Mimi Herman, a Kennedy Center Teaching Artist and the 2017 North Carolina Piedmont Laureate, spent a week in 4th and 5th grade classrooms at Apalachee Tapestry Magnet School of the Arts in the Fall of 2017 to teach students and teachers to fall in love with writing, especially their own. Fourth grade students in Ms. Laing’s […]
Glenis Redmond, an award-winning performance poet, praise poet, educator, and writer from North Carolina, focuses on providing teachers techniques to help improve student’s writing and speaking skills through poetry. During June 2017, teachers studied ways to involve students memorizing and performing their poems to further communicate the written word with appropriate voice projection, physical stance […]
From the Director Michael Blachly The performing arts bring a community together for a shared experience. The arts can also do so much more. They can provide an escape, entertainment, inspiration, education, and a way to help heal a community. Given the devastating impacts of Hurricane Michael on the Big Bend, “Opening Nights in Class” […]
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.
From the Director Michael Blachly I hope you enjoy the first issue of ONews. Once a month we will share a variety of news and noteworthy stories about Opening Nights and the performing arts. September is National Classical Music Month. In honor, we are highlighting the classical musicians coming to Opening Nights this season. In […]
For the first time ever, A.J. Croce will be coming to Tallahassee on September 27 for his Croce Plays Croce tour, creating a memorable concert experience that celebrates both his own music and that of his father, the late troubadour Jim Croce. The Nashville-based singer/songwriter who has charted 17 Top 20 singles in his own […]
Florida State University’s Opening Nights and Leon County Schools teamed up this week to offer elementary and middle school teachers a creative new tool to teach math, in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center’s Partners in Education program.
Florida State University’s Opening Nights and Leon County Schools teamed up to offer elementary and middle school teachers a creative new tool to teach math, in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center’s Partners in Education program.
Opening Nights and Leon County Schools teamed up to offer about 40 elementary and middle school teachers a creative new tool to teach math, in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center’s Partners in Education program. Stacy Weaver, a performing arts teacher who leads the dance program at Raa Middle School in Tallahassee, said she […]