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Santa Fe College Music Students Shine in FSCAA Winter Symposium Competition

Congratulations to this year’s 13 music students from Santa Fe College’s Vocal and Instrumental music department who have made history in their seating placements and Young Music Artist Scholarship Awards. Five vocal students John Steininger, Gerald Bigas, Arman Haghani, Julia Diven and Solangel Padilla from Mrs. Lynn Sandefur’s Vocal Studios and Chorus were nominated by the […]

Renowned Pianist Stephen Beus Returns to SF College Feb. 17, 2017

Renowned Pianist Stephen Beus Returns to SF College Feb. 17, 2017

Internationally recognized pianist Stephen Beus will return to Gainesville to perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, in the Fine Arts Hall at the Northwest Campus of Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83 Street. His visit is part of the college’s Master Artist series that brings professionals to teach classes and perform […]

Dance, Romance at Valentine’s Day Swing Dance Feb. 14, 2017

Dance, Romance at Valentine’s Day Swing Dance Feb. 14, 2017

Dancing, romancing, sweets, flowers, photos and a silent auction are on tap at the best-kept party secret in Gainesville when the 7th annual Valentine’s Day Swing Dance happens 6-9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, in the lobby of the Fine Arts Hall at Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83 Street, Gainesville. The Santa Fe Big […]

Gainesville Orchestra Presents Symphonic Spectacular

Gainesville Orchestra Presents Symphonic Spectacular

The Gainesville Orchestra presents, Symphonic Spectacular. Maestro, Evans Haile, brings you the magic of Stravinsky’s famous Firebird Suite, combined with the majesty of Mendelssohn’s beloved Violin Concerto, will kick the New Year off with warmth and love! Come hear concertmaster Liviu Onofrei as soloist in Mendelssohn’s piece. Also included is a new favorite for the […]

“Dance of My Heart,” Excerpts from “Carmen Suite” Ballet Feb. 10, 2017

“Dance of My Heart,” Excerpts from “Carmen Suite” Ballet Feb. 10, 2017

When Cuban choreographer Alberto Alonso created the ballet “Carmen Suite” in 1967 for the Russian prima ballerina Maya Plisetskaya, the Russian Ministry of Culture told the ballerina that “you have made a prostitute of a Spanish heroine.” Thought to be “too sensual,” the ballet was shelved by censors but is now considered a source of […]

Jazz Piano Concert With Chuchito Valdes Is Jan. 21, 2017

Jazz Piano Concert With Chuchito Valdes Is Jan. 21, 2017

  Cuban-born and internationally recognized jazz pianist Jesus “Chuchito” Valdes will appear in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, in the Fine Arts Hall at the Northwest Campus of Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83 Street, Gainesville. The concert is part of Gainesville’s community-wide celebration of Cuban artistry, Bulla Cubana, and part of […]

Internationally Known Visual Artist Beatrice Coron Speaks at SF Jan. 20, 2017

Internationally Known Visual Artist Beatrice Coron Speaks at SF Jan. 20, 2017

With work in collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Getty, the National Gallery of Art and museums, libraries, and institutions throughout the world, Beatrice Coron has built an international reputation in illustration, book arts, fine art, public art, digital art and architectural embellishment. At 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, Coron will give […]

“Elements of Style” Spotlights Dance Talent at SF College Fine Arts Hall Jan. 12-13, 2017

“Elements of Style” Spotlights Dance Talent at SF College Fine Arts Hall Jan. 12-13, 2017

Dance Theatre of Santa Fe’s annual “Elements of Style” program will spotlight the college’s talented instructors, choreographers and students at 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Jan. 12-13, with a 2 p.m. matinee Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, in the Fine Arts Hall at the Santa Fe College Northwest Campus, 3000 NW 83 Street, Gainesville. Tickets are $15 for […]

Santa Fe College Students Shine In Musical Little Women

Santa Fe College Students Shine In Musical Little Women

Santa Fe College students Sarah Berry as “Beth,” Diana Truman as “Jo” and Alex Christophy as “Laurie” deliver all-star performances in the heart-warming musical, Little Women, onstage now at the Gainesville Community Playhouse through Dec. 18, 2016. The family-friendly show is based Louisa May Alcott’s American classic, Little Women. Set in Civil War times, follow […]

Santa Fe College Alumnus, Amos Oliver III, To Appear in NBC’s Hairspray Live! With Ariana Grande and Star-Studded Cast

Santa Fe College Alumnus, Amos Oliver III, To Appear in NBC’s Hairspray Live! With Ariana Grande and Star-Studded Cast

Former Santa Fe College dance major, Amos Oliver III, to appear as “Thad” in NBC’s broadcast “Hairspray Live!” Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at 8 p.m. EST. John Carmean I recently caught up with former SF fine arts student, Amos Oliver III, via Facebook Messenger, in-between his breaks during a dress rehearsal for the NBC musical production, “Hairspray […]