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Ticket Sales Open For Seven Days Of Opening Nights 2007
Published December 12, 2006

Rosanne Cash, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Marian McPartland, and more at the ninth season of "Seven Days of Opening Nights", Feb. 12-27, 2007.

A breathtaking journey through the arts awaits audiences for the ninth season of Seven Days of Opening Nights, Feb. 12-27, 2007, and ticket sales are now open to the public.

Topping the itinerary of Florida State University's annual festival of the fine and performing arts are a Rosanne Cash/Kris Kristofferson combo, Rita Coolidge and the John Pizzarelli Quartet, the dance company of Paul Taylor-known as the world's greatest choreographer-and renowned cellist Lynn Harrell with the University Symphony Orchestra.

The whirlwind Seven Days cultural tour includes The Irish Rovers; South Africa's Ladysmith Black Mambazo; Flags of Our Fathers author James Bradley; and actor Joshua Kane's Gothic at Midnight. All-American stops include crossover jazz from The Manhattan Transfer, young piano prodigies with The 5 Browns, and jazz piano veteran Marian McPartland.

Also on the jam-packed schedule: A special Prism concert, the premiere of a film by FSU professors, The Trees Have a Mother: Stories of the Amazon, art exhibits (AfroProvocations at the Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science; More Is More-Maximalist Tendencies in Recent American Painting and Ray Burggraf: Retrospective), and the ever popular free Saturday Matinee of the Arts. The Seven Days festival includes a Healing and the Arts symposium as well as a fringe festival with numerous cultural offerings.

Florida State University, in cooperation with dozens of generous sponsors and members, presents Seven Days of Opening Nights each year to bring world-class artists to the region, not only for the enjoyment of general audiences but also to work with students through master classes, lectures, readings, exhibits and other discipline-specific experiences.

Tickets are available through the FSU Fine Arts Ticket Office, 850-644-6500.

The complete schedule:

2/12 Prism: Special Edition III, Ruby Diamond Auditorium, FSU

2/13 Healing and the Arts, Conradi Theatre, FSU
2/14 Paul Taylor Dance Company, Ruby Diamond Auditorium, FSU
2/16 Art Exhibit Openings, Museum of Fine Arts, FSU
2/16 The Irish Rovers, Ruby Diamond Auditorium, FSU
2/17 Marian McPartland Trio, Turner Auditorium, Tallahassee Community College
2/19 James Bradley, University Center Ballroom, FSU
2/20 Rita Coolidge and the John Pizzarelli Quartet, Ruby Diamond Auditorium, FSU
2/21 Gothic at Midnight, Turner Auditorium, Tallahassee Community College
2/22 The 5 Browns, Ruby Diamond Auditorium, FSU
2/23 The Manhattan Transfer, Ruby Diamond Auditorium, FSU
2/24 Saturday Matinee of the Arts, Tallahassee Museum
2/24 Rosanne Cash and Kris Kristofferson, Ruby Diamond Auditorium, FSU
2/25 The Trees Have a Mother, Student Life Theatre, FSU
2/26 AfroProvocations, Opening Reception, Mary Brogan Museum of Art and Science
2/26 Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Kleman Plaza, Downtown Tallahassee
2/27 Lynn Harrell with the University Symphony Orchestra, Ruby Diamond Auditorium, FSU

Florida State University introduced Seven Days of Opening Nights, a festival of the fine and performing arts, in 1999. Since its in