Tuesday, December 21, 2021

‘Joanne Shaw Taylor’ brings her talent to the Ritz

Critically acclaimed British guitarist and singer songwriter, Joanne Shaw Taylor, universally hailed as the UK’s premiere blues rock guitarist, is announcing the release of her seventh studio full-length record - "The Blues Album".

“I’d known from the beginning of my recording career that one day I wanted to record an album of blues covers, I just wasn’t sure when the right time to do that would be,” says Joanne. “I’ve always found it far easier to write my own material than come up with creative ways to make other artists’ material my own.”

When the pandemic put the brakes on from musicians from touring during 2020 and most of 2021, Joanne thought it was the right time to head into the studio to record The Blues Album.

Met with great critical acclaim worldwide, Joanne Shaw Taylor’s became the second album released on Joe Bonamassa’s independent label KTBA Records to debut at #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart. Join the Ritz Theatre & Museum on Thursday, January 27, 2022, what will surely be a sweet LaVilla Night.

“We wanted to make a tough vocal centric straight blues record that showcases Joanne’s amazing talent but in a slightly different light,” explains Joe Bonamassa, producer. “Joanne is a dear friend and a superstar. Josh and I focused on testing her limits and pushing boundaries that might not have occurred before. It's all about making a statement and having the listener want to play the music repeatedly.” “We try not to live in the well-worn trails of the blues,” explains Bonamassa. “Each song has to has to stand on its own while paying tribute to the original masters.”

“Joe made it known from the get-go that his main objective for this album was to push me as a singer,” recalls Joanne. “Obviously, Joe has seen me perform many times over the years and knows my voice well. I think he felt that he could my vocal performance more, and get more out of it, especially since I’d had over a year to rest my vocal cords.”


Joanne Shaw Taylor

Date:
Thurs., Jan. 27. 2022

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $25

Location: The Ritz Theater
    °829 N Davis St
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    ┬║Jacksonville, FL 32202
    °(904) 807-2010

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: Time Bubble Tour in JAX

The Florida Theatre is thrilled to announce the "Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) LIVE: Time Bubble Tour" on Wednesday, January 26, 2022.

Alternaversal, the production company responsible for the “100 percent Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Netflix, has announced its nationwide tour of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) LIVE: Time Bubble Tour, with the first 27 of an expected 80 nationwide dates, taking the tour through spring 2022. The long-running series (34 years old next Thanksgiving!) has also garnered the Peabody Award for Broadcast Excellence and multiple Emmy award nominations.

The “Time Bubble Tour,” supervised by series creator Joel Hodgson, will launch in October of 2021 in York, PA, and feature the beloved returning cast of the 2019 “Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour,” Emily Marsh, Conor McGiffinNate Begle, and Yvonne Freese, along with the world's only movie-riffing robots, Tom Servo, Crow, and GPC. The show features the film Making Contact and will include all the tour signatures: hilarious riffing, wisecracking robots, and silly sketches. The show will be directed by Tim Ryder, an alumni of the Second City Mainstage cast and writer and performer from the MST3K TV series.

“I’m thrilled to announce that the MST3K live show is back on the road for audiences to enjoy together again, especially after a year that's been tough on all of us. I’ve learned to never underestimate the power of hanging with friends and watching a cheesy movie while bots yell stuff at the screen,” said series creator, Joel Hodgson.

Making Contact (1985) is the Roland Emmerich directed film that Emily and the Bots will riff, featuring animated toys and an evil ventriloquist dummy in an overcrowded childhood during the eighties.

CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR THE TOUR: “If the tour is coming anywhere near your town, and you consider yourself an MST3K fan, you absolutely owe it to yourself to get a ticket.” – Geek.com
“MST3K contains some of the HIPPEST, deepest SATIRE of the generation.” - Los Angeles Times
“30 years later, that INGENIOUS B-movie spoof is STILL GOING STRONG.” - The New York Times

About “Mystery Science Theater 3000”: Premiering in 1988 on KTMA-TV in Minneapolis, MST3K, the long-running and original “talk back” show has earned its place in history as one of the Top 100 TV Shows of all time, according to TimeRolling Stone, and Entertainment Weekly. Set on the Satellite of Love, the series follows a hapless host trapped by mad scientists on a satellite in space, who is forced to watch some of the most outrageously cheesy movies the world has ever seen.

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, floridatheatre.com.

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live:
    Time Bubble Tour


DATE: Wed., Jan. 26, 2022

TIME: 8 p.m.

TICKETS: range from $35 – $79.50

LOCATION: The Florida Theatre
       128 East Forsyth Street.
       Jacksonville, FL 32202
       (904) 355 - ARTS (2787)

‘John Crist’ is coming to JAX town


The Florida Theatre is thrilled to announce that comedian “John Crist” brings his comedic whit to the Florida Theatre on Saturday, January 15, 2022. You won’t want to miss this one-man-show.

John Crist is one of today’s fast-rising stand-up comedians, with more than one billion video views, four million fans on social media and sold-out shows from coast to coast. Crist is widely known for viral videos like “Honest Football Coach,” “Every Parent at Disney,” “Brands that need to be Cancelled” and more.

In 2019, Crist made Pollstar’s Top 100 Global Tours list, with over 197,000 tickets sold for his “Human Being Tour.” He held the designation for four consecutive weeks, charting as high as #28. Crist’s comedy has been featured on ESPN, The Today Show, HLN, US Weekly, USA Today, SiriusXM, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, Cracked, and even The Golf Channel. Crist’s 2016 debut comedy special, I Got Questions is available now on Amazon Prime, DirecTV and Spotify.

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, floridatheatre.com.

John Crist

DATE:
Sat., Jan. 22, 2022

TIME: 7 p.m.

TICKETS:
range from $29.75 - $49.75
VIP TICKET PRICE: $156.75

LOCATION:The Florida Theatre
       128 East Forsyth Street.
       Jacksonville, FL 32202
       (904) 355 -
ARTS (2787)

‘Mutts Gone Nuts’ is coming back again

Have your heart stolen by these rescued pups and their hilarious trainers in “MUTTS GONE NUTScoming to the FSCJ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts on January 23, 2022, for only two shows. The last time that they were in Jacksonville was supposed to happen on Feb. 1, 2020. You don’t want to miss them next month.

Expect the unexpected, as canines and comedy collide in a smash hit performance, that’s leaving audiences everywhere howling for more. From shelters to showbiz, these amazing mutts unleash havoc and hilarity in a breathtaking, action-packed, comedy dog spectacular, featuring some of the world’s most talented 4-legged performers. Deemed ‘A Must See’ by the Washington Post, the dogs are sure to steal your heart, and then your socks!

"Great family show for all ages - the canines were fantastic and the humans were too!" - John Hunt, Ocean Reef Cultural Center, Key Largo, FL.

Since 1985, comedy duo Scott and Joan Houghton have brought their unique blend of physical comedy and circus arts to audiences from Las Vegas to Tokyo. They spent three years with country star Lee Greenwood at his theater in Tennessee and seven years as the featured comedy act at Dolly Parton’s Theaters in Branson, Orlando and Myrtle Beach.

In 2005, the duo turned their attention to a creating a comedy dog act. Their nine amazing canine partners are all adopted from animal shelters and rescues. Mutts Gone Nuts is sure to unleash havoc and hilarity as the Houghton’s attempt to match wits with their mischievous mutts in a family-friendly performance that is leaving audiences howling for more!

The canines of Mutts Gone Nuts were adopted from animal shelters or from rescue groups. ONLY all positive, reward-based training methods are used, which means: looking for what the dogs like to do naturally, and cultivating those talents, reward and reinforce the wanted behaviors (with treats, toys, praise) and ignore the unwanted behaviors.

MUTTS GONE NUTS
DATE: Sun Jan. 23, 2022

TIMES: 1:30 & 5:30 p.m.

TICKETS: can be purchased online 24/7 by phone, call FSCJ Artist Series Box Office: (904) 632-5000; M-Thurs. 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Fri 10 am – 1 p.m. or email them. Group discounts for 10+ are also available. Please contact (904) 632-5050 or groupsales@fscjartistseries.org for more information. Parking is always free at the Wilson Center.

LOCATION:  Wilson Center for the Arts:
       Florida State College at JAX So. Campus
        11901 Beach Blvd.
        Jacksonville, FL 32099

An Evening with Bruce Dickinson comes to the FT


The Florida Theatre is pleased to announce Iron Maiden’s lead singer Bruce Dickinson with “An Evening with Bruce Dickinson” on Friday, January 21, 2022.

Bruce Dickinson is considered one of the world’s most storied musicians. Aside from decades spent delivering high-octane performances with his larger-than-life persona in IRON MAIDEN, Bruce has lived an extraordinary off-stage existence too.

A true polymath, his accomplishments include: pilot and airline captain, aviation entrepreneur, beer brewer, motivational speaker, podcaster, film scriptwriter, twice-published novelist and New York Times Top 10 best-selling author, radio presenter, TV actor, sports commentator and international fencer… to name but a few.

So, there’s plenty to be entertained by, throughout the evening’s cornucopia of fascinating tales and derring-do exploits, all delivered by Bruce with characteristically infectious enthusiasm and wry wit.

Split into two parts, the first section of the show sees Bruce taking a humorous and often satirical look at the world from his own very personal perspective, treating the audience to private insights into his drive and ambition, peppered with plenty of Maiden anecdotes, and a myriad of other experiences encompassing not just the giddy heights but also the extreme lows, told first-hand in his inimitable anarchic style, punctuated with photographs and sometimes even erupting into song a-capella, to illustrate a point.

The final section of the evening is devoted entirely to a Q&A session, with the opportunity to pose questions on any subject whatsoever. As Bruce’s answers will all be completely improvised – the more left-field and quirky the question, the more interesting and compelling the response is likely to be!

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to spend an up-close and personal evening with one of the world’s most captivating icons in an intimate environment, as Bruce Dickinson brings his Evening With show to the U.S. for the very first time, where you are guaranteed a highly entertaining and enjoyable night out and may even go home inspired to try something new.

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, floridatheatre.com.

“An Evening with
°Bruce Dickinson”


DATE:
Fri., Jan. 21, 2022
TIME: 8 p.m.
TICKETS: start at $29.50

LOCATION: The Florida Theatre
       128 East Forsyth Street.
       Jacksonville, FL 32202
       (904) 355 - ARTS (2787)