|Dave Koz & Brian McKnight|
Please note, this is a virtual event and will NOT take place at the Theatre.
“Brian McKnight &
DATE: Sat. Feb. 13, 2021
TIME: 8 p.m.
VIRTUAL TICKETS: $35
|Dave Koz & Brian McKnight|
The Florida Theatre welcomes chart-topping country music singer Easton Corbin on Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 8 p.m. “Turn up a little Conway Twitty,” Easton Corbin croons in his distinctive Southern drawl on latest single “Turn Up.” Within the track, Corbin blends traditional instrumentation with modern day production alongside vivid country storytelling for a sound that is uniquely his.Corbin exudes country. His distinctive baritone has been gracing airwaves for the past decade as his chart-topping debut single “A Little More Country Than That” established Corbin as a mainstay on the country charts. Billboard’s 2010 Top New Country Artist would go on to garner another No. 1 hit with the feel-good “Roll With It,” and several other chart topping singles like “A Girl Like You,” “Baby Be My Love Song,” “Lovin’ You Is Fun,” “All Over The Road,” “I Can’t Love You Back” and more.
The Florida Theatre has released its annual report for the fiscal year that ended on September 30, 2020. The report is a digital publication that was emailed to the theatre’s supporters on February 3, 2021, and is available to the general public on the theatre’s web site, floridatheatre.com.
The Florida Theatre Performing Arts Center, Inc. is the nonprofit corporation
that has managed and programmed the historic Florida Theatre in downtown
Jacksonville since 1987 in a public/private partnership with the City of
Jacksonville, which owns the building.
Says Florida Theatre President Numa Saisselin, “As a nonprofit corporation, we exist to serve the public, not a private investor or owner, and we believe in transparency. Even though private contributions are just 13% of our operating income, and government support is less than 5%, we still want our donors and supporters to know exactly how we are doing, so they have confidence in our ability to deliver the community service they expect.”
Among the highlights of this year’s 20-page report:
of ticket buyers reside in Duval County, and 49% of ticket buyers came from
outside Duval County, choosing the Florida Theatre and downtown Jacksonville as
the place to spend their entertainment dollars.
· The Theatre’s activity resulted in an economic impact of $8.5 million, supporting the full time equivalent of 261 jobs, $6.4 million of household income, $450,000 of state government tax and fee income, and $371,000 of local government tax and fee income.
· Even though the theatre was closed for more than half the year in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, its artist selections were still strong enough to earn it recognition as one of the most attended theatre venues in the country by two industry publications, Pollstar (Top 10 up to 2,000 seats) and VenuesNow (Top 5 up to 2,000 seats).
· Even though not having a show after March 12 caused the organization to lose over 95% of its income, the organization still managed to be financially viable in part because 100% of its Corporate Partners renewed their annual memberships, and the number of individual people making a membership contribution fell by just 5%.
Says Saisselin, “That is a strong statement about the importance of the Florida Theatre in our communal lives.”
The historic, nonprofit Florida Theatre is sponsored by Community First Credit Union. For a complete list of upcoming events or to buy tickets visit the Theatre's official website.
About Florida Theatre: From ballet and opera to contemporary pop, jazz, rock, country and blues the nonprofit Florida Theatre offers 175 cultural and entertainment events annually for every taste and age. More than just an entertainment center, Florida Theatre is also home to graduations, awards ceremonies, lectures, business meetings and charity events that support the community's schools, churches, hospitals and civic groups. As an anchor to downtown development along the beautiful St. Johns River, Florida Theatre draws 175,000 people to Jacksonville's center each year. The magnificently restored Florida Theatre is recognized as one of the finest concert venues in the Southeast. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Florida Theatre holds special memories for four generations. From the Vaudeville acts and silent films of its earliest days to today's blend of performances of all kinds, the Florida Theatre has served as Jacksonville's premier entertainment center since 1927.
The Florida Theatre is pleased to welcome reggae legends The Wailers featuring Julian Marley at the Florida Theatre on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 8 p.m. Not many bands can claim genuine legend status. The Wailers, however, can comfortably claim their place in essential music history as the band that backed the incomparable Bob Marley. Culture defining; rebel hearts with brave souls embodying the spirit of 1970’s era-defining reggae.
The Florida Theatre is pleased to announce that comedian, actor and writer “Rodney Carrington” will perform on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Rodney is a multi-talented comedian, actor, singer and writer playing sold-out shows around the world as one of the top 10 highest-grossing touring comedians for the past two decades.A platinum-recording artist, Rodney's recorded eight major record label comedy albums, followed by three albums on his own record label, Laughter's Good Records. His last album Here Comes the Truth (released 2017) climbed to number 3 on the comedy charts, accruing tens of millions of streams on Spotify and even spawned a Netflix special.
WJCT Public Media today announced it will host a community conversation and launch an interactive initiative in connection with “The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song,” the upcoming PBS documentary series by Dr. Henry Louis Gates. The community conversation, titled “Sights, Sounds, and Spirit of the Black Church,” will be held virtually on February 15 at 7 p.m., and is funded by a grant from the Corporation of Public Broadcasting.Lynn Sherman, Director of Social Responsibility and Community Engagement at Baptist Health, will host the community conversation, which will feature panelists Jeff Boddie, Associate Director of Worship, Downtown, at Shiloh Church, Bishop Charles Bernard Eichelberger Sr., Pastor & Founder at Cathedral of Deliverance, and Ben Frazier, President & Founder of Northside Coalition of Jacksonville. Registration for this free virtual event is open at wjct.org/events/blackchurch.
Want some good Louisiana cooking? You need to come to Mackey’s Munchies and celebrate Mardi Gras with some good food. When you come to Mackey’s Munchies there is a reading area where children can exchange books to increase their knowledge and vocabulary. This being Black History Month, is an opportunity to fill your minds, bellies and souls. Need a ‘King Cake’ order one today. Their vision statement reads: “Come in as customer – leave as a friend!” We use recipes and ingredients to enhance people's lives. Great food is one of the few things that bring many people together. It's a universal language for Love. We do our best to serve Love every time we serve our customers, so they become our friends—and even friends with each other. Our business is unique because “there is no place like home.” We are home when you need a place to go. We cook our food the way we like to eat it and we will share it with the ones we love! We are a conversation between friends!” LOVE – The MACKEY'S
When was the last time that you safely went out? Have you been to the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens lately? It’s a safe and fun place to be even during a pandemic. Make plans to give them a call and visit safely this weekend or next week.
The Museum, in partnership with The Community Foundation for Northeast Florida,
is curating a retrospective exhibition to celebrate the “30th
Anniversary of the Art Ventures Fund”. Thirty artists have been
selected to include one work — one for each year of Art Ventures
grantmaking. Art Ventures is an endowed fund at The Community Foundation,
launched in 1990 through a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts that
was matched by generous local donors. The fund makes grants annually to individual
artists and small arts organizations so recipients can explore or refine the
next level of their craft, with more than $1.4 million invested since its
February Events & Programs:
Artistic Expressions: Drawing and painting, ages 6-12, Multi-week, virtual class Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon. Members $100 & Non-Members $120. Registration required.
Art Immersion: Photography, ages 9-12 Multi-week, virtual class Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Members $100 & Non-Members $120. Registration required.
Illustration Intensive: Drawing, ages 13-17 Multi-week, virtual class Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Members $150 7 Non-Members $180. Registration required.
Slow Art Wednesdays: Take a fun and mindful break Wednesday, Feb. 10 & Wednesday, Feb. 24 from 12 to 12:30 p.m. Free | Registration required.
Family Experience: Interactive Virtual Tour Friday, Feb. 19 from 6 p.m. Free | Registration required.
Studio on the Go: Drop-in Art Making Sunday, Feb. 21 from 2 to 4 p.m. Free with admission.
Teachers' Virtual Lounge: Connect with Educators
Tuesday, Feb. 23
Free | Registration required.
Events & Programs:
Art Ventures Programming:
In partnership with The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida, the Museum is hosting special programming with Art Ventures grant recipients on select Free Friday nights. Visitors will enjoy poetry readings, spoken word, musical performances, and more.
Friday, Feb. 5; Arvid Smith, sets at 6 and 7 p.m.
Barbara Colaciello, three acts, 6, 7 and 8 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 19 Ebony Payne English, readings at 7 and 8 p.m.
Rick Colado, 6 to 8 p.m. Free | Museum admission registration required.
Black History Month Programming: Come take a moment as the Cummer celebrates Black History Month and the significant contributions and creativity of their Black community. Whether you join the museum in-person or from the comfort of home, they have opportunities throughout the month for you to enjoy, including live music, art talks, art-making, and more. Check their website in February for details.
LiterARTure Virtual Series: The upcoming LiterARTure Series is both a book and art club, and explores coping with the pandemic. Cindy Edelman and Stacey Goldring offer prescriptive solace and refuge within the pages of books and painted artworks. Visit the Museum Shop to purchase your books in advance of the lectures. Attend one lecture or all four! Free | Registration required | 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24 | Running for Cover: Running for cover, finding context for our shambolic times, understanding nightmares and monsters, and providing a new perspective. Book: Frankenstein, Mary Percy Shelley, Artwork: The Nightmare, Henry Fuseli.
Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
829 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida 32204
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