The Excellence Arts Academy at the Alton YWCA presents a stage show to kick off its 2012-2013 season.  "A Raisin in the Sun" will be presented in six performances this weekend and next at the Alton Middle School auditorium on College Avenue.   The first performance is tonight at 7:00, and tickets will be available at the door.

Jacob Henderson is the head of the Academy and director of the show, and is looking forward to returning to the place where he got his start.  Henderson graduated from Alton High when it was on College Avenue, and looks back in appreciation on the work of his former instructors:


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Tickets to the show at Alton Middle School are $10 for adults, and $5 for children.  For more information, call the YWCA at 465-7774 or go to

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