theatre!  He most recently starred in the Broadway hit, Oh, Hello on Broadway with Nick Kroll. The former Saturday Night Live writer, released his third comedy special, The Comeback Kid, on Netflix. He currently writes for IFC's Documentary Now and for Netflix's Big Mouth, on which he voices the character of Andrew.
“Florida Theatre April 2018 events”
LOCATION: Florida Theatre

128 E. Forsyth St.

      Jacksonville, FL 32202