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
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 […]
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – Another COCA On-the-Go segment, where we are highlighting arts and culture in the community. This week’s segment spotlighted the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at Florida State University. The company is recognized as a major leader in the national field of dance and provides artists in residence with access to critical resources […]
Classical concert pianist Simone Dinnerstein usually has the stage to herself when she performs J.S. Bach’s immortal “Goldberg Variations” — and no one else alive can play Bach’s brilliant showpiece quite like Dinnerstein. When Dinnerstein returns to Opening Nights this weekend at Florida State, the pianist will have plenty of company onstage when she and […]
The man with the horn is back. Pulitzer Prize-winning jazz legend Wynton Marsalis, who is a semi-regular visitor to Tallahassee, returns for a “Big Band Holidays” show with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. The concert, which is part of the Opening Nights festival at Florida […]
When the talented mandolin player Chris Thile (pronounced Thee-lee) was in town on Oct. 24 for a concert at the Opening Nights Performing Arts festival, he addressed The Year’s Scariest Holiday. It was just days away, he warned.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Opening Nights at Florida State University and Walmart partnered to enhance arts programming for Leon and Jefferson county students through the North Florida School Tour. The “Echoes of Nature” program, sponsored by Walmart, introduced more than 1,500 students to traditional Chinese art and music. “Walmart continues to proudly sponsor Opening Nights North Florida […]
When the sublime Brazilian jazz and pop singer Luciana Souza made her debut at the Opening Nights Performing Arts in the winter of 2011, she cast a whispery musical spell over a packed house.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Opening Nights at Florida State University has selected Michael Blachly as the new director of the university’s performing arts program. Blachly, who brings four decades of experience to FSU, will start his new position Nov. 17. “Michael is highly respected in the performing arts field and brings a wealth of talent and expertise […]