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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,…

Review: ‘Fast & Furious’ may be six, but it hasn’t lost any speed

Review: ‘Fast & Furious’ may be six, but it hasn’t lost any speed

If there has been a theme laced through the entire “Fast and Furious” series, it’s one of family. They may be a family of criminals, but they are still a…

Review: ‘Epic’ is a fun, action-filled animated adventure film

Review: ‘Epic’ is a fun, action-filled animated adventure film

“Epic,” from Blue Sky Animation, the studio which gave us the “Ice Age” series and “Rio,” is a noticeable departure from those efforts, and while it may not entirely live…

Tallahassee offers free jazz concert June 1

The Downtown Tallahassee Business Association (DTBA) and the Tallahassee Downtown Improvement Authority (TDIA) will host its third jazz concert in its 2013 “Saturday in the Park” concert series on Saturday,…

Review: Story issues hard to ignore in ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

Review: Story issues hard to ignore in ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

By MARK VIOLA / Staff writer Veteran “Star Trek” fans and new ones alike have been eagerly anticipating director J.J. Abrams’ sequel, the ominously titled “Star Trek Into Darkness,”  to…

Gainesville Jazz Band will perform May 24

Gainesville Jazz Band will perform May 24

The Gainesville Community Jazz Band will perform at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza Friday, May 24, at 8 p.m. as part of the “Free Fridays” Concert Series. Formed in the…