Wilson, Santas publish 'Epic' encyclopedia

Icon ST. AUGUSTINE, FL (04/16/2014)(readMedia)-- Soon after film came into existence, the term epic was used to describe productions that were lengthy, spectacular, filled with action and often filmed in exotic locales with large casts and staggering budgets. Many of those films are now catalogued in "The Encyclopedia of Epic Films," co-authored by Flagler College Associate Professor of English James Wilson and Flagler Professor Emeritus Constantine Santas. The book, which also features Florida State College and former Flagler Professor Maria Colavito and University of Melbourne Professor Djoymi Baker as authors, lists 250 films such as "Gone With the Wind," "The Ten Commandments," "Lawrence of Arabia" and "Avatar." [ More ]

Two French MasterWorks, St. Augustine Community Chorus

Icon Rarely does an audience have the occasion to hear two Requiems composed by legendary French composers Gabriel Fauré and Maurice Duruflé. The St. Augustine Community Chorus, under the direction of Dr. Theodore K. Mathews, will offer this opportunity to the community with their concert on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 2:00 PM in the Cathedral Basilica. Shannon McKay, Principal Organist at the Cathedral, will accompany the chorus on the 56 rank (3,150 piece) Casavant Frères pipe organ. The Basilica is a most appropriate setting for this particular performance, augmenting the musical acoustics with the visual environment. The “Requiems” also provide a suitable finale for the 2014 Romanza Festivale and the final concert conducted by Mathews, a director with the community chorus since 2004. This concert is fittingly dedicated to the memory of Chuck Aquino, a member of the chorus for many years. [ More ]

St. Johns County Main Library to Re-open April 28 and Invites Residents to Celebrate on May 3

St. Johns County, FL. – The St. Johns County Public Library System and Friends of the Main Library invite patrons of all ages to celebrate in the grand re-opening of the Main Library at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 3 at 1960 N. Ponce de Leon Blvd., St. Augustine. Opening remarks will begin at 9:30 a.m. followed by light refreshments and tours of the library's newly renovated features. Improvements to the facility include an expanded, window-front children's library with an original mural by local artist Wendy Tatter, a redesigned adult reading area with new magazines, books, and enhanced seating, a young adult space offering students a quiet work area for homework and projects, and completely renovated, ADA-friendly public restrooms. The Main Library will resume normal operating hours by conducting a soft re-opening on Monday, April 28. For more information, contact the Main Library at 904.827.6940 or visit ww.sjcpls.org. [ More ]
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