On the October 3 edition of Saturday Night Jazz, Bob Seymour's guest was the director of the Jazz Surge Orchestra, Chuck Owen. A Distinguished Professor at USF, Chuck founded the Surge nearly 15 years ago, and the band is receiving rave reviews for "The Comet's Tail," featuring new arrangements of music by Michael Brecker. In this hour-long feature, Chuck talks about the new project as well as the band's history, including collaborations with Chick Corea and Gerald Wilson. He also tells us about recently being honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the major composition the Fellowship will allow him to complete.
A van carrying more than a dozen kids turned over on I-275 yesterday in Tampa, Florida Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz weighs in on mammograms and the proposed health care overhaul, and today a major report will be released by the Consumer Product Safety Commission regarding Chinese drywall.
The Sarasota Choral Society is thrilled to announce its 65th anniversary performance of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah on Saturday, December 5, 2009 at Pine Shores Presbyterian Church, 6135 Beechwood Avenue, Sarasota, FL. 34231. The public dress rehearsal will take place at 1:00 p.m. and the final performance will take place at 4:00 p.m.
Student Tutors (re-broadcast) / Hispanic Education Conversation
Students in USF's College of Education are teaching AND learning at the same time by serving as tutors at a number of Hillsborough County Middle Schools. University Beat shows you how the tutoring project of the SunCoast Area Teacher Training (SCATT) Honors Program, with the backing of a legendary Bay area businessman, is preparing the teachers of tomorrow and helping the students of today. Also: The University of South Florida was a recent stop on a nationwide tour by Juan Sepúlveda, the Director of the U.S. Department of Education’s White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans. This week’s University Beat on WUSF 89.7 FM listens in as Bay area voices join the “community conversation” on how to improve education for the country’s largest minority population.
The Kanvas is an exciting cultural event happening on December 16th at the Ritz Ybor. The Kanvas is hosted by VYB Dance Company, a hip hop company in Tampa, and this event features choreography from dance crews and local choreographers ranging in styles from modern contemporary to aerial acrobatics to hip hop. The first Kanvas took place in September 2008, and this will be the 6th one so far!
Inner Engineering is offered as an intensive program for personal growth. The program and its environment establish the possibility to explore the higher dimensions of life and offers tools to re-engineer one's self through the inner science of yoga. Once given the tools to rejuvenate, people can optimize all aspects of health, inner growth and success.