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The Musica Vera Consort.

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Published: Monday, December 9, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, December 6, 2013 at 1:17 p.m.


The Musica Vera Consort, which performs historic music on reproductions of early musical instruments, presents its holiday concert of sacred and secular sounds on Tuesday at the UF School of Music, next to University Auditorium. The program includes music from Christian, Jewish and Native American traditions

Musica Vera Consort: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Room 101, UF School of Music, UF Campus. Free.


On Saturday, the Gainesville Harmony Show Chorus teams up with the Barbergators Chorus for a performance of holiday tunes inspired by 1940s radio themes at P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School.

“Holiday Harmonies II — Barbershop & Old Time Radio For The Holiday Season”: 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Performing Arts Center, P.K. Yonge Developmental Research School, 1080 SW 11th St. Tickets: $15. (

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The annual Stop Children’s Cancer Holiday Traditions concert, featuring area youth choral groups accompanied by the Alachua County Youth Orchestra, begins at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Phillips Center. The orchestra will follow with its winter concert at 7 p.m.

Holiday Traditions: 4 p.m. Sunday, Phillips Center. Tickets: $12 adults, $6 ages 11 and younger. (392-2787)

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The Gainesville Community Band will shine for the season with “A Bright Christmas,” the ensemble’s annual holiday concert that begins at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall.

“A Bright Christmas”: 2 p.m. Sunday, Fine Arts Hall, Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83rd St. Admission: $6.

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The renowned singer/songwriter John McCutcheon returns to the Prairie Creek Lodge for a performance Sunday starting at 6:30 p.m.

John McCutcheon: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Prairie Creek Lodge, 7204 SE County Road 234. Admission: $20; seating is limited; for reservations, call 317-7307 or email


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“Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas”: Comedy


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“A Beautiful Wedding: A Novella”: Jamie McGuire


“Live At The Cellar Door”: Neil Young

“Because the internet”: Childish Gambino

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“Battle of the Year”: Musical, drama

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“Fast & Furious 6”: Action

“Jayne Mansfield’s Car”: Drama

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