Here are some highlights from the Lincolnville Porch Festival 2020,. The festival on February 15, attracted over 40 bands & musicians in the St Augustine neighborhood of Lincolnville. The music started at 12 noon.
Author: Jorge Rivera
The Ancient City Cat Club presents its 5th Annual Allbreed Cat and Household Pets Cat Show on Saturday and Sunday, February 22 and 23, 2020, at the Solomon Calhoun Community Center.
Over 150 pedigreed and household cats and kittens will be judged in each of six rings each day. Spectators are welcome to walk through the benching area and talk to the owners of the cats. Photography of the cats in the rings is encouraged, and photography of the cats in the benching area is at the discretion of each respective owner. In addition to vendors selling cat-related items, there will be a fundraising raffle and lunch and breakfast options each day. Judgings take place six times a day. A local animal rescue will be on site both days.
Admission: Tickets are $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, and free for children under 6.
When: Saturday and Sunday, February 22 & 23, 2020; 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: The Solomon Calhoun Community Center is located at 1300 Duval St., St. Augustine, FL 32084.
With a packed house we were able to have a wonderful show, starting with Jazz stars Lisa Kelly (vocalist) and JB Scott (Trumpet), Joseph Boles, Jr. (four times St Augustine Mayor), Shannon Hart (multiple Emmy winner) and the wonderful tunes by I-Vibes. Let us not forget comic relief by the very funny Zach Bennett.
When your guests are Bruce Horovitz the author of a great book on Gamble Rogers, Melissa Ross from WJCT’s First Coast Connect, Roger Bansemer, TV producer, fine artist, author and explorer, the Jaguar Legends organization founders Tony Gardner and Jonathan Fichter, and musical guests the The Obscure Brothers (Bob Patterson and Charley Simmons), and to top that a packed house, wow! you have a powerhouse of a show.
Amy Lauer Goldin’s Play “Shrink Wrap” is hilarious as it opened to a full crowd. Directed by John Beshara, and performed at the Art Studio in St Augustine Beach, managed by Paul Slava. The laughter never ended once it started, a brilliant piece of work.
Once again to a packed house at the Corazon, a wonderful show delivered, and at the helm was our guest host Lee Weaver, with guests like Dorothy “Deeh” Israel, Stephan “Cello Man” Fredericks, Corey Bergman and musical guest Joe Pollock. Let’s not forget the lovely buffet before the show by Aramark. A perfect evening.
Kirk Marsh is an environmental portrait photographer and digital artist. His work uses a strong sense of post production to enhance a cinematic transportive narrative. His subjects are engaged in their environment and action. Kirk’s love for humor certainly is seen in his images. His work can be seen in advertising campaigns, editorial stories and fine art galleries. He is now in St Augustine at the Rotunda of the St Johns County Administration Bldg., 500 San Sebastian View, St. Augustine, and at W. B. Tatter Studio Gallery, 501 Anastasia Blvd, St. Augustine.
Show 3 was to a packed house at the Corazon with our guests Tom & Jean Rahner, Dr. Arun Gulani, Harry McCormick, Comic Brennan Tasseff and musical guest Claire Vandiver. Remember that you can have a wonderful buffet dinner by Aramark before the show at the Corazon. Ten more spectacular shows headed your way.
Show #2 on Jan. 14 of the St. Augustine Tonight Show at the Corazon Cinema and Café, had as guests Environmental Portrait Artist Kirk Marsh; Scott Grant of The Scott Grant Radio Show on WSOS 103.9 FM; Author and Educator Margaret Nicholson, Ph.D.; and Comic Relief from Dean Nimock, with Musical Guest Mama Blue. Another packed house!
The Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center presents Lincolnville Jazz at the Excelsior, a jazz music series hosted at the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center from January through May 2020. Mama Blue was the featured artist to begin this wonderful series of Jazz. The Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center was formerly the historic Excelsior High School, the first public high school for African Americans in St. Augustine. Lincolnville Jazz at the Excelsior features a number of highly regarded and talented artists.