EMMA brought Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway on Saturday, April 7th to the Lewis Auditorium in St Augustine. Neil Berg played a lovely piano as the other musicians and cast sang broadway songs known to most of us, from such musicals as Camelot,Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Jersey Boys, Jesus Christ Super Star and so many more. The auditorium was packed as the songs kept coming and thunderous applause followed each one.
On March 28th 2018, Anne Feeney performed in St Augustine (Lincolnville Museum & Cultural Center) as part of a benefit concert for the “Let Freedom Ring” Chimes Project. The venue was packed and at times the audience sang along. First Coast.TV got a chance to speak to her briefly about her music.
Tthe Lightner Museum had its January’s Lightner After Hours event for an evening of enlightening conversation and exceptional music in Lightner Museum’s Mezzanine above the Historic Pool area on January 25th, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Music was provided by Blue Muse, an enigma, is true to their name. Formed in 2013, the members of Blue Muse are as eclectic as their music: a former computer consultant recruiting her professor, fellow Jacksonville University students, and adjuncts as well as a baker’s apprentice. It is this sense of mystery and thoughtful collaboration that attributes to the diversified sound their fans love. Sarah Lee recognized each member’s passion for jazz as she worked with each musician while attending Jacksonville University on her own quest to follow her life’s passion, music.
On Wednesday January 24th, Venardos Circus opened to the amazement of the many who came opening night. The fun, energy and spectacle filled the Circus tent, not to mention the ooos, the awes and the laughter of the crowd. So from now till February 10th the Circus is in town to amaze and delight all those coming in to the red and white striped tent.
Get your tickets at https://www.venardoscircus.com/buy-tickets
EMMA Concert Association presented their annual Holiday Traditions concert with First Coast Opera on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at Lewis Auditorium. This concert was a performance by First Coast Opera of “Amahl and the Night Visitors. First Coast .TV missed the Opera because of previous commitment, but was able to bring you highlights of the second half of the performance. ENJOY
On September 27th at the Lightner Museum, the St Augustine Tonight Show will open its second season. We invite all to come and be part of the live audience. The show starts at 6:30pm, and is about an hour in duration. Check out our first season at youtube.com/…nel/UCvHUKfugD44TlXsywtkIP5g
The second season of the St Augustine Tonight Show was to start Sept. 20th at the Lightner Museum when hurricane Irma struck Florida. The impact to St Augustine was substantial and for that reason the season will start Sept 27th at the Lightner Museum.
On Saturday August 12th the Lincolnville Museum & Cultural Center had a tribute to American jazz musician and singer-songwriter Billie Holiday, the house was packed to a sold out crowd. Carole Freeman shared her stories and sung interpretations of Billie Holiday, filling the room with the artistic spirit of one of America’s greats.
St Augustine Tonight Show starts a campaign of asking for participation in getting the second season ready, by setting up a Go Fund Me to collect contributions that will allow the show to continue. The target dates for the 13 upcoming shows are from Sept. 22nd to Dec. 15th 2017.