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Museum,Textiles,Folk Art/Crafts
And Still We Rise: Race, Culture & Visual Conversations
Using the powerful medium of story quilts, And Still We Rise: Race, Culture and Visual Conversations narrates nearly four centuries of African American history, from the first slave ships to the first African American president and beyond. Through 85 quilts from more than 60 artists of the Women of Color Quilters Network, the exhibition reveals the stories of freedom’s heroes, ranging from Phillis Wheatley to Frederick Douglass to the Tuskegee Airmen.
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Classical Dance
Babes in Toyland
ACADEMY DANCE CENTER PRESENTS – ‘BABES IN TOYLAND!’ The Academy Dance Center will present ‘BABES IN TOYLAND!,’ specially adapted for the dancers of the Academy’s 2017 Ensemble Company, at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts on Saturday, December 16th at 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, December 17th at 2:30 p.m. All roads lead to magical, merry Toyland as Mary Contrary and Tom Piper prepare for their Holiday wedding! But villainous Barnaby wants Mary for himself, so he kidnaps Tom, setting off a series of comic chases, searches, and double-crosses! The "March Of The Wooden Soldiers" helps put Barnaby in his place, and ensures a "happily ever after" for Tom and Mary with a spectacular Christmas Celebration! This charming holiday adaptation is excellent entertainment for the whole family and features a large ensemble cast of local children and adults. For Information & Tickets, contact the Academy office at (706) 561-8085. Website: Email: Ticket Price: $15.00, general admission PERFORMANCE TIMES: Saturday, December 16th – 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 17th – 2:30 p.m. at RiverCenter for the Performing Arts 4225 University Avenue – Columbus, GA 31907
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Pop,Christian Contemporary,Rock
Casting Crowns
Casting Crowns is is a Grammy Award and Dove Award winning Christian band from the Atlanta, GA area.
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CBDB is a progressive rock band from Alabama.
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Celebrating 125 Years of Auburn Women: Selections from the Permanent Collections
The Auburn Alumni Association is celebrating the proud tradition begun with enrolling the first female students in 1892 with the 125 Years of Auburn Women: the pioneers who broke boundaries and opened doors for others; the brilliant stars who transcended negativity and propriety to shine around the world; the doers and dreamers who knew that this practical world runs on work—hard work.
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Civic Spirit
Using artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection, as well as objects from local residents and the Columbus State University Archives, this exhibition examines the growth of civic-minded organizations in 19th-century Columbus and their contemporary counterparts. Mirroring nationwide trends, fraternal organizations and local militia units in Columbus, as well as their female auxiliaries, experienced a significant increase in interest and social activities after the Civil War. This rise in civic organizations reflected growing enthusiasm for philanthropy and so-called voluntary organizations. For African Americans, these groups were vital to staking claims as involved citizens ready to participate in a free society previously denied to them. The exhibition will also explore fraternal and civic organizations active in the area today, which continue to play a vital role in promoting a sense of community and civic philanthropy.
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Close Up: Cinema Along the River
The booming film industries of Georgia and Alabama have showcased the states’ communities on the silver screen for years, and the Chattahoochee Valley is no exception. Whether in Columbus, Phenix City, Fort Benning, or other nearby towns, film crews have brought Hollywood to the area while inspiring local filmmakers to create their own cinematic works. This exhibition spotlights the numerous movie and television productions filmed or set in the Chattahoochee Valley, as well as depictions of the area and the greater Southeastern region in American cinema. The careers and innovations of local screen actors, filmmakers, and theater companies past and present will be discussed, as well as movie stars and other luminaries who visited the area for work or personal reasons. A partial list of the productions to be featured includes We Were Soldiers, Sweet Home Alabama, Norma Rae, Warm Springs, Kiss of the Tarantula, Black Hawk Down, Need for Speed, The Green Berets, The Phenix City Story, The Homesman, Tank, Your Mother Wears Combat Boots, and Eat White Dirt.
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Common Grounds
Columbus residents today know the South Commons as home to the Civic Center and Golden Park, but they might not realize that the city was once surrounded by a public greenbelt. This exhibition utilizes maps, artifacts, and images to examine the former Commons areas set aside by Columbus’ founders as public green spaces. The South Commons has been home to ball fields, race tracks, and other recreational pursuits since the city’s early years, but similar spaces also existed on the north and east sides of the city.
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CSU Annual Broadway Ball
Mark your calendars now for the 2nd Annual CSU BROADWAY BALL on Friday, December 1st at the RiverMill Center benefiting the Dance Minor Program at Columbus State University. The Ball will honor a surprise famous celebrity who will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award in Dance. Enjoy cocktails, a gourmet dinner, entertainment and dancing in an evening guaranteed to be the perfect debut for the holiday season. After the tremendous success of the inaugural Ball, you do not want to miss this magical evening! For invitation information call 706 507-8431.
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CSU Horn Ensemble
The SCU Horn Ensemble, under the direction of Natalie Higgins, will perform works for multiple horns.
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