The St. Augustine Community School of Performing Arts presented “Dancing Stars of St. Johns County,” a lively competition along the lines of the popular TV show, “Dancing with the Stars,” and featuring entrants from St. Johns County. The event took place on the stage of the Lewis Auditorium on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.
Local celebrities teamed up with professional dance instructors and competed in front of a panel of judges for two awards: People’s Choice and Judge’s Choice.
The fundraiser benefits the community programs of the St. Augustine Community School of Performing Arts, whose mission is to give the community the gift of music through private vocal and instrumental lessons, ensembles, summer outreach camps, private scholarships, and more. Sponsors of the event include Arthur Murray Dance Centers and Murray Automotive Group.
The St. Augustine Music Festival is the largest free classical music festival in the U.S. With two full weekends of concerts featuring musicians from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra joined by internationally renowned artists presenting a variety of classical compositions, the festival offers a unique opportunity for visitors and locals to appreciate classical music in the impressive setting of St. Augustine’s historic Cathedral Basilica. Enjoy the highlights of the final night of June 29th.
The 13th Annual St. Augustine Music Festival will take place over the last two weekends (Thursday to Saturday) in June 2019: June 20 to 22 and 27 to 29, at the Cathedral Basilica. There will be six concerts in all, beginning at 7:30 p.m. each night. The concerts are free and will feature selections from a wide variety of composers, from Mozart to Mahler and Schubert to Shostakovich.
The St. Augustine Music Festival is the largest free classical music festival in the U.S. With two full weekends of concerts featuring musicians from the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra joined by internationally renowned artists presenting a variety of classical compositions, the festival offers a unique opportunity for visitors and locals to appreciate classical music in the impressive setting of St. Augustine’s historic Cathedral Basilica.
On day 2 (June 21) was a night of percussion by musicians Joseph Becker and Kevin Ritenauer.
A wonderful event to benefit two charities and celebrate food and Auggie’s Fresh or Frightening Food first anniversary at Guy Harvey’s and Santiago’s Kitchen in St Augustine. From exotic desserts to roasted pig outdoors, a true food extravaganza with some of St Augustine’s best chefs showing their amazing skills..
The St. Augustine Jewish Historical Society held a reception to honor the 16 Rabbis arrested in St. Augustine on June 18, 1964.
Both the plaque dedication and the reception were held on the site of the arrest, at the Hilton Garden Inn Bayfront, 32 Avenida Menendez in St. Augustine, which was the Monson Hotel in 1964.
The event began at 10:30 a.m. on the steps where Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was arrested in June 1964 at the then Monson Hotel. A reception followed the dedication of a plaque to commemorate the largest mass arrest of Rabbis in United States history.
Stacey Heath brought and read a statement from Rabbi Sills who was one of the 16 Rabbis and is still alive but in fragile health, living in Eugene Oregon.
Fort Mose in St. Augustine is the site of the first legally sanctioned free African American settlement. While the fort itself no longer stands, the site it stood on still feels full of the groundbreaking history that was made there. In 1738, the Spanish governor of Florida chartered the settlement of Gracia Real de Santa Teresa de Mosa, or Fort Mose. This was the very first of its kind, because it was built specifically for those people fleeing slavery from the English colonies in the Carolinas.
The 1740 Spanish victory at the Battle of Bloody Mose is reenacted annually in St. Augustine. This was the 277th anniversary of the battle, and the event was presented by Florida Living History, Inc., and the Fort Mose Historical Society from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Fort Mose, just north of historic St. Augustine.
Visitors could participate in the commemoration of the battle and enjoy reenactments of the 1740 battle that forced the British to retreat from Spanish Florida. Reenactments of the battle itself took place at 12:00 noon and at 2:00 p.m. Other activities occurred throughout the day, with musket demonstrations and colonial Florida craft-making stations, including blacksmithing, 18th-century foods, finger weaving, and pine needle basket weaving. There were also a variety of free children’s activities, plus food and craft vendors.
Before and after the battle, visitors could enjoy interacting with volunteers in period dress while they step back in time and experience what it was like on the fateful day before the big battle between the British, who were occupying Fort Mose, and the Spanish from the Castillo. Scenes include Yamassee natives preparing for battle, British soldiers planning the surprise attack of the Castillo de San Marcos, and British General Oglethorpe and his forces encamped at Fort Mose.
ur last show this last Thursday May 30th at Garrett Bros. Home Decor was a real shinny gem. Our guests were from the West African Drum Circles Michael Thomas, activist and author Sandra Parks, from the Jacksonville Symphony Jorge A. Peña, and musical guests Flo.Wav.
The show was catered by Natasha Olivera of City Bistro and drinks provided by IWS (International Wine & Spirits).
Another awesome St Augustine Tonight show #12 this last Thursday May 23rd. Our guests were journalist and author Andrew Nagorski, general director of the Hispanic Culture Film Festival Eugenio Maslowski and musical guest Alberto Cebollero. Our caterer was Bakersville Bread Company. A very educational and witty show, the music was Jazz on the guitar.
Thursday, May 16th the St Augustine Tonight Show had awesome guests, film producer and author Ward Clayton, from Urban Asado Nick Carrera, journalist Jessica Clark, actor and playwright Lee Weaver giving us comic relief, and musical guests The Raisin Cake Orchestra. Catering provided by Sebastian Sikora of Dessert First Bistro.