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In this edition of WUCF Artisodes, entertainer Michael Feinstein serves as a mentor to new singers through the Songbook Academy. University of Central Florida student Nick Drivas not only got to experience the Academy, but also the experience of a…

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This edition of WUCF Artisodes highlights a Central Florida singer with a passion for opera, a Grammy-winning ukulele player who loves music for more than beautiful sounds, Student Artist of the Week, Santiago Escobar, and an exhibition on The…

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In this edition of WUCF Artisodes, a Central Florida couple open their home for a concert, bringing together folk musicians and fans, an upstate New York barbershop doubles as a hair salon by day and a music lounge by night, Student Artist of the…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus show, "Holiday Concert”. The event was held at the Knowles Memorial Chapel at Rollins College, located at 1000 Holt Avenue in Winter Park, Florida, on December 14 and 15, 1991. The show was directed by Dr.…

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A poster for the annual Orlando Gay Chorus show, “Premiere Concerts.” The event was held at the Orlando Museum of Art, located at 2416 North Mills Avenue in Orlando, Florida, on June 23 and 24, 1990. The poster has a black background with white…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus concert, "Sing…Be Merry”. The event was held at the Knowles Memorial Chapel at Rollins College, located at 1000 Holt Avenue in Winter Park, Florida, on December 13, 1992. The show was directed by Dr. Charles…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus concert, "The Colours of Life”. The event was held at University High School, located at 2450 Cougar Way in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday, April 14, 1996. Sponsored by Watermark, the Arts Services Council, and…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus concert, "Sump'n for Christmas”. The event was held at the Knowles Memorial Chapel at Rollins College, located at 1000 Holt Avenue in Winter Park, Florida, on December 16, 17 and 18, 1994. The show was directed…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus concert, “Behind Closed Doors”. The event was held at the Bob Carr Auditorium, located at 401 West Livingston Street in Orlando, Florida, on July 5, 1996. The show was a joint performance with the San Diego…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus concert, "Christmas in the Sun”. The event was held at the Knowles Memorial Chapel at Rollins College, located at 1000 Holt Avenue in Winter Park, Florida, on December 21 and 22, 1996. The show was directed by…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus concert, “Pride”. The event was held at the Ann Giles Densch Civic Theater Complex (now the Orlando Repertory Theater), located at 1001 East Princeton Street in Orlando, Florida, on June 11 and 12, 1994. The…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus concert, “Holiday Concert”. The event was held at the Knowles Memorial Chapel at Rollins College, located at 1000 Holt Avenue in Winter Park, Florida, on December 18 and 19, 1993. The show was directed by Dr.…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus concert, “Under the Mistletoe”. The event was held at the Knowles Memorial Chapel at Rollins College, located at 1000 Holt Avenue in Winter Park, Florida, on December 16 and 17, 1995. The show was directed by…

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A poster for the annual Orlando Gay Chorus concert, “A Lotta Night Music.” The event was held at the Orlando Museum of Art, located at 2416 North Mills Avenue in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday, June 28, 2014. The event was a fundraiser to help…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus concert, “Pop Goes the Chorus”. The event was held at the John & Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center in Loch Haven Park, located at 812 East Rollins Street in Orlando, Florida, on April 3 and 4, 2004. Tickets…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus concert, “Oliver Button is a Sissy”. The event was held at the John & Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center in Loch Haven Park, located at 812 East Rollins Street in Orlando, Florida, on March 23, 2003. Featuring…

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A poster for the annual Orlando Gay Chorus concert, “A Lotta Night Music”. The event was held at the Marriott Downtown, located at 400 West Livingston Street in Orlando, Florida, on Friday, February 17, 2002. The event included cocktails, a…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus concert, “'Twas the Night”. The event was held at the Annie Russell Theater at Rollins College, located at 1000 Holt Avenue in Winter Park, Florida, on December 15 and 16, 2001. Featuring Carmella Marcella…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus concert, “A Choral Line”. The event was held at the Annie Russell Theater at Rollins College, located at 1000 Holt Avenue in Winter Park, Florida, on March 18 and 19, 2000. Tickets were $15 in advance through…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus concert, “Don We Now…Our Gay Apparel”. The event was held at The Plaza Theatre, located at 425 North Bumby Avenue in Orlando, Florida, on December 8 and 9, 2007. Tickets were $25 in advance available through…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus concert, “There's Something About Merry”. The event was held at The Plaza Theatre, located at 425 North Bumby Avenue in Orlando, Florida, on December 10 and 11, 2011. The show featured a special guest emcee.…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus concert, “Director's Choice”. The event was held at the Orlando Science Center's Darden Theater, located at 777 East Princeton Street in Orlando, Florida, on March 24 and 25, 2001. Tickets were $15 in advance…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus concert, “A Holiday Special”. The event was held at the Annie Russell Theater at Rollins College, located at 1000 Holt Avenue in Winter Park, Florida, on December 16 and 17, 2006. Featuring music from holiday…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus concert, “Diva by Diva”. The event was held at The Plaza Theatre, located at 425 North Bumby Avenue in Orlando, Florida, on March 29 and 30, 2008. The show featured special surprise guests. Tickets were $25 in…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus concert, “Oz & Beyond”. The event was held at The Plaza Live, located at 425 North Bumby Avenue in Orlando, Florida, on June 20 and 21, 2009. The show featured the music of Harold Arlen. Tickets were $25…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus concert, “2001: A Choral Odyssey”. The event was held at the Annie Russell Theater at Rollins College, located at 1000 Holt Avenue in Winter Park, Florida, on June 23 and 24, 2001. Tickets were $15 in advance…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus concert, “Sissies & Stars”. The event was held at the John & Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center in Loch Haven Park, located at 812 East Rollins Street in Orlando, Florida, on March 22 and 23, 2003.…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus concert, “Twisted Tinsel”. The event was held at The Plaza Live, located at 425 North Bumby Avenue in Orlando, Florida, on December 13 and 14, 2008. Tickets were $25 in advance through The Center, The Plaza box…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus concert, “And the Envelope, Please”. The event was held at The Plaza Live, located at 425 North Bumby Avenue in Orlando, Florida, on May 22 and 23, 2010. Tickets were $25 in advance through The Plaza box office…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus concert, “Odd Numbers”. The event was held at the John & Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center in Loch Haven Park, located at 812 East Rollins Street in Orlando, Florida, on June 14 and 15, 2003. The event's…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus concert, “Bringing Down the House”. The event was held at the CityArts Factory, located at 29 South Orange Avenue in Orlando, Florida, on March 31 and April 1, 2007. The event featured music and songs from…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus concert, “Our Holidays Together”. The event was held at the John & Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center in Loch Haven Park, located at 812 East Rollins Street in Orlando, Florida, on December 14 and 15, 2002.…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus concert, “Changing Hearts”. The event was held at The Plaza Live, located at 425 North Bumby Avenue in Orlando, Florida, on May 19 and 20, 2012. The poster features a silhouetted man standing on a green ground…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus concert, “That '80s Show”. The event was held at The Plaza Live, located at 425 North Bumby Avenue in Orlando, Florida, on April 4 and 5, 2009. Tickets were $25 in advance through The Center and…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus (OGC) concert, "A Midnight Clear.” The event was held at the Annie Russell Theater at Rollins College, located at 1000 Holt Avenue in Winter Park, Florida, on December 13 and 14, 2003. A fundraiser for Toys for…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus (OGC) mini-series, “Too Gay for Fringe?.” The events were held at the John & Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center in Loch Haven Park, located at 812 East Rollins Street in Orlando, Florida, on May 19, 20, 22, 26…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus (OGC) concert, “From Crayons to Perfume.” The event was held at the Plaza Live, located at 425 North Bumby Avenue in Orlando, Florida, on June 23, 2007. The show featured music and songs reflecting on all of…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus (OGC) concert, "Made in America.” The event was held at the Annie Russell Theater at Rollins College, located at 1000 Holt Avenue in Winter Park, Florida, on December 16 and 17, 2004. Tickets were $20 in advance…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus (OGC) concert, “We're Ready for Our Close-Up: A Tribute to the Movies”. The event was held at The Plaza Live, located at 425 North Bumby Avenue in Orlando, Florida, on May 18 and 19, 2013. The event was a…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus (OGC) concert, “Eat, Drink & Be Merry!”. The event was held at The Plaza Live, located at 425 North Bumby Avenue in Orlando, Florida, on December 14 and 15, 2013. The event was a silent auction fundraiser…

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A poster for the annual Orlando Gay Chorus (OGC) concert, “A Lotta Night Music.” The event was held at the Orlando Museum of Art, located at 2416 North Mills Avenue in Orlando, Florida, on Friday, June 29, 2012. Featuring four ensembles, “A…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus (OGC) concert, “Seasoned Greetings.” The event was held at the Annie Russell Theater at Rollins College, located at 1000 Holt Avenue in Winter Park, Florida, on December 16 and 17, 2000. Featuring traditional…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus (OGC) concert, “Jewels in the Night.” The event was held at the Annie Russell Theater at Rollins College, located at 1000 Holt Avenue in Winter Park, Florida, on August 7, 1999. Featuring a social hour and…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus (OGC) concert, “Carry a Torch.” The event was held at the Annie Russell Theater at Rollins College, located at 1000 Holt Avenue in Winter Park, Florida, on June 22 and 23, 2002. Tickets were $15 in advance…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus (OGC) concert, “United in Pride, Together in Concert.” A joint concert with the Tampa Bay Gay Men's Chorus, the event was held at the Beacham Theater, located at 46 North Orange Avenue, in Orlando, Florida, on…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus' (OGC) adult content concert, “Uncut Cabaret.” The event was held at the Parliament House Resort's Footlight Theatre, located at 410 North Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando, Florida, on February 28, 2013. Tickets…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus (OGC) concert, “Naughty and Nice.” The event was held at The Plaza Live, located at 425 North Bumby Avenue in Orlando, Florida, on December 13 and 14, 2014. “Naughty and Nice” was a silent auction…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus (OGC) concert, “Lights, Camera, Action!” The event was held at the Margeson Theatre, part of the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center in Loch Haven Park, located at 812 East Rollins Street in Orlando,…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus (OGC) concert, “Glitter on the Highway.” The event was held at the Annie Russell Theater at Rollins College, located at 1000 Holt Avenue in Winter Park, Florida, on June 24 and 25, 2006. “Glitter on the…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus (OGC) concert, “A Marvelous Party.” The event was held at the Orlando Science Center's Darden Theater, located at 777 E Princeton Street in Orlando, Florida, on March 23 and 24, 2002. Tickets were $15 in…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus (OGC) concert, “A Credit Card Christmas.” The event was held at the Annie Russell Theater at Rollins College, located at 1000 Holt Avenue in Winter Park, Florida, on December 10 and 11, 2005. Featuring both…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus (OGC) concert, “Don't Touch that Dial.” The event was held at the Margeson Theatre, part of the Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center in Loch Haven Park, located at 812 East Rollins Street in Orlando, Florida, on…

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A poster for the Orlando Gay Chorus (OGC) concert, “They're Playing Our Song.” The event was held at the Annie Russell Theater at Rollins College, located at 1000 Holt Avenue in Winter Park, Florida, on Saturday June 18, 2005, and Sunday, June…

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A poster for the annual Orlando Gay Chorus (OGC) concert, “A Lotta Night Music.” The event was held at the Mezz, located at 100 South Eola Drive in Orlando, Florida, on Friday, June 9, 2017. Directed by Harold C. Wright, “A Lotta Night Music”…

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A 45 RPM vinyl record single of the song, "Hello Frisco!," recorded by Alice Green and Edward Hamilton for the Victor Talking Machine Company in 1915. The song was written by Gene Buck and Louis A. Hirsch. A notable "machinist" for the Victor Talking…

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An oral history interview of Joel Strack, one of the founding members of the Orlando Gay Chorus. The interview was conducted by Tyler Campbell in the conference room at the Center for Humanities and Digital Research (CHDR) at the University of…

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A postcard depicting the "Alabama," the official state song, surrounded by illustrations. Julia Tutwiler (1841-1916), a humanitarian and educator, wrote the song after a visit to Germany, where she had been studying new educational methods for girls…

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Sheet music for "Westinghouse Song," composed by Schulter C. Morgan in 1939. During the 1930s, the Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company held a contest for the composition of the company's official song. The composer, Schulter C. Morgan,…

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Mayor Carl T. Langford's (1918-2011) bugle. Langford served as mayor from 1967 to 1980, succeeding a recently deceased Mayor Bob Carr (1899-1967) at the helm of the City Beautiful. A businessman by trade, Mayor Langford had no previous political…

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The Maitland News was a local newspaper originally published by the Maitland Realty Company (and later by the Maitland News Company) which began circulation in April 1926. This edition features articles on topics such as an increase in the Chamber of…

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The Maitland News was a local newspaper originally published by the Maitland Realty Company (and later by the Maitland News Company) which began circulation in April 1926. This edition features articles on topics such as the town council voting on…

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A ticket for the Oviedo High School Choral Department's presentation of "This Joint is Jumpin'!: Dancin' Through the Decades," held in the Paul J. Hagerty High School auditorium on November 8, 2007. Oviedo High School is a Seminole County Public…

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A ticket for the Oviedo High School Choral Department's presentation of "Listen to the Music of the 70's," held in the school auditorium on October 20, 2008. Oviedo High School is a Seminole County Public School located in Oviedo, Florida. Originally…

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A local crew t-shirt for Tool’s 2007 tour. Tool is an American alternative rock and metal band who formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1990. Incorporating visual arts and long, complex releases, the band gained worldwide critical and commercial…

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A local crew t-shirt for the Who’s 2006-2007 tour. The Who is an English rock band that are considered to be one of the greatest musical influences in rock music of the 20th century. Formed in 1964, they have gone on to sell over 100 million albums…

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A t-shirt for the band Dorian Gray. Named after Oscar Wilde’s philosophical novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Dorian Gray was formed in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1983. The original lineup consisted of Billy DenMead on lead vocals and guitar, Dave…

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A t-shirt for the band Screaming Iguanas of Love. Formed in Melbourne, Florida, in early 1987, the group consisted of singer, songwriter, and guitarist Gregory Reinel; drummer and background vocalist David Burley; and bassist and background vocalist…

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A t-shirt for the music venue and bar, Fern Park Station. Also known as The Station at Fern Park, the bar was located at 140 Fernwood Boulevard in Casselberry. The former hard rock club with 1980s décor hosted local and national acts. While acting…

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A t-shirt for the band Secret Service. Secret Service, which eventually changed its name to The Trial, was a hard rock band formed in Tampa Bay, Florida, in the 1980s. The lineup consisted of Steve Gruden on vocals and guitar, Rick Moran on guitar,…

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A t-shirt for the band Stiff Kitten. Originally called Bulz Eye, Stiff Kitten was formed in Orlando, Florida, around 1983. The group consisted of Deryle Hughes on lead vocals, slide guitar, and harmonica; Jamie Baker on bass and vocals; Gary Groves…

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A t-shirt for the bar/nightclub Saint & Sinners Pub. The pub is part of Bruce Rossmeyer's Destination Daytona Complex, which is an internationally recognized commercial and residential real estate complex in Ormond Beach, Florida. In addition to…

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A newspaper article about the upcoming concert to be performed by the University of Michigan's Men's Glee Club on May 17, 1990, at the First Congregational Church, located at 225 South Interlachen Avenue in Winter Park, Florida. The UM Men's Glee…

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A newspaper article about the upcoming tribute concert for alto saxophonist Paul Desmond. The concert was hosted by the Central Florida Jazz Society and featured saxophonist Dan Jordan. The concert was to be performed at Chris House of Beef, located…

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A newspaper article published by The Oviedo Outlook on May 26, 1977. The describes the fundraising efforts by Gary Metcalf, a former drum major at Oviedo High School, who was trying to raise money to travel with the Continental Singers to Europe. At…

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The Oviedo band at a Sunday school picnic at White's Wharf, located near Lake Jesup in Oviedo, Florida, in 1911. Some of the individuals appearing in the photograph are Cater Lawton, Karl Graff, Hugh White, bandmaster Stuman, John McCulley, McKnight,…

For many parents in Orlando, Florida, Richard Peeples, also known as Mr. Richard, is a big-time musical talent, thanks to his popularity with their children. Peeples and his band, the Pound Hounds, entertain children with what he describes as…

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An oral history interview of Mick Dolan, a radio personality, news and traffic reporter, voiceover actor, promotions director, talk show producer and social media blogger based in Central Florida. The interview was conducted by Geoffrey Cravero at…

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Episode 43 of A History of Central Florida podcasts: Surfboards. RICHES Podcast Documentaries are short form narrative documentaries that explore Central Florida history and are locally produced. These podcasts can involve the participation or…

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The Rovin' Flames, taken between September and December of 1966. The Rovin' Flames were formed in Tampa in 1965 by Paul Battle (rhythm guitar and vocals), Jimmy "Mouse" Morris (lead guitar), J. R. Maietta (bass) and Jerry Goff (drums). They recorded…

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A newspaper article published in The Tampa Tribune on September 1, 1966, describing an interview with The Rovin' Flames. The article was written by Rose Marie Almas and Cherie Wallace. In the upper right corner is a photograph of the band standing on…

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The Rovin' Flames, sitting and laying on a couch in the summer of 1967. The names of the members are written at the bottom of the photograph. In the back row, from left to right, are J. R. Maietta and Johnny Rogers, and in the front row, from left to…

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The Rovin' Flames performing live in the bed of a truck in Downtown Tampa, Florida, at the Soap Box Derby Parade on July 13, 1968. The names of the members are written at the bottom. From left to right, they are listed as Jerry Nickerson, J. R.…

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The Rovin' Flames in the autumn of 1967. From left to right, the photograph features John DeLise, Johnny Rogers, Jimmy Morris, Eddie Taylor and J. R. Maietta.The Rovin' Flames were formed in Tampa in 1965 by Paul Battle (rhythm guitar and vocals),…

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A 45 RPM vinyl record single of the song, "How Many Times," recorded by The Rovin' Flames for Decca Records in September of 1967. The song was written by John DeLise and Uncapher, produced by John Brumage, and published by Nozark Music Publishing…

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A 45 RPM vinyl record single of the song, "Bo Diddley," recorded by The Rovin' Flames on Tampa Bay Records at H and H Productions in Tampa, Florida, in June of 1966. The record was produced by Phil Kempin and the song was written by Bo Diddley,…

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The Rovin' Flames at the Safety Village, U.S.A. theme park in Tampa, Florida, in 1966. Safety Village, U.S.A. was the City of Tampa's 1965 Christmas gift to the children of the city. Located at 7550 North Boulevard, it was a child-size town located…

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The Soul Trippers, originally called The Outsiders, sometime between 1966 and 1967. Photographed, from left to right, is bassist Ronnie Elliot, drummer Spencer Hinkle, lead guitarist Buddy Richardson, vocalist John DeLise, and rhythm guitarist Ronnie…

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A record cover for The Soul Trippers, originally called The Outsiders, sometime between 1966 and 1967. Photographed, from left to right, is rhythm guitarist Ronnie Vaskovsky, drummer Spencer Hinkle, lead guitarist Buddy Richardson, bassist Ronnie…

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The Outsiders, later called The Soul Trippers, sometime between 1964 and 1966. The Outsiders formed in Tampa, Florida, in 1964, consisting of Hardy Dial on vocals, Buddy Richardson and Ronnie Vaskovsky on guitar, Ronnie Elliot on bass guitar, and…

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Charles "Charlie" Brantley, a musician born in West Tampa, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Tampa, Florida, around the turn of the 20th century. Brantley began his music career in 1935, when he joined the Florida Collegians, a group of Tampa…

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The Arena Twins with Dave Archard around 1958. Dave Archard became a Top 40 radio deejay at Tampa's WALT-AM 1110 in 1958 and moved to St. Petersburg's WTSP the next year, where he remained until 1963, when he moved to Miami's WFUN.Sammy and Andrew…

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Sammy and Andrew "Andy" Arena, who performed together as The Arena Twins, were among Tampa's first recording artists in the late 1950s. Born in Tampa, Florida, the brothers entertained audiences since the age of 14, when they first took the stage at…

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Seated is Sammy Arena, with Andy Arena standing to his sife. Sammy and Andrew "Andy" Arena, who performed together as The Arena Twins, were among Tampa's first recording artists in the late 1950s. Born in Tampa, Florida, the brothers entertained…

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The Arena Twins in their later years. On the right is Sammy Arena and on the left is Andrew "Andy" Arena. Together, they performed as The Arena Twins and were among Tampa's first recording artists in the late 1950s. Born in Tampa, Florida, the…

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The Arena Twins performing live. Sammy and Andrew "Andy" Arena, who performed together as The Arena Twins, were among Tampa's first recording artists in the late 1950s. Born in Tampa, Florida, the brothers entertained audiences since the age of 14,…

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The Arena Twins performing live with a bassist and drummer. Sammy and Andrew "Andy" Arena, who performed together as The Arena Twins, were among Tampa's first recording artists in the late 1950s. Born in Tampa, Florida, the brothers entertained…

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Seven-inch 33 RPM vinyl record single of the song, "Oh, What a Shame," recorded by The Arena Twins, and arranged and conducted by Marty Manning. "Oh, What a Shame" is the B-side to the single, "Notify the F.B.I.," released in 1960 on Columbia…