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For Immediate Release

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For Immediate Release                                                  
The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa
Contact:  Kevin Ledgewood 
pr@tuscarts.org  
205-758-5195, x6

 WESTWOOD ART MONTH AT THE BAMA WILL FEATURE MUSIC AND VISUAL ART

 (Tuscaloosa) The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa will host “Westwood Art Month at the Bama” May 1 – 17, 2014 featuring the fine arts programs of Westwood Elementary. The event will include an exhibit of the students’ visual art and the 9th annual Musical Extravaganza in the theatre.

Art work created by students in grades K - 5 will be displayed at the Bama’s Junior League Gallery May 1 - 17.  All work is original and consists of drawing and painting.  Awards for Best of Show, first, second, third and honorable mention will be given in grades K-2 and 3-5.  Admission to the exhibit is free.  Gallery hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. - 12 noon and 1 - 4 p.m. and also during Bama Theatre events.  Enter the gallery through the Arts Council offices, located on the second floor of the PARA Building, during daytime hours.

The 9th Annual Musical Extravaganza will feature the Westwood Singers in Rock and Roll Forever (How It All Began) and will take place on May 1 at 7 p.m. Celebrating the history of rock and roll, it features the music of Elvis, Little Richard, James Brown, The Beach Boys and others. The Westwood Singers II will also perform on this program and will sing a medley of Disney tunes and several other pieces.  Both ensembles are directed by Merry Livingston.

Box office and doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Admission to the musical is $5 for adults/teens and $1 for children twelve and under. Ages 5 and younger will be admitted free. Contact Westwood at 342-2666 for additional ticket information.

The Arts Council is Westwood’s partner in the Tuscaloosa County Adopt-A-School program. For more information about the program, visit tuscaloosachamber.com/aas.

The Bama Theatre is located at 600 Greensboro Avenue in downtown Tuscaloosa. For more information about The Arts Council or Bama Theatre, patrons should LIKE the Facebook page “The Arts Council – Bama Theatre – Cultural Arts Center” and follow tuscarts on Twitter. Call 205-758-5195 or visit tuscarts.org for further information.

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Kevin Ledgewood