Author Archives: Richard Drake

The ballet “Rite of Spring” comes to UF on Saturday

By on March 14th, 2013 | Last updated: March 14, 2013 at 5:16 pm

The University of Florida Orchestra together with Dance Alive National Ballet bring the ballet “Rite of Spring” to the M. Curtis Phillips Center Saturday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. to celebrate the centennial anniversary of this masterpiece.

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Gainesville Chamber Orchestra to celebrate 30 years with concert

By on February 28th, 2013 | Last updated: February 28, 2013 at 5:57 pm

The Gainesville Chamber Orchestra will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a concert Friday night. The performance is at 7:30 p.m. at Santa Fe College’s Fine Arts Hall.

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StoryCorps is Back in Alachua County

By on February 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: July 24, 2013 at 10:07 pm

The interviewers from StoryCorps are back in Gainesville because the Alachua County Library District has been recognized as one of the top 10 in the country.  StoryCorps interviews are archived in the Library of Congress. What qualities distinguish a library […]

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“Sounds of the Season” – a UF holiday tradition

By on December 2nd, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:09 pm

This Sunday, December 4th at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Gainesville people can experience one of the University of Florida’s most anticipated and beloved holiday traditions- “Sounds of the Season.” Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Richard Drake talked with the […]

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Barbara Padilla on her trials and triumphs

By on September 22nd, 2011 | Last updated: August 3, 2013 at 2:48 pm

“America’s Got Talent” finalist, opera star and cancer survivor, Barbara Padilla will perform Friday night at the Phillips Center for The Performing Arts. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Richard Drake had a chance to talk to her about her battle with cancer […]

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So is it fiddle or violin?

By on June 30th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 11:07 am

This Sunday evening, July 3rd at 6:00 here on Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM, the “Spring Into Summer Concert Series” features Evans Hail conducting the Gainesville Chamber Orchestra as they performed a pops concert this last March. Sonya Leonore Stahl plays violin […]

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Seward Johnson’s life-like bronze statues may soon drop jaws in Gainesville and UF Campus

By on June 24th, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 9:55 am

Whispering Close by Seward Johnson. (Click photo to enlarge.) They’re life sized….for the most part, and they’ll make you do a double-take. WUFT’s Richard Drake talks to Andy Howard and Jeanna Mastrodicasa about the collection of Seward Johnson’s bronze sculptures […]

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Parkinson’s patients find relief through dance

By on June 1st, 2011 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 11:08 am

New research shows that people suffering from Parkinson’s Disease can significantly improve by dancing. From June 3rd through June 5th, the Mark Morris Dance Company from New York will be at Shands Hospital in Gainesville to demonstrate to dance instructors […]

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