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Ala. History/Culture in the News: 23-25 Jan & 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:

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      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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      **Historian [Richard Sheridan] to talk about presidential visits [to the Shoals area; January 25]
      http://tinyurl.com/y8s2h42
      Florence Times Daily 23 January 2010


      **Gadsden residential historic districts to meet [January 25]
      http://tinyurl.com/yfaybox
      Gadsden Times 23 January 2010


      **Old-time religion [in Alabama; January 30]
      Event examines role of churches in frontier times
      http://tinyurl.com/yfkcleb
      Montgomery Advertiser 23 January 2010


      **Author to speak at library luncheon [Frank Griffin; February 3]
      Griffin's book is "Touched by Fire" and "recounts Griffin's experiences as a young man in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1954, Griffin's father witnessed the murder of then Alabama Attorney General-elect Albert Patterson. Griffin's father was killed after testifying to what he saw. Former Alabama Gov. John Patterson, son of Albert Patterson, wrote the forward for the book."
      http://tinyurl.com/ylgjruf
      Dothan Eagle 24 January 2010


      **FEB 4, 4:30 PM
      THEODORE ROSENGARTEN LECTURE
      301 Ferguson Center
      The Summersell Center for the Study of the South, the University of Alabama Press, the Department of History and University Libraries are proud to present Redundant Women: The Daughters of Ned Cobb. Dr. Theodore Rosengarten is the author of two award-winning books on the history of the South. All God's Dangers: The Life of Nate Shaw (1974), tells the story of a tenant farmer from east-central Alabama. This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact the Summersell Center for the Study of the South.
      University of Alabama Campus
      Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
      Contact: Summersell Center for the Study of the South
      205-348-1862
      rminder@...
      http://www.uapress.ua.edu


      **FEB 4, 2010, 6 PM
      BLOW YOUR MIND LECTURE SERIES: JEANIE THOMPSON
      Wiregrass Museum of Art
      Join poet Jeanie Thompson for a book signing and discussion of her current book of poetry The Seasons Bear Us. Free. Books will be available for purchase. See Web site for more information.
      126 Museum Ave
      Dothan, AL 36303
      Contact: Deidre Frith
      334-794-3871
      community@...
      http://www.wiregrassmuseum.org


      **Thursday, February 4, 2010
      Second Annual Reading/Reception for the Hackney Literary Awards Issue of the Birmingham Arts Journal
      Writers & artists in this issue INCLUDE Novelist/Poet Irene Latham, "Leaving Gee's Bend"; Novelist Robert McCammon
      "How to Write Horror"; Photographer Ty Evans; Poet Frank Dawson; Alabama poet laureate Sue Brannan Walker; Artist Don Stewart and more!
      Downtown Birmingham Public Library Lobby
      6-8pm
      Open to the Public
      Sponsored by
      Birmingham Arts Journal
      Hackney Literary Awards committee
      www.birminghamartsjournal.org


      **Alabama Music Hall of Fame to induct Blind Boys, Eddie Levert, five others [March 25]
      http://tinyurl.com/yb58adh
      Birmingham News 22 January 2010


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      **HISTORY
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      **Ala. woman searches for owners of time capsule items [in Sylacauga]
      http://tinyurl.com/y9a2edg
      Dothan Eagle [from Talladega Daily Home] 25 January 2010

      **Huntsville's Broadway Theatre League celebrates 50th Anniversary
      http://tinyurl.com/ydojbja
      Huntsville Times 25 January 2010

      **Moon Pie madness: Author delves into history of the marshmallow pie in Mobile's Mardi Gras
      [Emily Bleywas is working on a book on Alabama food history and culture.]
      http://tinyurl.com/yayw7xe
      Mobile Press-Register 25 January 2010

      **Historic Tannehill Park betting on resurgence
      http://tinyurl.com/yja8my4
      Birmingham News 25 January 2010

      **City hall of fame project gaining interest, candidates [in Tuscumbia]
      http://tinyurl.com/ydp3d46
      Florence Times Daily 25 January 2010

      **Looking Back [50, 25, etc., years ago in Tuscaloosa]
      http://tinyurl.com/yd7ywbw
      Tuscaloosa News 25 January 2010

      **Local history can be found in Montgomery [at ADAH]
      http://tinyurl.com/yds5kfc
      Gadsden Times 24 January 2010

      **'Riverboat John' back in old stomping grounds
      [Ferguson's book is "The Adventures of Riverboat John: Glimpses of Huntsville in the 1950s," published by The History Press in October]
      http://tinyurl.com/yapwlmf
      Huntsville Times 24 January 2010

      **Yesterday's News [in Mobile in 1910, etc.]
      January 25: http://tinyurl.com/ybc7ltg
      January 24: http://tinyurl.com/ycpgk7g
      January 23: http://tinyurl.com/yfahtur
      Mobile Press-Register

      **AL BENN'S ALABAMA: Database helps confirm Civil War service
      http://tinyurl.com/y8vc9t4
      Montgomery Advertiser 23 January 2010

      **Griffin family homesteads in Friendship Community in 1800s
      http://tinyurl.com/ycbdpap
      Andalusia Star-News 23 January 2010

      **Owners get tips on renovating historic homes
      http://tinyurl.com/ycze5nl
      Montgomery Advertiser 23 January 2010

      **Architect resigns from [Tuscaloosa] preservation commission
      http://tinyurl.com/yc5q5fu
      Tuscaloosa News 23 January 2010

      **2003 Jan 23- Nell Carter, Tony Award winner and television star, joins the
      ancestors at the age of 54. She had suffered from diabetes
      for years and underwent brain surgery in 1992 to remove an
      aneurysm. She recovered and continued to perform, mostly on
      stage.
      [She was a Birmingham native; see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nell_Carter ]
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Mobile SPCA celebrates 125 years of history
      http://tinyurl.com/ydjqy32
      Mobile Press-Register 21 January 2010


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      **CULTURE
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      **Mobile metal sculptor Frank Ledbetter is the gifted man behind the masks at Serda's
      http://tinyurl.com/yagr92t
      Mobile Press-Register 24 January 2010

      **Local musician's first CD selling well
      'It's always been a love,' says [Deborah] Davis
      http://tinyurl.com/ybxeozq
      Prattville Progress 23 January 2010

      **Film depicts families' pain after slayings
      [_Not My Son_ by /Dwight Cammeron and Ginger Jolly; may air on APT this fall]
      Birmingham News 22 January 2010, p 1B

      **Five Questions: Bob McGregor
      [Prosecutor McGregor is author of _Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound: No Holiday for Justice_]
      Birmingham News 22 January 2010, pp 1B, 6B

      **Beyond the crow: Randy Gachet's new sculpture
      http://tinyurl.com/ye4eha5
      Birmingham Weekly 21 January 2010

      **[Eric] Gebhardt's alter ego releases new CD
      http://tinyurl.com/yjqo9lq
      Florence Times Daily 21 January 2010

      **At Home on the Street: First-Person Look at Homelessness by UAB Prof, Alum
      " More than four years ago, UAB Associate Professor of Sociology Jeffrey Michael Clair, Ph.D., and UAB alumnus Jason Wasserman, Ph.D., ventured into the Birmingham streets to interview homeless people. They learned from experience that many programs and policies designed to help the homeless succeed only in alienating them. In their new book _At Home on the Street: People, Poverty and a Hidden Culture of Homelessness_, Clair and Wasserman give readers an in-depth look at long-term homelessness and show the true meaning of life on the street.
      http://tinyurl.com/yat896v
      UAB Media Relations 21 January 2010


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      **DEATHS
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      **Thomas Leon "Bull" Cochran [obituary; AU and NFL football player]
      http://tinyurl.com/ydkyrpa
      Birmingham News 23 January 2010

      **Former Braves manager Bragan dies
      [Player and manager Bobby Bragan was a Birmingham native.]
      http://tinyurl.com/y9vkmht
      Seattle Post-Intelligencer 22 January 2010

      **Dr. Connie Pittman
      UAB researcher who fought iodine deficiency dies
      [Obituary at http://tinyurl.com/yd86m5a ]
      Birmingham News 20 January 2010, p 6B


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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **[no entries this issue]


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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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