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The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain plays University Auditorium on Sunday. (Courtesy photo)

Published: Monday, October 15, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, October 12, 2012 at 5:06 p.m.

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What's ahead

“Telling Amy's Story”: Documentary about a domestic violence homicide and community lessons learned from the tragedy, 7 p.m., Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE Second Place. Tickets: $10. (375-4477,
Gainesville Barbegators Open House: The barbershop-style harmony singers host an open-house with a capella harmony and fellowship, 7-9 p.m., P.K. Yonge School, 1080 SW 11th St. Free. (
Walter Parks: Blues singer/guitarist performs, 8 p.m., Civic Media Center, 433 S. Main St. Tickets: $8 advance, $10 at the door. (373-0010)
“Preview to the Future”: Kick off fundraising event features live music by the UF Jazz Combo, a drink and hors d'oeuvres, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Florida Museum of Natural History, UF campus. Admission: $25, proceeds benefit the museum. (
Rhapsody For Doris: Bill Hutchinson plays bells, chimes, keyboards and percussion in a benefit performance for ‘The Doris,' 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Doris Bardon Community Cultural Center, 716 N. Main St. Cost: $20. (505-5062)
“Carrie, A Comedy”: Erik Jackson's adaptation of Stephen King's novel, 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Saturdays, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays, through Nov. 4, Hippodrome Theatre. Tickets: $15-$35.
Jacob Johnson, Sam Pacetti: Acoustic guitarists perform, 6:30 p.m., Sandhill Stage at Prairie Creek Lodge, 7204 SE County Road 234. Tickets: $20, call 317-7307 for reservations.

Take '70s hitmaker of the first magnitude Todd Rundgren, reunite him with the post-classical string quartet Ethel, send them off packing for a new tour, and you get a brand new show called “Tell Me Something Good” — a performance of songs pegged to the '70s (including some of their own) that gets its world premiere on Wednesday at the Phillips Center.

Ethel with Todd Rundgren: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Phillips Center. Tickets: $15-$30, $10 UF students.


Dance Alive National Ballet performs the world premiere of its work, “Phantom, A Tale of Obsession,” created by Kim Tuttle and based on the novel by Gaston Leroux, at the Phillips Center on Friday.

“Phantom, A Tale of Obsession”: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Phillips Center, 315 Hull Road. Tickets: $25-$35, $25 seniors, $15 ages 18 and younger.


“Papa's Blues,” which features Amanda Edwards and Turbado Marabou in a play about the family of a civil rights protester who was slain in the '60s, runs through Oct. 28 at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre.

“Papa's Blues”: 2 p.m. Sundays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Oct. 28, Acrosstown Repertory Theatre. Tickets: $12, $10 students, seniors, educators and military personnel. (234-6278)


The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain has tackled everything from Nirvana's “Smells Like Teen Spirit” to Ennio Morricone's “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” and on Sunday the group of eight ukulele players and singers plays University Auditorium — with audience members invited to bring their own ukuleles to participate on a song called “Relentlessly In C.” (See for more information on that).

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, University Auditorium. Tickets: $15-$25, UF students $10.


“Chernobyl Diaries,” horror

“Mad Men: Season Five,” TV drama

“Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted,” animated comedy

“Moonrise Kingdom,” comedy, drama

“Neil Young Journeys,” music documentary

“That's My Boy,” comedy


“Night Train,” Jason Aldean

“Sunken Condos,” Donald Fagen

“Christmas with Scotty McCreery,” Scotty McCreery

“Songs,” Placido Domingo


“Paranormal Activity 4,” horror

“Alex Cross,” thriller


“Hidden,” P.C. Cast

“The Twelve (Passage Trilogy…Justin Cronin

“The Bone Bed,” Patricia Cornwell

“The Panther,” Nelson DeMille

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