Press Release - Detail
For release Friday, August 6, 2010
CONTACT: Linda Wilson
Staff Development Coordinator, Public Relations Department
Birmingham Public Library
Phone: (205) 226-3746

September BPL@Night Features Gospel Music and Improv Theatre

The Birmingham Public Library (BPL) will host local improv troupe Extemporaneous Theatre Company (ETC) and gospel singer L. Spenser Smith in its September BPL@Night programming line-up. ETC will offer a special performance at the Springville Road Library on Thursday, September 16, and Mr. Smith will perform music from his new album at the Central Library on Thursday, September 23. These events are free and open to the public.

Springville Road Library
September 16 at 6:30 p.m.
ETC: Extemporaneous Theatre Company
Birmingham’s premier improvisation troupe has put together a special evening for their Springville Road performance. Founded in 2008, ETC is a repertory-style company comprised of professional artists in theatre, comedy, and a variety of specialties. Their goals are to bolster the theatre community in Birmingham and to provide training for aspiring young actors.

Central Library
September 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Library Atrium
The Music of L. Spenser Smith
Gospel singer L. Spenser Smith will perform music from his new solo album. Along with his group Testament, Smith has garnered praise from both the gospel and secular music communities for his innovative lyrics, tight harmonies, and extraordinary musical arrangements. In addition to his own music, Smith has written and performed with such artists as Karen Clark Sheard and Donald Lawrence.

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BPL@Night is a series of high quality evening performances offered free-of-charge by Birmingham Public Library in an effort to bring enriching cultural programs to downtown Birmingham and the city’s neighborhoods. BPL@Night highlights local and regional performers that reflect the diversity of our community and draw from a wide range of personal experience. Through programs such as these, the library seeks to provide Birmingham citizens of all ages opportunities for entertainment, ongoing education, and personal growth.
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