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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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“SPRING AWAKENING” a Rock Musical at JU

A JACKSONVILLE UNIVERSITY/FLAGLER COLLEGE THEATRE REVIEW A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW BY DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM This past weekend and members of collaborated to present a four-performance run during January 19 – 22 of “,” a rock musical by and . The musical, which opened on Broadway in 2006, won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical; a 2015 revival gathered three Tony nominations. The only previous showing in this area that we know about was six years ago as part of the . The musical is based on an 1891 play by German playwright , the story is that of …

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Villa Zorayda: The Moorish building that inspired St. Augustine today

 didn’t set out to start a revolution in 1883 with the construction of his winter home at 83 King Street in St. Augustine. , named for a princess in ’s novel, Tales of the Alhambra, was the first residence built in the Moorish Revival style based on the architecture of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. Many structures built in early St. Augustine architecture were lost to fire and weather, prompting the architect to explore a new method of construction using a blend concrete and crushed coquina shells made from shell fragments and quartz sand found in deposits around the city. …

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Its all in the planning – St. Augustine’s 450 Gets Organized

By ANNE C. HEYMEN Its party time as St. Augustine prepares to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the city’s founding by . The city’s actual birthday is Sept. 8, but many special events are planned prior to and after that special day. In addition, a number of organizations have completed or are conducting lasting projects to mark this special date in the city’s history. An invitation is extended for a big bash Sept. 5 at the Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Park, where a 450th Landing Day Thanksgiving feast and celebration are planned. On that day, re-enactors, after recreating …

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A Swamp Radio Christmas

  Christmas is a time where tradition seems to permeate every activity, and each family has their own distinctive bent. These traditions have a way of connecting communally, even to the point where they eventually become representative of a region. , the creator of  puts a more folksy twist on it: “Ask anyone ‘So what are ya’ll doin’ for the Holidays,‘ and they will answer, ‘Oh, we do the same thing every year.’” The show was conceived as a way to deliver a live radio show experience that celebrates the culture, art, and history of Northeast Florida by employing storytelling, …

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