#8216;Stars#039; set to fall on Ga-Ana March 4

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 2, 2006

Get ready, music lovers: The Stars Fell on Alabama Music Revue will soon be rolling into Georgiana.

The show is slated for 7 p.m. Saturday, March 4 at the Ga-ana Theatre.

No less than three acts will take the stage of the fabled theater that evening. Southern writer-performers Karren Pell and Tim Henderson will be joined by writer-performer Nils Maaetoft, all the way from Denmark, as the &#8220Capitol Heights Hillbillies.”

The trio will provide a fun evening of stories, original songs and old favorites for the audience to enjoy.

Pell is known here in Alabama for her work on the Alabama Shakespeare Festival's production of &#8220Fair and Tender Ladies,” and for her essays and songs about Alabama. The trio, which has developed a devoted following in the state, will be making its first appearance at the Ga-Ana.

Singer-songwriter Joe Kollar, a native of Greensboro, N.C., is known for his quirky songs that result from letting those ideas &#8220go with the flow.”

Kollar has been singing and writing songs since the age of 15, eventually becoming a popular performer in the coffee house scene at Chapel Hill. The UNC graduate decided to &#8220wander the planet” a bit, spending time in Europe and performing in Austin, Texas.

He now lives in Montgomery where he ended up in graduate school. He still loves to entertain because, he says, &#8220you never know what is going to happen – performing is fun and good for you!”

Ricky Fitzgerald may be a little fellow, but the second grader isn't afraid to follow in some big footsteps: those of Georgiana's own Hank Williams Sr. whose songs he specializes in performing.

Fitzgerald, born and reared in Montgomery, began singing at age four, making his first public appearance singing &#8220Hey Good Lookin'” at a Hank Williams celebration the following year.

Fitzgerald also plays acoustic guitar and now has his own band, the Lost Highway Band, formed from veteran musicians who participate in weekend jams. He has discovered many fans and friends at the bi-monthly jams at the Hank Williams Museum and Old Alabama Town in Montgomery.

Fitzgerald has also been a part of Alan Jackson's &#8220Midnight in Montgomery” video and appeared as a feature performer at the Prattville Dance Hall and the annual birthday celebration for the Hank Williams Museum.

In late 2005, Fitzgerald and his band performed at the Ga-Ana Theatre and joined Greenville's holiday festivities kicking off the annual Christmas parade, performing afterwards in Confederate Park.

The young singer seems poised to draw bigger and bigger crowds as his fan base grows.

All three acts in The Stars Fell on Alabama Musical Revue can be enjoyed for just $6 per person.

For more information, contact (334) 376-9019 or (334) 382-7959.