Current Season Shows
Blind Boys of Alabama
Winners of five Grammy awards, the Grammy Lifetime Achievement award, four Dove awards, Gospel Music Hall of Fame inductees and invited to sing at the White House by three different presidential administrations, the Blind Boys of Alabama are recognized worldwide as living legends in gospel music. Formed in the late 1930s at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in Talladega, The Blind Boys are known for crossing multiple musical boundaries with their remarkable interpretations and stirring harmonies in a career spanning over seven decades.
Golden Dragon Acrobats
The Golden Dragon Acrobats are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company today. While many historical records provide evidence for the development of Chinese acrobatics as far back as the Xia Dynasty (4,000 years ago), it is most commonly held that the art form gained popular acclaim approximately 2,500 years ago when it began to capture the attention of the country’s most powerful emperors. World-renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, opera, martial arts and sports in a display of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.
With over a dozen albums to his credit, platinum recording artist and Grammy award winner George Winston is one of the most recognized solo pianists in the world. Winston’s concerts feature his signature style of rural folk piano, New Orleans R&B and stride. Acclaimed albums include Autumn, December, Winter Into Spring and Summer, inspired by the seasons and topographies, as well as his Vince Guaraldi “Peanuts” tribute album, Linus and Lucy - the Music of Vince Guaraldi, and rock-inspired recording, Night Divides the Day - The Music of The Doors.
In 1970, renowned writer-composer-lyricist Leslie Bricusse adapted the classic Charles Dickens tale, A Christmas Carol, into the hit screen musical, Scrooge! It went on to enjoy a highly successful tour as a charming stage musical, including new songs not included in the film and performed by all of your favorite Christmas characters. You won’t want to miss what theatre critics have called, “a musical on a grand scale - a rollicking, frolicking feast of entertainment!”
Dianne Reeves is THE pre-eminent jazz vocalist in the world. As a result of her breathtaking virtuosity, improvisational prowess and unique jazz and R&B stylings, Reeves received the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance for three consecutive recordings - a Grammy first in any vocal category. Featured in George Clooney’s six-time Academy Award nominated Good Night, and Good Luck, Reeves won her fourth of five Best Jazz Vocal Grammys for the film’s soundtrack. In 2015, her latest release and first in five years, Beautiful Life, won the 2015 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Reeves is a natural wonder not to be missed.
A rising star from Canada, singer/songwriter Kellylee Evans will immediately draw you in with her naturally magnetic charm, effervescence and a musical spirit critics have described as “effortless.” Her chameleon-like performances have gained worldwide acclaim for their electrifying conjuring of soul, pop and hip-hop grooves that feel simultaneously fresh and retro. With three albums and two Juno awards to her credit, Kellylee continues to awe and impress audiences around the globe with her undeniably current sound.
Due to an unforeseen medical issue, our February 24th & 25th Kellylee Evans performances have been cancelled. We apologize for this inconvenience.
Thank you for your support of Southern Voices and the Library Theatre. All other festival events will remain as scheduled.
Singer, songwriter, actor, producer and newly-minted, best-selling author, Alan Doyle is probably best known as the lead singer for the beloved band Great Big Sea. Formed in 1993 with Sean McCann, Bob Hallett and Darrell Power, their signature style fused traditional Newfoundland music with their own pop sensibilities. Now embarking as a solo artist, his music’s joyous spirit continues to shine with the optimism of Doyle’s own ethos, “We’re lucky to be here, so let’s make the most of it.”
LUMA Theater is an exhilarating light spectacle that captures the audiences’ imaginations by using the dark as the canvas and light as the brush to create colorful illusions by combining rhythmic gymnastics, dance, magic, puppetry and physics with well-coordinated motion. It is an experience that will leave you mesmerized and full of wonder. “Art in Darkness” is the first all-female cast in LUMA’s long history featuring Melissa Staroszik, Canada’s rhythmic gymnastics champion, and seven talented and beautiful dancers.
Larry Gatlin Trio
With over a dozen Top 40 hits to his credit, Larry Gatlin is an icon in country music. His career, spanning four decades, has taken him from dusty Texas stages to the White House and from Broadway to the Grammy awards. Raised on gospel music, Larry found himself in Nashville in the early 70s, aided by the legendary Dottie West, writing songs that would be recorded by Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson and Elvis Presley, while songs he recorded with his brothers, Steve and Rudy, such as “Sweet Becky Walker,” “Broken Lady” and “All the Gold in California,” landed them atop the country charts.
The Library Theatre is sponsored in part by the City of Hoover and the Friends of the Hoover Public Library.
The Library Theatre is a professional venue bringing world-class entertainment to an intimate setting in the heart of Hoover.
|HOOVER PUBLIC LIBRARY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
MAYOR, CITY OF HOOVER
Sara Rast, Chairman
Fine Arts Coordinator
HOOVER CITY COUNCIL