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.

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…

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…

    “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…