Walmart Foundations grant allowing 100 Boys & Girls Club of the Big Bend members to attend FSU PRISM concert for free

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – Sunday, 100 members of the Boys & Girls Club of the Big Bend will be able to attend the Florida State University PRISM concert for free due to a grant from the Walmart Foundation, Opening Nights at Florida State University said in a Friday press release. PRISM is part of FSU’s […]

Boys & Girls Club members get a trip to PRISM concert courtesy of Walmart

A grant from the Walmart Foundation is enabling 100 members of the Boys & Girls Club of the Big Bend to attend the PRISM show, part of Opening Nights at Florida State University, at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 11. The Boys & Girls Club members will also be provided lunch and enjoy an educational program […]

Things to do in Tallahassee: Opening Nights plays it loud, BBC has birthday bash

Featuring students from the world-renowned Florida State University College of Music, this annual favorite brings the sights and sounds of FSU to the stage at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 11, at the Tucker Civic Center. PRISM offers a wide array of entertainment from Chamber Winds, Symphonic Band, jazz ensembles, the Marching Chiefs, and many more […]

Things to do: Streetlight Cadence lights up Opening Nights; TSO plays virtual finale

Florida State University’s Opening Nights kicks off the weekend with Streetlight Cadence, which takes the spotlight at The Moon, 1105 E. Lafayette St., at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 27. Fans of Mumford and Sons and The Lumineers will enjoy the spirited ensemble featuring banjo, violin, cello and rich vocals. This fun, alternative folk group is […]

Catch Opening Nights: Help pick out the songs for Max Weinberg’s Jukebox show

Drum roll, please. Florida State University’s Opening Nights presents Mighty Max and his four-piece band for a rollicking show at The Moon, 1105 E Lafayette St., at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March, 4. Rock to your favorite songs in Max Weinberg’s Jukebox. Florida artist Weinberg, best known as “Mighty Max,” is the long-time drummer for Bruce […]

Black Violin Virtual Programming

A global pandemic has not hampered Opening Nights at Florida State University’s ability to provide students impactful educational programs. The university-based performing arts presenter adjusted by offering its Opening Nights in Class programming virtually rather than in person. “The pandemic has required us to make adjustments to our in-class educational offerings,” said Michael Blachly, Opening […]

Black Violin breaks down color barriers in virtual show for fourth graders

With influences ranging from Shostakovich and Bach to Nas and Jay-Z, stereotype-smashing Black Violin breaks the rules, blending classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass to create a sound they call “classical boom.” Black Violin is an American hip hop duo from Fort Lauderdale, composed of classically trained violist and violinist Wil B. and Kev Marcus […]

LeMoyne unveils artist for 2021 Chain of Parks Art Festival

he Chain of Parks Art Festival unveiled the 2021 Festival Cover Artist during its annual soiree on Jan. 21, 2021, hosted by LeMoyne Arts. The event was a time to thank donors and loyal Festival supporters in preparation for the newly expanded weeks-long celebration planned for April. Festival organizers introduced cover art by Nashville artist […]