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.
Lincolnville Jazz at the Excelsior started this December 2018 and goes through April 2019. The jazz series, which showcases jazz through the ages from its African roots to the fusion sounds of the millennia in historic St. Augustine, will feature nine performances throughout five months. The featured performances that are still to come include: January 18, 2019 Eric Carter & Company: Live Jazz Fusion February 8, 2019 Desmon Duncan-Walker: Classical Jazz Vocals from Greats like Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald March 15, 2019 Ron McCurdy: The Langston Hughes Project March 16, 2019 Catch The Groove: Jazz Vocals March 29, 2019 Victoria Horne: Music from The American Songbook April 19, 2019 Clarence Herrington: Musical Interpretation and Songs through the Ages Visit the Lincolnville Jazz at the Excelsior page to learn more, including performance times, locations and ticket-purchasing options.
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.
An enlightening and encouraging panel of adults and youths met Friday evening at the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center: “Intergen 2.0 – The Challenges Facing the Pursuit of Justice and Equality.”
Students from Creekside H.S., Ponte Vedra H.S., Nease H.S., and Murray M.S. joined adults to discuss their experiences and attempt to reach common ground and understanding on the issues of justice and equality. Mayor Nancy Shaver opened the event; Gayle and Floyd Phillips hosted; Dr. Dorothy Israel gave her inspiration; Derek Coghlan moderated; Jim Henry was videoing; Pat Chiapetta energized, Joe Chiapetta directed traffic; Amy Goldin helped staging; Gracie Best performed her show-stopping Slam Poetry; Elizabeth Erpelding-Garratt provided delicious hors d’oeuvres. Sue-Ellen Gamble Mosler, owner of Uppity Art, 67 S. Dixie Hwy., St. Augustine, sponsored the event.
First Coast.TV put these highlights of a fantastic three hour event together, so please enjoy.
The Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center (LMCC) honored five St. Augustine Living Legends for valuable service to their community, during an award ceremony at the Lincolnville Museum on Sunday, January 28 at 2:00pm.
Otis Mason, the 89-year-old former first Black St. Johns County school superintendent and his wife Myrtis will be recognized as leading figures in the promotion of education equality and Black history in St. Augustine. Dr. Dorothy H. Israel, who has enriched St. Augustine with her pioneering contributions in social work. Janie Young Price, the first Black Registered Nurse at Flagler Hospital and an early leader in the fight for paycheck equality. Jimmie Jackson, a badly beaten civil rights activist who became the first Black lineman for Southern Bell in St. Johns County.
All five made enormous contributions to St. Augustine, as much in their chosen careers as through the struggles they fought against racial hatred, workplace inequality, and civil injustice.
First Coast News Anchor Jessica Clark was emcee of the ceremony and luncheon.