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ALABAMA BALLET Alabama Ballet seeks to promote and foster the development of classical and contemporary ballet through high-quality education and com- munity outreach. Under the direction of Tracey Alvey, this company of 41 professional dancers presents four full-length productions annually. 2726 1st Ave S, 322-4300. For tickets and details, alabamaballet.org or call 205-975-2787.

ALABAMA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA The Alabama Symphony Orchestra has entertained audiences for more than 70 years, playing a variety of classical and popular compositions and hosting performances by some of the fi nest international guest artists. The symphony s 54 talented musicians bring to life some of the world s most treasured musical masterpieces. 3621 6th Ave S, 205-251-7727. alabamasymphony.org

ALABAMA THEATRE Built in the 1920s, The Alabama Theatre is one of the nation s last operating movie palaces, featuring fi rst-run and revival fi lms,

concerts and other special events. The Mighty Wurlitzer organ still rises from the orchestra pit and is often played to accompany silent fi lms. Attending an event or movie at the Alabama is one of the most highly recommended activities for visitors to the city. Business Hours: Mon. Fri. 9:00 AM 4 PM, later during special events. Admission charged: varies by event, 1817 Third Ave N, 205-252- 2262, alabamatheatre.com

ALDRIDGE REPERTORY THEATRE Aldridge Repertory Theatre launched their inaugural season at the historic Carver Theatre with the southern premiere of No Child by Nilaja Sun. Over the past 20 years Aldridge Repertory Theatre has produced many shows including the Pulitzer Prize winning play Fences and the Broadway hit musical Purlie. 209 20th St N, Suite 145, 205-264-9910, aldridgerep.org.

BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK Not only is this road course second to none, it is set within a perfectly manicured and sculptured landscape. Visitors can watch auto