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Limelight Theatre Brings Arthur Miller Play to St. Augustine with 'An Enemy of the People'

Limelight Theatre Brings Arthur Miller Play to St. Augustine with ‘An Enemy of the People’

A DUAL CRITICS REVIEW St. Augustine’s Limelight Theatre opened “An Enemy of the People,” on January 11, which runs through February 3, 2019 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. The play, written by Arthur Miller in 1950, is adapted from Henrik Ibsen’s classic drama, which was written in 1882. And although the original was written over a century ago, the themes remain relevant. How can you warn of danger when being pressured to remain silent? Protect your family from retaliation? Deal …

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Stetson Kennedy Legacy: The Black Superheroes

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8 @ 1 P.M. MAIN LIBRARY HICKS AUDITORIUM Free and open to the public.  Escape the Ordinary this summer at the with author talks, Readers Theater and a documentary screening and discussion! Join Readers Theater cast members as they give life to black superheroes derived from folklorist and Jacksonville author ’s Palmetto Country, Library of Congress American ex-slaves archives gathered by the during the 1930s, and the commemorative comic book, , written and edited by and illustrated by . Kennedy, Library of Congress, and Floyd’s collections include African-American superheroes who used strength, intelligence and endurance to accomplish unexpected …

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Second Sunday at Stetson’s

A monthly concert program at Beluthahatchee “To stand on the ground that was trod by Stetson Kennedy and Woody Guthrie and to be blessed with the opportunity to perform songs of peace, struggle, and victory in this sacred place is  humbling, thrilling, and awesome all at once. The opportunity to stand on the shoulders of giants in the cause of justice and equality for all is a rare and precious gift. I am blessed beyond imagination,” said Paul Garfinkel at the end of the day of the first Sunday at Stetson’s. The National Literary Landmark of Beluthahatchee, the home and …

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scribble in stetson kennedy

“I ain’t the world’s best writer, ain’t the world’s best speller, but when I believe in somethin’ I’m the loudest yeller. If we fix it so we can’t make no money off war, well then we’ll all forget what we was killin’ folks for.. this made the man for me.” wrote these lyrics when Stetson Kennedy decided to run for public office in 1950 on a “Total Equality” ticket. You may remember Woody Guthrie from such classics as ‘This Land Is Your Land’ and myriad other folk songs from the 30s through the 50s. He wrote this particular lyric when …

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