Music, where did it all begin? Going back to the 14th century B.C., most historians point to Hurrian Hymn No. 6 as the oldest song. It was about the Goddess Nikkal and the lyrics were found on clay tablets in Northern Syria. Since those early jams, we have seen it all in music: Elvis, the […]
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Opening Nights at Florida State University (Online) begins at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2. This free virtual concert is an exclusive video celebration of timeless Gilbert and Sullivan favorites. Filmed this summer from locations throughout the United States, delight in the fun and variety of the performances, and the opportunity to see and hear everything up […]
The COVID-19 Era has presented all of us with countless challenges, and the world of the performing arts is no different. The safety of artists and audiences, as well as the logistical obstacles brought on by the need for social distancing have made producing a season and managing travel and crews difficult. Nonetheless, Opening Nights […]
Opening Nights at Florida State University’s release of its new season feels a little like a “Save the Date” card. Well, not exactly. Because there aren’t any dates. The performing arts presenter — which brings top musicians, comedians, dance and theater companies, writers and other artists to Tallahassee — announced its 2020-2021 slate of performers […]
When feeling somber or when confronted by events that may be hard to process or interpret, Michael Blachly reverts to what he calls his comfort music: songs that were meaningful to him when he was evolving into the person he would become. On Memorial Day, Blachly was grilling and exchanged messages with a best friend […]
Opening Nights at Florida State University has selected Christopher Small, principal at Augusta Raa Middle School, as its 2020 Arts Advocate Award recipient.
George Hinchliffe’s father, a self-employed trucker who owned his own rig, was owed money by a customer whose business was struggling. The customer, as a way of trying to settle up, “suggested that my dad visit his warehouse and load his truck with anything of value he might find there,” Hinchliffe said. “He did and […]
The artistry is in full tilt this month for Opening Nights at Florida State University. First up this week is the all-male Les Ballets Trockadero De Monte Carlo, known as The Trocks. The group performed in Tallahassee for Opening Nights in 2015 with a program that lovingly skewered and mercilessly lampooned classical ballet.