The Avenue | Lifestyle
Tony Weinbender has two great loves: music and Gainesville. Seventeen years ago he lost $500 trying to combine those, but in doing so, he created an event that became a city staple and a community that never stops coming back for more.
It’s time for UF and the Gainesville community to show it’s creativity, uniqueness, nerve and talent.
With Pride festivals cropping up in cities all over the country, now is the perfect time to celebrate members of the LGBTQ+ community who are making an impact. Representation in the music industry has made major strides in recent years, with openly queer artists unapologetically topping the charts with their art.
Chris Redd spent 15 years as a rapper in Chicago, sometimes sleeping late to skip breakfast and save money. Today, he’s an Emmy-nominated comedian, but it was the detours before comedy that built him into a “Saturday Night Live” star.
It is 8 a.m., and you barely slept a wink last night because you were up writing a paper, studying for an exam or perhaps playing Fortnite. Whatever the case, you have to muster up energy to get to that 8:30 a.m. class with barely any time to chug your coffee. Your stress levels have been at an all-time high, and you wish you could just have 10 minutes to breathe. The college life may be busy, but self care is critical for staying on track. Here are 10 ways to practice physical and mental health care in college.
High Dive’s classic rocker atmosphere is getting a makeover from local event company Eclectic Electric. From 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday night, the downtown venue will be sporting live music, limbo contests, live painting, photo booths, local food trucks and drinks with little umbrellas.
YouTube Premium is stepping up its game with “Impulse,” a dynamic and suspenseful drama that follows the journey of a teleporting teen.
Viewers have waited 14 years. For those of us in college, “The Incredibles” first came into our life during an impressionable time. Some of us first met the Incredibles when we were less than 10 years old. The movie has played on cable networks countless times. The Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl McDonald’s toys may even be burned into our brains. But if you think you are too old for “Incredibles 2,” you’re wrong. With giggle-inducing comedy and jaw-dropping animation, “Incredibles 2” needs to be seen by all ages.
The Fourth of July marks the anniversary of American independence, and what better way to show your patriotism for this summer holiday than with a little music? Shuffle through a playlist that’ll get you feeling red, white and blue!
Local pop-punk group You Vandal will perform live with Sports Reference, The Handsome Scoundrels and Kid You Not at Loosey’s on Friday.
Raelyn Nelson is a rising princess in country music. Granddaughter of the world-famous country icon Willie Nelson, Raelyn joins forces with band members Jonathan Bright, Preach Rutherford and Paulie Simmons to create a sound that she says is the midpoint between Loretta Lynn and Cheap Trick.