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‘Who Bombed Judi Bari?’ playing one night only at Gainesville’s Hippodrome

By on November 13th, 2012 | Last updated: November 27, 2012 at 4:01 pm

From 1985 through the late 1990s, environmental activists fought to save the Redwoods in California. One of the leaders of the effort, Judi Bari, suffered critical injuries when someone bombed her car.

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Carrie brings campy fun to the Hipp

By on October 12th, 2012 | Last updated: December 20, 2012 at 5:10 pm

The Hippodrome Theatre is launching what they call a “campy twist” on the Stephen King novel Carrie. The show, which opens tonight and runs through Nov. 4, is a comedic version of the classic King novel involving a young woman dealing with her peers and her fundamentalist mother.

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Michael Smith performs tonight at the Shake Rag Art and Culture Center in Melrose

By on August 31st, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 11:59 am

Singer/songwriter Michael Smith to perform at the Shake Rag Art and Culture Center in Melrose at 8 p.m.

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“The Drawer Boy” takes to the stage at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre

By on August 24th, 2012 | Last updated: August 5, 2013 at 10:18 am

The Acrosstown Reperatory Theatre opens tonight with a play called “The Drawer Boy.”

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Santa Fe College President issues new challenges to faculty

By on August 22nd, 2012 | Last updated: July 22, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Classes officially got underway at the University of Florida and Santa Fe College today.  At SFC more than 18 thousand students are enrolled.   Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Donna Green-Townsend talked with SFC President Jackson Sasser about his challenges for the 2012-2013 [...]

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Heavy Petty performs tonight at Bo Diddley Plaza for “Free Fridays” concert series

By on August 10th, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Tonight’s Free Fridays Concert Series at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza features  Heavy Petty, a Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Tribute Band at 8 p.m. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Steven Gallo had the chance to talk to the lead singer of the [...]

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Fingerstyle guitar wizard Sam Pacetti to debut new CD at Shake Rag in Melrose

By on August 9th, 2012 | Last updated: July 9, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Critics have described Sam Pacetti’s recordings as “passion and angst” coming together with lyrics that are full of imagery.  The St. Augustine fingerstyle guitarist is debuting his newest CD Saturday night at 8 p.m. at the Shake Rag Art and Culture [...]

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Miniature horses compete this weekend at the Ocala Equestrian Center

By on July 27th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:40 am

      The public is invited to view some of the world’s smallest horses this weekend.  It’s being called the “Last Chance” show because it’s the last in a stringof three shows intended for miniature horse exhibitors to qualify [...]

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Shooting rampage in Colorado movie theatre leaves 12 dead and 59 injured

By on July 20th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:40 am

Details are continuing to surface in the late night shooting spree at a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado.  During the midnight premier of “The Dark Knight Rises” a lone gunman entered the theatre, hurled a gas canister and then began shooting using an assault rifle, [...]

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UF veterinary researchers discover deadly new snake virus

By on July 19th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 8:40 am

Research on a disease outbreak in a private collection of pythons in Australia has led to the discovery of a deadly new snake virus.  Assistant Professor in Zoological Medicine at the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, Jim Wellehan has been working [...]

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