Arts & Culture

Yesterday in New York, something very big happened outside Lincoln Center: One thousand people gathered to sing a new piece by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang. Entitled the public domain, it was a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Mostly Mozart festival.

Weekend Warriors: Beer, Yoga and Flashmobs

Aug 12, 2016
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As the work week comes to an end, let WJCT intern Sarah De Nicolais be your guide for art, culture and fun on the First Coast.

Sensory Elevation — Closing Event for “Through Our Eyes”

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Miles Salerni, a 25-year-old percussionist, is one of this year's elite instrumental Fellows at Tanglewood, the Boston Symphony Orchestra's summer home in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts. But it took him a while to get there — five tries, to be exact.

Many audition for this prestigious training program, but few are selected. When Salerni got rejected for the third time, he knew he had to find another way to get to Tanglewood.

Jacksonville Zoo Welcomes Bonobo Baby

Aug 10, 2016
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The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is welcoming Budir, its newest member of the endangered bonobo family.

The great ape infant was born Saturday to Kuni, who has now successfully birthed five offspring.

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Congress is in the midst of a review of the copyright laws to make sure they're up to date. Some of the recording industry's biggest stars, among them Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Paul McCartney, recently signed a letter urging lawmakers to make reforms.

Live Afternoon Music Returns To Hemming Park

Aug 8, 2016
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The sound from John Citrone's acoustic guitar filled the air Monday afternoon at Hemming Park. Lunchtime live tunes recently stopped in downtown’s central park due to budget restraints, but a local business will now sponsor performances twice a week.

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David Bromberg is best known as a guitar virtuoso, who has collaborated with Bob Dylan and George Harrison and fronted his own band. But he's also a collector of American violins, and his collection is such that the Library of Congress has announced its intention to acquire it.

Summer is a time for music festivals around the world, with thousands of people gathering to enjoy their favorite bands and musicians. But a dark current underlies some of these events: In Sweden, police say there were more than 50 cases of rape and sexual assault at two major festivals there last month. Sexual violence has been reported for decades at large outdoor concerts, including here in the U.S. And now in the U.K., some county officials are trying to do something about it.

There have always been many fronts on which the battle to crown the song of the summer is fought. The biggest song on pop radio isn't always the song that sells the most. The lyric that lends itself to the season can sometimes be overwhelmed by a hook that sounds best coming out of a car window.

Weekend Warriors: Comedy, Classics & Cause

Aug 4, 2016
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As the work week comes to an end, let WJCT's interns Sarah De Nicolais and Pressly Pratt be your guides for art, culture and fun on the First Coast.

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