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‘Magical Lamp of Aladdin’ to fly into NFCC June 13

North Florida Community College will present its Community Theatre production of “The Magical Lamp of Aladdin” Saturday, June 13. The play features local actors, community members, students and children as…

Review: Even the Rock can’t rescue ‘San Andreas’ from disaster

Review: Even the Rock can’t rescue ‘San Andreas’ from disaster

By MARK VIOLA The latest mega-disaster movie is “San Andreas,” which like its name would suggest, is about a series of extremely potent earthquakes striking metropolitan California. Directed by Brad…

Bach Parley concludes season

The Tallahassee Bach Parley will finish its concert season Sunday, June 7, by diving into the inner workings of “The Musical Offering,” J. S. Bach’s collection of various pieces using…

Review: ‘Tomorrowland’ is a heady family film that is quite ambitiously fun

Review: ‘Tomorrowland’ is a heady family film that is quite ambitiously fun

By MARK VIOLA Brad Bird (“The Incredibles,” “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”) is one of those directors whose films always pique my interest. So when I first heard that Bird…

Review: ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ finds the right tone for fans of college a capella comedy

Review: ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ finds the right tone for fans of college a capella comedy

By MARK VIOLA Like its predecessor, “Pitch Perfect 2” is a funny, entertaining adventure into the wild world of a capella, although the craziness is upped a bit too much,…

Review: ‘Mad Max’ is a non-stop thrill ride through post-apocalyptic Australia

Review: ‘Mad Max’ is a non-stop thrill ride through post-apocalyptic Australia

By MARK VIOLA After more than a decade of off-and-on-again development on the part of director George Miller and a full 30 years after the last installment, Mad Max is…

Review: ‘Hot Pursuit’ offers cheap laughs, recycled storyline, not much else

Review: ‘Hot Pursuit’ offers cheap laughs, recycled storyline, not much else

By MARK VIOLA The latest comedy to hit theaters is “Hot Pursuit,” starring Reese Witherspoon (“Wild”) as uptight Texas cop Cooper, who is tasked with protecting Daniella Riva (Sofía Vergara,…

Beach Boys perform in Tallahassee

Beach Boys perform in Tallahassee

The legendary band, The Beach Boys, will be at Cascades Park in Tallahassee tonight (May 15) beginning at 7 p.m. The band performs 150 shows a year with the same…

Review: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is a fun, emotional adventure

Review: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ is a fun, emotional adventure

By MARK VIOLA Eleven movies into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), perhaps the biggest surprise is just how strong the series is after 11 movies. And with another 11 movies…

Review: ‘Age of Adaline’ is a flawed, but intriguing romance that charms

Review: ‘Age of Adaline’ is a flawed, but intriguing romance that charms

By MARK VIOLA The story concept of an immortal living among mortals has been tackled many times over the years and the latest is “The Age of Adeline,” a romantic…