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    Leldon’s set to host ‘Arts in the Warehouse District’

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    CULLMAN, Ala– Local artists will yet again converge in Cullman’s Warehouse District for the third annual Arts in the Warehouse District event, hosted by Leldon Maxcy of Leldon's. The event will feature local art displayed in a variety of mediums, from traditional canvas to...

    WSCC Big Band Dance set for April 21

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -  The Wallace State Community College Jazz Band will hold its annual Big Band Dance on Friday, April 21, at the Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts. “We’d like to invite everyone to come and enjoy music from icons like Glen...

    CHS to debut ‘Newsies’ April 20

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Performing Arts, including the Cullman High School Theatre Department and Choir, will debut its production of “Newsies” on Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m. in the school’s auditorium. Said CHS Theatre Director Wayne Cook, “We are always looking for productions that...

    ‘Down by the Riverside’ set for April 13-15 at WSCC

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Wallace State Community College’s Fine and Performing Arts program will present “Down by the Riverside: The Roots of Gospel Music,” Thursday-Saturday, April 13-15 at 7 p.m. each night in the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre of the Garlan Gudger Student Center. “Down by...

    ‘Still Moments’: Local poet publishes collection of works

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Randy C. Hale, guest columnist of The Tribune’s “Poet's Corner" weekly feature, has published a collection of poems titled “Still Moments.” Hale's poems have won recognition in Alabama and abroad, and have been published in numerous poem anthologies and poetry magazines.  When...

    WSCC Allegro Dance Theatre to present Dance Showcase March 23

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Wallace State Community College’s Allegro Dance Theatre will present its annual Spring Dance Showcase on Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre of Garlan E. Gudger Student Center.   The annual showcase allows Wallace State Dance students...

    East, West Elementary students host art show

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Students from East and West Elementary Schools showcased their artistic talents in the “All Creatures Great and Small Art Show” Saturday. Students were able to see their artwork displayed and share it with their families and loved ones. Artwork centered on...

    Cullman Homeschool Connection hosts fused glass workshop

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman Homeschool Connection recently hosted a fused glass workshop directed towards area teens.  Teens learned about different types of fused glass and were able to customize their own pieces of art to take home. There are several more fused glass workshops planned...

    ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ Art Show Saturday, March 11

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Students from East and West Elementary Schools will showcase their artistic talents when the schools present the All Creatures Great and Small Art Show in the East Elementary gym Saturday, March 11, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Judith McBrayer, who teaches art at...

    ‘Peter and the Wolf’ a hit

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Attendees enjoyed a one-night-only performance of “Peter and the Wolf” Friday evening at Stone Bridge Farms, courtesy of BD Ballet Academy, founded by Brooke Desnoes. “Peter and the Wolf,” written by Sergei Prokofiev, is a ballet for all ages that tells...

    See ‘Peter and the Wolf’ July 29

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - "Peter and the Wolf" is a fun, brief story ballet for all ages. In fact, in the Friday, July 29, one-night-only Cullman production this week, the youngest performer is 6 years old and the oldest is 70. Sometimes called a "symphonic...

    Handmade craftsmanship on display

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    CRANE HILL, Ala. - Flat Rock Church on Sunday, July 31 will host a special quilt show, showcasing the work of 92-year-old Bertha Mae Waldrep of Crane Hill and others. The show will begin at 2 p.m. and feature 21 of Waldrep’s handmade treasures....

    Where my dad taught me: A photography series

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    This spring at a yard sale, St. Bernard Abbey was selling some outdated student desks. My dad had been a professor at the college, and in a rare moment of sentimentality and reckless spendthrift-ery, I bought one for $35 and began photographing places around...

    She Reads: The Woman in the Window by: A.J. Finn

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    When initially reaching for “The Woman in the Window”, I hoped sincerely to find a novel that would truly capture the magical essence of escape that only the best books provide. So, when I say I have never been less disappointed, I mean it....

    Editorial: Music’s comeback in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - While live music may have been a staple for many before the pandemic hit, it has certainly dwindled to a crawl over the past year, but as many places are reopening throughout Cullman, the lights of many our old favorite venues...

    ADMH calls for entries for 2021 Capitol Showcase

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    Alabama Department of Mental Health   MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Since 2005, the Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) has hosted the Capitol Showcase, a consumer art show. Individuals with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, substance use disorders or co-occurring disorders graciously offer their works of art to...

    Wallace State Fine and Performing Arts to present “Spring Under the Stars” March 30

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. —The Wallace State Community College Fine and Performing Arts program announces, “Spring Under the Stars,” a performance featuring the Wallace State Singers, Jazz Band, Concert Band and Concert Choir. The outdoor concert will be held on Tuesday, March 30 at 7 p.m.,...

    CMS piano recital set for Thursday at WSCC

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    CULLMAN CITY SCHOOLS Piano students at Cullman Middle School will be showing off what they’ve learned this week, with the annual piano recital takes place on Thursday, hosted at Wallace State Community College’s Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts.   Due to COVID-19 restrictions to...

    A Round of Applause for 365 American Joy-Givers in 2021: The Bubbles and Beats Birthday Party

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    The party tent is a giant, transparent, “Lawrence Welk” bubble inflated over a lighted, chessboard-inspired dance floor. The air is fresh and fragrant with joy-giving, new plant varieties Luther Burbank has given the world. At one of the place settings is a portable court...

    Wallace State Theatre to present ‘Big Fish The Musical March 12-15

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The work of an Alabama author with ties to Cullman County will be staged March 12-15 by the Wallace State Community College Theatre program. “Big Fish the Musical” based on the 1998 book “Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions” by Daniel Wallace, will be presented March...

    ‘The Nutcracker: Clara’s Dream’ enchants sold-out crowds

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Wallace State Community College (WSCC) Dance program’s Allegro Dance Theatre helped usher in the holiday season this past weekend with two sold-out performances of “The Nutcracker- Clara’s Dream.” The first production of its kind from the WSCC Dance program was...

    CHS band takes on New York City

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Months of hard work paid off Tuesday morning when the Cullman High School (CHS) Bearcat Band performed at the Statue of Liberty on a cold, blustery New York day. The kids proudly represented Cullman, playing “The Star Spangled Banner,” “This is...

    Shoals Symphony Orchestra to present Handel’s ‘Messiah’ Dec. 8

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    FLORENCE, Ala. - Ring in the holiday season with the Shoals Symphony Orchestra and a special performance of Handel’s “Messiah.” The famous “Hallelujah” chorus will be so mesmerizing you may even rise out of your seat, just as King George II did at the...

    ‘Well Groomed’ looks at world of competitive creative dog grooming Nov. 14

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The colorful world of competitive creative dog grooming will be the focus of the next film to be shown at Wallace State Community College as part of South Arts’ 2019-2020 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Films. “Well Groomed” follows the path...

    Alabama Original: ‘The One-Liner American Diner’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman's original Broadway-intended musical, “The One-Liner American Diner,” previewed songs by the original cast Tuesday, Oct. 22 in Gadsden. According to playwright and Tribune contributor Ben Johnson South, who wrote the musical's book and lyrics to all 12 original songs, "It was...

    West Point Dinner Theatre event slated for Oct. 28

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - West Point Theatre is busy preparing for its upcoming dinner theater event at Stone Bridge Farms. The event will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28 in the Brown Stone Centre at Stone Bridge Farms. Tickets are $25 and...

    Wallace State Theatre presenting Ken Ludwig’s ‘Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood’ Oct. 24-27

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Wallace State Theatre will present four showings of Ken Ludwig’s “Sherwood: The Adventures of Robin Hood,” Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 24-26 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. in the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre. “This show has been such...

    4 area bands compete in 28th annual Mud Creek Marching Festival

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - For their 28th celebration of the Mud Creek Marching Festival, Hanceville High School hosted 26 bands from around the state, with visitors from as far away as Lee County. The competition is hosted as a fundraiser for the Hanceville Bulldog Band,...

    Wallace State’s Evelyn Burrow Museum to host ‘Thomas D. Mangelsen- A Life in the Wild’ tour

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Forty notable photographs by Thomas D. Mangelsen, photographs which the renowned photographer himself refers to as his legacy photographs, have been personally selected by Mangelsen for a retrospective traveling museum exhibition coming to the Evelyn Burrow Museum at Wallace State Community...

    SingKids! and DanceKids! kicking off Wallace State’s ArtsKids! programs for 2019

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — The Wallace State Community College Fine and Performing Arts ArtsKids! program is making plans for the 2019-2020 academic year, with the SingKids! and DanceKids! programs starting things off this fall. SingKids! will begin classes on Wednesday, Sept. 11, with classes to be...

    Dates announced for free screenings of Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers at WSCC

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Evelyn Burrow Museum at Wallace State Community College announces dates and times for screenings of South Arts’ 2019-2020 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. The museum is a screening partner for the tour and will show six films starting this...

    Ben South unveils Alabama-inspired art for upcoming exhibit

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Wednesday, artist and Tribune contributor Ben South stopped by O.F. Richter and Sons paint store in downtown Cullman to display six recent pieces featuring Alabama flowers painted in color palettes chosen by the store’s in-house color expert Maria Richter Schultz....

    Local cigar box guitar builder’s instruments headed to National Blues Museum 

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    SIMCOE, Ala. - Keith Crumbley has busy hands. He is one of those people who has to be fixing, building, cleaning, doing something all the time. At Cullman City Primary School, where he works as a custodian, students and teachers see his practical handiwork,...

    Wallace State reflects on European tour of ‘Stars Fell on Alabama’

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - While fall semester classes have started for students at Wallace State Community College, several students and faculty members are reflecting on the happenings at the end of the spring semester. More than 50 students, faculty and family traveled to Europe in...

    Wallace State Dance holding community cast auditions for ‘Nutcracker’ performance

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Wallace State Community College’s Dance program is holding auditions Saturday, Sept. 14 for community members who would like to participate in a production of “Clara’s Dream” from “The Nutcracker.” Auditions will be held at 10 a.m. for children 8 to 11 years...

    Beyond halftime: Meek Band of Champions ready for marching season

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    ARLEY, Ala. - The Meek High School Band of Champions has been hard at work preparing its 2019 halftime show, “Beyond.” The band held a two-week band camp this summer. Band Director Kevin Dunham said the extended band camp allowed the students to learn...

    Hanceville Bulldog Band gearing up for colorful new halftime show

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Hanceville Bulldog Band is planning to dazzle audiences with its 2019 halftime show, "Kaleidoscope." Director Jesse James said students spent long rehearsal days practicing music from Cyndi Lauper, Coldplay, The Police and The Rolling Stones, but their hard work has...

    Get ready to rock with the West Point Warrior Band

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - To prepare for the 2019 marching season, members of the West Point marching band are channeling their inner rock stars. Director Bobby Patrick described the show as "some of the biggest classic rock songs ever on one football field at the...

    Show some R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Good Hope band to pay tribute to Aretha Franklin

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. - The Good Hope marching band is under new leadership, and director Zac Tyree is excited to show what he and the students have worked so hard to create together. Tyree said this year's show will pay tribute to the late Aretha...

    Get ready to groove with the Royal Blue ‘Bust a Move!’

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    BREMEN, Ala. - In one of the most energetic show themes around, the Cold Springs Royal Blue Band plans to get the audience up and dancing at every performance of its show, "Bust a Move." The show will feature songs known for their famous...

    Addison Bulldog Band marching in a new direction

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    ADDISON, Ala. - It’s an exciting new adventure for the Addison High School marching band as Garrett McCurley takes over the band program this year. Since being named new director, McCurley has recruited more than 15 new band students from grades fifth grade and...

    ‘Fuego y Furia’: Bearcat Band readies for 2019 marching season

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The 2019 Cullman High School Bearcat Marching Band wrapped up band camp with a performance for family and friends at Oliver Woodard Stadium Friday evening. This year, the Cullman High School band program is celebrating 90 years of making music. The...

    Vinemont Band has ‘High Hopes’ as it prepares for 2019 marching season

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - The 2019 Vinemont Eagle Marching Band is celebrating Vinemont School’s 50th year with a show band director Skyler King said, “is celebrating 50 years of pinnacle excellence.” The show is titled “On Top” and features some great tunes that everyone will...

    Flat-out fun! CP&R puts on ‘The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr.’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Parks, Recreation and Sports Tourism (CP&R) on Saturday afternoon concluded its annual week-long summer theater camp with a production of “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr.” The show, based on the popular “Flat Stanley” book series, follows Stanley Lambchop, who...

    Down home with Lamont Landers

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    ‘America’s Got Talent’ contestant performs at 412 Public House CULLMAN, Ala. – “America’s Got Talent” contestant Lamont Landers brought his talent to a busy 412 Public House this week. It wasn’t the first time the talented Decatur native has performed at the restaurant, but it...

    Houston, we have a performance: Fairview marching band to pay tribute to moon landing’s 50th anniversary

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - As part of a series of features on marching bands around the county, The Tribune visited the Fairview Aggie Band during its band camp this week to see what the county can expect this football season. Director Nathan Kilgo said this year, the...

    Code Green & White: Holly Pond Bronco Band’s new show is the best kind of ‘Emergency’

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - As part of a series of features on marching bands around the county, The Tribune visited the Holly Pond Bronco Band on its last day of band camp this week. Director Evan Curtis said this year's halftime show theme is "Emergency."...

    Wallace State to host free screenings of Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Films

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Evelyn Burrow Museum at Wallace State Community College announces it is a screening partner in South Arts’ 2019-2020 Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers, sponsoring free screenings of six films starting in September. The filmmakers will attend the screenings and...

    Cullman Community Theatre presents ‘Oklahoma!’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Community Theatre on Friday evening premiered Rodgers and Hammerstein’s iconic “Oklahoma!” to a large crowd at Cullman High School.  The production is the group’s second effort, after last year’s “The Music Man.” A few minutes before curtain time, Tyler Skinner, who...

    Cullman Community Theatre presents ‘Oklahoma!’ this Friday, Saturday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Building on the success of last year’s “The Music Man,” Cullman Community Theatre returns this week with “Oklahoma!,” the very first Broadway musical by the legendary team of composer Richard Rodgers and librettist/lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II. The story follows the simultaneous...

    Local Artist Spotlight: Joyce Hyde

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Joyce Hyde has always been interested in the arts. So much so that she made a career of it as a teacher. Hyde graduated from West Point in 1957 and taught school for over 20 years in North Carolina, Mobile and...

    Wallace State’s Evelyn Burrow Museum Presents ‘Alabama Art: Inside Out’

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – The Evelyn Burrow Museum at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, announces a new exhibition on loan from Troy University, “Alabama Art: Inside Out,” which will be on display in the museum’s main gallery through September 31. “Alabama Art: Inside Out” originated...

    CHS Theatre student Grant Holland brings home school’s 1st Superior rating from International Thespian Festival

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    LINCOLN, NEBRASKA - On Thursday, Cullman High School (CHS) Theatre student Grant Holland became the first student in school history to earn a Superior rating at the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, NE, taking the top honor in the category of Musical Theatre.  Holland...

    Wallace State Dance offering Summer Intensive training session

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Wallace State Community College Dance program is offering a Summer Intensive session for dancers 14 to 19 years old. The four-day training workshop will be held July 15-18 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and will include sessions in ballet, pointe,...

    Art Park eyeing amphitheater following Dinner on First

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – It was a perfect evening for a pretty party at the fourth annual Dinner of First Friday night in Cullman’s Warehouse District. This year’s dinner, hosted by Cullman Parks, Recreation and Sports Tourism raised money to revitalize and enhance Cullman’s Art...

    Cullman Community Theatre back with ‘Oklahoma!’; auditions Monday, Tuesday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After success with “The Music Man” last summer, the revived Cullman Community Theatre (CCT) is ready to crank things up again with another large-cast, crowd-pleasing classic.   CCT Director Wayne Cook shared: “We are excited to announce the beginning...

    ‘My Alabama’ exhibit features photographs from John Dersham

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Evelyn Burrow Museum at Wallace State Community College is winding down an exhibition featuring the photographs of acclaimed Alabama photographer John Dersham.Dozens of photographs are on display in the Exhibit Hall of the Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing...