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Gainesville Music History Book Wins Florida Book Award

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, two Eagles (Bernie Leadon and Don Felder), and Stephen Stills: all in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and all started making music in Gainesville in the 1960s. Musician Marty Jourard (The Motels) was there and tells the story in his award-winning book, "Music Everywhere: The Rock and Roll Roots of a Southern Town" (2016, University Press of Florida).

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From WUFT News

Business Property Owners Object To Removing Public Parking

A group of residential and business property owners are objecting to Collier Companies’ proposal for a license agreement giving them exclusive use of city parking lot #2. The owners, situated in the Pleasant Street Historic District, cite issues with parking, lack of fair policy and transparency, and putting private gain above public benefit as reasons to object to the city of Gainesville leasing lot #2 to Collier Companies.

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Politics & Oil

When disasters like Hurricane Katrina or September 11th strike, the public usually looks for a leader to help guide them and take charge. The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is no exception. Florida’s gubernatorial and U.S. senate candidates are responding to BP executives and pushing for amendments to …

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Gainesville Chamber Orchestra Collaborates With The Harn Museum Of Art & Florida Museum Of Natural History For Celestial Performance

The Gainesville community can experience a true audio and visual art and science performance Friday night (May 7) at the Phillips Center For The Performing Arts. Donna Green-Townsend talked with the Musical Director of the Gainesville Chamber Orchestra, Evans Haile, about this celestial happening involving music, NASA video and telescopes. …

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Making Green By Going Green

The US Senate is pushing a clean energy bill this week called the “American Power Act”. The new bill is designed to help Americans develop clean energy resources, reduce the dependence on foreign oil, and create new jobs in the energy sector among other incentives. John Ferrari is President and …

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The Green Gap

Just a couple of years after the first signs of the global economic recession began to appear, many economists are trying to predict which sector of the economy will lead the recovery. Many believe the answer lies in what has been dubbed “green” technology, some of which is being developed …

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Gators Learn About Going Green

Green gators packed the Plaza of the Americas on Wednesday to learn about what UF is doing to become more sustainable and to learn about how they could participate in the “going green” movement. It was all a part of the University of Florida’s Office of Sustainability’s Campus Earth Day …

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