Fall 2020 Lecture Series / Bus Trip

When

The series begins Friday, September 18, 2020

at 10am

Where

St. Andrew's Episcopal Church 
2301 Deltona Blvd.,  Spring Hill, F L

Cost

$ 70

Lectures begin promptly at 10:00 AM and lasts for 2 hours.  There is a 15 minute intermission.  Face masks are required for attendance.  

How to Register

Print the registration form below and mail with your check for $70 payable to Academia Hernando, Inc.

and mail to:

Bev Nuzzi

15027  Middle Fairway Drive

Brooksville, FL 34609
 

Important: The Registration Form must be included with your Check.
Your cancelled check is your receipt.

Fall 2020 Presentations

Steven Spielberg: History and Adventure

Friday

Sept. 18 10am

Recognized as the most successful Director in Hollywood History, Steven Spielberg has enchanted hundreds of millions around the globe with his lengthy filmography. Bon in Cincinnati, Ohio, a serendipitous assignment by his Boy Scout troop started him on the road to international fame and fortune. He became a force to reckon with after the release of his film JAWS, the continued with a string of hits like E.T., Close Encounters, and Jurassic Park, each of which became the top grossing films ever upon their releases. Maturing as a filmmaker, he then ventured into historical tales like The Color Purple, Amistad, Lincoln, and his masterpiece – Schindler’s List. Frequently compared to Jules Verne, Spielberg has been listed by Time Magazine as one of the 100 Most Important People of the Century, and Life named him the most influential person of his generation. A master story-teller, he continues to this day presenting some of the best stories ever told on film.

Presenter Bio:

Rick Kistner

Mr. Kistner’s diverse series of lecture topics are a reflection of a dual career.  He spent thirty years in Law Enforcement including twenty years as a Chief of Police at cities in Ohio, Kansas, Connecticut and Florida.  Simultaneously he continued a career in the performing arts that began at the age of 16 and continues to the present appearing on stage and also in TV and radio commercials and the occasional film, a career that was profiled by Charles Osgood on “CBS This Morning”.   A voice artist, he can be heard reading many classics of literature on the Lit2Go website.  Mr. Kistner holds a B.A. in Urban Studies from Wright State University and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Dayton.  He also studied Theater Arts at Connecticut’s prestigious Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center. His deep interest in American History is reflected in his lectures on historical eras and notable personalities of the 19th and 20th centuries while his background in the performing arts forms the basis of his programs on Film and Theater topics.   Since 2007 he has delivered over 500 programs at many venues in Florida and elsewhere.  A Largo, Florida resident since 1993, he and his wife Karen have been married for 46 years, raised three children and are the proud grandparents of four (and counting).  

Oh What A Beautiful Melody! The Unforgettable Music of Richard Rodgers In Concert 

Friday

Sept. 25 - 10am

The music of Richard Rodgers brought new sophistication to musical theatre. In his collaboration with Lorenz Hart, his melodies personify the intimacy, distinctiveness, and energy of America’s Jazz Age. In collaboration with Oscar Hammerstein II, his music captures a world ranging from Americana and Europe, to the exotic Far East and South Pacific, all heightened by inspiring stories with unforgettable characters and choreography within a new style of theatre which came to be known as the Integrated Musical Experience and the life and timeless music of one of the 20th century’s greatest contemporary composers – Richard Rodgers – and his co-writers Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II.

Presenter Bio:

Joy Katzen-Guthrie

Joy Katzen-Guthrie  – Passionate…Personal…Engaging…Life-Affirming. Her vibrant music and one-of-a-kind performances inspire and uplift with a message of insight, life experience, and worldwide unity and harmony from generation to generation.

 

Professional composer/lyricist, pianist, and vocalist leader since 1990. Joy uniquely weaves history and storytelling with traditional, contemporary, and original songs from pop, stage, film, and world genres that celebrate the human spirit. Says Donna Klein, founder of Tampa Bay’s Women Musicians Alliance: “Joy is a marvel on the keyboard, making her playing seem effortless. Her compositions, as well as her adaptations of others’ songs, reflect the summation that it is her life. When she sits down at the keyboard, starts playing, smiles that warm smile of hers, and sings to your heart, well it’s just inspirational!”    

The Great Florida Road Trip

Friday

Oct. 2 - 10am

Come with Cathy Salustri as she leads us into the backroads of Florida to some of its most interesting and beautiful areas. We'll take lots of twists and turns into Florida's most historical and interesting sites. Please join us for this fun trip through Florida without leaving your seats!

Presenter Bio:

Cathy Salustri

Cathy Salustri wrote the 2016 travel narrative Backroads of Paradise, which chronicles her ad-
ventures retracing WPA-era Florida driving tours from the 1939 WPA Florida guide. The New

York Times travel section featured Backroads in 2017. Her next book, tentatively titled The Flor-
ida Spectacular, is undergoing edits with UPF. She's the former arts & entertainment editor at

Creative Loafing Tampa, and her portfolio includes USA Today, Visit Florida and regional press.
She lives in Gulfport with her husband Barry, two hounds, two cats and, most likely, a frog the
cats brought in as a present no one has discovered yet.

Black Holes: Mystery and Majesty

Friday

Oct. 9 - 10am

Black holes are the most feared, fascinating, and misunderstood objects in our known universe. Planets and even stars may go into them but nothing, not even light, comes out. And this year we have the first image of a Black Hole. What about its more dangerous cosmic cousins? What happens when these strange objects get too cozy? We get gravity waves and the first validation of a 100-year-old Einstein prediction.

Presenter Bio:

Jack Herman

Jack Herman has a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh.  He served as manager of computer information systems at Eastman Kodak for 31 years.

Wildlife of Antarctica

Friday

Oct. 16 - 10am

Bruce has a lifelong interest in the exploration history and climate change research of Antarctica: Earth's Last Frontier. For this session he will focus on Antarctic wildlife, with a brief  discussion of the history and climate of this amazing place. 

Presenter Bio:

Bruce Gobioff

Mr. Gobioff, MS Management of Technology, MIT, had a career in the computer industry that spanned 1966 to 2015. He spent 35 years with IBM in technical and management positions developing software for mainframes and personal computers.

Let's Go to the Opera!

Friday

Oct. 23 - 10am

Opera is a feast for eye and ear, combining music, theater, lavish costumes, and sets. Learn where opera began, how it developed, its variations, and its major composers. Consider the types of opera and voices, the terminology, opera etiquette, and the way that it reflects current trends in society. Opera places unique demands on the human instrument: observe how singers vocalize to prepare and enjoy brief performances by local singers. You will be ready to enjoy Opera Tampa’s season.

Presenter Bio:

Jordan Blair

Florida native, Mezzo Soprano, Jordan Blair has been making her mark recently on the Tampa Bay Area opera scene. She has been praised for the sincerity with which she sings, as well as the warmth and power of her voice. Most recently she has been seen singing with St. Petersburg Opera’s POPera outdoor series. This past season she was involved with Opera Tampa, singing roles in Gilbert and Sullivan’s comedy Pirates of Penzance and performing roles in Verdi’s Rigoletto at St Petersburg Opera. Last season she made her mainstage debut with St. Petersburg Opera in Suor Angelica. In 2019 Ms. Blair created the role of The Prince's Mother in the world Premier of Anton Coppola's Lady Swanwhite at Opera Tampa. In addition to performing opera in the Tampa Bay Area she is also the alto section leader at St Peter’s Episcopal Church in downtown St. Pete, as well as a cantor at Christ the King Catholic Church in Tampa. Jordan Blair is currently a voice teacher at the Patel Conservatoryat the David A. Straz Center for the Arts and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Classical Vocal Performance from The Manhattan School of Music.

The Laughmakers on Politics

Friday

Oct. 30 - 10am

If you’re not laughing at the government and the election, take a cue from some of the funniest political satirists in modern history. From Mark Twain, Will Rogers and Tom Lehrer—to Mort Sahl, Alan King, and Jackie Mason—to Vaughan Meader, Rich Little, and David Frye—to Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, and Saturday Night Live—you’ll discover that the more times change, the more politics stays the same. Wherever there has been organized government, there has been satire, going all the way back to ancient Greece. From nimble wordplay to homespun commentary to lampoonery, satire has made mighty funny fodder of election seasons and everything in between. Joy will teach you a bit about comedy and what makes us laugh — and then will share highlights of political buffoonery of the last 150 years and the individuals who created it. 

Presenter Bio:

Joy Katzen- Guthrie

Joy Katzen-Guthrie  – Passionate…Personal…Engaging…Life-Affirming. Her vibrant music and one-of-a-kind performances inspire and uplift with a message of insight, life experience, and worldwide unity and harmony from generation to generation.

 

Professional composer/lyricist, pianist, and vocalist leader since 1990. Joy uniquely weaves history and storytelling with traditional, contemporary, and original songs from pop, stage, film, and world genres that celebrate the human spirit. Says Donna Klein, founder of Tampa Bay’s Women Musicians Alliance: “Joy is a marvel on the keyboard, making her playing seem effortless. Her compositions, as well as her adaptations of others’ songs, reflect the summation that it is her life. When she sits down at the keyboard, starts playing, smiles that warm smile of hers, and sings to your heart, well it’s just inspirational!”    

Comedy Hall of Fame

Friday

Nov. 6 - 10am

The Comedy Hall of Fame is presenting its traveling show called, The Comedy Time-Tunnel©, which is continually performing all over The United States. The show consists of recorded interviews, rare footage, and trivia games that interact with audience members to teach them about the history of comedy. Informational and entertaining, The Comedy Time- Tunnel is perfect for an enjoyable morning of learning and laughter.

Presenter Bio:

Tony Belmont

Tony Belmont is the brainchild of The Comedy Hall of Fame, and has been a producer and agent. In previous interviews, Belmont said the idea for the comedy hall of fame came from a conversation with comic Morey Amsterdam, perhaps best known for his portrayal of Buddy Sorrell on the Dick Van Dyke Show which aired in the 1960s on CBS.

Belmont formed the hall of fame in 1989 and the museum finally opened as a nonprofit in 2007 at John's Pass, where it featured exhibits, artifacts and audio-visual performances by comedians. The hall's 23 inductees include William "Bud'' Abbott, Lou Costello, Richard Pryor, Lucille Ball and Red Skelton. The Hall of Fame is currently located in Holiday, Florida.

Mystery Bus Tour

Friday

Nov.13 

Trip to be announced at a later date.

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