Arts & Culture

Duval County Public Schools Recognizes Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, public schools throughout Duval County will be participating in a wide variety of programs and events that celebrate African-American history.

Events include book readings, guest speakers, historical re-enactments, presentations of African-American music, literature and arts, and more.

A full listing of school events is attached.

Additionally, for information about our district schools that have been named for African-Americans who have made historically important contributions to both our local community and our country, visit

City of Jacksonville Accepting Nominations for the Jacksonville Jazz Hall of Fame

The City of Jacksonville is accepting nominations for the 2011 Jacksonville Jazz Festival Hall of Fame. The Jacksonville Jazz Hall of Fame serves to recognize those who have made significant contributions to jazz in Jacksonville.

The Ritz Theatre and Museum Taking Applications Now for Young Black Intellectuals

The Ritz Theatre and Museum, through The Ritz Institute initiative, is taking applications now for its Young Black Intellectuals (YBI) program.

First Coast Artist Ryan Strasser at Upcoming Art Walk

First Coast Artist Ryan Strasser at Upcoming Art Walk

First Coast artist Ryan Strasser plans to unveil quite a bit of work on February 2nd. For the upcoming Art Walk, Ryan will be showing The Ladies of Club Shadow at 111 E Bay St. This painting collection highlights Ryan's technical proficiency, as well as his dedication to challenging and unique content. What's more, the subjects are all local performers.

Peter Max Comes to Jax

Peter Max Comes to Jax

An impressive collection by artist legend, Peter Max’s exquisite paintings will be available for acquisition at R. Roberts Gallery in the historic Avondale district of Jacksonville .

The Artist Series Presents Frankie Valli

The Artist Series Presents Frankie Valli

Frankie Valli…A true American pop music icon. His incredible career as a solo artist and with the Four Seasons has produced 19 top ten hits and sold over 100 million records worldwide. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and named longevity champ of the rock era by Billboard Magazine. Now, FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS will perform at the Times Union Center’s Moran Theater on Sunday, February 13th at 7:00PM for one performance only!

Jacksonville Symphony Guild 2011 Designer Showhouse and Designers Announced

The Jacksonville Symphony Guild has announced that the 17-acre Coxwell Estate, located at 9433 Coxwell Lane in Jacksonville, will be its 2011 Designer Showhouse. The Showhouse will feature a variety of fundraising events to benefit the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.