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Preview Screening of The Great War

Preview Screening of The Great War

Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 5:00pm

Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities

Visit the Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities at 101 S. Debardeleben Street in Auburn for a free preview of the American Experience documentary "The Great War." Arrive at 4:00pm for a reception and preview of the exhibit "Remembering the Great War: Alabama and World War One." The preview of "The Great War" will begin at 5:00pm. "The Great War" tells the rich and complex story of World War I through the voices of nurses, journalists, aviators and the American troops who came to be known as "doughboys." (The full film airs on APT Monday-Wednesday, April 10-12.)

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Celtic Women in Huntsville

Celtic Women in Huntsville

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 7 PM

Huntsville Von Braun Center

Multi-platinum international music sensation Celtic Woman presents VOICES OF ANGELS a captivating new show for 2017. Voices of Angels showcases the angelic voices of Susan McFadden, Máiréad Carlin, Éabha McMahon and introduces the breathtaking new Celtic violinist Tara McNeill, accompanied by a group of equally talented musicians and dancers whose exceptional skill and high energy bring a fresh fusion to centuries of musical and cultural tradition.

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Celtic Women in Montgomery

Celtic Women in Montgomery

Friday, May 12, 2017 at 7pm

Montgomery Performing Arts Center

Multi-platinum international music sensation Celtic Woman presents VOICES OF ANGELS a captivating new show for 2017. Voices of Angels showcases the angelic voices of Susan McFadden, Máiréad Carlin, Éabha McMahon and introduces the breathtaking new Celtic violinist Tara McNeill, accompanied by a group of equally talented musicians and dancers whose exceptional skill and high energy bring a fresh fusion to centuries of musical and cultural tradition.

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The Moth Radio Hour LIVE in Huntsville

The Moth Radio Hour LIVE in Huntsville

Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Thurber Arts Center, Randolph School

As part of our year-long 40th anniversary celebration, WLRH 89.3 FM/HD is proud to bring The Moth Mainstage to Huntsville! The Moth Mainstage is a curated event featuring simple, old-fashioned storytelling, by five wildly divergent raconteurs that develop and shape their stories with Moth directors. Beyond theater, The Moth Mainstage is a community where entertainment and enlightenment merge.

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Idina Menzell Live

Idina Menzell Live

Wed, August 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM

BJCC Concert Hall

Tony Award-winning icon Idina Menzel has a diverse career that traverses stage, film, television and music. Idina’s voice can be heard as Elsa in Disney’s global box office smash FROZEN, in which she sings the film’s Oscar-winning song “Let It Go,” and in the follow-up short, FROZEN FEVER. After Idina’s performance of the multi-platinum song at the 86th annual Academy Awards, she made history as the first person with both a Billboard Top 10 hit and a Tony Award for acting.

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Events Around Alabama

March 27-31, 2017

Spring Break Arts & Aviation Camp

The Southern Museum of Flight is hosting a week-long Spring Break Arts & Aviation Camp for students age 7-13. Campers will learn the basics of flying, building their own gliders, getting into an aircraft cockpit and flying computer flight simulators in the Soar High Center. Each day students will be able to receive multiple hands-on arts and aviation experiences, including field trips to the Birmingham Flight School and the 117th Air Refueling Wing, as well as Quad Copter lessons and demonstrations. The Spring Break Arts & Aviation Camp will offer half-day and full-day options for campers. Half-day camps are from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m. Full-day camps are from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Early drop-off and late pick-up are also available. Full-day camp cost is $200 for non-members, or $150 for members. Half-day cost is $100 for non-members or $75 for members. City of Birmingham employees automatically receive the member rate. For more information or to register for the Spring Break Arts & Aviation Camp, contact Education Department: Melissa at Melissa.Morgan@birminghamal.gov.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Alabama Book Festival

The Alabama Book Festival is a free public event held at Old Alabama Town at 301 Columbus Street in downtown Montgomery Alabama every April. The event features author readings, panels of favorite genres (romance, mystery, sci-fi), writing workshops, vendors and exhibitors, author signings, and a lively activity area for children. Anywhere from 3,500-5,000 people from around the state and the Southeast gather at the festival each year to celebrate the adventure of reading. It's a day of fun for book lovers of all ages! This year the Alabama Book Festival will continue our tradition of promoting reading and literacy to Alabamians of all ages and backgrounds on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Please visit www.alabamabookfestival.org for more info!

Saturday, August 5 Starting at 1:00pm

3rd Annual Alabama Women in Jazz Festival

Enjoy a great line-up of professional women performers and some local women musicians at this year's festival, starting at 1:00pm at Insanity Entertainment Complex, 100 Skate Park Drive Madison, AL 35758. Headline performers include Detroit native Freda Payne celebrating the music of Ella Fitzgerald, sax player/vocalist and songwriter Paula Atherton, and BJ (Bettye Jo Miller), who sings, writes music, arranges,plays keyboards and blows that trombone! Alabama Women in Jazz Festival is a program under Valley Arts and Entertainment, Inc., a charitable organization who supports youth in music and women in music for the specific purpose of Valley Arts Music Scholarship Program and the jazz program. Visit facebook.com/hsvwomeninjazz/ for tickets.

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