Artist Spotlight: Kris Williams


Kris Williams, nickname Takeda, is a first-year student from Tallahassee. He is planning on majoring in Animation and Film Studies. Kris writes songs and one of his latest creations combines his love of music and video production. It is a song inspired by the recent violence in Syria.

Kris Williams

“Every day we talk about how violence needs to stop, and we need to change. But nobody is doing, they’re just saying,” Williams said “People in their own country are getting murdered, even little kids. And the message is that we need to make a change, stop all these wars, stop fighting with our people Just make peace again so we can live as one.”

Career goals: “To keep writing music, hopefully have everyone support me, to finish college, and to have my career in animation take off.”

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September 2016 Showcase Wrapup

Former TCC student Tim Gadsden performs at the September event. (Photo by Kelly Maere / The Talon)

Former TCC student Tim Gadsden performs at the September event. (Photo by Kelly Maere / The Talon)

The first showcase event of the 2016-17 school year was held in the Student Union Ballroom on Wednesday, Sept. 14. More than a dozen current and former students performed, and one faculty member presented an original poem.

Videos of performances are linked below.

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Student T-shirt design contest

Cool, original designs are sought for this year’s Talent@TCC T-shirt. The best design will be printed on the front of the shirt. There is no theme for the design. No words are necessary. (All promotional items will appear on the back of the shirt.)

atm-visa-gift-cardThe design for the T-shirt can be up to 13 1/4 inches (wide) by 16 1/2 inches (high).

The student designer will receive a $50 Visa Gift Card and recognition at the Nov. 9 event.

Talent@TCC (formerly Open Mic) is TCC’s monthly talent showcase held in the Student Union.

Email your designs to by Friday, October 21. Be sure to include your first and last name and your phone number.

Questions? Email