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Published: Sunday, January 5, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 5, 2003 at 12:53 a.m.

A buck fifty won't get you much nowadays, but if you're into reminiscing about the '50s and American Bandstand, you'll be rockin' and rollin' on Saturday at 8 p.m.

That's when Flash Cadillac is scheduled to take the stage at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts as part of the University of Florida's 150th Celebration Cultural Plaza Events. Tickets: $1.50.

The band wrote the only original music on the American Graffiti soundtrack, cranked out 14 albums, and found time to appear on Happy Days, American Bandstand and the Tonight Show.

UF's 150th Celebration also includes an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Phillips Center, Florida Natural History Museum and Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art.

Of Public Interest


  • The League of Women Voters is hosting a forum presented by Mayor Tom Bussing on the "Outlook of the City of Gainesville's Future." It will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Chamber of Commerce conference room, located across from the downtown library. For more information, call Jean Martin at 376-2066.


  • The city of Gainesville's Development Review Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall to consider topics including the approval of Midtown, a trio of buildings more than 20 stories tall planned for the intersection of SW 2nd Avenue and SW 6th Street.


  • The Alachua County Commission meets for a 2-day session at Poe Springs Park in High Springs to set its goals and priorities for the upcoming year. The retreats begin at 8:30 a.m.

    Community Events


  • "The Play About the Baby," Edward Albee's play about a young couple who just had a baby and the strange turn of events that transpire when they are visited by an older man and woman, opens at the Hippodrome State Theatre downtown.

  • Three Americans - who worked with the International Solidarity Movement and with Rabbis for Human Rights - will talk about their experiences in the West Bank and Gaza at 7 p.m. at the Emmanuel Mennonite Church, 1320 W. University Ave. The presentation is co-sponsored by the church and the Community Coalition Against War and Terrorism.


  • Dudley Farm Plow Days, including mule and draft horse demonstrations and wagon rides, will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the farm, seven miles west of Interstate 75 on State Road 26. For more information, call 472-1142.

    Road Work

  • CR 241 - Lane closures from daylight to dark between Alachua and Jonesville.

  • U.S. 27 - Lane closures between the Suwannee River at Branford and the Ichetucknee River Bridge.

  • SR 121 - Daytime lane closures between Worthington Springs and Lake Butler on Monday.

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