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Ala. History/Culture in the News: 2-5 Oct & 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 presumably
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      NOTE:

      Materials in brackets are my additions. Items are listed more or less in reverse chronological order within each section. All links are presumably 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 either could not find online versions or could not find a free one.

      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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      **OCT 22, NOON
      LUNCH AND LEARN: CHRIS FUQUA
      Bradshaw Public Library
      Chris Fuqua will discuss and sign copies of _Music Fell on Alabama_, the story of the Muscle Shoals music industry, which attracted a who's who of stars to the state. See Web site for more information.
      3419 20th Avenue
      Valley, AL 36854
      Contact: Lisa Harrison
      334-834-3556
      harrison@...
      http://www.chamberscountylibrary.org


      **OCT 23, 5 PM
      CHARLIE LUCAS, CHIP COOPER, AND BEN WINDHAM BOOK EVENT
      The Alabama Booksmith
      Charlie Lucas, Chip Cooper, and Ben Windham will chat about and sign copies of their latest book. See Web site for more information.
      2626 19th Place
      Homewood, AL 35209
      Contact: The Alabama Booksmith
      205-870-4242
      booksmith@...
      http://www.alabamabooksmith.com


      **OCT 27, NOON
      GLEN BROWDER BOOK EVENT
      Indian Hill Country Club-Tuscaloosa Rotary Club
      Glen Browder will discuss and sign copies of his new book _The South's New Racial Politics_. See Web site for more information.
      1650 McFarland Blvd. North
      Tuscaloosa, AL 35406
      Contact: Lisa Harrison
      334-834-3556
      harrison@...
      http://www.tuscaloosa.rotary-site.org/


      **OCT 28, NOON
      VIRGINIA HAMILTON BOOK EVENT
      B. B. Comer Memorial Library
      Virginia Hamilton will discuss and sign copies of her new memoir _Teddy's Child: Growing Up in the Anxious Southern Gentry between the Great Wars_, a scrapbook cum thesis that explores the foibles, virtues, singularities, and collective tendencies that constitute a heritage and help explain one generation to another. See Web site for more information.
      314 North Broadway Avenue
      Sylacauga, AL 35150
      Contact: Lisa Harrison
      334-834-3556
      harrison@...
      http://www.sylacauga.net/library


      **OCT 30, 5-7 PM
      ELIZABETH PARKER BOOK SIGNING
      Page and Palette
      Author Elizabeth Parker will sign copies of her book _Haunted Mobile_. See Web site for more information.
      32 S. Section St.
      Fairhope, AL 36532
      Contact: Karin Wilson
      251-928-5295
      karin@...
      http://www.pageandpalette.com


      **Patsy Riley book signing planned [Dec. 16; Bay Minette]
      http://tinyurl.com/ycfb6fk
      Mobile Press-Register 4 October 2009



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      **HISTORY
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      **Star of the Week: Dr. Alan Brown
      [Dr. Brown is UWA faculty whose latest Southern ghostlore book is _Haunted Birmingham_]
      http://tinyurl.com/yaz2xd4
      Meridian [MS] 5 October 2009

      **Reviving a [Boy Scout] troop's history
      Troop 7 celebrates 50 years, reunites former members
      http://tinyurl.com/yde75sc
      Tuscaloosa News 5 October 2009

      **Looking Back [50, 25, etc., years]
      http://tinyurl.com/y8ajbla
      Tuscaloosa News 5 October 2009

      **1929 Oct 5- Autherine Lucy (later Foster) is born in Shiloh, Alabama.
      She will be the first African American student to enroll
      at the University of Alabama (1956).

      1872 Oct 5- Booker T. Washington leaves Malden, West Virginia to enter
      Hampton Institute.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Football tradition begins [in Etowah Co. in 1908]
      http://tinyurl.com/y8ltqk7
      Gadsden Times 4 October 2009

      **Auction to aid Paint Rock's history effort
      http://tinyurl.com/ydy6mhk
      Huntsville Times 3 October 2009

      **Town in Arizona beats Huntsville to [veterans'] statue
      http://tinyurl.com/ydp8su7
      Huntsville Times 3 October 2009

      **Alabama State Parks 'all 7s' in celebrating 70th birthday
      http://tinyurl.com/ydjxsf4
      Huntsville Times blog 3 October 2009

      **'Pillared City': Mobile's John Sledge publishes a new book about city's Greek Revival architecture
      http://tinyurl.com/yb2r6o9
      Mobile Press-Register blog 3 October 2009

      **AL BENN'S ALABAMA: Newspaper plates highlight [historic] elections
      http://tinyurl.com/y9etr9n
      Montgomery Advertiser 3 October 2009

      **Coach Paul 'Bear' Bryant: The Early Years
      Before he became a legend at Alabama, Paul 'Bear' Bryant left an indelible mark at Kentucky
      http://tinyurl.com/yaetly4
      Tuscaloosa News 3 October 2009

      **Civil rights [in Etowah Co.] exhibit planned
      http://tinyurl.com/ydyj2qz
      Gadsden Times 3 October 2009

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      October 5: http://tinyurl.com/yavouwg
      October 4: http://tinyurl.com/ydveve8
      October 3: http://tinyurl.com/yabfluo
      Mobile Press-Register

      **[Maplesville United Methodist] Church gets historic facelift
      http://tinyurl.com/yds762n
      Clanton Advertiser 2 October 2009

      **b. 09-14-1922 - Frances Bergen - Birmingham, AL - d. 10-2-2006
      actor: (Wife of Edgar, Mother of Candice) "New Edgar Bergen Hour"
      old.time.radio Digest V2009 Issue #187
      http://lists.oldradio.net/

      **Plenty of living history and fun for kids in Montgomery, Alabama
      http://tinyurl.com/y9kst8h
      Examiner.com 2 October 2009


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      **CULTURE
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      **Bands, fans undeterred by soggy weather at the 12 annual Southeast Regional Battle of the Bands
      Playing, marching and dancing, rain or shine
      http://tinyurl.com/ydlgfgu
      Birmingham News 5 October 2009

      **UAB artist [John Douglas Powers] vying for $250,000 prize in Michigan
      http://tinyurl.com/y8jhbny
      Birmingham News 4 October 2009

      **Local art institutions feel crunch as City of Huntsville cuts budget
      http://tinyurl.com/y8occg7
      Huntsville Times blog 3 October 2009

      **Master of the band
      [John] McCombs, Rogers High School band keep rockin' it
      http://tinyurl.com/y9uqyuf
      Florence Times Daily 3 October 2009

      **FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2009
      Nine New Author Profiles on This Goodly Land
      This Goodly Land: Alabama's Literary Landscape has just added nine new Alabama author profiles to its Web site. Like our earlier profiles, these include biographical information about the authors, information about their work, and places where interested readers can go to find out more. Our latest additions are New Journalist Gay Talese, travel writer and Nineteenth Century journalist Anne Royall, Social Realism novelist Rebecca Harding Davis, librarian and Harlem Renaissance figure Arna Bontemps, and writers of books for children and young adults John Green, Peter Huggins, Margaret Zehmer Searcy, Emma Gelders Sterne, and Deborah Wiles.
      Midge Coates, Project Manager
      This Goodly Land: Alabama's Literary Landscape
      http://www.alabamaliterarymap.org/

      **Allman Brothers Band coming to the BJCC
      [Current bassist Oteil Burbridge is from Birmingham.]
      http://tinyurl.com/ye7n6ys
      City Scene/Birmingham News 2 October 2009


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      **DEATHS
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      **Farewell-Piano teacher Jim Walbert taught with elegance
      [He performed with Judy Garland and Liberace, among many others]
      [Obituary at http://tinyurl.com/ybsl9rf ]
      http://tinyurl.com/y92v2u5
      Birmingham News 4 October 2009

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      **BONUS MATERIAL
      ==================

      **Sean Nowell
      [Tenor saxophonist & composer from Birmingham]
      http://www.seannowell.com/home.html


      **Category Summary ( Cyndi's List - U.S. - Alabama
      http://www.CyndisList.com/al.htm ):
      * New Links: 5
      * Updated Links: 0
      * Removed Links: 0
      * Total Links: 3302


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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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