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Performer Ben Vereen to receive award from UF

Performer Ben Vereen to receive award from UF

Published: Mar 14th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Tony Award winner Ben Vereen will receive an achievement award from the University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance and conduct a master class for students when he visits UF next month.

Metropolitan Opera baritone, UF alumnus, to perform for College of Fine Arts benefit

Metropolitan Opera baritone, UF alumnus, to perform for College of Fine Arts benefit

Published: Feb 28th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Friends of Theatre and Dance and the Friends of Music at the University of Florida will host “Splendor: New York Nights,” a benefit supporting the academic performing arts programs at the College of Fine Arts, on March 29.

Undergraduates to blend sciences, arts in creativity event

Published: Jan 30th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Students with backgrounds in the sciences and arts will come together to rethink the boundaries of creativity for the 2014 Creativity in the Arts and Sciences Event from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 1 in the Reitz Student Union Grand Ballroom and Studio G-6 in the Nadine M. McGuire Pavilion.

Iron and Wine, ‘Rhythm in the Night – The Irish Dance Spectacular’ coming to Phillips

Iron and Wine, ‘Rhythm in the Night – The Irish Dance Spectacular’ coming to Phillips

Published: Jan 17th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida Performing Arts recently added two performances to its 2013-14 Season – Iron and Wine at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, and “Rhythm in the Night – The Irish Dance Spectacular” at 7:30 p.m. April 3. Both performances are at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

Alumna returns for events related to exhibit of Persian textiles

Alumna returns for events related to exhibit of Persian textiles

Published: Jan 3rd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Mahin Ghanbari, a native of Iran and a University of Florida College of Fine Arts alumna, will return to UF Friday to host several special events related to the exhibit of her Persian textiles in the University Gallery.

UF professors to debut film about pioneers in Latin theater

Published: Jan 2nd, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For seven years Tony Mata, head of musical theater at the University of Florida’s School of Theatre and Dance, has been working on “Theatre of Rice and Beans,” a film that chronicles the stories of three titans of the Latino theater.

‘Rock of Ages,’ Perlman highlight performances coming to UF in January

Published: Dec 26th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Performing Arts will present eight performances in January, including the party musical “Rock of Ages” and violin superstar Itzhak Perlman.

UFPA to host annual fundraising gala Jan. 25

Published: Dec 16th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Performing Arts hosts its annual fundraising gala – “An Evening in Tuscany” – from 6 to 11 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Phillips Center for Performing Arts.

Danú performs “Christmas in Ireland” Dec. 17 at the Phillips Center

Published: Dec 10th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Acclaimed Irish ensemble Danú – twice named best traditional group by the BBC – presents its Celtic music celebration, “Christmas in Ireland: An Nollaig in Éirinn” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Phillips Center for Performing Arts at the University of Florida.

Two UFPA performances for January canceled

Published: Dec 4th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two University of Florida Performing Arts performances scheduled for January have been canceled due to circumstances beyond UFPA’s control.