The Avenue | Lifestyle
Ask any band to classify its music, and its members are likely to give a thoughtfully drawn-out list of categories. A band's sound never fits into one simple genre.
It's 15 minutes until midnight on a Saturday. The bouncer sits at the entrance to Spannk, wrapping neon green bands around clubbers' wrists. As they enter the bar, green and red beams of light dance through the thick smoke from the fog machine like laser confetti.
Joshua Lyon became addicted to prescription drugs when he was introduced to Vicodin as part of an assignment for Jane magazine.
No matter the time or setting there is a likely to be the sound of a phone buzzing or a screen being rapped on nearby.
When I was in the fifth grade, my teacher introduced a new weekly competition called "Student of the Week." Every Friday afternoon she would saunter out from behind her desk, a freshly word-processed certificate in hand, and appoint one poor soul to a weeklong sentence of hatred from his or her peers.
On Saturday it is time again to celebrate all that is the great U.S. But America's birthday party is bound to be smaller this year as small city budgets and low monetary contributions have led many cities to dwarf or even altogether cancel Independence Day celebrations.
Balancing on hands, upside-down, with feet planted on a partner's back may not sound like a typical Sunday evening. But for those who seek new experiences, relaxation and enjoy working up a sweat, the week's finale might bring just that.
Art is not where Sergio Castro wanted to take his life when he started at Santa Fe College as a general business major. He started helping his friend with her art homework and unveiled a talent that has changed his career path, earned him local recognition and put some serious money in his pocket.
A band that fuses sounds from all over the world will release their new CD after performing in Downtown Gainesville on Friday.
In an America where all you seem to hear about is our economy and our armed and civil conflicts, it is sometimes helpful to revisit grievous times of the past - to read the thoughts of those who have endured if only simply to endure. You do this to take in some perspective of human experience, some sense of nationality and it is good. But shouldn't we be able to find strength in our own time, in our own words?
The circus is coming to town, ladies and gentleman, but this one doesn't have a thing to do with Britney Spears.