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!
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A global pandemic has not hampered Opening Nights at Florida State University’s ability to provide students impactful educational programs. The university-based performing arts presenter adjusted by offering its Opening Nights in Class programming virtually rather than in person. “The pandemic has required us to make adjustments to our in-class educational offerings,” said Michael Blachly, Opening […]
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – Sunday, 100 members of the Boys & Girls Club of the Big Bend will be able to attend the Florida State University PRISM concert for free due to a grant from the Walmart Foundation, Opening Nights at Florida State University said in a Friday press release. PRISM is part of FSU’s […]
A grant from the Walmart Foundation is enabling 100 members of the Boys & Girls Club of the Big Bend to attend the PRISM show, part of Opening Nights at Florida State University, at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 11. The Boys & Girls Club members will also be provided lunch and enjoy an educational program […]