Ala. History/Culture in the News: 7-15 Jan & Bonus Material
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.
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COMING EVENTS*HISTORY**CULTURE**DEATHS*BONUS MATERIAL**USEFUL LINKS
**Jan 15, 8 pm
Montevallo Poetry Slam
Eclipse Coffee and Books
Featured poet and host Henzbo. This poetry slam is the last qualification round for the 2010 Montevallo Poetry Slam Team, and the top two poets from this Friday will be invited to the February Slam to compete for a spot on the team. See Web site for more information.
1032 Main Street
Montevallo, AL 35115
Contact: Kirk Hardesty
**Jan 16, 2 pm
Irene Latham book event
Hoover Public Library
Book signing and power point presentation with author Irene Latham about her new novel LEAVING GEE'S BEND. See Web site for more information.
200 Municipal Drive
Hoover, AL 35216
Contact: Irene Latham
**Jan 19, 2010, 3:30 pm
Under the Covers: Robert Baldwin
Bryant Conference Center
Robert Baldwin will discuss his book Life and Death Matters: Seeking the Truth About Capital Punishment. See Web site for more information. [Baldwin is a Birmingham physician.]
240 Bryant Dr.
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Contact: Ruth Roberts
**Discover Auburn Lecture
In Celebration of Martin Luther King Week 2010:
CHRISTIAN IDENTITY AND ECONOMIC JUSTICE IN THE RURAL SOUTH
Wylin D. Wilson
LOCATION: Special Collections and Archives Department, Ground Floor, Ralph Brown Draughon Library
DATE AND TIME: Thursday, January 21 at 3 p.m.
Sponsored by: Auburn University Libraries; Caroline Marshall Draughon Center ofr the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts; Access & Community Initiatives; and Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs. See the "What's New" link ( http://www.lib.auburn.edu/whatsnew/ ) as of January 15 (Martin Luther King's 81st. birthday) for more information.
**"Art Matters at UAB" online and on cable
Learn about the UAB Visual Arts Gallery's new show featuring works by Alabama artist Pinky Bass, the Comprehensive Cancer Center's upcoming black-tie gala "ArtBLINK" happening Feb. 27 and new shows to be presented by UAB's Alys Stephens Center in the January episode of "Art Matters at UAB." Arts events and happenings at UAB are featured in this half-hour public access program on Bright House Networks Channel 4. See it online or at 9 p.m. Monday, 6 p.m. Tuesday, 10 p.m. Wednesday and 5 p.m. Thursday throughout the month of January. You can also see the program on Bright House Birmingham On Demand. http://main.uab.edu/Sites/MediaRelations/articles/72285/
**Faculty statewide contribute to juried [art] exhibit [through March 7]
Florence Times Daily 12 January 2010
**DEAN CATER EXHIBIT
An exhibit featuring Dean Katherine Cater is currently on display in
the Special Collections and Archives Department of the Ralph Brown
Katherine Cater (1914-1980) served as Dean of Women and Dean of
Student Life at Auburn University from 1946-1980. The exhibit, located
in the five flat glass display cases on the east side of the Special
Collections and Archives Department, features numerous photographs,
biographical informational captions, plus a variety of manuscripts and
publications connected to female student life at Auburn such as a
pamphlet titled Co-Etiquette, and a booklet providing guidelines for
what to wear and when. The exhibit also features photographs and
information about Cater Hall, the former President*s Mansion, built in
1913. The Special Collections and Archives Department is located on the
GROUND FLOOR of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.
**County to celebrate small towns, downtowns [this year]
Sand Mountain Reporter 14 January 2010
**Students replicate Florence landmark
["The little yellow house", a cottage built in 1951.]
Florence Times Daily 14 January 2010
**Montgomery Wright brothers museum closer to reality
Montgomery Advertiser 14 January 2010
**Thompson painting recalls school history
Birmingham News 13 January 2010
**New Novel Explores the Harrowing Impact of American Slavery on The Women--Black and White--of One Family In Pre-Civil War South
Author/Human Rights Lawyer Marlen Suyapa Bodden Reveals The Steep Human Cost of Slavery in "The Wedding Gift"
[Based on 1840 court case in Talladega County]
24-7PressRelease.com 13 January 2010
**New Hope Cemetery named to state's historical register
Madison Record 11 January 2010
**1938 Jan 10- Willie McCovey is born in Mobile, Alabama. He will become a
professional baseball player in 1959. In more than two
decades later, Willie will end his career, and garner an
impressive array of baseball's most coveted awards: Rookie
of the Year in 1959; MVP in 1969; six times an All-Star and
once the All-Star Game MVP; Comeback Player of the Year in
1977 and the National League's all-time left-handed home run
1942 Jan 9- Joe Louis knocks out Buddy Baer in the first round in the 20th
title defense of his world heavyweight title in New York City.
FROM: Today in Black History
**New Crimson Tide online magazine launched [to cover UA football history]
Athens News Courier 9 January 2010
**Foster Auditorium renovations important for campus
Crimson White [UA] 8 January 2010
The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, The Alabama Veterans Memorial, and more.
Black & White [Birmingham] 7 January 2010
**Local singer to perform at showcase [McKenzie Lockhart, in Nashville]
Florence Times Daily 15 January 2010
**Mobilian [Anthony R. Davis] had hand in creation of blockbuster 'Avatar'
Mobile Press-Register 14 January 2010
**The Viper Room will host band with Huntsville roots
[Halo Stereo is playing at the famed Hollywood venue.]
Huntsville Times 14 January 2010
**'Project Runway' features UA grad
Tonight's reality show is [Anthony] Williams' big break
Tuscaloosa News 14 January 2010
**[Etowah] Youth orchestra seeks money for instruments
Gadsden Times 13 January 2010
**Author Daniel Alarcón Investigates the Lucrative World of Book Piracy in Peru
[Novelist Alarcon graduated from Indian Springs School.]
GalleyCat 13 January 2010
**Consuela Lee, Spike Lee's aunt and Alabama arts school founder, dies (with video)
Mobile Press-Register 14 January 2010
**Color Me Birmingham
Charles Buchanan's woodblock prints vividly portray the magic behind the motto.
Birmingham Magazine December 2009
**Robert McCammon's new novel, MISTER SLAUGHTER, is [currently] the Featured Title
on the front page of the Subterranean Press website.
Also available on the Subterranean Press site is an exclusive new
interview with Robert McCammon, along with a 171-page excerpt from
MISTER SLAUGHTER! Check their site for all the details.
[McCammon lives in Homewood.]
**Robert McCammon websites
**Alabama History Community Calendar
**Traditional Cultural Events in Alabama
**Literary Events in Alabama [via Alabama Writers Forum]
**THIS MONTH IN ALABAMA HISTORY
**Alabama County Historical & Genealogical Societies & Records Repositories
**Alabama Historical Association Marker Index
**Alabama History Resources on the Internet
**Project to Document the Birmingham District
[Includes the BhamWiki and the Magic City Flickr group]
**activeculture.info [cultural events calendar for central Alabama]
**activeculture.info History Events
**activeculture.info Literature Events
**alabamahistory related links
alabamahistory archives at Yahoo:
A.J. Wright, M.L.S.
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Department of Anesthesiology Library
University of Alabama at Birmingham
619 19th Street South, JT965
Birmingham AL 35249-6810
(205) 975-5963 [fax]