An active menu of theater performances gets summer off to a lively start — and seems to speak to enthusiasm after delays during the pandemic. CAST Kidz will soon be offering weekly classes on performing plus readying for a musical theater competition. Storyteller Dolores Hydock will present …

The bleakest winter can turn into the most vibrant spring, as it was stated in an article in Guidepost magazine in July. By the same token, the 2018 tornados that hit Jacksonville and buildings on the JSU campus did drastic damage, but there is a happy ending to that story.

The pandemic can’t keep some of our area’s serious actors off the stage. CAST Kidz are in rehearsal for “Frozen Jr.” to be presented in January, while Munford native Caleb Clark is promoting Birmingham theaters in his video series “Caleb Clark is Here” on YouTube.

    A concert, a musical fairy tale and a college-bound actor from Anniston are all positive signs this fall for arts entertainment staying alive during the pandemic. The CAST Kidz musical “Shrek” will be presented Saturday at an outdoor amphitheater. Etowah Youth Orchestras’ Fall Formal concert…

      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.”

            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…

              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.  

                Hearing is one thing; really listening is another. Listen closely to the music at next week’s Foothills Piano Festival recital to imagine the images the composers created with their style, and pay close attention to the plot of “Matilda” when the CAST community theater production opens Oct. …