Lenny LeBlanc Performance & Q+A

Florence-Lauderdale Tourism and the Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area is set to co-host Lenny LeBlanc on Saturday, January 20, 2018 in the Florence-Lauderdale Tourism Visitor Center Gallery. The event will begin at 1:00 p.m.

Andreas Werner with Crazy Chester Music will conduct the Q&A Session at the event. The event will be mostly a Q&A Session with Lenny playing a few songs as well.

Lenny LeBlanc was born in Massachusetts and grew up Daytona Beach, Florida where he learned to play the bass guitar and joined his first band during high school. After graduation, he briefly moved to Cincinnati, Ohio where he lived until 1973, when LeBlanc’s friend and famed guitarist Pete Carr encouraged him to relocate to Florence, Alabama. After a few months Lenny began playing bass as well as singing background vocals with artists like Hank Williams Jr., Crystal Gayle, Etta James, Shenandoah, Ricky Skaggs, Sawyer Brown, The Supremes, Joan Baez, Amy Grant and Roy Orbison.
With much success as a background musician and singer, Lenny LeBlanc embarked on a solo career. In 1975, he recorded a demo and producer Pete Carr sent a copy to Jerry Wexler at Atlantic Records.

A few months later Lenny’s first solo LP was released. Atlantic saw great potential in Lenny and teamed him with Pete Carr. The result was three chart singles, including the top 15 hit “Falling.”
In 1980, LeBlanc became a born-again Christian and began recording Christian-themed music. In 1983, Heartland Records released his first Christian album “Say A Prayer.” In 1987, LeBlanc opened his own recording studio in Muscle Shoals, Alabama where he does his own productions as well as others.
LeBlanc continues to write pop and country songs, including hits like “Treat Her Right” for Sawyer Brown and “You First” with Mac McAnally along Christian compositions such as the highly successful “Above All” and “There Is None Like You.”. He still travels nationally and internationally as a Christian artist and serves on the worship team at Faith Church in Florence, Alabama.

His latest project “Love Like No Other” includes a newly recorded version of “Falling”, as well as nine original worship songs. Willie Nelson recorded the Donnie Fritts co-write “Old Timer” on his latest album “God’s Problem Child.”

Aquila Performs Hamlet

Presented in conjunction with the Albert S. Johnston Endowment, the professional touring company will perform one show only of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet.

Eric Bagwell presents “Just Maybe…” at Kennedy-Douglass Art Museum

Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts will feature a new body of work called “Just Maybe…” by Huntsville artist, Eric Bagwell, January 8 – February 9. The new work is a series of contemplative abstracts centered in spiritual meditations of hope, grace, and longing. As the new year begins, this series of vibrant ,yet quiet visual relationships challenge the viewer while putting them at ease in consciously designed spaces.

 

“Using abstract form, color, and texture, I try to capture the holy moments found in everyday life. I most often work in oil – occasionally in en-caustic, watercolor, or even sculpt in clay or stone. If we are indeed made in the image of the one who created everything, then creating is an elemental part of what we are meant to do. I believe creating art connects us to our elemental human identity,” Bagwell says.

 

Bagwell is a former Methodist minister and graphic designer. He has created several series that have been presented in art festivals across the state, including Arts Alive. To learn more about Eric Bagwell’s artwork visit ericbagwellart.com .

Eric Bagwell Presents “Just Maybe..” at Kennedy-Douglass Art Museum

Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts will feature a new body of work called “Just Maybe…” by Huntsville artist, Eric Bagwell, January 8 – February 9. The new work is a series of contemplative abstracts centered in spiritual meditations of hope, grace, and longing. As the new year begins, this series of vibrant ,yet quiet visual relationships challenge the viewer while putting them at ease in consciously designed spaces.

 

“Using abstract form, color, and texture, I try to capture the holy moments found in everyday life. I most often work in oil – occasionally in en-caustic, watercolor, or even sculpt in clay or stone. If we are indeed made in the image of the one who created everything, then creating is an elemental part of what we are meant to do. I believe creating art connects us to our elemental human identity,” Bagwell says.

 

Bagwell is a former Methodist minister and graphic designer. He has created several series that have been presented in art festivals across the state, including Arts Alive. To learn more about Eric Bagwell’s artwork visit ericbagwellart.com .

3rd Annual 70’s Social Fundraiser

SPAN of Lauderdale County is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization that strives to prevent youth from continued involvement with the justice system be developing  social, behavioral, academic, and family skills needed to become productive members of our community. SPAN of Lauderdale County is a non-residential, co-ed, comprehensive strategy for meeting the needs of at risk-youth and their families.

This year it will be even bigger and better because we are expanding our social to another decade! The theme of our 3rd annual social is Duel of the Decades 70’s vs 80’s. This fundraiser is an exciting evening of music, dancing, musical performances, and games. Concessions will be available for purchase. The social will take place on January 20, 2018 at 7 pm at Burrell-Slater Learning Center at 610 West College Street , Florence (we are located next to W.C. Handy Museum). For additional information please call (256)246-2060.

Kennedy-Douglass Monthly Meeting

The Kennedy-Douglass monthly meeting will be Friday, January 12, from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.,

at the Kennedy-Douglass Center for the Arts, 217 East Tuscaloosa Street.

Light refreshments will be served.

At Noon, Bill and Betty Maloney will speak on “The Art of Tango.”

The public is invited to attend.

For more information, please call 256-760-6379.

The Gift Shop is open Monday-Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Lauderdale County Extension Workshop

How Does a Lender Determine Whether to Renew My Line of Credit?

It is just like school-you take the exam and your answers show your financial health

Lenders calculate financial ratios from the data on your balance sheet and income statement to

analyze your financial position.

¨ Do you have a balance sheet and an income statement?

¨ Do you have enough cash or liquid assets to pay off your short-term debt?

¨ Do you have more assets than liabilities?

¨ What is your rate of return on farm assets?

Registration fee is $10 per person (includes box meal).

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

Programs with fewer than 10 individuals pre-registered will be cancelled.

For online registration and other class locations go to:

www.aces.edu/lender 

Valentine’s Cookie Decorating Class

Join us for a fun night of cookie decorating! In this class you will learn the basics of cookie decorating with royal icing and basic decorating techniques while decorating 8 Valentines themed sugar cookies. All supplies are provided!

When you click the link for payment, it will take you to PayPal to pay. Please be sure that you return to this form and click submit, to register.

If you are registering for more than one person, please either fill out a form for each person or list each persons name in the comments: Registration Form

Valentine’s Cookie Decorating Class

Join us for a fun night of cookie decorating! In this class you will learn the basics of cookie decorating with royal icing and basic decorating techniques while decorating 8 Valentines themed sugar cookies. All supplies are provided!

When you click the link for payment, it will take you to PayPal to pay. Please be sure that you return to this form and click submit, to register.

If you are registering for more than one person, please either fill out a form for each person or list each persons name in the comments: Registration Form