Cullman County Bicentennial Committee donates to Wallace State Fine and Performing Arts program

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Wallace State Singers director Tiffany Richter and Wallace State student Riley Adams of Cullman accept a $1,600 donation from the Cullman County Bicentennial Committee on behalf of the Wallace State Fine and Performing Arts program.

HANCEVILLE, Ala. – Wallace State Community College’s Fine and Performing Arts program received a $1,600 donation from the Cullman County Bicentennial Committee, supporting the program’s upcoming production and European tour of “Stars Fell on Alabama: Music Inspired by a Southern State.”

“I sincerely want to thank the local committee for their support of this project,” said Tiffany Richter, director of the Wallace State Singers. “This donation will go a long way in helping us as we get ready to take more than 50 students to Europe to perform our show celebrating the music of Alabama during the state’s bicentennial celebration.”

The show will incorporate the music of Alabama artists and music made in Alabama, with nods to legends like Hank Williams, Percy Sledge, Tammy Wynette, the group Alabama, as well as to songs recorded at FAME and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio by acts such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Rolling Stones, Cher and more.

Each of Wallace State Performing Arts programs will all be taking part in the production, with local performances planned for May 2-4 in the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre. Less than two weeks later, the group will depart for a nine-day trip to Germany and France. The group will perform in at least three cities, with one performance planned in Cullman’s sister city of Frankweiller, Germany.

The Wallace State Future Foundation is accepting donations to help sponsor students taking the trip.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for these students, and they are very excited at the prospect of traveling to Europe,” Richter said.

For more information about the show or trip, contact Tiffany Richter at 256-352-8034 or tiffany.richter@wallacestate.edu. For more information about Wallace State’s Fine and Performing Arts programs, visit www.wallacestate.edu/fpa.