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Seven Days of Opening Nights announces 2009 season

Singer Dianne Reeves and author David Sedaris are among the performers slated for Seven Days 2009.

Seven Days of Opening Nights, Florida State's annual festival of the fine and performing arts, will go on the road for its 2009 season, set for February 13 through March 1, with a special add-on performance April 16. Since FSU's Ruby Diamond Auditorium is undergoing renovation, Seven Days performances have been scheduled at 10 venues in and around Tallahassee.

With musical acts that together form a celebration of American roots music, plus a tragedy/comedy meld of Shakespeare and The Simpsons, flamenco dance, indie film, Pulitzer-Prize winning authors, touring art exhibits from the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art and more, Seven Days 2009 offers an eclectic, exciting mix of events.

Slated for Seven Days 2009:

February 13   Opening Reception and Exhibitions, Museum of Fine Arts, FSU
February 13   The Blind Boys of Alabama & Mavis Staples, Bethel AME Church
February 16   Author Junot Diaz, University Center Club Ballroom, FSU
February 17   Noche Flamenca, Nancy Smith-Fichter Dance Theatre, FSU
February 18   Noche Flamenca, Nancy Smith-Fichter Dance Theatre, FSU
February 19   Singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin, The Moon
February 20   MacHomer performed by Rick Miller, TCC
February 21   MacHomer performed by Rick Miller, TCC
February 22   Pianist Simone Dinnerstein, Pebble Hill Plantation, Thomasville
February 23   Pianist Simone Dinnerstein, Opperman Music Hall, FSU
February 24   Dianne Reeves & the Marcus Roberts Trio, Lee Hall, FAMU
February 26   Turtle Island String Quartet, TCC
February 27   Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Christian Heritage Church
February 28   Sundance Film Festival director Geoffrey Gilmore, Student Life Cinema, FSU
March 1   Dr. John and the Lower 11 and the Neville Brothers, The Moon
April 16   Author and commentator David Sedaris, University Center Club Ballroom, FSU


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