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Laugh Out Loud comedy tour coming to Tallahassee

J/C Media Company LLC brings an all new comedy tour, Laugh Out Loud, starring Deray Davis, Michael Blackson, and Benji Brown and hosted by Rob Stapleton, to the Donald L.…

Review: Redmayne, Jones captivate in ‘The Theory of Everything’

Review: Redmayne, Jones captivate in ‘The Theory of Everything’

By MARK VIOLA Perhaps the most well-recognized living scientist, Dr. Stephen Hawking is probably less well known for his actual scientific accomplishments than for his best-selling book, “A Brief History…

Review: ‘Big Hero 6’ brings action and heart in animated adventure

Review: ‘Big Hero 6’ brings action and heart in animated adventure

By MARK VIOLA Deviating significantly from the source material, Disney’s new animated film “Big Hero 6” is packed with humor, action and heart, mixing these three ingredients to create a…

Blue Man Group coming to Tallahassee in March

The Blue Man Group’s new theatrical touring production will visit Tallahassee for one performance only at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center at Florida State University on March 3, 2015.…

Review: ‘Mockingjay, Part 1’ is only half a movie, but it is a very good half

Review: ‘Mockingjay, Part 1’ is only half a movie, but it is a very good half

By MARK VIOLA Reviewing the first half of a movie, without getting to see the eventual payoff, is always difficult. The “Harry Potter” franchise started the trend, cutting its final…

Review: ‘Birdman’ is a unique look at the line between art, entertainment

Review: ‘Birdman’ is a unique look at the line between art, entertainment

By MARK VIOLA “Birdman” is from director Alejandro González Iñárritu, who is less well-known than his movies, which include “21 Grams,” “Biutiful” and “Babel,” which was nominated for Best Film…

Holiday tradition lives with ‘The Nutcracker’

Pas de Vie Ballet rings in the holiday season with its original version of “The Nutcracker,” choreographed by artistic directors Natalia Botha and Charles Hagan. Theatre-goers will behold the richness…

Review: ‘Interstellar’ is Nolan’s most ambitious, powerful film yet

Review: ‘Interstellar’ is Nolan’s most ambitious, powerful film yet

By MARK VIOLA Director Christopher Nolan’s latest, and perhaps most ambitious project to date, is “Interstellar,” which combines elements of science fiction, science fact and space adventure to tell a…

‘James and the Giant Peach’ sets sail at FSU

The School of Theatre at Florida State University presents “James and the Giant Peach,” written by Roald Dahl and dramatized by Richard R. George. Directed by FSU alum Jason Chimonides,…

Festival celebrates Bach

The “C. P. E Bach at 300” festival features three days of concerts and lectures celebrating the life, music and influence of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Johann Sebastian Bach’s fifth…