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August 27, 2014

Arts & Theater

ARTISTS IN ACTION: Civic Chorale recruiting new singers

If you are a singer who welcomes the challenge of learning and performing choral masterworks, Patricia Corbin, the director of choral activities at JSU, invites you to the chorale’s fall meeting Monday at 7:15 p.m. in the Performance Center of Mason Hall at JSU.

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Sunday 08/10/2014
Art meets history in new exhibit
Updated: August 10, 2014 - 11:48 am

Inclement weather doesn’t bother Jerry Marks. The Oxford painter welcomes the opportunity to stay inside his studio all day and paint to his heart’s content.

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Sunday 07/27/2014
Artists in Action: A touch o’ Irish music
Posted: July 27, 2014

The Emerald Isle beckoned a northeast Alabama couple to explore its heritage last month. Now, on occasion, these musicians plan to perform some Irish music.

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Saturday 07/19/2014
Randy Awards honor this year’s best
Posted: July 19, 2014

Randy Hall would be proud.

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Saturday 07/12/2014
A new mosaic, and a like-new church organ
Updated: July 13, 2014 - 2:40 am

As summer plans for the arts continue, business as usual is better than usual.

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Saturday 07/05/2014
3 entertaining reasons to summer in Calhoun County
Updated: July 16, 2014 - 11:47 am

No time to take a summer vacation? Then, take a “staycation” right here in Calhoun County — at least for July — and look forward to three events.

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Sunday 06/22/2014
Old becomes new at Anniston events
Updated: June 22, 2014 - 3:36 am

Well-made objects never go out of style. This is evident in two ways this summer — an artist’s repurposed old farm tools, leather and frames are on display downtown at Fourth Friday, and a bazaar in July offers china, crystal and other elegant treasures to be passed on to new owners. In both cases, the old finds new life for those with an eye for the truly unique.

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Saturday 06/14/2014
Summer events add flavor to local art feast
Posted: June 14, 2014

Savory events at three area venues this summer can be compared to a movable feast. There’s a gala and four concerts at the Oxford Performing Arts Center, an exhibit at Nunnally's Custom Framing and Noble Gallery and CAST’s Randy Awards celebrates the people behind the performances.

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Saturday 06/07/2014
June brings new beginnings for art lovers, musicians
Posted: June 07, 2014

There’s a new artist in town with an exhibit at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County and an interest in preserving Anniston’s historic buildings on canvas, while in Oxford plans are underway for a new community chorus.

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Saturday 05/24/2014
Music from student, soldiers fill the summer air
Updated: May 31, 2014 - 10:26 pm

Members of the Presbyterian Church of the Good Shepherd heard a little music from a big instrument recently when tuba musician Ryan McKinney performed special music for the worship service. And in June, The Berman Museum’s commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day will include patriotic singing and bagpipes.

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Sunday 05/11/2014
Fooling around: JSU Drama comes of age with ‘Fool for Love’
Updated: May 20, 2014 - 8:07 pm

Every family has a few skeletons in the closet, but the characters of JSU Drama’s “Fool for Love” have locked away a whole cemetery. The thematic maturity easily earns the play’s recommendation to leave the children at home: “Fool for Love” is a grown-up’s play.

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Possibilities for local art, architecture are endless in May
Updated: May 20, 2014 - 7:19 pm

A JSU graduate’s unique mixed media art is on display in Gadsden, while new interest in the historic renovation of an Anniston mansion is the subject of the next Calhoun County Historical Society meeting. In both art and preservation, one thing seems clear: The possibilities are endless.

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Sunday 04/27/2014
'Tragically beautiful': JOT performs Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘Carousel’
Updated: June 17, 2014 - 5:52 pm

“Carousel” isn’t an opera.

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Beauty from within: The Donoho School performs ‘Beauty and the Beast’
Updated: June 17, 2014 - 7:25 pm

It’s a tale as old as time that continues to resonate in the hearts of audiences young and old.

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Artists in Action: Get a taste of Latin America with EYO today
Posted: April 27, 2014

The Etowah Youth Orchestra and the Etowah Symphonic Wind Ensemble, directed by Mike Gagliardo, perform at 3 p.m. today at McClellan. With a concert theme of “Espiritu Y Alma” (Spirit and Soul), the selections promise to be a flavorful and varied sample of Latin American culture.

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Sunday 04/20/2014
Clockwatchers: CAST makes light work of classic comedy film ‘9 to 5’
Posted: April 20, 2014

Monday through Friday it’s the same routine — get up, go to work, come home, complain about work. After spending eight hours a day, five days a week in the same environment, it’s only natural to develop friends and enemies — and, in some cases, partners in crime.

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Artists in Action: VAS spring gala raises funds for future artists
Posted: April 20, 2014

A gala event typically brings to mind men in tuxedos and women in glistening gowns, entertained by a speech or two and dancing to a band. Though on a smaller scale, the Visual Arts Society’s recent spring gala at Garfrerick’s Café had the same festal feel as a traditional gala celebration. The paintings were all dressed up in their most colorful frames, there were welcoming speeches from the current and incoming presidents of VAS, and the music was provided by one man, jazz guitarist Manabu Saeki.

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Sunday 04/13/2014
‘Father of Impressionism’ on display at Birmingham Museum of Art
Posted: April 13, 2014

If you think Eugene Delacroix is the name of a hot new French chef, don’t feel lonely. Most folks don’t know the name either.

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Artists in Action: Elaborate costumes, record cast make JOT’s ‘Carousel’ a feast for all senses
Posted: April 13, 2014

Starting this week, local entertainment holds treats both for the ear and eye, beginning Monday in the manner of Mozart with the JSU/Community Orchestra spring concert. Then mark your calendar for early May to see “Carousel” by Jacksonville Opera Theatre, where the largest JOT cast yet will represent Broadway in eye-catching costumes, thanks to some special hands-on help from an International House student.

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Sunday 04/06/2014
It just clicked: JSU student displays sports photography in senior exhibit
Posted: April 06, 2014

Matt Reynolds, a senior at Jacksonville State University preparing for the Senior Show at Hammond Hall Gallery, is one of the most promising photography students to come from JSU, according to his instructors, although he didn’t intend on studying the art.

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Artists in Action: Storytellers spin their yarns both on stage and off
Posted: April 06, 2014

Yarns spun at different venues are woven into a fabric of entertainment this month. Yes, storytelling — be it on stage by actors or in a tent by the lady who lived it — will bring all sorts of characters and adventures to mind.

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