Opening Nights at Florida State University hosted Leon County middle school students for a Sons of Mystro performance on Thursday, Dec. 9 at 10:30 am in FSU’s Opperman Music Hall. Students from Griffin Middle School, Fairview Middle School and Fort Braden School as well as Arts magnet students from Augusta Raa Middle School had the […]
This Opening Nights in Class educational video features musician Royce Lovett conversing with three students about challenges they face in life and how books can inspire discussion, unique ideas and help create new music. Recorded at WFSU in Tallahassee, Florida, this video spotlights Royce’s talent and passion for music, reading and inspiring future generations of […]
Opening Nights at Florida State University has announced its Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 acts ahead of next month’s general ticket release for Fall. Some of the more notable acts include artists Patti LaBelle, Chris Botti and Little River Band with a show from comedian Jay Leno and also The Price is Right Live headlining […]
Florida State University has announced its 2021-2022 lineup for its performance series, Opening Nights. This year, 29 live performances will be coming to Tallahassee this fall. The 2021-2022 season features array of genres, including music, dance, art, theatre, comedy and spoken word.
Despite the pandemic, Opening Nights managed to pull off 14 shows in its 2020-21 season. True, they didn’t have the grandeur of a packed house in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, but a 386-seat socially distant floor plan at The Moon suited those adventurous artists and attendees just fine. After all, these were events. Live events!
Skye Bess is a budding scientist. “I think I have an idea of what I want to do. I want to test theories basically.” She’s been with the Boys and Girls Club for five months. Five months with an organization she said has helped her tremendously. “When I first started going there I was shy. […]
Opening Nights at Florida State University has selected Sally Ash, a visual arts teacher at Woodville School, as its 2021 Arts Advocate Award recipient. This award recognizes a professional educator who demonstrates exemplary work with the arts by leveraging local arts resources. “Ms. Ash is most deserving of the 2021 Arts Advocate Award,” said Michael […]
The “unlikely buddies” were all born in Gadsden County, but over the 30 years and the different life paths they’ve followed, each has carried a nostalgia for the past that seems to linger in the fields around Quincy.
When singer/songwriter Billy Dean returned to Florida after kicking around Nashville for 35 years to be near his 92-year-old mother, he immediately set about finding her a doctor. Dr. Hugh VanLandingham wasn’t accepting new patients, but Dean thought he might make an exception. The two men have Gadsden County roots — and music — in […]
Michael Rosato, the 2021 LeMoyne Arts Chain of Parks artist and muralist, met with FSU students from the College of Entrepreneurship in downtown Tallahassee for a lecture on the entrepreneurial side of being an artist. During this lecture and discussion, Rosato hosted a creative conversation that explores the modern artist’s journey through an ever-evolving industry. […]