Arts & Culture

Supporting Art Education in Duval County Public Schools

Supporting Art Education in Duval County Public Schools

Supporting Art Education in Duval County Public Schools

Visit the Facebook page to support Art Education
http://www.facebook.com/events/220779797986496/ 

Supporting education typically means supporting traditional reading, mathematics
and literacy, but supporting education also means giving credit to supporting
educational resources that Art Education brings to the classroom and overall
learning environment to any school.

Striking a Chord Against Homelessness Benefits City Rescue Mission and the Homeless

Striking a Chord Against Homelessness Benefits City Rescue Mission and the Homeless

 

Ever wanted to be a part in writing the next great musical? Here’s your chance. The Jacksonville BUZZ Magazine is partnering with Jacksonville’s City Rescue Mission to announce the third round of the Musicians Against Homelessness competition in which musicians can win cash and prizes, all while raising awareness of the plight of many in our community who find themselves homeless.

Alhambra's Holiday Show, Christmas Carole

Alhambra's Holiday Show, Christmas Carole

 

With a new lead actor, a new set and a new menu, the new Alhambra Theater & Dining will open Christmas Carole on Wednesday, November 30.  It will mark the 20th time in the last 21 years for the Christmas classic at the nation’s longest running professional dinner theater.

The opening of Christmas Carole also marks the second anniversary of the Alhambra’s re-opening under new ownership, and the myriad renovations to the facility and the product.  And those improvements can be seen most immediately at the 2011 opening of Bruce Allen Scudder’s Christmas Carole.  Head Set Designer, Dave Dionne, has built a new set for the show.  While it reflects the traditional feel of the story, he promises the new set to be more updated.  Unlike most productions that visit Jacksonville, the Alhambra builds its own sets for each show at its Baymeadows scene shop.  It is a similar process for costuming: the Alhambra employs several people who design costumes for each show, creating most outfits by hand from their own patterns.  The costumes for this show are also new.

Call for Entries for the Most Powerful Voices Competition

Call for Entries for the Most Powerful Voices Competition

Today, there are many singing competitions, but none that is quite like this. The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, GMC, formerly the Gospel Music Channel and Music World launched the Most Powerful Voices Online singing competition that may save your life!

Christmas Carole Returns to the Alhambra

 

When the new Alhambra Theater & Dining opens it’s production of Christmas Carole, it will mark the 20th time in the last 21 years for the Christmas classic at the nation’s longest running professional dinner theater.  And while the story is familiar and the venue quite traditional for Jacksonville theater-goers, a lot will have changed in this show: for the first time in more than 10 years the show will feature a completely new set and costumes, a new lead actor playing the part of Scrooge and a new chef in the kitchen.

Blogging While Tween and Teen

Blogging While Tween and Teen

Blogging While Tween and Teen
By William Jackson, M.Edu
Blogging since 2006
Located in Jacksonville, Florida

The opportunity for tweens and teens to write is making a transformation into the world
of blogging. Although the styles of writing; narrative, persuasive, argumentative and
other styles learned from formal education are used. The performance or execution
of writing is changing. The art of creating digital content has shifted from paper to
electronic design. Blogging at the “Speed of Thought” (Bill Gates) is being etched onto
digital manuscripts that empower tweens and teens to be authors of digital content. 

Now tweens and teens have a voice that can be heard across the blogosphere if they only
exercise their writing talents and create content to be read.
The integration of blogging into academic curriculums has shown that more work needs

Who Would You Honor on a Postage Stamp?

Who Would You Honor on a Postage Stamp?

 

The Postal Service is asking Americans for suggestions on who should be the first living person to be honored on a U.S. postage stamp. Until now, a person has to have been dead for five years before appearing on a stamp. The post office has been facing severe financial problems, and a boost in stamp collecting would mean additional revenue.