EVENT: Rio Royale

Boys & Girls Club’s most exciting fundraiser of the year. The event is our annual Benefit Gala for Kids presented by COX. This year’s theme will be Rio Royale.

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Last years fundraiser, the 2009 Passport to Rio, sold out nearly a month in advance and had over 700 guests in attendance making it one of the most successful fundraisers in the organization’s 58-year history. We hope that with your support, the 2010 Rio Royale, benefit Gala for Kids will be an even bigger success!

The 2010 event will once again be held at the University of Florida’s Reitz Union.

During the course of the evening, guests will have the opportunity to meet many local and national celebrities, professional athletes and community leaders and enjoy an evening packed with tropical Brazilian food, capoiera demonstrations, great music by Chaotic Vibez & dj E.S.Z, relaxing fun, dancing and lots of excitement. The 2010 Rio Royale will be hosted by Radio Personality Storm Roberts along with Mrs.Shelley Meyer, wife of head coach Urban Meyer, of the 2006 & 2008 National Championship football team.

The evening will include a full casino with a variety of gaming tables and slot machines, silent auction tables loaded with everything from rare sports memorabilia to exotic vacation packages and a live auction that will also feature a variety of unique gifts.

We thank you for your support and I you look forward to seeing you at Rio Royale!

DATE: August 21, 2010

WEBSITE: www.galaforkids.com

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EVENT: India Independence Day celebration

AUG. 15: The Indian Cultural & Education Center (ICEC) Youth Group will hold India Independence Day celebration from 1:45 to 2:30 p.m. in ICEC Main Hall, 1115 S.W. 13th St., Gainesville. Lunch items for sale will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. For more information, call Neeta Someshwar at (352) 335-1433 or visit www.icec-florida.org

MUSIC: Little Blue Honda tour

Entertainment, Music


Joshua Bauer
Staff Writer
Posted: 07.28.2010

Five minutes into a conversation with Chicago born musician Phil Circle and you’ll know there are some who still put their soul into music, who do it for the love of the show and the joy of the crowd.  Bringing a classically trained hand and blues/jazz/jam band roots to Backstage Lounge on Wednesday June 28th, Phil puts yet another mark on a tour summer tour calendar that’s gone from his new home in Texas to Nashville, New Orleans, and stops all over the Sunshine State.

Doing it all from his little blue Honda, this is a man who’s lived several musical careers in his 40 some odd years, travelling now to try and infuse some independent spirit into a music scene that has degenerated into radio replay of the same top pop.  Working for enough money to travel town to town, encouraging and mentoring younger musicians along the way (often over beer and cigarettes in the smoky aftershow hours), he serves to remind that your love should never be relegated to a hobby.

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For more years than most can hack it, Phil has been playing for any who’ll listen, sometimes giving it a little more Grateful Dead, sometimes a little more Willie Nelson, but always playing with great enthusiasm and talent. Whether it’s an Irish themed ditty (complete with fiddle accompaniment) or a more bluesy/countrified, steel guitar sound, the years of practice have birthed a sound to please most any musical palette and the dust from years on the road has given his voice a world-wise/weary sound that works across the musical spectrum.  With such an eclectic style, his performances appeal to entire crowds of dissimilar listeners, ensuring that he’ll be enjoyed for many more years on this long, winding road.

Check out philcirclemusic.com to hear more, to donate to this nomadic musician, and to encourage him to continue bringing his acoustic guitar driven, cross-genre sound to stages across the country.  The man says it’s all he knows how to do and, man, does he do it well.

MUSIC: Gainesville Downtown Plaza “Free Fridays” Concert Series on Friday, July 30

GAINESVILLE, Fla.. -https://gvilletoday.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.php The band Quartermoon will perform at the Downtown Plaza “Free Fridays” Concert Series on Friday, July 30 and play an eclectic blend of music including songs from Gram Parsons, Bill Monroe and Merle Haggard. In addition to many original songs, Quartermoon will win you over with their sweet sounding harmonies, foot-stomping bluegrass, heartfelt folk, country rock and rock ‘n’ roll.

ENTERTAINMENT: Gainesville In The Park is second regional music series

PIRIT OF THE SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK, LIVE OAK, FLA – The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Fla announces Gainesville In The Park July 16-17. Bands from the great Gator city of Gainesville, Fla will include 3rd Stone, The Duppies, Diocious, Moodhosa, D.P., Big Uly, Mr. Magnum and Funkatron. In addition, Gainesville In The Park welcomes rock and roll pioneer Colonel Bruce Hampton and the Quark Alliance to the festivities after their three day run in Florida with 3rd Stone.

MUSIC: Here’s to the Long Haul

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G’ville Wedding Expo

The FUN way to plan your BIG day…the Gainesville Wedding Expo! Save the Date Aug 29th. Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts