Spring Arts Preview 2014
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Illustration by AnnaMaria Jacob/The Anniston Star
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JANUARY

What: Calhoun County Civic Chorale Open House. Interested singers may come to see what the chorale experience is like.
When: Jan. 13, 7:15 p.m.
Where: Mason Hall Performance Center, JSU campus, Jacksonville
Cost: Free
Info: pcorbin@jsu.edu or 256-782-5544.

What: High School Voice Day. Any high-school student preparing for a spring audition, such as solo and ensemble, college entrance auditions, or NATS student auditions will have the opportunity to perform and receive feedback and advice from members of the JSU voice faculty.
When: Jan. 18, 8 a.m. Pre-registration ends Jan. 15.
Where: Mason Hall Performance Center, JSU campus, Jacksonville
Cost: $5 per student who registers by Jan. 15, $8 at the door (cash only)
Info: pcorbin@jsu.edu or 256-782-5544.

What: Prof’s Pic. Exhibit by JSU art students
When: Jan. 16-31, opening reception Jan. 16, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Hammond Hall Gallery, JSU campus, Jacksonville
Info: 256-782-5626

What: Haifa Symphony Orchestra. Presented by Knox Concert Series. A focal point of musical life in the north of Israel, Haifa Symphony Orchestra will offer a rich program of classical favorites chosen from such icons as Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak and Rachmaninov.
When: Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Anniston Performing Arts Center, 1301 Woodstock Ave., Anniston
Cost: Included in season ticket. $50 to $75 per performance. Single Reserved Seating Tickets can range from $80-$105 per performance.
Info: 256-235-2553 or knoxconcert@cableone.net

What: “The Frog Prince.” Musical adaptation of the Grimm Brothers tale about a prince cursed by a witch to live as a frog, performed by Jacksonville Opera Theater.
When: Jan. 30-31
Where: Oxford Performing Arts Center, 100 Choccolocco St., Oxford
Cost: $6-$10
Info: 800-838-3006

FEBRUARY

What: Children’s Honor Choir Festival. Day of clinics for singers in grades 1-6 ending with finale concert featuring all participants.
When: Feb. 1. Registration deadline Jan. 20. Registration materials can be found at jsu.edu/music
Where: Mason Hall Performance Center, JSU campus, Jacksonville
Cost: $35
Info: pcorbin@jsu.edu or 256-782-5544.

What: The Millennium Quintet. Concertos, sonatas, Broadway musicals, pop, jazz and original compositions all blended together in a performance by five master artists.
When: Feb. 3
Where: Oxford Performing Arts Center, 100 Choccolocco St., Oxford
Cost: $10-$15
Info: 256-241-3322

What: Dolls, Dreams & Divinations. Art exhibit, in association with JSU Kaleidoscope Festival of the Arts
When: Feb. 1-28. Opening reception Feb. 6, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Hammond Hall Gallery, JSU campus, Jacksonville
Cost: Free
Info: 256-782-5626

What: “The 39 Steps.” Presented by CAST. A spy comedy adapted from Alfred Hitchcock’s movie of the same name
When: Feb. 6-16 at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. 2:30 p.m. on Sundays.
Where: Foothills Theatre (formerly Zannie Theatre), Buckner Circle, McClellan
Cost: $10-$15
Info: 256-820-7728

What: Noble Gallery new artist reception. TBA, additional demonstrating artist will be featured in loft.
When: Feb. 7, by invitation. Feb. 8, open to the public.
Where: Noble Gallery in Nunnally’s Custom Framing, 1014 Noble St., Anniston
Info: 256-237-5921

What: 2nd Annual Chinese New Year Celebration. Berman Museum Alliance invites you to enjoy a day of celebration in honor of the Chinese New Year. Since 2014 is the Year of the Horse, Berman Museum has taken the reins on this occasion to offer visitors a fun-filled day of family activities, including storytelling, art, paper-folding demonstrations and more.
When: Feb. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Included in museum admission — $5 for adults, $4.50 for seniors, $4 for children (ages 4-17), free for children 3 and under
Info: 256-237-6261

What: 34th Annual Black Heritage Festival. The heart of the Anniston Museum’s annual festival is the student oration competition, in which young people from pre-K through 12th grade recite works of poetry and prose by noted African-American authors. Prior to the competition, the Cobb Elementary School choir will perform a musical set for festival attendees. Throughout the day, attendees can browse a variety of vendors offering African and African-American themed wares for sale in the Museum lobby.
When: Feb. 15, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Anniston Museum of Natural History, 800 Museum Drive, Anniston
Cost: Free, items priced as marked
Info: 256-237-6766 or www.annistonmuseum.org

What: Vince Gill and Amy Grant. Presented by Knox Concert Series
When: Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Anniston Performing Arts Center, 1301 Woodstock Ave., Anniston
Cost: Included in season ticket. $50 to $75 per performance. Single Reserved Seating Tickets can range from $80-$105 per performance.
Info: 256-235-2553 or knoxconcert@cableone.net

What: “Kiss Me, Kate.” This classic play-within-a-play has been delighting audiences since its debut in 1948 and gained a new following with its Tony Award-winning 1999 revival. Mirroring the plot of Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew,” the battles of the ex-spouses and mistaken identities make a witty and entertaining musical. Presented by JSU Drama.
When: Feb. 20-March 2
Where: Ernest Stone Center, 11th Street and Church Avenue, Jacksonville
Cost: $15 for adults, $12 for JSU personnel and seniors, $10 for students and military
Info: 256-782-5648 or www.jsu.edu/drama

MARCH

What: Juried Student Exhibition. JSU art exhibit
When: March 6-28. Opening reception, March 6, 5-7 p.m.
Where:Hammond Hall Gallery, JSU campus, Jacksonville
Cost: Free
Info: 256-782-5626

What: Harry M. and Edel Ayers Lecture Series. Annual lecture on media, this year featuring NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik
When: March 13, 1 p.m.
Where: Houston-Cole Library, 11th floor, JSU campus, Jacksonville
Cost: Free
Info: 256-782-5300

What: JSU Jazz Festival. A day of clinics, master classes and performances in three venues across the JSU campus. The day ends with a concert for participating groups by the Jeff Hamilton Trio.
When: March 14
Where: Mason Hall Performance Center, Leone Cole Auditorium and Theron Montgomery Building Auditorium, JSU campus, Jacksonville
Cost: $150
Info: 256-782-5883

What: Smokey Robinson Presented by Knox Concert Series
When: March 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Anniston Performing Arts Center, 1301 Woodstock Ave., Anniston
Cost: Included in season ticket. $50 to $75 per performance. Single Reserved Seating Tickets can range from $80-$105 per performance.
Info: 256-235-2553 or knoxconcert@cableone.net

APRIL

What: BA/BFA Graduating Student Exhibition. JSU art exhibit
When: April 3-May 2. Opening reception April 3, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Hammond Hall Gallery, JSU campus, Jacksonville
Cost: Free
Info: 256-782-5626

What: Noble Street Festival. Sunny King Criterium, Red Diamond Restaurant Tour, Music Cafe, arts and craft vendors and more.
When: April 5
Where: Noble Street, downtown Anniston
Cost: Free to attend, items priced as marked
Info: www.noblestreetfestival.com

What: Spring Garden Lunch. The Anniston Museum League presents two days, two garden-themed learning opportunities for adults and children. Friday’s luncheon includes an informative speaker and silent auction. On Saturday, Sara Rutledge will lead a make-and-take flower pot painting activity for children. Spring Garden events run concurrently with the Museum’s annual Spring Plant Sale. Times, reservation deadlines and cost to be announced
When: April 18-19
Info: 256-237-6766 or www.annistonmuseum.org

What: Anniston Museum Annual Spring Plant Sale. Sale features plants propagated from the Museum gardens. This year more plants than ever are available, thanks to the Botanical Gardens’ new greenhouse. Many varieties of annuals and perennials will be for sale, including some rare and exotic offerings. Saturday’s sale also includes offerings from Master Gardeners and the Northeast Alabama Orchid Society.
When: April 18, noon–3 p.m. and April 19, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
Where: Longleaf Botanical Gardens
Cost: Free to attend, items priced as marked
Info: 256-237-6766 or www.annistonmuseum.org

What: “9-5 The Musical.” Presented by CAST
When: April 24-May 4 at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. 2:30 p.m. on Sundays.
Where: JSU/McClellan Theater, 100 Gamecock Dr., Anniston
Cost: $10-$15
Info: 256-820-7728

MAY

What: Kentucky Derby Day. Hold on to your hats, hold your horses and save the date for Anniston Museum League’s Kentucky Derby Day Party. Details still to be announced.
When: May 3, 3:30–7:30 p.m.
Where: Longleaf Botanical Gardens
Cost: TBA
Info: 256-237-6766 or www.annistonmuseum.org

What: 35th Annual Mini Works Exhibition. JSU art exhibit
When: May 8-30. Opening reception May 8, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Hammond Hall Gallery, JSU campus, Jacksonville
Cost: Free
Info: 256-782-5626

What: “Fool For Love.” Presented by JSU Drama. Winner of the Obie Award for Best New American Play, this powerful modern classic drama explores the destructive relationship of childhood friends turned lovers. This production is recommended for audiences 18 and older as it contains mature themes and adult language.
When: May 15-18
Where: Ernest Stone Center, 11th Street and Church Avenue, Jacksonville
Cost: $10 for adults, $8 for JSU personnel and seniors, $5 for students and military
Info: 256-782-5648 or www.jsu.edu/drama

JUNE

What: “The Vanishing Point.” Presented by JSU Drama. The 2013 Southern Playwrights award winner is set in Pointe Critique, La., shortly before Hurricane Katrina. Paul St. Pé is a proud and stubborn shrimp boat captain who is working to repair his relationship with his grown sons.
When: June 26-29
Where: Ernest Stone Center, 11th Street and Church Avenue, Jacksonville
Cost: $10 for adults, $8 for JSU personnel and seniors, $5 for students and military
Info: 256-782-5648 or www.jsu.edu/drama
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