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With “Shrek The Musical,” Matanzas High School Mega-Production Aims To
Make Everyone a Believer

| April 24, 2018

“Shrek the Musical” at Matanzas’s Pirate Theatre Wednesday through Saturday is a huge, roaring production involving a cast and crew of 90, with a 20-piece live orchestra.

In Praise of Pops: Jax Symphony’s Palm Coast Picnic Returns in Salute To Bracing Favorites

| April 11, 2018

The Jacksonville Symphony’s 11th Picnics and Pops concert with the Palm Coast Arts Foundation is an exploration of the worlds of pop music’s Mozarts.

Sheriff Staly, FHP’s Pete Young and 2 Lesser Lights Compete For Fastest Lawman On The Draw

| April 6, 2018

The Law Enforcement Shootout on April 15 at the Ag Museum features defending Champion Staly against FHP’s Pete Young, Volusia Sheriff Mike Chitwood and Putnam Sheriff “Gator” Deloach.

City Rep’s ‘Blood Knot’ Peels Off Limits of Black and White Skins Through Apartheid

| March 22, 2018

The Athol Fugard play tells the story of two South African brothers in the early 1960s, one of whom returns to live with his sibling after years of passing as white.

Flagler Reads Together:
“The Alice Network”‘s Little Problem

| March 21, 2018

Flagler Reads Together this year chose Kate Quinn’s “The Alice Network,” a novel about women spies during World War I wrapped in a sort of buddy road story.

The New Palm Coast Community Center: A Bounty of Spaces Welcoming Uses and Nature

| March 14, 2018

The $8 million renovation more than triples the size of the old building to 18,000 square feet, with ample and handsome spaces inside and out, including a renovated public park.

With ‘Macbeth’ and Measureless Content, Palm Coast Arts Foundation and City Rep Theatre Launch Shakespeare In the Park

| February 22, 2018

It’s “Macbeth” time Thursday through Sunday as the Palm Coast Arts Foundation and City Repertory Theatre hope Shakespeare in the Park, in Town Center, becomes a local tradition.

In a Flagler First, 16 Couples Marry, 5 Renew Vows in Mass Ceremony on Courthouse Steps

| February 14, 2018

A couple together 60 years were among those renewing vows in a ceremony led by Clerk of Court Tom Bexley and coinciding with Valentine’s Day.

The Sheltering Tree, Flagler’s Homeless Shelter, Holds Fundraiser March 4

| February 13, 2018

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.

At the Flagler County Art League:
Diana Gilson, Artist of the Year

| February 9, 2018

Abstratct-expressionist painter Diana Gilson–sailor, pianist, amateur linguist–is the Gariuolo Foundation’s 2017 Flagler CountyArtist of the Year, with an exhibit opening Saturday at the Flagler County Art League.

Pianist George Winston, a Stetson Alumni, Returns For a Benefit Concert Feb. 25

| February 7, 2018

The intimate evening of music with George Winston supports Stetson’s School of Music Scholarship Fund. Stetson dropped out of studying sociology at Stetson in the 1960s, but got an honorary doctorate in 2004.

Belle Terre Elementary’s African American Read-In on Feb. 22 Seeking Volunteers

| February 2, 2018

The goal is to make literacy a significant and exciting part of African American History Month. The school is seeking many volunteers to read to all classes from kindergarten through 6th grade.

City Rep’s ‘Songs for a New World’ Takes Columbus and Betsy Ross to Abstract Edge

| January 21, 2018

The newest production at Palm Coast’s City Rep Theatre brings together Columbus, Betsy Ross, a suicidal woman and Mrs. Claus in a non-traditional, abstract song cycle.

Move Over, Magritte: Alchemist-Photographer Jerry Uelsmann Documents States of Consciousness

| January 18, 2018

Surrealist photographer Jerry Uelsmann, whose work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art among many places, speaks at the Hilton Garden Inn Sunday afternoon.

Twice Palm Coast’s Senior, Flagler County Art League Turns 40 as Canvas Expands

| January 16, 2018

The Flagler County Art League, now with 450 members, is celebrating its 40th anniversary with several events and a look back at accomplishments against odds.

Flagler Film Festival’s 55 Movies Go From Gothic to Micro-Shorts to Burt Reynolds

| January 12, 2018

Burt Reynolds appears in the romantic comedy “Miami Love Affair,” one of the many films screened at Palm Coast’s Hilton Garden Inn this weekend in the annual Flagler Film Festival.

With Project Share, Flagler Beach Rotary Brings Christmas to 1,300 of the Region’s Neediest Children

| December 21, 2017

Project Share was born 18 years ago after Roseanne Stocker drove through rural areas of deep poverty and teamed up with her father to provide toys for 30 children. The project has grown every year since.

At Flagler Playhouse, An Urbane Expansion for a Community Theater Celebrating 4th Decade

| December 1, 2017

The Flagler Playhouse, now in its fourth decade, marked the opening of a new, 2000 square-foot wing that’ll give theater-goers a place to chill, drink and snack before shows and at intermissions.

Statue of Mary McLeod Bethune May Replace That of Confederate General in U.S. Capitol

| November 16, 2017

Over the objection of a senator who decried “cultural purging,” a Senate panel approved 18-1 replacing the statue of Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith in the National Statuary Hall in Washington.

The 34th Annual Palm Coast Yacht Club Holiday Boat Parade Set For Dec. 16

| November 11, 2017

Mayor Milissa Holland will serve as Grand Marshall for this year’s Holiday Boat Parade, which in 2016 drew a record 33 boats along the Intracoastal.

In City Rep Theatre’s “Other Desert Cities,” A Recognizable Family At War With Itself

| November 9, 2017

The Jon Robin Baitz play opening Friday at Palm Coast’s City Rep Theatre explores in darkly comic tenors a family’s reverberations through Vietnam, the Iraq war and the present.

A Bit Soggy Still, Princess Place Re-Opens Segments In Time For Creekside Festival

| November 8, 2017

The majority of the trails will remain closed until further notice due to flooding, but the two-day Creekside Festival is on with live music, food, crafts and play zones.

Gargiulo Foundation Committing to $100,000 Sculpture Garden in Palm Coast’s Town Center

| October 31, 2017

The Gargiulo Art Foundation is proposing to put up a sculpture garden in Town Center, an echo of the Palm Coast Arts Foundation’s own plans for art in public places.

In Kristen Hadeed’s “Permission To Screw Up,” A Cheerful, Nimble Corrective To Millennial Stereotypes

| October 22, 2017

FPC Graduate Kristen Hadeed’s first book traces the stumbles of her 10-year journey as CEO of Student Maid, a cleaning company in Gainesville, with wit and counter-intuitive insights: a review.

You’re Not Reading Wrong: [Title of Show] Sings Anthem To Selfie Culture In CRT Musical

| October 20, 2017

The latest musical to be staged at Palm Coast’s City Rep Theatre is about creating a show that takes its name – brackets and all – from the entry form used to submit a finished work to a festival.

Soggy Princess Place Forces Popular Creekside Festival To Be Rescheduled To November

| October 6, 2017

There are two to three feet of standing water in what would have been the main festival area at the Princess Place Preserve, forcing the postponement.

From “I Am A Camera” To Macbeth, City Repertory Launches Seventh Season Of Razor-Edged Theater

| September 21, 2017

City Repertory Theatre continues to go where no other Palm Coast or Flagler theater dares to go, opening tonight its seventh season with “I Am Camera,” a work set in Weimar Berlin, and at the origin of “Cabaret.”

A Centenarian Eclipse Winks at Flagler’s Centennial in Hour of Luminous Awe

| August 21, 2017

Flagler County couldn’t have asked for a more apt coda to its centennial, a centenary gift from moon and sun under a radiant sky witnessed to the delight of many in Flagler Beach this afternoon.

Confederate Monuments’ Phony History

| August 19, 2017

The irony of the debate over removal of Confederate monuments is that it supposes a removal of history when the monuments themselves were intended to re-write it.

JJ Graham’s Salvo Arthouse Finds Permanent Home, Ending Wandering Years

| July 26, 2017

What was Hollingsworth Gallery, then Salvo Art Project, is now Salvo Arthouse on East Moody Boulevard iN Bunnell, opening a new era for JJ Graham and Petra Iston.

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