St. Petersburg resident Eugenie Bondurant has been hired to play Tigris in The Hunger Games, Mockingjay Part 2, the blockbuster movie franchise's concluding chapter. This is certainly a career booster. Bondurant, 53, has a scant filmography compared to her future co-stars Jennifer Lawrence and the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, with screen credits including "Weeping Woman" in 1999's Fight Club, and "Patio Mom" in a sentimental TV movie directed by the late Christopher Reeve. She's also an accomplished stage actor, model and singer, often performing a cabaret act with her husband, Paul Wilborn, executive director of the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg. She's also involved with various charities and teaching at the Straz Center's Patel Conservatory. Bondurant's character Tigris is a former stylist in Panem, ousted by President Snow (Donald Sutherland), who shelters Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) and other rebels against the government. She'll be the one with the tiger-striped facial tattoos. Mockingjay Part 2 is slated for release on Nov. 20, 2015. — Steve Persall, Times movie critic
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TAMPA — The Florida Orchestra wraps up its final masterworks concert of the season with a masterfully complex Johannes Brahms piano concerto and Ludwig van Beethoven’s warmly accessible Symphony No. 6, commonly known as the "Pastoral."Friday’s sold-o...
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Florida Orchestra Masterworks: In the season finale, the orchestra performs Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony, under the direction of Michael Francis and accompanied by pianist Javier Perianes. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Cle...
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Local artist Boo Ehrsam remembers seeing the photo in the news years ago. "It was this dark, empty street, and an egret flying away," she said. "The caption read, ‘Will the last one to leave St. Pete please turn out the lights.’ " That ...
om Wolfe’s best writing lifted real people into legend: car designers and astronauts and disciples of LSD. With that writing, Wolfe lifted himself into legend as well.The author of 16 books, including such bestsellers as The Right Stuff and The Bonfi...
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