Arts and Entertainment

Santa Fe College hosts concert

Santa Fe College looks to celebrate the holidays. As Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FMs Jessica Becerra reports, fine arts performers are putting on a holiday concert. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/CHRISTMASWRAP.mp3|titles=CHRISTMASWRAP]

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Veteran folk musician to play benefit concert Friday

Veteran folk musician and songwriter John McCutcheon will be visiting Gainesville for a special benefit concert tomorrow. WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo spoke with Mr. McCutcheon today about the upcoming show, his nearly 40-year career and his life on the road. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/McCutcheon-QA-FINAL.mp3|titles=McCutcheon QA FINAL]

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Gainesville’s nutcracker show & festival in a nutshell

As the holiday season approaches, Dance Alive National Ballet gets ready for their Nutcracker Festival. Florida’s 89.1, Stephanie Bechara tells us how the different events try to involve family friends. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPNutcrackerBalletFINAL.mp3] Source:  Resident Choreographer for Dance Alive National Ballet, Judy Skinner

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“Sounds of the Season” – a UF holiday tradition

This Sunday, December 4th at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Gainesville people can experience one of the University of Florida’s most anticipated and beloved holiday traditions- “Sounds of the Season.” Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Richard Drake talked with the conductor for the performance, Professor Will Kesling. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPSoundsoftheSeasonQA.mp3]

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Gainesville High School’s marching band wins state title

After more than 4 long months and 2 long days of hard work, the Gainesville High School Hurricane marching band  has won the state competition.Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Catherine Awasthi reports how constuctive criticism turned this group of marching students into champions. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/GHSBandChampsFINAL.mp3] (News Sources: Gainesville High School Band Director Bill Pirzer)

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Yearly dig unearths fossils and more

The Florida Museum of Natural History hosted a volunteer fossil dig from November 11-20 at the Thomas Farm site in Gilchrist County. WUFT-FM’s Juliana Valencia says people digging at the site discovered more than just old bones. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/11/valenciafossilwrap.mp3]

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