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The Tallahassee Symphony publishes a literary tribute to the artistry of its hometown

Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra

Not many symphony orchestras are also in the book publishing business, but Tallahassee's Symphony is. The orchestra launched its very first book on Sunday, Nov. 19.

The book is entitled: "T is for Tallahassee: The ABCs of our Musical Community." It's illustrated by 26 local visual artists, including Eluster Richardson:

"This is a brilliant idea to bring Tallahassee artists, joined at the hip, and focus on how wonderful Tallahassee is through music."

And Marina Brown:

"It's all done under the auspices of the Tallahassee Symphony, that they would have the intuitive skill to bring together art and music and in a way literature, too, because that's covered in the book."

And the Symphony's CEO, Mandy Stringer, credited local arts promoter Amanda Karioth Thompson for putting the final project together.

"The stars aligned and Amanda came along and I called her and said, 'Hey! Do you want to look at this project we're interested in doing? Is is something you'd be interested in?' And the rest is history."


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Tom Flanigan has been with WFSU News since 2006, focusing on covering local personalities, issues, and organizations. He began his broadcast career more than 30 years before that and covered news for several radio stations in Florida, Texas, and his home state of Maryland.

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