On September 3rd, three bands from Aviles, Spain came to the Flagler Auditorium and rocked the house. They proved that superior musicians produce superior and amazing music.
The bands were, Tejedor, Alexandra in Grey and Morrigans, and they played to a full house. The bands were hosted by The St Augustine Sister City Association, Inc.. It was truly an amazing evening of music.
The Interfaith Service on September 1st, at the First United Methodist Church on King Street, was a remarkable and enlightening moment for our community. The broad spectrum of spiritual beliefs represented at the event was amazing. The vibration present, was one of peace, harmony and understanding. Words become lacking in its description, only being there could really explain what was said, and how that plural message was transformed into one positive light.
The Interfaith Community of St. Augustine hopes to bring people of different faiths together through an interfaith commemoration to be held September 1st during the city’s 450th anniversary.
The Rev. Ken Wilcox is senior minister at the Center for Spiritual Living St. Augustine and has played a major role in planning this event, so Jorge Rivera of First Coast TV got a chance to visit the center and talk to him about this wonderful upcoming event.
First Coast.TV sat down with Kathleen Bagg of the Office of Communications at the Diocese 0f St Augustine, to go through the events coming up on September 8th.
Re-enactments, Processions, Mass and much more…….
Jorge Rivera of First Coast.TV had an opportunity to sit down with 2 producers Sherry Suttles, Executive Producer and Derek Boyd Hankerson, local minority Producer to discuss the the upcoming and first every Gullah Geechee (Mende) Film and Culture Festival.
The location cities for the film and culture festival is as follows: Miami, St. Augustine, and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The dates are October 23, 29, 30, 31, and November 1, 2015. Free admission and/or donations welcomed.
With films of all genres, by veterans and independent producers, to include films from Sherry Suttles and Derek Hankerson with live performances, storytelling, and demonstrations of ancient arts and crafts such as basketmaking, blacksmithing, quilting, and ring shouting, coupled with traditional health remedy lessons and African dance and drumming.
For more information, please contact Sherry A. Suttles, Executive Producer, 954-668-1518; 2047; Ken Knight, GGG – Miami 305-305-2699; Derek Hankerson, Producer904-377-3465.
First Coast.TV went to Jacksonville to see four more obelisks, and meet the artists behind them. Once again they were remarkable, and so they told us what they were all about.
First Coast.TV went to see some more obelisks in the Compassionate St Augustine Project. These obelisks (25) will eventually be put all around the City of St Augustine as part of the 450th celebration. The obelisks are still being worked on by the individual artists responsible for each of them. Each one of them are really wonders of art. In part II we talk to three more of these artists.
First Coast.TV went to see some of the obelisks in the Compassionate St Augustine Project. These obelisks (25) will eventually be put all around the City of St Augustine as part of the 450th celebration. The obelisks are still being worked on by the individual artists responsible for each of them. Each one of them are really wonders of art. In part I we talk to three of these artists.
St Augustine has its celebration of the 4th of July in its unique style. Thousands of people flooded the city, to enjoy the good weather, the food, the concerts and the grand finale the FIREWORKS over the Matanzas river. A true 4th of July for the oldest city in the USA.
The “St Augustine Suite” by Piotr Szewczyk was performed for the first time on June 27th, 2015, at the Cathedral Basilica in the City of St Augustine. The suite was commissioned by the festival to commemorate the 450th anniversary of St Augustine.
The large cathedral was packed to the point that many were turned away. It started with Mozart’s symphony no.41 and piano concerto no.22. Then came the gem of the evening, the St Augustine Suite by Piotr Szewczky. At the end of the suite the thunderous applause and roar of the crowd proved that a master piece had been performed. First Coast.TV was able to have a brief word with the festival’s musical director Jorge Peña about the suite.