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Coming Off Daring Banner Year, Flagler Playhouse Readies for a 41st Season of ‘Arsenic,’ Abba, Guys and Dolls

| June 10, 2019

Founded in 1978, the Flagler Playhouse had one of its best ever seasons artistically and financially, and is preparing to stage five plays and musicals in the season opening in September with “Mama Mia!”

Voices from the Grave:
So Proudly We Fail

| May 27, 2019

In “So Proudly We Fail,” James Agee looked at war films to explain the “unutterable dislocation” between soldiers and civilians, what he described–in 1943–as a destructive “chasm” that veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan describe with equal anger today even as the nation goes through the motions of marking its Veteran and Memorial days.

Amy Fulmer, FPC Teacher and Formality Singers Director, is New Flagler Auditorium Chief

| May 21, 2019

FPC teacher and Formality Singers director Amy Fulmer replaces Lisa McDevitt, whose 16-year tenure at the auditorium was cut short by illness and her death in January.

FPC’s Epic Student Musical Energizes ‘Les Misérables’ With Song, Fury and Redemption

| May 9, 2019

FPC’s $17,000 production of “Les Miserables,” the musical, opens tonight and runs through Saturday at the Flagler Auditorium, featuring a cast of 57, lavish costumes and music from one of the most enduring musicals of all times.

Satanic Panic: Devilish and Randy Puppet Invades City Rep Stage in ‘Hand to God’

| May 3, 2019

In Palm Coast’s City Repertory Theatre production of “Hand To God,” a puppet ministry at a fundamentalist Christian church in a small Texas town takes a life of its own as Tyrone the puppet imposes a reign of terror and sex.

Palm Coast Songwriters Festival’s Reprise Brings a Dozen Musicians and Their Stories For 3 Days at 2 Venues

| April 29, 2019

The Palm Coast Songwriters Festival’s innumerable live acts and workshops runs Friday through Sunday at the Daytona State College Palm Coast Amphitheater, and the Palm Coast Arts Foundation stage.

FlaglerLive’s Rick de Yampert, a Palm Coast Artist, Brings Mr. Crow Art to Peabody Auditorium Exhibit

| April 19, 2019

Palm Coast artist and FlaglerLive culture writer Rick de Yampert’s photographic digital art of crows will be featured in “Mr. Crow Saves the Universe,” an exhibition May 1-24 in the Rose Room at Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach.

The Firefighters of Notre Dame

| April 16, 2019

The firefighters who saved the majority of the cathedral, which could very well have collapsed without their heroism, now stand as tall and as anonymous as the architects and masons of Notre Dame. They deserve their own Victor Hugo.

‘Tick Tick Boom’ Musical Brings ‘Rent’ Creator’s Artistic Anxiety to City Repertory Theatre

| April 12, 2019

“Tick Tick Boom” is fueled by that tension between the food-on-the-table demands of everyday life versus one’s artistic ambitions, and all those struggles to make it work.

Flagler Beach Will Loosen Its Mural Rules, Allowing Businesses to Advertise Products Through Art

| March 29, 2019

Flagler Beach is moving toward loosening its mural rules to allow for greater expression and even a little bit of extra advertising, all thanks to raining donuts on the wall outside Swillerbees, the craft donut and coffee shop on North Central Avenue.

Australian Singer-Songwriter Kylie Sackley Will Perform at Palm Coast Songwriters Festival in May

| March 27, 2019

Tickets are on sale now to the Palm Coast Songwriters Festival. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Daytona State College Foundation and the Palm Coast Arts Foundation. Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the Palm Coast Arts Foundation stage.

Palm Coast Mayor Hails ‘Striking’ 10-Ft. Sculpture as Inaugural Symbol of Town Center’s Creative Future

| March 26, 2019

Palm Coast Mayor Milissa Holland dedicated the first of five sculptures that will form a sculpture garden in Central Park, all privately paid for and donated to the city as a cultural component of Palm Coast’s emerging Innovation District.

Palm Coast Poised To Make the Arts Central To Its Innovation District as New Sculpture Garden Redefines Central Park

| March 14, 2019

The Gargiulo Arts Foundation is making possible a new sculpture garden in Palm Coast’s Central Park and helping to redefine the city’s innovation district, with the arts playing a central role. More funding may be next.

“The Eagle Has Landed”: Flagler Reads Together Marks 50th Anniversary of Apollo Moon Landing, All Month

| March 1, 2019

Flagler Reads Together features free programs about space flight and the historic mission of Apollo 11, focusing on Jeffrey Smith’s “The Eagle Has Landed” and other aspects of the moon landing 50 years ago.

Exult, Rejoice: Flagler Youth Orchestra’s 30 Top Musicians Showcased In Their Newest Concert Venue Saturday

| February 28, 2019

The Flagler Youth Orchestra’s top ensemble, the Harmony Chamber Orchestra, performs a concert to benefit the FYO at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at a new venue for the musicians: First Baptist Church in Bunnell, 2301 Commerce Parkway.

How Palm Coast Tamed Shakespeare’s Shrew, With Eyes On A Lot More at Arts Foundation’s Town Center Venue

| February 21, 2019

City Repertory Theatre’s second edition of Shakespeare in the Park kicks off tonight at the Palm Coast Arts Foundation’s venue in Town Center, which the city sees as an anchor to future cultural growth.

In Post-Jones Era, Friends of the Library Revive With Nomination of Carl Laundrie as President

| February 15, 2019

The Friends of the Library, an independent, non-profit support group for the Flagler County Library, nearly met an untimely end with the death of Terry Jones, its long-time president.

Lisa McDevitt, Flagler Auditorium’s Vigor and Champion, Remembered as ‘Mama Lisa’ Of the Performing Arts

| February 4, 2019

Paying tribute to Lisa McDevitt, the Flagler Auditorium’s long-time executive director, were some 300 people Saturday, including family, friends, and performers she’d shepherded through the stage over the years.

At GOLA and the Flagler County Art League:
Trish Vevera, Flagler Artist of the Year

| February 1, 2019

Trish Vevera’s journey from Grinnell College to the Art Institute of Chicago’s galleries to Flagler County’s open-air inspirations lands her as the Gargiulo Art Foundation’s Artist of the Year, with upcoming shows at Flagler Beach’s GOLA and the Flagler County Art League.

As Rap Video Productions Take to South Bunnell, City Enacts Strict Regulations

| January 30, 2019

Recent rap video productions in South Bunnell led the city to draft new permitting regulations that would require producers to have insurance, workers’ comp coverage and explain the scope of their project, among other requirements.

Lisa McDevitt, a Force Behind Flagler Auditorium and Arts Education, Dies at 58

| January 22, 2019

Lisa McDevitt, the executive director of the Flagler Auditorium for the last 16 years and a fierce advocate for the arts in education, died Monday after a months-long struggle with cancer.

The Sheltering Tree, Flagler’s Cold-Weather Shelter, Holds Fundraiser March 10

| January 21, 2019

The “Have a Heart for the Homeless” dinner and dance will raise money for the shelter assisting new, near, or chronically homeless, and the all-volunteer effort needs your help.

Reemerging From the Guts of the Beast: Art Exhibit Will Celebrate Richard and Arleen Schreiner

| December 27, 2018

Before his untimely death in 2012, Palm Coast artist Richard Schreiner saw art as fury, as revolt and defiance. A new exhibit will celebrate his and his late wife’s life’s work at Salvo Art House in Bunnell.

La Bonne Vieille Veuve Clicquot: History of Champagne’s Great Widow

| November 27, 2018

As you get ready for New Year’s Eve, be sure to pick up the real stuff. Like Veuve Clicquot, the champagne served at Rick’s Cafe in Casablanca. Here’s a brief history of the Veuve Clicquot Champagne and its maker, Barbe-Nicole Ponsardin.

Something All Can Happily Vote For: Palm Coast Arts Foundation’s Free Concert Series

| November 18, 2018

The Palm Coast Arts Foundation is in the running to bring a 10-week live music series to Palm Coast in 2019, but it needs you to register and vote to pull it off.

At Palm Coast’s Repertory Theatre, Genius, Family and Mental Illness Intersect in “Proof”

| November 18, 2018

David Auburn’s “Proof” won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play, a story of father, daughter, madness and genius all in turmoil, at City Repertory Theatre.

Palm Coast Approves Cultural Grants. Just Don’t Call It “Religious Outreach.”

| November 2, 2018

The Palm Coast City Council this week approved grants for 13 cultural events by local non-profits, totaling $34,500. The Palm Coast United Methodist Church’s description of its mission as “religious outreach” drew an objection in the context of cultural grants.

Legendary B-25 Bomber Among Two Dozen Aircraft at Flagler Airport’s Freedom Fest Saturday

| November 1, 2018

Freedom Fest 2018 will include an air parade, a special pinning ceremony for Vietnam-era veterans, three tribute rock bands, numerous displays and fireworks to end it all.

Gargiulo Foundation’s Flagler Canvas Brims With More Artists, More Galleries, More Artist of the Year Nominees

| October 29, 2018

Rather than just declare a Flagler County Artist of the Year, this time the Gargiulo Art Foundation nominated six potential winners and is working up to a winner through shows at two separate galleries.

‘Rocky Horror Show’ Takes Palm Coast in City Rep’s Season Opener, With Midnight Gigs

| October 19, 2018

In Palm Coast for the first time, the campy raunchy musical parodies vintage science fiction and horror B movies and relies on audience participation for extra-special effects.

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