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Published: Monday, October 21, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, October 18, 2013 at 6:27 p.m.


New York jazz pianist Kenny Barron, described by The Los Angeles Times as “one of the top jazz pianists in the world” and named a National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master in 2010, performs with his new Platinum Band on Thursday at the Phillips Center

Kenny Barron’s Platinum Band: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $25-$50, $10 for UF students. (392-2787,


The touring musical “Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story” recounts the life of the rock pioneer and features hit songs as “Peggy Sue” and “That’ll Be the Day” on Wednesday at the Phillips Center.

“Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story”: 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $45-$65, $20 for UF students. (392-2787,

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Sesame Street’s Elmo is joined by other characters including Abby Cadabby and Big Bird in Sesame Street Live’s “Can’t Stop Singing,” which plays the O’Connell Center on Wednesday and Thursday.

Sesame Street Live “Can’t Stop Singing”: 6:30 p.m. Wedneseday, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, O’Connell Center, 250 Gale Lemerand Drive. Tickets: $18-$30. (392-1653,


The Gainesville Orchestra performs its annual “Got Beethoven” concert, featuring such works as Ludwig van Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony and Gioachino Rossini’s “William Tell Overture” on Friday at University Auditorium.

Gainesville Orchestra: 7:30 p.m. Friday, University Auditorium, 333 Newell Drive. Tickets: $15-$35. (392-2787,


“The Counselor”: Thriller

“Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa”: Comedy


“Allegiant”: Veronica Roth

“Sycamore Row”: John Grisham

“We Are Water”: Wally Lamb


“PRISM (Deluxe)”: Katy Perry


“Before Midnight”: Drama

“The Conjuring”: Thriller

“The Internship”: Comedy

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