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Ala. History/Culture in the News: 13-14 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 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...

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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

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      **COMING EVENTS
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      **Hank Aaron to dedicate museum in Mobile with baseball greats [April 14]
      http://tinyurl.com/y2jre3d
      Mobile Press-Register 14 April 2010

      **Little town will shine at weekend history celebration [Furman, in Wilcox County]
      http://tinyurl.com/y3z4qfc
      Montgomery Advertiser 14 April 2010

      **Dauphin Island Arts and Crafts Festival coming up April 17
      http://tinyurl.com/yabhg3l
      Mobile Press-Register 13 April 2010

      **Baldwin County premiere of film about 1901 Alabama Constitution planned [April 17]
      http://tinyurl.com/yyjfh6k
      BaldwinCountyNow.com 5 April 2010

      **Foley UMC to host art show [April 17; Gulf Coast Society of Painters]
      http://tinyurl.com/y2lgure
      BaldwinCountyNow.com 14 April 2010

      **Collectors seek the beauty in rocks [April 17-18]
      http://tinyurl.com/y59ucmw
      Dothan Eagle 14 April 2010

      **Autauga Genealogical Society
      Date: Sunday, April 18
      Time: 2 p.m.
      Location: Autauga County Probate Office, downtown Prattville
      You Should Know: Judge Al Booth is making the Probate Office available to members and visitors for researching the probate records of Autauga County. Loose papers can be viewed on the microfilm reader. Other records of interest include marriages, wills and estates, land and orphans court records. Members will be available to assist anyone with questions about probate research.
      http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~alags/

      **April 23-24, 2010
      Slash Pine Poetry Festival
      Varied Locations
      Slash Pine Press' second annual two-day poetry bonanza. Last year's inaugural festival was held in five distinct locations around the Tuscaloosa area and had more than forty readers and a total crowd of more than 350. The festival emphasizes the democratic and diverse goals of creative work, refusing to privilege one aesthetic or reputation over another. See Web site for frequent updates.
      Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
      Contact: Joseph P. Wood
      205-348-1763
      jwood@...
      http://www.slashpinepress.blogspot.com

      **April 23, 2010
      Montevallo Literary Festival
      University of Montevallo
      The 8th annual Montevallo Literary Festival will take place at the scenic and historic University of Montevallo, Alabama's only public liberal arts university. See Web site for frequent updates.
      Comer Hall
      Montevallo, AL 35115
      Contact: Jim Murphy
      205-665-6420
      murphyj@...
      http://www.montevallo.edu/english/MLF/

      **Apr 23, 10 am-noon
      A Celebration of Poetry: Sue Brannan Walker
      Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum Library
      Alabama Poet Laureate Sue Brannan Walker will read from her published works during this celebration. Also, almost 70 novice poets, who submitted approximately 100 poems to the Thomasville Campus for publication in the Alabama Southern Library System's 2010 Anthology of Poems, will be awarded certificates for their submissions and will have their poems on exhibit to the public. This event is free, and everyone is invited to attend! See Web site for more information.
      Alabama Southern Community College
      Thomasville, AL 36784
      Contact: Deborah Rankins
      334-637-3146
      drankins@...
      http://www.ascc.edu

      **Apr 24
      Limestone Dust Poetry Festival
      Flying Monkey Theatre at Lowe Mill
      The Limestone Dust Poetry Festival is a gathering of poets from all over the state and beyond. Its purpose is to celebrate the art of poetry. We come together to showcase our art, to hear other poets, and to hone our craft. This year featured poets are Maggie Vaughn, Poet Laureate of Tennessee, and Barry Marks of Birmingham. See Web site for more information.
      2211 Seminole Drive SW
      Huntsville, AL 35811
      Contact: Cherise Albright
      256-655-8047
      calbright@...
      http://www.limestonedustpoetry.org/

      **Apr 27, 7 pm
      Mary Ann Neeley book event
      Wetumpka Public Library
      Historian Mary Ann Neeley will discuss and sign copies of her new book The Works of Matthew Blue, Montgomery's First Historian. See Web site for more information.
      212 South Main Street
      Wetumpka, AL 36092
      Contact: Susan Hayes
      334-567-1308
      wetumlib@...
      http://www.wetumpkalibrary.com

      **Apr 27, 6-8 pm
      Frye Gaillard and Jennifer Lindsay book signing
      Page & Palette
      Frye Gaillard and Jennifer Lindsay will sign their book Alabama's Civil Rights Trail. See Web site for more information.
      32 S. Section Street
      Fairhope, AL 36532
      Contact: Emily Bell
      251-928-5295
      emily@...
      http://www.pageandpalette.com

      **Apr 28, 4 pm
      Rheta Grimsley Johnson book event
      Alabama Booksmith
      Award-winning journalist Rheta Grimsley Johnson will discuss and sign copies of her new memoir Enchanted Evening Barbie and the Second Coming. See Web site for more information.
      2626 19th Place South
      Homewood, AL 35209
      Contact: Jake Reiss
      205-870-4242
      booksmith@...
      http://www.alabamabooksmith.com

      **Apr 29, 6-8 pm
      Mary Carol Moran book signing
      Page & Palette
      Mary Carol Moran will sign her book of poetry Equivocal Blessings. See Web site for more details.
      32 S. Section Street
      Fairhope, AL 36532
      Contact: Emily Bell
      251-928-5295
      emily@...
      http://www.pageandpalette.com

      **Pottery exhibit may prompt double take [through May 4]
      http://tinyurl.com/y4k4zze
      Florence Times Daily 9 April 2010

      **[Helen] Keller exhibit opens in New York next month
      [Longer Birmingham News story at http://tinyurl.com/y2xmg8u ]
      http://tinyurl.com/ycsv5w2
      Florence Times Daily 13 April 2010


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      **HISTORY
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      **Board fires hall director
      [David Johnson at Alabama Music HoF]
      http://tinyurl.com/y7tg8f3
      Florence Times Daily 14 April 2010

      **1865 April 14: Mobile, Alabama is captured.
      FROM: Poor Gabriel's Almanac poorgabriel@...

      **Funding for 9/11 memorial in Birmingham unravels; donors want their memorabilia back
      http://tinyurl.com/yajn57e
      Birmingham News 13 April 2010

      Courtney's Restaurant on Southside closes
      http://tinyurl.com/ydz2sd4
      Birmingham News 13 April 2010

      **This Week in Alabama History
      http://tinyurl.com/y7rfxaj
      Gadsden Messenger 13 April 2010

      **Hank Williams III wants grandfather readmitted to Grand Ole Opry
      http://tinyurl.com/y7y7j57
      Birmingham News 13 April 2010

      **Hank Williams receives posthumous Pulitzer Prize
      [See longer article at http://tinyurl.com/y5w89h7 ]
      http://tinyurl.com/y35w29r
      Montgomery Advertiser 12 April 2010

      **[Ala. historian Samuel] Webb Appointed as UAB Professor Emeritus
      http://tinyurl.com/y58wy9n
      UAB Media Relations 12 April 2010

      **b. 04-12-1919 - Cy Bahakel - Birmingham, AL - d. 4-20-2006
      newscaster: WJRD Tuscaloosa, AL
      old.time.radio Digest V2010 Issue #67
      http://lists.oldradio.net/

      **Work to start on maritime museum [opens in Mobile in 2011]
      http://tinyurl.com/y2rmvsw
      Mobile Press-Register 11 April 2010


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      **CULTURE
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      **Theater wins city funding: Nonprofit South Baldwin Community Theatre will bring shows to Gulf Shores
      http://blog.al.com/live/2010/04/post_51.html
      Mobile Press-Register 14 April 2010

      **New leadership book is family affair
      Pastor, professor team up for writing project
      [Chris Perry and his father Wayne]
      http://tinyurl.com/y37njga
      Prattville Progress 14 April 2010

      **Local arts volunteer Robbie Hallisey wins 2010 Virginia Hammill Simms Award
      http://tinyurl.com/y6o36jk
      Huntsville Times 13 April 2010

      **Hot Dog Time Machine [in Birmingham]
      http://tinyurl.com/yyo5wvh
      Birmingham Terminal 12 April 2010

      **An artistic feast for your eyes [at Montevallo Arts Festival April 10]
      http://tinyurl.com/y7okm8t
      Shelby County Reporter 12 April 2010

      **Barb's Cakes finishes second in TLC Ultimate Cake Off
      http://tinyurl.com/yyga748
      Alabaster Reporter 12 April 2010

      **Recycled art, ancient music stars of Earth Concert
      [Concert was by Huntsville Celtic band Kinvara]
      http://tinyurl.com/y5wo2ye
      Florence Times Daily 9 April 2010

      **[Author Sonny] Brewer to bring writing world to community
      Fairhope's writer-in-residence
      http://tinyurl.com/y4m6rzy
      BaldwinCountyNow.com 4 April 2010


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      **DEATHS
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      **'Visionary' community, business leader Russell G. Brown dies
      http://tinyurl.com/y5uzrm8
      Huntsville Times 13 April 2010

      **Kentuck Festival regular dies after stroke
      [Painter Myrtice West]
      http://tinyurl.com/yc5j7t6
      Tuscaloosa News 13 April 2010


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

      **11 Beautiful Train Stations that Fell to the Wrecking Ball
      [Birmingham's Terminal Station is #4]
      http://tinyurl.com/mr3dm3
      Infrastructurist: America Under Construction

      **Brookside History Museum
      http://www.brooksidehistorymuseum.org/

      **Title: CFP: Disability and the American South - SAMLA 2010,
      Atlanta, GA (11/5/10-11/7/10)
      Location: Georgia
      Date: 2010-11-05
      Description: Proposals are invited for a panel on disability and
      the American South at the 2010 South Atlantic Modern Language
      Association convention in Atlanta. The panel welcomes proposals
      that examine any aspect of the topic including analysis of
      fiction, poetry, drama, and film, as well as non-literary material...
      Contact: Scott.St.Pierre@...
      URL: http://samla.gsu.edu/convention/convention.htm
      Announcement ID: 175328
      http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=175328


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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
      http://www.archives.alabama.gov/aha/aha.html

      **Alabama Historical Association Marker Index
      http://www.archives.alabama.gov/aha/markers.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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