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StoryCorps is Back in Alachua County

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 district? Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Richard Drake talked to Nickie Kortus, …

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“Sounds of the Season” – a UF holiday tradition

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 conductor for the performance, Professor Will Kesling.

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Barbara Padilla on her trials and triumphs

“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 and triumph in the music world.

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So is it fiddle or violin?

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 for the Gainesville Chamber Orchestra but during this year’s Florida …

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Parkinson’s patients find relief through dance

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 how to work with Parkinson’s patients. WUFT-FM’s Richard Drake talked …

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