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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…

Little Theatre presents ‘The Miracle Worker’

Little Theatre presents ‘The Miracle Worker’

Tallahassee Little Theatre’s production of “The Miracle Worker,” based on the early life of Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, continues for two more weekends. After a childhood illness…

Review: Director Luhrmann proves he can film a great ‘Gatsby’

Review: Director Luhrmann proves he can film a great ‘Gatsby’

Having never read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby” means I was able to go into the latest adaptation from director Baz Luhrmann (“Romeo + Juliet,” “Moulin Rouge”), without no…

Mission San Luis to host family art day

Mission San Luis to host family art day

On Saturday, May 18, Mission San Luis in Tallahassee will welcome all art-loving families for a one-time event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. During “Across Generations: A Family Art…

Free concert series offers tribute to The Band

Free concert series offers tribute to The Band

From 1968 through 1975, The Band was one of the world’s most successful and creative rock groups. From their days as folk hero Bob Dylan’s backing band to their numerous…

Review: ‘Iron Man 3’ proves Part III doesn’t have to disappoint

Review: ‘Iron Man 3’ proves Part III doesn’t have to disappoint

With the Summer 2013 Blockbuster Season upon us, we have “Iron Man 3,” yet another third installment to a comic book adaptation franchise, this time of the series which helped…

‘Beauty & the Beast’ ballet opens May 10

‘Beauty & the Beast’ ballet opens May 10

The Tallahassee Ballet presents “Beauty and the Beast,” an original ballet choreographed by Artistic Director Rick McCullough, this weekend (May 10-12) at Florida State University’s Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre.…

‘64 Nickels to perform at free concert in Gainesville

‘64 Nickels to perform at free concert in Gainesville

The band ’64 Nickels will perform tonight (Friday) as part of Gainesville’s “Free Fridays” Concert Series at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza. ‘64 Nickels plays classic songs from the 1950s…

Review: Family troubles and little white lies in ‘Big Wedding’

Review: Family troubles and little white lies in ‘Big Wedding’

One of the biggest complaints against romantic comedies–at least mine–is that they too often rest comfortably inside the predictable confides of their conventions. “The Big Wedding,” however, does not stretch…