Tag Archives: music

Local Singer Competes on “American Idol”

By on February 4th, 2014 | Last updated: February 5, 2014 at 8:54 am

Lauren Ogburn has been perfecting her autograph since she was 15. She’ll be able to put it to use soon though — because she’s going to Hollywood. Ogburn, 19, from Lake City, auditioned for season 13 of “American Idol” on [...]

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UF’s Century Tower Carillon, University Auditorium Organ Share Tradition, History

By on November 29th, 2013 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Two University of Florida landmarks, UF Century Tower and University Auditorium, house UF’s most famous and influential instruments. Both share a long tradition and deep history.

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String Cheese Incident Hosting Halloween Festival At Suwannee Music Park

By on October 30th, 2013 | Last updated: October 30, 2013 at 4:20 pm

The Spirit of Suwannee Music Park will have a halloween-themed music festival from Thursday to Saturday. “Hulaween” is hosted by the band String Cheese Incident and is expected to bring many tourists to Suwannee County and nearby Live Oak.

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Music School Students Perform In Gators’ Soccer Games

By on September 4th, 2013 | Last updated: September 5, 2013 at 7:29 am

The founder of a local music center has been providing lessons to at-risk and low-income students for more than a decade. Students play on the drum line for the ongoing University of Florida Gators’ soccer home games.

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Celebrating all that’s Florida: performer Tom Shed previews Florida Folk Festival

By on May 24th, 2013 | Last updated: May 29, 2013 at 2:47 pm

A fiddle competition, banjo contest, and plenty of quintessential Florida food can be found at the 61st Florida Folk Festival this Memorial Day weekend.

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Fifth Avenue Arts Festival celebrates musical legends

By on April 18th, 2013 | Last updated: April 19, 2013 at 11:27 am

The 34th annual Fifth Avenue Arts Festival kicks off in Gainesville Friday evening. The event will feature dancers, musicians and poetry.

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Punk rock fans leave Gainesville with fond memories and strong sickness after The Fest

By on November 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: November 2, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Fest 11 came to a conclusion last weekend, and fans are still feeling the effects.

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Shands’ Musicians in Residence concert kicks off Arts + Health Month

By on November 1st, 2012 | Last updated: February 19, 2013 at 2:57 pm

A duo of Shands’ Musicians in Residence kickoff Arts + Health Month with a concert Thursday night at the Thomas Center.

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Tax referendum allows voters to decide on arts education

By on November 1st, 2012 | Last updated: December 17, 2012 at 4:51 pm

A tax referendum on the November ballot allows Alachua County voters to decide whether to continue publicly funding arts and music programs in local schools.

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Country rapper talks about his struggles with mainstream radio

By on October 18th, 2012 | Last updated: October 19, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Country music artist Colt Ford, who is scheduled to perform at the Florida Theater of Gainesville tonight, with doors opening at 8 p.m., spoke to a group of about 20 UF telecommunications students about his experiences in the music business Thursday afternoon.

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