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Local Singer Competes on “American Idol”

By on February 4th, 2014 | Last updated: February 5, 2014 at 8:54 am

Lauren Ogburn has been perfecting her autograph since she was 15. She’ll be able to put it to use soon though — because she’s going to Hollywood. Ogburn, 19, from Lake City, auditioned for season 13 of “American Idol” on […]

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Local Singing ‘Wenches’ to Release First Album — on Hip-Hop Label

By on January 25th, 2014 | Last updated: January 25, 2014 at 8:28 am

A singing group of wenches plans to release its album in time for the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire.

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New Museum Sheds Light on Contemporary Art Technique

By on January 24th, 2014 | Last updated: January 27, 2014 at 6:08 pm

The art museum features3-D, black light and fluorescent pieces with free admission.

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Priest Theatre Now Has New Digital Projector

By on December 12th, 2013 | Last updated: December 12, 2013 at 12:46 pm

The High Springs theatre owners started renovations after receiving more than $87,000 to help save the business.

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Holiday Theater Productions Abound In Alachua County

By 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.

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Go-Kart Race Takes Over Downtown Inverness

By 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.”

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Son Finds Solace, Understands Sacrifices Through Father’s Secret Poems, War Stories

By on November 21st, 2013 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 11:50 am

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.

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Newberry High School Band Places First In Division At Marching Band Festival

By 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.

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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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