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As the sun went down and the lights came on, The Big Sho’ transformed a warehouse into a grand spectacle of sight and sound.
The morning after a house show can leave its residents with a daunting task: restoring last night’s concert venue to a habitable space. However, for some of the members of Flocked, cleaning up the morning after is actually the best part.
Terri Bailey’s office, located in the Blount Center, is one of a working woman. On her desk lie stacks of papers and folders, small sculptures, books and an affirmation jar. On the wall hangs a painting by Turbado Marabou, her husband who’s a local muralist.
When Jaqueline St. Pierre, a 21-year-old UF theater junior, came to UF she was set on studying business, despite her love of the arts. She figured she could work on the business side of the theater industry.
When Sierra Scauzillo, a 24-year-old wildlife technician, lived in south Florida, she would wake up to the songs of the Eastern Meadowlark.
As customers walk into the Thornebrook Gallery, they are surrounded with sounds of windchimes and laughter. The owner, David Arrighi, jokes with clients with familiarity and comfort.
Trish Riley knows the dangerous reality of the climate crisis, so she lives by one motto when it comes to learning about the environment: Party like there’s no tomorrow.
Tiffany Pineda danced her way up to the lecturn to read poems to a crowd of about 30 people who came together to celebrate Black love.
For good luck before a show, people usually tell actors to break a leg. Rahul Joshi took the expression one step further and broke his arm.
When Dylan O’Bryan steps on stage, all his anxious thoughts disappear. The adrenaline rush leaves him unable to think about the past or future.
When Sofia Aguirre first got to UF, she experienced a revolution.
There are days when Shelton Seraphin, a self-described pessimist, braces himself for another slow day at Germain’s Chicken Sandwiches.