Gerald Alston’s Tribute to Sam Cook at the Ritz Theatre
Ritz Theatre & Museum is a landmark in Jacksonville history. Opened in 1914 as a movie theater, the Ritz was rebuilt and reopened in 1999 as a performance theatre. It is home to Ritz Voices, Puttin’ on the Ritz Amateur Night, and Heritage Concert Series. The museum chronicles the rich history of the LaVilla neighborhood, as well as providing visual art exhibits that reflect the African American diaspora. The Ritz Voices backup Gerald Alston of the Manhattans to pay tribune to Sam Cook and the Manhattans tonight at 8pm. Tickets are available at www.ritzjacksonville.org
River City Live Legacy Series: The Lavilla Neighborhood
The River City Live Legacy series will feature arts, culture, and history about people in places around the river city. With the help of Deb McDuffie from the Ritz Theatre & Museum we traveled around the Lavilla neighborhood to learn the rich history.
GALLERY: The Ritz Theatre & Museum in LaVilla
‘The Harlem of the South,’ other glimpses of Jacksonville’s past at the Ritz Theatre & Museum in LaVilla. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Morning Show presented special live coverage from the Ritz Theatre & Museum in LaVilla called “Our History, Our Future” on Tuesday. “That Black history is American history. It needs to be integrated into our schools, in grades K-12.”AdYou can find more history by visiting the Ritz Theatre & Museum in LaVilla. #OurHistoryOurFuture | The Morning Show brings you special live coverage “Our History, Our Future” from the Ritz History Museum in LaVilla.