Arts and Entertainment

Primavera Festival has Gainesville blooming with Springtime festivities.

Spring is here and North Central Floridians are getting an opportunity to take advantage of this season of rebirth. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Nickelle Smith spoke with Florida’s Eden Executive Director Annie Pais about Primavera, a month-long series of events Pais hopes will put Gainesville on the map. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/PrimaveraQA.mp3] That was Florida’s Eden …

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The need for speed brings in the “big bucks” to Gainesville

Rain or shine drag racing fans from all over traveled to Gaineville this weekend for the Gatornationals. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Jillian de Montluzin reports, fan’s just couldn’t resist their need for speed. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/webGatorNationalsLocalBoostdepth.mp3] Gatornationals attracts fans from across the country. Aaron Weber from Micanopy at one time lived in South Carolina and says …

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Interlachen residents preserve Southern history through music

Residents in Interlachen, Florida still know how to jam to music many have never heard. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Maria Tridas reports on how the community is trying to preserve a bit of Southern history.  For more information go online to Interlachen Jam Session dot com. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/03/Maria-Tridas-Project.mp3|titles=Maria Tridas Project] Old Brush Store …

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The “Piano Man” shares his story with Gainesville

25-time Grammy nominated singer song writer Billy Joel visited the University of Florida on Thursday, and as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT- FM’s Luis Giraldo reports, the night became a melting pot of stories, including those of the audience and of those he loves the most. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPBillyJoelLG30212.mp3]  

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Gatornationals: meeting the “need for speed”

Gainesville is continuing a tradition of the 43rd Annual National Hot Rod Assocation’s Gatornationals, but this year a milestone is being celebrated.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Cameron Taylor spoke with Auto Plus Raceway at Gainesville Executive General Manager Don Robertson about what raceway staff members are doing to get ready for Gatornationals and what this milestone will …

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Over the Tavern opens at Hippodrome State Theatre

Opening tonight, “Over the Tavern” brings faith, family and fun to Gainesville’s Hippodrome State Theater. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT FM’s Chris Gilmore sat down with actor Nicole Hamilton to discuss the challenges an immigrant family faces trying to balance life and religion. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPOverTheTavernQAFeb242012.mp3]  

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Getting by through music

The Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. is exhibiting the works of Aleksander Kulisiewicz.  And as Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Luis Giraldo reports, one woman brought his work to the University of Florida, to show the significance of life in a topic dawned by death. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPHolocaustLG.mp3]  

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