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UF Freedom of Information Center honors AP writer

Published: Dec 21st, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s Brechner Center for Freedom of Information Center recently honored an Associated Press series on the treatment and prosecution of Guantanamo Bay detainees. The Paisley Dodds expose revealed psychological pressures and harsh conditions for many of the more than 500 terrorist suspects.

Theater company puts fresh spin on ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Published: Dec 21st, 2006

GAINESVILLE, FL – The Aquila Theatre Company will present William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 21 at the University of Florida’s Phillips Center. A pre-performance discussion with the company is scheduled for 6:45 p.m.

For residence hall maintenance at UF, a photo is all it takes

Published: Dec 21st, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida officials have found they can get students to help maintain their residence halls by giving them a tool — but it’s not a paintbrush or hammer.

Venetian-based Interpreti Veneziani sets U.S. premiere at UF

Published: Dec 20th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, FL – Interpreti Veneziani makes its U.S. premiere at the University of Florida with a 4 p.m. Jan. 14 performance at the University Auditorium. A pre-performance discussion with Howard Rothman will be held at 3 p.m.

‘Music of Ray Charles’ coming to UF’s Phillips Center

Published: Dec 19th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Direct from London’s West End and a sold-out European tour, “I Can’t Stop Loving You – The Music of Ray Charles” will make its Gainesville premiere for one show only at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 28 at the University of Florida’s Phillips Center. Tickets are on sale now for the show directed and choreographed by Gary Lloyd, creator of the successful production in the United Kingdom.

Russian ballet troupe to present “One Thousand and One Nights”

Published: Dec 19th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, FL – The State Ballet Theatre of Russia will present “One Thousand and One Nights” at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the University of Florida’s Phillips Center. A pre-performance discussion with the company is scheduled for 6:45 p.m.

Bulgarian State Opera brings “The Marriage of Figaro” to UF

Published: Dec 18th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, FL – The Bulgarian State Opera will present “The Marriage of Figaro” at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 11 at the University of Florida’s Phillips Center. A pre-performance discussion led by Tony Offerle, professor of opera, will take place at 6:45 p.m.

Keb’ Mo’ to perform at UF in March

Published: Dec 15th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, FL – Keb’ Mo’ will perform at the Phillips Center at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 7. Tickets go on sale at noon on Jan. 3.

Tickets now on sale for limited run of ‘Aida’

Published: Dec 15th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The newly conceived North American touring production of “Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida” will make its Gainesville premiere in early January at the University of Florida’s Phillips Center. Based on the award-winning timeless love story from the classic Verdi opera, “Aida” is a new musical with Elton John’s modern pop score. Tickets are on sale now for the 7:30 p.m. shows on Jan. 5 and 6.

New World School of Arts holiday concert to be broadcast on WUFT

Published: Dec 14th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The New World School of the Arts holiday concert will be broadcast at 1 p.m. Dec. 24 on WUFT, Channel 5.