On Thursday, April 22, 2021, the Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation (MKAF) kicks-off the 2021 Spring Concerts in the Village series with a collaborative and creative event. Presented by MKAF and performed by Sinfonia Gulf Coast, the non-profit duo brings “The Music of Queen” with Conductor Brent Havens and Vocalist...
Mattie Kelly Arts Center, May 1, 2021, 2 – 6 p.m. Introducing “Savor The Sound,” a family friendly Saturday afternoon event at the Niceville NWFSC outdoor amphitheater supporting the Taylor Haugen Foundation. For this first annual fundraiser, they will be showcasing several home-grown, well known musicians headlining with the Allman...
By Will Estell It’s often said that our current members of Generation Z, colloquially known as “zoomers,” tend to be more indecisive, less driven and lack the focus that generations preceding them exhibited. While I’m one to really steer away from the use of such broad generalizations, I do understand...
Sinfonia Gulf Coast, our region’s only fully professional symphony orchestra, is pleased to announce the full line up for its annual fundraiser Crescendo! a cultural and culinary extravaganza. Festivities begin on Thursday, March 25 at 11 a.m., with a Crescendo! Kick Off Lunch at Bijoux Restaurant + Spirits located at...
By Deborah Carloni Ludwig Van Beethoven said, “Music can change the world!” And the Emerald Coast Music Alliance (ECMA) was formed to do just that locally—not for the entire world, but for our small piece of paradise. ECMA was founded in 2017 by Israeli-born classical pianist, Artistic Director Alon Goldstein...
Emerald Coast Theatre Company A Christmas Carol Dec. 4, 5, 10-12, 17-19 at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6, 13, 20, at 2 p.m. This theatrical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ spirited classic uses only five actors to bring the most beloved holiday characters to life. From Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim to Bob...
If you’re looking for a reason to celebrate this November, look no more! The Village of Baytowne Wharf welcomes you to November events and the beginning of the holidays! The Village is thrilled to be bringing back Tribute Weekend, Friday, Nov. 6 – Sunday, Nov. 8! Rock out the weekend...

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Encouraging Connection with God and Our Community By Lori Leath Smith Destiny Worship Center Pastor Steve Vaggalis might not have known what the former Miramar Beach Taco Bell/Kentucky Fried Chicken would become when the church had the opportunity to purchase it in 2018. But the building located next to the...
Sinfonia is offering its “Fall Fresco,” a series of intimate events featuring an amazing line-up of musicians, in its 2020 fall schedule: Moonlight Serenade: Classi-Palooza Join a Moonlight Serenade: Classi-Palooza featuring members of Sinfonia Gulf Coast, on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 4 p.m. Held on the lawn at Bijoux includes Bijoux...
It’s not too late to register for Sinfonia Youth Orchestra’s 2020-2021 season! Young musicians (3rd-12th grades) with experience in string, woodwind, brass and percussion can apply now. 2020-2021 weekly season rehearsals began in September at Destin Commons with special attention placed on social distancing. For more info or to register...

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