Arts and Entertainment

Popular movies increasing interest in books

A common English phrase says you can’t judge a book by its cover, but can you judge a book by its movie? Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Fernanda Ponce reports on how movies based on books are encouraging people to hit the books. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FinalWrapBooksandMovies.mp3]

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Midsummer Night’s Dream opens at the Hippodrome

It’s a new take on an old story.  The Hippodrome State Theatre in Gainesville opens its performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Friday night.  The modernized play is being called enchanting, captivating and adventurous.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chris Gilmore talked with two of the cast members about what it means …

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Author Harry Crews dead at age 76

Retired University of Florida professor and author of many dark novels, Harry Crews, is dead at age 76. Professor of Creative Writing at Oregon State University Marjorie Sandor says while working at the University of Florida some of Crews’ words stuck with her. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Sandor2.mp3] Sandor adds she saw Crews have …

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Happy birthday Twitter

A popular social media website is celebrating a birthday today. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Stephanie Denardo reports on the impact of social media websites, like Twitter. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPTwitterWrap.mp3]

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Where #Twitter stands after 6 years

Say Happy Birthday to Twitter. It has been six years since the first tweet, “just setting up my twttr” was relayed.  University of Florida Social Media Specialist Bruce Floyd says because of its growth, Twitter is a key resource for companies to have to make them successful. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/FLOYD1.mp3] He says …

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Still a bumpy road ahead for proposed Ocala skate park

A skate park proposal is gaining momentum in Marion County, although funding continues to be an obstacle in the road.  Ocala Assistant City Manager Catherine Cameron says neither the city nor county has funding set aside. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/Cameron3.mp3] About 100 members of the community sat down with officials to show their …

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