Mark Hinson, Tallahassee Democrat

Mark Hinson

Tallahassee Democrat

Tallahassee, FL, United States

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Past articles by Mark:

Here come the stars: FSU Opening Nights unveils 25th season lineup

Here's a look at the lineup of artists for the 2022-2023 season of Florida State University's Opening Nights, including Mykal Gilmore and more. → Read More

Beloved Tallahassee artist and FAMU professor Ron Yrabedra dies at 78

Painter and Florida A&M University art professor Ron Yrabedra died at his home early Friday morning. He was 78. → Read More

Mark Hinson's top 10 last-minute Halloween costume ideas with a topical twist

Sometimes simplicity, the everyday or a little topical creativity are what’s call for when it comes to Halloween costumes. → Read More

Keeping it cool in Tallahassee with the Brad Davis family fridge

The rounded ancient ice box moved into my kitchen in the early 1990s, not long after Brad Davis died. → Read More

Why can't 'Star Wars' go to a galaxy far, far away?

Next spring, starting at a mere $1,209 per night a person, fans can stay at the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser role-playing hotel in Central Florida. → Read More

Tallahassee author Jeff VanderMeer goes noir with nature in eco-thriller

The natural world is front and center once again in "Annihilation" author Jeff VanderMeer’s edge-of-your-seat, eco-thriller “Hummingbird Salamander” → Read More

Tallahassee-isms: An A-to-Z glossary of local sayings, places and people that make us

Even if you're not from Tallahassee you can still talk like it. From Blountstown to Tate's Hell, here's a tour of the many things that make us unique. → Read More

Adventures in grocery shopping: Plague edition

This pandemic sure is demanding when it comes to carrying lots of stuff. You quickly run out of pockets. → Read More

The Moon marks 35 years, spruces up and waits for music to play again

There will be no concert or dance party Saturday night to mark 35 years of The Moon being opened to the public. The live bash will have to wait. → Read More

A song for John Prine, still in his prime

Who knew, in a few short months, theaters would be closed, concerts canceled and Prine, on Sunday night, would be in critical condition in the hospital. → Read More

Coming to Cascades: Dennis DeYoung gives songs of Styx new life on 'Grand Illusion' tour

Dennis DeYoung brings “The Grand Illusion” to Cascades Park on Thursday night with Styx classics such as “Come Sail Away” and “Mr. Roboto.” → Read More

The 2020 lineup for Word of South mixes chefs, politicos, music and more

Alabama-born singer Jamey Johnson (“In Color”) plays the Capital City Amphitheater in Cascades Park on April 3. → Read More

Boyz II Men packs 'a little of everything' for show at Cascades Park

Expect to hear such monster hits as “End of the Road,” “On Bended Knee” and “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday” at Boys II Men show Saturday. → Read More

FSU Opening Nights 2019-2020: St. Paul and the Broken Bones kick off the series

St. Paul and the Broken Bones plays its first show at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall on Monday night to kick off the 2019-2020 Opening Nights series. → Read More

From 1997: Audiences abuzz over 'Ulee's Gold,' tale of Florida beekeeper starring Peter Fonda

"Ulee's Gold" is a film about bees that released in 1997, starring the late Peter Fonda. → Read More

Meet Joshua Bell, the man with the $14-million violin

Bell returns for a recital for Opening Nights in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall on Monday. → Read More

And then do you know what Mark Hinson said ...

Columnist and entertainment writer leaves them laughing. → Read More

Lobbyist falls for big cats: Felines are dangerous but also her life's passion

Mark Hinson interviews animal trainer Gloria Johnson Days before a volunteer was killed by a tiger at Savage Kingdom Rare Feline Breeding Center → Read More

No excuse to stay home: Early 2019 is jumping with concerts in Tallahassee

Concerts by big names and out-of-town talent abound. → Read More

In his final column as Limelight editor, Mark Hinson is visited by three ghosts

Columnist is in Dickensian mood this time around - which is his last time. → Read More