Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for September 26, 2012:
JEH JEH LIVE - All eyes are on UABs Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center this week as a MASS Ensemble and the ASC present "Cirque Alys Aerial Music, an original, immersive musical experience combining one-of-a-kind instruments, musicians, aerial performers and sculpture. William Close and MASS Ensemble wowed Alys Stephens Center audiences in 2010 with an enormously popular community residency and jaw-dropping performance that featured some of the group's experimental musical instruments, including a giant Earth Harp constructed from the walls of the Alys Stephens Center. After working with MASS Ensemble the first time, the Alys Stephens Center approached artistic director Close with the idea of creating a brand-new, never-before-seen production specifically for the ASC. Mastermind Close is an installation artist and musician who has developed more than 100 new types of musical instruments, including the majestic, stringed instrument known as the Earth Harp. The concept of "Aerial Music" developed because the features of the ASC's Jemison Concert Hall make for the perfect setting to produce and perform aerial works. "Cirque Alys Aerial Music" will explore the relationship of music to air and sound to space while evoking moments of musical weightlessness. Audiences can get a glimpse of the grand performance to come with free events during the weeklong residency leading up to the performance, including outdoor demonstrations at noon and 6 p.m., with happy hour at 5:30 p.m., each day Sept. 25-27, and a free lecture about the performance at 5 p.m. Sept. 25, all at the Alys Stephens Center, 1200 10th Ave. South. For tickets or more information, call (205) 975-2787 or visit www.AlysStephens.org
ZOO CREW - Mickey visits with someone from the Birmingham Zoo to learn more about the Cotton Top Tamarin. For more information, visit birminghamzoo.com.
CHILIN' FOR THE CURE - The North Central Alabama Susan G Komen for the Cure hosts its first Chilin' for the Cure today from 11am - 2pm! The Chili Lunch and Bake Sale will benefit the upcoming Race for the Cure on October 20th! The day also provides a wonderful opportunity to register and or drop-off donations for the upcoming Race for the Cure in person - those who register will be entered into drawings throughout the day for gift cards to Belk, Academy, and Zea; pick-up materials like yard signs, brochures, and donation cans; learn more about our wonderful volunteer opportunities; & enjoy baked goods which include cupcakes, brownies, cookies, lemon squares, oatmeal cream pies, and more! Simply drop by the office at 1909 27th Avenue South in Homewood and pick up your bowl of chili for $5. You can also purchase baked goods for dessert. For more information, call (205) 263-1700 or visit komenncalabama.org.
ASK THE PET DOCTOR - Dr. Jerome Williams from Red Mountain Animal Clinic joined us to take viewer questions about their pets. For more information, call (205) 326-8080 or visit redmountainanimalclinic.com.
GARDENING - Take a trip back in time to rediscover the culture and contributions of Native Alabamians. Native American life will take shape through demonstrations featuring flint knapping, cooking, hunting weapons, activities like leaf pounding, beading, corn grinding and gourd painting and activities featuring Native American temporary tattoos, a scavenger hunt for native medicinal herbs and the Three Sisters Garden. Enjoy the sounds of drums and flutes and the highlight of the day three dance performances by the Sylestine Legacy-including a black-light performance at sunset! Food vendors will sell fry bread, Indian tacos and roasted corn. Offsite parking and free continuous shuttle will be available. It all takes place on Sunday, October 7th from 12-7:30pm at the Aldridge Gardens (3530 Lorna Road, Hoover). For more information, call (205) 682-8019 or visit www.aldridgegardens.com.
Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, Jeh Jeh kicks off the at the Greek Food Festival! We talk with top officials about a prescription drug take back and how you can safely discard your's! Ken Follet bring us his new book - WINTER OF THE WORLD: Book Two of the Century Trilogy. We check out some tailgating ideas for your weekend ball games and even have some great recipes for you! Our pet of the week joins us in the studio! And Tennessee great Chamique Holdsclaw shares her story of tragedy and triumph ... that and more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!