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Levar Thomas belts out a tune during the first concert in the new Reilly Noir series at the Reilly Arts Center. The December 10th concert featured The Funk Allstars and The Pyramid Horns.


Black Box Theater Debut
Photos by Maven Photo + Film, courtesy Reilly Arts Center 

The joint was jumping during the December 10th concert featuring The Funk Allstars and The Pyramid Horns to christen the black box theater at the recently expanded arts center. The performance was the first in the new Reilly Noir series.

Jubilee Program
Photos by Bruce Ackerman

NAACP Marion County Branch President J. David Stockton welcomed U.S. Representative Val Demings to the January 2nd event, during which she spoke about her proposed legislation, the Every Vote Counts Act, and vowed to protect every American’s right to vote easily, safely and securely.

Rev. Jerone Gamble
Orlando Mayor Jerry Demings and U.S. Rep. Val Demings
DeNaya Wilkerson


Ocala City Council President Ire Bethea



First Friday Art Walk
Photos by Becky Collazo

The streets were fi lled on January 7th with people checking out the artist displays, family-friendly activities and entertainers, including My Uncle’s Friend, The Allens, Leah Oxendine and Fareeza, all organized by Ocala Cultural Arts.

Mellisa and Brent Wiseman

East Coast Youth Rodeo
Photos by Bruce Ackerman

Cowgirls and cowboys under age 19 showed off their skills in barrels, poles, team roping and more during the January 8th and 9th event. The festivities included vendors and entertainment and smiles as big as the hats and belt buckles. 

Sawyer Humphries
Porter Humphries
Jesse Rochay
Jackson Manly
Roland Russell
Kanton Anglin and Jackie Carver
Kade Bernard
Conner Bennett, Cale Williams, Landon Stevens, Dalton Watson and Lane Crews
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