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Review: ‘Man of Steel’ takes Superman to new heights of adventure

Review: ‘Man of Steel’ takes Superman to new heights of adventure

“Man of Steel,” directed by Zack Synder (“300,” “Watchmen”) and produced by Nolan, is as action-packed as you hope to expect from a modern-day superhero movie but also stayed grounded…

Dance to the rhythm and groove of Fast Lane

Dance to the rhythm and groove of Fast Lane

Continuing its celebration of June as African-American Music Appreciation Month, Gainesville’s “Free Fridays” welcomes the band Fast Lane to the Bo Diddley Community Plaza Friday, June 21. This seven-piece band…

Review: ‘Jack’: year’s biggest box office bomb arrives on DVD, Blu-ray

Review: ‘Jack’: year’s biggest box office bomb arrives on DVD, Blu-ray

Despite its financial woes, however, “Jack the Giant Slayer” is a lot more fun than one might expect and while it suffers from several significant tonal problems, it’s a pretty…

Review: Hollywood favorites face the apocalypse in ‘This Is the End’

Review: Hollywood favorites face the apocalypse in ‘This Is the End’

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer “This Is the End” follows a group of well-known Hollywood celebrities, all playing themselves, led by Seth Rogen (“The Green Hornet”) and Jay Baruchel…

DVD/Blu-ray review: ‘Snitch’ pits a father against drug cartels to save his son

DVD/Blu-ray review: ‘Snitch’ pits a father against drug cartels to save his son

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer Father’s Day is Sunday and there are plenty of films out there which look at the relationship between a father and son. There’s probably…

Texaco Showdown begins next week at music park

The first two preliminaries in the 32nd annual Texaco Country Showdown’s North Florida competition will be held Friday, June 21, and Friday, June 28, at the Spirit of the Suwannee…

Review: ‘Now You See Me’ will keep you guessing until the end

Review: ‘Now You See Me’ will keep you guessing until the end

“Now You See Me” is an ensemble thriller about a group of magicians who are seemingly able to commit crimes anywhere in the world while on the stage performing their…

Taylor Made Sing & Auction to feature dinner, entertainment

The Taylor Made Sing & Auction will be held tonight (Friday) from 5 to 8 p.m. at First United Methodist Church to benefit Big Bend Hospice’s efforts in Taylor County.…

Stereo Vudu will perform free concert June 14 in Gainesville

Stereo Vudu will perform free concert June 14 in Gainesville

Celebrating June as African-American Music Appreciation Month, Wester Joseph’s Stereo Vudu will play a “Free Fridays” concert at Bo Diddley Community Plaza in Gainesville Friday, June 14. Joseph was born…

Tallahassee hosts Latin Dance Fest

In celebration of Viva Florida 500, the 500th anniversary of Juan Ponce de León’s arrival in Florida, Tallahassee honors Latin dance with the inaugural Tallahassee Latin Dance Festival, June 7-9,…