Requiem by John Rutter

The 27 voice St. Augustine Chamber Singers presented a concert for the community on Friday evening, Sept. 28, at 7 pm in the St. Augustine Cathedral Basilica. Requiem, a major work for choir, soprano solo, organ, cello, oboe, flute and percussion by the English composer, John Rutter, was presented as well as compositions by local composer, Dr. Peter Mathews. The Chamber Singers are conducted by Kathleen Vande Berg with Shannon McKay at the organ.

A Film by Derek Hankerson

Gullah Geechee Corridor & the East Coast Greenways documentary features the rich culture of African Americans in St. John’s County, Florida while highlighting three cycling trails known as Rails to Trails, the SEA Island Loop, and the East Coat Greenways.  The national release of the full-length film is scheduled for October 2018 during Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Month.  An exclusive showing occurred on September 27th at the St Augustine Lighthouse at 6:00pm. Derek Hankerson the writer, producer and director of the film introduced the film to a packed house. After the film there was a question and answer session.

Freelance Jobs for Artists -SJCC Workshop

This workshop’s goal is to learn how to find jobs, earn extra money, use your skills. Figure out what types of jobs you qualify for. Also check out sites where to find the jobs and how to get noticed. This Saturday, Sept. 29th/10:30am at The Gallery Group on 303C Anastasia Blvd, St Augustine. Speaker Hala Laquidara, Director of Business Development with St Johns Cultural Council.

Jacksonville Symphony in St Augustine

EMMA Concert Association presented the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra in a special concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Flagler College on Sunday, September 23, 2018, at 3:00 p.m. Featuring selections of movie music by John Williams, the concert was held at Lewis Auditorium. John Williams has composed some of the most memorable movie scores in history, including Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, and E.T. He has won 23 Grammys, five Oscars, six Emmys, and four Golden Globes. The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra performed under the direction of Michael Krajewsky.

By Popular Demand “Portrait of an Artist”

People keep asking me (Jorge Rivera) about wanting to see the short documentary I put together about the artist (painter) Harry McCormick filmed here in NE Florida and NYC titled “PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST”. Many people were not able to attend the first showing of it at the Corazon Cinema & Cafe in mid August. As you all probably know Harry McCormick is a world renowned artist, and St Augustine was lucky enough to have an exhibition of his art (July 3 – September 20) at St Johns County Administration Building. His art was also being displayed at The Vault 1930 Art Gallery in Jacksonville. So here it is, please enjoy.

Hispanic Culture Film Festival Opening Reception

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.

Thinking Small: Miniature World of Thomas Rahner

Thinking Small: The Amazing Miniature World of Thomas Rahner,  which is a retrospective of St. Augustine resident Thomas Rahner’s small boat building skills.

Thomas Rahner, a native of St. Augustine, is a Professor Emeritus of Flagler College with 35 years of teaching experience. Rahner, a U.S. Army veteran, was the founder of the Theater Department at Flagler College, where he also served as a chairman for 31 years, and retired around 1998, when he took up a more leisurely avocation of building models of trains, planes and ships. During his latter 13 years as a college professor, he constructed exact replicas of play sets for the Limelight Theatre before each production. So transportation model building was no challenge.

The exhibit is being displayed in the Lightner Museum East Room, located on the Mezzanine level.

Sing Out Loud Festival / Weekend 2

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.

St Augustine Talks Prison Reform

On September 9th the Corazon Cinema and Cafe was packed with concerned local citizens who wished to learn more on prison reform in Florida and the United States.

Film, printed materials, speakers and a discussion panel were part of the entire education package on this subject. Hopefully informing the attendees on what to do in order to be part of the solution.

Hispanic Culture Film Festival – Jacksonville 2018

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