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A Trip Back in Time: A Review of Bob Keefe's "Stories From the Okefenokee"

(Aug 16th 2013, 17:48)

In 1969 a young Marine returning to civilian life after a tour of duty as a helicopter pilot in Viet Nam found refuge in a remote and read more...

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"A Heaping Helping: Songs for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of AL" by Scott Ward

(Aug 15th 2012, 13:56)

This week I had the pleasure of chatting via Facebook with Alabama musician Scott Ward, producer and director at Lucky Dog Records. read more...

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Mayberry is Alive and Well in Rogersville, Alabama

(May 21st 2012, 08:36)

Henry David Thoreau went to the woods because he wanted to "live deliberately." I go to

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"How Do You Like Your Blueeyed Boy, Mr. Death": Harry Crews (1935-2012)

(Mar 30th 2012, 12:46)

Harry Crews! I guess I thought he would live forever. When all of those years of out of control drinking did not kill him, I read more...

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Review of: David Lummis

Review of The Coffee Shop Chronicles : Part 2

The Coffee Shop Chronicles of New Orleans, Part 2: The Last Beaucoeur by

Review of: Palmer's Village Cafe

Palmer's Village Cafe

Palmer's Village Cafe 223 Mallery Street Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 912-634-5515 James read more...

Review of: Redding S. Sugg, Jr.

A Painter's Psalm

(University Press of Mississippi) When he was alive, Mississippi painter Walter Anderson lived as a recluse in his Ocean read more...

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Gimme Some Sugar, Darlin': The Quintessential Southern Cookbook

If you love to cook or just love to collect cookbooks, start making space on your bookshelf now because there's a new cookbook in town. This delightful compendium of all things culinary, Gimme Some Sugar, Darlin' by Mississippian Laurance Daltroff Triplette, is true piece of southern Americana, as much about the culture of the south as it is about the cuisine. A read more...

The Shoals Area Heats Up for the 31st Annual W. C. Handy Music Festival

It's almost that time again when the hills of North Alabama are alive with the sound of music. The 31st annual W. C. Handy MusicFestival, which runs July 20 through July 29, 2012, is a ten day annual celebration of over 300 events at locations throughout the read more...

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On The Record with The Georgia Theatre's Wilmot Greene

Wilmot Greene Interview2009 Around 7 am on June 19, 2009, the venerable Athens, Georgia, music hall—The Georgia Theatre—burned down. Theatre owner,Wilmot Greene finds himself in the difficult position of building back the classic music hall. The wrecked lot carries a long history. In 1889, the YMCA constructed a building on the property. In the 1920s, read more...

Alabamian Lilly Ledbetter and the Fair Pay Restoration Act

by Penne J. Laubenthal Six months ago today President Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act. The signing of this bill was the culmination of a decade long campaignby

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