In a Facebook Live event Wednesday, FSU President John Thrasher and Opening Nights Director Michael Blachly announced the first headliner of the 2018-2019 season: the Temptations and the Four Tops.
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.
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 […]
First things first: Patti LuPone, who won a Tony Award starring as the title character in “Evita” on Broadway,” will not sing “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” when she visits Opening Nights next week.
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,” […]