The Lyric, built in 1914, is one of the few remaining venues nationwide with the acoustics and close audience seating designed for vaudeville shows. A nonprofit group now owns the theatre and is raising funds to restore it as a performing arts center.
Kasman won first place for her performance of Sergei Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1 at the Alabama Music Teachers Association’s State Collegiate Piano Concerto Auditions. The auditions were held at Samford University on March 14 and winners qualified for the AMTA’s upcoming state conference in Tuscaloosa in June.