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Sunday
Oct282012

Captivated by bamboo flute, Ryan Sullivan learns the shakuhachi, will perform duet

COCA Notes from TLH Magazine 
by Randi Atwood
10/28/12

Tallahassee native Ryan Sullivan, 28, studies and plays a musical instrument most people have probably never heard of: the shakuhachi flute.

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Sunday
Oct282012

Q & A with candidate

A few artful questions from COCA for Halsey Beshears, candidate for Florida House, District 7.

Q: Do you own any original art?  

A: Brian Chamberlain is a local artist who painted an original of my hunting dog and my friend, Chuck. Brian is an extremely talented wildlife artist who lives in Monticello and has done work all over the Southeast. Thatis the only original I have.

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Sunday
Oct212012

'Crazies About Halloween'

COCA Notes from TLH Magazine 
by Randi Atwood
10/21/12

"Name a year, I’ll give you a place," says Ann Durham, educator at the Tallahassee Museum and lover of all things unusual. "I was an army brat. I lived everywhere from Texas to the Azore Islands, but I’ve been in Tallahassee since 1981, and it's home now." 

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Sunday
Oct212012

A few artful questions from COCA for...Tabitha Frazier

A few artful questions from COCA for Tabitha Frazier, candidate for re-election for Leon Soil and Water Conservation Supervisor, District 3.

Q: Do you own any original art?  

A:  I have several pieces of original art, mostly photographs and paintings. My current favorite is a folk art piece by Janet Moses that I bought at her gallery in Madison, Florida.

 

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Sunday
Oct142012

Kevin Covert: FSU launched his theater career

COCA Notes from TLH Magazine 
by Randi Atwood
10/14/12

"I was a dancer first, before I became an actor," says Kevin Covert, the Broadway veteran and FSU alumnus who is currently a visiting artist at the School of Theatre. "It was the typical chorus line story. When I was little, I saw my sister dancing so I started jumping around, imitating her." 

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Sunday
Oct142012

A few artful questions from COCA for.... Peter Williams

A few artful questions from COCA for Peter Williams, candidate for State Attorney.

Q: Can you play a musical instrument?  

A:  I played piano as a child but did not master it, and now my kids (ages 6 to 10) are much better than I am.

 

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Sunday
Oct072012

Boats steered Ken Fredrickson into technical theater

COCA Notes from TLH Magazine 
by Nora Bonner
10/7/12

Ken Fredrickson’s backstage career started when he was 18 years old at Hartnell College in Salinas, Calif. He enrolled in a technical theater course, aspiring to work as a roadie on tour, setting up lights and sound for a rock band. His plans changed, though, after he started spending time with the college’s theater community."

 

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Sunday
Oct072012

A few artful questions from COCA for... William Helmich

A few artful questions from COCA for William Helmich, Candidate for Leon Soil & Water Conservation, District 5.

Q: Do you own any original art?  

A:  Yes, various paintings and sculptures. My favorite is a bowl by Tallahassee’s own Lucas VanSickle. 

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Sunday
Sep302012

Emotions take wing in Susan Peacock's paintings

COCA Notes from TLH Magazine 
by Laura Steadham Smith
9/30/12

"I usually begin my paintings with a feeling," explains Tallahassee artist Susan Peacock. "And then I’ll paint them over 50 times before I’m happy with them."

 

 

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Sunday
Sep302012

A few artful questions from COCA for ...John Shaw

A few artful questions from COCA for John Shaw, candidate for State Senate, District 3.

Q: Can you play a musical instrument?  

A:  The first instrument I learned how to play was the cello, actually. I began taking lessons when I was in fifth grade, and continued up through about seventh grade. It was only a few years ago that I decided to try it out once more, so I rented a new one from one of the local music shops. It was fun to play on, but … let's just say I'm no Yo-Yo Ma.

 

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Sunday
Sep232012

Shannon O’Bryan has dramatic impact on and off the stage

COCA Notes from TLH Magazine
by Billy Hallal
9/23/12

When Shannon O’Bryan first moved to Tallahassee in 1999, she looked for a folk dance troupe to join. She never expected to create and operate her own performing arts dance studio and school. 

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Sunday
Sep232012

A few artful questions from COCA for...Martha Lang

A few artful questions from COCA for Martha Lang, candidate for Leon Soil & Water Conservation, District 1.

Q: Can you play a musical instrument?  

A:  When I was much younger, I played the violin for about four years. My teacher moved away, so my lessons ended. I do miss playing music, so I may pick it up again in the future, or try out a new instrument — perhaps the keyboard.

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Friday
Sep212012

Painting Paradise: An exhibition at the airport gallery from Sept. 12 to Nov. 5

After the Rain by Jill Quadagno / Special to the ChronicleSpecial to the Chronicle
Written by
Amanda Karioth Thompson
9/20/12

Plein Air painting refers to an approach of creating artwork outdoors, on location. This firsthand observation, allows artists like Jennifer Clinard and Jill Quadagno to capture atmospheric conditions, light and the beautiful scenery that surrounds us in North Florida. These two artists have an essential spontaneity which they use to record and interpret the mood, mystery and uniqueness of our rapidly disappearing wild places.

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Sunday
Sep162012

Jennifer Clinard sets the scene in film, art

COCA Notes from TLH Magazine
by Randi Atwood
9/16/12

When 10-year-old Jennifer Clinard started the "Mona Lisa Art Club" with her best friend, she never expected her artistic ability would lead her to a 30-year career as a scenic painter in theater and film.

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Sunday
Sep162012

A few artful questions from COCA for ...Kirk Headley-Perdue

A few artful questions from COCA for Kirk Headly-Perdue, candidate for County Commission, District 2.

Q: Can you play a musical instrument?  

A: How I wish I could! Unfortunately, my musical talent extends only as far as enjoying the musical talents of others.

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Thursday
Sep132012

Painting Paradise: Landscapes by Jennifer Clinard & Jill Quadagno

Twilight at Alligator Point by Jill QuadagnoA new exhibit at the Artport Gallery from September 12 - November 5, 2012

Plein Air painting refers to an approach of creating artwork outdoors, on location.  This firsthand observation, allows artists like Jennifer Clinard and Jill Quadagno to capture atmospheric conditions, light, and the beautiful scenery that surrounds us in North Florida. These two artists have an essential spontaneity which they use to record and interpret the mood, mystery and uniqueness of our rapidly disappearing wild places.

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Thursday
Sep132012

We’ve Got Art in Public Places

Snapshot: We've Got Art in Public Places
Tallahassee Magazine
September-October 2012
by Jason Dehart

Public art is all around us in Tallahassee. You just need to look up from whatever you’re doing long enough to see and appreciate it. It’s in our parks and on our sidewalks. It decorates City Hall and the airport. It enlightens us, gets us to ask questions and brightens our world.

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Monday
Sep102012

For John Parks, nothing beats playing percussion with the TSO

COCA Notes from TLH Magazine
by Randi Atwood
9/9/12

John Parks, associate professor of percussion at Florida State University and principal percussionist for the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, started off as a pianist.

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Monday
Sep102012

A few artful questions from COCA for...Leon County Commissioner Jane Sauls

A few artful questions from COCA for Leon County Commissioner Jane Sauls.

Q: Can you play a musical instrument?  

A: I played the flute and piccolo in my high school band, but no longer play them. I occasionally play the piano.

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Monday
Sep032012

Lawyer’s guitar dreams live in Sarah Mac Band

COCA Notes from TLH Magazine
by Randi Atwood
9/2/12

Charlie Vanture is an attorney practicing personal injury law by day, and a musician on the side.

"Or maybe I’m a lawyer on the side," he laughs. "I can never figure out which."

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