The Classics of Rogers & Hammerstein

Providence School Spring Choral Showcase Review Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom Jacksonville’s Providence School presented its annual Spring Choral Showcase on Friday, April 29, 2016; the event was held on its campus at 2701 Hodges Boulevard, in the sanctuary of the New Life Christian Fellowship. The event was a celebration for the entire Providence family, but was especially designed to honor the ten senior members of the Providence Chorale, who were performing together as a group for the last time prior their upcoming May graduation. It was a special treat to spend an evening listening to excellent vocalists and …

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Massacre at Mayport

On the heels of St. Augustine’s 450th anniversary, Jacksonville historians and civic leaders will recognize an even earlier European presence in the “New World” by the French Huguenots during the 4th annual . A marker dedication ceremony will take place at noon on October 10th to commemorate the massacres which occurred between May 1562 and September 1565 near Mayport Village and the Matanzas Inlet. The Huguenots set sail to this uncolonized portion of the New World in 1562 to escape religious persecution in Western Europe and established La Caroline in June of 1564. The Huguenots shaped early American history with …

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