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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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College Presidents Oppose State Senate Funding Proposal

Florida college presidents say they are opposed to a new performance-based funding measure that will be considered by the Senate Appropriations Committee next week. James Henningsen, president of the College of Central Florida, told the State Board of Education on Thursday that the colleges want to stay with the performance …

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