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USF's School of Theatre and Dance is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Broadway debut of "Hair" by presenting the musical October 2-5 and 8-12. University Beat takes you to a rehearsal and introduces you to three of the play's leads and the director-choreographer. Even though none of them are over the age of 26, they think their version of "Hair" can reach a contemporary audience as easily as the original did.
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For show times and ticket information: USF Theatre Box Office 813-974-2323

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Andy Frye, the director and choreographer of the USF School of Theatre and Dance's production of "Hair," says fans of the 1960's and 70's versions of the musical should also like the USF production.

USF junior Dahlia Legault talks about the freedom she feels playing "Jeanie," as well as her feelings about the play's nude scene.

USF junior Patrick Bolger, who plays "Claude," isn't sure yet how he's going to handle the nude scene.

Dahlia, Patrick and Tia Jemison, a USF junior who plays "Dione," talk about the balance they have to find as actors and students.

A rehearsal performance of "Aquarius" by the cast of the USF School of Theatre and Dance's production of "Hair."

A rehearsal performance of "Be-In(Hare Krishna)."

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The Pew Hispanic Center reports that Hispanic voters have been shifting their support toward Democrats during the last two years, a reversal of the trend toward the GOP in the earlier part of the decade. As the presidential election nears, both campaigns are targeting Hispanics - in Florida and around the country. This week, we bring together Republican and Democratic Hispanics to talk about the Hispanic vote in Florida: what's important to those voters and how to reach out to them.
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The panel talks about the campaign ads and the tone of the campaign this year.

The conversation turns to illegal immigration and how important that issue might be to Florida Hispanics.

Our panelists discuss John McCain's choice of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate and how Hispanic voters are responding.

June 26, 2009
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Jim and Jenny Carlstedt
Philip Adler moved to Tampa in 1958 after finishing pediatric residences in Boston and Detroit. One day in 1965 while he was in private practice, Dr. Adler was presented with an infant and a challenging medical case that he immediately realized could be treated with what at the time was new medical technology. More than 40 years after the event, Dr. Adler shared his impressions of that day in one conversation, while Jenny Carlstedt, the infant from Dr. Adler's story and now an adult, related her perspective on the experience to her husband Jim.

Music Credits: Blood Diamond - opening, arr. by James Newton Howard, Blood Diamond film soundtrack, Varese Sarabande

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