While there is much interpretation in the world of dance, ballet can be relied upon to stick to classic, beautiful and appealing artistry. Such is the case with the Moscow Festival Ballet, whose renditions of classic pieces such as "Swan Lake," "Sleeping Beauty" and "Giselle" created by lege…
Fulbright scholar and jazz musician Eli Ponder-Twardy has returned home to Calhoun County with the hope of enhancing the culture of music and the arts for his fellow Southerners.
Oxford’s downtown, even with its charm, may not seem unique to those who never lived here. But artist Jerry Marks believes it is unique. He sees the big picture of the town once called Lick Skillet. To share his thoughts, he has painted a big picture — 48 inches wide by 36 inches high, in fa…
A new exhibit of ceramic sculpture opens this week at Hammond Hall Gallery at Jacksonville State University. The art exhibit, called "Object: Permanence" will be up through Jan. 27. The opening reception is Thursday from 5-7 p.m.
The Jacksonville Public Library is bringing people and information together in a new and different way with a series of four Saturday workshops called "Adulting 101."
"The Nutcracker," performed by the Alabama Ballet, is here again to usher in a traditional Christmas on Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. at the Anniston Performing Arts Center. It is being presented by the Knox Concert Series for the 35th year.
The Anniston Museum of Natural History is heading into the holiday season this weekend with its annual Winter Market. On Saturday and Sunday, more than 20 vendors will present unique, handmade wares. Among the items are hand-carved gourds by award-winning artist Peggy Mayo, jewelry by artist…
In June, my wife and I were walking through a meadow in the east end of Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park in California. I looked up at the thousand-foot-tall granite walls on either side of the valley, and suddenly stopped.
When you hear the word "fundraiser," many people can’t get past the first part of this compound word, which is "fund," meaning "money," meaning "be prepared to pay."
What do you get when you combine a marketing degree with a minor in art? For Tiffiny Whisenhunt, the two have resulted in a successful career managing liquid assets. Tiffiny is a "cocktail mixologist" — today’s version of your grandmother’s bartender.
While we live in an age where performances can be watched and listened to online, there’s nothing like seeing and hearing your favorite tunes sung live.
Jean Ann Oglesby has a background in public relations and marketing and has worked for a telephone company and local businesses. Today, she serves as market manager for Downtown Market, a farmers market in downtown Anniston, which opens for the 2016 season on Saturday.
Martin Luther could not have imagined the many forms music would take in the centuries following his life. But this kind of variety will be on stage in the Oxford Performing Arts Center’s 2016-17 season.
Larry May owns CD Cellar record store on Noble Street in downtown Anniston. CD Cellar sells CDs, vinyl, clothing, jewelry and accessories and has hosted performances from several artists including Lydia Loveless, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, and Yelawolf. He is a partner in the Model City …