TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) – Hundreds of people gathered at the Ruby Diamond Concert Hall for a special tribute to Ray Charles. Saxophonist Maceo Parker performed To ray with Love on Monday night at Florida State University. It’s a tribute to honor charles, the Ray Charles Orchestra and the Raelettes.
In the late ‘80s, Ray Charles played two back-to-back shows in one night at Florida State’s Ruby Diamond Auditorium. I was invited to interview Brother Ray in his dressing room after the shows and I eagerly signed on.
Novelist, essayist and cultural critic David Shields (“The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead”) will share his thoughts during a talk at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Florida State Alumni Center Ballroom, 1030 W. Tennessee St. Shields, whose other books include “Reality Hunger” and “I Think You’re Totally Wrong: A Quarrel,” […]
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
Opening Nights Performing Arts North Florida School Tour makes a trip to Maclay for traditional Chinese music and art performance.
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 […]