I’ve had several opportunities to watch Robert Grind perform live and came away impressed each time. He possesses great stage presence and musical acumen. His song selection and pacing leaves the crowd engaged and entertained.
The beauty and benefit of classic novels and dramas is that they make us aware — directly or in a subtle way — that some elements in our culture need changing.
“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.
Steinway & Sons, considered one of the most respected and renowned piano makers in the world, has placed its seal of approval on and sponsorship of the competition in allowing the use of their premier instruments.
Last month I found myself in Tampa Bay with eight rolls of film and a camera that predates me by almost a decade. I came back with seven of those rolls — three black and white and four color — and a sense of pride for finally learning something that I’ve wanted to learn for a long time.
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.
Reading stories, hearing stories, and seeing stories brought to life on stage. These pleasures are here for us in area events during August and September. The locations are the Public Library of Anniston and Calhoun County, and the Theatre of Gadsden.
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?
If it’s difficult to put your emotional feelings or constant thoughts into words, poetry can do it for you. In fact, reading certain verses can give voice to what’s been echoing through your mind and give help in sorting things out.
“Left on Tenth: A Second Chance at Life” is a memoir by Delia Ephron, the author of the novel “Siracusa” and the films “You’ve Got Mail” and “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.”
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…
“Sparring Partners” is a collection of three short works by John Grisham, the master of the contemporary legal thriller. Each of the selections is about family, and each in some way deals with idiosyncrasies of the law.
The Quebe Sisters are a band that isn’t necessarily a throwback, but rather an unbothered vehicle that never was affected by current trends characterized by technology or corporate playlists.
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…