Florida State University’s Opening Nights and Leon County Schools teamed up this week to offer elementary and middle school teachers a creative new tool to teach math, in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center’s Partners in Education program.
In 2011, singer China Forbes, of Pink Martini and “Hey Eugene!” fame, had to have surgery on her vocal cords. The band was left in the lurch because it had four sold-out gigs booked at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The gigs were just a few days away. Pink Martini pianist and band leader […]
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – Another COCA On-the-Go segment, where we are highlighting arts and culture in the community. This week’s segment spotlighted the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at Florida State University. The company is recognized as a major leader in the national field of dance and provides artists in residence with access to critical resources […]
Classical concert pianist Simone Dinnerstein usually has the stage to herself when she performs J.S. Bach’s immortal “Goldberg Variations” — and no one else alive can play Bach’s brilliant showpiece quite like Dinnerstein. When Dinnerstein returns to Opening Nights this weekend at Florida State, the pianist will have plenty of company onstage when she and […]
The man with the horn is back. Pulitzer Prize-winning jazz legend Wynton Marsalis, who is a semi-regular visitor to Tallahassee, returns for a “Big Band Holidays” show with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. The concert, which is part of the Opening Nights festival at Florida […]
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – Another COCA Connection segment, where we are highlighting arts and culture in the community. This week’s segment spotlighted the School of Dance at Florida State University’s farewell and benefit concert called the Suzanne Farrell Ballet.
When the talented mandolin player Chris Thile (pronounced Thee-lee) was in town on Oct. 24 for a concert at the Opening Nights Performing Arts festival, he addressed The Year’s Scariest Holiday. It was just days away, he warned.
When the sublime Brazilian jazz and pop singer Luciana Souza made her debut at the Opening Nights Performing Arts in the winter of 2011, she cast a whispery musical spell over a packed house.
Fans who helped make La La Land an Oscar-winning blockbuster understand that memorable, well-crafted songs capture hearts. Pink Martini, coming to Ruby Diamond Concert Hall courtesy of Opening Nights, performs memorable, well-crafted songs that capture hearts across the globe in25 languages.
Sierra Hull is one part Loretta Lynn, one part Chris Thile and many parts musical invention. Who knows what she will have summoned forth by the time she performs in Panama City on Dec. 9?