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Florida Symbols of the Arts

Florida has several official symbols of the arts, most of them revolving around music.

Anthem Florida, Where the Sawgrass Meets the Sky 2008
Song I Am Florida 2013
Poem I Am Florida 2013
Opera Program The Greater Miami Opera Association; the Orlando Opera Company, Incorporated; and the Florida State University School of Music 1983
Fiddle Contest Event Florida State Fiddlers’ Association 1989
Band The St. Johns River City Band 1990
Pageant Indian River, Brevard County 1979
Play Cross and Sword 1973
Florida Symbols of the Arts

If a fiddle contest is too tame for your liking, check out Cross and Sword, a 1965 play by American playwright Paul Green created to honor the 400th anniversary of the settlement of St. Augustine. It was performed for ten weeks every summer in St. Augustine for more than 30 years, closing in 1996.

Then again, Florida’s colonial history had a dark side. I prefer the title “Florida, Where the Sawgrass Meets the Sky.”

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