Music continues to bring people together locally in the band room and classrooms at Anniston High School, while actors and singers involved with CAST have found a way to virtually touch the lives of others with meaningful entertainment.
I’m not sure how I ended up as a member of Amazon’s “First Reads” program, but I’m pretty happy to be included. Each month I receive an email inviting me to pick out a free e-book. I jump to take advantage of the offer because, well, what can I say? They had me at “free.”
The genesis of “The Vanishing Sky,” the first novel published by L. Annette Binder, almost deserves a book of its own.
Two happenings with happy endings this month chase away the blues on gray, rainy February days. Author Marie Bostwick, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, is preparing a program March 16 for viewers here about a woman restoring her unhappy life. In Oxford, a historic house is …
Dorien Johniken is a junior at The Donoho School. His art, “The Ascension,” was recently selected as the cover art for “The Modern Green Book”, a database in the same vein as “The Green Book” of the early to mid-1900s. Digital copies of “The Modern Green Book” are available at moderngreenbook.net.
It will be hard to find readers of a certain age whose lives weren’t touched by the work of the director/performer of both stage and film who is the subject of “Mike Nichols: A Life” by Mark Harris.
Timing is everything, as actors say about performing in comedies. Although good timing wasn’t part of the plan for the current celebration at Jacksonville State University, the donation of four grand pianos came at just the right time.
In 2020, we witnessed what seemed like one world-shifting event after another, including massive, widespread protests for racial equality.
Teresa Kisor, Library Director for the Public Library of Anniston and Calhoun County has found multiple ways to bring people and information together. The written word is offered in the Winter Book Sale today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; a hands-on lesson in basket making is on for Feb. 17 and 18…
“A Lie Someone Told You About Yourself,” the new work of fiction from Peter Ho Davies, is a moving look at parenthood and all the raw emotion that comes with it.
“We Can Only Save Ourselves,” the haunting first novel from Alison Wisdom, has many voices vying for dominance, two of which actually belong to the same person.
“A Crooked Tree,” the debut novel of Una Mannion, is at once a tender coming-of-age novel and a contemplation of the insistent human need to set our lives in order.
When the COVID-19 pandemic finally ends, John Longshore says, the Oxford Performing Arts Center will host more live events than it ever has before.
There are two in-person art events this month, welcome attractions indeed! Ancient art can be seen in the Berman Museum and contemporary art is on view at the Hammond Hall Gallery at Jacksonville State University.
I read a bunch of mysteries last year. I won’t bore you with all the titles. I can sum it up by saying it was an assortment from authors such as Jonathan Kellerman, Harlan Coben and John Sandford, but my all-time favorite mystery writer is Michael Connelly.
Tom Mullins, who recently retired from the Public Library of Anniston-Calhoun, discussed the resources available for genealogical research in the library’s Alabama Room during the January meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
“Lon Chaney Speaks,” the first graphic novel from cartoonist Pat Dorian, brings off the seemingly impossible task of putting on the page an entire life about which there isn’t much available detail.
The festive French carol “Sing We Now of Christmas” is heard in churches during the holidays. But congregations like Anniston’s First United Methodist Church add to the rejoicing with readings at Christmas in the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.
Allow enough time to read straight through “V2,” the latest political thriller from the prolific Robert Harris, because it is guaranteed to disrupt plans to do anything else.
The newest book from Jane Smiley, “Perestroika in Paris” is an endlessly surprising and magical fable.
Charlie Sewell retains just enough childlike Christmas wonder to hold a deep fascination, appreciation and curiosity about Santa Claus that even many children would envy.