Sing Out Loud / Highlights 2nd Weekend

After hurricane Irma cancels the first of three weekends of Sing Out Loud Festival. Here are the highlights of that 2nd weekend which was so needed after the devastation of hurricane Irma. The city of St Augustine came back to life with music sweet music..

Irma Cancels First Weekend Sing Out Loud Festival

Hurricane Irma threatens Florida for this coming weekend, and so for safety concerns the first weekend of the planned three weekend festival has been cancelled. First Coast.TV had a chance to speak with Ryan Murphy about the fate of the festival.

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Total Solar Eclipse Coming Your Way

On Aug. 21, 2017, people across the United States will see the sun disappear behind the moon, turning daylight into twilight, causing the temperature to drop rapidly and revealing massive streamers of light streaking through the sky around the silhouette of the moon. On that Monday, America will fall under the path of a total solar eclipse.  

The Great American Total Solar Eclipse will darken skies all the way from Oregon to South Carolina, along a path of about 70 miles (113 kilometers) wide. People who come into this “path of totality” for this big event are in for an unforgettable experience. So First Coast.TV sat down with members of the Ancient City Astronomy Club to talk about this big event, and what to expect.

Lightner Museum / Summer Mixology – Gin

Lightner Museum had its second Summer Mixology event featuring Manifest Distilling gin.
This program seeks to highlight the social trends of the Gilded Era, one of the more popular and iconic changes being the development of the cocktail, in this case related to gin, its history and evolution.  Guests were able to sample specially-crafted gin cocktails, enjoyed food-pairings as well as learned a little about the dynamic changes that occurred during the first part of the twentieth century.  Guests left encouraged to entertain in style in their own homes!

LAMA 4th Annual Celebration Comes to St Augustine

First Coast.TV took a peek into the LAMA 4th Annual Celebration on July 29th at the Shrine Club in St Augustine.

The Latin American Motorcycle Association was founded in 1977 in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood.  Since its inception, L.A.M.A. was intended to be a Moto-Touring Club with truly democratic ideas.  In 1995, a Chapter was formed in Miami, Florida and in 1996 L.A.M.A. became a National Association when the first national president was elected.  In 1999, L.A.M.A. became an International Association when Chapters were formed in Puerto Rico, Mexico & Cuba.  Today, the number of chapters has grown to over 170 worldwide spanning the Americas, Asia, Europe and Australia. 

L.A.M.A is a club without borders.  They have evolved into an “International Humanist Association”.   Accepting working people from all walks of life, regardless of nationality, race, color, religion, social class, gender, age, brand of motorcycle, etc.  They believe that it is more important to recognize and identify ourselves as Human rather than Latin, Asian, Black or White!

As a L.A.M.A. member there are doors opened in every city where they have chapters.  Members have the opportunity to visit those chapters, including those in other nations on their Annual National and International Runs.  L.A.M.A. is also recognized as one of the most active long distance riding clubs in the world.  

The women (DAMAS DE LAMA) “Ride Their Own”, riding extreme distances over long hours on good and bad roads, on hot and cold days, rain or shine. This is truly a test of endurance that most bikers find way too far and/or too challenging.

New Hotel by Hilton to Open Early 2018

Hilton Worldwide has signed an agreement with Key International to build a new Embassy Suites, an upscale, all-suite offering, in St. Augustine Beach, Florida. Expected to open in February 2018, the 175-suite Embassy Suites St. Augustine Beach – Oceanfront marks the third Hilton Worldwide property in St. Augustine Beach. On July 18th 2017 Embassy Suites had event “Topping Out Celebration” to inform the local community of the progress of the project and other important details. First Coast.Tv got a chance to tour the construction site and speak with General Manager Justin Nels.

2017 Dancing Stars of St Johns County was Awesome

Another great performance for a wonderful cause. On July 8th SACSPA (St Augustine Community School of Performing Arts) presented its 2017 Dancing Stars of St Johns County. The community came out in great numbers to support this non-profit organization which provides many programs to persons of all ages.
It was a blast of good music, dance and fun.

Happy 4th of July! St Augustine

On Tuesday St Augustine celebrated the 4th of July like many US cities, with a spectacular fire works show. The many thousands that came were not disappointed, with clear skies, beautiful weather and fire works galore. Happy 4th of July!

“Gems of Chamber Music” SAMF Day 5

On Friday, June 23rd, the St Augustine Music Festival presented The Gems Of Chamber Music as part of its program. Delighting the audience with the music of Johann Christian Bach, Ludwig Van Beethoven and Maurice Ravel.

“The Diaz Trio” Dazzles at the SAMF

On Thursday June 22 the St Augustine Music Festival returned for its second part of three more days of absolutely wonderful music, lets call it a crème de la crème of classical music. This time with The Diaz Trio, that delighted us with the music of Ludwig Van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and ending with a standing ovation by an audience that truly appreciated this beautiful gift by the trio.