Arts and Entertainment

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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Three cities one world concert and art auction to benefit sister cities program

Gainesville has been involved in cultural exchange programs with several cities around the world through the years. Now, Oak Hall teachers and students will be participating in an additional exchange with two new sister cities in Israel and Palestine. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend spoke with Sister City Program of Gainesville President Steve …

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“History Detectives” investigates historic Florida map

What once was another antique item recently became a nationwide mystery.  PBS’s “History Detectives” searched to find the meaning behind a 300-year-old map of Florida.. and where it came from. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Sanika Dange and Jordan Matich report, the episode gives new insight into Florida’s history. (Sanika Dange’s report) …

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Tom Petty tribute band “Heavy Petty” performs for tonight’s “Free Fridays Concert Series” in downtown Gainesville

Tonight’s “Free Fridays Concert Series” at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza features “Heavy Petty,” a Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Tribute Band at 8 p.m.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo had the chance to talk to the lead singer of the band, Jason Hedges. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPHeavyPettyfinal.mp3]

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Gainesville artists promote healing through origami

[jwplayer config=”News-video” file=”wuftnews/20110808-Origami-Final.mp4″] Gainesville residents may soon see a few cranes popping up in the downtown area. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo has more on a local project that seeks to promote peace. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPOrigamiCraneswrap.mp3]

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“Danny Wooten & Southern Slang” performs tonight for “Free Fridays” concert series

The Country band “Danny Wooten & Southern Slang” takes to the stage tonight for the “Free Fridays” concert series in downtown Gainesville.  Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend talked with lead singer and songwriter Danny Wooten about the style of music the band will bring to the Bo Diddley Downtown Plaza. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPDannyWootenFinal.mp3]

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UF student joins famous touring show

A University of Florida student has made his big break in the world of theatre performance. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Chantal Lamberth reports, Ocala’s Felipe Bombonato, will be joining the national touring show “Cats” this October. [audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/UFPerformerWEB.mp3]

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