The primary purpose of the Florida Chamber Music Project is to foster and encourage the presentation of classical chamber music; to present and sponsor presentation of classical chamber music by highly qualified professional musicians; to increase awareness of classical chamber music in the State of Florida in general and in North Florida in particular and to provide educational institutions with opportunities to educate students of all kinds concerning the nature and value of classical chamber music and its performance. On June 9th it will have a Tango Masquerade Gala at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall. Obtain tickets website http://flchambermusic.org/
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The Romanza Festivale presented an eclectic sampling of the art of dance with “The Kaleidoscope of Dance” on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at the Lewis Auditorium. A wide variety of dance styles were featured in this program, all reflecting dance as practiced in the St. Augustine region. Ranging from tap to ballet and ballroom dancing and much more, the variety of styles reflect the role of dance in St. Augustine’s history, while showcasing the outstanding talent of professional and amateur dancers of the area.
The Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts is ten days of historical, cultural, and creative events that celebrate all things St. Augustine. From May 4 to 13, 2018, the nation’s oldest city is jam-packed with music and dance concerts, living history events and historical tours, live theater, and much more.Here are some of the highlights of the Romanza Festivale of the Arts in St Augustine, enjoy.
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The Romanza Festivale of Music and the Arts is ten days of historical, cultural, and creative events that celebrate all things St. Augustine. From May 4 to 13, 2018, the nation’s oldest city will be jam-packed with music and dance concerts, living history events and historical tours, live theater, and much more.
The Romanza Festivale includes more than 60 events and exhibits (many of them free) that showcase St. Augustine’s historical and cultural heritage. Performances, tours, and a variety of activities happen daily in many locations throughout the city. Romanza means romance, and this is the seventh year the Romanza Festivale will bring the talents of the arts community to the forefront to express their love affair with St. Augustine.
This year’s Romanza Festivale showcases the full sweep of local artistic endeavors, from opening night on Friday, May 4, to the closing concert by the St. Augustine Community Chorus on Sunday, May 14.
The Pioneers of Rock ‘n Soul Show is a nonstop, no holds barred production that pays tribute to many of the essential soul, blues, and early rock trailblazers. The shows founder and star, Billy Buchanan, portrays Little Richard, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Chuck Berry, with an unbelievable authenticity. Born and raised in Cleveland, OH, the city where DJ Alan Freed first coined the phrase “Rock and Roll”, Billy has a deep musical heritage. He was nominated for a Dove Award for his role in the touring production, Hero The Rock Opera, and was nominated for two Sunny Awards at The Sunburst Celebrity Impersonator’s. Billy has never forgotten where he came from and the artists that inspired him as a child. That is why he created The Pioneers of Rock ‘n Soul Show; To pay tribute to the city that he loves and the music that changed his life and the lives of millions around the world.
Check out Billy Buchanan’s website for testimonials, pictures, videos and more about his Pioneers of Rock ‘n Soul Show: https://billybuchanan.org/tributes
TRACY SEFCIK, A NAVY VET ARRIVED AT THE ST. AUGUSTINE PIER THURSDAY MORNING, 3 MAY AT 10:30 AM. TRACY HAD A MOTORCYCLE AND POLICE ESCORT AS SHE RODE THE LAST 5 MILES OF HER LONG JOURNEY FROM SAN DIEGO TO ST. AUGUSTINE.
TRACY STARTED HER LONG JOURNEY MORE THAT 2 MONTHS AGO AND TRAVELED 3184 MILES TO RAISE MORE THAN $25000 FOR THE GARY SINISE FOUNDATION.
“Dancing Stars of St. Johns County” had there meet and greet at Arthur Murray Dance Center in St Augustine on April 19th where all the dancers, sponsors and instructors all met. The “Dancing Stars of St Johns County” event is coming July 7th 2018 at the Flagler’s Lewis Auditorium 7pm. Do not miss it! Get your tickets at www.Dancingstarsofsjc.com
Dancing Stars of St. Johns County is an annual fundraiser benefiting the nonprofit organization, St. Augustine Community School of Performing Arts, Inc. (SACSPA). Proceeds from this event will assist the organization with programs that enrich the lives of families and children within the community. The event includes a competition among the Dancing Stars of St. Johns County. Similar to the popular television show, local celebrities will pair up with professional dance instructors from Arthur Murray Dance Centers and perform in front of a panel of judges. Dancers will compete for two awards: People’s Choice Award, based on sponsorships, donations, ticket sales, and votes by the community, and Judge’s Choice Award, based on the celebrity dance performances the night of the event. Following the competition attendees will enjoy a Pro Show with championship dancers from Arthur Murray Dance Centers.
GATSBY’S LOST GENERATION St Augustine 2018 The Greatest Event in St Augustine!! Gatsby was BACK! Saturday, April 28th, 2018 at the Lightner Museum from 7pm to 11:00pm! VW of St. Augustine was at it again, and if you’ve been to one of their parties, then you know it’s unbelievable. Lightner Museum, was rocked by the Mother of all parties! And Wait…There was an after Party again this year! The fun kept going at the Corazon Cinema from 11pm to 1:00am. Karla and the gang know how to keep the party going too!! The Gatsby Party kept the champagne flowing and the awesome music made the masses dance the night away!
“Everyone Behaves Badly, Given the Chance“ – Hemingway
1927 – was brought back to life!!
There was plenty more to see and do at the Sea Turtle Soiree, Friday night, April 20th from 6 pm til 10 pm. Amy Hendrickson and Ramona’s eight piece band were swinging at the 1920’s themed party on the pier. The food was out of this world and the dress of the guests gave glamour beyond to the event.
Arbor Day was celebrated at the St. Augustine Beach City Hall on Friday, April 20, 2018, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. The annual event featured live music, free food, nature exhibits, educational activities for kids and adults, and lots of fun. Smokey the Bear was on site to greet children and help share information on the importance of trees and preventing the destruction of forests. Guests had their photos taken with Smokey, and could also pet a live alligator at the event. Also on hand were Florida Fish and Wildlife, the Matanzas River Keeper, Audubon Birds, and the Sea Turtle Patrol. Special exhibits included a live bee hive exhibit, a touch tank with live sea creatures, butterflies, baby birds, wildlife exhibits, and much more. The Arbor Day event is held annually to recognize the importance of trees to the ecosystem and to inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees in their own lives and backyards. There were free trees for those who wanted to take one to plant at home or place of work.