My Favorite Things

Guess what I love most about Arts at St. John’s events? I really like the first 30 minutes before the performance begins, when everything is set up and people start arriving at the door. Why? Surprisingly, it is not the anticipation of the event – the music, dance or songs. What I really like is…

Homes on Display!

A special art show of mini-houses will be exhibited during the ANATOLIAN FANTASY concert on April 2, beginning at 6pm during the VIP Reception. Participating artists may include Jean Blackwell Font, Paula Font, Paula Turk, Pola Reyburd, Ignacio Font, Dena Stewart, Stewart B Stewart, Rianne Thomas, Irene Sperber, and Rossie Cortes. The exhibit is part of…

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The Journey comes to Miami Beach this January

  Featuring a star-studded cast of south Florida’s finest talent, Arts at St. John’s is proud to be collaborating with Outre Theatre and LLF Productions to stage The Journey. An original musical, The Journey has moved and inspired audiences in previous performances, and is sure to do it again! Starring Reggie Whitehead* as The Bum, who leads the…

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Go VIP – You Deserve It!

Now coming early to the concert comes with a few extra perks! As we planned this season, we wanted to find ways to give something a little extra to our audience – after all, you’ve given so much to us over the years with your constant support! Starting an hour before the concert, you can…

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An Interview with the Artistic Director

Carol Hoffman-Guzman: Welcome to your new position as Artistic Director of the Arts at St. Johns! Tell us about what first attracted you to ASJ. Phil Bracken-Tripp: Well first, thank you, I’m so glad to be a part of Arts at St. Johns! I have always admired the fact that ASJ has a long history…

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Meet the Artist: Siempre Flamenco

Flamenco dancer Celia Fonta is a native of Chicago, first studied flamenco guitar and Flamenco, Spanish Classical and Folkloric dance before focusing on the art of pure flamenco. Ms. Fonta has worked with great masters such as Merche Esmeralda, el Guito, Antonio Canales and Carmela Greco. Ms. Fonta has worked as a featured dancer at…

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Meet the Artist: Juvenal Correa-Salas

Juvenal Correa-Salas is a pianist, organist, harpsichordist and conductor born in Santiago, Chile. He studied music in Chile, Venezuela and Puerto Rico and graduated from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana. During his last years at Indiana University he was part of the faculty at the piano department, and worked with the…

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Meet the Artist: Karen Schoenhals

Karen Schoenhals grew up in an environment full of music, belonging to an extended family of classical pianists, vocalists, instrumentalists, composers, and dancers. She began studying piano at the age of eight. Schoenhals has studied classical guitar under the tutelage of world-renown teachers Bruce Holzman, Denis Azabagic, Lily Afshar, and Rafael Padron. She earned a…

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Meet the Artist: Von Henry

Von Henry is a South Florida native who is best known for her prowess as a jazz singer.  She caught the acting bug in 2011 when her good friend, Barry Edelson wrote and produced “Bessie’s Back In Town.”  Having been inspired by the experience, Ms. Henry caught the writing bug and will be introducing her…

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Meet the Artist: Nestor Zurita

Nestor is an accomplished altoist, composer, educator, and social activist, with deep convictions. Born in New York, the heart of modern jazz, Nestor grew up in Quito, Ecuador. Nestor started to play the saxophone at age 15. Moved by a great desire to learn more about his mother’s Cuban heritage he traveled to Miami where,…