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.

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 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…

Songwriting has been a constant in Kenny Loggins’ life. Perhaps no one knows this better than Gail Wilson of Wellborn, who is eagerly awaiting the Loggins’ concert Thursday evening at the Anniston Performing Arts Center as part of the Knox Concert Series.