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Alabama History/Culture in the News: 25-29 April & 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 , Apr 29, 2009
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      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....

       

      WARNING: Many articles on newspaper and magazine web sites are accompanied by nasty, anonymous comments about individuals and subjects in the posted articles. Some articles in these listings will unfortunately include such commentary.

       

       

      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 EVENTS

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      **Casting and Crew Calls in Florence , Huntsville [for two Alabama film productions]
      http://tinyurl.com/cwnjod
      Birmingham News blog 27 April 2009

      **[ Gadsden native Gordon] Mote to perform Saturday at library
      http://tinyurl.com/cdxkht
      Gadsden Times 28 April 2009

      ** Montgomery ’s Capital City Artists exhibition opens with reception at 2 p.m. May 3 [Show runs through May 31]
      http://tinyurl.com/cfrlsk
      Montgomery Advertiser 28 April 2009

      **Shoals Chamber Singers ‘Sing a Jubilant Song’ [May 4 & 7]
      http://tinyurl.com/dynoff
      Florence Times-Daily 29 April 2009

       

      **May 14, 4-6 pm, Jeanie Thompson book event

      Capitol Book & News, Montgomery

      http://www.capitolbook.com  

       

      **Home and Garden Tour soon to bloom [May 16]

      [Sponsored by Leeds Historic Preservation Commission to benefit Bass House Museum ]

      http://tinyurl.com/c5z7be

      Birmingham News 22 April 2009

       

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      **HISTORY

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      **Bills allowing sale or lease of Barton Academy [built in 1830s] move forward
      http://tinyurl.com/dxvfp7
      Mobile Press-Register 29 April 2009

      **[Nina] Miglionico, [Miriam] Witherspoon honored [by entities named after them]
      http://tinyurl.com/dxd2q5
      Birmingham News 29 April 2009

      **Rickwood Field project stays in ’10 plans
      http://tinyurl.com/d2oqvr
      Birmingham News 29 April 2009

      **Two workers in Birmingham stung by tear gas as they work inside 90-year-old safe
      http://tinyurl.com/c5maxa
      Birmingham News 29 April 2009

      **Students’ murals recreate Shoals history
      http://tinyurl.com/c6u7dn
      Florence Times-Daily 29 April 2009

      **This Week in Alabama History—April 29-May 6
      http://tinyurl.com/cscfqu
      Gadsden Messenger 28 April 2009

      **Lowe Mill [Village] set for comeback with city boost
      http://tinyurl.com/c2ddh2
      Huntsville Times 28 April 2009

      **Local World War II veterans get moment in spotlight
      http://tinyurl.com/day2q7
      Gadsden Times 28 April 2009

      ** Athens Restoring a Piece of History: Building Houses Pump that Helped Supply Town with Water
      http://tinyurl.com/c3dy5p
      iStockAnalyst [via Decatur Daily] 28 April 2009

      **Memorial reminds veteran [Ted Calhoun] of flag-raising scene at Iwo Jima
      http://tinyurl.com/cm3ckm
      Gadsden Times 28 April 2009

      **Southerners celebrate Confederate ancestors
      http://tinyurl.com/cha758
      Montgomery Advertiser 28 April 2009

      **Yesterday’s News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      April 29: http://tinyurl.com/ctwks2
      April 28: http://tinyurl.com/cse4an
      Mobile Press-Register

       

      **2009 April 28: Author Harper Lee is 83.

      **Historic cemetery found, dedicated [ Atchison Family Cemetery in Maplesville]
      http://tinyurl.com/ck5yot
      Clanton Advertiser 27 April 2009


      **Hammerin’ Hank gets own Hall of Fame exhibit
      Birmingham News 26 April 2009, 2B

      **Pulitzer Prize has Birmingham Public Library Connection
      http://tinyurl.com/chcbu9
      Birmingham Public Library blog 23 April 2009

       

       

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      **CULTURE

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      **For Alabama barbecue, Brick Pit [in Mobile ] is the place to stop
      http://tinyurl.com/dy8khx
      Boston Globe 29 April 2009

      **Filmmaking a learning experience for students
      Foley Middle students take part in Kennedy Center program while making movie on blind [Fairhope] artist Ricky Trione
      http://tinyurl.com/dhksrz
      Mobile Press-Register 29 April 2009

      ** Huntsville rapper drops ‘Who Dat Boy Iz’ [$hort Change’s latest album]
      http://tinyurl.com/cg8mlc
      Huntsville Times 29 April 2009

      **UA films touch on issues in Alabama
      http://tinyurl.com/df4r6q
      Tuscaloosa News 28 April 2009

       

      **Band director’s passion for music contagious
      [Andy Pettus of Hillcrest High School ]
      http://tinyurl.com/cqxpq2
      Tuscaloosa News 28 April 2009

      **’Survivor’ host Jeff Probst: Alabama contestants could go all the way
      http://tinyurl.com/ckpbqt
      Birmingham News blog 28 April 2009

      **[New] Executive director Chloe Collins discusses Sidewalk films, finances
      http://tinyurl.com/d7tvlm
      Wade on Birmingham 27 April 2009

      **[ Bessemer ’s] Erwin Brothers net a Dove Award for ‘Slow Fade’ [video]
      http://tinyurl.com/cztugz
      Birmingham News blog 25 April 2009

      **[ Ala. author Ace] Atkins keeps Hammett alive [in new novel]
      Play/Birmingham News 26 April 2009, p11G

      **Graduating Artists at School of Fine Arts Show Great Promise
      Play/Birmingham News 26 April 2009, p8G

      **A Walk in the Park with Art [ Magic City Art Connection]
      Annual event features paintings, sculptures, music and food
      [Article is primarily a profile of Birmingham sculptor Chris Fennell]
      City Scene/Birmingham News 24 April 2009 pp 18G, 19G

      **’Fighting’ characters take a swing
      Personalities trump storyline
      [Roger Ebert’s review of new film with lead character from Birmingham ]
      City Scene/Birmingham News 24 April 2009. p6G

      **[Karen] Dixon ’s colorful talent wins School of Medicine Art Show
      http://tinyurl.com/ddoefc
      UAB Reporter V33 N14 April 20, 2009

       

       

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      **DEATHS

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      ** Southerland , Col. Henry deLeon, Jr. [obituary]
      [Col. Southerland was co-author of The Federal Road Through Georgia , the Creek Nation, and Alabama , 1806-1836, first published in 1983.]
      http://tinyurl.com/ckkxta
      Birmingham News 29 April 2009

       

      **Middle School Sports
      Bumpus [football] coach Bob Barthel dies of cancer
      Birmingham News 28 April 2009, p3C

       

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      **BONUS MATERIAL

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      **Encyclopedia of Alabama named by Library Journal as one of top 12 free online reference sources
      http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6650277.html

       

      **Vistas of Perfection
      The self-dissatisfied life and art of James Agee
      [Agee wrote the classic Let Us Now Praise Famous Men about Ala. sharecroppers]
      http://harvardmagazine.com/2009/05/vistas-perfection
      Harvard Magazine May-June 2009

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      Reviewed for H-Africa by Nana Yaw B. Sapong

          Diouf, Sylviane A..  _Dreams of Africa in Alabama : The Story of

          the Clotilda and the Last Enslaved Africans Brought to America_.

          Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007.  416 pp.  $30.00, ISBN 978-

          0-19-531104-4.

      http://www.h-net.msu.edu/reviews/showrev.php?id=24598

      **Frus, Phyllis. The Figure in the Landscape: Capote and Infamous. Journal of Popular Film and Television 2008 summer; 36(2): 52-60 [Essay about the two recent films based on the life of Truman Capote]

       

       

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      **USEFUL LINKS

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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

       

      **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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