Posted in Business Food & Drink

Big Top Brewing Company Taps Into Downtown

Downtown Gainesville’s newest brewery decided to open earlier than expected to take advantage of FEST 17 and this week’s UF Homecoming.

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Posted in Events Music

Happy Birthday to You: Tom Petty Park’s for Real

The late music legend’s hometown of Gainesville dedicated his boyhood neighborhood park in his honor during a ceremony on what would have been his 68th…

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Posted in Events Music

Tom Petty’s Biggest Fans Converge on Gainesville

As music fans arrive in town, Petty’s former Mudcrutch bandmate Tom Leadon reflects on his teenage years growing up with the future Rock & Roll…

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Posted in Events Music

Tom Petty’s Hometown Salutes Its Late Rock Star

Die-hard music fans from around the U.S. are converging on Gainesville this weekend to celebrate the birthday of the rock and roll legend, who would’ve…

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Posted in The Arts Theater

AW Production ‘Boy’ Addresses Gender Identity

The Actors’ Warehouse presents Anna Ziegler’s disturbing one-act drama about a boy who is raised as a girl because of a physical deformity only to…

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Posted in The Arts Theater

A Hipp House of Horror: ‘Let the Right One In’

The Hippodrome Theatre presents a stylized version of the coming-of-age story from Sweden involving a bullied boy and his mysterious next-door neighbor who packs a…

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Posted in Events The Arts

Thomas Center Exhibit Embraces Material World

The new exhibit RockPaperScissors|Playing with Material Change, featuring more than 20 artists, has an opening reception on Friday night during Artwalk Gainesville.

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Posted in Events The Arts

Dance Alive’s New Season Filled With Surprises

With a new executive director, an invitation to perform in Cuba and 15 principal dancers giving it their all, Gainesville’s very own Dance Alive National…

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Posted in Business Personality

Persona Vintage Clothing & Costumes Closing Up

After almost four decades, Nava Ottenberg’s independent downtown store in Union Street Station is closing at the end of October — but not before one…

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Posted in The Arts Theater

Hot off Off-Broadway, ‘Sunset Village’ Hits Home

A play written and workshopped in Gainesville before premiering in New York City last month opens the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre’s 38th season on Friday night.

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