“Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA” is the astonishing first-hand account of one woman’s literal and figurative initiation into adulthood during her nearly two decades as a member of the CIA. It is also the equally absorbing account of the emotional price she paid by accepting that a…

Let’s cheer and energize our spirits early in the holiday season by attending two concerts and a comedy this week. There are inspiring melodies in a community chorus performance, powerful and passionate works in an orchestra presentation, and laughable lines in a theater production.

It would be fair to say that established norms in the music business are gone. In their place are new charts, DIY musicians and tech-savvy artists with innovation only a few keystrokes away. A new generation has created musical landscapes that are chopped beats and distorted notes without sa…

The Rembrandts have a new album and plans to tour in early 2020. The new songs are strong; each one is rooted in the jangly style the duo is known for, but also drenched in near-mint harmonization.

The origin of Hillyer High, known as the “on the mountain” residential section of Anniston, is a part of local history that says much about our citizens and their contributions to the area’s development. This is the subject of Tuesday’s program at the Calhoun County Historical Society meetin…

There are certain mediums in entertainment that take us to another place in our mind and memory as they shift our emotions from melancholy, to peace, to excitement. Several offerings this month — a concert, church tours and an art exhibit —  have the power to help us imagine and enjoy as the…

Janiva Magness is an artist adept at playing many roles. Her chief endeavor is that of blues chanteuse and keeper of the flame for the legends who lived those songs and travelled our country’s dusty trails. She’s also a published author and passionate advocate for at-risk children. 

While the temperatures outside are dropping, the volume of entertainment events is rising. This afternoon, First Baptist Church of Oxford is on tour as part of the Oxford Historic Church Tour. On Nov. 3, Lakeview Baptist Church welcomes visitors into their sanctuary to see 12 lovely stained …

On a night characterized with dark skies and near biblical rain, the difference inside the BJCC Concert Hall in Birmingham on Monday couldn’t have more striking. Bastille and indie rocker cohorts Joywave electrified with a jaunty show that disproved the notion that technology is slowly killi…