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Troy University’s Concert Chorale to present free concert Nov. 9

Bush Memorial Baptist Church on George Wallace Drive in Troy, Ala.
TROY -- The Troy University Concert Chorale will present its fall concert, “Invocations and Remembrance,” at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 9.

The concert will be held at the Bush Memorial Baptist Church on George Wallace Drive in Troy and is free and open to the public.

The Concert Chorale is the premier vocal ensemble in the John M. Long School of Music. Membership is through open audition.

The choir of 36 singers will perform sacred selections by Beethoven, Victoria, Mendelssohn, Saint-Saëns, and contemporary composers as well.

“I believe that choral music has the unique ability to reach across time to speak to contemporary audiences,” said Dr. Diane Orlofsky, conductor of the Concert Chorale. “Whether it is medieval Gregorian chant or modern settings of ancient texts, this music has the power to touch us at the core of who we are. We hope that the audience will join us as we explore the ancient and the eternal through choral expressions of devotion and remembrance.”

For more information about this event, contact troychoral@troy.edu.





Feb. 14 – PRISM

Ruby Diamond Concert Hall:
Feb. 14 – PRISM, 7:30 p.m., Ruby Diamond Concert Hall: $35 or $15. Featuring musicstudents from Florida State’s top-ranked College of Music, PRISM is a “gem among music lovers” that offers a unique experience to the audience. Covering the spectrum of Florida State’s band activities – Chamber Winds, Symphonic Band, Jazz Ensembles and the Marching Chiefs, to name a few – PRISM also performed at the 2013 BCS National Championship game.





Feb. 5 – Gregory Porter with special guest Avery*Sunshine

Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Feb. 5 – Gregory Porter with special guest Avery*Sunshine, 7:30 p.m., Ruby Diamond Concert Hall: $55, $40, $25 or $15. Fusing jazz, R&B and pop, Grammy Award-winning baritone Gregory Porter is renowned for his relatable and emotional songwriting and melodious hooks. Avery*Sunshine’s gospel-bred vocals help her connect with the audience through her soulful and therapeutic songs.




Feb 13 – Bhangra ‘n’ Brass: Dirty Dozen Brass Band & Red Baraat

Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Feb 13 – Bhangra ‘n’ Brass: Dirty Dozen Brass Band & Red Baraat, 7:30 p.m., Ruby Diamond Concert Hall: $50, $40, $25 or $15. Dirty Dozen is constantly touring in the U.S. and in more than 30 other countries on five continents sharing New Orleans brass and funk with the masses. Red Baraat’s genre-bending sound incorporates North Indian Bhangra rhythms with elements of jazz, go-go, brass funk and hip-hop. The two come together for Bhangra ‘n’ Brass.





Feb. 12 – The King’s Singers

Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Feb. 12 – The King’s Singers, 7:30 p.m., Ruby Diamond Concert Hall: $50, $40, $25 or $15. Spot-on intonation, impeccable vocal blend, flawless articulation and incisive timing make this ensemble a global sensation. With more than 150 recordings, the group joined the Gramophone Hall of Fame in 2013 and are two-time Grammy Award-winning artists.





Feb. 11 – Cameron Carpenter

Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Feb. 11 – Cameron Carpenter, 7:30 p.m., Ruby Diamond Concert Hall: $45, $35, $25 or $15. Carpenter is the first organist ever nominated for a Grammy Award for a solo album. From classical works, original compositions and collaborations with jazz and pop artists, Carpenter is determined to break the stereotype of organists and organ music. This will be the Florida premiere of Carpenter’s International Touring Organ.




Feb. 10 – Piper Kerman,

Ruby Diamond Concert Hall:
Feb. 10 – Piper Kerman, 7:30 p.m., Ruby Diamond Concert Hall: $35 or $15. Most known for the Netflix spinoff of her memoir “Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Woman’s Prison,” Kerman travels across the country talking to people about the 15 months she spent in prison for her role in drug trafficking 10 years earlier. The memoir tells the stories of the women she met and the issues she faced while in prison and after prison.





Feb. 9 – The Time Jumpers featuring Dawn Sears, Vince Gill, Kenny Sears, and Ranger Doug Green

Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Feb. 9 – The Time Jumpers featuring Dawn Sears, Vince Gill, Kenny Sears, and Ranger Doug Green, 7:30 p.m., Ruby Diamond Concert Hall: $65, $50, $35 or $15. The Time Jumpers are a country music ensemble that was established in Nashville in 1998. With a start at the Station Inn on slow Monday nights, soon their talents were bringing in larger crowds that included the ears of big stars like Bonnie Raitt, Reba McEntire, Norah Jones, The White Stripes, Kings of Leon, Jimmy Buffet and Kelly Clarkson.





Feb. 8 – The Knights with Béla Fleck

Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Feb. 8 – The Knights with Béla Fleck, 7:30 p.m., Ruby Diamond Concert Hall: $65, $50, $35 or $15. Béla Fleck is a Grammy Award-winning banjo virtuoso who has reinvented the sound of the banjo in a career that has taken him all over the musical map. The Knights are an orchestral collective that have a passion for musical discovery. Together, they are planning a thrilling cross-genre program that will captivate audiences, including the Florida premiere of Fleck’s banjo concerto “The Impostor.”





Feb. 7 – Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Feb. 7 – Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, 7:30 p.m., Ruby Diamond Concert Hall: $55, $40, $25 or $15. Also known as The Trocks, this unique ballet parodies the clichés of romantic and classical ballet while enhancing the spirit of dance as an art form. Men dance all the parts and prove that they can dance en pointe. The company has performed on ABC News and for the Prince of Wales on the “Royal Variety Show.”





Feb. 6 – Vijay Iyer Trio

Opperman Music Hall
Feb. 6 – Vijay Iyer Trio, 7:30 p.m., Opperman Music Hall: $45 or $15. Grammy-nominated composer-pianist Vijay Iyer wants to reimagine what music can do in the world. With a degree in mathematics and physics from Yale and an interdisciplinary doctorate in music cognition from Berkeley, Iyer “crosses intellectual and artistic boundaries.” The Los Angeles Times hailed his latest album, “Holding It Down: The Veterans’ Dreams Project,” as the No. 1 Jazz Album of the Year.





Feb. 4 – Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking!

Turner Auditorium
Feb. 4 – Forbidden Broadway: Alive & Kicking!, 8 p.m., Turner Auditorium: $45, $30 or $15. Written by Gerald Alessandrini and co-directed with Phillip George, this award-winning satire has run off-Broadway for more than 25 years. In 2006, Alessandrini and the show were awarded Tony Honors for Excellence in Theater. With numerous versions, parodies and editions, “Alive and Kicking” features old favorites and new hits.





Dec. 13 – Big Band Holidays: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Special Guest Cécile McLorin Salvant,

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Dec. 13 – Big Band Holidays: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Special Guest Cécile McLorin Salvant, 8 p.m., Lee Hall: $65 or $15. Now in it’s fourth year, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra captures the spirit of the winter holiday season with “Big Band Holidays.” Under the direction of Marsalis, a Pulitzer Prize-winning composer/trumpeter, the concert will feature classic Yuletide favorites with hints of swing, New Orleans flavored nuances, soulful church sounds, and more. Salvant is the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocal Competition winner and one of the most commanding new voices in jazz.





Dec. 3, 4 – Song of the Jasmine: Ragamala Dance and Rudresh Mahanthappa

Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre
Dec. 3, 4 – Song of the Jasmine: Ragamala Dance and Rudresh Mahanthappa, 8 p.m., Nancy Smith Fichter Dance Theatre: $35 or $15. Deeply rooted in South Indian tradition, “Song of the Jasmine” adds to the discussion of American identity through music and dance. With poetry, South Indian classical dance and a hybrid orchestra, Ragamala Dance and Rudresh Mahanthappa take the audience on a spiritual and emotional journey into the Indian psyche.





Nov. 25 – David Sedaris

Ruby Diamond Concert Hall
Nov. 25 – David Sedaris, 7:30 p.m., Ruby Diamond Concert Hall: $60, $45, $30 or $15. Sedaris is a New York Times best-selling author who has mastered the art of satire and humor. His most recent bestseller, “Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls,” was nominated for Best Spoken Word Album at the Grammy Awards. Sedaris has seven million copies of his books in print and has work regularly appear in The New Yorker.





Nov. 19 – The Hot Sardines

Opperman Music Hall
Nov. 19 – The Hot Sardines, 7:30 p.m., Opperman Music Hall: $40 or $15. Inspired by the sound of wartime Paris, The Hot Sardines’ roots run deep into jazz and songs of the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. The group has a Parisian front woman, “Miz Elizabeth” Bourgol, alongside a tap dancer, brass lineup and rhythm section led by a stride piano.





Nov. 10 – Jake Shimabukuro

Opperman Music Hall:
Nov. 10 – Jake Shimabukuro, 7:30 p.m., Opperman Music Hall: $45. Declared a musical “hero” by Rolling Stone, ukulele player Shimmabukuro had more than 13 million views on YouTube for his song “Ukulele Weeps,” a cover of George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps.” He has appeared on “Today,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “Conan” playing covers such as Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” and Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”





Nov. 6 – Sierra Hull, 7:30 p.m., The Carriage House at Goodwood Museum:

The Carriage House at Goodwood Museum:
Nov. 6 – Sierra Hull, 7:30 p.m., The Carriage House at Goodwood Museum: $35. Hull is a 22-year-old bluegrass instrumentalist/singer/songwriter who creates a new sound by incorporating country, western swing and popular music. She has performed at the White House, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Carnegie Hall, to name a few.





The Best of Christopher Guest Film Festival

Florida State University
Nov. 1 – The Best of Christopher Guest Film Festival, 2 p.m. “A Mighty Wind,” 4 p.m. “Best in Show,” 7:30 p.m. “Waiting for Guffman,” Challenger IMAX Theatre: $30 for All-Access Pass that includes admission to all three films and free popcorn refill (offer valid until Nov. 1); $10 each for first two films, $15 for the “Waiting for Guffman” showing that includes discussion panel. Known for pioneering the “mockumentary,” Christopher Guest is one of the greatest comedy directors of our time. With a dynamic writing team and stellar cast, these three films are his biggest hits on the big screen.





Oct. 27 – Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge

Florida State University
Oct. 27 – Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge, 9 p.m., Club Downunder: $25; free for FSU students. The collaboration of these two guitarists was founded in the roots of acoustic music, improvisation and spontaneous composition of music on their 1939 Martin guitars. Lage was the subject of an Academy Award-nominated documentary, Jules at Eight, while Eldridge, a member of the Punch Brothers, has worked with musical greats such as Fiona Apple, Paul Simon, Marcus Mumford and Justin Timberlake.





Casting Crowns Thrive Tour

Dothan Civic Center
August 22nd – Dothan Civic Center – 7:00 PM

(Tickets go on sale to the public June 25th at 10:00 AM)

Advanced Reserved Tickets: $57 VIP Platinum Floor 1, 2 & 3 Rows A – C;

$42 Artist Circle Floor 1, 2 & 3 Rows D – Q; Advance $27 Riser 1, 2 & 3 and Lower & Upper Balcony;

$22 Groups 10+ (one free ticket per group order). Day of Show Tickets will be announced at

a later date. Tickets can be purchased at the Dothan Civic Center Box Office, Monday - Friday,

8:30 AM till 4:30 PM or by calling (334) 615-3175. Tickets can also be purchased online at

www.dothanciviccenter.org or www.etix.com