Category Archives: Arts & Culture

Dance Festival Back on Stage and around Amelia this September

Amelia Island Dance Festival Press Release www.ameliaislanddancefestival.org Facebook Contact:  Susan Dodge, AIDF 646-642-3121 July 14, [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Bill Birdsong July 10. 2021 Editor’s Note: William Birdsong was born in Jacksonville, Florida [...]

Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery to hold reception of “Southern Skies”

Plantation Artists’ Guild Press Release July 9, 2021     Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery [...]

Mary Gauthier in Concert July 10 at Story and Song

Story and Song Press Release July 7, 2021 Mary Gauthier in Concert Saturday, July 10, [...]

A look back – The play’s the thing

By Evelyn C. McDonald Arts & Culture Reporter July 5, 2021 Originally posted August 3, [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Bill Birdsong July 3, 2021 Editor’s Note:  From Friday, July 3, until Monday, July [...]

Red, White & Blues Concerts on July 4th

July 1, 2021   Story & Song Neighborhood Bookstore Bistro 1430 Park Avenue Amelia Island, [...]

Meet the author of a new book about Rosenwald Schools and their founders

June 29, 2021 Between 1917 and 1937, close to 5,000 schools were constructed across fifteen [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By John Bond June 19, 2021 Editor’s Note: Since 1984, John’s home base has been [...]

Calling all artists!

Island Art Association June 18, 2021

What’s happening at the Cummer Museum this summer

Media Release Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens 829 Riverside Avenue Jacksonville, Florida 32204 Phone: 904.356.6857

“Men on Boats” opens at Amelia Community Theatre

Amelia Community Theatre Press Release Submitted by Linda McClane June 7, 2021 Tickets for in-person [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By John Royall June 5, 2021 Editor’s Note: We thank John Royall who was on  [...]

Jacksonville Symphony announces $1 million gift from The Michael Ward & Jennifer Glock Foundation

Jacksonville Symphony Press Release May 27, 2021 Jacksonville, Fl (May 25, 2021) — The Jacksonville [...]

Jekyll and Hyde the musical at AMP

Amelia Musical Playhouse Submitted by Jill Dillingham May 18, 2021 The story of Jekyll and [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Kirsten and Hal Snyder August 16, 2020 “An unusual number of Swallow-tailed Kites have [...]

2020 – A look back photo exhibit part of Marriott Grand Opening May 24, 25

Amelia Island Plantation Artist’s Guild & Gallery Press Release Contact: Dickie Anderson [email protected] May 14, [...]

New exhibit opening at Shady Ladies Art

Shady Ladies Art Press Release May 5, 2021 Shady Ladies Art welcomes R. Nico Ramos [...]

ACT opens registration for two summer camps

Amelia Community Theatre Media Release April 26, 2021 To register online, click here. For more [...]

Shrimp Fest celebrated this year via window painting on downtown shops

PRESS RELEASE Submitted by Lisa Finkelstein, Executive Director Fernandina Beach Main Street April 20, 2021 [...]

Shady Ladies Art Studios and Gallery holds grand re-opening

Shady Ladies Press Release April 18, 2021 Rain threatened but did not dampen the energy [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Stephen Mintz April 17, 2021 Editor’s Note: Stephen H. Mintz, MD is a retired [...]

Amelia Lifelong Learning Spring 2021 Classes

Amelia Lifelong Learning Press Release More Information Call 904-297-8564 (leave message) April 15, 2021 There’s [...]

Amelia Community Theatre opens “Comedy of Manners” on April 16

Amelia Community Theatre Press Release By Linda McClane April 12, 2021   Amelia Community Theatre [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Bill Birdsong April 10, 2021   Editor’s Note: William Birdsong was born in Jacksonville, [...]

Nassau County Community Band and Island Art Association team up for Saturday’s Artwalk

Island Art Association Press Release Submitted by Marla McDaniel April 8, 2021       [...]

Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery opens new show: “Visions from the Past” – April 14

Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery Press Release April 5, 2021           [...]

Wild Amelia Virtual Wild Nites Features Julie Albert, MRS Right Whale Program Coordinator – April 13

Wild Amelia Press Release Contact: Jay Kayne [email protected] April 5, 2021 Wild Amelia is pleased [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Carollee Addams April 2, 2021 Editor’s Note: Carollee Addams moved to Fernandina Beach from [...]

Enter the 2021 Wild Amelia Photo Contest

Wild Amelia Press Release Contact: Jay Kayne [email protected] April 2, 2021   Looking for an [...]

Tickets still available for Midori – April 9

Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival March 30, 2021  “What better way to celebrate the reopening [...]

Calling all local photographers!

Story & Song Press Release March 29, 2021 Local photographers are invited to submit photos [...]

Midori: Making Music, Building Connections

By Anne H. Oman Reporter-At-Large March 25, 2021 When she was a toddler in Osaka, [...]

Amelia Musical Playhouse presents a staged reading on March 28

THE LARAMIE PROJECT: TEN YEARS LATER March 28 5 pm The Laramie Project: Ten Years [...]

FSCJ DramaWorks Presents “A World Distanced”

Media Release March 22, 2021   WHAT:           Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) DramaWorks presents [...]

Theatre Jacksonville accepting video submissions thru April 5 for Jr. Mainstage Production

Press Release Sarah Boone, Executive Director, (904) 396-4425 [email protected] March 16, 2021   The annual [...]

TEDxFSCJ to Host 2021 “Wonder” Event

Media Release March 21, 2021 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Join TEDxFSCJ for the sixth annual conference, [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Art Barry March 19, 2021   Editor’s Note:  For over 50 years, Art Barry [...]

Brightening the world for Earth Day 2021

Media Alert Meridian Waste March 16, 2021 Meridian Waste Hosts Second Annual Earth Day Coloring [...]

Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival 2021 season updates

Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival March 15, 2021 The Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival’s 20th [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Stephen Mintz March 13, 2021 Editor’s Note: Stephen H. Mintz, MD is a retired [...]

Timucuan Parks Foundation and AARP host Healthy Living: Will Dickey’s Nature Photography in the Parks

Media Release Jacksonville, Fla., March 3, 2021 – Timucuan Parks Foundation and AARP are hosting [...]

Family Comedy at ACT – March 5 & 6

Amelia Community Theatre Press Release Submitted by Linda McClane March 1, 2021 Amelia Community Theatre [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Thomas Morris February 27 2021 Editor’s Note: Thomas Morris is a second-generation Fernandianian who [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Dana Hermanson February 20, 2021     Editor’s Note:  Dana Hermanson and his wife [...]

Valentine’s Day at Amelia Musical Playhouse

Amelia Musical Playhouse Press Release February 09, 2021

Rayonier Advanced Materials joins list of sponsors for Community Photo Project

Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery Press Release February 7, 2021 The Plantation Artists’ Guild and [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Anne Sparkle January 30, 2021   Editor’s Note: Annie Sparkle and her husband Warren [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Gary Whitmore January 23, 2021   Editor’s Note: Originally from western NY state, the [...]

Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival announces new executive director

Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Press Release www.AICMF.com January 20, 2021 Serving as the Amelia [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Katherine Dudley Hoehn www.katwritesandsnaps.com/blog January 16, 2021 Katherine Dudley Hoehn is an avid writer [...]

FBCC reactivates dormant PEG Committee

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst January 11, 2021 For many years [...]

Joe Winston: A Man of Honor, A Man of Action

By Stephan R. Leimberg January 10, 2021 Master potter Joe Winston, who died recently, will [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Dr. Milton January 9, 2020   On the Miltons’ first trip to Amelia Island, [...]

The Dover String Quartet with cellist Christopher Rex in concert – Jan 31

Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Press Release January 8, 2021 The Amelia Island Chamber Music [...]

American Naturalist

By Evelyn C. McDonald Arts & Culture Reporter January 5, 2021 History is all around [...]

Corner Show Artist for January at Plantation Artists’ Guild and Gallery

Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery Press Release December 30, 2020 Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery [...]

Wild Amelia Digital Calendar available for free download

Wild Amelia Press Release Contact: Jay Kayne, President [email protected] December 22, 2020 Among the challenges [...]

Arts & Culture and COVID-19

By Evelyn C. McDonald Arts & Culture Reporter December 22, 2020 Our fall classes ended [...]

Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival announces ticket sales for its 20th season

Amelia Island Chamber Music www.AICMF.com Press Release December 16, 2020 The Amelia Island Chamber Music [...]

Amelia Community Theatre presents free live-streaming of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” – Dec 22

Amelia Community Theatre Press Release Submitted by Linda McClaine December 17, 2020 Amelia Community Theatre [...]