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Charles Bradley, Savants Of Soul Reopen Bo Diddley Plaza

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Hundreds of residents gathered in downtown Gainesville Thursday night to celebrate the reopening of the Bo Diddley Plaza. The free concert was held as a part of frank, a conference focused on communications and social change. The plaza closed last March for renovations.

The concert featured spoken word poetry by the Los Angeles-based organization “Get Lit,” opening musical performances by the Savants of Soul, Little Jake & The Soul Searchers and a musical collaboration between New York-based artist Ahmen and Gainesville artists Fae Nageon De Lestang and Aaron Colverson. The headlining act was Charles Bradley.

The evening also included art by 352Creates and a variety of local food trucks and microbrews.

About Cresonia Hsieh

Cresonia is a reporter for WUFT News and can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

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