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Bobby Rush at Bradfordville Blues Club

The legendary King of the Chitlin Circuit, Bobby Rush, returns to the cozy confines of the Bradfordville Blues Club for a solo show at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20. Two-time Grammy Award winner, six-time Grammy Nominee, 14-time Blues Music Award winner, B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, Blues Hall of Fame member, Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame, and Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame inductee and global headliner, Rush spent decades on the Chitlin Circuit, including many stops at the BBC. Rush now makes a small club appearance as a favor to the BBC faithful who have supported him over the years. The 88-year-old icon of traditional blues hasn’t forgotten his friends in Tallahassee.

Theatre Tallahassee is presenting Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” Jan. 19-22, 2023.

Theatre Tallahassee brings “The Tempest,” the classic work by William Shakespeare, ashore this weekend at the theater, 1861 Thomasville Road, with shows at 8 p.m. Jan. 19-21 and at 2 p.m. Jan. 22 and again next weekend. Dip into the story of a man robbed of his position, power and wealth, left by his enemies in isolation on an island. But this is no ordinary man, and this no ordinary island. Prospero is a magician, able to control the very elements and bend nature to his will. When a sail appears on the horizon, he reaches out across the ocean to the ship that carries the men who wronged him. Creating a vast magical storm he wrecks the ship and washes his enemies up on the shore. Visit theatretallahassee.org.


Voctave checks in for Opening Nights

A cappella sensation Voctave takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall for Opening Nights. Tickets are $30-$45, available at openingnights.fsu.edu. The group has had over 150 million social media views of their videos, and their latest album, “The Spirit of the Season, Deluxe Edition,” reached No. 6 on the Billboard charts. Formed in 2015 by producer and arranger Jamey Ray, the voices that bring their arrangements to life represent a wealth of diverse backgrounds and musical experiences. Hailing from Central Florida, the 11 members of Voctave have performed across the globe and appear on countless recordings.

Caissie Levy Performs at Young Actors Theatre and School for the Performing Arts

Grammy-nominated Broadway artist Caissie Levy arrives at Young Actors Theatre and School for the Performing Arts, 609 Glenview Drive, for two intimate benefit concerts at 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20. The concerts are supported by Word of South Festival, and ticket proceeds will establish the budget for a movie musical and immersive educational experience for students.Levy serves as an executive producer of the film, and her husband, Tallahassee-native and Broadway vet David Reiser, is the writer and composer of the piece, “Joni & the Whale.” Levy currently appears on Broadway in Tom Stoppard’s new play, “Leopoldstadt,” a New York Times Critics Pick. She has starred in eight Broadway productions, notably as the original Elsa in Disney’s “Frozen” and Fantine in the revival of “Les Misérables.” “It’s exciting to lend my voice to support a project inspired by my husband David’s life growing up in Tallahassee, and work with him to invest in the next generation of talent with Young Actors Theatre,” Levy said. Visit youngactorstheatre.com.

Tony Young and the Young Bucks @ Seinyard @ Rock Landing

The Young Bucks will be playing in Wakulla County from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20 at the Seinyard at Rock Landing in Panacea overlooking beautiful Dickerson Bay. Lead singer Tony Young, guitarist Stuart Ledbetter, bassist Aaron Sorin and drummer Tom Corbett will be performing country and Southern rock favorites on the venue’s covered and enclosed deck. The Seinyard at Rock Landing, 99 Rock Landing Road, offers local seafood, is open to all ages, and there is no cover charge. For more information, call 850-713-0020.

Avis Berry performs at Rio Carrabelle on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2021

Talented Tallahassee vocalist Avis Berry and a jazz quartet for Ballads & Bossa Nova, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Rio Carrabelle, 102 St James Ave. (Hwy 98) in Carrabelle. While being immersed in the sounds of these talented musical artists, guests will be surrounded by the works of a group of gifted visual artists. The striking paintings of Roger Leonard are featured along with works by wonderful artists Pat Moore, Bill Owen, Joe Kotzman, and Bo May. Tickets, $22, are on sale at RioCarrabelle.com for $22.

Trey & BK @ Southwood

“Trey and BK,” a duo featuring Barry Kaye of the former dueling pianos and Trey Grauer, a long time Tallahassee guitar slinger will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at 3750 Grove Park Drive, featuring classic pop and country hits. There is no cover, and a full bar and restaurant is available. Call 850-942-4653 for reservations. At 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, Great Oaks Pub will be cutting a rug with “Swing Dance” part II, featuring host and instructor Mike “Pearl Hester, former second place finisher in  World competition swing dancing in Nashville. Great Oaks Pub will be sponsoring Bingo Night for the “First Tee” organization at 6 p.m. Jan. 26. This groups helps kids of all ages learn the advantages of playing golf.