Friday, January 4, 2019

MLK Jr. honored at the Cummer Museum

Cummer Museum honors two historians
The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens announces that it will hold a special Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event on Monday, January 21, 2019. The event features art engagement and special commemorations from 12 to 6 p.m. with free admission for all.  Free admission is made possible through grants and sponsorships from The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida, JAX Chamber, JEA, and the United Way of Northeast Florida.

While at the Cummer Museum, guests can also experience “
Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman,” the groundbreaking exhibition featuring the story and works of Augusta Savage, a Green Cove Springs native who became an accomplished sculptor and is widely considered a core figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Savage faced racism, sexism, and discrimination throughout her life, which hampered her commercial pursuits. Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman exhibition is the largest ever organized by the Museum and the most comprehensive exhibition highlighting Savage’s unique story.

MLK Jr. Event at the Cummer
Monday, January 21, 2019
TIME: 12
6 p.m.

Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens

   829 Riverside Avenue
   Jacksonville, Florida 32204
   (904) 356-6857

   Hours of Operation & Admission

‘CHER’ comes to JAX for the ‘Here We Go Again Tour’

The one and only CHER is set to hit the road with the Here We Go Again Tour beginning January 17, 2019 in Ft. Meyers, FL, making a stop at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on January 23, 2019.  A full list of dates and locations can be found HERE.  The upcoming tour was officially announced during Cher’s appearance on the Ellen Degenerate Show.  The highly anticipated new ‘Dancing Queen’ Album was released this past September.

Following the recent global success and rave reviews for Cher’s role in the Mamma Mia 2 – Here We Go Again film, the multi-award-winning singer, actress and show-stopping performer will be crossing the U.S. for the first time in five years.  Cher is expected to perform many of her hits along with some new songs from the Dancing Queen album – Cher’s tribute to the music of ABBA – came out on September 28th.

The Oscar, Emmy, Cannes Film Festival and Grammy Award winning icon was honored at the Kennedy Center on December 2, 2018.  She is also co-producer of The Cher Show, the Broadway musical that opened December 3, 2018 and was touring Australia and New Zealand since.  CHER had also been doing a series of residencies in Las Vegas back before her tour.  Get your tickets today for upcoming shows in your area.

Here We Go Again Tour

DATE: Wednesday, January 23, 2019

TIME: 7:30 p.m.

TICKETS: start at $39.95.  All seats are reserved, and tickets are available online, by calling (800) 745-3000, or by visiting the Tom Bush Family of Dealerships Box Office at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

JAX Veterans Memorial Arena
300 A Philip Randolph Blvd., Downtown
      Jacksonville, FL 32202
(904) 630-3900

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About SMG Jacksonville manages seven sports, entertainment, and convention venues on behalf of the City of Jacksonville.  Their beautiful venues include: TIAA Bank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Georgia-Florida, the TaxSlayer Bowl and Monster Jam; Daily’s Place, a 5,500 seat amphitheater with concert programming year-round and an indoor practice facility for the Jacksonville Jaguars; The Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, showplace of such entertainment greats as Kenny Chesney and Jimmy Buffett and home to the Arena Bowl XXIV Champions Jacksonville Sharks, the ABA Jacksonville Giants and the Jacksonville IceMen; The Baseball Grounds of JAX, home of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp and Florida vs FSU Baseball; The Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts, stage to Broadway and music elite like Wicked, James Taylor and Diana Ross; and home of the FSCJ Artist Series and the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra; The Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center, a historic renovated train station providing a unique venue for meetings, social events and conventions & The Ritz Theatre and Museum, located in Jacksonville’s historic African American community of LaVilla, celebrating the artistic culture of African American life in Northeast Florida and the African Diaspora with museum exhibits, concerts, films, lectures, dance and dramatic arts.