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September 20, 2014

Arts & Theater

FALL ARTS PREVIEW: A season’s worth of theater, dance, music and art

From Oxford to Anniston to Jacksonville to Gadsden, the fall calendar is packed with events, including Natalie Cole, Rick Bragg, Agatha Christie, the Wicked Witch of the West, tubas and more.

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Saturday 09/13/2014
The Knight Life: CAST pulls out the comic stops for Monty Python's 'Spamalot'
Posted: September 13, 2014

CAST community theater brings the Broadway hit "Spamalot" to the McClellan Theater starting Thursday, complete with knights who say "Ni!" and a lovely bunch of coconuts.

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ARTISTS IN ACTION: Local musician praises God, with a beat
Updated: September 13, 2014 - 10:08 pm

"We can’t all play the same part in God’s band of service, but we should all play in harmony," reads a page in the devotional book "Our Daily Bread."

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Sunday 09/07/2014
ARTISTS IN ACTION: Oxford quilt guild puts on a show
Posted: September 07, 2014

It won’t be difficult to find the "Quilts by the Lake" exhibit at Oxford Civic Center on Friday and Saturday. The many-faceted display, sponsored by the Lick Skillet Quilt Guild, will be spread out through most of the first floor.

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Ashes to artworks at JSU gallery show
Posted: September 07, 2014

"Tiny Deaths," an art exhibit, opened Thursday at the Hammond Gallery at Jacksonville State University.

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On the Streets: New musical gives funny, biting voice to the homeless
Posted: September 07, 2014

Homelessness isn't a big city problem; it's an everywhere problem.

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Saturday 08/30/2014
ARTISTS IN ACTION: Vets honored year-round at NHC Place
Posted: August 30, 2014

Veterans are individuals who deserve to be honored at all times, not just on national holidays.

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Sunday 08/24/2014
ARTISTS IN ACTION: Civic Chorale recruiting new singers
Posted: August 24, 2014

If you are a singer who welcomes the challenge of learning and performing choral masterworks, Patricia Corbin, the director of choral activities at JSU, invites you to the chorale’s fall meeting Monday at 7:15 p.m. in the Performance Center of Mason Hall at JSU.

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Sunday 08/10/2014
Art meets history in new exhibit
Updated: August 10, 2014 - 11:48 am

Inclement weather doesn’t bother Jerry Marks. The Oxford painter welcomes the opportunity to stay inside his studio all day and paint to his heart’s content.

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Sunday 07/27/2014
Artists in Action: A touch o’ Irish music
Posted: July 27, 2014

The Emerald Isle beckoned a northeast Alabama couple to explore its heritage last month. Now, on occasion, these musicians plan to perform some Irish music.

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Saturday 07/19/2014
Randy Awards honor this year’s best
Posted: July 19, 2014

Randy Hall would be proud.

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Saturday 07/12/2014
A new mosaic, and a like-new church organ
Updated: July 13, 2014 - 2:40 am

As summer plans for the arts continue, business as usual is better than usual.

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Saturday 07/05/2014
3 entertaining reasons to summer in Calhoun County
Updated: July 16, 2014 - 11:47 am

No time to take a summer vacation? Then, take a “staycation” right here in Calhoun County — at least for July — and look forward to three events.

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Sunday 06/22/2014
Old becomes new at Anniston events
Updated: June 22, 2014 - 3:36 am

Well-made objects never go out of style. This is evident in two ways this summer — an artist’s repurposed old farm tools, leather and frames are on display downtown at Fourth Friday, and a bazaar in July offers china, crystal and other elegant treasures to be passed on to new owners. In both cases, the old finds new life for those with an eye for the truly unique.

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Saturday 06/14/2014
Summer events add flavor to local art feast
Posted: June 14, 2014

Savory events at three area venues this summer can be compared to a movable feast. There’s a gala and four concerts at the Oxford Performing Arts Center, an exhibit at Nunnally's Custom Framing and Noble Gallery and CAST’s Randy Awards celebrates the people behind the performances.

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Saturday 06/07/2014
June brings new beginnings for art lovers, musicians
Posted: June 07, 2014

There’s a new artist in town with an exhibit at the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun County and an interest in preserving Anniston’s historic buildings on canvas, while in Oxford plans are underway for a new community chorus.

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Saturday 05/24/2014
Music from student, soldiers fill the summer air
Updated: May 31, 2014 - 10:26 pm

Members of the Presbyterian Church of the Good Shepherd heard a little music from a big instrument recently when tuba musician Ryan McKinney performed special music for the worship service. And in June, The Berman Museum’s commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day will include patriotic singing and bagpipes.

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Sunday 05/11/2014
Fooling around: JSU Drama comes of age with ‘Fool for Love’
Updated: May 20, 2014 - 8:07 pm

Every family has a few skeletons in the closet, but the characters of JSU Drama’s “Fool for Love” have locked away a whole cemetery. The thematic maturity easily earns the play’s recommendation to leave the children at home: “Fool for Love” is a grown-up’s play.

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Possibilities for local art, architecture are endless in May
Updated: May 20, 2014 - 7:19 pm

A JSU graduate’s unique mixed media art is on display in Gadsden, while new interest in the historic renovation of an Anniston mansion is the subject of the next Calhoun County Historical Society meeting. In both art and preservation, one thing seems clear: The possibilities are endless.

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Sunday 04/27/2014
'Tragically beautiful': JOT performs Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘Carousel’
Updated: June 17, 2014 - 5:52 pm

“Carousel” isn’t an opera.

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Beauty from within: The Donoho School performs ‘Beauty and the Beast’
Updated: June 17, 2014 - 7:25 pm

It’s a tale as old as time that continues to resonate in the hearts of audiences young and old.

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