A Thine Line Between Love and Hate

The Lovely ladies of the Theta Nu Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota international music Fraternity and The Brothers of the Omicron Gamma Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America Inc. spreads love throughout Tallahassee, Fla. Friday night.


The event was held at the Hi-Fi Café, on Adams street.


Hosted by Nia Jamison and Laronz Wells who were dressed in white, black and red stating that the outfits will remind everyone of dipped chocolate strawberries. 


The event was for singles or students coming as a couple. Tables were set up and decorated for a romantic dinner date, or  a nice time to mingle and meet friends. The event times were Friday at 7 p.m. and Friday at 9 p.m. Students had the option of buying singles tickets or couple tickets.


Terrell Jackson, a fourth- year cardiopulmonary science student, serves as the treasure for the Omicron Gamma Chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America Inc. He chose to sing a song called "I wish." Jackson said, "As I was choosing songs I thought about one of my favorite love-hate songs and ‘I Wish’ popped into my head. I knew it would be a crowd pleaser, so I said why not try it out."

Although he is not a singer, and enjoys playing the clarinet as a hobby, Jackson says, "I'm very capable of holding a note so when I finished the song I was blown away at how much people really enjoyed it."

Shannyka Dunning, from the University of Central Florida said, "This is an event that should become big It's so romantic. I know UCF students will love it.”

The event consisted of 14 acts. While the lead singers sang, the other members followed their lead with a sweet musical sound. Ray Nelson on drum set, Antoine Gibson on saxophone, Leroy Lubin on trumpet, Today Mildord on trombone and Jared Farlin on the keyboard. 

Antoine Gibson who is the vice president of Phi Mu Alpha said, "Our overall goal was to make this a sexy night. Also give college students a more mature, adult side to music and not always hip-hop.”

Selling 120 tickets, students did not expect for it to come together this well.

According to Gabrielle Farmer, the step master of Sigma Alpha Iota from Atlanta, Ga said, "We didn't at first know if everything would piece together. It was right before, like two days before, when everything came together. That's when I knew it would be a good event.”

Rebeka Fils-Aime, freshman majoring in sociology, did not come alone as a single but in a relationship. She said, "This has been one of the best events I have attended at FAMU, it made me feel like I was actually living the college experience and not just in school and clubbing, but growing up."

The joint recital brought in two different flavors love and Jazz mixed. The event allowed them both to have a more extended financial growth from the ticket sales.

With brothers and sisters all over the nation, they have a lot of support to make this event not only be local for Tallahassee students, but possibly for the community as well.

"See you next time"
the host Nia Jamison said. "I hope you all enjoyed the night, we definitely enjoyed you".