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…

The Sanders family sings and witnesses wherever their lives take them. See “Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming” today at 2:30 p.m in Gadsden’s Ritz Theatre and share the joys and challenges of their lives in 1945. Let’s send off June and Pastor Oglethorpe in style to his new calling at a churc…

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…

A venture back into history takes two entirely different turns this month. The Calhoun County Historical Society offers a program on the current projects of the Piedmont Historical Society, while the Knox Concert Series is bringing Dublin Irish Dance to the Anniston Performing Arts Center on…

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…

 Sometimes, the arts are called upon to achieve a mission. “Arsenic and Old Lace,” first presented in 1941 in New York, helped lift the spirits of Americans during World War II with a fun night of entertainment. The classic play, presented decades later by CAST community theater March 8-11 a…