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Ala. History/Culture in the News: 21-23 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
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 23, 2010
      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

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      **COMING EVENTS
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      **Montgomery's Marcia Weber/Art Objects invites you to meet the artists this weekend
      http://tinyurl.com/y3dbf6e
      Montgomery Advertiser 20 April 2010

      **Country singer/songwriter Cristina Lynn is performing Saturday at Panoply
      [She's from Madison.]
      http://tinyurl.com/339cmye
      Huntsville Times 22 April 2010

      **Arts center hosts work of local autistic children [April 24]
      http://tinyurl.com/2fecyh3
      Florence Times Daily 22 April 2010

      **Birmingham History Center: Grand Opening, April 29
      http://www.bjhm.org/

      **APRIL 29 LECTURE: "COMER HALL AND FAMILY"
      Discover Auburn Lecture
      "COMER HALL AND FAMILY"
      Centennial Celebration
      Joe Yeager (Extension Economist, Cooperative Extension Systems) and Gene Stevenson
      LOCATION: Special Collections and Archives, GROUND FLOOR, Ralph Brown Draughon Library
      DATE AND TIME: Thursday, April 29 at 3:00 p.m.
      Sponsored by: Auburn University Libraries, The College of Agriculture, and Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts. See the "What's New" link http://www.lib.auburn.edu/whatsnew/ for more information.

      **Apr 29-May 1, 2010
      Alabama Writers Symposium
      Alabama Southern Community College
      The Alabama Center for Literary Arts presents Literature on Location: The Muse of Place, the 2010 Alabama Writers Symposium. Readers, writers, scholars, and the recipient of the 2010 Harper Lee Award for Alabama's Distinguished Writer of the Year and the Eugene Current-Garcia Award for Alabama's Distinguished Scholar of the Year. Check Web site for frequent updates.
      2800 Alabama Avenue
      Monroeville, AL
      Contact: Melinda Byrd-Murphy
      251-575-8226
      mbmurphy@...
      http://www.writerssymposium.org

      **May 1, 2-4 pm; 4-6 pm
      Darden North and Ace Atkins book signings
      Page & Palette
      2-4 p.m.--Darden North will sign copies of his book Fresh Frozen; 4-6 p.m.--Ace Atkins will sign copies of his book Infamous. See Web site for more details.
      32 S. Section Street
      Fairhope, AL 36532
      Contact: Emily Bell
      251-928-5295
      books@...
      http://www.pageandpalette.com

      **May 2, 11 am
      Bookmark with Howard Jones
      Alabama Public Television
      Don Noble interviews Howard Jones, professor of history at The University of Alabama and author of Death of a Generation: How the Assassinations of Diem and JFK Prolonged the Vietnam War. Bookmark is also streamed on iTunes U. See Web site for more information.
      Contact: Wendy Reed
      205-348-0027
      Wreed@...
      http://www.alabamatv.org/bookmark/

      **May 6, 7 pm
      Rheta Grimsley Johnson Reception and Book Signing
      Florence-Lauderdale Public Library
      Rheta Grimsley Johnson will sign copies of her new memoir Enchanted Evening Barbie and the Second Coming. See Web site for more information.
      350 North Wood Avenue
      Florence, AL 35630
      Contact: Nancy Sanford
      256-764-6564
      nsanford@...
      http://flpl.lib.al.us/

      **May 1 - 15
      "JOHNNY MACK BROWN RIDES AGAIN": Opus Nostrum Dinner Theatre, 115 West Church Street, Headland, Alabama. For show times or to purchase tickets, call (334) 693-0846. Website: www.opusnostrum.com

      **May 1 - July 20
      MEMOIRS OF A DOWNTOWN: Wiregrass Museum of Art, Coleman Gallery, 126 Museum Avenue, Dothan, Alabama. Take a walk down memory lane during the Year of Alabama Small Towns and Downtowns. Local photography collector Frank Gaines shares a selection of photographs from downtown Dothan beginning in the early 1900's through the late 1980's. For more information, call (334) 794-3871. Website: www.wiregrassmuseum.org

      **California Newsreel has made the award-winning documentary ZORA NEALE
      HURSTON: JUMP AT THE SUN available for free preview online for educators. [Preview ends May 1.]
      http://www.newsreel.org/Preview.htm

      **May 15
      FRIENDS OF FENDALL HALL GARDEN FESTIVAL: Fendall Hall, 917 West Barbour Street, Eufaula, Alabama. 9 AM - 4 PM (CDT). Tour of eight private gardens plus Fendall Hall house and grounds. Arts, crafts, plant, food and other vendors on the grounds. Admission charged. For more information, call (334) 687-8469. Website: www.fendallhall.com

      **May 15
      YELLAWOOD(r) JOHNNY MACK BROWN WESTERN FESTIVAL: Landmark Park, Dothan, Alabama. 10 AM - 4 PM (CDT). Featuring movies and memorabilia of the late Dothan native and Western film star, Johnny Mack Brown. Event includes shooting demonstrations, roping shows, reenactments, a chuck wagon cook-off, music and more. Admission charged. For more information, call (334) 794-3452. Website: www.landmarkpark.com

      **Shining a light on Alabama artists [through May 22; at Bare Hands Gallery]
      http://tinyurl.com/2b76ugo
      Birmingham Weekly 14 April 2010


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      **HISTORY
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      **Troy's Chancellor's Residence full of history
      http://tinyurl.com/398x3ds
      Montgomery Advertiser 23 April 2010

      **UWA unveils new Hall of Fame display
      http://tinyurl.com/2webwbq
      Tuscaloosa News 23 April 2010

      **1954 April 23: Hammerin' Hank Aaron hits the first of his 755 homers.
      FROM: Poor Gabriel's Almanac poorgabriel@...

      **[Helen] Keller statue comes home
      http://tinyurl.com/26gdlqc
      Florence Times Daily 22 April 2010

      **Alabama Voices: Historic [Lincoln] cemetery window to our past
      http://tinyurl.com/27odzr5
      Montgomery Advertiser 22 April 2010

      **2000 April 22- The Rev. R.F. Jenkins, a pastor active in civil-rights
      organizations, who led his church for 25 years, joins the
      ancestors in Omaha, Nebraska, after suffering a heart attack
      at the age of 87. He was the first African American Lutheran
      Church Missouri Synod minister in the Nebraska district. He
      and his wife, Beatrice, had come to Omaha in 1954 after
      serving pastorates in Alabama and North Carolina. He had
      also previously served eight years as a faculty member at
      Alabama Lutheran College. He had returned to his hometown of
      Selma, Alabama, to take part in a civil-rights march in
      1965. He served on the Omaha School District board from 1970
      to 1976, and retired from the pulpit in 1979.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Honor Flight plans Sept. 11 trip to World War II Memorial; Bo Bice to accompany grandfather on Saturday trip
      http://tinyurl.com/2asp6oy
      Huntsville Times 21 April 2010

      **Moon Lake Club [in Mentone] named state landmark
      http://tinyurl.com/2dwpfav
      Dekalb County Times-Journal 21 April 2010

      **Birmingham to pay tribute to the late Councilwoman Miriam Witherspoon with street signs in her former district
      http://tinyurl.com/25tww3p
      Birmingham News 21 April 2010

      **Former prison site gets historical marker
      [State's first prison, Wetumpka State Penitentiary opened in 1841]
      http://tinyurl.com/y72pyxr
      Prattville Progress 21 April 2010

      **Get to Know Dallas McElroy: World War II veteran excited to be on Honor Flight
      http://tinyurl.com/2dssthb
      Mobile Press-Register 21 April 2010

      **What's in a Name? The Story Behind Mobile's Towns and Landmarks
      http://tinyurl.com/y582p7f
      Lagniappe [Mobile] 20 April 2010

      **A Collective Tribute to Hammerin' Hank [Aaron] Like No Other
      http://tinyurl.com/y6d9qmz
      Lagniappe [Mobile] 20 April 2010

      **This Week in Alabama History
      http://tinyurl.com/yyhxgfd
      Gadsden Messenger 20 April 2010

      **National Weather Service database captures Alabama's tornado history, starting with Choctaw killed in 1819
      http://tinyurl.com/y3lfsfc
      Birmingham News 20 April 2010

      'Bowl and pitcher' hotel had 33 rooms
      [Hotel McLester opened in 1887; demolished in mid-1960s]
      http://tinyurl.com/284nrma
      Tuscaloosa News 19 April 2010

      **Roadworthy
      Local vintage car enthusiasts have their pick of collections to ogle
      http://tinyurl.com/2aetu83
      Black and White [Birmingham] 15 April 2010

      **b. 04-12-1919 - Cy Bahakel - Birmingham, AL - d. 4-20-2006
      newscaster: WJRD Tuscaloosa, AL
      old.time.radio Digest V2010 Issue #73
      http://lists.oldradio.net/

      **2010 Marks 50 Years for Marshall as a NASA Center
      http://history.nasa.gov/nltrc.pdf
      NASA News and Notes V27N2 2010 pp 6-7


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      **CULTURE
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      **Mobile-based company [Integrity Music] and associates [artists] win 8 trophies at Dove Awards
      http://tinyurl.com/2esga3n
      Mobile Press-Register 23 April 2010

      **Ala. State song bill named deadest of 2010 session
      http://tinyurl.com/3xntegb
      Gadsden Times 22 April 2010

      **A dark dark play for the end. [the end. is a Florence theatrical company]
      http://tinyurl.com/22mkanh
      Florence Times Daily 22 April 2010

      **Local filmmaker's sci-fi movie 'Hive Mind' premieres tonight at Monaco
      http://tinyurl.com/37yb2og
      Huntsville Times 22 April 2010

      **Huntsville soprano Susanna Phillips wins Beverly Sills Artist Award
      [New York Times article at http://tinyurl.com/2bhbtus ]
      http://tinyurl.com/33ovuqb
      Huntsville Times 21 April 2010

      **Paintings and pastries: Artistic couple display creative, culinary talent at Gallery Coffee
      http://tinyurl.com/2bb96vq
      Montgomery Advertiser 21 April 2010

      **John Heine brings art to Montevallo
      http://tinyurl.com/y5uxcfx
      Shelby County Reporter 19 April 2010

      **Montevallo Literary Festival: Past and Future
      http://tinyurl.com/29e4f3h
      Pavo Magazine [Birmingham] 18 April 2010

      **Kirk Withrow - Cigar Box Guitarist
      http://tinyurl.com/2dywxd3
      Pavo Magazine [Birmingham] 15 April 2010


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      **DEATHS
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      **BONUS MATERIAL
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      **Birmingham, Alabama, Daily Photo
      http://birminghamalabamadailyphoto.blogspot.com/

      **Birmingham Arts Journal V7N1 2010
      http://www.birminghamartsjournal.com/pdf/baj7-1.pdf

      **Fort Toulouse French And Indian Encampment [April 17; 13 photos]
      http://tinyurl.com/y7axrms
      Prattville Progress


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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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