Jazz Discovery Series: Warren Wolf
Friday, December 11th @ 8 PM
Writing for the New York Daily News on October 15, 2011, Greg Thomas said of his CD "Warren Wolf": "To say that Warren Wolf's Mack Avenue debut is auspicious would be an understatement. No doubt, this is one of the best of the year in jazz." His other notable recordings as a leader are “Incredible Jazz Vibes” (2005) (featuring Mulgrew Miller on piano, Vicente Archer on bass, and Kendrick Scott on drums), and "Black Wolf" (2009) (featuring Mulgrew Miller on piano, Rodney Whitaker on bass, and Jeff "Tain" Watts on drums).
Sunday, December 20th @ 5PM
TDE Presents: 'Something Miraculous'
Dee is engaged to David (played by Rodney Staten). Marcus is Dee and David's attorney and longtime friend whom David admires. Come to find out Dee and Marcus were once together 17years ago and supposedly conceived a child together.
David is just finding out that his longtime friend and attorney slept with his fiancée Dee.
The truth will come out in this episode because the daughter is fighting for her life and in need of a liver transplant and the father can save her…if we can find him.
Thursday, May 12th at 5 PM
Through Our Eyes 2016: 'Graphite: More Than Just A Pencil' Workshop w/Traci Mims
Saturday, May 14th at 11a
Using the basic tools of pencil and paper, explore creative approaches and uses for graphite media.
11:00 AM - 1:00PM
Tickets can be purchased at the Ritz Box office Tues- Fri 10:00 am - 4 p.m., Sat 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Simpson Memorial United Methodist Church 132nd Church Anniversary Concert - featuring The Ritz Sound & Vocal Performers (RSVP)
Sunday, May 22nd @ 2:30p
Simpson Memorial United Methodist Church is a community of faith with Open Doors, Open Hearts and Open Minds to all who seek a place of worship that meet spiritual needs. In celebration of their 132nd church anniversary, Simpson Memorial has partnered with RSVP to a special benefit concert, which the entire community is invited to be a part of.
Tickets can be purchased at Simpson Memorial UMC located at 1114 Cleveland St. or by calling Brenda at: 313-339-9000.
A portion of the proceeds are to benefit the Ritz Sound & Vocal Performers
Jacksonville Jazz Festival--Jazz Clinic
Saturday, May 28th from 10a - Noon
How do you get to the main stage at the Jacksonville Jazz Festival? Practice, practice, practice! Further your jazz education and refine your chops at this FREE masters class clinic featuring some of the very same greats you’ll find on stage at this year’s festival. Aspiring and accomplished jazz musicians of all ages are invited to learn and grow their skills in an intimate setting at none other than Jacksonville’s historic Ritz Theatre and Museum. Space is limited for this unique and personal experience so register today!
Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own instruments. Parents with children attending the clinic are welcome to enjoy the museum’s amenities while they wait.
Space is limited so register now!
Click here to register
Puttin' On the Ritz
Friday, June 3rd at 7:30 PM
The show formerly known as Amateur Night has a new name, but it's still the same great show! Introducing 'Puttin' On the Ritz! Each month we’ll have amazing performances; electrifying music by DJ Chill Will; you never know what to expect from show host Octavius Davis; and...YOU! The liveliest audience in the south can still applaud or boo contestants as they compete for prizes. this isn't just a talent show…it’s Puttin' On the Ritz! Sponsored by Beach Blvd Flea Market and HOT 99.5 FM.
The Mike Bend Show
Saturday, June 4th at 8p
The Mike Bend Show is Atlanta's premiere sketch comedy show. Featuring an all-star cast of Atlanta's funniest comedians, actors, and musicians. The Mike Bend Show is a non stop, laugh out loud live performance that will leave you in stitches.
Puttin' On the Ritz: AUDITIONS
Thursday, June 9th at 5 PM
Do you have what it takes to win-it-all?! Here's your opportunity to find out. Audition to be a contestant on the most popular stage in Jacksonville--Puttin' On the Ritz! Participants under the age of 18 will compete in our 'Youth' category and 18+ in our 'Adult' category. There is not cost to audition. Please ensure performance content is free of any vulgar, explicit, sexually suggestive, etc...content, as Puttin' On the Ritz is a family friendly show.
Sponsored by Beach Blvd. Flea & Farmers Market and HOT 99.5!
Puttin' On the Ritz--Semi Finals
Friday, June 17th at 7:30 PM
The show formerly known as Amateur Night has a new name, but it's still the same great show! Introducing 'Puttin' On the Ritz! Each month we’ll have amazing performances; electrifying music by DJ Chill Will; you never know what to expect from show host Octavius Davis; and...YOU! The liveliest audience in the south can still applaud or boo contestants as they compete for prizes. this isn't just a talent show…it’s Puttin' On the Ritz!
Sponsored by Beach Blvd Flea Market and HOT 99.5 FM!
2016 Fabulous Woman Pageant
Saturday, July 9th at 5p
The unique an exciting pageant for mature, adult women is back! The mission of the Fabulous Woman Pageant is to encourage, support & empower women from all walks-of-life.
*A portion of the proceeds are donated towards breast cancer awareness
Diamond In the Rough (Encore Performance)
Saturday, July 30th at 7PM
An evening of music, dinner and a phenomenal life-changing stage play, featuring the life story of Apostle Fidel Donaldson.
Dominion Life Ministries Presents: If You're Dirty, Take A Bath
Saturday, August 6th at 7 PM
In her 2 years of living in transitional housing, Momma Rose (Sharon Powell) has seen everything at the S.H.R.I.M.P. Center, a local homeless shelter. But this new group that just checked in takes the cake! From the “friendly” and flirtatious Cherry (Shauntina Ellis) to the coldhearted executive director, Dr. Stephen Young, (DaRain) everything at the S.H.R.I.M.P. shelter seems turned upside down. Wait isn’t that Pastor Carlisle (Elder Campbell) and his wife, First Lady Tonya Carlisle (Taushina Horbbs)? What are they doing here? See what happens when people from all walks of life end up at the wrong place at the same time. With 5 original songs and a phenomenal cast, this sensational new stage play written, produced and directed by Pastor Darian “DaRain” Powell will make you laugh, cry and inspire you at the same time!
TURFS Presents: An Intimate Night w/Jeff Bradshaw
Friday, August 26th at 7pm
A North Philadelphia-born soul-jazz and hip-hop/funk innovator and trombone virtuoso, Jeff Bradshaw spent his formative years honing his chops alongside some of the biggest names both in and out of the Philly soul movement. By the time he got around to releasing his solo debut, 2004’s critically acclaimed Bone Deep, he had shared the stage with such industry luminaries as Michael Jackson, Earth, Wind & Fire, Patti Labelle, Erykah Badu, and countless others. Bone Deep made him a festival circuit mainstay, and he spent the next eight years refining his signature smooth and immediate sound in both a solo setting and in support of artists like Mary J. Blige, Jay-Z, the Roots, and Jill Scott. In 2012 he issued his sophomore long-player, Bone Appetit, which featured a host of guest artists, including Kindred the Family Soul, Raheem DeVaughn, Floacist, and Marsha Ambrosius.
Friday, September 2nd at 7:30 PM
A Peter White Christmas
Sunday, December 11th at 7:30p
Peter White teams up again with 2 of the top artists in smooth jazz (Rick Braun and Euge Groove) to bring his annual Christmas show back to the Jacksonville, this time at The Ritz Theatre for a truly intimate set. Peter, Rick and Euge will play some of your Christmas favorites as well as their own personal hits.
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