Charlie Albright

Professor Heidi Louise Williams, with her colleagues and piano performance majors from the Keyboard Area joined Charlie Albright onstage at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall for a master class. Students received valuable interpretive insights from the artist and were also coached on the art of improvisation. A wholehearted thank you to Charlie Albright for inspiring us […]

Sons of Mystro

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 […]

Royce Lovett

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 […]

FSU’s Opening Nights announces 2021-2022 season lineup, ticket sale dates

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 […]

Patti LaBelle, Jay Leno, Itzhak Perlman to headline Opening Nights 2021-22 season

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!

Boys & Girls Club tours Aero-Propulsion, Mechatronics and Energy Building

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. […]

Leon County Schools visual arts teacher receives Opening Nights at Florida State Arts Advocate Award

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 […]

Tallahassee physicians, Billy Dean will perform together at The Moon

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 […]