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Meet The Artists At The Downtown Festival And Art Show

By 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.

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No, Gainesville’s Downtown Art Festival Isn’t Really In October

By 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.

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Downtown Festival Expected to Draw Diverse Artwork Because of Nationwide Acclaim

By 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.

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MacArthur Fellow, Mandolinist Chris Thile Brings Solo Bach Tour to Gainesville

By 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.

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String Cheese Incident Hosting Halloween Festival At Suwannee Music Park

By 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.

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Rachel Carson Biographer William Souder To Speak At UF

By 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.

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With History And Charm, Oldest Bookstores In North Florida Endure

By on October 21st, 2013 | Last updated: December 4, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Get to know some of North Central Florida’s oldest bookstores, including places like O. Brisky Books and Book Gallery West, which in 2013 celebrates its 30th year in business.

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Gainesville’s Civic Media Center Celebrates 20th Anniversary

By on October 19th, 2013 | Last updated: October 19, 2013 at 9:44 pm

Gainesville’s Civic Media Center is hosting a celebration Friday in honor of a milestone it has reached.

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Filmmaker Adam Bowers Shoots Movie At Well Known Gainesville Locales

By on October 16th, 2013 | Last updated: October 16, 2013 at 3:20 pm

“We’ll premiere it a festival hopefully in early 2014,” Bowers said of the new movie. “Yeah, we’ll definitely have a screening in Gainesville.”

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Werewolves, Zombies And More: Zombie Town At The Hippodrome

By on October 10th, 2013 | Last updated: October 11, 2013 at 11:04 am

This Halloween season, the Gainesville Hippodrome State Theatre is bringing Zombie Town: A Documentary Play to the stage. WUFT News sat down with actor Logan Wolfe to talk about the upcoming show.

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