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COCA Spotlight: Photographer’s everyday objects bloom into surreal images

Abstract photographer Carter Magar peers through her camera lens to adjust the manual focus.

By: Amanda Sieradzki, COCA | December 17, 2018

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COCA Spotlight: Designers ‘get to the heart of a problem’

As another successful Design Week Tallahassee draws to a close, organizer and graphic designer Brittany Gress reflects on her goals for next year’s event

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COCA Spotlight: The Holocaust: ‘Everybody’s story is a miracle of survival’

As founder and former Vice President of the Holocaust Education Resource Council (HERC), Rita Blank firmly believes in learning, reaffirming and sharing our cultural and personal histories.

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Tunes for tots

When imagining an ensemble of musicians, rarely do babbling babies and teetering toddlers come to mind.

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COCA Spotlight: Harvesting History

History is alive for Trampas Alderman, the Museum of Florida History’s curator and supervisor for education and public engagement. He didn’t fall in love with the stories of the southeastern United States at a museum exhibit or from a book.

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CHANCE to DANCE

Referred to worldwide as “Lord of the Dance,” Rudolf Nureyev was one of the greatest male ballet dancers in history. Though he came from humble beginnings, at his death in 1993, his estate was worth $21 million.

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COCA Spotlight: Florida Guitar Festival all about joys of music

For the first time in Tallahassee, 60 guitarists from all around the state will strum together and present music like composer Sergio Assad’s seminal work, “The Walls” as a classical guitar orchestra.