Sing Out Loud Festival / Weekend 1

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.

Conversation with Dianya about the Sing Out Loud Festival 2018

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.

Color Pop at The Gallery Group

The Gallery Group is a local gallery that celebrates regional & international artists. Their mission is to create community through art. They are an Art Gallery. Their artists are local, regional and international. Every 1st Friday they have a wonderful art opening. An opportunity to eat, drink, mingle, and be inspired. The Color Pop this last Friday from 5-7pm with entertainment by Stephan the Cello Man! First Coast.TV got a chance to speak with artist Sylvia Gortz. Don’t miss your chance to see and purchase some beautiful art! COLOR POP Art exhibit @The Gallery Group. Featuring 6 artists- including Laura O’Neal, Vaughn Cochran, Lyne St Amand, James MacDonald & Sylvia Gortz. If you missed this last Friday don’t worry the art will be up through the end of August.

French Boys Choir in St Augustine

The French Boys Choir

The concert, which included music of the 16th century, Handel’s “Hallelujah,” Gounod’s “Ava Maria” and works from French folklores, began at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7th.

The choir is comprised of 20 boys between the ages of 10 to 18, the group has been singing and traveling in France and all over the world for 65 years.

Conducted by François Olivier, who is also the Titular of the Choir Organ at the St. Eustache at Paris, the choir gives young boys a special life experience through singing and group life.

Traveling in various countries also gives them the opportunity to discover different cultures. While on the road, their time is spent performing concerts, taping television shows,

taking singing lessons, touring foreign locales and participating in the liturgy.

Silent Auction Grand Prize is Announced

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.

A Drum Corps for St Augustine

Our Re-Established Old City Drum Corps was founded in 2018. In 1975 when US Army veteran Master Drum Major George Carroll lead the East Florida Fife & Drum at the start of the First Night Watch Parade, he couldn’t know that one of his students, Sr. Drum Sgt. & C.F.O. Michael S. Thomas would re-establish that group in 2018 to form Old City Drum Corps. As Founder & Chairman Of The Board, Sr. Drum Sgt. Thomas, re-organized Old City Drum Corps (OCDC) and is proud to have trained under George Carroll, honored and excited to share our vision & mission of the New Old City Drum Corps. The professional musicians of Old City Drum Corps recall the days of 16th thru 18th century periods as they parade in uniforms patterned after those worn by the musicians of that time. Every Professional Musician of Old City Drum Corps is Highly skilled with years of training either in military service and or trained under world renown musicians. Many of our musicians are award-winning artists and full-time musicians, They are not re-en actors. The Corps uses century period, handmade rope-tension drums which bring to life the exciting sounds of 16th thru 18th century drumming. Old City Drum Corps consists of local Saint Augustine professional musicians trained in military marching, choreography and time period music. The size of their ensembles can be as small as a two man drumming solo exhibition…and as large as a full 12pc. Fife & Drum Corps with color guard & Drum Major. The Musicians of Old City Drum Corps have been rehearsing diligently so as to debut the Corps this upcoming parade season here in Old Town Saint Augustine. We are currently Booking Parades/Community Events/Education & Special Events, Please contact Booking Agent ; (904) 392-4707 Dedicated to U.S. Army Veteran Master Drum Major George Carroll, the “Original” East Florida Fife & Drum, and First “Night Watch Parade”.

Wendy Tatter Studio Gallery

Wendy Tatter just opened a gallery on 501 Anastasia Blvd, sSt Augustine, FL. The Wendy Tatter Studio Gallery had its grand opening on Sunday August 5th, from 5pm – 9pm.

Harry McCormick Event with Silent Auction Aug. 16th

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.
(Art: TBA)

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 Owl and the Pussycat” by First Coast Opera

First Coast Opera brings The Owl and the Pussycat to the Corazon Cinema & Cafe

After Felix Sherman, an aspiring author and bookshop clerk in New York City, reports to landlord Rapzinsky that neighbor Doris is a prostitute, the woman is evicted, immediately moves into his apartment in the middle of the night, and denounces Felix as a homosexual informant. Astonished, Felix allows her to stay. When his guest develops hiccups he attempts to cure her by ……..

Harry McCormicks Grand Opening Reception

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.

http://www.mccormickstudios.com/