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Ala. History/Culture in the News: 6-7 May & 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

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      **COMING EVENTS
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      **Shindig ends long run Saturday [May 8; Variety show the Country Shindig]
      http://tinyurl.com/24wxoxz
      Florence Times Daily 6 May 2010

      **The YellaWood Johnny Mack Brown Western Festival
      Dothan; May 15
      Featuring the largest collection of Johnny Mack Brown memorabilia in the country. Entertainment includes Johnny Mack Brown movies, demonstrations, roping shows, re-enactments, arts and crafts, music and more.
      See also: http://www.johnnymackbrownfestival.com/
      http://tinyurl.com/265x6wt

      **24th Annual Multicultural Indian Event
      Moulton; May 15-17
      This four day event celebrates the Indian and Celtic cultures and their roles in the history of Lawrence County. Canoe rides, music and arts of crafts.
      http://tinyurl.com/2ec5q5g


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      **HISTORY
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      **The historic Lowry House on Kildare Street is 'a treasure for the city'
      http://tinyurl.com/29d3oaj
      Huntsville Times 7 May 2010

      **Sites of possible artifacts recorded [at Tuscumbia Landing]
      http://tinyurl.com/2c39s9h
      Florence Times Daily 7 May 2010

      **City acts to find possible owners of Lincoln Cemetery
      http://tinyurl.com/2acvxur
      Montgomery Advertiser 6 May 2010

      **1867 May 7- African American demonstrators stage a ride-in to protest
      segregation on New Orleans streetcars. Similar
      demonstrations occur in Mobile, Alabama, and other cities.

      1931 May 6- Willie Mays is born in Westfield, Alabama. He will become a
      professional baseball player at the age of 16, for the
      Birmingham Black Barons. After graduating from high school,
      he will be signed by the New York Giants. His 7095 putouts
      will be the all-time record for an outfielder. His career
      batting average will be .302. For eight consecutive years,
      he will drive in more than 100 runs a year, and his 660 home
      runs will put him in third place for the all-time home run
      record. He will win the Gold Glove Award 12 times. He will
      be voted Most Valuable Player in the National League in
      both 1954 and 1965. He will be inducted into the Baseball
      Hall of Fame in 1979.
      FROM: Today in Black History
      http://listserv.icors.org/archives/Munirah.html

      **Brother [Stanley Bruce Varner] dissatisfied with FBI results in 1966 cold case
      http://tinyurl.com/28jb2br
      Prattville Progress 5 May 2010

      **Longtime Landmark restaurateur Charlie Bottcher will sign copies of his cookbook
      [This event took place May 6 in Oneonta, where the Landmark operated 1989-2007.]
      http://tinyurl.com/2bujd23
      Birmingham News 5 May 2010

      **Landmarks [of DeKalb Co.] receives state award [from Ala. Historical Assoc.]
      http://tinyurl.com/35edttj
      Fort Payne Times-Journal 4 May 2010


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      **CULTURE
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      **Dancer [Chris Rutledge] returns to stage where it all began
      http://tinyurl.com/2bvg6kq
      Florence Times Daily 7 May 2010

      **'The Home Within Us' [Bobby McAlpine's newly published book]
      Designer shares creative philosophy in new book
      http://tinyurl.com/26rc2zd
      Montgomery Advertiser 7 May 2010

      **Get to Know Gary Scovil: Film producer has unexpected journey to the South
      http://tinyurl.com/36s2agf
      Mobile Press-Register 6 May 2010


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      **DEATHS
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      **Clarence Cooke, pastor and World War II veteran, dies at 89
      http://tinyurl.com/28lf2n9
      Mobile Press-Register 7 May 2010


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

      **ExploreSouthernHistory.com
      http://www.exploresouthernhistory.com/index.html


      **Stallworth, Anne Nall. His Turn-Her Turn: Celebrity
      [Remembrances by Stallworth of her life as a writer]
      Senior Living V17N5 May 2010, p4


      **Recent/Forthcoming Books with Alabama Connections

      Flagg, Fannie. _I Still Dream About You_. Random. Nov. 2010 [Her latest novel]

      Griffin, W.E.B. & William E. Butterworth IV. _The Outlaws: A Presidential Agent Novel_. Putnam. Jan. 2011
      [Latest novel from the prolific author and his son]

      Haines, Carolyn, ed. _Delta Blues_. Consortium, 2010 [Haines also has a story in this crime anthology; reviewed in _Publishers Weekly_ 1 March 2010, p35 http://www.publishersweekly.com/ ]

      Hudgins, Andrew. _American Rendering: New and Selected Poems_. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, April 2010 [Hudgins attended Sidney Lanier H.S., Huntingdon and UA]

      Howard, Linda. _Diamond Bay_. Severn House, May 2010 [The prolific Gadsden author's latest novel]

      Patterson, Richard North. _In the Name of Honor_. Holt. Jun. 2010 [This prolific novelist attended UAB]

      Pionke, Albert and Denise Tischler Millstein, eds. _Victorian Secrecy: Economies of Knowledge and Concealment_. Ashgate, 2010 [Pionke is a faculty member in the English Department at UA]


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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
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      (205) 975-0158
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