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Preview Screening: Defying the Nazis: The Sharps War

Preview Screening: Defying the Nazis: The Sharps War

Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 6:30 PM

Alys Stephens Center, Birmingham AL

Ken Burns' new film, Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War, is an account of a daring rescue mission that occurred on the precipice of World War II. It tells the previously untold story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, an American minister and his wife from Wellesley, Massachusetts, who left their children behind in the care of their parish and boldly committed to a life-threatening mission in Europe. Over two dangerous years they helped to save scores of imperiled Jews and refugees fleeing Nazi occupation across Europe.

This event is free and open to the public. The screening will include a panel discussion featuring director Artemis Joukowsky via Skype and will be followed by a reception.

To reserve tickets, click on the reserve ticket button below, call 205-975-ARTS (2787) or visit the Alys Stephens Center box office during regular hours.

Partners: Alabama Public Television, Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham, the Levite Jewish Community Center, the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center, and The Birmingham Jewish Federation

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An Evening with Sarah Vowell

An Evening with Sarah Vowell

Sunday, Oct 23, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Mark C. Smith Concert Hall, Huntsville, AL

Best-selling author and This American Life contributor Sarah Vowell delivers a reading and takes your questions. Book sale and signing (limit 1 personal item) follows the show.

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Tommy Emmanuel  Classics and Christmas Tour

Tommy Emmanuel Classics and Christmas Tour

Friday, December 16, 2016 at 8:00 PM

The Lyric Theatre, Birmingham

Tommy Emmanuel, considered the world's best acoustic guitarist, performs! An accomplished fingerstyle player, Emmanuel frequently threads three different parts simultaneously into his material, operating as a one-man band who handles the melody, the supporting chords and the bass all at once. You have to see it to believe it!

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Events Around Alabama

September 19-23 & 25, 2016

UA Theatre & Dance presents Doubt

UA Theatre & Dance presents 'Doubt' 9/19-9/24 at 7:30 PM 9/25 at 2:00 PM Allen Bales Theatre at Rowand-Johnson Hall 348 Stadium Dr. Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 How do you prove a scandal in the Catholic Church? Follow Sister Aloysius and her doubts about the morality and faith of the new young priest in this award winning drama. theatre.ua.edu

October 4-9, 2016

UA Theatre & Dance presents Hamlet

UA Theatre & Dance presents 'Hamlet' 10/4-10/8 at 7:30 PM 10/9 at 2:00 PM Marian Gallaway Theatre at Rowand-Johnson Hall, 348 Stadium Dr. Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. While Hamlet mourns the death of his father, the king, his world begins to unravel. Join us for this classic Shakespearean tragedy of murder, mystery and a search for truth in the murky waters of Denmark. theatre.ua.edu

October 11-14, 2016

Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre

UA Theatre & Dance presents 'Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre' 10/11-10/13 at 7:30 PM and 10/14 at 5:30 PM in Morgan Auditorium at Morgan Hall, across the street from Rowand-Johnson Hall (348 Stadium Dr., Tuscaloosa, AL 35487). Alabama Repertory Dance Theatre (ARDT) returns with a new collection of classic and contemporary dance pieces, choreographed by UA's award-winning dance faculty. You will be amazed by the extraordinary talents of UA dance students in this must see-event. theatre.ua.edu

November 7-11 and 13

UA Theatre & Dance presents Falsettos

UA Theatre & Dance presents 'Falsettos' 11/7-11/11 at 7:30 PM and 11/13 at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM in the Allen Bales Theatre at Rowand-Johnson Hall, 348 Stadium Dr. Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. Marvin's life is a whirlwind. He's left his wife and son to live with another man, then his wife marries his psychiatrist. This Tony Award-winning musical combines two stories in the Off-Broadway trilogy In Trousers and will make you laugh and cry as the triangle collapses on itself. theatre.ua.edu

September 17th, 9am - 12pm

Read and Romp-Birmingham

Come to this exciting, innovative FREE family literacy event for families with children ages 3-5!

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