Cedric L. Threatt Book Signing

The Leeds Arts Council is proud to host the book signing of Cedric L. Threatt on Saturday, August 8th from 1:30 until 3:30 pm. His two books, The Seven Keys to Success : Seven Keys to Unlocking Your Hearts Desire and Seven Keys to Unlocking Your Divine Potential, will be available for purchase.

Mr. Threatt is a husband, father, author, poet and speaker who lives in Odenville, Alabama. He is married to his wife of 26 years, Sharmon. They have four children and five grandchildren.

He developed a passion for writing and speaking at an early age after his 7th grade literature teacher entered him in a poetry reading contest. He continued to read as well as write his own poetry through high school. After finishing high school, he enlisted in the United States Air Force where he served faithfully for four years. Upon returning home, he began working for Southern Natural Gas Company as a Gas Controller/SCADA Operator, but poetry was still his first love.

As a result of his love for poetry and the spoken word, he has written and self published 12 books for children and adults. He has been featured on numerous TV shows, in newspapers and magazines. He has visited many schools and other venues where he has shared his books and poetry with audiences of all ages. His dynamic personality has caused many to refer to him as Cedric “THE EDU-TAINER”.

When Cedric’s not writing or speaking, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading and playing golf with friends. He has an earnest desire to be an inspiration to everyone through his writing and speaking talents, by helping them realize their potential within and by encouraging them to follow their dreams.

Come and meet Cedric L. Threatt. He will inspire you.

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Artist Grady Sue Saxon – Opening Reception – August 2, 2015

The Leeds Arts Council, Inc. will honor artist Dr. Grady Sue Saxon with an opening  reception on Sunday, August 2, 2015, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.  The public is invited to meet the artist and enjoy her beautiful photographs, paintings, … Continue reading

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Into the Woods opens on July 10

into-the-woodsJuly 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 @ 7:00 pm  July 12, 19, 26 @ 2:00 pm                     Tickets $15                              Reservations are recommended.             More information

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Artist Charles L. Smith Opening Reception – July 5, 2015

Smith-2015-07-2crThe Leeds Arts Council, Inc. will honor artist Charles L. Smith (Charlie) with an opening reception on Sunday, July 5, 2015, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.  The public is invited to meet the artist and view his beautiful oil paintings and photos and models of his amazing sculptural works  There is no charge.

Most of Charlie’s paintings are realistic and feature a variety of subjects – landscapes, water, sky, still life, and more than a few “critters.”  The photos and models will feature three of his military sculptural works.

For more information, visit Artist Reception


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Brandi Overbeck performs “Streisand” – June 20, 2015


The Leeds Arts Council is proud to announce the appearance of Brandi Overbeck performing “Streisand” on June 20 at 7:00 pm.  Brandi performed last year at our annual fashion show and we are pleased that she is returning with the music of Barbara Streisand.

Tickets are $10.00.  Reservations are not necessary but if you want to make reservations call 205-699-1892. Please leave your name, number of tickets you need, and a phone number. Speak slowly.

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Artist Deb Gregory Opening Reception – June 7, 2015

Sunday, June 7, 2015, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Deb Gregory will exhibit her breath-taking photographs of eagles in the gallery of the Leeds Theatre & Arts Center in June. The public is invited to the reception on June 7 to meet the … Continue reading

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Godspell, Jr. – June 1-5

godspellA one-week summer camp for students in rising grades 2-12. June 1-5, from 9 am to 5 pm each day. Performances on June 5 at 7 pm; and two performances on Saturday June 6 at 2 pm and 7 pm. Show will be GODSPELL JR. directed by Mike Bridges, award-winning drama teacher from Our Lady of the Valley Catholic School.

For more information, see For the Kids

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Auditions for “Into the Woods” – May 16 @ 1:30pm

Auditions for the summer musical, “Into the Woods,” will be held on May 16, 2015, from 1:30 until 4:30 at the Leeds Theatre and Arts Center,  8140 Parkway Drive in downtown Leeds.

The show will be directed by Cliff Keen, Jr., with Shane Champion as the Musical Director.

Show dates are July 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, and 25 at 7:00 pm.

Sunday shows are July 12, 19 and 26 at 2:00 pm.

Rehearsals will begin the week of May 25 and will generally be Monday through Saturday, though not every night.  Be prepared to rehearse on Saturday afternoons.

Those auditioning will need to prepare 16 bars of music. Please bring your sheet music with you. You will be required to sing with the accompianist. No acapella auditions. No singing with CD’s. Please be adequately prepared for the audition. Thank you!

If you have any questions call Cliff at 205-641-0975.

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Leeds Community Chorus – May 16 at 7pm & May 17 at 2pm – $5

2015 spring concert

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Artist Esther Levy – Opening Reception – Sunday, May 3, 2015 – 1:30-3:30 pm

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Esther Levy is interested in many types of media.  She uses them all and may even use a variety in one art piece.  Most of her work contains paintings of women,  She feels there is a natural connection that all … Continue reading

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