Friday, August 8, 2014

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE TOUR 2014

FSCJ ARTIST SERIES, SPONSORED BY CHASE PRESENTS
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE TOUR 2014
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AMERICA’S FAVORITE SUMMER DANCE SERIES, EMMY AWARD-WINNING 
“SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE,”
HITS THE ROAD FOR ITS SEASON 11 TOUR, EXPANDING 
TO MORE THAN 70 MARKETS, DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND
Tickets On Sale Friday, August 15th at 10AM 
for November 20th Jacksonville Show at Times-Union Center

JACKSONVILLE, FL – SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, the 11-time Primetime Emmy® Award-winning show that sparked America’s fascination with dance, is set to captivate audiences again this fall – live on tour – with more stops than ever before, including Jacksonville’s Times-Union Center’s Moran Theater on Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 7:30PM for one night only. Celebrating its momentous 11th season, SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE’s Top 10 finalists will make their way across North America performing in more than 70 cities as part of the SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE TOUR 2014.

  Tickets go on sale Friday, August 15th at 10AM through the FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Chase, the official presenter of the Jacksonville show. Tickets start at $50.19 and can be purchased at www.artistseriesjax.org, (904) 442-2929, and the FSCJ Artist Series Box Office between 10AM-5PM, Monday-Friday. VIP packages are available; call (904) 442-2929 for details.  
 
The Season 11 tour lineup includes the following Top 10 finalists: Bridget Whitman, Casey Askew, Emilio Dosal, Jacque LeWarne, Jessica Richens, Ricky Ubeda, Rudy Abreu, Tanisha Belnap, Valerie Rockey and Zack Everhart. SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE airs Wednesdays (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Fall’s hottest ticket will feature this season’s most popular routines, as well as original pieces created specifically for the nationwide tour. 19 Entertainment and dick clark productions will present audiences around the country with the opportunity to experience the action brought into their living rooms each week on the beloved summer series, with a variety of sizzling, one-of-a-kind dance routines they have come to expect from their favorite dancers.   
 
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE recently received seven 2014 Primetime Emmy® Award nominations, including Outstanding Reality-Competition Program and Outstanding Host In A Reality or Reality-Competition Program (Cat Deeley), in addition to Outstanding Choreography nominations. SYTYCD’s outstanding costume team of Marina Toybina and Grainne O’Sullivan also won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Costumes for a Variety Program.
 
“I am thrilled with the spectacular, fresh talent we have discovered this season. I believe these dancers have inspired the choreographers to create remarkable dance numbers each week.  I am excited for your favorite dancers to bring their inspiration and routines to even more cities throughout the nation on this year’s tour,” stated Nigel Lythgoe, judge, executive producer and co-creator of the hit FOX series.  
 
About So You Think You Can Dance
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE was created by Simon Fuller and Nigel Lythgoe and is from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions. The series is executive-produced by Fuller, Lythgoe; Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions; Barry Adelman, Executive Vice President of dick clark productions; James Breen and Jeff Thacker. Visit the official SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE site at www.fox.com/dance to view exclusive videos, photos and contestant profiles. “Like” SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SoYouThinkYouCanDance. Follow the series on Twitter @DANCEonFOX and join the discussion using #sytycd. Follow host Cat Deeley at @catdeeley, and follow the judges Nigel Lythgoe @dizzyfeet and Mary Murphy @hottamaletrain
 
To order by phone with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover,
call the FSCJ Artist Series Box Office at:
(904) 442-2929
(toll-free outside of Jacksonville 1-888-860-BWAY)
Tickets are also available online with Instant Seat Selection by visiting
the FSCJ Artist Series Website at:

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Orchard Moves to Harmontown The Riotous Road Documentary on “Community” Creator Dan Harmon to Release this Fall via The Orchard


Film Also Features Appearances by Jack Black, Ben Stiller, and Joel McHale, Among Others


(New York, NY | July 14, 2014) The Orchard, a pioneering independent music, film and video distribution company and top-ranked MCN, has acquired theatrical and digital rights spanning North America and the U.K. to Harmontown.
The documentary, directed by Neil Berkeley (Beauty Is Embarrassing) and co-produced by Future You Pictures and Starburns Industries, follows Community creator and writer/producer Dan Harmon on tour for his eponymous podcast series. The film features appearances byJack BlackBen StillerSarah SilvermanJason Sudeikis and Joel McHale -- among other A-list comics -- and will be released by The Orchard theatrically and digitally this fall.
A kindred spirit to nerds everywhere, Harmon has achieved celebrity via “Community,” but cut his teeth writing for shows such as “The Sarah Silverman Program” and the Jack Black/Ben Stiller pilot “Heat Vision and Jack.”
After being fired from the hit series he created, Harmon takes his writing on the road in Harmontown and performs live podcasts for his cult-like fan base across the country. Known for his wit, cynicism, genius and self-deprecation, the film initially begins documenting Dan’s fandom, and progressively evolves into a deeper character and case study.
"Harmontown is a fascinating glimpse into the mind of a man that would quote himself saying that a movie about him is fascinating,” says Harmon. “It's more than a documentary. It's your chance to figure out what's wrong with me while cutting me in on the profit."
Harmontown originally premiered as part of the Documentary Spotlight at the South by Southwest Film Festival, and continued with limited, special engagement screenings at Hot Docs and the Los Angeles Film Festival. Screening to critical acclaim, Harmontown has been lauded by critics like Oliver Lyttelton of The Playlist, who called the film “unexpectedly moving” and Harmon “a legitimately fascinating unlikely superstar. 
Echoing the structure of the film – the chronicling of Harmon’s podcast tour – Harmon will embark upon another podcast tour in concert with Harmontown’s theatrical expansion.
“It’s exciting to know that the world will finally get to see this movie and that our incredible partners, The Orchard, are going to make that happen,” says Executive Producer, Joe Russo II. “From the first conversation we had with them, we knew that they had the energy and understanding of our audience to make the release a success. The movie is in good hands, and we can’t wait for the world to see it.”
“Sometimes, getting fired results in amazing opportunities. In the case of Dan Harmon, it resulted in the engaging and hilarious pop culture-infused doc Harmontown,” says The Orchard’s SVP of Film & TV, Paul Davidson. “Here at The Orchard, where Harmon-fanaticism runs rampant, we’re proud to be bringing Dan’s rollicking roadshow to his fans everywhere."
The deal was negotiated by UTA Independent Film Group and Josh Braun of Submarine on behalf of Future You Pictures and Starburns Industries with Danielle DiGiacomo of The Orchard.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

FSCJ Artist Series Presents SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody November 6-8

FSCJ ARTIST SERIES, SPONSORED BY CHASE PRESENTS
SPANK! THE FIFTY SHADES PARODY
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The Laugh-Out-Loud Comedy Returns to Jacksonville! 
Times-Union Center | November 6-8, 2014

TICKETS ON SALE
FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 2014 AT 10AM

JACKSONVILLE, FL – SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody returns to Jacksonville’s Times-Union Center’s Terry Theater for four performances only from Thursday, November 6th through Saturday, November 8thTickets go on sale Friday, August 8th at 10AM through the FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Chase, the official presenter of the Jacksonville show. 

SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody is the hilarious new musical that brings all the naughty fun of the best-selling book to life. Your inner goddess will be laughing out loud with this clever re-imagining of the characters as they come alive with hysterical comedy, musical numbers, steamy performances from the leading hunk in the grey tie, plus lots of surprises!  Learn more about the show at www.spankshow.com. Watch a video preview of SPANK!: http://bit.ly/SpankJaxVideo    

SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody Performance Schedule:
Thursday, November 6th at 7:30PM Friday, November 7th at 8:00PM
Saturday, November 8th at 4:30PM and 8:00PM

Tickets for SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody in Jacksonville are $50.00 and can be purchased at www.artistseriesjax.org, (904) 442-2929, and the FSCJ Artist Series Box Office between 10AM-5PM, Monday-Friday. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more at (904) 442-2947 or groupsales@fscj.edu.

Audience members can partake in pre-show drinks at the Times-Union Center’s Terry Theater, including a specialty SPANK! cocktail, and, after the show, can pose for a photo with Mr. Dangerous himself.  Lobby doors open one hour before the performance for every show.

Since its premiere in October of 2012, SPANK! has become a huge box office hit with tour dates in over 150 cities across the United States and Canada, including Jacksonville!

Read a blogger review from when SPANK! premiered in Jacksonville in 2013!

“A sexy, hysterical, rip-roaring good time” - Toronto Stage “The audience went wild. SPANK! is a raucously hilarious, perfect girl’s night out!” - BroadwayWorld.com “Wildly entertaining” - Toronto Stage  “A hilarious satire of practically every trope in popular culture” - Chicago Public Radio “Well written comedy not to be missed” - Oakland Press “A spankin’ good time” - The Weekender 
SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody is not associated with, nor authorized by, author E.L. James or Vintage Press.

To order by phone with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover,
call the FSCJ Artist Series Box Office at:
(904) 442-2929
(toll-free outside of Jacksonville 1-888-860-BWAY)
Tickets are also available online with Instant Seat Selection by visiting
the FSCJ Artist Series Website at:

Sunday, April 20, 2014

THE ARTS in Jax

Check out this project. We met them at Chamblin's Uptown at One Spark.

Its a great idea. Check it out and support if you're able.

http://www.thearts.us

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

FSCJ Artist Series Presents THE ADDAMS FAMILY May 2

THE FSCJ ARTIST SERIES PRESENTS
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FRIDAY, MAY 2, 2014 at 8PM
TIMES-UNION CENTER’S MORAN THEATER

 JACKSONVILLE, FL – The 2013/2014 National Tour of the new musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY, based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, will make its Jacksonville premiere on Friday, May 2nd at 8PM at the Times-Union Center’s Moran Theater! 

 THE ADDAMS FAMILY, which began performances in March 2010 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and ran through December 2011, immediately became one of Broadway’s biggest hits. Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune described the production as “classic, full-tilt, fast paced, old-fashioned musical comedy!” and John Simon of Bloomberg News called it “uproarious! A glitzy-gloomy musical entirely worthy of the macabre drawings by Charles Addams.”

Here’s a video sneak peek of the show: http://bit.ly/AddamsFamVideo 

Tickets for THE ADDAMS FAMILY in Jacksonville start at $32.00 and are available at the FSCJ Artist Series Box Office between 10AM-5PM, Monday-Friday, at (904) 442-BWAY (2929) and online 24/7 at www.artistseriesjax.org.  Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more at (904) 442-2947 or groupsales@fscj.edu. 

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features a book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. The production is directed by Jerry Zaks with choreography by Sergio Trujillo.  Production design (sets and costumes) by Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch with set adaptations by James Kronzer. The production features lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Craig Cassidy and puppetry by Basil Twist. 

THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story and it's every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren't upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. 

Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's "normal" boyfriend and his parents.

In a prolific career spanning six decades, Charles Addams created several thousand cartoons, sketches and drawings, many of which were published in The New Yorker. But it was his creation of characters that came to be known as The Addams Family that brought Addams his greatest acclaim. With a unique style that combined the twisted, macabre and just plain weird with charm, wit and enchantment, Addams’ drawings have entertained millions worldwide and served as the inspiration for multiple television series and motion pictures. 

THE ADDAMS FAMILY tour for North America is produced by Phoenix Entertainment, Stephen B. Kane and Michael McFadden, by special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide. 

For more information, visit www.tafontour.com. 

To order by phone with Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover, call the FSCJ Artist Series Box Office at: (904) 442-BWAY (2929) (toll-free outside of Jacksonville 1-888-860-BWAY) Tickets are also available online with Instant Seat Selection by visiting the FSCJ Artist Series Website at:  www.artistseriesjax.org

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

2014-2015 BROADWAY SEASON LINE-UP - THE BOOK OF MORMON TO ANCHOR THE SEASON

JACKSONVILLE, FL – The FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Chase is thrilled to announce the 2014-2015 Broadway in Jacksonville Season! From the creators of South Park and winner of nine Tony Awards, THE BOOK OF MORMON will play a limited one-week engagement from February 3-8, 2015. The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century” and Entertainment Weekly says it’s “the funniest musical of all time." Season subscribers receive priority ticket opportunities to shows so a season subscription is the best way to guarantee seats to THE BOOK OF MORMON.

In addition to THE BOOK OF MORMON as the season anchor, the FSCJ Artist Series’ 2014-2015 Broadway in Jacksonville Season, sponsored by Chase features family favorite ANNIE and the Jacksonville debuts of DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE and I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE at the Times-Union Center’s Moran Theater!

ANNIE, October 21-26, 2014
Leapin’ Lizards! The world’s best-loved musical returns in time-honored form. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new incarnation of the iconic original. Featuring book and score by Tony Award®-winners Thomas Meehan, Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin, ANNIE includes such unforgettable songs as “It’s the Hard Knock Life,” “Easy Street,” “I Don’t Need Anything But You,” plus the eternal anthem of optimism, “Tomorrow.”  

DIRTY DANCING, December 9-14, 2014
DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do you Love Me?” and the heart stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” London’s Sunday Express says “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!” Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking live theatre sensation. You’ll have the time of your life!
THE BOOK OF MORMON, February 3-8, 2015
Winner of nine Tony Awards ® including Best Musical, THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music, and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone. Parker and Stone are the four-time Emmy Award-winning creators of the landmark animated series, “South Park.” Tony Award-winner Lopez is co-creator of the long-running hit musical comedy, Avenue Q.  The musical is choreographed by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone) and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker. Contains explicit language.

I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE, March 17-22, 2015   
I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE is the brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history! It’s 1952 and you are a member of the Desilu Playhouse studio audience awaiting the filming of two hilarious and oh-so-familiar I LOVE LUCY® episodes. A charming host entertains and enlightens you to the behind-the-scenes filming process of this brand new thing called “television,” the Crystaltone Singers perform advertising jingles in perfect 50s style harmony, and the sidesplitting antics of America’s favorite foursome – Lucy, Ricky, Fred and Ethel – are presented live on stage and in color for the very first time! It’s a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience TV Guide’s William Keck calls “the most entertaining stage production I’ve seen in years – including Broadway!” The truth is in the title – whether young or old, everybody really does LOVE LUCY!

Season tickets to the FSCJ Artist Series’ 2014-2015 Broadway in Jacksonville Season, sponsored by Chase are on sale now with four-show package prices starting at just $129!  Season ticket prices vary depending on the show time, day of the week, and seating location.  A renewal brochure packet is being mailed to current FSCJ Artist Series subscribers this week, allowing them to confirm or request an upgrade to their seats. 

Current subscribers can renew by calling (904) 442-2929 or 1-888-860-BWAY, Monday through Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm.  New this year, to complete renewals online, visit www.artistseriesjax.org. Current subscribers may also mail their invoices to the FSCJ Artist Series Box Office, 501 W. State Street, #109, Jacksonville, FL 32202.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Margaret Cho Collaborates with World-Renowned Surrealist VINCENT CASTIGLIA to Create Portrait of Comedian with Her Own Blood



New York City’s resident blood-wielding surrealist, VINCENT CASTIGLIA, is honored to announce that he will be creating a personally commissioned portrait of world-famous comedian Margaret Cho, exclusively in her own blood. Last week, Cho arrived at his studio to donate her blood for the project, which was ciphered with the help of a phlebotomist.

“Margaret had interviewed me for a hardcover art anthology called, ‘TOME 2’, then again for her talk show, Monsters of Talk,” said VINCENT CASTIGLIA in an interview with Examiner.com. “Initially we had talked about doing it in her menstrual blood--- she asked if it was possible and I let her know that I could incorporate menstrual blood into the painting but there would be no way that there would be enough of it to paint a full-scale painting. I told her that if she wanted it entirely in her blood, then it would have to be collected intravenously.”


VINCENT CASTIGLIA is the first American artist to receive a solo exhibition invitation from Oscar Award-winning artist H.R. Giger in the history of the H. R. Giger Museum Gallery. Vincent’s art has been praised by fellow artists, musicians, and other notables throughout his career.

“With such precise technique, his depiction of human musculature is nothing short of outstanding.”  
– Paul Booth / World-renowned Tattooist, Artist, Gallery Owner, Fanatical Nihilist

“If the body is the temple, then the heart is the altar and the blood is the sacred flame that enlightens the shrine. Vincent is painting with holy light.” – Martin Eric Ain / Musician, Celtic Frost

“The ominous truth that his art confronts, along with the exquisiteness in which it is portrayed, provides a timeless revelation into human existence.” – Joe Sopkowics, Forensic Photographer


In the privacy of his studio, VINCENT CASTIGLIA practices a kind of modern-day phlebotomy, siphoning the life force which contains his own psychic energy, while giving it an outlet and form. In doing so, he dissolves the barrier between artist and art in a most literal and immediate sense. Vincent’s figures, their musculature and skin, are painted with what could be thought of as “liquid flesh”. Its tendency to quicken the subjects is likely inapproachable by any other medium---as it is actual tissue with which it is being rendered. In this way the subject’s realism is not merely an optical illusion due to its level of detail, but rather is an actual transference of flesh and blood to each work.

VINCENT CASTIGLIA’s impressive work has seen many sides of the entertainment world, as well. MTV New Media's Horror-Slasher Film, Savage County, featured his art as its official movie poster, depicting the three murderers in the film. Prior to the film, Vincent painted album art for heavy metal band Triptykon's 2010 debut release, Eparistera Daimones. Triptykon is founded by former Hellhammer / Celtic Frost singer and guitarist Tom Gabriel Fischer. Vincent also painted the DVD cover for Fangoria Presents film, Corpsing.

His work has been featured on The National Geographic Channel (NatGeo), FOX News, CNBC, BBC, New York 1 News, Spike TV, The Discovery Channel, and The Science Channel. Castiglia was also recently a guest on the Jay Thomas Show on Sirius XM Radio. His work has been explored by countless art and culture publications, in the US and internationally, including the New York Post, New York Daily News, The Huffington Post, Art Business News, International Business Times, Bizarre Magazine, as well as Lexikon Der Phantastischen K√ľnstler “The international encyclopedia of fantastic, surrealistic, symbolist, & visionary artists”. He was also recently awarded "Tattoo Artist of the Year" in ThisisHorror.uk's "This Is Horror Awards 2012".

His work hangs in many distinguished collections internationally, among them, the collection of Rock legend Gregg Allman.  Vincent’s paintings have been exhibited at museums and galleries in the US, and internationally, including CoproGallery, (Santa Monica, California), Last Rites Gallery (New York) The Museum of Sex (New York), The Museum Of Porn In Art, (Switzerland), The HR Giger Museum Gallery, (Switzerland), , The Mall Gallery (London, England) Canvas Los Angeles (Los Angeles California), Fuse Gallery (New York), Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center (Ft. Myers, Florida), Art @ Large Gallery (New York) Gallery Lombardi (Austin Texas), L’imagerie Gallery (Hollywood, California), Museo De La Cuidad De Mexico, (Mexico), C-Pop Gallery (Detroit, Michigan), Shooting Gallery (San Francisco, CA), Seed Gallery (Newark, New Jersey), The 7th Annual Dirty Show (Detroit, Michigan),  as well as The Congregation Gallery (Hollywood, California).

For more information on VINCENT CASTIGLIA, please visit www.vincentcastigliaart.com.