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Titanic Auditions/Meadows Art Exhibit/Talent Show

Titanic the Musical Auditions Being Held March 1

The Gadsden State  Theatre Department & CharACTers (a local community theatre organization) have partnered together to present the Broadway musical, Titanic

Auditions for the production will be held March 1 at 6:00 pm. at Wallace Hall Fine Arts Center on the Wallace Drive Campus in Gadsden. Those interested in auditioning should be prepared to sing a song that is a similar style to the show.  Participants are encouraged to select a song which displays their vocal capabilities and be able to act out the song as they sing. They may sing along with an instrumental accompaniment CD or a capella.  The show also features many solo and speaking roles. Auditions are open to members of the community and Gadsden State students, faculty, and staff. Performances will be held at Wallace Hall Fine Arts Center, April 13-22 during the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Titanic is based on the true story of the great ship’s maiden voyage from departure in Southampton, England to the sinking in the Atlantic by an iceberg. The show touches on issues such as class, immigration and mankind’s vulnerability in the face of nature. The story follows passengers and crew members who actually existed and were aboard the Titanic back in 1912.  Director Cody Carlton, a Gadsden State student, and musical director Angie Campbell, Gadsden State graduate, are excited to bring this historic production to life on the local stage.  For more information visit  www.CharACTersEntertainment.com or email Cody Carlton at cody@charactersentertainment.com

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Meadows Gallery Showcases Green

The Gadsden State Art Department proudly presents “One Man’s Pursuit of Excellence: A Solo Exhibition of the Art of James Green,” which will be on display in the Meadows Gallery March 5 – April 24.  A reception will be held on March 8 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and the public is invited to attend.  The gallery is located inside the Meadows Library, on the Wallace Drive Campus of Gadsden State. Viewing hours are 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on Fridays.  Admission is free.

Green served in the U.S. Army as an airborne infantryman, an Army Recruiter, and finally as the Range Safety Non-Commissioned Officer-in-Charge of the Range Division. During his service, his talent as an artist, modeler, and writer enabled him to become a regular author for FineScale Modeler magazine, and an occasional contributor to the International Plastic Modelers Society Journal. In preparation for his retirement from the Army in 1999, he enrolled in a vocational arts program conducted by Perry Technical Institute and Yakima Valley Community College. He completed his training as a graphic artist and illustrator in June of 2000 and returned to Alabama. In December 2007, Green graduated from Northeast Alabama Community College with Associate Degrees in Art Studio, Business Administration, and History.

In addition to being engaged as a full-time free-lance artist, illustrator, and graphic designer, Green is an artist member of the American Society of Aviation Artists.  He is also a member of the Rome Art Coterie in Georgia and the Gadsden Art Association.

Although he has exhibited his work in numerous shows around the country, this will be his first solo exhibition.  This show represents a wide range of interests, from military aviation to regional landscapes, and portraits.  

The Meadows Gallery is a collaborative effort between the art department and the Meadows Library.  The gallery offers several exhibitions each semester, showcasing local, regional, national and student artists.  For more information contact Mario Gallardo at mgallardo@gadsdenstate.edu.

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Gadsden State Talent Show March 6th

Gadsden State Student Activities will host TOP TEN TALENTS Show Tuesday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Wallace Fine Arts Center Auditorium.  Ten student acts will compete for a $200 first place prize including singers Chase Douglas (Leesburg), Angela Chesnut (Gaylesville), Chloe Andrew (Gadsden), Jennifer Oyler (Fort Payne), former Attalla Idol winners Loretta Jones (Gadsden) and Justin Christopher (Attalla), and a trio Carl Byers, Jr., Jermichael Sayles, and Curtis McGhee (Gadsden). Jason Sullivan (Heavy Metal guitarist from Talladega), Josh Palmer (Mandolin and Vocals from Gadsden), and break dancer Jimmy Truong (Rainbow City) round out the group.  There will also be performances by Miss Gadsden State, Jessica Herrera, and last year’s top winner, Bethany Bridges.  Admission is free, and the community is invited to attend.  For more information contact Dr. Judy Hill, coordinator of student activities, at 256-549-8329 or jhill@gadsdenstate.edu.

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