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From Gainesville with Love and Jacmel Haiti

From Gainesville With Love, a part of the Sister City Program, hosted Haitian visitors in a cultural exhibition that introduced locals to traditional Voodoo rituals through live mural paintings and music. The partnership between the two groups was formed to educate the two cities about each other by bringing artists and volunteers from Gainesville to Jacmel and Jacmel to Gainesville. Jacmel was once the capital of the french colonial empire, which is one of Haiti’s only tourist cities and has been called Haiti’s cultural capital.

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Hurricane Michael Slams Into Florida, Charges Into Southeast

Hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle with terrifying winds of 155 mph Wednesday, splintering homes and submerging neighborhoods before continuing its destructive charge inland across the Southeast. It was the most powerful hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in nearly 50 years and at least one death was reported during its passage.

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Actors From The London Stage To Perform Hamlet at Phillips Center

Even after 420 years, a play like Hamlet can still be “shockingly relevant.” Actress Grace Andrews says, "I’ve been amazed how lines I’ve known all my life – you know, famous Shakespearean lines – have suddenly ... come out in kind of brutal clarity, of … how I can make sense of them now, today. For example, all the stuff that’s been in the news in the past weeks and Ophelia’s line, ‘He took me by the wrist and held me hard.' I suddenly read that and … it takes your breath away, sometimes, if you allow yourself to make it live in a current way."

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Live Updates: Hurricane Michael

The storm made landfall in the Florida Panhandle around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10. as a strong Category 4 storm with sustained winds up to 155 mph, just 2 mph short of a Category 5 storm, the most powerful storm to hit the Panhandle in modern history.

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