In part one of our interview with Robert Stone, the author of “Sacred Steel,” WUFT FM’s Patrick Colden talked about the steel guitar first becoming popular in mainstream American POP culture. In part two of his interview, you can hear how much influence the instrument has in the state of Florida.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/sacredsteel2.mp3]
“Carmen” performance addresses ageless struggles of race, social class and gender
A cast of 150 undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Florida Opera Theatre, UF School of Theatre + Dance, the Capella Nova Chorus of Gainesville and UF Symphony Orchestra will perform the opera "Carmen" Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Maestro Tiffany Lu will lead the 70-piece orchestra.