Birmingham, Ala. — Vulcan® Park and Museum will kick off its annual Birmingham Revealed after-hours series on Thursday, February 12. Unwind with Vulcan as we disclose the people and history that have helped shape our dynamic city! For 2015, the Birmingham Revealed three-part sequence offers up another round of our city’s creative best. Here’s what’s in store:
The Roots of Alabama Gospel, with Bobby Horton and the Birmingham Sunlights
February 12—5:30 p.m.
Alabama’s gospel music traditions flourish throughout the state of Alabama, in churches and
Sacred Harp singings, on music stages and recording studios, at quilting bees and singing competitions. Two performing legends, Bobby Horton and the Birmingham Sunlights, know the state’s musical heritage intimately. For the first time, Bobby and the Sunlights perform together tunes from Alabama’s vibrant sacred music tradition.
Italian Cooking in the Magic City, with Mary Jo Gagliano and Chef Chris Vizzina
March 12—5:30 p.m.
Awaken your taste buds with authentic Italian dishes! Mary Jo Gagliano of La Tavolo Sicilian Cooking School and Imports and Chef Chris Vizzina of The Vizzina Group think everyone should enjoy Italian cuisine, so they’re sharing recipes handed down through their families and
perfected over the years. Mary Jo and Chef Chris will reveal cooking secrets from their family’s native country, with an emphasis on Sicilian recipes. We bring to you two dynamic Italian chefs whose heritage coincides with the exhibition, La Storia: Birmingham’s Italian Community.
Determination, Drama, and Daring: The Life of Louise Wooster
April 9—5:30 p.m.
Birmingham “madam” and humanitarian, Louise Wooster lived a life unimaginable for her day, complete with tragedy, comedy and her infamous dalliance with John Wilkes Booth. In partnership with UAB’s School of Public Health, Vulcan presents a one-woman show portraying Wooster as she promoted herself, leaving the audience to decide what was fact, fiction or fantasy. This brand new production written by Ellise Mayor is drawn from her research and Wooster’s The Autobiography of a Magdalen.
Admission is $10 and $8 for Vulcan® Park and Museum members and includes entrance to the museum, the observation tower, and the La Storia exhibit. For more details about Birmingham Revealed 2015 or to purchase tickets for each event see visitvulcan.com/events.