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Gainesville’s Rock History Makes an Excellent Read

Marty Jourard lived, breathed and actively participated in Gainesville’s vibrant music scene in the 1960s and ’70s. Forty years later, he’s written about it. Marty…

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Say Cheese! Wine Shop’s Reopening Draws Smiles

Maude Wilson has been doing a steady business since opening Downtown Wine & Cheese last week in a space that had been the Wine & Cheese Gallery…

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35 Years Later, Hipp Reprises ‘Elephant Man’

Hippodrome stalwart Bryan Mercer gladly accepts the physically and emotionally demanding role of John Merrick, whose deformities require a total commitment from the actor. For the…

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Ernest Lee Has a Knack for Colorful Storytelling

The self-taught folk artist will have his latest work on display during the Santa Fe Spring Arts Festival this weekend in downtown Gainesville. One painting…

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Downtown Gets First Taste of FishHawk Spirits

The new tasting room in the old 2nd Street Speakeasy is the first offshoot of the Ocala-based distiller of rum, vodka, absinthe and, soon, whiskey….

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Artist Leaves Gainesville With Parting Gift

On Friday night, Marcia Raff will unveil a sculpture that will become the 23rd installation of the Downtown Gainesville Public Art Initiative. Some would call…

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Sababa Tasting Success After a Year at Sun Center

Riley Sullivan and Yael Goldstein opened their Mediterranean-style restaurant in downtown Gainesville on St. Patrick’s Day 2015. A year later, they are a married couple…

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‘Carmina Burana’: Dance Alive’s Golden Moment

It’s a busy weekend for Dance Alive National Ballet as the Gainesville-based touring company stages a lavish production of Carmina Burana and celebrates its 50th season with a…

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Gainesville Devours Ken’s Unfiltered Food Blog

Ken Eats Gainesville, the blog written by Gainesville resident Ken Peng, keeps a close eye on the food scene in town. And sometimes what he…

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Love is In the Air for Dance Alive Duo

The Italian newlyweds Walter Angelini and Ines Albertini are living a fairytale on stage for Dance Alive National Ballet—and in real life. They will perform together…

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