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…

Enjoy your summer vacation, but return soon. There’s a burst of not-to-miss attractions filling the calendar, including Noonday Notations at Anniston’s First United Methodist Church … Vintage Bazaar and opening of the redesigned Pearl Harbor room at The Berman Museum … “Bringing Back Shakesp…

Two women share their adventures in creating new places for our minds through writing and painting. Lynn Lacher, author of “The Lick Skillet Coffee Club,” and Alabama oil painter Barbara Davis, the featured artist at Oxford Performing Arts Center, channel experiences that only a Southerner c…

Concerts, with rousing and soothing music, can work magic on an evening’s mood. Theater productions too, can lift our spirits or change our frame of mind. Visual art, as well, brings us new thoughts. Three such events — a concert by the Jacksonville State University/Community Orchestra, a mu…

    “With the new day comes new strengths and new thoughts” is the Jan. 7 quotation from Eleanor Roosevelt on my daily calendar. A personal strength and encouragement in Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the first lady’s life in January 1930 was increasing attention from the media about Warm Springs…

    “Sing me the joy of Christmas” is a verse from a rousing anthem heard in Christian churches today. The music brings the Yuletide spirit close to the heart. But if you ask, “Paint me the joy of Christmas,” that’s a reasonable request, too, one that artists from east Alabama have already grant…

    No matter what your interests are, there’s likely something new and special for you coming up in September. History and worship intertwine inside the Silver Chapel at McClellan on Sundays for everyone, beginning today. The Calhoun County Stamp, Coin and Collectibles Club welcomes new members…