Cellist, singer, songwriter, storyteller, Shana Tucker is a woman of many talents. In fact, she’s had to invent new words to encompass it all. She recently visited with students at Pineview Elementary School and offered a “SongStories” “informance” highlighting her self-described musical genre “ChamberSoul.”
What happens when hip hop meets ballet? You get the Hiplet Ballerinas. The Chicago-based troupe performed Thursday evening at the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall as part of the Florida State University Opening Nights in Class series. But before the ballerinas’ energetic entrance on stage that evening, they took time to do a midday show for […]
AT&T is donating $10,000 to Opening Nights at Florida State University to help provide enhanced cultural arts programming for Leon County high school students. With AT&T’s support, Opening Nights is bringing artists from two different continents to Tallahassee as part of its “Opening Nights in Class” initiative. Singer-songwriter Graeme James of New Zealand will perform […]
Opening Nights at Florida State University has announced that a $250,000 endowed gift by Kelly and Laurie Dozier will enable Opening Nights to collaborate with LeMoyne’s Chain of Parks Art Festival to provide enhanced cultural arts programming for the Tallahassee community.
In their 134th season of entertaining audiences, the Boston Pops orchestra brought their renowned magnetism and talent to Tallahassee to honor and enjoy the work of legendary composer, John Williams.
When internationally acclaimed, Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell first performed in Tallahassee in 2002, the Opening Nights performing arts series booked him at the DoubleTree Hotel in the heart of downtown.
Terrie Young has a playful personality, a sparkling smile and a love of the arts. An eighth-grader at Gretchen Everhart School, he uses a wheelchair to get from place to place but he also enjoys a more expressive type of movement.
No, it’s true: Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, whose coronation as the ”king and queen of banjo” would come courtesy of Paste magazine, met at a square dance. From there, the celebrated pickers began to collaborate, musically and otherwise, married, and became a Grammy-winning duo.
When Jimmy Webb arrived at Johnny Rivers Music in the mid-1960s, he had unrecorded songs in his pocket, including a ballad that Frank Sinatra would call the “best torch song ever written.” Rivers immediately recognized “By the Time I Get to Phoenix” as a stone cold hit. But with a song of his own, “Poor […]
The South African Gospel group paid a visit to Godby High School on Wednesday morning, singing selections from their program, honoring Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday.