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Renowned reggae group The Wailers returns to Gainesville for a performance Thursday at High Dive. (Courtesy photo)

Published: Monday, October 1, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, September 28, 2012 at 5:12 p.m.

Renowned Wailers Return


What's Ahead

“Civilizing Spaces”: David Schuyler of Franklin & Marshall College discusses landscape design of universities like UF, 7:30 p.m., Smathers Library, Room 1A, UF campus. Free.
“Birding In Belize”: Belizean ornithologist William Garcia shares personal stories and photographs of birds native to Belize, 6:30-8 p.m., Prairie Creek Lodge, 7204 SE County Road 234. (727-4550)
Green Drinks Event: “Local Efforts Toward Tropical Rainforest Conservation” features Belize natives Jacob Marlin and William Garcia, 6-8 p.m., Bombay Restaurant and Lounge, 12 W. University Ave.
UF Symphony Orchestra: Ensemble performs works including Camille Saint-SaŽns' Violin Concerto No. 3, with conductor Raymond Chobaz and violin soloist Janna Lower, 7:30 p.m., University Auditorium, UF campus. Free.
United Downtown: Community celebration on Fridays before UF home football games features artists, vendors, food and children's activities, 6-10 p.m., Bo Diddley Community Plaza, downtown. Free.
Dudley Farms Quilt Show: Traditional and art quilts, with quilt experts examining and discussing each quilt, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Dudley Farm Historic State Park, 18730 W. Newberry Road. Admission: $5 per vehicle.
“Dracula”: Comedic-thriller adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic tale, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through Oct. 28, High Springs Community Theater, 130 NE First Ave. Tickets: $8-$11. (386-454-3525)

The Wailers, the renowned reggae group that rose to prominence as the backing band of Bob Marley, returns to Gainesville for a performance Thursday at High Dive. The group's current tour partly celebrates the 50th anniversary of the independence of Jamaica from Great Britain.

The Wailers: 8 p.m. Thursday, High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave. Tickets: $17. (


The renowned Ragamala Dance company performs “Sacred Earth,” which combines the Indian dance form of Bharantanatyam with kolam floor designs and Warli wall paintings, on Tuesday at the Phillips Center.

Ragamala Dance's “Sacred Earth”: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Phillips Center. Tickets: $15-$25.


Singer/songwriter and storyteller David Wilcox hosts the workshop “Musical Medicine,” along with Cathy DeWitt, Mary Rockwood Lane and David Forest, from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Unity of Gainesville, 8801 NW 39th Ave. Wilcox also appears for an evening lecture and performance at 7 p.m. Thursday at UF's HPNP Auditorium, UF campus. Admission is free to both events; workshop reservations can be made by calling 265-5520. (

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The Gainesville band The Relics always draws a packed crowd to the Bo Diddley Community Plaza and always delivers the goods with its take on Woodstock tunes and mid-to-late-'60s rock classics. On Friday, they return to the plaza with a focus on both American psychedelic songs and British Invasion hits.

The Relics: 8-10 p.m. Friday, Bo Diddley Community Plaza. Free.


“Grassroots,” comedy

“Peace, Love & Misunderstanding,” drama

“Dark Shadows,” horror

“Iron Sky,” comedy


“Frankenweenie,” comedy

“Taken 2,” thriller

“Pitch Perfect,” comedy


“The Mark of Athena,”

Rick Riordan

“Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot,”

Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard

“America Again: Re-becoming the Greatness We Never Weren't,” Stephen Colbert

“Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story,” Arnold Schwarzenegger


“The 2nd Law,” Muse

“Glad Rag Doll,”

Diana Krall

“Born to Sing: No Plan B,” Van Morrison

“Fanatic,” Heart

“Gold Dust,” Tori Amos

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