N T Wright 2019
Space, Time and History: Jesus and the Challenge of God, featuring N.T. Wright
September 9, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Wright Center
Cost: $20-$30

What do we mean when we say God, and how do we know? Those questions have exercised theologians, philosophers and enquiring minds of all sorts for centuries, often without considering the historical world of meaning in which Jesus himself lived.

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N T Wright 2019
A Debate on the Meaning of Israel, featuring N.T. Wright and Mark Kinzer
September 11, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Location: Wright Center
Cost: $20-$30

N. T. Wright and Mark Kinzer will debate the place of non-Messianic Jews in God’s covenant. They will address the following two questions: Are non-messianic Jews members of God’s covenanted people? If so, do they as a people have a unique covenantal calling that distinguishes their calling from that of every other society or nation?

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The Magic of David Garrard
September 12, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Wright Center

Samford alumnus and world class magician, David Garrard brings his special brand of magic to Samford. David’s mix of magic and music has made him popular with audiences throughout the United States for more than 50 years. He recently appeared on the popular television show Penn and Teller: Fool Us! David’s show will feature audience participation tricks, so be ready to help make the magic happen! David will also perform several larger illusions, such as Houdini’s Trunk or Sawing a Woman in Two. Admission is free and no ticket necessary!

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Davis Architects Guest Artist Series presents Sammy Miller and the Congregation
October 1, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Co-presented by the Wright Center. A native of Los Angeles, Grammy® nominated drummer Sammy Miller has become known for his relentless focus on making music that feels good as a drummer, singer, and bandleader. Upon completing his Master’s at The Juilliard School, Sammy formed his ensemble, The Congregation. As a band, they share the power of community through their music—joyful jazz. Award winning theatre incubator, Ars Nova selected The Congregation for the ‘Makers Lab’ in 2017 to develop their genre-bending show, “Great Awakening.” While independently the band members have performed and recorded with notable artists including Wynton Marsalis, Lady Gaga, and Queen Latifah at venues including the White House, Lincoln Center and the Hollywood Bowl, they have opted to stick together to spread joy throughout the world. Get onboard @smcongregation.

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Opera Birmingham presents Catch a Rising Star
October 20, 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Catch a Rising Star features the winner of our 2019 Opera Birmingham Vocal Competition in an intimate recital. Previous competition winners have included a number of artists who have gone on to international careers, with this concert providing valuable exposure and experience for the rising generation of opera stars.

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Opera Birmingham presents Sounds of the Season
December 15, 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Kick off the holidays with Sounds of the Season, a concert of favorites both sacred and secular. Drawing on the talent of the Opera Birmingham Chorus, the concert will feature a variety of solo and ensemble performances by native Birmingham artists, setting the perfect mood for the holiday season.

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Melissa Manchester
February 14, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Brock Recital Hall

Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Melissa Manchester comes to Samford, part of the Tonight at the Wright entertainment series.

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Opera Birmingham presents Cinderella
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Location: Wright Center

For the first time ever, Opera Birmingham brings to life Massenet’s enchanting French opera, Cinderella! With soaring love duets, and thrilling high notes, this magical operatic gem is one not to be missed. Join us for this classic fairy-tale love story, perfect for opera lovers of all ages and anyone who believes in true love and happily-ever-after! Features the Opera Birmingham Chorus and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.

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Destination Motown
Destination Motown featuring Sensational Soul Cruisers
March 26, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Location: Wright Center

The Sensational Soul Cruisers are an 11 piece show band that performs “Destination Motown,” where they deliver the greatest hits by the Temptations, the Jackson Five, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops and so many others. It is a multi-media show with this incredible live band that are described as a cross between Kool and the Gang, Chicago and the Temptations, delivering a “WOW” show, time after time.

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