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Review: Despite performance from Woodley, ‘Insurgent’ fails to live up to promise

Review: Despite performance from Woodley, ‘Insurgent’ fails to live up to promise

By MARK VIOLA In the wake of “Harry Potter” and “Twilight,” we continue to receive a glut of cinematic adaptations of popular young adult book series. Unfortunately, most have left…

‘Almost, Maine’ opens March 27 in Tallahassee

‘Almost, Maine’ opens March 27 in Tallahassee

The School of Theatre at Florida State University presents “Almost, Maine,” written by John Cariani and opening tonight (March 27). Directed by School of Theatre Assistant Professor Michael Hayden, the…

Jest Fest! returns the laughs to Gainesville March 29

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 12 noon to 6 p.m. for…

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…