Fourth of July Celebrations Begin in Alachua County
Fanfares and Fireworks will kick off the Fourth of July celebrations for Alachua County Wednesday night at 7 p.m., and a host of other events are planned for the rest of the week.
Wednesday’s fireworks will go off at 9:40 p.m.
Contributed photo/Ron Thomas
The performers of Payne's Prairie Home Companion.
On Friday at 8 p.m. at the Bo Diddley Plaza, the All-American Payne’s Prairie Home Companion will add a “local flavor” to the Fourth of July celebration with its take on Garrison Keillor’s Prairie Home Companion.
Sue Wagner of the University of Florida’s Digital Media Properties and Ron Thomas of the New Prairie Dogs explain more about the two events below.
More Stories in Arts and Entertainment
The Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department adopted its 352ArtsRoadmap Cultural Plan on Thursday. The 10-year plan aims to enhance and promote the city’s arts community through an arts council and website.
The vinyl records market has been revived. Business at local record stores has followed an upward trend with the resurgence of a younger audience.
Women are entering the Gainesville punk subculture as an alternative to the mainstream norm. According to Rose Vastola, lead singer of UV-TV, Gainesville welcomes creativity regardless of gender.
Gainesville resident Thomas Sanders has produced about 800 Vine videos and amassed an army of 5.8 million followers on the social app. Despite this new-found fame, Sanders is still an active member of the local community.
The Hippodrome Theatre is receiving a $30,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Arts. The grant will be used toward the production and creation of the community-centered work “The Hidden Sayings”.