Ponte Vedra

DRAGONS, KNIGHTS & MAIDENS – “ST. GEORGE AND THE DRAGON”

Christ Episcopal Church School of the Arts Review Christ Episcopal Church, located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, opened the world premier of playwright ’ magical play “” on October 15, 2015. The show will continue at 400 San Juan Drive with performances during October 22 – 24 at 7:00 pm and October 25 at 3 pm. Financial support was provided by the Mallory Family Fine Arts Fund. The legend of St. George is based on ancient legends, which involve fearless knights saving imperiled maidens and villagers by slaying fearsome dragons. The tale, brought from eastern regions to Europe by Crusaders …

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When Every Drop Counts: Musicians Gather for Clean Water Music Fest IV

Clean water changes everything. Every day, 4,100 children die because of waterborne illness in regions like Ethiopia, Rwanda, Mali, and Niger. Women and children walk hours upon hours every day to collect water that inevitably makes them sick. Families must decide how much of their precious water supply they want to use daily for bathing, cooking, cleaning, and drinking. Another issue critical to conditions in developing nations is sanitation, which is also addressed by charity: water projects. When basic health information and sanitation is provided in these communities, young women are finally able to go to school after they hit …

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EU Talks to Dweezil About Playing Zappa

When was 6 years old, his late father, the legendary , released an album that his son, after four decades, still considers to be from the future. One Size Fits All was released in 1975 as the final album from .  Zappa Plays Zappa will recreate the album in its entirety in recognition of its 40th anniversary. “One Size Fits All is one my favorite records for a number of reasons. The material on the record has incredible arrangements and instrumentation. Besides the complexity of the arrangement, the song also allows for beautiful improvisation. It is a hallmark of my father’s …

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Keiko Matsui at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

  When arrives onstage, it may not even be noticed until she takes command of her instrument and becomes a force to be reckoned with. Small in stature, and with a voice that barely surpasses a whisper, it’s no wonder she prefers expression via thundering grand piano. The pianist and composer performed at the two days before her 54th birthday, with the energy and stamina of someone 30 years her junior. Originally from Tokyo, Matsui has been recording and touring actively since the age of 19. She is the definition of prolific, having released over 20 albums in a career …

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A blend of pop, rock, folk, blues and jazz – Joan Armatrading at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall

This past Thursday evening, for an attentive and relatively quiet crowd at the ,  performed show #156 of an extensive world tour. There was no yelling, no moshing, no pushing; just a few hundred enraptured fans collectively, courteously enjoying the performance of a legend. Armatrading, the aforementioned legend, belted, crooned and whispered a sublime 90-minute set with a stamina that most 64-year-olds have long forgotten. Born on  in the Caribbean, Armatrading was raised in the UK and started recording music in 1972 before playing shows that boasted renowned headliners like  and . She’s released a staggering 18 albums and been …

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The PLAYERS Championship schedule of events

Monday, May 4 *Course closed to the Public Executive Women’s Day 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Executive Women’s Day will celebrate the 50th event at THE PLAYERS on Monday, May 4. Capitalizing on a successful (and sold out) Executive Women’s Day in 2012, 2013 and 2014, THE PLAYERS will once again host over 250 women business leaders and decision makers for an Executive Women’s Day located at venues throughout the Stadium Course. Executive Women’s Day is part of PGA TOUR Woman, the TOUR’s expanded women’s initiative, and Astellas is the Exclusive National sponsor of EWD in 2015. Astellas and the PGA TOUR …

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THE PLAYERS unveils memorabilia made from oak removed from Stadium Course’s 6th hole

Two benches, clubhouse “artifact,” commemorative pieces give tree a second life As the world’s best players descend upon  this week in a quest for the coveted  title, they’ll have one less obstacle to navigate on the .  In the fall, the overhanging Live Oak to the right of the No. 6 tee box, which impacted tee shots over the years, was removed due to decay and safety concerns.  Instead of avoiding the tree, players and  visitors can now enjoy it, as the oak was handcrafted into two benches, an “artifact” display and 180 commemorative pieces. One of the benches made …

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THE PLAYERS 2015 – May 5-10

 Only a few chances remain for players to earn a spot in the field History: An inside look at 1993 champion Nick Price Course: 16-17-18 vital to champions’ success The best players in the world are descending on THE PLAYERS Stadium Course at  for THE PLAYERS Championship, May 5-10, and tournament officials want to remind fans to print parking passes in advance, whether they are the “Four for Free” vouchers or the general parking pass. Many of the exemption categories for THE PLAYERS are full, but players still have a chance to get into the best field in golf over …

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Lions & Tiger & Bears, Oh My! “WIZARD OF OZ”

CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH THEATRE REVIEW Ponte Vedra Beach’s Christ Episcopal Church and The Mallory Fine Arts Fund opened a two-weekend run of the classic “Wizard of Oz” on April 23, 2015. The spring production has become an annual event; previous productions included “,”, “,” and “.” If you read no further, let it be known this is an excellent production, with excellent performances and is probably the most colorful version we have ever seen. Just imagine over forty-plus actors on stage at the same time in the scene, all dressed in different costumes and hats, displaying multiple colors from the …

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Tom Papa: Cleancut Cut-Up

Event: Tom Papa Venue: Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Date: March 26th at 8pm Contact: www.pvconcerthall.com Tickets: $29.50-39.50 In an entertainment profession where it is extremely hard to distinguish yourself, Tom Papa is a diamond in the rough: a stand-up comedian who seems psychologically well-adjusted. Sometimes to great effect, the comedy scene is flooded with angry neurotics, insecure self-loathers, and over-the-top substance abusers who, while often hilarious, aren’t exactly the poster boys for positive mental health awareness. While one’s stage act certainly doesn’t tell the entire story, the cleancut and fastidiously presented Papa doesn’t come across as any of those things. …

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