Coffee County Arts Alliance releases calendar

Published 3:00 am Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Coffee County Arts Alliance has announced its calendar of events for the 2015-2016 season. Although it might be a bit cliché to say this year’s calendar will be one of the best ever, it truly will be said Ginny Cannon, CCAA marketing.

“We have an outstanding calendar of artists and events and a calendar that offers a wide variety of entertainment,” Cannon said.

The Coffee County Arts Alliance will kick off its calendar year on Thursday, Oct. 15 with the “Guy Penrod: Gospel with a Country Flavor” concert at the Enterprise High School Performing Arts Center.

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“Guy Penrod is a Grammy Award-winning recording artist and a top-selling Southern Gospel performer,” Cannon said. “He was the lead singer of the Gaither Vocal Band for 14 years before he launched his solo ministry.”

Cannon said Penrod is known for his country styling and has appeared on The Grand Ole Opry and has numerous recordings. His latest album, “Worship” features classic and contemporary songs, including “Shout to the Lord” and “Victory in Jesus.”

“Guy Penrod is one of the most in-demand touring artists in Christian music,” Cannon said.

The CCAA’s Christmas show will be “Branson on the Road – Christmas Style” on Dec. 8 at Elba High School and will feature fiddle, mandolin and banjo music, beautiful rhinestone costumes and hilarious comedy.

“You’ll hear favorite Christmas songs like ‘Holly Jolly Christmas’ and old country favorites like ‘A White Sport Coat,’” Cannon said. “On January 21,we’ll be back at Enterprise for ‘The Second-City: Fully Loaded,’ with Chicago’s legendary sketch and improv comedy theater. It will feature some of Chicago’s best and brightest comedians.”

On March 17, the CCAA will present “The Official Blues Brothers Revue” at Enterprise High School.

“The ‘Revue’ combines the comedy and hits from the original movie and pays homage to Chicago’s rich history of blues, gospel and soul music,” Cannon said.

The CCAA’s annual Piney Woods Arts Festival, a juried arts and crafts show, will be April 2 and 3 at Enterprise State Community College in Enterprise. Admission to the festival is free.

The arts alliance also will provide educational and cultural enrichment for students with presentations by the Birmingham Children’s Theater in the fall of 2015 and the spring of 2016.

Individual tickets prices are $25 for adults and $20 for students if purchased in advance. If purchased the day of the event, prices are $30 for adults and $23 for students. Tickets may be purchased locally at The Printing Press in Troy.