To purchase tickets, contact the theatre office at (334) 241-9567. Tickets may also be purchased online for an additional fee on the “Subscriber Series” page of the website: www.troy.edu/davistheatre. Discounted balcony tickets are not available online.
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MONTGOMERY—Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum will host an exhibit this month featuring a selection of paintings by local artist Pamela Boggs of Montgomery.
Exploring a wide range of themes and subject matters with a unique visual style, “Truth & Spirit: The Paintings of Pamela Boggs,” will be on display inside the exhibit hall from May 6 to June 28.
Part of the long and honored tradition of self-taught artists in Alabama, Boggs’ paintings draw viewers into a greater understanding of life’s joys, struggles and mysteries through the representation of dreams, visions and events from everyday life, said Daniel Neil, curator of the Rosa Parks Museum.
“Ms. Boggs’ compositions draw on her deep personal spiritual convictions and the role that ancestors play in shaping our contemporary lives,” Neil said. “The descendant of spiritual teachers from both Saint Kitts B.V.I in the West Indies and the Muskogee peoples (Creek Nation) from Alabama, Ms. Boggs’ work resonates with a profound respect for the role that forbearers play in the lives of their children.”
The exhibit hall at the Rosa Parks Museum is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.
For more information on this exhibit or other upcoming contact Daniel Neil at (334) 241-8701.
The painting “Jubilee” is among several works by local artist Pamela Boggs of Montgomery on display in May at the Rosa Parks Museum. “Truth & Spirit: The Paintings of Pamela Boggs,” will be on display inside the exhibit hall from May 6 to June 28.
Single tickets for the performance are on sale now and range in price from $25-$50. Balcony tickets for this show and the remaining shows in the season are buy one get one free while supplies last.
To purchase tickets, contact the theatre office at (334) 241-9567. Tickets may also be purchased online for an additional fee on the “Subscriber Series” page of the website: www.troy.edu/davistheatre.
The Davis Theatre is located in downtown Montgomery at 251 Montgomery Street. Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to noon.
“The Addams Family” is sponsored by RSVP Montgomery and Touch of Class Limousine and Transport.
The 2012-2013 Season at the Davis Theatre will conclude on Saturday, May 25, with the musical “Dreamgirls.”
MONTGOMERY—Troy University's Symphony Band will present a tribute to legendary TROY bandmaster Dr. John M. Long with a pair of concerts in Troy and Montgomery celebrating the career and achievements of the University's director of band's emeritus.
The first “Tribute to Dr. Long” concert will be held on the Troy Campus on Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. inside the Claudia Crosby Theatre. This will be a joint concert with the Pearl City High School Band from Honolulu, Hawaii, featuring guest conductors Mike Nakasone and Paula Crider, who are close friends of Dr. Long. The band will perform some of Dr. Long's favorite music, and close with the “1812 Overture” in his honor. Admission is free and open to the public.
The second concert will at the Montgomery Campus on Thursday, March 28, at 7 p.m., inside the Davis Theatre for Performing Arts. Tickets are $10 and are on sale now. The program will include a selection of Dr. Long's favorite classic overtures, works by American composers, great marches and patriotic music, and a stirring rendition of John Philip Sousa's "The Stars and Stripes Forever" conducted by Dr. Long himself.
Dr. Long, who served as director of bands at TROY from 1965-1996, is a past president of the American Bandmasters Association and is a member of the National Band Association's Hall of Fame of Distinguished Band Conductors and the Alabama Bandmasters Hall of Fame.
Under his direction, the University's "Sound of the South" marching band represented the state in four presidential inaugural parades and served as the official band for two presidential visits to Alabama. During his 31-year career at TROY, Dr. Long also served the University in various capacities, including chair of the music department, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences and dean of the School of Fine Arts.
Two buildings on the Troy Campus bear his name - John Maloy Long Hall and the Hawkins-Adams-Long Hall of Honor, which houses the NBA's Hall of Fame.
Under the direction of conductor Dr. Mark Walker, The Symphony Band is Troy University's premier wind band, featuring the top 55 musicians in the John M. Long School of Music. This nationally recognized ensemble is open by audition only at the beginning of each semester and gives numerous concerts year-round. Additionally, the band records and tours extensively throughout the Southeast during the spring semester.
DOTHAN—An exhibit collecting the stories of Holocaust survivors now living in Alabama opened this week at the Dothan Campus as part of Troy University’s ongoing Year of Holocaust Remembrance.
“Darkness Into Life: Alabama Holocaust Survivors Through Photography and Art,” an exhibit on loan from the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center, will be on display inside the exhibit hall on the first floor of the Library/Technology Building through April 26.
Featuring the stories of 20 Holocaust survivors, the exhibit consists of photos, paintings and narratives by the survivors that teach the history of the Holocaust and offer a rich understanding of its impact on these individuals and their families.
“Darkness Into Life” is part of a Year of Holocaust Remembrance at TROY, which has included a number of special events, exhibits and lectures designed to explore the history and lasting effects of the Holocaust.
For more information about the Year of Holocaust Remembrance, contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at (334) 670-3102.
The “Darkness Into Life” exhibit is sponsored by TROY, Temple Emanu-El, the Troy-Pike Cultural Arts Center, the Alabama Humanities Foundation and the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center.