Monday, April 20, 2020

The Alhambra continues to help others this week

While keeping our distance and protecting others during week #6 of COVID-19, the “Alhambra Theater & Dining” continues to be a model establishment in Jacksonville, Florida.  Prayerfully the disease will be slowing down soon, but in the meantime, read what the managing partner has to say this week and what delectable items are being offered this week; and don’t forget to enjoy the Quarantunes on their YouTube channel.

Good Afternoon!

Another week of staying safe at home is in the books! Is it just me or are we adjusting to this new normal?  The best news is perhaps the beaches being open, so we can get some fresh air sunshine.  Our fingers are crossed that it's a sign of progress.

I'm so pleased that our Alhambra Dining To-Go program is being well-received.  If you've been one of our regulars, we really appreciate your support.  If you haven't tried us yet, then now is as good a time as any.  Chef Dejuan has a great menu cooked up for the week, and our staff is always grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve you!  With so many people coming back again and again, it tells me we're doing something right.

Your feedback is important to us.  Please do not hesitate to reach out if you see something that needs fixing, and if you find something you love please tell your friends.


What are Quarantunes? Over the past ten years, the “Alhambra Theatre & Dining” has brought you more than 100 theatrical and musical shows.  Their actors are amazing and the tribute bands they've hosted are among the best in the country. They've taken a look through the archives and curated some of their favorite scenes and songs to give you a small gift each day.  Some of their cast members have even sent in original productions just for you!  So, sit back and take a little break from all that's going on in the world.  You deserve it!  So, Click here for more Quarantunes!

Below are this weeks tantalizing specialties that Chef DeJuan Roy has created for the Alhambra this week of April 23 – 26, 2020.
Entrée for Thursday, April 23 (1 serving) Herb & Bread Crumb-Crusted Cod with lemon beurre blanc, rice casserole, zucchini and squash medley, and dessert of chocolate peanut butter pie.  $20.
Entrée for Friday, April 24
(1 serving) Braised Pork Shank with au jus, mashed potatoes, fiesta corn with lime and tomatoes, creamy cheese polenta, chimichurri sauce, and dessert of lemon bars.  $20.
Entrée for Saturday, April 25
(1 serving) Spaghetti with House-Made Giant Meatballs, garlic bread, Italian green beans, and dessert of cannoli with chocolate and vanilla filling.  $20.
Entrée for Sunday, April 26
(1 serving) Seafood Gumbo with fish, shrimp, chicken, crab, sausage, okra and tomato, over rice with dessert of white chocolate bread pudding.  $20.
Family-Style Meal:
Available Thursday, April 23 – Saturday, April 25; (4 servings) BBQ Boneless Short Ribs with mac n' cheese, garlic green beans, and dessert of Chefs DeJuan’s kitchen sink cookies.  $55.

Family-Style Meal:
Available Sunday, April 26; (4 servings) Smothered Pork Chops with pork gravy, yellow rice, succotash, and dessert of banana pudding.  $55.

To place your order, CLICK HERE or call the Box Office at (904) 641–1212 to order.

Separate orders required for each day. Menu subject to change, based on availability.  Photos are not exact representation of meal.  Question?  Please give them a call! They are there to help.

LOCATION: Alhambra Theater & Dining
       12000 Beach Blvd.
       Jacksonville, Florida 32246
       (904) 641-1212

‘Hamilton’ rescheduled for 2021 at the Times Union Ctr.

FSCJ Artist Series Broadway in Jacksonville engagement of "HAMILTON" has been rescheduled and will now play the Times-Union Center August 31 – September 12, 2021.

Emails have been sent to ticket holders with information on which new performance replaces the cancelled performance.  If a ticket holder hasn’t received the email, a form is available here:

Those that purchased through a 3rd party will need to contact their point of purchase directly for options.  Ticket holders have until May 18 to choose from the following options:

Keep the seats they already have for their rescheduled performance indicated on the chart on  New tickets will be issued closer to the ticket holder’s rescheduled performance.  Please Note: If no response is received by May 18, FSCJ Artist Series will assume the ticket holder prefers to hold their seats and attend the show on the rescheduled date.

Receive a credit/gift certificate and apply it to next season's 20/21 Broadway subscription package.

Receive a credit/gift certificate and apply it to any FSCJ Artist Series event.* (Ticket holders can visit: as new events are added including theater, concerts, dance, opera, comedy and family will be added for the 20-21 season).

Donate tickets to be used for Artist Series Educational programs and receive a tax deduction for the total ticket value.

Receive a refund. *Credits/gift certificates DO NOT EXPIRE, can be redeemed by phone or online, and are recorded on the ticket holder’s account if the redemption code is mis-placed. Ticket holders will receive an email order confirmation that has the gift certificate redemption code in it after it has been processed.

HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secre-tary.  Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now.

LOCATION:Times Union Center Performing Arts
      Moran Theater
      300 West Water St.
      Jacksonville, FL 32202
      (904) 632-5000

WJCT Launches the Jacksonville Music Experience

WJCT has announced the launch of the Jacksonville Music Experience, a new multi-platform collection of services, on April 16, 2020 — the inaugural Public Radio Music Day, designated by Congressional Resolutions to recognize the role that local, noncommercial, nonprofit, public radio stations play in connecting artists with communities around the nation.

Through the Jacksonville Music Experience (, WJCT provides music fans in Northeast Florida and beyond with a variety of ways to enjoy their favorite artists and discover new genres on the air, online, on demand and in person. Elements of the Jacksonville Music Experience include:
New Radio Stations Available 24/7: All available at and on the WJCT app:
Classical 24® from American Public Media (89.9 HD2) Anthology a hand-curated playlist of music from the 1960s, ‘70s and ‘80s (89.9 HD3).
Electro Lounge Radio expands WJCT’s flagship music program into a full station of relaxing, downtempo and chillout music (89.9 HD4); also available through Spotify and Apple Music playlists.
Music Thursdays on WJCT-TV: Every Thursday starting at 8 p.m., WJCT-TV broadcasts a curated selection of music programming from PBS, ranging from live concert performances including legendary musicians like Billie Eilish, documentaries like “Country Music” by Ken Burns, series like Austin City Limits, in-depth interviews with artists and more.
Studio 5 Sessions:Following a format similar to NPR Music’s Tiny Desk concert series, Studio 5 Sessions features Northeast Florida artists performing some of their most popular works from WJCT’s very own Studio 5.
The VOIDCAST Podcast: In partnership with Void Magazine, this podcast explores the past and present of music history in Northeast Florida with the help of local musicians, producers and the people who lived through it.  Hosted by Void Magazine Editor Matt Shaw and produced by WJCT’s Special Projects Producer, Lindsey Kilbride, VOIDCAST’s three episodes feature the Allman Brothers Band’s formative period in Jacksonville; locals making music alone in their bedrooms — including one who scored a big record deal; and women and queer people claiming their space in the Northeast Florida hip-hop scene.  All three episodes are available for download on all major podcast platforms.
Live Performances at the WJCT Virtual Soundstage: The WJCT Virtual Soundstage allows music lovers to experience live performances from artists all over Northeast Florida without ever leaving their house.  Performances from local artists like Taylor Roberts, Junco Royals and Luke Peacock were scheduled at 7 p.m. that started April 16th. in celebration of the launch.  For information about scheduled performances, join the JME Facebook Group
Live Performances at the WJCT Soundstage: The WJCT Soundstage provides a unique setting for music fans to experience live performances by regional and national touring artists. Now on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, recent WJCT Soundstage events included performances by The Rippingtons, Mindo Abair and the Boneshakers, Jesse Cook, and comedian Paula Poundstone.  Details about upcoming performances will be posted as they are available.  For more information, visit

“Jacksonville has such a vibrant music scene and we want to support it and be part of it in every way we can” said David McGowan, President and CEO of WJCT.  “The launch of the Jacksonville Music Experience is a significant expansion of our locally curated and produced music services, and provides a compelling alternative to the algorithms and tiny playlists of today’s commecial radio.  It also makes for a great way to discover music and artists alongside Spotify and other digital services.”

About WJCT: WJCT is the community-owned and operated public media organization serving Jacksonville and the First Coast since 1958, using television, radio, digital media, and live events to help community members learn, share, and grow.  For more information on WJCT’s in-depth programming content, log on to WJCT Online at  Like WJCT on Facebook ( and follow WJCT on Twitter (@WJCTJax) and Instagram (@WJCTJax).

About Public Radio Music Day: Public Radio Music Day is hosted by the noncomMUSIC Alliance and its partners.  The noncomMUSIC Alliance celebrates nonprofit, local public radio’s role in connecting artists with the communities who enjoy and support their music.  Established in 2018, the Alliance currently has nearly 150 partner public radio music stations, all locally owned and operated, yet united by their shared values of music discovery, curation, preservation, performance, and community.  To learn more about the noncomMUSIC Alliance, please visit