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WUFT’s Glenn Richards Talks with Gainesville Punk ‘Whiz Kids,’ Debra Fetzer and Mike McCoy

WUFT Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, recently spoke with two founding members of the Gainesville punk band, Piss Test: guitarist Mike McCoy and front-woman, Debra Fetzer. Fetzer is no stranger to the Gainesville music scene having been in numerous bands over the years including the legendary all-female punk band, Mutley …

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Forgotten Jazz Giant’s Triumphs and Tragedies Chronicled in New Biography by Travis Atria

WUFT Morning Edition host, Glenn Richards, spoke with Gainesville musician and writer Travis Atria about his new book, Better Days Will Come Again: The Life of Arthur Briggs, Jazz Genius of Harlem, Paris, and a Nazi Prison Camp. Travis is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Journalism …

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Archived Interview with Tom Petty Birthday Bash Organizer, Jason Hedges

Six months after Glenn Richards’ conversation with Jason Hedges about his band’s debut album, Jason (also frontman of the Petty tribute band, Heavy Petty) would be organizing a concert to celebrate the life and legacy of Gainesville’s Tom Petty, who passed away unexpectedly on October 2nd. Two years later, that original event – held over what would have been Petty’s 67th birthday – has grown into the Tom Petty Birthday Weekend featuring multiple events across the city including two music festivals.

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Hippodrome Interview: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Nick Bublitz says, “The co-production is a yearly event between the School of Theater and Dance and the Hippodrome and it is the base of which we kind of launch both seasons … and it’s a wonderful opportunity to really have students at the School of Theater and Dance work professionally at the Hippodrome.”

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