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Ala. History/Culture in the News: 7-11 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 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 and blogs are accompanied by nasty, anonymous comments about individuals and subjects in or sometimes unrelated to 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**USEFUL LINKS

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      **COMING EVENTS
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      **'Bash' marks end of bicentennial year [for Baldwin Co.]
      Food, music, games, fireworks and'gator all part of free event Saturday
      http://tinyurl.com/ycxtvwp
      Mobile Press-Register 11 December 2009


      **Open house takes you inside Alabama and Lyric theatres [Dec. 13]
      http://tinyurl.com/ykpxey5
      Birmingham Weekly 9 December 2009


      **Dec 13, 3-6 pm
      Kirk Curnutt _Dixie Noir_ release party
      El Rey Burito Lounge, Montgomery
      http://www.capitolbook.com


      **Dec 17, 10:30 am
      First Lady Patsy Riley book event
      Page & Palette, Fairhope
      http://www.pageandpalette.com


      **EXHIBIT: WWII POW CAMP IN OPELIKA [AU's Draughon Library]
      An exhibit concerning Camp Opelika, a World War II prisoner of war camp, is currently on display in the Special Collections and Archives Department. The exhibit is located in a small glass flat case next to the entrance to the Alabama Collection room in the Department. Camp Opelika was operated as a prisoner of war camp from 1942 to 1945. The text of a camp report indicates that in 1943 there were 3012 German prisoners of war housed there. The exhibit features photographs, a blueprint, and some realia including a postage stamp with Adolf Hitler*s portrait and German currency. The Special Collections and Archives Department is located on the GROUND FLOOR of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.
      http://www.lib.auburn.edu/


      **EXHIBIT: ALABAMA'S 190TH. ANNIVERSARY [AU's Draughon Library]
      An exhibit featuring the 190th. anniversary of Alabama's statehood is currently on display in the Special Collections and Archives Department. The exhibit is located in the three upright glass cases on the north side of the department (facing Samford Hall). Alabama became a state on December 14, 1819. The exhibit features informative captions about the history of the state and a variety of books and illustrations concerning early statehood, state symbols, politics, and culture. The Special Collections and Archives Department is located on the GROUND FLOOR of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library. http://www.lib.auburn.edu/


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      **HISTORY
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      **Calhoun County to level derelict but historic military buildings
      http://tinyurl.com/yehyx6r
      Birmingham News blog 11 December 2009

      **Professor [John Giggie] helps church document its history
      Book will focus on role in civil rights era [Hunter Chapel AME Zion]
      http://tinyurl.com/yc74nh2
      Tuscaloosa News 11 December 2009

      **Alabama Music Hall of Fame ceremony to return in 2010 to Capital City
      http://tinyurl.com/ya6tkp7
      Montgomery Advertiser 11 December 2009

      **1926 Dec 11- Willie Mae Thornton is born in Montgomery, Alabama. She
      will be better known as "Big Mama" Thornton, a blues
      singer whose recording of "Hound Dog" in 1952 will be
      mimicked by Elvis Presley, much to his success. She
      also recorded the hits "Ball & Chain," and "Stronger
      than Dirt." She will join the ancestors on July 25, 1984.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1859, 1909, etc.]
      December 11: http://tinyurl.com/y877yoz
      December 10: http://tinyurl.com/yjaynko
      Mobile Press-Register

      **White Christmas just doesn't happen here [Birmingham area]
      http://tinyurl.com/yzhtj95
      Clanton Advertiser 9 December 2009

      **[AU's Ed] Dyas, [UA's Woodrow] Lowe inducted into College Football Hall of Fame
      http://tinyurl.com/yg6ajwe
      Montgomery Advertiser 9 December 2009

      **New book highlights history of Dale County [Mount Enon] cemetery
      http://tinyurl.com/ye2bhg5
      Dothan Eagle 9 December 2009

      **Vision-Impaired Girl Gets Helen Keller Understudy Role
      [Kyra Siegel is understudy in coming Broadway revival of _The Miracle Worker_]
      http://tinyurl.com/yfvaddf
      New York Times 9 December 2009

      **History, first and foremost
      Spurred by mural, residents reminisce of Foremost Milk days
      http://tinyurl.com/y8k8gzr
      Florence Times Daily 8 December 2009

      **Historic Pinckard home burns near fire station
      http://tinyurl.com/y8e9bg7
      Dothan Eagle 7 December 2009


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      **CULTURE
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      **Local folk singer branches out with new solo CD
      Henri's Notions crooner calls her own shots [Jil Chambless]
      http://tinyurl.com/ycfncdm
      Tuscaloosa News 10 December 2009

      **Artist's rendition of McCord Oak to be unveiled [in Albertville]
      http://tinyurl.com/ycswctg
      Gadsden Times 10 December 2009

      **Author [Jean Gay Mussleman] joins governor's wife in Montgomery book signing
      http://tinyurl.com/ye25ua4
      Florence Times Daily 10 December 2009

      **Krannert Art Museum to Present the Works of Reverend Howard Finster [Ala. native]
      http://tinyurl.com/yejm64w
      artdaily.org 10 December 2009

      **Culture makes Tuscaloosa a great place [editorial]
      http://tinyurl.com/ye3nctg
      Tuscaloosa News 10 December 2009

      **Five sisters publish family recipe favorites
      Tasty fare from country cooks
      [The five Martin sisters were born in Clayton, Ala.]
      http://tinyurl.com/ybspptb
      Clay County Progress [Hayesville NC] 9 December 2009

      **Huntsville's G-Side Are Thriving on the Internet-and East Village Radio
      Southern rappers Clova and ST 2 Lettaz stare down the Manhattan-Alabama hip-hop pipeline
      http://tinyurl.com/yl6btge
      Village Voice [NYC] 8 December 2009

      **Family's book show importance of giving spirit
      [_Lemonaid_ by Mary Ruth Caldwell and daughter Hoodie printed by United Way of Central Ala.]
      Birmingham News 8 December 2009, pp 1B, 3B


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      **DEATHS
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      **Fred Jones, former Bates Field air traffic control chief, dies
      http://tinyurl.com/y9efkof
      Mobile Press-Register 11 December 2009

      **USA professor Steven Teplick remembered as dedicated physician
      http://tinyurl.com/y8ozslu
      Mobile Press-Register 10 December 2009

      **James Dawson, longtime Huntsville school board member, dies at 84
      [See also lengthy 12/10 article: http://tinyurl.com/yc7xkdd ]
      http://tinyurl.com/yll8efz
      Huntsville Times blog 9 December 2009

      **Lawyer Jack Bingham dies
      Was mentor to hundreds in area
      [obituary at http://tinyurl.com/yextvnx ]
      Birmingham News 9 December 2009, p6B


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **Lyric Theatre [Birmingham]
      http://www.lyricfineartstheatre.com/

      **Bygone Days--Helena, Alabama [photos]
      http://community.webshots.com/album/7767164GyasclVVqu

      **The Dancing Doctor
      In Step with Debora Kimberlin, M.D.
      http://tinyurl.com/y8svveh
      UAB Magazine December 2009

      **Hollywood Ghost Hunters at Sloss Furnace, Oct. 2009
      http://www.hollywoodghosthunters.com/evidence.html


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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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