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Hipp’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ Undergoes a Makeover

Gregg Jones, best known for his 16-year stint in the role of Jacob Marley, takes over for the venerable Rusty Salling as Ebenezer Scrooge in the Hippodrome State…

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Gainesville Native Wins Best of Show at Downtown Festival

Virginia resident Cindy Grisdela, a GHS grad, made the most out of her annual visit to her hometown by winning the top prize at the 34th…

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A Public Art Show — Every Day of the Year

The Downtown Festival & Art Show is an amazing celebration of the arts. Unfortunately, the festival lasts only two days. If only art could be…

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Gainesville Roots Run Deep for Folk Artist

Alyne Harris feels right at home during the Downtown Festival & Arts Show. After all, the 73-year-old painter lives only a few blocks from this weekend’s…

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The Art Show Must Go On, Without Piper in Charge

Linda Piper has seen the Downtown Festival & Art Show grow by leaps and bounds in her 22 years as events coordinator. This year’s 34th…

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MASS 5 Art Show Tapping Into New Venue

After several years at the Wooly, the MASS Visual Arts show is setting up shop for the next week inside the First Magnitude Brewing Co….

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Fest 14: Downtown Embraces 10,000 Diehard Punk-Rock Fans

The punk-rock extravaganza takes place for the 14th time in Gainesville, drawing music lovers from around the United States and the world to the downtown…

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All Booked Up Until Spring

The Friends of the Library 2015 Fall Book Sale began last Saturday with swarms of people poring over more than 500,000 books and other media…

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Sister Act Leads Dance Alive Into 50th Season

Judy Skinner and Kim Tuttle have overseen the growth of Dance Alive from a regional troupe started by their mother to a renowned national ballet…

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Persona Vintage Clothing Always in Halloween Spirit

Owner Nava Ottenberg has a wide selection of authentic costumes for rent or purchase at her downtown store — and a whole lot more. When…

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