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December 21, 2014


Heflin concert to benefit Christmas gift program

The Bell House in Heflin will host a fundraiser concert with songwriter and Country Music Association Song of the Year nominee Max T. Barnes as well as the Lard Bucket Bluegrass Band Saturday night.

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Sunday 09/28/2014
Atlanta Rhythm Section headlines free concert in Anniston
Updated: September 28, 2014 - 3:15 am

They call Atlanta Rhythm Section a Southern rock band, but take a listen to "Spooky," one of the band's early hits, and try to decide if it's more Air Supply than Skynyrd.

Anniston museum hosts 'colorful' concert
Posted: September 28, 2014

Music is at the heart of all human societies. From the chants in the early church, to ballads, to folk dancing, to the complexities of the current electronic age, music has been key in bringing people together.

Saturday 09/20/2014
Violinist makes four at Grace Church ensemble
Posted: September 20, 2014

Tucked away among the photos and notes in Lauren Waltz's violin case is a proverb that she reads occasionally to fuel her motivation: "Music expresses feelings that words cannot."

Sunday 09/14/2014
FALL ARTS PREVIEW: A season’s worth of theater, dance, music and art
Posted: September 14, 2014

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.

Saturday 09/13/2014
Q&A: Musician Gordon Mote talks about growing up blind in Alabama
Updated: September 13, 2014 - 10:32 pm

There’s more to Gordon Mote than meets the eye.

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.

Saturday 08/16/2014
10 reasons to get revved up for Rumble on Noble 10
Updated: August 17, 2014 - 2:25 pm

Can you hear that — the howl of distant thunder? There’s a storm a-brewin’ and it’s rolling in on two wheels this weekend. If the last nine years are any indication, brace yourself for a leather-wearing, pavement-sparking, eyebrow-raising, rip-roaring good time when Rumble on Noble marks 10 years of music and motorcycles in downtown Anniston.

Teen band checks ‘open for country legend’ off to-do list
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 5:41 pm

Musicians react to questions about the bands they played with in high school the way you might react to your mother pulling out naked baby photos in front of friends.

Sunday 08/10/2014
JSU welcomes students with a rap concert
Posted: August 10, 2014

Rap star T-Pain is performing at Jacksonville State University on Saturday night, but if graduate assistant Ellori White has her way, he’s going to hang out with her at the mall before he takes the stage.

Motown lives again at Oxford concert
Posted: August 10, 2014

The wail of a saxophone harmonizing with the reverberating cords of an electric guitar, the jingle of a tambourine accompanying that "call-back" singing style. Since the 1960s, Motown musicians from the Four Tops to The Supremes and The Temptations have been, and will forever be, known for that smooth style of soul music integrated with a distinct pop influence — the Motown Sound.

Saturday 08/02/2014
Edwin McCain plays Buckner Event Plaza Friday
Posted: August 02, 2014

If you don’t know Edwin McCain by name, you’re sure to know him by his music. In fact, there’s a chance you got hitched to his biggest hit.

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.

Saturday 07/19/2014
For local bands, metal is much more than crushing guitars
Posted: July 19, 2014

Anniston isn’t a heavy metal town.

Thursday 07/17/2014
Jacksonville church celebrates pipe organ's return
Posted: July 17, 2014

After a long period of separation, First Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville is welcoming back its newly restored pipe organ.

Sunday 07/06/2014
There’s a bluegrass resurgence going on, and it’s coming to Alexandria
Posted: July 06, 2014

On Saturday, local bluegrass band Valley Road is kicking off the first Valley Road Community Bluegrass Festival in Alexandria.

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.

Sunday 06/22/2014
Second annual Heritage Festival brings music, unity to Zinn Park
Updated: June 24, 2014 - 3:05 pm

Admission to the second annual Heritage Music Festival Saturday at Zinn Park is free, but if someone asks you for a code word, remember this simple phrase: Word up.

‘Poor man’s jazz’: Steel City Jug Slammers returning to Cheaha Brewing
Updated: October 09, 2014 - 10:55 am

Put the five members of the Steel City Jug Slammers together for breakfast on a Saturday morning at Al’s Diner and Grill in Birmingham, and conversation flows like the music they play onstage at venues all over the Southeast. The boys were worn out from a long night of performing at Local Color in Birmingham.

Saturday 06/14/2014
‘A fresh approach’: Bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs lets the old influence the new
Posted: June 14, 2014

Skaggs, who is coming to the Oxford Performing Arts Center June 21 with his band, Kentucky Thunder, spoke with The Star about his team-up with Bruce Hornsby, the versatility of bluegrass music and his role as a guide for new musicians.

Friday 06/06/2014
Who do you want to see perform in Anniston?
Updated: June 06, 2014 - 3:12 pm

With the announcement that Cameo and Whodini are performing at Zinn Park June 28 for the city’s annual Heritage Festival, we got thinking — who is the next performer we want to see in Anniston? 

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