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Plan your arts & entertainment excursions to museums and galleries with interesting exhibits or to see stage and movie theatres showing live performances and funky, foreign or fringe films. Plus, meet local artists and entertainers.

Sun-Ray Cinema's Summer Kids Program
The Sun-Ray Cinema will be showing several films as part of its Summer Kids' Series during July 2012 in Jacksonville's Five Points district.

The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens
Ninah Cummer is by far one of the most influential women in Jacksonville history. An avid gardener, art collector, and civic leader who helped found the Garden Club of Jacksonville, Mrs. Cummer wanted badly a local museum to display works of art. Her original donation of 60 pieces was received by the city of Jacksonville following her death in...

Meet Jacksonville Fashion Designer Erin Healy
Jacksonville Fashion Designer Erin Healy creates "classy with an edge" looks. But it's not just about looking pretty.

Reality Stars with Jacksonville Ties
They've strutted down runways, belted out tunes and shared their most difficult battles with a few million of their closest friends. A few even got famous. And they all spent time right here on the First Coast. Meet reality stars with Jacksonville ties.

Jacksonville's Film History
Once known as the "Winter Film Capital of the World," Jacksonville has a movie making history that spans a full century. Home to the nation's only surviving, full silent film studio complex, the River City also played a role in the advent of African American films. And it remains a favored spot among industry heavy hitters including actor John Travolta.

American Idol Audition Rules
Think you're America's next musical sensation? Then surely you're gearing up for Fox's American Idol Audition at the Veterans Memorial Arena in downtown Jacksonville. Make sure you know all the American Idol Audition rules, including when to show up, what to wear and what documents you must have in –hand to get your chance to hear those fateful words, “Congratulations, you’re going to Hollywood!”

Florida Forum Announces Speakers
Seven stars of film, radio and politics make the lineup of speakers for the 17th annual Florida Forum's 2008-2009 series. Presented by the Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital, the four-event series brings world leaders, entertainers and experts to the Jacksonville to raise funds - $4.5 million to date - for new medical equipment, programs and facilities.

Murray Hill Theatre
This live music venue offers a nightclub feel with a positive, faith-filled message.

Brandon Reagor Band
With a sound reminiscent of acoustic rockers Dave Matthews and Howie Day, Christian artist Brandon Reagor uses his music "to reach out to Christians stuck in the same old daily rituals and religion," he says. And he preaches what he practices. Along with a busy local performance schedule, Reagor also is Student Pastor at Jacksonville’s Cedar Bay Baptist Church and an English major at UNF.

Jacksonville RollerGirls: Seeking Fresh Meat
The First Coast's all-female roller derby team seeks fresh meat.

2008 Jacksonville Film Festival
The 2008 Jacksonville Film Festival rolls out the red for local and traveling film buffs and for Hollywood itself. Heroes star Ali Larter makes a special appearance. Industry pros share their expertise. Parties keep the downtown skyline lit up into the night. And the event takes on an international flair with films representing more than 15 countries.

Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra's String Programs
An overview of the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra's strings programs.

Daisey Traynham: Jacksonville's Sweetheart of Alternative Soul
Meet Daisey Traynham, Jacksonville's Sweetheart of Alternative Soul.

San Marco Theatre Celebrates 70 years
Jacksonville's historic San Marco Theatre, one of the nation's oldest continuously running theatres, celebrates 70 years in 2008.

Jacksonville Film Festival Overview
For 2011, the festival's official name was changed to the Jax Film Fest, an effort to simplify things. This year's lineup features documentaries, comedies, dramas, horror, and even a few music videos.

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