Weekend: Cool and sunny, in the 50s Friday, the 60s Saturday and Sunday, nights in the 40s. Details here.
Today’s document from the National Archives and the Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Today’s tides: at the beaches, at the Intracoastal Waterway.
The OED’s Word of the Day: momist, n..
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Note: all government meetings noticed below are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated. Many can be heard or seen live through each agency’s website.
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Free For All Fridays on WNZF: Host David Ayres will welcome Rep. Paul Renner, who will discuss the legislative session, and former Sheriff Jim Manfre, who will talk about medical marijuana, starting with a commentary by FlaglerLive Editor Pierre Tristam on immigration, shortly after 9 a.m.
In Court: a status hearing is scheduled at 10 a.m. in the case of Erin Vickers, the 23-year-old Palm Coast woman found guilty by a jury of raping her 1-year-old daughter last September. Her lawyer, Garry Wood, has indicated he intends to appeal. Vickers also faces additional crimes. She faced 49 counts in all. She was tried on just two of the 49. The hearing may determine whether additional trials will be scheduled. The hearing is scheduled before Circuit Judge Dennis Craig in Courtroom 401 at the Flagler County courthouse.
In Court: Sentencing: Bobby Earl Gore, who pleaded guilty on Oct. 10 to murdering his son at their Flagler Beach home on April 30, 2017, is scheduled to be sentenced by Circuit Judge Dennis Craig at the Flagler County courthouse, Courtroom 401, at 1:30 p.m. Gore, 74, in a plea deal, pleaded no contest to manslaughter, a first degree felony, and faces eight to 15 years in prison. He was originally scheduled to be sentenced in December. His attorney, Ray Warren, filed for a continuance to January in light of potentially mitigating factors that will be argued at Gore’s hearing.
Friday: Lunch N’ Lecture Series: Share information with Mayor Milissa Holland regarding the advantages to our community if you make your shopping purchases at our local stores. Also learn more about the important event and projects happening now in Palm Coast. This discussion includes free lunch for those who have registered 48 hours in advance. 11 a.m. at Palm Coast City Hall’s Community Wing.
Friday: The Flagler County Chamber of Commerce hosts its Annual Installation Gala, when new directors are seated and a new chairman of the board is named. 6 to 10 p.m. at the Hammock Beach Resort. Public registration has closed.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: “Songs For a New World,” at City Repertory Theatre: “I don’t want to philosophize. I just want to tell a story.” That line from Songs for a New World, which opens January 12 at City Repertory Theatre, describes it perfectly. In fact, it tells a whole collection of stories. It’s not a book musical – there is no over-arching plot and no consistent characters throughout the evening – and yet it has a very strong sense of unity about it because every song in the show is essentially about the same thing: those moments in life when everything seems perfect and then suddenly disaster strikes, in the form of the loss of a job, an unexpected pregnancy, the death of a loved one, the end of a marriage, imprisonment, even suicide. But it’s even more about the way we regroup and figure out how to survive in a new set of circumstances – a new world – even against seemingly overwhelming odds. The City Repertory Theater production runs for five more performances – Jan. 19, 20, 21, 27 & 28. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 pm. Sunday performances begin at 2 pm. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students and are available online at www.crtpalmcoast.com/tickets or by phone at 386-585-9415. See FlaglerLive’s preview here.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” at the Flagler Playhouse: The show highlights the best rock ’n roll tunes of the legendary songwriting duo of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. This musical revue showcases such numbers as Yackety Yak, Charlie Brown, Jailhouse Rock, Hound Dog, Love Potion #9, Stand By Me and many more. So bring a date and come to the greatest singalong that Flagler Playhouse has ever seen, featuring nearly 40 of the best songs ever recorded. Adult and Senior: $25.00, Student: $20.00 (age 21 and younger with a student ID). Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. Flagler Playhouse, 301 E. Moody Blvd., Bunnell. Book tickets here.
Friday: The Gainesville Orchestra in performance at 7:30 p.m. at Flagler College – Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada Street, St. Augustine. Enjoy a night filled with classic music and pieces such as “Beloved Classic Melodies for a Winter’s Night” and Tchaikovsky’s 5th Symphony.For more information, call (904) 797-2800 or visit http://www.emmaconcerts.com/
Friday, Saturday: The Seventh Annual FRESH Book Festival in Daytona Beach kicks off with a free Community Film Festival presentation of the documentary, “Lies Uncovered: The Truth About The Dozier School For Boys,” at 7 p.m. at the Bethune Cookman Performing Arts Center, Daytona Beach. FRESH stands for Fiction Romance Erotica Spiritual Health. See more details about the full weekend here.
Saturday: Birdwatching Field Trip with Flagler Audubon Society: Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at the visitor center at 9:00 a.m. Bird by car along world-renowned Black Point Wildlife Drive. Lunch at Dixie Crossroads (pay on your own) and finish with a visit to the Enchanted Forest Sanctuary for those who want to extend the day. $10/vehicle entry fee for Black Point Wildlife Drive (or $25 annual pass available at visitor center). Field trips are geared for both beginners and intermediate birders. Open to the public. Visitors welcome. Contact : Mary Giraulo, Email [email protected].
Saturday, Sunday: The Annual Flagler County Lifestyle Show, assembling innumerable vendors, social service agencies, non-profits, arts, crafts and the like will be all over the campus of Flagler Palm Coast High School from 9 to 4 Saturday and from 10 to 4 Sunday. Free parking, free admission, free entertainment. Food and kids zone also available. The show is a fundraiser for FTI, Flagler County’s adult education program, under the aegis of the Flagler County School Board.
Sunday: Women’s Day of Action marches are scheduled across Florida, including in Jacksonville, Orlando, Miami and St. Petersburg, in support of Puerto Rico and Caribbean islands affected by Hurricane Irma, and, according to organizers, “to bring awareness and support to some of our most marginalized communities. We’ll be raising funds for our nearby sister islands that were affected this hurricane season; Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Florida Keys, as well as focus on expanding voter access and registration, a crucial step towards meaningful change.” Donate here.
Sunday: Marineland Marina Ribbon Cutting: A celebration of the new expansion at the Town of Marineland Marina. New floating docks and facilities will provide a great atmosphere for marina festivities and enjoyment for the surrounding communities. Live music will be provided by “The Hombres” and the Salt Air Farmer’s Market will be in full swing with extended hours for the event. Enjoy local art, wood-fired pizzas, raffle/giveaways, and much, much more. From 1 to 5 p.m., Marineland Marina, 101 Tolstoy Lane.
Blood Donations: The Big Red Bus will be at the following locations this week:
- Saturday: Cupcake Cafe, 604 East Moody Boulevard, #8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Sunday: Flagler Home and Lifestyle Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Flagler Playhouse Auditions for “South Pacific” to be held on Sunday, January 28 and Monday, January 29, at 6 p.m. at the playhouse. Performances are April 13 through April 29. Audition Requirements: Ages 16 and up, except where specifically noted below. All Roles are open. All ethnicities are urged to audition. Requirements:
Prepare a song from musical theatre – 24-32 bars is OK. Preferably sung to accompaniment on a CD or iPhone. Everyone should come dressed to move; there will be a dance audition. Leads and featured players will be asked to read from the script.
CAST OF CHARACTERS:
Ensign Nellie Forbush – Mezzo (a-d) – a feisty but somewhat naive nurse from Arkansas. A bit of a tomboy with an optimistic outlook.
Emile de Becque – Baritone (a-e’) – a mature, sophisticated, wealthy French planter.
Lt. Joseph Cable, USMC – Tenor (d-g) – a handsome and intelligent Lieutenant with a bright future.
Luther Billis – Baritone (G-g) – a lovable character who provides much needed comic relief! Lacks respect for authority.
Bloody Mary – any ethnicity actress is needed to play this role – Mezzo – (g-f) – a shrewd merchant native of the island.
Liat – Bloody Mary’s beautiful daughter – any ethnicity actress required (age 15-19). Spoken role. She steals the heart of Joe Cable.
Ngana – mezzo – de Becque’s young daughter – age 8-14 – Mixed ethnicity
Jerome – mezzo – de Becque’s young son – age 8-14. Mixed ethnicity
Henri – deBeque’s servant – Asian Pacific Islander (male or female) – spoken.
Capt. George Brackett, USN – Commanding Officer.
Cmdr. William Harbison, USN – Brackett’s right hand.
South Pacific requires a strong and vibrant ensemble of singers, dancers and actors. There are many supporting roles which will be cast from the ensemble.
Nurses – female teens and adults.
Sailors – male teens and adults.
“Stewpot” George Watts – baritone – Carpenter’s Mate, second class.
“Professor” – A sailor and Luther’s co-hort.
Lt. Buzz Adams, a pilot.
Bob McCaffrey, radio operator.
Ensign Dinah Murphy, a nurse and Nellie’s best friend.
Ensign Janet MacGregor, a nurse.
For further information, please email us at [email protected], or call 386-313-5876. We’d love to hear from you! Yes, you can do this!
Attention Local Businesses: Participate at Cheer at the Pier: The Flagler Beach Museum’s annual celebration will take place on Saturday, April 14th from 2 to 5 p.m. on the Flagler Beach Pier. Attendees will enjoy “Sips and Samples” provided by local restaurants. Live entertainment (to be announced) will perform throughout the afternoon. Tickets will be available soon, please check the museum’s website for updates. Participating restaurants and business partners have the potential to reach over 500 potential clients. For information about participating, sponsoring, or attending, call Denise Collins, event coordinator, at (386) 283-0530 or Teri Pruden, Director at (386) 439-6262 or email: [email protected]
UNEMPLOYMENT NUMBERS RELEASED: The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is slated to release December unemployment numbers. (Friday, 10 a.m.)
ETHICS COMMISSION MEETS: The Florida Commission on Ethics will meet. (Friday, 8:30 a.m., 1st District Court of Appeal, 2000 Drayton Dr., Tallahassee.)
PREFERRED DRUG LIST CONSIDERED: The Medicaid Pharmaceutical & Therapeutics Committee will consider recommendations for drugs to be included on the Medicaid preferred drug list. (Friday, 8:30 a.m., Holiday Inn Tampa Westshore/Airport, 700 North Westshore Blvd., Tampa.)
MEDICAID EXPENDITURES EYED: The Social Services Estimating Conference will analyze Medicaid expenditures and long-term expenditures. (Friday, 9 a.m., 117 Knott Building, the Capitol.)
—-Compiled by the News Service of Florida and FlaglerLive
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— Jacobin (@jacobinmag) January 17, 2018
— New Statesman (@NewStatesman) January 17, 2018
Fire and Fury shows that the political and moral problem of this president — a "real-life fictional character" — is also a literary problem: How to get below the surface of a man who is all surface https://t.co/JH2mUT1JiI
— Arts & Letters Daily (@aldaily) January 17, 2018
— The New Yorker (@NewYorker) January 17, 2018
“We are trying to save the last best places for salmon.” https://t.co/DBoeJ62kvF
— Sierra Magazine (@Sierra_Magazine) January 17, 2018
Here’s a summary of the latest city developments as of Jan. 5, 2018, with a link to the full week in review here.
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach – Oboe Concerto in B flat major, Wq 164
- The Cranberries: Linger
- Martha Argerich Performs Liszt’s Piano Concerto No 1 in E flat major
- Vivaldi’s Winter in a Wintry Performance By Milan Řehák
- Bach: Musical Offering BWV 1079, Concert des Nations Jordi Savall
- Bach: Sonata for Gamba and Harpsichord in G minor, BWV 1029
- Claude Debussy, La fille aux cheveux de lin, from Préludes
- Bach’s Complete Christmas Oratorio BWV 248, Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir & Bach Soloists
- Angels in Heaven: Chris Rodrigues and the Spoon Lady
- Hindemith: Der Schwanendreher
- Brendel Performs Schubert’s A Major Sonata No. 22, D. 959
- The New York Philharmonic in a 2016 Performance of Dvorak’s New World Symphony
- Alexander Gavrylyuk Plays Bach İtalian Concerto
- Daniel Lozakovich, at 12 Years Old, Performs a Beethoven Violin and Piano Sonata
- Jacquet de la Guerre: Sonata in D minor for Violin and Continuo performed by House of Time
- Evgeni Koroliov Performs Claude Debussy Préludes
- Turkey’s Fazil Say Plays Mozart’s Alla Turca, Then His Own
- Guitarist John Williams at the BBC: The 2016 Documentary
- Sviatoslav Richter Plays Schubert’s Great Piano Sonata No 13 in A major, D 664
- Philip Glass’s Violin Concerto Performed on Sax by Amy Dixon
- Maria João Pires Performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major, K 453
- When Mickey Mouse Jammed Out Carmen and Other Favorites
- Heinrich von Herzogenberg’s Trio for Piano, Oboe and Horn, Op. 61
- The Sublime Valses Poéticos by Enrique Granados, Performed By Albert Flotats
- Complete Performance of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique: Leonard Bernstein, Orchestre National de France
- Yeol Eum Son Performs Charles Valentin Alkan
- A Crazy Encore by Yuja Wang at Carnegie Hall
- Phillip Sear Performs a Waltz By Neapolitan Composer Franco Alfano
- “Stranger Things” Cello Medley – Nicholas Yee
- Discover the Great Daniil Trifonov
- Afro-Venezuelan Shostakovich
- Bill Murray’s Mark Twain Prize: The Full Monty
- Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major: Robert Levin and the Transylvania Philharmonic