He steps up to the microphone – eyes shut, sweat streaming down his face and guitar — as the raspy sound of his voice cuts through the twangy, bluegrass sound of his band.
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An economics degree from Cornell University. A law degree from UF. Experience as a marketing director.
By day, Adrienne Filardo, 22, works as a grant assistant in the UF Department of Neurosurgery. On a typical day of work, she wears a cardigan, skirt and pantyhose – looking “as June Cleaver as possible,” she said. But three nights a week, donning fishnet stockings, short shorts and a thick layer of purple eye shadow, she is Rage-rienne, the roller derby girl, acting as a blocker for her team, the Gainesville Roller Rebels.
I know you've been waiting for it: the weekend of booze, fireworks and watermelon in celebration of our country that looms at the end of this first week of Summer B.
Music echoed out of the Bo Diddley Community Plaza on Friday, bouncing off the courthouse walls and sending a booming bass line through downtown Gainesville.
After two weeks of adhering to a zoning code diet, the Fat Tuscan Café is not as plump as it once was.
Everyone’s seen ‘em on ACRs, rednecks and, most recently, hipsters.
Forced to close its doors after 4 p.m. now, the Fat Tuscan Café may have to close forever if its zoning code doesn't change.
Electric hums echoed down gravel paths, through trees and over creeks as a crowd meandered its way through the woods of southwest Gainesville on a steamy Saturday afternoon.
“If you want a revolution, the only solution: evolve, gotta evolve.”
Joe O’Malley has been living in a tent in Gainesville since September. His home, part of a homeless camp known as Tent City, was surrounded by car batteries, beer bottles and other trash, which had been accumulating there for years.
Olivia Edmundson has been studying the Chinese language for four years, a skill she intends to use to prepare for college.
Their yard signs may be down, their support stickers thrown away, but the three Gainesville mayoral candidates who didn’t make the runoff election aren’t calling it quits.
• Messy pranks:
Mayor Pegeen Hanrahan was one of 80 mayors the White House invited to attend the Copenhagen Climate Conference in December, and she almost missed her chance to attend the international summit.
Shirley Lasseter isn’t buying her grapes from Chile anymore. Ray Weber is cutting down on his energy consumption. David Montgomery is reusing plastic food containers as flowerpots.
With mud underfoot, pumping fists overhead and the music of 160 bands thundering through the air, thousands of people braved rain, wind and cold weather for three days to support artists and migrant farm workers at the St. Johns County Fairgrounds.
The Harvest of Hope music festival raises money for migrant farmworkers.
Although Woodstock was 40 years ago, bands and thousands of fans still gather to celebrate their love for music.
When Carl Hiaasen visits UF tonight, he will be speaking off the top of his head.