African American Oral History Project / Interns in Wonderland
Once nearly abandoned in a garage, almost one hundred interviews with prominent members of Tampa’s African American community have now found a home at the University of South Florida. This week’s University Beat on WUSF TV takes you to the new “Otis R. Anthony African Americans in Florida Oral History Project” and shows you how one man’s dream is helping students and the community. Also: A number of USF students are learning the ins and outs of professional theater as they intern with the new musical, “Wonderland,” at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM takes you through the looking glass to find out how the experience is helping them decide their future career paths.
Violinist Chee-Yun's flawless technique, dazzling tone and compelling artistry have enraptured audiences on five continents. Charming, charismatic and deeply passionate about her art, Chee-Yun continues to carve a unique place for herself in the ever-evolving world of classical music.
Experience the ancient tradition of Chinese acrobatics in this spell-binding, family-oriented performance of daring acrobatics, jaw-dropping feats, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, and traditional and contemporary music.
Memory Of A Large Christmas recounts the heartfelt and heartwarming memories of renown Southern writer Lillian Smith's turn of the century childhood and her family's celebrations of Christmas. Smith's friend and one of the great ladies of American theater, Eugenia Rawls, reads Smith's nostalgic account of simpler times.
Everyone's favorite "Hitman" David Foster joins GP superstar Andrea Bocelli for a new Christmas concert of holiday classics as they share the stage to present an elegant collection of seasonal favorites. Showcasing Bocelli's unmistakable soaring vocals are lush new arrangements given the distinctive Foster touch for an inspiring concert performance.
First Lutheran Church and School, 1644 Nursery Road, Clearwater, is having a food drive on December 19th from 10 am to 2 pm to benefit the Homeless Emergency Project. Please bring your perishable (turkeys, hams, etc.) as well as non-perishable food items to the west side of the gym near the school. Last year, HEP prepared over 103,000 meals for the homeless in our area.
Florida State Senator Paula Dockery is once again leading the opposition to the CSX and Florida rail system deal, Florida State economists will release a quarterly revenue estimate today whcih Governor Crist will use for a proposed 2010 state budget, TC5214 is the anti-depressant drug that is being developed at the University of South Florida in hopes of making its way to the market in coming years. a Hillsborough County math teacher is arrested for possession of child pornography, commuter rail is set for a vote next week, and Florida's graduation rate goes up.