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Enter The WFIT 2018 Garage Band Contest

WFIT 89.5 FM is again looking for the next great garage band on the Space Coast. If you have a band or perform solo, enter our 2nd Annual Garage Band Contest.

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Join Pete the Panther , students, faculty and staff at the Quad on Friday January 19th at 1:30 pm as we celebrate Arbor day by planting 6 trees; 3 palms and 3 sweet magnolia's.  Free and open to the public

The weeklong Florida Pro Surf competition presented by Sunshine State FL-Lager will be held at Sebastian Inlet State Park in January 18-24, 2018 on Florida’s Space Coast, reinforcing the area’s prominence as a world-class surfing destination. This event will host a World Surf League qualifying series event for men and women.

The Florida Pro will feature a WOMEN'S QS 6000 competition offering the largest cash prize in the U.S. ($55,500), along with a MEN'S QS 1500 competition.

Updated Jan. 19 at 9:45 a.m. ET

Dolores O'Riordan, the lead singer of the Irish band The Cranberries, has died suddenly at age 46.

O'Riordan defined the sound of The Cranberries — with hit songs like "Linger," "Salvation" and "Zombie." She brought a particularly Irish inflection to pop charts around the world, particularly in the 1990s.

Her publicist confirmed that O'Riordan died suddenly Monday in London, where she had been recording.

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Robert Schumann was on his way toward becoming one of Europe's most pre-eminent pianists until a hand injury ended that quest. He then turned to composition and he became one of the most influential composers of the Romantic period, until -- again -- his career was thwarted, this time by mental illness. Schumann left us one piano concerto: a taste of both his vocations, as it were, and it's our featured work this Thursday .

The Citizen's Climate Lobby exists to create the political will for climate solutions by enabling individual breakthroughs in the exercise of personal and political power.

Citizen Engagement

Governments will respond to the will of the people provided we tell them what we want. And what we want is a livable world.

This is what Citizens’ Climate Lobby works for. To empower citizens to connect with and influence their members of Congress. To spread the idea that each one of us can address climate change.

Today we have new music from Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and an album announcement. The song is called "You Worry Me," and it'll be on the band's second record titled Tearing At The Seams.

A week after announcing a dramatic expansion of offshore drilling in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said the Trump administration will grant an exception for the state of Florida.

Phenomenal pianist Natasha Paremski performs the great Emperor Concerto of Beethoven and the orchestra will perform Mendelssohn's Scottish Symphony. We start the program with Rossini's magical The Italian Girl in Algiers Overture.

PROGRAM
Jean Sibelius - Valse Triste
Ludwig van Beethoven – Piano Concerto No. 5 Emperor
Felix Mendelssohn – Symphony No. 3 Scottish

ARTISTS
Christopher Confessore, conductor
Natasha Paremski, piano

Saturday January 13th
2:00 pm & 8:00 pm
King Center for the Performing Arts
 

"(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" was released 50 years ago Monday, less than a month after Otis Redding died at the age of 26. The song was a departure for the R&B superstar — and it almost never saw the light of day.

Will Toledo and his project Car Seat Headrest are stepping into some old shoes, having remade and reimagined the 2011 album (and "Bandcamp masterpiece") Twin Fantasy.

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