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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 29 Jan-2 Feb & 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
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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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      ** Alabama History Community Calendar
      http://www.archives.alabama.gov/adahcalendar.html

      **Traditional Cultural Events in Alabama
      http://www.alabamafolklife.org/folkevents.html

      **Literary Events in Alabama [via Alabama Writers Forum]
      http://www.writersforum.org/calendar/default.aspx

      **
      Vernon, Autauga County , Field Trip

      Date:  Saturday, February 7

      Time:  8:00 a.m.  Leave at 8:10 a.m.

      Location:  Meet at Prattville library.

      You Should Know:  Kathy Fuller will lead a field trip to the site of Vernon.The group will eat lunch in Autaugaville and visit nearby cemeteries in the afternoon.  The trip will be canceled if rain has made the ground too muddy for walking or if it is raining hard that morning.  RSVP to Kathy is required by Friday, Feb 6 so she will know who and how many to expect.  She can be contacted at 269-0339 or abwshop@...


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      **HISTORY
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      **Mobile resident [Meldon Hurlbert] remembers at 87 his life as soldier in World War II
      http://tinyurl.com/bhn9y7
      Mobile Press-Register 2 February 2009

      **Alabama National Guard to name first female general [Sheryl Gordon]
      http://tinyurl.com/ck5w7o
      Montgomery Advertiser 2 February 2009

      **Fence limits access to state’s first Capitol [Old Cahawba]
      http://tinyurl.com/dlyh97
      Montgomery Advertiser 2 February 2009

      **
      1956 Feb. 2- Autherine J. Lucy becomes the first African American student

                to attend the University of Alabama .
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html


      **Road of rock ‘n’ roll history runs through Northwest Alabama
      http://tinyurl.com/bul68o
      Atlanta Journal-Constitution 1 February 2009

      **[Space] History left footprint at Marshall too
      http://tinyurl.com/bx2dgq
      Huntsville Times 1 February 2009

      **Piece of history in danger of destruction [106-year old building in Tuscaloosa ]
      http://tinyurl.com/abtkhd
      Tuscaloosa News 1 February 2009

      **Area African Americans still creating historic firsts
      http://tinyurl.com/abyqpr
      Montgomery Advertiser 1 February 2009

      **b.
      02-01-1916 - Helen Walpole - Birmingham , AL - d. 5-26-1992

      actor: Sylvia Bardine "Just Plain Bill"; Frances "Lorenzo Jones"
      old.time.radio Digest V2009 Issue #25
      http://lists.oldradio.net/

      **Vulcan project taught big lessons
      Birmingham News 1 February 2009 pp 1F, 4F


      **History waits to be uncovered in Autaugaville [cemetery]
      http://tinyurl.com/cos2ek
      Prattville Progress 31 January 2009

      **State Archives eliminates Saturday services
      http://tinyurl.com/danxyl
      Montgomery Advertiser 31 January 2009

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc]
      February 2: http://tinyurl.com/b8powx
      February 1: http://tinyurl.com/bt4l5u 
      January 31: http://tinyurl.com/apvbz5 
      Mobile Press-Register

      **b. 01-31-1902 - Tallulah Bankhead - Huntsville , AL - d. 12-12-1968 actor, hostess: "Johnny Presents"; "Big Show"
      old.time.radio Digest V2009 Issue #24
      http://lists.oldradio.net/

      **1902 Jan 31: Tallulah Bankhead, actor (Lifeboat), talk-show host (The Big Show) [is born.] FROM: Poor Gabriel’s Almanac poorgabriel@...

      ** Historic Cobb Lane Restaurant set to close on Saturday
      http://tinyurl.com/dhaqbn
      Birmingham News 30 January 2009


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      **CULTURE
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      **Film industry incentives find backers [in Alabama legislature]
      http://tinyurl.com/cusfc3
      Mobile Press-Register 2 February 2009

      **’Songs of the South’ a joyous celebration [review of Mobile Opera production]
      http://tinyurl.com/c7en39
      Mobile Press-Register 2 February 2009

      **[Kelly] Carr takes lead at arts school [ Gadsden Community School for the Arts]
      http://tinyurl.com/bxpv2v
      Gadsden Times 1 February 2009

      ** Alabama native's poetry has broad appeal [Willie James King]
      http://tinyurl.com/b9jlgo
      Mongomery Advertiser 1 February 2009

      **Artist [Martha Dunn] honored with gallery show
      http://tinyurl.com/b2ksrc
      Montgomery Advertiser 1 February 2009

      **Education Briefs
      Samford University history professor Ginger Frost is the author of two recently published books on 19th century England , the university announced Friday. "Victorian Childhoods," which illustrates the difficulties and pleasures of growing up during the era, is part of the "Victorian Life and Times" series published by Praeger Press. The book's publication follows the release of Frost's "Living in Sin: Cohabiting as Husband and Wife in Nineteenth Century England," which is part of the "Gender in History" series published by Manchester University Press. On the Samford history faculty since 1996, Frost is a specialist in Victorian and modern Britain , Europe and women's studies. “
      http://tinyurl.com/dcbjqj
      Birmingham News 1 February 2009 p13A


      **Sacred Heart singers perform at Archives
      http://tinyurl.com/ahx2lz
      Montgomery Advertiser 31 January 2009

      **Alabama Christian band Rush of Fools goes on tour
      http://tinyurl.com/bxrenp
      Birmingham News 31 January 2009

      **Entries sought for quilt exhibit
      http://tinyurl.com/cs5w7g
      Troy Messenger 29 January 2009


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      **DEATHS
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      ** Birmingham , Alabama department store pianist Inez Warren lured legions of fans
      [She played at Loveman's in the 1950s and 1960s and died January 10, 2009]
      http://tinyurl.com/bcls8k
      Birmingham News 1 February 2009

      **Musician Christine Gentry dies at 88
      http://tinyurl.com/acdy4s
      Florence Times-Daily 1 February 2009

      **Former governor [Guy] Hunt dies
      http://tinyurl.com/cpwoqd
      Montgomery Advertiser 31 January 2009

      **b.
      01-06-1927 - Jack Voorhies - Sheffield , AL - d. 3-4-2008 radio personality: (Voice of the Shoals) Created Luther Appleby and his mule Chilton

      b.12-18-1922 - Bob Dunnavant - Decatur , AL - d. 4-5-2008 co-founder of the Athens Broadcasting Company

      b. 06-20-1913 - Al Gallodoro - Birmingham , AL - d. 10-4-2008 jazz saxophonist: "The Paul Whiteman Show"; "The Henry Morgan Show"

      b. 12-31-1930 - Odetta - Birmingham , AL - d. 12-2-2008

      singer: "Voices of Vista"
      old.time.radio Digest V2009 Issue #25 [listing of deaths in 2008]
      http://lists.oldradio.net/



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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **HILARY DUFF TO STAR IN THE STORY OF BONNIE AND CLYDE (YES, REALLY)
      What I wrote about April Fool's Day in the Samson story applies doubly here. Lizzie Maguire star Hilary Duff and Kevin Zegers (Dawn of the Dead) will star in The Story of Bonnie and Clyde, an independent movie which goes back to the true story that inspired Bonnie and Clyde , one of the best movies of the 1960s. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were a pair of Depression-Era bank robbers and cop killers who traveled the Midwest and the South, in love and destined to have a lot of holes in their car. Written and directed by Tonya S. Holly (2006's When I Find the Ocean), The Story of Bonnie and Clyde is scheduled to start filming later this year in Louisiana , Mississippi and Alabama .
      Rotten Tomatoes [film news] http://tinyurl.com/aawnpw

      ** Alabama ’s Dead Malls [look under “Features”]
      http://deadmalls.com/


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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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