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20 to perform in Suwannee River Jam’s audition finals

Delbert Britton and the Country Hustlers Band will perform at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park & Campground in Live Oak tonight (Friday). The free concert will be in…

Review: ‘Cinderella’ proves some classics work just fine without updating

Review: ‘Cinderella’ proves some classics work just fine without updating

By MARK VIOLA This may be sacrilegious, but I’ve always found the story of “Cinderella” somewhat shallow. By this, of course, I mean the famed 1950 animated Disney classic, so…

Review: Liam Neeson’s ‘Run All Night’ doesn’t gives us anything new

Review: Liam Neeson’s ‘Run All Night’ doesn’t gives us anything new

By MARK VIOLA “At least it’s not ‘Taken 4.’” That was my answer to someone who asked me my thoughts on “Run All Night,” the latest action film to star…

Parley will perform the music of Bach and sons

The Tallahassee Bach Parley will continue its 34th season with “Bach & Sons,” featuring the music of J.S. Bach and four of his sons. The concert will be held Sunday,…

Review: In ‘Chappie,’ director Blomkamp tells a sci-fi coming-of-age tale

Review: In ‘Chappie,’ director Blomkamp tells a sci-fi coming-of-age tale

By MARK VIOLA South African director Neill Blomkamp burst onto the scene in 2009 with his high-concept sci-fi film “District 9,” whose story about refugee aliens drew narrative parallels to…

Jest Fest! brings all of its fun in one day

Surely you jest? No, it’s true! Jest Fest!, a free, fun, family-friendly event produced by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department. returns Sunday, March 29, from…

Jacksonville Children’s Chorus sings at NFCC

The North Florida Community College (NFCC) Artist Series welcomes the talented and exuberant Jacksonville Children’s Chorus to the Van H. Priest Auditorium stage on Saturday, March 14. Witness first hand…

Suwannee Valley Players hold auditions Saturday

The Suwannee Valley Players Community Theatre will hold auditions for “The Cemetery Club,” Saturday, March 14, at 10 a.m. at the Chief Theater in Chiefland. The community theatre group is…

Review: Smith, Robbie’s chemistry sells the con in fun, uneven ‘Focus’

Review: Smith, Robbie’s chemistry sells the con in fun, uneven ‘Focus’

By MARK VIOLA Written and directed by Glenn Ficarra and John Requa (“I Love You Phillip Morris,” “Crazy, Stupid, Love”), “Focus” is an enjoyable thriller with two charismatic leads in…

FSU School of Theatre reveals 2015-16 season

The School of Theatre at Florida State University (FSU) has announced its 2015-16 season, featuring classic plays, modern musicals and everything in between. Internationally renowned faculty will team up with…