Nov. 16, 8 p.m.
The Eisenhower Dance Ensemble will kick off Samford University’s Wright Center Presents Series Nov. 16. This acclaimed modern dance troupe will present “NewDANCEfest,” a collection of dances by five respected choreographers. As part of the ensemble’s residency, a group of Birmingham dance students will study with the company throughout the week and perform with the company for a portion of the concert. This year’s series will also include performances by Emmy Award winner Ed Asner, noted humorist Garrison Keillor, Tony Award winner Linda Eder and Grammy Award winner Neil Sedaka. The season will also feature theater, dance and music performances. For more information on all events, directions, parking information and online links to tickets, visit www.samford.edu/wrightcenter.