Another great show with our guests. Harold George from the “Pecha Kucha” events, James Bullock historian and re-enactor and musical guest, singer and song writer Dara Sweatt. The evening was made very special by the wines of the San Sebastian Winery, the ales of Old Coast Ales and the subs of Jersey Mike’s Subs.
Ron McCurdy performed “The Langston Hughes Project”, a multimedia concert performance of Langston Hughes’ kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite titled “Ask Your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz.” Hughes created the jazz poem, a creative masterwork left unperformed at his death, as homage in verse and music to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home and abroad at the beginning of the 1960s.
Also a group of young musicians from R. J. Murray Middle School performed as a group ( directed by Josh Bond) some of their numbers and did a number with Ron McCurdy. The concert was performed at the Lewis Auditorium on March 1, 7pm.
Our guests: Denise Baudinet, Ashlee Lockard, comedian Lauren Bressette and musical guest, singer song-writer Peyton Lescher. Our show is taped in front of a live audience every Thursday at 7pm till May 30th/2019.
Venue at Garrett Bros Eclectic Home Decor, St Augustine, FL..
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.
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.
EMMA brought Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway on Saturday, April 7th to the Lewis Auditorium in St Augustine. Neil Berg played a lovely piano as the other musicians and cast sang broadway songs known to most of us, from such musicals as Camelot,Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Jersey Boys, Jesus Christ Super Star and so many more. The auditorium was packed as the songs kept coming and thunderous applause followed each one.
On March 28th 2018, Anne Feeney performed in St Augustine (Lincolnville Museum & Cultural Center) as part of a benefit concert for the “Let Freedom Ring” Chimes Project. The venue was packed and at times the audience sang along. First Coast.TV got a chance to speak to her briefly about her music.
Tthe Lightner Museum had its January’s Lightner After Hours event for an evening of enlightening conversation and exceptional music in Lightner Museum’s Mezzanine above the Historic Pool area on January 25th, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Music was provided by Blue Muse, an enigma, is true to their name. Formed in 2013, the members of Blue Muse are as eclectic as their music: a former computer consultant recruiting her professor, fellow Jacksonville University students, and adjuncts as well as a baker’s apprentice. It is this sense of mystery and thoughtful collaboration that attributes to the diversified sound their fans love. Sarah Lee recognized each member’s passion for jazz as she worked with each musician while attending Jacksonville University on her own quest to follow her life’s passion, music.
On Wednesday January 24th, Venardos Circus opened to the amazement of the many who came opening night. The fun, energy and spectacle filled the Circus tent, not to mention the ooos, the awes and the laughter of the crowd. So from now till February 10th the Circus is in town to amaze and delight all those coming in to the red and white striped tent.
Get your tickets at https://www.venardoscircus.com/buy-tickets
EMMA Concert Association presented their annual Holiday Traditions concert with First Coast Opera on Wednesday, December 13, 2017, at Lewis Auditorium. This concert was a performance by First Coast Opera of “Amahl and the Night Visitors. First Coast .TV missed the Opera because of previous commitment, but was able to bring you highlights of the second half of the performance. ENJOY