For W.C. Handy Music Festival goers, the celebration may be almost over, but there are still plenty of events left to check out.
Netflix’s “House of Cards” made Emmy history Thursday with a top drama series nomination, the first time that television’s leading awards have recognized a program delivered online as equal in quality to the best that TV has to offer.
l Travis Wammack and Band
— Jan and Donnie Gullett and Roger Clark — perform 5:30-7:30 p.m. today, Wayne’s Catfish Haven, Russellville. The band also will perform for a dinner show Saturday night at Yesterday’s Event Center, 15631 Browns Ferry Road, Athens. Reservations required: 256-232-2506 or yesterdaysevents.com
Florence artist Amita Bhakta couldn
’t paint after seeing the school shooting in Newton, Conn.
’t feel like touching colors. Her world had gone grey.
— Northwest-Shoals Community College will be hosting a collaborative performance Thursday between the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and Alabama composer and music historian Bobby Horton.
Nashville singer and songwriter Brandon Maddox is organizing music concerts that will benefit St. Jude Children
’s Research Hospital in Memphis. The first will be Saturday at Tharptown High School in Franklin County.
l The Ritz School for the Performing Arts Student Showcase is at 7 p.m. today at the Ritz Theatre, 111 W. Third St., Sheffield. Performing selections in acting, singing and dance will be students from Brooks, Central, Colbert County, Deshler, Lauderdale County, Lexington, Muscle Shoals, Rogers, Sheffield and Wilson high schools. Tickets are $5 and available at the door beginning at 6:30 p.m. Students and school faculty members and administrators are admitted free. Details: Tennessee Valley Art Association, 256-383-0533 or tvaa.net.
— The Tennessee Valley Art Association has announced its 2013 theater season.
Center Stage kicks things off with Ken Ludwig
’s comedy, “Lend Me A Tenor.” Show dates are Thursday-Saturday, June 6-8, and Thursday and Friday, June 13-14.
In January of 2012, Mary Settle Cooney and David Hope as representatives of the Tennessee Valley Art Association and the Ritz Theatre, met with the superintendents of Colbert County, Lauderdale County, Sheffield, Muscle Shoals and Tuscumbia school systems.
The Shoals Symphony at UNA will end its 30th anniversary season Saturday with an extravaganza.
A Choral Extravaganza, to be specific, with a choir that features 110 adults, 47 students, 65 orchestra members and three soloists.
l Karen Gruber, accompanied by Keith Taylor, will perform 5-8 p.m. today at Truly Cigars, 366 Cox Creek Parkway, Florence. On Tuesday, 5-7 p.m., Gruber will be accompanied by Joseph Stallworth at Swampers inside the Marriott Shoals Hotel and Spa, Florence.
— Music in the Park returns to Wilson Park on Wednesdays.
Sponsored by the Florence Parks and Recreation Department, the event will be 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, May through June.