• Sumter County Fine Arts Council kicks off season with organist and vintage silent film on Sept. 13

    Posted: August 17, 2016

    Author: Public Relations

    The University of West Alabama and the Sumter County Fine Arts Council welcomes noted organist Larry Davis. He will accompany the classic Harold Lloyd film "Safety Last!" on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 at 7 p.m. in Bibb Graves Auditorium on the University's campus.

    According to Davis, "The opportunity to present a silent film on such a unique and historic instrument as the one at the University of West Alabama is both a privilege and a challenge. I am certain that Harold Lloyd's genius will make this a delightful time for all those in attendance, and it will be great fun for me to collaborate with him in the evening's entertainment." 

     David, retired after a 30-year career in law enforcement, is the associate house organist at the Strand Theatre in his hometown of Marietta, Ga.; at the Rylander Theatre in Americus, Ga.; and at the Tivoli Theatre in Chattanooga, Tenn. 

     He has played concert and silent films throughout the south, including several appearances at the Alabama Theatre in Birmingham.  Davis has been playing the organ since age 11.

     "I have come back to my first and greatest musical love. I am having more fun than I could ever have hoped for, and all of my dreams have come true," Davis said.

      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.

     The Sumter County Fine Arts Council 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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