Tag Archives: music

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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Marion County School District facing more cuts

By on August 16th, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 12:04 pm

Another round of budget cuts is hitting the Marion County school district, and as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Sanika Dange reports, this one could have significant effects on the county’s art and music programs.

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Remembering legendary guitarist Doc Watson

By on May 30th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:50 am

Doc Watson, the grammy award-winning guitarist who has influenced and been revered by virtually every great bluegrass flatpicker in the country has died. The 89-year-old musician, who was blind from age 1, had recently undergone abdominal surgery at a hospital in […]

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