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Dara Carter Performs Live in Studio!

Dara Carter

Atlanta-based musician, philanthropist and model Dara Carter is back in Southwest Florida!  Carter is a life-long musician whose musical training is rooted in the classical and jazz styles, however, her solo work has evolved and developed into a form all her own that defies convention and compartmentalization into a particular genre.  Carter first appeared on “Gulf Coast Live!” this past spring along with fellow members of the all black women rock band, The Txlips, and today she joins us to perform live in studio!  Carter has played shows at venues all over the country including two performances at the historic Apollo Theatre in New York when she was 15 years old.  Other notable performance venues include Harvard University and a performance for former President Barak Obama at the White House.  She’ll be accompanied during her live on-air performance at WGCU by percussionist Pete Flower from the Southwest Florida-based punk band The Young Dead.

John Davis has been a full-time Reporter/Producer for WGCU since 2009. He is the local host for NPR’s Morning Edition and producer and host for WGCU’s radio talk program Gulf Coast Live! John came to WGCU as an intern in 2007, and is now reporting on a broad spectrum of topics of interest to Southwest Florida.  Prior to joining WGCU, he worked at WDUQ-FM in Pittsburgh, PA covering local government and general assignments.John studied journalism at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, before earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Florida Gulf Coast University. His work has garnered awards from the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania, the Radio Television Digital News Association, and a first place award and “Best in Show” from the Florida Associated Press for his investigative work in 2011.