Department: Ocala newsroom
Beat/Position: Entertainment Editor
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Published November 22, 2015
Many Thanksgivings are memorable not for the comfort of a perfectly browned turkey served to a fully functional family but rather the lack of a turkey on the table amid chaos
Published November 12, 2015
As a kid, Charlie Starr grooved to Southern rock before turning to Delta blues and then metal as a teen. His father was a bluegrass musician whose vast record collection stretched from old-time picking to gospel.
Published October 25, 2015
In the coming months on screen, John Travolta - Marion County resident and two-time Oscar nominee - will square off against O.J. Simpson's prosecutors, angry Ethan Hawke, crooked cops, a land-chewing storm and the Mob.
Published October 7, 2015
Sure, it sounds like a marketing pitch from the event organizer. And it is. But Jeff Inglehart is sincere - and quite accurate - when describing Saturday's Cultural Festival in Ocala: 'It's a smorgasbord.'
Published July 5, 2015
Billy C. Wirtz still tours the country with his original songs, but stays close to home as often as possible. In his new hometown, he adjusts his sets to fit the audience; he'll stick to boogie-woogie and standards at the Hilton, while digging into...
Published June 21, 2015
The question was simple: What is the coolest, most unique Father's Day gift you have ever received or given? We put the question on social media, worked the phones and gathered anecdotes that went well beyond the neck ties and coffee mugs.
Published April 24, 2015
'The Forger' is getting mixed reviews from film critics, but it did get a good response among those who saw the Ocala premiere.
Published November 16, 2014
In September, a malnourished dog with a heart murmur and an extreme case of heartworm disease was abandoned at the Alachua County Humane Society.
Published October 2, 2014
Not all of the automotive icons powering this year's Scene Scavenger Hunt were in the heart of Hogtown.
Published September 21, 2014
In 2012, John Travolta spoke about "Pulp Fiction" and his character - the burger-loving, heroin-addicted mobster Vincent Vega. The role earned Travolta, a Marion County resident, an Academy Award nomination.
Published September 11, 2014
For six years, Gary and Sharon Lindsey have helped take care of a plot of land along Northeast 95th Street that served as a memorial for five young men who died in a crash near the site in 2008, including Sharon's son Devon Hime.
Published August 1, 2014
It's been almost two decades since Sister Hazel's monster hit 'All for You,' but for Gainesville's own rock'n'rollers, success means friendship, loyal fans and a place they love to call home.
Published July 27, 2014
When you talk about the world of food grilling, there are those who roll out a black-domed grill for a weekend treat, and then there are people like Andrey Thorpe and Rick Stafford.
Published May 21, 2014
I can safely say I have adored every single Father's Day gift in my 14 years of fatherhood.
Published May 4, 2014
Sure, Jonathan Helton and Grace Kang are divorced. But they remain friends and, well, a good engagement story is still a good engagement story. Especially when it involves the ultimate Boggle strategy.