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Celebrate BLACK CULTURE & ENTERTAINMENT at the Ritz!

NEW Exhibit Now Open!

Through Our Eyes 2014

Call and Response: Illuminating God's Trombones

   

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JULY 31st - End of Exhibit Performance with Trombone Ray
RSVP by calling 807.2010

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One class session – $10 Six week session – $50
Purchase the Ritz Theatre Box Office  807.2010 
Email: BGordon@smgjax.com

a special place

Ritz Theatre and Museum

The Ritz Theatre and Museum was constructed in 1999 on the site of the 1929 Ritz Theater movie house in Jacksonville’s historic African American community of La Villa. During La Villa’s height of activity in the 1920s-1960s, it was known as the “Harlem of the South.”

The mission of the Ritz Theatre and Museum is to “research, record, and preserve the material and artistic culture of African American life in Northeast Florida and the African Diaspora, and present in an educational or entertaining format, the many facets that make up the historical and cultural legacy of this community.”

Building on the community’s proud heritage, the Ritz is truly a Special Place, where history’s missing chapters are being restored, where talent is nurtured and creativity is celebrated.  It is a community gathering place where ideas are exchanged, information is disseminated and a roadmap for the future is developed.

Whether visiting the museum, attending a concert, viewing a film or listening to a lecture, the Ritz has a special energy that leaves you with a special feeling. There is always an exhibition, music, dance or the dramatic arts inside the Ritz that will enthrall, educate and entertain.

I'll see YOU at the Ritz!


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JAZZ JAMM Presents
JACKIEM JOYNER

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2nd
7 & 10pm  Buy Tickets 

 

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JAZZ JAMM Presents
JEFF LORBER FUSION

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH
7 & 10 pm  Buy Tickets 

 

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Share & Seed Academy for
the Performing Arts presents
 "A Summer Production"
Saturday, August 9th  7pm
BUY TICKETS   $20  

 

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Building Your Best Friend
Relationship Conference
Saturday, August 16th  
9am  - $40 per couple
BUY TICKETS  

 

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Ritz Concert Series 


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CHRISETTE MICHELE

 
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH
8pm    BUY TICKETS 

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REP YO BRAND FASHION &
TALENT EXPO
November 29th  7pm

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ODD? ROD'S ALBUM 
RELEASE SHOW
Sunday, December 7th  8pm 

$30 Show / CD  Buy Tickets 


 

Spoken Word &

Poetry Night

Thursday,  August 7th

FREE EVENT

 

Ritz Theatre
Box Office:
904.807.2010
Tuesday - Friday 10 - 4pm
 


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AMATEUR NIGHT

Thank you for a wonderful
season!  Amateur Night
will return in September! 

 

RSVP AUDITIONS

August 28th & 29th
4:30 - 6:30PM 

Click here for Application  


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