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‘A Christmas Carol’ Gets Full Makeover as Hipp Continues a 42-Year Tradition

The Hippodrome Theatre’s updated version of the Charles Dickens classic comes with a new set, new director, lots of fresh faces and plenty of songs.

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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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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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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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‘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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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 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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Free Fridays Concert Series Begins with a Tribute to Music Pioneers

This year’s lineup of concerts at Bo Diddley Plaza spans six months and includes everything from jazz and blues to reggae and rock and roll.

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A Half-Century Has Passed Since Spring Art Festival’s Humble Start

The Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival celebrates its 50th year with a commemorative book featuring all the show’s posters from over the years.

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