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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 17-19 Dec & Bonus Material

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  • Amos J Wright
    NOTE: Materials in brackets are my additions. Items are listed more or less in reverse chronological order within each section. All links are working at the
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 19, 2008
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      Alabama History/Culture in the News: USE THIS ONE & Bonus Material

      NOTE:


      Materials in brackets are my additions. Items are listed more or less in reverse chronological order within each section. All links are working at the time I send this email. Many of the articles listed are printed in other Alabama newspapers; in general, I do not attempt to list all appearances of an article. Some dates given are those when the item was posted to the newspaper or magazine web site. Some items are listed without links because I could not find online versions.


      Feel free to forward this email as desired....


      AND NOW THE NEWS...



      Additional articles can often be found at Google, Topix or Yahoo news sites:


      http://news.google.com/

      http://www.topix.net/

      http://news.yahoo.com/


      Please note that many articles continue beyond the single web page I have linked here. Web sites related to some articles often appear in the "Bonus Material" section.


      COMING EVENTS*HISTORY**CULTURE**DEATHS*BONUS MATERIAL


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      **COMING/ONGOING EVENTS

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      **Selma Art Guild show starts Thursday [Dec. 18-20]
      http://tinyurl.com/4vhtth
      Selma Times-Journal 17 December 2008

       

      **Jan 9, 2009: 8 pm, Montevallo Poetry Slam, Eclipse Coffee & Books
       http://alabamapoetry.com/

      **The Joe Louis Story (1953). Turner Classic Movies, Jan. 14, 2009, 1-2:30pm CST
      “In this biography, champion boxer Joe Louis fights to make a name for himself.”
      Cast: Coley Wallace, Paul Stewart, Hilda Simms. Dir: Robert Gordon. BW-87mins.

       

      **Jan 17, 2009:  9 am-4 pm, Breeze Hill Writing Retreat: Travel Writing with Judy Bates, Northport http://web.mac.com/wmdsloan/iWeb/Breeze%20Hill

       

      **Jan 21, 2009: 6 pm, [ Ala. author] Richard North Patterson book discussion, The Alabama Booksmith, Homewood , http://www.alabamabooksmith.com/



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      **HISTORY
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      **Pair brings New Orleans style to Alabama renovation project [in Alex City ]
      http://tinyurl.com/4f2vhq
      Montgomery Advertiser 19 December 2008

      **Civil Rights Trail named one of the world’s top destinations [by Frommer’s]
      http://tinyurl.com/4v6zx4
      Montgomery Advertiser 18 December 2008

      **Birthday party [for attorney Fred Gray] a museum fundraiser
      [ Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Center]
      http://tinyurl.com/4742kq
      Montgomery Advertiser 18 December 2008

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1858, 1908, etc.]
      December 19: http://tinyurl.com/4ko348
      December 18: http://tinyurl.com/4yo52r  
      Mobile Press-Register

      ** Selma woman [B.J. Smothers] appointed to Old Cahawba Advisory Committee
      http://tinyurl.com/522m9n
      Selma Times-Journal 17 December 2008


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      **CULTURE
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      **Tracy Pollan will star as Beth Twitty in Natalee Holloway movie
      http://tinyurl.com/4n89ro
      Birmingham News blog 19 December 2008

      **’Magical’ Nobel trip could lead to new opportunities [for Dr. Douglas Prasher]
      http://tinyurl.com/4lc3pu
      Huntsville Times 18 December 2008

      ** Huntsville soprano wows crowd at her Met debut
      Hometown fans make New York pilgrimage to cheer Susanna Phillips
      http://tinyurl.com/4eudx2
      Huntsville Times 17 December 2008

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      **DEATHS
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      **[no entries this issue]


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **New/Forthcoming Books with Alabama Connections

      Jones, Sharon L. Critical Companion to Zora Neale Hurston: A Literary Reference to Her Life and Work. Facts on File, January 2009
      [ Ala. native author and folklorist Hurston died in 1960; This Goodly Land entry at http://tinyurl.com/47pzmj ]

      Kiernan, Caitlin, A is for Alien. Subterranean, 2008.
      [Dark fantasy writer Kiernan used to live in Birmingham . See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caitlin_R._Kiernan ]

      Patterson, Richard North. Eclipse. Holt, January 2009
      [Reviewed in Library Journal 1 November 2008, p59; latest novel by UAB graduate.]

      Hill, John T., et al. Walker Evans: Lyric Documentary. Steidl Publishers and the Library of Congress, 2008 [Walker Evans took the photographs in James Agee’s book about Alabama sharecroppers in the Great Depression, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men.]

      Stitt, Frank with Katherine Cobbs and Christopher Hirsheimer. Bottega Favorita: Frank Stitt Cooks Italian with a Southern Twist. Artisan: Workman, January 2009 [Reviewed in Library Journal 1 November 2008, p96. Latest cookbook from the Birmingham chef.]


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      **USEFUL LINKS
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      ** Alabama History Community Calendar
      http://www.archives.alabama.gov/adahcalendar.html

      **THIS MONTH IN ALABAMA HISTORY
      http://www.archives.state.al.us/thisweek/month.html

      ** Alabama County Historical & Genealogical Societies & Records Repositories
      http://www.archives.state.al.us/referenc/hsglist.html

      ** Alabama Historical Association Marker Index
      http://www.archives.state.al.us/markers/histmarkindex.html

      ** Alabama History Resources on the Internet
      http://www.archives.alabama.gov/teacher/netres.html

      ** Birmingham Rewound
      http://www.birminghamrewound.com/

      **Project to Document the Birmingham District
      [Includes the BhamWiki and the Magic City Flickr group]
      http://tinyurl.com/yt49xj

      **activeculture.info [cultural events calendar for central Alabama ]
      http://activeculture.info/index.asp

      **activeculture.info History Events
      http://tinyurl.com/hn3lf

      **activeculture.info Literature Events
      http://tinyurl.com/fnf5l


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      **alabamahistory related links
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      alabamahistory archives at Yahoo:
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alabamahistory

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      A.J. Wright, M.L.S.
      Associate Professor
      Director, History of Anesthesia Section 

      Department of Anesthesiology Library
      University of Alabama at Birmingham
      619 19th Street South , JT965
      Birmingham AL 35249-6810
      (205) 975-0158
      (205) 975-5963 [fax]
      ajwright@...
      http://medicine.uab.edu/anesthesiology/education/35465/

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