TOPS IN ARTS 2012: North county cultural scene year in review

Published: Friday, December 28, 2012 at 05:27 PM.

The new troupe meets at Journey Java Connection. Call 398-8814 for details.

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Baker Block Museum hosts state Folklife program

The Florida Folklife Program of the Department of State’s Division of Historical Resources displayed local history, heritage and traditions Aug. 14. Baker Block Museum, among its Heritage Village’s historic buildings, hosted the occasion.

The dogtrot house’s porch served as a stage for a daylong program featuring discussions with state folklorist Blaine Waide. It included demonstrations of local traditions including beekeeping, storytelling, Bluegrass music, pine needle basket making and a performance by fiddler Samantha Purvines of Laurel Hill.

“You’ve got very distinct music and song traditions in the Panhandle,” Waide said. “In folklore, we don’t just study things in the past. We study continuity and change.”

Journey Java establishes downtown arts center

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