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Smash Hit ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ Welcomes its Newest Cast Member

New York-based actor-musician James Penca has joined the Hippodrome Theatre’s summer musical, performing as the legendary Johnny Cash seven times a week.

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New Downtown Doughnut Shop Doesn’t Mind a Little Downsizing

Mini Donut Plains in Union Street Station not only makes and customizes miniature doughnuts, the business offers craft beer on tap and free retro gaming.

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‘Synchronica’ Offers Snapshot of 2019 Through the Eyes of Local Teenagers

The photography exhibit that opens Friday night at the Thomas Center Galleries includes 150 portraits of youths taken by youths — for future youths.

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‘Satchmo at the Waldorf’ Sheds Light on Armstrong’s ‘Wonderful World’

E. Stanley Richardson stars as the renowned jazz trumpeter in a one-man drama opening this week at Actors’ Warehouse.

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Cade Visitors Get a History Lesson With ‘The Flying Ace’ Film Exhibit

The new exhibit tells the story of Norman Studios, which began in Jacksonville a century ago and specialized in making films featuring all-black casts.

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A Tale of Two Local Playwrights: Bobbitt, Alvarez Get Invited to NYC

The Gainesville area residents are among 18 playwrights from around the country whose plays have been selected for the 2019 Broadway Bound Theatre Festival.

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‘You Have the Right to Remain Dead’ Turns Audience Members into Sleuths

The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre demolishes the fourth wall with a whodunit that makes everyone in the room a prime suspect for murder.

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‘A Walk in the Park’ Directs Attention to Gainesville’s Many Green Spaces

There’s an opening reception for the colorful exhibit of large paintings at the Historic Thomas Center’s Doris Bardon Gallery during Friday night’s monthly Artwalk.

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Posted in Music The Arts Theater

Talk About Rock and Roll Heaven: ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ Tops Chart

The Hippodrome Theatre presents a high-octane production about four iconic musicians and one history-making jam session for the ages.

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No Tears Allowed: Cry Baby’s Joins Downtown Bar-Restaurant Scene

The establishment officially opens this weekend on the southwest corner of University Avenue and Main Street, in the former Sweet Mel’s space.

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