Applause is due to more than 40 artists in music and visual art in Calhoun County this month for their honors and accomplishments. But their success involves more than the recognition. In the case of pianist Rachel Park and 40 artists selected for the annual juried student exhibit at Jackson…

The arts bring people together, it has been said. This week, arts events will do just that in three different ways. A gardening presentation, a piano quartet performance and an organ recital of sacred music appeal to different tastes, but each will be fresh and interesting and a learning exp…

Everyone who takes the arts calendar seriously knows that Anniston, Oxford and Jacksonville offer a bounty of events. Here are three more, all scheduled for Thursday and Friday. The photography and piano music occasions happen at different hours. You can make all three!

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’…

Coming events in entertainment range from fun to festive to reverent. After the New Year, a program on historic highlights of Calhoun County shifts the aura to spooky. You never know what you can find in area arts, but there’s likely something for every preference.

When wintry weather chills the air outside, remember it’s warm inside at events where there’s holiday fare. A Christmas pageant and a concert are scheduled at area churches today, while the Oxford Performing Arts Center is the venue for a dinner theater production of “A Tuna Christmas.”

Let’s cheer and energize our spirits early in the holiday season by attending two concerts and a comedy this week. There are inspiring melodies in a community chorus performance, powerful and passionate works in an orchestra presentation, and laughable lines in a theater production.

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 …

You just can’t get away from history. But thank goodness it’s with us. History plays a part in most new movements, issues and presentations. History helps us understand the present and envision the future. This fall, history finds its way into three enjoyable events.

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.