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It’s a PodCast – What’s on in Tallahassee?

These are the show notes for the Wednesday, May 13th edition of the TallyCast, a podcast devoted to the people places and events that make Tallahassee and North Florida such a special place to live.

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The podcast opens with a tune from the Hickory Bottom Harmoneers – a gospel group recorded at the 1955 Florida Folk Festival.   This year marks 57th year that fans of Florida music, dance, storytelling, crafts and culture gather on the banks of the Suwannee River in White Springs. The Folk Festival is an amazing event.  You can find the details for this years edition of the festival by going to the festival web site.  The Suwannee River Valey travel web site has a listing of area campgrounds, hotels, motels and other lodging options in the area.

White Springs is just a couple hours east of Tallahassee near the intersection of I-10 and I-75 (map).

The amazing Cirque du Soleil opens their Tallahassee run today with an evening performance of Saltimbanco.  It’s an amazing show and well worth the money.  Ticket information here.  The show runs through Sunday.

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House Sergeant at Arms Ernest Sumner, left, and Senate Sergeant at Arms Donald Severance, right, drop their handkerchiefs for "Sine Die," signaling the end of special session of the Legislature on Insurance : Tallahassee, Florida - State Archives photo by Meredith Hill.

In today’s podcast, we check in on political and cultural events in the area including the adjourment sine die of the Florida Legislature and that whole creepy drop the white handkerchief  thing.

This past session was not exactly a glory moment for the Florida Legislature and we can only hope that the 2010 session is a bit better for the people of this great state.

Our Governor, Charlie Crist, has announced that he’s running for the US Senate seat being abandoned by Melquíades Rafael “Mel” Martínez.

The podcast ends with a tune by the late Don Grooms.  Don was a singer/songwriter with an amazing repertoire. He was a professor of journalism at the University of Florida and a Cherokee. Both of the tunes on today’s podcast come from the Florida Memory Project, part of the Florida State Archives.

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