By Shirley Jackson
‘Red Earth Invocation’
Decatur’s Alabama Center for the Arts is featuring artwork by John “Jahni” Moore through Feb. 15. Moore is the creator of many murals and public works from Chicago to Colombia, where he twice was art ambassador. “Red Earth Invocation,” a branch of the “Southern Trees” series, is inspired by his adoration of Alabama red clay and reverence for his ancestors. His artwork is a sacrament on those pillars to reconnect to the sanctity of life. The exhibit is free. The center is at 133 Second Ave. NE.
The Birmingham Bulls will take on the Evansville Thunderbolts Friday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Pelham Civic Complex. Also, the annual MLK Day Game is Monday, Jan 16 at 1 p.m. There will be a mini-stick giveaway and skating with the team after the game. Tickets range from $15 to $30. To learn more about season or group tickets, call 205-620-6870.
Alabama Shakespeare Festival presents ‘Jubilee’
Playwright and director Tazewell Thompson brings a heart-stirring score to life with this a cappella tribute inspired by real life. The world-renowned Fisk Jubilee Singers have shattered racial barriers in the U.S. and abroad, entertaining kings and queens. For more than 150 years, the bold a cappella African American ensemble, born on the campus of Fisk University, has blended rich voices to share a heritage of suffering, strength and endurance. Hear uplifting spirituals and hymns like “Wade in the Water” and “Ain’t That Good News.” Performances run through Sunday, Jan. 29. Recommended for audiences ages 12 and older. The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is at 1 Festival Drive in Montgomery.
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