By popular demand First Coast.TV will run the St Augustine Tonight Shows of Season 3 on the First Coast.TV website. The first show taped March 7th, 2019 at 7pm at Garrett Eclectic Home Decor was a smashing success, with a packed house, laughter and thunderous applause. Guests were abstract painter Anna Miller, Gatsby organizer and founder of STArtNow Sway Di Feo, and musical guest The Metro Band led by Ron Marshall.
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First Coast Opera performed a tribute to Marian Anderson at St Cyprian Episcopal Church, March 1 & 3 and March 2 at Players by the Sea in Jacksonville Beach. Marian Anderson (February 27, 1897-April 8, 1993) was an American singer and one of the most celebrated singers of the twentieth century. Anderson became an important figure in the struggle for black artists to overcome racial prejudice in the United States during the mid-twentieth century.
In 1939, the Daughters of the American Revolution refused permission for Anderson to sing to an integrated audience in Constitution Hall. The incident placed Anderson into the spotlight of the international community on a level unusual for a classical musician. Anderson continued to break barriers for black artists in the United States, becoming the first black person, American or otherwise, to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City on January 7, 1955.
On Tuesday the local St Augustine Tea Party had their regular meeting at diner Village Inn on US1. They invited the Republican High School Club to their meeting to discuss an issue over a question on a school test that has created a sort of a backlash. The students were there to explain the whole series of events concerning this issue.
The Corazon Cinema and Cafe had its sold out Oscars celebration party at the Corazon. This event is truly a spectacular one, filled with fun, trivia, wonderful food, and lets the champagne just flow freely.
The Ancient City Cat Club is back with their 4th annual Cat Show (Feb. 23 & 24, 2019). Over 125 pedigreed and household pets alike were judged in each of six rings each day. Spectators were welcome to walk through the benching area, admire the felines, and chat with owners about their cats. Vendors were selling cat-related items throughout, and there was a fundraising raffle as well as lunch and breakfast each day. Local rescue Wags & Whiskers were on site with cats and kittens up for adoption.
A inter-generational meeting took place at the Galimore Center in St Augustine. The topic was about guns, violence, mental health and schools. Also what measures has St Johns County Schools taken since the incident in Parkland a year ago. See highlights,
Lincolnvile Museum and Cultural Center is showcasing jazz through the ages from its African roots to the fusion sounds of the millennia in historic St. Augustine. This last Friday the guest was Akia Uwanda, a Jacksonville native, grew up appreciating different genres of music, art and culture. She is a classically trained sultry jazz and soul vocalist. Uwanda has opened for Earth, Wind & Fire and Avery Sunshine, and she has shared the stage with jazz greats such as Gregory Porter and Kamasi Washington. Uwanda has performed all over the world at various festivals, venues and events, including at Carnegie Hall and Super Bowl Live for Super Bowl LI.
The Ancient City Cat Club is back with their 4th annual Cat Show! Over 125 pedigreed and household pets alike will be judged in each of six rings each day. Spectators are welcome to walk through the benching area, admire the felines, and chat with owners about their cats. Vendors will be selling cat-related items throughout, and there will be a fundraising raffle as well as lunch and breakfast each day. Local rescue Wags & Whiskers will be on site with cats and kittens up for adoption. The event will take place at the Solomon Calhoun Center in St Augustine. Tickets $5 Adults, Seniors & Children 6-12 $3, Children 0-6 free.
The St Augustine Tonight Show prepares for its 3rd season. The season starts on March 7th thru May 30th /2019, every Thursday night at 7pm. The venue for the show is Garrett Bros. Eclectic Home Decor off SR 312 (1764 Tree Blvd #4, St. Augustine). The show is taped in front of a live audience, there is no admission charge to be part of the audience. Here are some of the highlights of the last two seasons.
Last month, when we announced Folio Weekly’s Best of Saint Augustine, our expectations were modest. After all, although we’re old hands at Best of Jax (with 17 annual readers’ polls under our belts), this was our very first St. Augustine-centric poll. But you, readers of influence, made it an affair to remember. A whopping 73,688 votes were cast across 250 categories, from Best Auto Body Shop to Best Urgent Care Clinic, from Best Art Gallery to Best Wine Bar. That, folks, is the same can-do spirit that forged the Ancient City four-and-a-half centuries ago—and rebuilt it time and again after each dastardly pirate raid. The results are in and, without further ado, this is the Best of Saint Augustine 2019. First Coast.TV got a chance to check out the party.