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By Shane Chernoff on November 26th, 2013 | Last updated: November 22, 2013 at 2:25 pm
Many local actors in North Florida are preparing for their holiday productions. That includes Rusty Salling, who has been playing Ebenezer Scrooge for more than 20 years. He will do so again starting Saturday at the Hippodrome Theater in downtown Gainesville.
By Justin Galicz on November 25th, 2013 | Last updated: November 27, 2013 at 9:32 am
Go-karts zoomed through downtown Inverness on Saturday during the Inverness Grand Prix and Motorsports Festival. New certification by the World Karting Association made this year’s race safer and more legitimate or, in the words of one city official, “absolutely off the hook.”
By Trevor Sikkema on November 21st, 2013 | Last updated: December 1, 2013 at 5:29 pm
Bob McPeek learns about the sacrifices his veteran father made throughout his life time after discovering a hand-written book of poems. The poems in the book, entitled “Rain or Mud, Shine or Blow,” told stories of his father’s time in war.
By Natanya Spies on November 21st, 2013 | Last updated: November 21, 2013 at 10:19 pm
(Photo credit: Kim Walsh-Childers)
The NHS Band of Pride placed first in the 1A division at the Kingdom of the Sun Marching Band Festival at North Marion High School on Nov. 9 and will compete at the state competition Saturday.
By Colette DuChanois on November 18th, 2013 | Last updated: November 18, 2013 at 3:13 pm
The 32nd annual Fall Downtown Festival and Art Show drew artists to Gainesville from around Florida and beyond.
By Zak Dahlheimer on November 15th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 4:06 pm
A street banner hanging between the Pi Kappa Alpha House and Ben Hill Griffin Stadium proclaims the festival for Oct. 16 and 17, a month behind the actual date: this Saturday and Sunday.
By Colette DuChanois on November 15th, 2013 | Last updated: November 15, 2013 at 4:13 pm
This weekend’s 32nd annual Downtown Festival and Art Show in Gainesville climbed into the number-10 spot on Sunshine Artist magazine’s “200 Best” list of fine arts festivals, moving up three spaces from last year.
By Donna Green-Townsend on October 31st, 2013 | Last updated: October 31, 2013 at 4:25 pm
MacArthur Fellow and mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile is performing Friday night 7:30 in the University Auditorium.
By Jaime Sloane on October 30th, 2013 | Last updated: October 30, 2013 at 4:20 pm
The Spirit of Suwannee Music Park will have a halloween-themed music festival from Thursday to Saturday. “Hulaween” is hosted by the band String Cheese Incident and is expected to bring many tourists to Suwannee County and nearby Live Oak.
By Ethan Magoc on October 24th, 2013 | Last updated: October 24, 2013 at 3:06 pm
Rachel Carson’s newest biographer, William Souder, will visit UF at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. He spoke with WUFT News about his book on Carson, the craft of biography, and his next project: a biography of John Steinbeck.