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ARTS PICKS | Jan. 13-15

Published on January 12, 2023 at 3:15 pm

Jacksonville Today Arts and Culture Editor Matt Shaw shares his top 3 arts and culture picks for the weekend.

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Friday and Saturday

Lush Life: Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn

Jacoby Symphony Hall | Downtown Jacksonville

The Jacksonville Symphony explores the work of big-band pioneers, jazz icons and longtime collaborators Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn with three performances of standards and classic songs from the duo’s repertoire. The symphony kicks out the jazz jams beginning on Friday morning with the latest iteration of its popular coffee series (11 a.m.) and continues that evening (7:30 p.m.) and on Saturday night (7:30 p.m.). Get tickets here.


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Friday 

Jazz Discovery Series: Michael Feinberg

The Jessie | Downtown Jacksonville

At 26 years old, upright-jazz-bass virtuoso Michael Feinberg is a critically acclaimed solo artist and in-demand side player. As part of the Jazz Discovery Series, Feinberg is featured in a workshop followed by a performance with local musicians from the Jacksonville Arts & Music School and the John Lumpkin Institute at the Jessie Ball duPont Center. The event starts at 7 p.m. and is free. Registration for the event is full, but a limited amount of walk-ups will be admitted.


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Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Aladdin  

Moran Theater | Downtown Jacksonville 

The Tony, Grammy and Emmy awards that decorate the shelves of those involved in the production of the classic Disney animated-film-turned-Broadway smash Aladdin — which is enjoying a multi-week run at the Moran Theater — could cover a magic carpet or 10. The fun continues this weekend, with shows on Friday (8 p.m.), Saturday (2 p.m. and 8 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.). Get tickets here.


author image Arts & Culture Editor Matthew Shaw is a writer, editor and musician. His writing has appeared in Folio Weekly, Edible Northeast Florida, The Surfer's Journal, and SURFER Magazine, and he's reported on national stories for The New York Times. He was previously editor in chief of the Void Magazine.
author image Arts & Culture Editor Matthew Shaw is a writer, editor and musician. His writing has appeared in Folio Weekly, Edible Northeast Florida, The Surfer's Journal, and SURFER Magazine, and he's reported on national stories for The New York Times. He was previously editor in chief of the Void Magazine.