Distinguished Events Series
Dolores Hydock and Bobby Horton
Coming in April . . .
"A Sweet Strangeness Thrills My Heart: The World of Sallie Independence Foster, 1861-1887"
Sallie Independence Foster was 12 years old and living in what is now Rogers Hall on the UNA campus when the War Between the States began. She kept a journal at the time, which continues through the war and for another 22 years, as Sallie grows to be a young woman and begins a family of her own. Storyteller Dolores Hydock and nationally known musician and music historian Bobby Horton interweave Sallie's journals, letters, historical photographs, and music of the time to create a uniquely personal glimpse at a radically changing world.
The show will begin at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, in Norton Auditorium. Admission is free, and no ticket is required.
Dolores Hydock is an actress, writer, and storyteller. Her one-woman shows and story performances have been featured at special events throughout the U.S., including the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, Tennessee. She will return to the UNA campus on May 16 - 17 for the 4th Annual Front Porch Storytelling Festival.
Bobby Horton is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and music historian. He has produced and performed music scores for sixteen films for the National Park Service, and fourteen PBS films by Ken Burns, including The Civil War, Lewis and Clark, and Baseball. His recordings of authentic period music have been acclaimed by historical organizations and publications throughout the US and Europe.
A CD recording of A Sweet Strangeness Thrills My Heart: The World of Sallie Independence Foster, 1861 - 1887 earned a 2014 Resource Award from Storytelling World magazine. The CD will be available at the performance and at Dolores' website.
Coming in May . . .
UNA Front Porch Storytelling Festival
The very best professional storytellers (including the "dean of storytelling" Donald Davis) will entertain at the Fourth Annual University of North Alabama Front Porch Storytelling Festival on Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17, 2014 in the Performance Center. Special events are planned to kick off the festival during that week, so check back for more information!
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