The Hispanic Culture Film Festival Opening Reception was a success as the mayor of Jacksonville, representatives of the Spanish and Mexican governments were present just to name a few of the who’s who’s of Florida who were in attendance. Music and food were in abundance as this festival opened its arms to Hispanic Culture and the films to come in the next two weekends. First Coast.Tv got a chance to be there and speak briefly with creator and organizer of this gem of a festival Eugenio Maslowski.
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These are First Coast.TV highlights of the second weekend in September (7, 8 & 9) the Sing Out Loud Festival 2018, with two more weekends to come.
Checkout some of the bands, singers, comedians and poets of this wonderful festival.
First Coast.TV got a chance to speak with the man behind the Hispanic Culture Film Festival in Jacksonville, Florida. Eugenio Maslowski spoke with us about the idea and it being, and becoming a reality this September in the city of Jacksonville.
The Hispanic Culture Film Festival will take place – September 20th reception (by invitation only) – September 21, 22 & 23 and September 27, 28, 29 & 30. For more info go to www.hcffjax.com
These are First Coast.TV highlights of the first weekend in September of the Sing Out Loud Festival 2018, with three more weekends to come.
St. Augustine’s Sing Out Loud Music Festival, the largest free music festival in St. Johns County, returns for three weekends in September 2018. With hundreds of musical acts over four weekends at multiple venues, including the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, and Colonial Oak Music Park, the third annual Sing Out Loud Festival promises to be one of the most exciting and eclectic presentations of musical performances and one of the most significant festivals in northeast Florida. First Coast.TV got a chance to speak with Dianya Markovits about the Festival that starts tomorrow September 1st 2018.
The Silent Auction Grand Prize is announced. The silent auction will take place at the Corazon cinema & Cafe on August 16th 2018 from 11:30am-2:00pm. This is the Grand Prize among many other silent auction items.
All are invited to attend, meet Harry McCormick, and a short documentary on Harry McCormick by Jorge Rivera will be screened.
On August 16th 2018, the Harry McCormick Exhibition will have an event at the Corazon Cinema and Cafe at 11:30am till 2:00pm. This event will include a short documentary on Harry Mccormick, the chance to meet Harry McCormick in person and a silent auction. All are invited and welcome to this free event. Harry McCormick Exhibition is currently displayed at the Rotunda in the St Johns County Administration Bldg. on 500 San Sebastian View, St Augustine FL from 8am till 5pm, Monday-Friday till Sept. 20th.
Some of the silent auction items:
1) Grand Prize: St. Augustine Distillery Private after-hours tour and Custom Painting by
Harry McCormick. Winner gets a tour of St. Augustine’s prime distillery and restaurant. Additionally, Harry will paint the winner(s) at a bar in the location and sign it as a unique gift.
(Art: Forwarded photos of St. Augustine Distillery from Phillip McDaniel).
2) Golf basket, including an author-signed copy of “Men on the Bag: The Caddies of Augusta National,” which is a part of a soon-to-be released film documentary on caddies called “Loopers” (www.loopersmovie.com). Also included is a Masters Tournament hat and other golf gifts.
(see attached re book, flim).
3) Private Chef Dinner for 2: A private dinner with a chef with an expected value of $350.
(Art: Found art of a chef at a dinner).
4) Waterford Goblets: 2 shining water goblets from the standard of beautiful crystal.
(Art: Found art of a pair of Waterford goblets).
5) .70 Diamond Earrings: These nearly 3/4 carat diamond studs are a spectacular staple for any woman’s jewelry box.
(Art: Found art of diamond earrings).
6) Camping, Gardening, Kitchen, Car care, Zoo, Family Health baskets: Variety is the spice of life. Have fun bidding on your hobbies or build some memories with family and friends.
7) Town Center Eating Tour: Gift cards to Moxie, Brio, Cheesecake Factory and California Pizza Kitchen.
(Art: Found art of Moxie or Cheesecake or Pizza Kitchen).
8) Hermès Ladies Scarf: This iconic, French-made scarf is an ultra-exclusive fashion statement that has appeared on some of the best-dressed ladies in history.
(Art: Screen capture of video of scarf).
9) One Ocean Resort Stay- This luxurious 1-night stay includes a deluxe room, valet, all resort fees and breakfast.
(Art: Found art of One Ocean Resort).
and many more……
The In the Mood Art Exhibit, artwork by world-renowned artist Harry McCormick, will be on display all summer at the St. Johns County Administrative Building’s Rotunda. Sponsored by the St. Johns County Cultural Council and supported in part by a grant from the Crisp-Ellert Fund of the Community Foundation of Northeast Florida, the showing is scheduled for July 3-Sept. 20 with a grand opening July 17 from 8:15-9 a.m., in the Rotunda prior to the regularly scheduled St. Johns County Commission meeting. McCormick’s painting, Stocca Baccala, which was awarded first place in the prestigious St. Augustine Art Association Spring Show, is featured at the exhibition along with 40 other McCormick masterpiece works. McCormick, who recently moved to the St. Johns County area, will be on site for much of the showing. The New Jersey native is noted for his realistic paintings with a focus on light and shadow and he has been called a painter of “interiors” and “genre”‘ – such as ordinary people doing ordinary things like a series of people looking at paintings in museums and galleries.
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 7, 2018, 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.
Participants in this year’s Dancing Stars of St Johns County included Julie Basham, Jonathan Birbal, Kalee Howell, Brian Kurz, Madeline Rivera, Natalie Swift, Noelani Taylor, and Tina Verduzco.
The fundraiser was to benefit 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 included Arthur Murray Dance Centers and Murray Automotive Group.
World-renowned artist Harry McCormick is displaying his artwork all summer at the St. Johns County Administrative Building’s Rotunda. There will be a grand opening on July 17 from 8:15-9 a.m. The New Jersey native is noted for his realistic paintings with a focus on light and shadow, and he has been called a painter of “interiors” and “genre”‘ – such as ordinary people doing ordinary things like a series of people looking at paintings in museums and galleries. There is no admission charge, and the public is welcome during normal business hours on Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.. Though the official grand opening is July 17th, his work can be seen as of July 3rd at the rotunda.