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Two Florida Artists Win Top Awards During 38th Downtown Art Festival

Judges award Best of Show honors to artists from Orlando and Crestview on the first day of the two-day show in downtown Gainesville.

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‘Ghosts on the Wall’ Puts Real Faces on Events Surrounding the Holocaust

Actors’ Warehouse presents a stark play based on letters written by Jewish parents in Nazi Germany to their son living in the United States.

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Eleanor Blair Painting Adds Colorful Flair to Downtown Festival’s Poster

The longtime Gainesville artist backtracked a few years to find just the right image to promote the 38th annual show this weekend in downtown Gainesville.

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Matheson Museum Honors Tom Petty With Its First Music-Related Exhibit

The downtown history museum is located in the old American Legion Hall, where a young Tom Petty performed long before the Heartbreakers.

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‘Florida Man’ Will Take You Places Where Few Plays Have Gone Before

Michael Presley Bobbitt’s comedy has already played off-Broadway. This week it premieres locally at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre.

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The Day When Tom Petty Met ‘The King’ is the Stuff of Music Legends

Tom Petty had no musical aspirations as a youngster until the day he met Elvis Presley. The rest is history.

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Gainesville Leaves No Doubt About Love and Admiration for Tom Petty

Music festivals at Depot Park and Heartwood Soundstage, a symposium and more are taking place this week to honor Gainesville’s music legend.

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‘Sordid Lives’ Travels Rocky Road to Very Heart of Dysfunction Junction

Actors’ Warehouse presents Del Shores’ play that puts a comedic twist on a tale of unconditional love, acceptance and “coming out” in a Texas family.

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‘The Blameless’ Asks Tough Question: How Can We Forgive the Unforgivable?

The Hippodrome Theatre presents the east coast premiere of Nick Gandiello’s play that explores the power of familial bonds under the most extraordinary circumstances.

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Q&A with Michael Presley Bobbitt: The Phenomenon of ‘Sunset Village’

The Gainesville playwright, fresh off another trip to New York, is bringing his play about a swinging retirement community across town to Gainesville Community Playhouse.

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