Category Archives: Arts and Entertainment
The Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department adopted its 352ArtsRoadmap Cultural Plan on Thursday. The 10-year plan aims to enhance and promote the city’s arts community through an arts council and website.
The vinyl records market has been revived. Business at local record stores has followed an upward trend with the resurgence of a younger audience.
Women are entering the Gainesville punk subculture as an alternative to the mainstream norm. According to Rose Vastola, lead singer of UV-TV, Gainesville welcomes creativity regardless of gender.
Blues legend B.B. King died at the age of 89 on Thursday. King has performed at the Cotton Club and the Phillips Center in Gainesville.
Weezer guitarist Brian Bell and his band the Relationship stop in Gainesville Thursday May, 7. WUFT caught up with Bell and bassist Jon LaRue to talk about their new album and upcoming show.
Some young artists are choosing lesser known locals over popular art hubs. Though many art students continue to follow the dream of making it big in Miami or New York, smaller cities like Gainesville may offer more freedom for less pressure.
Local bands Flat Land and Bells and Robes and event company Phairground won $15,000 for music projects at the One Spark festival in Jacksonville. The group founded Future Music Makers Youth Enrichment Program, a project aimed at creating music programs in local schools.
Gainesville’s flow arts and electronic dance community respond to the closing of The Motor Room. The local club, which was best known for its dance nights, closed its doors after seven years.