2/9/2017: Jacksonville U.S. News Ranking; Extravaganza 2017

Feb 9, 2017

Thursday on First Coast Connect we spoke with Cultural Council executive director Tony Allegretti about U.S. News and World Report ranking Jacksonville 45th on the list of best U.S. cities to live in. We also heard from Douglas Anderson School for the Arts principal Jackie Cornelius about this year’s Extravaganza.  

   

Jacksonville U.S, News Ranking

U.S. News and World Report is out with its list of the best places to live in the country. Jacksonville made the top 50, ranking 45th out of 100 cities. The metro areas were evaluated based on the job market, median income, the cost of living, quality of life, desirability  and net migration. The magazine highlighted Jacksonville’s growth in jobs and cultural activities along with shops, restaurants and entertainment.

Extravaganza 2017

The annual showcase at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts is this Saturday at the Moran Theatre at the Times-Union Center.

Extravaganza is so much more than the typical high school production. It is one of the most anticipated events in Jacksonville every year.

Extravaganza highlights all of the arts at this Grammy Award winning school.  

Producer Kevin Meerschaert can be reached at kmeerschaert@wjct.org, 904-358-6334 or on Twitter at @KMeerschaertJax.