Lightner After Hours Enlightens the Senses

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.

Venardos Circus Has Landed

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 and First Coast Opera Bring Holiday Traditions

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

St Augustine Tonight at St Augustine Distillery

St Augustine Tonight Show with your host Jorge Rivera will be taped this coming Wednesday, 6:30pm, November 1st, at the St Augustine Distillery. Do not miss it, and be part of the live audience. Our guests are Scott C. Gregg, Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Saint Augustine Orchestra, Neil Armingeon with the Matanzas Riverkeeper, and musical guest Chillula. Check out previous shows of season one and two on our Youtube channel : www.youtube.com/channel/UCvHUKfugD44TlXsywtkIP5g and subscribe.

St Augustine Tonight Show Ready For Season 2

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

 

Irma Cancels First Show of St Augustine Tonight Show

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.

A Tribute to Billie Holiday

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 Season 2 Fund Campaign

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.

https://www.gofundme.com/st-augustine-tonight-show-season-2

SOFAR Comes to St Augustine and Joins Global Music Scene

Sofar Sounds is a global, grassroots network of artists, hosts, and guests, all with the goal of helping to bring the magic back to live music. They curate secret, intimate gigs in unique spaces, from living rooms and churches to hoodie shops and fancy furniture showrooms. They aim to create performance spaces that are respectful to artists, where the audience lives in the moment and listens closely to the music.

They started as a hobby in London back in 2009, became a business a few years ago, and have grown into a global community of music lovers, supporting thousands of artists around the world, putting on hundreds of gigs every month across hundreds of cities.

Sofar is an expanding network of artists and music lovers. It is the first in St Augustine, and now our city is one of almost 360 cities around the planet that are part of this community driven music movement. Next live music event is in June, check out  their website below, and see if you can get into the next event.

https://www.sofarsounds.com/

A Visit to the St Augustine Aquarium

Developing the St. Augustine Aquarium, Snorkel Adventure and Zipline has been a labor of love for founders Shawn and Kathy Hiester. They have been passionate about marine biology since they were kids and are thrilled to share that passion with their community through a viable and sustainable public aquarium.

Shawn and Kathy spent two years traveling the country to tour aquariums and meet the dedicated people who make them work. They also assembled a team of experts to not just build a business, but to use the aquarium as a vehicle for research, education and thoughtful discussion about the state of Florida’s marine habitats. They established relationships with marine research universities and organizations in support of their mission: marine conservation through education.

First Coast.TV was able to talk to Shawn & Kathy and visit this wonderful aquarium.