• UWA and SCFAC welcome Dolores Hydock and Bobby Horton

    Posted: September 14, 2016

    Author: Public Relations

    The University of West Alabama and the Sumter County Fine Arts Council continue its 45th season by hosting their second event on Nov. 10. at 7 p.m. at the Bibb Graves Auditorium. Dolores Hydock and Bobby Horton will be presenting “A Sweet Strangeness Thrills My Heart: The Journals of Sallies Independence Foster 1061-1887.”

    General admission is $10 for adults and $2 for students. Sumter County Fine Arts Council members and UWA students will be admitted free. UWA students must provide valid student identification.

    Sallie Independence Foster lived in Florence, Ala. and was only 12 years old when the Civil War began. From 1861-1865 Sallie kept a diary telling of events that transpired throughout and even after the war. Hydock and Horton take Sallie’s journal entries and through the use of camp songs, period favorites, and original tunes, bring her stories to life.

    Bobby Horton was born and raised in Birmingham, Ala. His lifelong passion for music and history began at an early age. Most of the men in his young life were World War II veterans, as he listened to their war stories he soon made the connection between these stories and the content of his school history books. When he was nine years old the United States celebrated the Centennial of the Civil War. This celebration brought the Civil War to the forefront of his interest and his love of history became deeply rooted.

    Dolores Hydock is an actress and story performer, whose work has been featured at a variety of concerts, festivals, and special events throughout the U.S. Her 10 CDs of original stories have all received Resource Awards from Storytelling World Magazine.

    The SCFAC receives support from the Alabama State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the University of West Alabama, the Black Belt Community Foundation, and other agencies, businesses and individuals. For more information on the Council, visit www.scfac.uwa.edu.
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