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Beat/Position: Entertainment Editor
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Published May 4, 2016
It's no secret Rondo likes the blues.
Published March 30, 2016
The third annual Jazz on the Green plants itself in Ocala's Tuscawilla Park Saturday. The roster runs from smooth jazz to straight-ahead jazz to R&B to funk to, well, a big ole' blend of all of it.
Published March 27, 2016
Perhaps it was an epiphany at church or an egg hunt on a glorious spring day. Perhaps it was a special family moment above all others. Perhaps it was your time in the lap of the scariest Easter bunny in the world.
Published March 16, 2016
This weekend at Silver Springs State Park, the natural wildlife will be joined by wilder life.
Published March 4, 2016
When comedian Jim Breuer pounces onto the Reilly Arts Center stage Tuesday night, do not expect the hopped-up Goat Boy from 'Saturday Night Live' or the stumbling stoner from 'Half Baked.'
Published February 10, 2016
Make no mistake, Nikky Finney knows exactly who Debra Vazquez is.
Published December 9, 2015
The parade is without question the biggest such event in Marion County.
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 16, 2015
In October, Halloween trappings arrive long before the cooler weather. Pumpkins are in patches. Families are roaming corn mazes. And, make no mistake, there is no shortage of zombies, scare zones and masked men with chain saws waiting to scare the...
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.