It’s Holi Time in A-Town Again

Festival of Colors to Brighten and Enlighten North Central Florida by Gargs Allard The annual Holi Festival of Colors will take place this year on April 2 from Noon to 4 PM at the Hare Krishna Temple in Alachua on CR 235 known as New Raman Reti. We caught up with the... read more

Denny Laine Interview Previews High Dive Concert

by Gargs Allard We had the good fortune of chatting with legendary musician Denny Laine of both the Moody Blues and Paul McCartney and Wings fame. He has also played and/or toured with the likes of Ginger Baker’s Air Force and the recently departed Chuck Berry, among... read more

UF Health Shands Chooses New Chief Medical Officer

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – UF Health Shands announced Oct. 19 Parker Gibbs will serve as its new chief medical officer. Gibbs, a University of Florida orthopedic oncologist, said his new job, which began Monday, puts him in charge of the overall quality of care patients... read more

At 82 Leonard Cohen Still a Master Songwriter

Music Review: You Want it Darker/Leonard Cohen – Released October 21, 2016 (Columbia) ★★★★★ by Gargs Allard Leonard Cohen said in a recent interview that if he is to live much longer, he will have to eat because he can’t see how it’s possible to get... read more

Power Companies Accussed of Ballot Trickery on Solar Issues

by Shyam Allard GAINESVILLE, Fla. – A solar energy amendment will be on the ballot Nov. 8, and its wording has opposition questioning the intentions of utility companies. The Florida Solar Energy Subsidies and Personal Solar Use Initiative, also known as Amendment 1,... read more

Is Uber a Safer Designated Driver

by Shyam Allard GAINESVILLE, Fla. — While many parents of current University of Florida students have reportedly slept easier knowing that Uber has been acting as their partying child’s designated driver, it is still unclear whether the presence of Uber in the... read more

Heavy Pets to Play Beatles Show at High Dive Tonight

by Gargs Allard The Heavy Pets, who are known for being a creative jam band that has put out six-full-length studio albums of their own, and was lauded by The Huffington Post for releasing one of the top ten albums of 2010, will perform a Beatles’ tribute show... read more


by Alex Peterman First part originally published in Locker Room Update (see addendum by Gargs Allard below) San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is making news for all the wrong reasons – or all the right ones. In the 49ers’ third preseason game,... read more

Astronauts of Antiquity Power Up Beyond the Maze

by Gargs Allard Music Review: Beyond the Maze [EP]/Astronauts of Antiquity Beyond the Maze, the new six-song EP from the New York and LA-based electro-pop/hip-hop band, The Astronauts of Antiquity (AOA), is a meticulously produced record that engages the senses from... read more

Savants of Soul to Play Minus One Tonight

Vocalist Chelsea Oxendine Leaving Band by Gargs Allard The 10-piece band, The Savants of Soul, whose recent 4-track EP release, Sunday Best,  was heavily steeped in Chelsea Oxendine’s vocal prowess , will be playing tonight (August 11, 2016) as featured act of... read more

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