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COCA on the Go: Come enjoy a ballet with live music at FSU

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 […]

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein and dancers are ready to rock Bach at Opening Nights

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 […]

Opening Nights and Walmart Enhance Arts Education at Local Schools

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 […]

Florida State University Announces New Director of Opening Nights Performing Arts Program

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 […]