“Tracy Flick Can’t Win” is the sequel-of-sorts to “Election,” Tom Perrotta’s wickedly funny look at modern suburban America through a high school political campaign. Now he’s back with another look at perhaps his most iconic character.

Music now, and music later. Concerts throughout the season promise to make going back to school exciting, and later to bring us programs of classical music featuring rising national artists. The Gadsden Symphony Orchestra concert Aug. 13 and Oxford Performing Arts Center’s Chamber Music Seri…

“You Have a Friend in 10A” is the first collection of short stories published by Maggie Shipstead, author of “Great Circle,” the New York Times best-selling novel that was also short-listed for the 2021 Man Booker Award.

It was the spring of 1997 when Callie Wells, age 11 at the time, heard a new song on the radio. It was “MMMBop” by pop music band Hanson, a trio of harmonizing Oklahoma brothers named Isaac, Taylor and Zac. “That bright, poppy music struck a chord in my young heart,” Callie said. 

Nothing beats hands-on learning. What could be better than finding out what it was like to send a telegraph message by Morse Code, then trying your hand at it with the Berman Museum’s new interactive exhibit? 

My husband and I like to watch TV with the closed captions on, because we sometimes have trouble hearing the dialog over the background music. This might be because we went to too many loud rock concerts in our youth, but I prefer to think it’s because Hollywood no longer wants to spend mone…

Vision Video hail from Athens, Ga. and are at the forefront of young groups that specialize in goth music and culture. The temptation is to argue if there’s a comeback to this particular genre. The debate has been discussed ad nauseam. In truth, it never really goes away. It’s actually more …

Most of us have heard the true story of “The Pleased Boy of Noble Street,” represented by a statue located on the Public Library of Anniston and Calhoun County’s second floor. But how many of us know that a reunion took place between the statue’s artist and the young boy years later? It was …

“Bruno’s Challenge and Other Stories of the French Countryside” is the new addition to Martin Walker’s Bruno, Chief of Police, novels. The collection’s 14 stories center on life in the Périgord, a historical and cultural region in southwest France.

Artworks are seen in places besides galleries. In fact, a few pieces that we see everyday are in plain view outside on Quintard Avenue’s median. These monuments’ audiences are local citizens and travelers through town, who usually see them only at a glance. 

My musical taste underwent a radical overturn in the very early 1990s. That alone doesn’t make me special, it just means that I watched a lot of MTV. One of the catalysts of change was the “120 Minutes” video program. I quickly reshuffled my musical collection, pushing my hair metal to the b…

The charm and impact of music will entertain you this month in two different forms: patriotic scores and musical theater. Many heroes in history have spoken up for America’s freedom; a choir and small orchestra in concert will speak up with melody, fanfare and flourishes in gratitude for our…