Music

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New Year's Day 2018 is one that members of the Jacksonville Children's Chorus' Touring Choir will remember for years to come.

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The Big Ticket 2017 concert and festival scheduled for December 1 is being moved from Metropolitan Park to the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

Florida Lawmaker Proposes Renaming U.S. 441 In Honor Of Tom Petty

Oct 30, 2017
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A portion of U.S. 441 in Alachua County, a highway that drew a mention in the song “American Girl,” would be named after the late rock star Tom Petty, under a proposal filed Monday by state Sen. Keith Perry, R-Gainesville.

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Oct. 20, 1977, three days after Lynyrd Skynyrd released its fifth album, "Street Survivors," lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, vocalist Cassie Gaines, their assistant tour manager and two pilots died and dozens of others were hurt when their twin-engine plane went down in a wooded area in Gillsburg, Mississippi.

Tom Petty, The Legendary Rocker From Gainesville Has Died At Age 66

Oct 2, 2017
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Story updated at 7:20 a.m., Oct. 3, 2017

Rock star Tom Petty has died, his manager Tony Dimitriades announced Monday night.

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Gaelynn Lea, the winner of NPR's 2016 Tiny Desk Contest, performed Monday at the North Florida School of Special Education’s 25th anniversary celebration. The private concert was at Christ Church Academy before an audience of students.

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The record shop in Jacksonville’s Five Points neighborhood is going silent on Friday.


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As the work week comes to an end, let WJCT's interns Kayla Davis, Blake Allen and Andre Roman be your guides for art, culture and fun on the First Coast.

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For the first time, the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra is handing over its instruments to amateurs for a “Civic Orchestra” show premiering Saturday.

One of those lucky “civilian musicians” is Nathan Perriello.


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Dennis Klee founded Harmonious Monk's in Jacksonville's Mandarin area in 1995. Now he runs Klee's Music in Julington Creek.


Joss Stone's voice first stunned listeners more than a decade ago. The British singer was only 14 years old then, but her booming, soulful voice got noticed, as did her knack for taking success in stride. At age 28, she hasn't stopped: Stone's newest album, Water for Your Soul, comes out this Friday.

Police and federal law enforcement agencies were in the midst a manhunt this morning for the gunman they say is responsible for killing nine people in a Charleston, South Carolina church Wednesday night in what police described as a hate crime. The suspect opened fire on a bible study group at the historic black Emanuel AME Church on Calhoun street, the oldest AME Church in the South, killing eight people. Two other people were rushed to the hospital where one died. This tragedy once again puts race issues in the national spotlight. We speak with Dr.

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Norman Studios' monthly silent film screening, “Silent Sunday,” celebrates Northeast Florida’s early film industry.

The events include live musical accompaniment by Jacksonville University music professor Tony Steve and his group, the Silver Synchro Sounds.

​We stopped by Steve's classroom for a lesson in the sound of silent movies.

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We speak with Hazel Henderson, founder and president of the Ethical Markets Media, an St. Johns County based independent media company focusing on sustainability news. Henderson is also an evolutionary economist, author and consultant on sustainable development. She joins us to discuss Florida and climate change, as well as her organization's Green Transition Scoreboard, which tracks private investment in green technologies.

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The organization Groundwork Jacksonville has recently launched with the mission of improving communities. The group plans to do everything from cleaning up blighted areas and brownfields to restoring Hogans and Deer Creeks, two important tributaries to the St. Johns River. We speak with Groundwork CEO Dawn Emerick, program coordinator Alyssa Bourgoyne, and Dave Roman with the City of Jacksonville.

iStart Jax president and CEO Yash Nath joins us to discuss this week's Startup Weekend for entrepeneurs to connect with coaches, CEO’s and other experts to help grow their idea.

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