St Augustine Concert Band Gala Season Opener

St Augustine Concert Band Gala Season Opener 2018 was on October 17th at the Pacetti Bay Middle School in St Augustine.
Making wonderful music under conductor Geoffrey S. Magnani.

Recuerda Votar y Conozca su Papeleta

Un mensaje del Supervisor de Elecciones de St. Johns, Vicky Oakes, sobre la próxima elección del 6 de noviembre de 2018.

Remember to Vote and Know Your Ballot

A message from the St Johns Supervisor of Elections Vicky Oakes about the oncoming election of November 6, 2018.

Adam Morley Runs with an Honest and Powerful Message

This political ad paid by the Adam Morley campaign, conveys in an honest and heartfelt message of why he is running for Florida House district 24.

Born and raised in this area his message is to the point and makes sense. Do not forget to vote on November 6th 2018

 

St Augustine Lighthouse 144 Years Later

An anniversary celebration took place on Saturday, October 13 from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M. featuring Meet-the-Lighthouse-Keeper photos, a cake cutting at 2 P.M., games on the front lawn, and self-guided tours of the historic tower and Museum exhibits. The celebration will launch a year-long observation culminating with the 145th anniversary on October 15, 2019.

Bernstein’s Broadway in St Augustine

First Coast Opera kicked off its 2018-19 season with Bernstein’s Broadway, a concert highlighting the musical legacy of iconic American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein.  Part of the international Leonard Bernstein at 100 celebration, Bernstein’s Broadway featured hit tunes from his wildly successful Broadway musicals performed by guest artists in the Lightner Museum “swimming pool”, 25 Granada St., in downtown St. Augustine.
The program featured selections from West Side Story, Candide, On the Town, Trouble in Tahiti, and Wonderful Town.  Returning guest artists included Fort Lauderdale soprano Elena Galván, who sang the role of Kay in last season’s The Stranger’s Tale, Tampa mezzo soprano Sarah Nordin, who sang on last season’s Opera’s Most Haunting Melodies concert, University of Florida professor Matt Morgan, who last sang with FCO in the 2015 Opera Paris concert, popular local singer Carrie Thornton with accomplished local music director Curtis Powell accompanying on piano.  They were joined by St. Petersburg baritone Luis González and Tampa bass Tyler Putnam each making FCO debuts.  Leonard Bernstein’s music resonates with both classical and musical theater audiences.
According to FCO Artistic Director Curtis Tucker, “Bernstein’s song-writing is extraordinary.  From a performer’s standpoint, they can be quite complicated, but for the audience, his songs are tuneful, clever, and memorable.”
The program was performed, at the Lightner Museum swimming pool area, 25 Granada St., in downtown Saint Augustine on Thursday, October 11 at 7:30pm and will be performed again on October 13th at Del Webb Auditorium in Ponte Vedra.

Perfect for Awesomeness!

Launch Party for Perfect for Awesomeness! was on October 6th 2018. We spoke with Kyle Goodwin and his project on a beautiful awesome day.

Candidate Forum & Voter Registration Drive

All candidates from the Florida House contested races in the greater Jacksonville area will be presenting on the panel.  Also have Aaron Bean and Billie Bussard running for Florida Senate District 4 and Ges Selmont running for US House District 4 on the program!
Don’t miss your chance to hear from and meet the candidates! 
Meeting at:
Havana Jax Cafe
2578 Atlantic Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32207
5:30pm -8:00pm

The following candidates have confirmed their spot on our panel:
Ges Selmont – US House Representative District 4 (D)
Aaron Bean – State Senate District 4 (R)
Billie Bussard – State Senate District 4 (D)
Cord Byrd – State House Representative District 11 (R)
Nathcelly Rohrbaugh – State House Representative District 11 (D)
Clay Yarborough – State House Representative District 12 (R)
Timothy Yost – State House Representative District 12 (D)
Wyman Duggan – State House Representative District 15 (R)
Tracye Polson – State House Representative District 15 (D)
Jason Fischer – State House Representative District 16 (R)
Ken Organes – State House Representative District 16 (D)

 

 

Day After Hispanic Culture Film Festival

We spoke with Eugenio Maslowski, the creator and organizer of the first Hispanic Culture Film Festival in Jacksonville. We asked him for his reflections on the festival after it was over. He talked about Andy Garcia, the trophy and much more.

 

St Augustine International Dance Festival 2018

St Augustine Ballet hosted the International Dance Festival featuring ballet, contemporary and modern dance master classes and a performance for the public with International Professional and Pre-Professional Dancers at 7 p.m. Saturday, September 29 in Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College, 14 Granada St., downtown St. Augustine.