Category Archives: Arts and Entertainment

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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Ocala Artwalk Offers Folk Artists Local Outlet

By on October 7th, 2013 | Last updated: October 7, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Downtown Ocala’s First Friday Artwalk is a hotspot for local folk artists to display, sell and get feedback on their creations.

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Gainesville Resident Takes On New Name: American Ninja Warrior

By on October 7th, 2013 | Last updated: October 7, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Gainesville resident Joyce Shahboz (wife of Marc Shahboz, pictured above) competed on NBC’s show “American Ninja Warrior” and now her family of four is taking on the name of “Ninja Clan” as they practice all kinds of physical activity from swimming to parkour.

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