“It’s music to my ears,” you might say while listening to an especially good concert. But your ears probably haven’t heard some of the waltzes and other stately dances performed next weekend by a piano-violin duo at First United Methodist Church in Anniston. The Foothills Piano Festival gues…

Re-live happy moments at the beach without feeling the heat. Feel the chill of a winter’s day without a coat. Discover that heavy rain seems lighter when you’re under the umbrella on a date. These encounters with Mother Nature can be seen in the comfort of a gallery at Thai One On restaurant…

Alabama’s story of rising to a territory and then statehood is well worth studying. Many inhabitants achieved and struggled on its land to shape it as we know it today. There were victories, hardships, conflicts and — most important —  perseverance before Alabama achieved its identity.

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 art forms — rock and roll and Broadway musicals — live on today in various degrees. Three area artists — Mike Gagliardo, Kim Dobbs and Ramsey Whitney — bring us face to face with events that feature these forms in the coming weeks.

A rich mixture of history, artistry and creativity is offered this month for those who are interested in learning more about church’s architectural features or reading an historical fiction set in the War Between the States. Stephanie Bain, Oxford author of “The Girl I Left Behind,” centers …

Carl Brady is a human kaleidoscope. One day’s schedule sees him change from doing editing, graphic arts and advertising to supervising the news crew, writing and shooting commercials for WEAC TV24. When time allows, he plays guitar, reads and enjoys family. There are changing patterns in his…

“It’s all about the line.” That’s the theme of the featured artists’ work in the current exhibit at Noble Frame & Gallery in downtown Anniston. But if you read between the lines of the theme title, you discover that the two artists use the line not only to catch the viewer’s eye but to c…

The Grand Old Lady of Oxford would have been at her happiest on May 5. The Oxford Performing Arts Center building’s nickname is “The Grand Old Lady,” and at age 97 she is still going strong. All who know her will agree: She must have rejoiced when 800 people were in her home to celebrate the…