Robert Burns and his Hammered Dulcimer

Robert Burns performed instrumental music on an ancient instrument, the Hammered Dulcimer, in the historic swimming pool area of the Lightner Museum. This free performance was opened to the public and was from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Robert’s unique melodic, rhythmic sound and style captivated, educated, and entertained. “I’ve had a lifelong passion and love for music. Listening to the sound of this ancient instrument in this historic pool setting at the Lightner Museum was truly inspirational,” said Robert Burns, who enjoys an international following and is a full time musician, composer and music educator in St. Augustine.

Bill Belleville visits St Augustine

Bill Belleville is an environmental writer, documentary filmmaker and lecturer. He came to St Augustine Amphitheater conference room to give a lecture that revolved around his new book “The Peace of Blue”.

The room was packed and the audience was extremely receptive to his message.
The lecture was made possible by the Matanzas Riverkeeper.
FirstCoast.TV was able to sit down with Bill Belleville, and have a chat with him after the lecture.

Some of his books are:
“Salvaging the Real Florida: Lost & Found in the State of Dreams”
“Deep Cuba: The Inside Story of an American Oceanographic Expedition”
“Sunken Cities, Sacred Cenotes and Golden Sharks: Travels of a Water-Bound Adventurer”
“Losing it All to Sprawl: How Progress Ate my Cracker Landscape”
“River of Lakes: A Journey on Florida’s St. Johns River”

His work on documentaries includes:
“In Marjorie’s Wake: Rediscovering Rawlings
“Searching for Xanadu”
“Conch Cowboys”
“Wekiva: Legacy or Loss?”

He received the Order of the South award.

For more info go to: www.billbelleville.com/

Student Films St Augustine Film Festival 2015

The young film makers at Flagler College were able to be part of the St Augustine’s Film Festival 2015 this last weekend. They showed short films that were creative, and some were avant-garde in their core.
By the applause of the audience they loved the films and their subjects, and believe it or not, they were ready for more.
Hopefully these young people will probably be some of America’s future film makers, always remember a film can save a life or the world.

St Augustine Film Festival Ends

Sunday January 25th was the last day of the St Augustine Film Festival. the last day featured the film by Daniel Baldwin “The Wisdom to Know the Difference”. Baldwin wrote, produced, directed and co-stared in the film, he said that it was a difficult task, but a movie close to his heart.
The audience was touched and moved by the characters in the film, and the journey of the story it told.
The film festival was a success and a wonderful event to be part of as an organizer/volunteer or as a film goer. Hopefully this event will be a permanent part of our city.

St Augustine’s Film Festival

The fifth annual Saint Augustine Film Festival is bringing along some big names in the independent film industry. This three-day event started this Friday at the Lewis Auditorium with more films also at the Corazon Cinema and the Fountain of Youth. The festival goes Friday (1/23/15) through Sunday (1/25/15).

Playing 26 films from 11 countries. The festival’s opener, was a French comedy titled “The Volcano”. The film was shown Friday night at 7:15 p.m. at Lewis Auditorium.

“The Wisdom to Know the Difference,” is a movie written, directed and starring Daniel Baldwin, will play on Sunday night at 5 p.m. at Lewis Auditorium. Baldwin will be on-hand to introduce the film and for a question-and-answer session after the film.

So get your tickets, and for more information go to www.staugfilmfest.com/#!

St Cyprian’s Tribute to Dr. MLK

St Cyprian’s Episcopal Church had a tribute to civil rights leader the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King on January 18th, 2015. Readings of sermons and speeches given by Dr. King during the years of struggle.

Music by The Blue haven Gospel Singers was also part of the evenings program.

www.StCypriansEpiscopalChurch.org

Mercury II Camera and Photos

Black and white photo and the machines that made it possible. Here we explore a Mercury II camera from Universal Camera Corporation built in the 1945. See how it works and the results in photos. The photos were taken in St Augustine, FL.

How Santa Taught The Reindeer to Fly!

The long awaited secret is finally out! Santa shares with us how he taught the Reindeer to fly. Never before has the fine details of this well kept secret been revealed to us right before Christmas. Watch this video before we are told to remove it..

Why Santa Claus Started Making Toys! | Firstcoast.tv

FirstCoast.tv was given a tip by Harry Frantz on where Santa Claus spends some of his winter right before delivering toys. In this exclusive interview, Santa Claus tells the viewers of FirstCoast.tv why and when he started making toys. Filmed in Santa’s house in the northernmost part of Florida amid a serious snow storm we were able to capture a few minutes with the bearded man in red.

Solar Vessel Visits St Augustine

ReThink Energy Florida joined the solar-powered “Ship of Imagination”, the Archimedes in its Cruise Aid for a Sustainable Florida, a grassroots effort to raise public awareness about important energy issues in the Sunshine state.

The Archimedes is the world’s largest solar powered concrete boat and a mobile demonstration platform for renewable and sustainable technology. It is on a historic passage, navigating the entire “Intracoastal Waterway” of Florida powered exclusively by solar energy.

FirstCoast.TV had the opportunity to see the vessel pull into St Augustine’s Municipal Marina and get on board.