Artists in Action: Fall brings abundance of music, learning opportunities
by Hervey Folsom
Special to The Star
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The Knox Concert Series kicks off its 68th season on on Oct. 17 with Michael McDonald. Submitted photo
The Knox Concert Series kicks off its 68th season on on Oct. 17 with Michael McDonald. Submitted photo
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Libraries are the marketplace of human thought, so it’s been said. At the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County, human thought can be found not only in books, but in the many classes and programs offered to the public.

September brings an eight-week course in sign language, a program on female pioneer aviator Ruth Elder and a class for teens on making costumes. all in the Ayers Room. To add to the variety, the Carver Branch Library is hosting a gospel concert Sept. 14 at Carver Community Center.

More music comes on Oct. 17 when the Knox Concert Series kicks off its 68th season with Michael McDonald. The season is sold out but subscribers can look forward to four concerts in which classical and contemporary artists take center stage at the Anniston Performing Arts Center.

Gospel Melody Concert at Carver Community Center

It’s a family affair at the Gospel Melody Concert Sept.14 at 2 p.m. when sisters Yolanda and Lasondra Crook sing a medley of songs expressing the joy of being a Christian. Yolanda is a member of the Georgia Mass Choir in Atlanta. They will be accompanied by pianist Judy Jones.

According to Joy Smith, Carver Branch department head, their medley will include such songs as “We are God’s Young Voices,” “Jesus, You are the Center of My Soul” and “Silver and Gold.”

The Carver Branch Library is located at 722 West 14th St. in Anniston.

Knox season features mix of genres

The lineup for the Knox season features pop artist Michael McDonald Oct. 17, the Haifa National Symphony Jan. 25, Amy Grant and Vince Gill for a Valentine’s Day concert on Feb. 15, and Smokey Robinson on March 14. The concerts will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Anniston Performing Arts Center.

“We are thrilled to bring artists of this caliber to the area,” said Phil Webb, chairman of the Knox Board of Directors. “In presenting these performers we are reaching out to various age groups and hope to build our audience during this season.”

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