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Great American Songbook Tunes Into Palm Coast’s Older Ears at the Auditorium

| January 11, 2013

The Great American Songbook, taking the Flagler Auditorium stage tonight, is the sort of period show ideally tuned to local demographics: older ears waxing nostalgic for the days when Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, and Judy Garland—as opposed to Rihana, Taylor Swift and Flo Rida—ruled the charts.

Cinderella With a Russian Twist and a Manly Stepmother Before Midnight at Auditorium

| January 9, 2013

There are thousands of variants of Cinderella around the world. The State Theater of Russia brings its own to the Flagler Auditorium Thursday evening at 7:30, with color and surprises to spare.

On the Road 47 Years, Florence LaRue and The 5th Dimension Land at Flagler Auditorium

| January 3, 2013

The Flagler Auditorium Friday evening kicks off  2013 with Florence LaRue and the 5th Dimension, one of the most popular groups of the late 1960s and early 70s, though only LaRue remains from the original group.

Oh, What a Night: The Hit Men Behind Frankie Valli Take the Auditorium, Minus Frankie

| December 28, 2012

The Hit Men bill themselves as the original stars of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, and are behind such hits as “Oh, What a Night,” “Who Loves You,” and “Swearin’ to God.”

New York Tenors Bring Tri-Ethnic Flavors of the City, and Attitude, to Flagler Auditorium

| December 9, 2012

Andy Cooney, Daniel Rodriguez and Michael Amante bring their Irish, Puerto Rican, and Italian-flavored voices and songs to the stage by way of a Christmas show, mixing favorites with that inimitable New York attitude.

The Lives and Nuns of Danny Goggin, Creator of Tonight’s “Nunset Boulevard” at Auditorium

| December 4, 2012

Danny Goggin, profiled in this piece, is the writer and director of what’s become a half-billion dollar “Nunsense” franchise, whose latest installment–“Nunset Boulevard: The Nunsense Hollywood Bowl Show”–takes the Flagler Auditorium stage tonight.

Strings on Speed: Bowfire Brings Its Holiday Blaze to the Flagler Auditorium

| November 26, 2012

Thursday, Bowfire returns to the Flagler Auditorium, this time with its new Holiday Heart Strings show, giving Christmas favorites the Celtic, Blue Grass, Rock, Texas Swing, Gypsy and Klezmer treatment.

Taking on Challenges and Skeptics, Palm Coast Arts Foundation Plants Grand Design

| November 15, 2012

The Palm Coast Arts Foundation, lease finally in hand, plans to raise up to $7 million and build an events venue in Town Center, the first phase of a much bigger plan that would culminate in a $30 million, 2,300-seat performing arts center. It faces a tide of difficulties in a fractured arts community.

Awarding Just $20,000 in Arts Grants Again, Palm Coast Agrees to Rethink Its Stinginess

| November 14, 2012

Palm Coast is willing to subsidize its money-losing tennis center to the tune of $240,000 in the last two years, but is awarding just $20,000 to support just nine arts and culture organizations. Some council members (calling the small amount “a joke”) want to change that.

Rivets on Ice: “Titanic,” The Musical, Sinks And Rises at the Flagler Auditorium Tuesday

| November 12, 2012

Winner of five Tony Awards, “Titanic,” the musical–one of the most expensive Broadway productions ever–brings its sets and stories for a one-night engagement at the Flagler Auditorium Tuesday evening.

“DrumLine,” at the Flagler Auditorium, Turns Half Time into Showtime

| November 8, 2012

“DrumLine”‘s live stage band show recreates the common joke at black college football games–that the first two quarters are merely time for fans to eat, drink and flirt until it’s time for the real show at half-time. “DrumLine” is four quarters’ worth of half time shows.

Haley Watson Is Miss Flagler County 2012

| June 24, 2012

The annual Miss Flagler County Scholarship Pageant is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. this Sunday afternoon and at the Flagler Auditorium, with Miss Junior at 5 and Miss Flagler County at 7 p.m.

Women’s Wrestling as Inspiration: “Miracle Worker” at FPC’s Black Box Theatre Tonight

| February 16, 2012

The story of Hellen Keller and Annie Sullivan, with FPC junior Agata Sokolska and senior Leana Gardella in the title roles, is director Kelly Nelson’s valentine to inspiration. The play will be staged Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Who’s on Faust? “Damn Yankees” Damn Election Night at the Flagler Auditorium

| January 31, 2012

“Damn Yankees” revives Eisenhower-era innocence by way of every misguided American’s fantasy: beating the New York Yankees. There may be no better way to counter the deviltry of Election Night.

Debbie Reynolds, Too, Is Alive and Well, and Singin’ On Flagler Auditorium’s Stage Tonight

| January 19, 2012

Debbie Reynolds, star of “Singin’ In the Rain,” is turning 80 in a few weeks–and taking the Flagler Auditorium stage Thursday evening to show off her enduring versatility as a singer and comic.

With Pomp and Yakety Yak, Flagler Auditorium Celebrates Its 20th Anniversary Tonight

| November 2, 2011

The free concert by the Cornell Gunter’s Coasters of “Charlie Brown” and “YaketyYak” fame at 7 p.m. will follow an hour’s celebration and remembrances by local officials who lit the way of the Flagler Auditorium’s growth.

54 Girls (and Women), 4 Trophies, One Miss Flagler County Title in Sunday’s Pageant

| June 25, 2011

It must be summer: it’s time for the Flagler County Scholarship Pageants. Meet them all, the 54 contestants in each category, as they vie for the crowns in Sunday’s pageants at the Flagler Auditorium.

Spotlight on Flagler Youth, the Annual Talent Show, Raises $1,000 for Carver Gym

| May 27, 2011

Krystene Maceda’s solo performance of Chopin’s Waltz in C-sharp minor for piano won her the Entertainer of the Year award in the senior division, while Kayla Byrne won the honor in the junior division. Complete list of performers and winners.

State of the Ax: from Flagler to Tallahassee To D.C., Arts Funding Is Under Siege

| April 25, 2011

The NEA’s federal arts dollars are on the defensive. Florida cut back its arts funding to almost nothing. Palm Coast, Bunnell and Flagler Beach are just as stingy. The county and school district alone still support art and culture.

Dust Up Those Squeals, Venus: Frankie Avalon At the Flagler Auditorium Tonight

| April 12, 2011

Frankie Avalon, now 70, is making the Flagler Auditorium one of just 12 stops on his 2011 tour. He’ll be singing the hits that made him famous in pre-Beatles days, along with songs from his 30 movies that kept him famous.

Digital Video Awards’ 73 Contestants Spotlight School District’s Click on Technology

| March 19, 2011

Computer-generated art, podcasts, digital photography and more: A complete list of contestants and winners from the second annual Flagler Digital Media Awards, held Friday at the Flagler Auditorium.

Reversing Bad Run, Flagler Auditorium Scores $5,000 Grant from Tourist Council

| March 16, 2011

After losing out on at least $15,000 for various reasons, the Flagler Auditorium managed to eke out $5,000 from the Tourist Development Council, a small but significant financial boost to a budget of over half a million dollars.

“In the Mood” Tonight at the Auditorium: 1940s’ Swing, Romance and a Simpler Age

| March 14, 2011

String of Pearls brings its swing, jazz and other big band sounds and dance of the 1940s to the Flagler Auditorium for one performance March 14, recalling what Woody Allen called “a more charming time and a better time.”

Led Zeppelin Revival, Minus Groupies and Sharks: Zoso Plays Flagler Auditorium

| March 6, 2011

Part tribute part imitation part improvisation, Zoso is Led Zeppelin all over again, the 1970s heavy rock band. In performance at the Flagler Auditorium at 7:30.

Memory for Cause: Flagler Youth Orchestra In Concert For Founder and The Sheltering Tree

| February 26, 2011

Members of the Flagler Youth Orchestra and Caren and Paul Umbarger’s Island Duet will perform Sunday, Feb. 27, at 3 p.m. at Bunnell’s Methodist Church in memory of Jobnathan May and to benefit the Sheltering Tree, Flagler County’s cold-weather shelter.

Scout’s Up: Mockingbird‘s Real Stars Take the Auditorium Stage Thursday for 3-Day Run

| February 23, 2011

The controversies over, cast members of the Flagler Palm Coast High School Drama Club production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” talk about their roles in the show at the Flagler Auditorium Feb. 24-26.

Despite Successes, Flagler Auditorium Loses Out on at Least $15,000 in Tourism Funding

| February 21, 2011

The first $10,000 were lost when the tourism council’s logo did not appear in a TV ad. Another $10,000 are in jeopardy because of a missed deadline, though the auditorium is having a successful year, with three sold-out shows so far.

Memories of River City: “The Music Man” Then and Now

| February 13, 2011

Caren Umbarger, artistic director of the Flagler Youth Orchestra, grew up in Mason City, the real setting for “The Music Man”‘s River City, and both her grandfather knew Meredith Willson, the musical’s author, personally. She recalls her youth–and previews the show.

More Power to Principals, Less Transparency as Board Kills Policy Inspired by Mockingbird

| February 2, 2011

The rejected policy had called for supporting plays “that challenge, nurture and extend student skills” while respecting community sensibilities. Instead, the board retreated to more general “tweaks” of two existing policies.

Leak at the Flagler Auditorium Pushes
Ten Tenors’ Gigs to Wednesday and Thursday

| January 25, 2011

A leak in the middle of the Flagler Auditorium caused by the heaviest rains of the winter caused the Ten Tenors’ performance Tuesday, Jan. 25, to be rescheduled to Thursday, Jan. 27. Wednesday’s performance will go on as planned.



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