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Vilano Beach Sunset Celebration

Vilano Beach Sunset Celebration

VILANO BEACH, Fla. -- Haven't been to Vilano Beach lately? You will be WOW'd by the transformation!

Velo Fest Celebrates Life of Bryan Wrigley

Velo Fest Celebrates Life of Bryan Wrigley

Velo Fest: Movement of the People is the kick off the second year for Velo Fest Community Initiative.

The festival which is April 13 and 14, 2012 will showcase a community of bikes parade at 5:30pm starting at the parking garage, riding through the historic district in St Augustine FL, ending at Flagler College with a free educational event. Saturday morning at 7am spectators can watch professional cyclists race through the old streets in the Old City Criterium commentated by international triathlete  and resident, Dirk Bockel. Finally, Wrigley Ride, a memorial ride for Bryan Wrigley, will begin and end at the St Augustine Amphitheatre  at 2pm while taking riders past his memorial ghost bike. Bryan’s mother Mandy will be on the route to hand out flowers for riders to drop at the site of his death on CR- 214. Everyone is then invited to music, food and fun until 8pm at the St Augustine Amphitheatre. SweetWater Brewery is on tap with the sounds of The Red River Band, Son of a Bad Man, and Flagship Romance. We encourage everyone to watch, ride, or race to any of the events to show their support. More information on where to register and schedule can be found at www.velofest.org.

Velo Fest Celebrates Life of Bryan Wrigley

Velo Fest Celebrates Life of Bryan Wrigley

Velo Fest: Movement of the People is the kick off the second year for Velo Fest Community Initiative.

The festival which is April 13 and 14, 2012 will showcase a community of bikes parade at 5:30pm starting at the parking garage, riding through the historic district in St Augustine FL, ending at Flagler College with a free educational event. Saturday morning at 7am spectators can watch professional cyclists race through the old streets in the Old City Criterium commentated by international triathlete  and resident, Dirk Bockel. Finally, Wrigley Ride, a memorial ride for Bryan Wrigley, will begin and end at the St Augustine Amphitheatre  at 2pm while taking riders past his memorial ghost bike. Bryan’s mother Mandy will be on the route to hand out flowers for riders to drop at the site of his death on CR- 214. Everyone is then invited to music, food and fun until 8pm at the St Augustine Amphitheatre. SweetWater Brewery is on tap with the sounds of The Red River Band, Son of a Bad Man, and Flagship Romance. We encourage everyone to watch, ride, or race to any of the events to show their support. More information on where to register and schedule can be found at www.velofest.org.

Tony Bennett at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Tony Bennett at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre

The St. Johns County Cultural Events Division is proud to announce that legendary crooner Tony Bennett will appear at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, in support of his recent #1 album, Duets II.

St. Augustine Lighthouse Black Tie Event

St. Augustine Lighthouse Black Tie Event

They may be going fast, but the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum still has tickets for its Legado gala event on March 23, and we’d love for you to come!

Not only will the Legado gala have a Spanish guitar, as well as a jazz Latino musical performance, it will also include a Malaga, Spain music exhibit. The exhibit will feature authentic Spanish music with a variety of genuine instruments, all of which can be played by guests of the gala. Adding to the festivities, the Lighthouse Archaeology Maritime Society will be performing various scenes from its successful Discover First America! presentation, The Madness of King George.

March Concerts to Feature Classical Music Used in Movies

For its March 9th and 11th Winter Concert performances, the St. Augustine Community Orchestra will present a unique program of selected classical music used in recent hit movies. For example, Conductor William McNeiland has chosen Sir Edward Elgar’s “Pomp and Circumstance March No.1 (1901), used in 13 films including “Forrest Gump”, winner of 6 Oscars in 1994.; “High School Musical”, a 2006 Disney Channel telefilm; and “A Clockwork Orange”, (1971) Director Stanley Kubrick’s futuristic tale of decaying cities.  Other examples include Jacques Offenbach’s “Orpheus in the Underworld” (1858), a humorous French musical take-off on the Greek tragedy, used in 14 films including “Titanic” (Academy Award winner of 1997) and “Moulin Rouge”.(2001). Music by well-known composers of earlier times has often been used in modern day films to convey to the audience, through music, the emotional and sensory effects that the original composer wrote into it.