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Jan. 2, 2008

Birmingham-Southern announces 2008 winter/spring calendar of events

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College announces its schedule of 2008 winter/spring major events. Please refer to the listed phone numbers should you need more information. Admission is free to all events unless otherwise noted. Sports schedules for men's and women's athletic events can be viewed by visiting www.bscsports.net. The college's winter/spring events include:

Jan. 13-31

Southeastern Regional High School Artist Competition and Exhibition. Durbin Gallery, Kennedy Art Center/Azar Art Studios, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Awards presentation Jan. 13, Norton Campus Center Theatre, 2:30 p.m. Opening reception Jan. 13, 3 to 4 p.m. Call 205/226-4928.

Jan. 17

60X60 Concert. Hill Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Hour-long concert featuring 60 new compositions, each of which lasts 60 seconds or less. Pieces written specifically for this concert by composers from all over the world. Call 205/226-4950.

Jan. 24, 26, 28 & 30

“Our Town” theatrical production. By Thornton Wilder. A heartfelt look at life and death in small-town America. College Theatre, Mainstage, 7:30 p.m. General public reservations begin Jan. 10. Ticket price $10. BSC Theatre Box Office, Monday to Friday, 1 to 4:45 p.m. Call 205/226-4780.

Jan. 25, 27, 29 & 31

“Marry Me a Little” theatrical/musical production. Songs by Stephen Sondheim. A bittersweet musical tale of love, loneliness, and life as a single person. College Theatre, Theatre One. Jan. 25, 29, and 31 at 7:30 p.m.; Jan. 27 at 2:30 p.m. General public reservations begin Jan. 10. Ticket price $10. BSC Theatre Box Office, Monday to Friday, 1 to 4:45 p.m. Call 205/226-4780.

Jan. 26

Robert R. Meyer Planetarium: “The Winter Sky.” A study of the winter triangle and other cold weather astronomy. 2 p.m. Admission $2 for adults; $1 for children. Call 205/226-4771.

Feb. 8-29

BSC Art Faculty Exhibition: Pamela Venz, Kevin Shook, and Cooper Spivey. Durbin Gallery, Kennedy Art Center/Azar Art Studios, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Opening reception Feb. 8, 6 to 8 p.m. Call 205/226-4928.

Feb. 15

Hugh and Barbara Thomas Masterclass Series. A concert of music presented by visiting composer Martin Bresnick and pianist Lisa Moore. Hill Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Call 205/226-4950.

Feb. 17

Whittington Competition Winners Performance. BSC student winners of the annual Frances and Dorsey Whittington Competition will perform with the Red Mountain Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Mark Ridings '88. Hill Recital Hall, 3 p.m. Call 205/226-4950.

Feb. 23

Robert R. Meyer Planetarium: “Sky Watchers of Ancient Mexico.” Produced by the Hansen Planetarium. Sharing the astronomical discoveries of the ancient Mayan and Aztec civilizations. 2 p.m. Admission $2 for adults; $1 for children. Call 205/226-4771.

Feb. 28-March 1

BSC Student Choreography Workshop. BSC dance students show off their skills in an exciting evening of original choreography. College Theatre, Mainstage, 7:30 p.m. Call 205/226-4780.

March 4

Birmingham Art Music Alliance Concert. With appearances by the BSC Concert Choir and violinist Karen Bentley Pollick both performing “The Sun is Going Down,” composed by recent BSC guest professor Jan Vičar. UAB Reynolds-Kirschbaum Recital Hall, 7 p.m. Call 205/226-4950.

March 7-8

Writing Today. The 28th annual version of this popular BSC event will feature as its Books-A-Million Grand Master renowned mystery writer Walter Mosley. Campus location and times to be announced. For ticket information, call 205/226-4921.

March 7-20

BFA Art Exhibit I. Durbin Gallery, Kennedy Art Center/Azar Art Studios, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Opening reception March 7, 6 to 8 p.m. Call 205/226-4928.

March 15

The National Career Award Competition in Voice: National Society of Arts and Letters. Talented young singers from Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana compete for cash awards, accolades, and a chance to sing in the national final round. Hill Recital Hall, 10:30 a.m. Call 205/226-4950.

March 29

Robert R. Meyer Planetarium: “Bear Tales and Other Grizzly Stories.”Produced by the Joe Hopkins Engineering Co. A family goes camping and discovers the stars. 2 p.m. Admission $2 for adults; $1 for children. Call 205/226-4771.

April 4

Voice Concert: Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw, soprano; Steven Rainbolt, baritone; and Robert Muckenfuss, piano. Three outstanding artists. One exquisite evening. Hill Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Call 205/226-4950.

April 4-18

BFA Art Exhibition II. Durbin Gallery, Kennedy Art Center/Azar Art Studios, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Opening reception April 4, 6 to 8 p.m. Call 205/226-4928.

April 5

Hugh and Barbara Thomas Masterclass Series: Voice. Steven Rainbolt, baritone; Robert Muckenfuss, piano. Hill Recital Hall, 10 a.m. Call 205/226-4950.

April 13

BSC Concert Choir Homecoming Concert. Canterbury United Methodist Church, 350 Overbrook Road, Mountain Brook, 4 p.m. Call 205/226-4950.

April 18, 20

“The Consul” and “The Telephone” theatrical productions. By Gian Carlo Menotti. “The Consul” is about a woman living in a police state who seeks a visa to join her husband in freedom and her ensuing tragedy. “The Telephone,” a one act, tells the story of two lovers and their inability to connect because of the phone. College Theatre, Mainstage. April 18 at 7:30 p.m.; April 20 at 2:30 p.m. General public reservations begin April 4. Ticket price $10. BSC Theatre Box Office, Monday to Friday, 1 to 4:45 p.m. Call 205/226-4780.

April 26

Robert R. Meyer Planetarium: “Ring World.” Produced by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 2 p.m. Admission $2 for adults; $1 for children. Call 205/226-4771.

April 28

Southern Chorale Spring Concert. Under the direction of Dr. David Smith. Hill Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Call 205/226-4950.

April 29-May 4

“Merrily We Roll Along” theatrical/musical performance. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Based on the play by George S. Kauffman and Moss Hart. College Theatre, Theatre One. April 29-May 3 at 7:30 p.m.; May 4 at 2:30 p.m. General public reservations begin April 15. Ticket price $10. BSC Theatre Box Office, Monday to Friday, 1 to 4:45 p.m. Call 205/226-4780.

April 29-May 13

BSC Juried Student Exhibition. Durbin Gallery, Kennedy Art Center/Azar Art Studios, Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Opening reception April 29, noon to 2 p.m. Call 205/226-4928.

May 5

BSC Hilltop Singers Season Finale. Hill Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m. Call 205/226-4950.

May 31

Robert R. Meyer Planetarium: “Star to Starfish.” Produced by the Joe Hopkins Engineering Co. 2 p.m. Admission $2 for adults; $1 for children. Call 205/226-4771.

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