Category Archives: Arts & Culture

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Lea Gallardo April 4, 2020 Editor’s Note: Lea developed a love of photography at [...]

Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival announces cancellation of April 26 Zukerman Trio Concert due to Coronavirus crisis

Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Contact: Dr. Joe Marasco Executive Director 904/261-1779 April 4, 2020 [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Joe Winston March 28, 2020 Editor’s Note: Joe moved to Amelia Island in 1994.  [...]

Happy Piano Day!

Piano Day Amelia Island By Stéphane Pitois March 28, 2020   Editor’s Note: Stéphane Pitois [...]

So how are local arts and culture organizations coping?

By Anne H Oman Reporter-At-Large March 25, 2020 The Covid-19 virus has cost the nation’s [...]

Five Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Concerts Canceled Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Media Release March 16, 2020 Fernandina Beach, FL—March 16, 2020—The [...]

Amelia Musical Playhouse update

March 16, 2020 Amelia Musical Playhouse is announcing the following cancellations: “Follies” performances on March [...]

Amelia Musical Playhouse to present “Jesus Christ Superstar” in April

For ticket information, click here [...]

Easter Big Band Bash has been postponed

Media Release from Les DeMerle March 15, 2020 In light of the COVID-19/Corona outbreak the [...]

AMP Coronavirus response

March 14, 2020 Dear audiences, friends and performers, If you’ve felt any concerns about attending [...]

A Year of Remembrance: 400th Commemoration Special Programming

National Park Service Media Release Contact: Corinne Fenner, Corinne[email protected] 904-477-6606 March 14, 2020 This year [...]

Cummer Museum announces postponements, cancellations

Cummer Museum Media Release March 13, 2020 Dear Cummer Museum members and friends, We continue [...]

Upcoming program at American Beach Museum: March 28

March 12, 2020 [...]

County Extension Director Publishes New Book

From The County Insider Office of the Nassau County Manager March 3, 2020 3/2/20 @ [...]

World Renowned Violin Virtuoso Itzhak Perlman In Concert Thursday, March 19 at Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival

Amelia Island Chamber Music Festival Media Release March 2, 2020 Fernandina Beach, FL—March 2, 2020—Internationally [...]

Amelia Musical Playhouse presents Sondheim’s “Follies” in March

February 25, 2020 Amelia Musical Playhouse proudly presents the musical Follies with music and lyrics [...]

Upcoming History Museum programs of note

MEDIA RELEASE February 18, 2020 [...]

Update on A.L. Lewis house destruction in American Beach

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst February 14, 2020 Community confusion and [...]

Timucuan Parks Foundation has received a Florida Humanities Grant to support historic speaker series

MEDIA RELEASE Jacksonville, Fla., Feb. 12, 2020 – Timucuan Parks Foundation, in conjunction with the [...]

Fernandina Library Hosts National African American Read-In

From The County Insider Office of the Nassau County Manager February 11, 2020 2/10/20 @ [...]

AMP announces next production: Check Please

January 17, 2020 Directed by: Sabrina Rockwell CHECK PLEASE follows a series of blind dinner [...]

ACT offers acoustic sessions

January 15, 2020 [...]

West Nassau Historical Society announces upcoming events

MEDIA RELEASE January 14, 2020 The West Nassau Historical Society is a registered 501c3 nonprofit [...]

History Museum January programs


AMP to present Mamma Mia!

$15 – $25  Tickets Directed by: Beth Perkins Choreography: Zoë Thompson Cast Donna Courtney Russell Tanya Deirdre [...]

AMP Presents: Dinner with Booker T

January 2, 2020 Written and performed by Darryl Reuben Hall DINNER WITH BOOKER T. is [...]

Community Foundation of Northeast Florida seeks grant application from local artists

The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida Press Release Submitted by Susan Datz Edelman (904) 356-4483 [...]

AMP cleans up in regional theater award nominations

Amelia Musical Playhouse Media Release November 25, 2019 What a way to spend Thanksgiving week [...]

The Relevance of Race Film – 100 Years Later

Media Release November 8, 2019 Location:  Jacksonville Public Library, Main Branch, 303 N. Laura Street [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

By Katherine Dudley Hoehn October 26, 2019 Editor’s Note: Katherine Dudley Hoehn is an avid [...]

Southeast Debut Of Acclaimed Musical Comedy “Something Rotten” Officially Opens 100th Season At Theatre Jacksonville

October 23, 2019 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (October 22, 2019) – What do you get when you [...]

African American film studio featured in Jacksonville Library exhibit and programs

October 11, 2019   Norman Studios Traveling Exhibit  is on display at the Main Jacksonville [...]

Heritage Keepers seeking community stories and volunteers

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst September 30, 2019 The Amelia Island [...]

Deepening the National Conversation on Race – Story & Song Sept 21

Story & Song Press Release September 20, 2019 On Saturday, September 21 from 2-4 pm [...]

Palette Knives Technique & Philosophy – Island Art Association

September 11, 2019 Sally Cummings (Shisler) – “The Creative Spirit of Palette Knives Technique & [...]

Amelia Musical Playhouse announces Season 7 line up

August 14, 2019 Amelia Musical Playhouse has announced its line up for the upcoming theater [...]

2019-2020 Florida Forum Series speakers announced

Woman’s Board MEDIA RELEASE The Women’s Board of Wolfson Children’s Hospital proudly announces the speakers [...]

Auditions at Amelia Musical Playhouse Sunday June 9 at 6:00 pm for “An Evening of One Acts”.

Submitted by Jill Dillingham Amelia Musical Playhouse May 23, 2019 1:45 p.m. Show dates – [...]

ACT announces auditions for “The Savannah Sipping Society” June 2

Amelia Community Theatre May 23, 2019 6:43 p.m. [...]

Jacksonville Symphony Patriotic Pops concerts May 24, 25

Submitted by Pat Murray ARIAS May 15, 2019 There is a Symphony bus scheduled for [...]

2019 Fernandina Beach Historic Preservation Awards

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst May 15, 2019 Fernandina Beach is [...]

The Drowsy Chaperone begins its run at AMP on May 16

Submitted by Karen Harper Amelia Musical Playhouse May 14, 2019 To chase his blues away, [...]

Maryville College Concert Choir to perform in Fernandina Beach March 7

Maryville College MEDIA RELEASE February 21, 2019 The Maryville College Concert Choir (Maryville, Tenn.) will [...]

Help support Museum archives work

January 22, 2019 2:00 p.m. For lovers of old objects and photographs, the joy comes [...]

Free Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Special Event and Commemoration at the Cummer January 21

Cummer Museum MEDIA RELEASE January 5, 2019 2:00 p.m. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —The Cummer Museum of [...]

Celebrating the life and legacy of The Beach Lady on January 13

Submitted by Adrienne Burke January 4, 2018 11:00 a.m. Friends and family of American Beach, [...]

Artists to hold demonstrations at Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery

Plantation Artists’ Guild & Gallery Press Release September 6, 2018 3:00 p.m. The September guest [...]

A Little Night Music

By Evelyn C. McDonald Arts & Culture Reporter August 29, 2018 1:00 a.m. This has [...]

“A Little Night Music” comes to Amelia Musical Playhouse

Amelia Musical Playhouse Submitted by Jill Dillingham August 10, 2018 9:30 a.m. Tickets are $20 [...]

Local author pens mystery novel with Amelia Island as backdrop

Press Release August 21, 2018 9:00 p.m. Amelia Island resident Tom Hitchcock has completed and [...]

Did you know?

Arts & Culture Nassau Press Release August 19, 2018 2:00 p.m. We all know Florida [...]

Art of the Soul: An Introduction – Create new ways to heal old wounds and discover fresh hope

Press Release August 17, 2018 1:00 p.m. DATES: Six-week Art Therapy Class from Sept. 18 [...]

Just enjoy the concert!

August 6, 2018 1:00 p.m. [...]

Local artists Julie and Mark Delfs to open gallery at “Artisan Village”

Press Release Contact: Mark & Julie Delfs Email: [email protected] August 3, 2018 11:00 a.m. Local [...]

Brush up your Shakespeare

By Evelyn C. McDonald Arts & Culture Reporter June 12, 2018 10:00 a.m. Shakespeare’s a [...]

Friends of the Library Book Club to meet June 14

Friends of the Library Press Release June 12, 2018 12:00 p.m. The Friends of the [...]

Beer Yoga at PJD’s—Fun But No Joke

By Karen Thompson Features Reporter March 20, 2018 7:55 p.m. What in the world is [...]

Disney’s FIRST African-American Animator, Mr. Floyd Norman

Media Release Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville March 8, 2018 The Cultural Council and Florida [...]

Meet 15 Authors Who Live, Work and Find Inspiration in Nassau County; Join them at the Book Festival’s Author Expo, Sat. Feb. 17 at a special local author Mix & Mingle

Amelia Island Book Festival Press Release Raffaela Marie Rizzo Fenn February 13, 2018 10:30 a.m. [...]

Preserve Bosque Bello Cemetery

Submitted by Suanne Z. Thamm Reporter – News Analyst February 11, 2018 5:00 p.m. Recent [...]

Stephanie Rutan of White Oak Conservation gives talk at the library

Friends of the Library Press Release Submitted by Nancy Graham February 7, 2018 7:18 a.m. [...]

Amelia Island revealed . . .

Submitted by Valerie Bailey Photo by son Dylan January 28, 2018 Editor’s Note: Valerie, her [...]

FSCJ danceWORKS to Present 21st Annual Spring Dance Concert

February 3, 2018 10:00 a.m. Florida State College at Jacksonville’s (FSCJ) student dance company, danceWORKS, [...]

Deadline approaching to exhibit in the Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival

Press Release Submitted by Judie Mackie Mobile (904) 583-0659 January 28, 2018 5:45 p.m. The [...]

FOL offers a program on “Myths and Benefits of Hypnosis”

Friends of the Library Press Release Submitted by Nancy Graham January 22, 2018 2:00 p.m. [...]

Coming soon to a theater near us: sex! violence! revenge! opera!

By Anne H. Oman Reporter-At-Large January 11, 2018 6:00 p.m. We’re off to the opera. [...]

A good movie

By Evelyn C. McDonald Arts & Culture Reporter December 13, 2017 3:00 p.m. Since it’s [...]