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Birmingham native Ruben Studdard, who won “American Idol” in 2003, will perform at Calhoun Community College on Thursday for the school’s 60th anniversary celebration.
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Birmingham native Ruben Studdard, who won “American Idol” in 2003, will perform at Calhoun Community College on Thursday for the school’s 60th anniversary celebration.

Ruben to perform at Calhoun

American Idol winner Ruben Studdard will entertain Thursday on Calhoun Community College’s Decatur campus as part of its 60th anniversary celebration.

The outdoor event will begin at 7 p.m. on the lawn in front of Calhoun’s Health Sciences Center, located on the north end of campus.

Studdard, called the “Velvet Teddy Bear,” is a Birmingham native who was voted the 2003 American Idol.

He received a Grammy Award nomination for his R&B single, “Superstar,” and received the NAACP’s Best New Artist award in 2004.

Opening acts will include local entertainers Dorothy Cole as Tina Turner; Ahead of the Wake; Monkee and the Spank Daddys; and The Alabama Blues Brothers.

Those attending the concert should bring lawn chairs or blankets. Vendors will be selling food.

Advance tickets

Advance tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students with valid ID. Day-of-concert tickets will be $20.

Tickets may be purchased at the following locations on Calhoun’s Decatur campus: the bookstore in Kelley Gymnasium; the cashier window in Chasteen Student Center; the main lobby desk in the Math-Science Center; the public relations office, Suite 320, third floor of the Math-Science Center; and the business office on the third floor of the Math-Science Center. They are also available at Jimmy Smith Jewelers in Decatur.

On Calhoun’s Huntsville campus, tickets will be sold in the main office and the business office. They also will be available in Room 103, Building 3343, at Calhoun’s Redstone Arsenal site, and at these branches of the North Alabama Teachers Credit Union: main office, 2309 Whitesburg Drive S., Sparkman Drive branch at 2100 Sparkman Drive N.W., Steering branch at 20780 Sandy Road (Family Security Credit Union building) at Tanner, and the Athens branch at 107 U.S. 31 S.

For more information, check www.calhoun.edu.

Another 60th anniversary event will be the dedication of the new Health Sciences Center on the Decatur campus at 11 a.m. Oct. 5, with tours to be given by health students.

Patrice Stewart

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