Alabama Ballet 2726 1st Ave S 205-322-4300 alabamaballet.org BIRMINGHAM

The Alabama Ballet seeks to promote and foster classical and contemporary ballet through high-quality performances, dance education and community outreach. The company consists of 20 professional dancers and 14 apprentices from across the globe. The Alabama Ballet is a world- class dance company and a gateway to the greatest dance pieces in history. Kelly B.

Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame & The Carver Theatre 1631 4th Ave N 205-254-2731 jazzhall.com BIRMINGHAM

Housed in the beautifully restored, art deco Carver The-

atre, the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame is home to fascinating memorabilia from Birming- ham s rich jazz history. Exhibits are on display celebrating some of America s greatest musicians with Alabama ties such as Nat King Cole, Erskine Hawkins and Sun Ra. Located in the Civil Rights District and within walking distance of the Birming- ham Civil Rights Institute, the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and Kelly Ingram Park. I love the Jazz Hall of Fame because of the many events and educational opportunities it pro- vides for our youth. Rudy L.

Alabama School of Fine Arts 1800 8th Ave N 205-252-9241 asfa.k12.al.us BIRMINGHAM

Called Public Education with Passion, ASFA is a public school providing premier arts education

to impassioned students in grades 7-12. Specialty focuses include creative writing, dance, mathematics and science, music, theatre arts, visual arts and core academic courses. ASFA showcases some amazing young talent. The dance, theatre, music and art departments offer quality performances several times per year. Jennifer D.

Alabama Symphony Orchestra 1200 10th Ave S 205-251-7727 alabamasymphony.org BIRMINGHAM

Presenting nine concert series encompassing over 190 concerts annually, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra brings to life some of the world s most beloved musical masterpieces. ASO performs with Opera Birmingham and the Alabama Ballet and also collaborates with several other arts and cultural or-

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