Arts and Entertainment

Lis & Lon Williamson open new concert series at Leonardo’s 706 in Gainesville

While Santa Fe College inaugurates its new Fine Arts Hall, across town at the Leonardo’s 706 restaurant there’s another music venue opening.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend brings us up close and personal with Lis Williamson who’s performing there with her husband Lon on Saturday night. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPLizWilliamsonConcertDGT.mp3]

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Sister Hazel returns to SFC to give back

Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall’s inaugural showcase “Light Up the Night” will feature a variety of national and local performers tomorrow. Jose Manuel Carreno and Sarah Lane of American Ballet Theatre, the Gainesville Chamber Orchestra, and Sister Hazel are among the featured acts. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Meredith Chipman spoke …

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Chamber orchestra conductor praises new SFC arts hall

Santa Fe College’s brand new Fine Arts Hall is hosting “Light Up The Night” on Saturday to inaugurate the new building. The artistic showcase for the senses will feature Sister Hazel, ballet dancer Sarah Lane, Broadway Director Marion Caffey and Jose Manuel Carreno from the New York American Ballet Theater, among others. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Veronica Vilar …

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Barbara Padilla on her trials and triumphs

“America’s Got Talent” finalist, opera star and cancer survivor, Barbara Padilla will perform Friday night at the Phillips Center for The Performing Arts. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Richard Drake had a chance to talk to her about her battle with cancer and triumph in the music world. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/BarbaraPadillaFinalRDfinal.mp3]

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“America’s Got Talent” star to perform in Gainesville

Barbara Padilla will be sharing the stage at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts with P.K. Yonge students on Friday. The concert will include a wide array of broadway hits, while also raising cancer awareness. Students, parents, and Padilla herself have struggled with cancer.  Alyssa Averette reports. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPPKYongeConcertFINAL.mp3]

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The long and hot march to the Swamp

While the University of Florida football team will be put to the test tomorrow, another group of UF students has been preparing for tomorrow’s big game. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo has more on what goes on before the Gator Marching Band takes to Florida Field. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/GatorBandFINAL.mp3]

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