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Guild of Organists hosts Spooktacular Concert

The Tallahassee Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO) presents the sixth annual Halloween Spooktacular Concert tonight (Friday, Oct. 30) at 7 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church downtown,…

Review: Spielberg, Hanks, Coen brothers team up for gripping, tension-filled ‘Bridge of Spies’

Review: Spielberg, Hanks, Coen brothers team up for gripping, tension-filled ‘Bridge of Spies’

By MARK VIOLA Director Steven Spielberg (“Lincoln”) tries his hand at the Cold War era with “Bridge of Spies,” starring Tom Hanks (“Saving Mr. Banks”) as real life attorney James…

Review: ‘Crimson Peak’ has unique visuals, but story doesn’t survive reveals

Review: ‘Crimson Peak’ has unique visuals, but story doesn’t survive reveals

By MARK VIOLA When I heard Guillermo del Toro’s latest project, “Crimson Peak,” was a return to his horror roots, I was both intrigued and apprehensive: the former because I…

Review: ‘Freeheld’ tells a powerful story in a somewhat generic fashion

Review: ‘Freeheld’ tells a powerful story in a somewhat generic fashion

By MARK VIOLA In 2005, Laurel Hester, a Ocean County New Jersey police detective discovered she had lung cancer. Fearing the worst, the 23-year-veteran requested her domestic partner be named…

Review: ‘The Walk’ sends us back to when the Twin Towers inspired dreams, not bad memories

Review: ‘The Walk’ sends us back to when the Twin Towers inspired dreams, not bad memories

By MARK VIOLA When we think of the World Trade Center today, we think of passenger jets and fire and death. We also think of war and terrorism and broken…

Review: ‘Pan’ brings something new, fresh and a bit weird to the classic story

Review: ‘Pan’ brings something new, fresh and a bit weird to the classic story

By MARK VIOLA It’s a common complaint these days that there are very few original movies made anymore, when theaters are filled with reboots, remakes, sequels and prequels. So imagine…

‘A Chorus Line’ dances into Tallahassee’s Fallon Theatre

‘A Chorus Line’ dances into Tallahassee’s Fallon Theatre

The School of Theatre is bringing the beloved classic, “A Chorus Line,” to the stage of the Fallon Theatre beginning tonight (Friday, Oct. 16) and continuing through Oct. 25. This…

Review: ‘The Martian’ mixes science, humor and action in winning combination

Review: ‘The Martian’ mixes science, humor and action in winning combination

By MARK VIOLA “Help is only 140 millions miles away.” Is that not just one of the best movie catch lines ever? I listened to the audiobook version of author…

Review: ‘Sicario’ shows us the war that the ‘War on Drugs’ has become

Review: ‘Sicario’ shows us the war that the ‘War on Drugs’ has become

By MARK VIOLA It’s been more than 40 years since the phrase “War on Drugs” became popularized during the Nixon administration. And it’s been a long time as well since…

Gadsden’s regional art exhibition opens Oct. 9

The Art in Gadsden: Regional Exhibition of Fine Art opens its 27th annual exhibition today (Friday, Oct. 9) at 6 p.m. The first five years of the exhibition were hosted…