Opening Nights receives $250,000 gift, will collaborate with Chain of Parks

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.

Gender-bending Taylor Mac is taking a sweeping survey of pop music

There are ambitious shows and then there’s Taylor Mac’s “A 24-Decade History of Popular Music,” which originally ran for 24 hours and covered pop songs from 1776 to the current day. We’re talking battle marches from the Revolutionary War, minstrel-show tunes, murder ballads, Stephen Foster, Great Depression-era weepers, World War II rallying cries, disco thumpers […]

Latin band makes cultural connections at Fort Braden

The acclaimed Latin band Orkesta Mendoza has performed in theaters and auditoriums all over the world but rarely in school cafeterias. More than 320 Fort Braden elementary and middle school students were treated to a live concert by the Tucson-based musicians as part of an educational outreach program offered by Opening Nights Performing Arts at […]

Best Bets: Catch music and a few good stories

Novelist, essayist and cultural critic David Shields (“The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead”) will share his thoughts during a talk at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Florida State Alumni Center Ballroom, 1030 W. Tennessee St. Shields, whose other books include “Reality Hunger” and “I Think You’re Totally Wrong: A Quarrel,” […]