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.
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When Mandy Harvey walked onto the stage at Opperman Music Hall, most of the elementary and middle school students clapped to welcome her. But some students raised their hands, spread their fingers and shook their hands back and forth — the American Sign Language symbol for applause.
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Opening Nights Performing Arts at Florida State University returns for its 21st season. For more visit openingnights.fsu.edu
Nashville based musician A.J. Croce will perform a special musical set of his late father Jim Croce’s biggest hits.