Oxford’s downtown, even with its charm, may not seem unique to those who never lived here. But artist Jerry Marks believes it is unique. He sees the big picture of the town once called Lick Skillet. To share his thoughts, he has painted a big picture — 48 inches wide by 36 inches high, in fa…
It was in 2012 that Will Schwalbe published "The End of Your Life Book Club," a New York Times bestseller. That book was a chronicle of the two years he spent in a special relationship with his mother as she fought a losing battle with pancreatic cancer.
Three Dog Night might be known for bringing "Joy to the World," but founder Danny Hutton is adamant about reminding the audience of the classic rock band’s expansive song catalog when he’s onstage.
My 8-year-old daughter loves story songs. As the gatekeeper for the Spotify playlists, I like to sneak in a personal favorite from time to time, which is how we ended up listening to Bob Dylan’s haunting song "John Brown" on the way to Dairy Queen.
We’ll benefit from the musical imaginations of famous composers and accomplished musicians in two concerts at Anniston churches. Today at 4 p.m. at the Church of St. Michael and All Angels, Charles Kennedy will give an organ concert. (The concert was rescheduled from last week due to incleme…
A new exhibit of ceramic sculpture opens this week at Hammond Hall Gallery at Jacksonville State University. The art exhibit, called "Object: Permanence" will be up through Jan. 27. The opening reception is Thursday from 5-7 p.m.
The Jacksonville Public Library is bringing people and information together in a new and different way with a series of four Saturday workshops called "Adulting 101."
Late in "Moonglow," the latest novel from Michael Chabon, "Mike Chabon," the novel’s voice, is presented with a photo album by his mother, only to discover that four photos are missing from the album’s first page. That moment becomes a vindication of what has initially seemed a sort of rando…
Editor's note: Due to inclement weather, the organ concert by George M. Kennedy has been rescheduled for Jan. 15 at 4 p.m. at the Church of St. Michael and All Angels.
What’s in a name? If you’re Shakespeare, the idea of names might seem a bit silly, but if you’re in a band, it’s a make-or-break situation.
In a dismal capper to a dreadful year of gifted people dying before their time, Carrie Fisher died Tuesday at age 60, following a heart attack the actress and writer suffered on a plane from London to Los Angeles on Dec. 23.There are many reasons to mourn Fisher, who had come to seem indestr…
A community-wide Christmas worship service will be held at Anniston First United Methodist Church on Thursday at 6 p.m.
“Let Heaven and Nature String,” the group’s annual Christmas concert, will be Saturday at 5 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Ashland.
It’s 8 a.m. Thursday at the Anniston Performing Arts Center. Onstage, dancers with the Alabama Ballet are warming up with a 90-minute class led by artistic director Tracey Alvey. "5-6-7-8, brush, brush, brush it through!"
There’s already a feeling around town that only the holidays can bring. The performing arts, including sacred music and a comedy with gospel music, help express this excitement and celebration. Hear the words and songs in these presentations and make them your own.
For the female roles, “the costumes help,” said actor Dylan Hurst. “Once you put on a dress, you suddenly go, ‘Oh yeah, I feel it now.’