In the cacophony of everyday life, the music summoned by stringed instruments presents elements that are pure and often moving. The Danish String Quartet embodies the beauty and power of music — creating a moment, a feeling, without so much as speaking a word, instead allowing their instruments to do the communicating.
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 […]
To mark its 20th anniversary, Opening Nights has put together a diverse season of best-in-class artists, popular favorites and past Opening Nights performers.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – Hundreds of people gathered at the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall for a special tribute to Ray Charles. Saxophonist Maceo Parker performed To ray with Love on Monday night at Florida State University. It’s a tribute to honor charles, the Ray Charles Orchestra and the Raelettes.
In the late ‘80s, Ray Charles played two back-to-back shows in one night at Florida State’s Ruby Diamond Auditorium. I was invited to interview Brother Ray in his dressing room after the shows and I eagerly signed on.
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,” […]
In 2011, singer China Forbes, of Pink Martini and “Hey Eugene!” fame, had to have surgery on her vocal cords. The band was left in the lurch because it had four sold-out gigs booked at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The gigs were just a few days away. Pink Martini pianist and band leader […]
Opening Nights Performing Arts North Florida School Tour makes a trip to Maclay for traditional Chinese music and art performance. Read More
Opening Nights Performing Arts North Florida School Tour makes a trip to Maclay for traditional Chinese music and art performance.
Pink Martini lead singer China Forbes has just been diagnosed, by Dr. Brett Andres, an orthopedic and Fracture Specialist in Portland, Oregon, with a tear of the rotator cuff that requires urgent surgical treatment. A full recovery is expected, but the delicacy of recovery process will prohibit Ms. Forbes from traveling for solo concerts or […]