St. Augustine

GOOD WOMEN: A Look Into St. Augustine Based Artist Jenna Alexander’s Creative Space

“Here’s to good women. May we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.” The mantra that hung in Jenna Alexander’s bathroom throughout her childhood has never left her. It was her inspiration for her newest series, Stripes and Buns. She wanted to know what made a good woman. Flipping through her 260-page book, you find out. “Their words tell more of a story than their pictures,” she says. Alexander, a St. Augustine based artist, photographed over 200 women in striped shirts and buns. They are authentic photographs, symbolizing a hardworking woman. Out of the 200 photographs, she …

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The Little Circus That Could: The Venardos Circus Kicks Off in St. Augustine Dec 19-Jan 27

The Venardos Circus arrives at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre this holiday season to debut a brand-new show and kick off the 2019 season. But Kevin Venardos of never dreamed of running away to join the circus; he envisioned himself performing on Broadway. A New Jersey kid who loved to sing and dance, Venardos studied musical theater at school. “At 22 years old, I was in New York auditioning for everything people would pay me money to do,” he explains, “I happened upon this really incredible adventure just by chance or by fate. I got a job as a ringmaster when …

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Phantoms of the First Coast: The Faces Behind Northeast Florida’s Most Haunted Tours

Phantoms of the First Coast: The Faces Behind NE Florida’s Most Haunted Tours

With several thousand years of civilization under its belt, the First Coast has experienced its share of trials and tribulation. Ghosts are big business for the curious and thrill-seekers alike, and October’s reprieve from the oppressive heat puts many in the mood for a haunted history lesson. One need not look far to find a ghost tour. As you board a trolley or prepare to walk along darkened cobblestone streets, consider for a moment the storyteller’s tale. Four local haunted tour guides shared their story and personal experiences with EU Jacksonville. Whether you’re a supernatural enthusiast or a diehard skeptic, …

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A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: “Cabaret” at Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW: "Cabaret" at Limelight Theatre in St. Augustine

St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre opened a revival of “Cabaret” (September 20 – October 21, 2018) on the Matuza Mainstage. The theatre is located at 11 Old Mission Avenue; ample free parking is available. Visit limelight-theatre.org or call 904-825-1164 for reservations. John Kander and Fred Ebb created this enduring musical, which received eight Tony awards after opening on Broadway in 1966. A film adaptation followed in 1972, which received eight Academy Awards. The story explores the rise of the Nazi Party in pre-World War II Germany, and is as relevant today as when it debuted over fifty years ago. As you …

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Sing Out Loud Festival Features 253 Artists Sept 1-23 in St. Augustine, Florida

Sing Out Loud Festival, St. Augustine, Florida

For Ryan Murphy, all the world’s a stage.  Everything from a coffee house to a grassy field holds the possibility of music. It’s that kind of out-of-the-box thinking that’s helped grow his into one of ‘s signature music events celebrating local, regional and national artists. “For me, anywhere and everywhere could be a stage. I look at everything like the back of someone’s store or a parking lot and think I would know how to put a small stage and PA here and make it really cool. And I love doing that. I think it comes from a year of …

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Culture Club & B-52’s Come to Jax: Interview with Boy George

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“I should be wearing a Beverly Beach swimsuit and a straw hat.” It was a steamy July night in 2016 the last time Culture Club played in northeast Florida. Boy George made it through the sweaty show at the Morocco Shrine Auditorium without a hiccup and only a brief mention of Jacksonville feeling like the surface of the sun. So, when announced that a co-headlining tour with the would get underway at the end of June in St. Augustine, it seemed the band was heading from the frying pan into the fire. “I’ve had a lot of conversations about some …

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A Win, A Night: The National at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

By Paul Vranesh A National concert has the potential to be marred in musical one-upmanship. The unironic characterizations of indie music fans found in James Murphy’s lyrics to Losing My Edge could run rampant and unchecked. This is The National, after all – Brooklyn darlings whose biting lyrics, humbling musicality, and NYC indie cred demand adoration and respect amongst all those in-the-know. These qualities also inspire a vicious sense of appropriation and “where were you when Alligator dropped” contention. As an unabashed devotee to all things National, I tried to imagine what I would find in the pit of the on May 5th. …

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The Verve Pipe Come to St. Augustine Beach

A Breath Of Fresh Verve Pipe Being the architect of a generational anthem can have its ups and downs. A number one song for a young band sets the bar impossibility high. It’s the comet that all future work will be measured against. On the flip side, an early peak proves the band has what it takes to go the distance. In 1997, the Verve Pipe topped the charts with it’s massive number one hit ‘The Freshmen’. Lead singer Brian Vander Ark had no idea when he wrote the dark pop classic that his words would later be considered one …

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Limelight Theatre Review: Fool for Love by Sam Shepard

Limelight Theatre, St. Augustine, Fool for Love

By Brooke Dennis, Flagler College Student St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre opened its production of Sam Shepard’s critically acclaimed Fool for Love on January 18, with the show on stage through February 11. The play opens with a distracted woman, May, fussing about a small motel room in the Mojave Desert, clearly waiting for something or someone. In enters Eddie, an old lover of May’s that tries to convince her to come back with him to Wyoming to settle on a farm together. May refuses to leave, claiming that she has made a new life in this town, with a job and …

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Something For Everyone at the St. Augustine Film Festival This Weekend

When he thinks of St. Augustine, Gregory von Hausch is reminded of vintage postcards of Old Florida. Images of roadside orange stands, stately palms, that blend of rustic charm and the elegance of history seeping through the cracked cobblestone, that’s the flavor he had in mind when he staged his first film festival eight years ago in the Oldest City. Now in its 8th year, this intimate, four-day Festival is held January 18-21 in the historic city center, with theaters within walking distance of one another and many opportunities in between films to take in the sites, stroll down St. …

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