History repeats itself, as they say. And thank goodness for that, when it comes to art trends today. Three arts happenings on this month’s calendar wouldn’t be possible without attainments centuries ago in hymnody, tatting and a deserving individual’s trip to Rome, Italy. All three elements …

The creativity in music and theater has a way of bringing our attention to special occasions. Locally, music and theater can enhance our celebration of Mardi Gras and Valentine’s Day. If we can dance at a Mardi Gras ball and hear romantic songs on stage — songs from the heart — on Valentine’…

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…

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 …

Hearing music has more advantages than people realize. It can motivate exercise, decrease anxiety, aid sleeping patterns and generate creative solutions. As members of the Bienville Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution learned recently, music is also useful in bringing history to life.  

Hearing is one thing; really listening is another. Listen closely to the music at next week’s Foothills Piano Festival recital to imagine the images the composers created with their style, and pay close attention to the plot of “Matilda” when the CAST community theater production opens Oct. …

There’s a voice to be heard in quality art exhibits, ballet performances and concerts. In art shows, each work speaks through expression. In ballet, there’s a story to be told. In concerts, the composer’s voice has a definite effect on mind and mood. I’m told that some people do their best t…

It may be time to head to the beach or the mountains, but if you stay in town there’s plenty to do. The arts never take a vacation! A painting collection in a log cabin in Saks is one attraction this month, as well as a book signing at Oxford Performing Arts Center on Saturday and a musical …

Many of you enjoy live music. Live art, too can be just as exciting. Events that highlight both forms are scheduled this week, with a worship musical tonight at Parker Memorial Baptist Church in Anniston and interactive art demonstrations at Talladega’s Heritage Hall Museum this month from M…