Finding Christmas early in the season is easily possible this week in two ways: Attend JSU’s A Cappella Choir and Chamber Singers concert today at 2:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Anniston, and see “The 1940s Radio Hour” by Theatre of Gadsden on the weekends of Nov. 30-Dec. 8 at…

Two of our area’s bountiful blessings are the series of concerts presented by the Foothills Piano Festival and the series of art exhibits at Nunnally’s Noble Street Frame & Gallery. Put them on your “thankful” list because they feature music and visual art on an ongoing basis with wide v…

Why not spend next Sunday afternoon with some uplifting music at the JSU Faculty Recital? Before that, next Friday evening enjoy dinner and a show band at the Empty Stocking Gala. The woodwinds and pianists will deliver contrasting qualities of brightness and brilliance at the faculty recita…

There’s an intense, austere moment at the end of Elliot Ackerman’s “Dark at the Crossing,” a finalist for last year’s National Book Award. It occurs as two people journey to their “crossing” in the Middle East. We experience it through the eyes of someone peering through a seam in the tarpau…