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    Saw Mill Road Productions: Paving the way for future artists

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Two local troubadours are offering up-and-coming musicians and artists real-word experience in the music industry, giving them insight and encouragement into what is known as the most cutthroat business around. Nashville recording artists Brett Greer and Jerry Parker are offering a...

    Scholarship audition dates set by Wallace State Fine and Performing Arts

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Students who love to sing, dance, act, play an instrument, or even work behind the scenes may attend upcoming auditions at Wallace State Community College to earn scholarship money for their education.     The college’s Fine and Performing Arts programs will host scholarship...

    ‘American Pickers’ returning to Alabama, searching for leads

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    NEW YORK – Episodes of the hit show “American Pickers” will be filmed in Alabama in February 2024. The History Channel hit television show is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking.” It follows skilled pickers in the business as...

    Fairview High to present ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ Dec. 9

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – Forty-seven Fairview High School Theatre students have been preparing for weeks, and on Saturday, Dec. 9, the group will present the classic “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Principal Dr. Johnny Whaley said, “We are excited about our Christmas program this year. Our drama...

    Vinemont Band Booster Winter Craft Show set for Nov. 17-18

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The annual Vinemont Band Booster Winter Craft Show is set for this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17-18 at Cullman Church of Christ.   Organizer Jamie Alexander said, “We have over 70 vendors this time. We have so many, they’ll be lining the...

    See ‘Little Satchmo’ at Wallace State Nov. 9

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The second of five films in the Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Films to be shown at Wallace State Community College may pique your interest even if you aren’t a fan of jazz music.   Emmy Award-winning documentary “Little Satchmo” tells the story...

    WSCC hosting ‘Salute to United States Veterans’ featuring Concert Band, Jazz Band Nov. 9

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — The Wallace State Concert Band and Jazz Band will perform their “Salute to United States Veterans” on Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Recital Hall of the Burrow Center for Fine and Performing Arts. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Admission...

    Local talent: Raging Bones

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - At one point or another during adolescence, most children and teens dream of starting their band and making it to “the Big Time” with a group of friends rocking out and traveling the world playing music. Statistically, less than 1%...

    129th annual Cullman County Courthouse Singing Convention this weekend

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – This Saturday and Sunday, July 8-9, Cullman will celebrate a unique tradition in Alabama: the state’s last regular courthouse singing convention. Singers from all over the state, across the country and even overseas will fill the Cullman County Courthouse’s second-floor district...

    Elizabeth St. John exhibition on display through July 10

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. -  The Evelyn Burrow Museum at Wallace State Community College has extended the exhibition featuring paintings by local artist Elizabeth St. John through July 10. The works in the current exhibition are a joyful introduction to spring, perfectly suited to the space, museum...

    Senior Outreach Players coming to WSCC in September

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. – For lovers of classic television variety ensembles and family-friendly comedy, Senior Outreach Players has compiled a showcase of humor and characters that combines classic settings, side-splitting tropes and creative storytelling fit for all ages. The characters and settings of “Hee Haw,”...

    5th annual Beer, Bands & Bingo coming July 8

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Frosty brews, live music and friendly competition are on the menu at Goat Island Brewing on Saturday, July 8, 2023, for the fifth annual Beer, Bands & Bingo event, hosted by the St. Paul’s Lutheran School Evangelism Committee. Chat & Chew will...

    Calling all local artists!

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    Cullman Health & Rehab Center asks for help creating mural CULLMAN, Ala. – The staff at Cullman Health & Rehab Center is asking for the community’s help creting a mural for their residents. “We wanted something brightly colored that would liven the wall paint and bring...

    ‘Newsies’ debuts; last shows today

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman High School Performing Arts debuted its production of the musical “Newsies” Thursday night. The last two performances are today, Saturday, April 22, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the school auditorium. This musical has several fun dance numbers, choregraphed by...

    4th Congressional District Art Competition winners honored

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. –Winners of theFourth Congressional District Art Competition were honored Monday at a ceremony at the Evelyn Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts at Wallace State Community College. This year, all eight category winners received scholarships to Wallace State. The Best of...

    Elizabeth St. John exhibition opens at Burrow Museum

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Evelyn Burrow Museum at Wallace State Community College is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition featuring paintings by Elizabeth St. John.  While best known as an accomplished equestrian who serves as a Master of the Mooreland Hunt and...

    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...

    Stone Bridge Farms to host Easter weekend gospel music extravaganza

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Stone Bridge Farms, a picturesque 186-acre property known for its breathtaking landscapes and acclaimed restaurants, is set to host a gospel music-filled Easter “Resurrection Celebration.” The event, titled “He’s Alive,” is scheduled for the weekend of April 8-9, 2023, and promises...

    MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Cocaine Bear’ wild ride through true-life crime caper

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    Rating: R Runtime: 1 hour, 50 minutes Cast: Elizabeth Banks, Ray Liotta, Keri Russell, Alden Ehrenreich, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Jesse Plemons Score: 7/10 "Cocaine Bear," the latest cinematic offering from director Elizabeth Banks, takes audiences on an outrageous journey through a real-life drug smuggling incident with a bizarre...

    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...

    Paint your own Bob Ross masterpiece

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Life Palette Studio will be bringing its Bob Ross oil painting class to First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 9:30 a.m. The two-hour class is appropriate for adults aged 16 and older. Students younger than 16 may paint with...

    Halloween movie binge: A thrilling guide for the curious mind 

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    This simple list of horror, thriller and suspense movies will help you navigate the horror and thrills in the days leading into Halloween.   The movies on the list can be viewed on many online streaming services. Some of the titles you may have to search...

    Saint Bernard hosting classical guitar concert Sept. 25

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - St. Bernard Abbey and Prep School will host classical guitarist Giovanni De Chiaro this Sunday, Sept. 25.  The program will begin at 7 p.m. in the Abbey Church and all are invited.  Preceding the guitar concert, Saint Bernard Prep School’s Jazz Band,...

    ‘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...

    ‘We’re bringing it back’

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Hanceville Civic Center recently hosted songwriter showcase “Together in 1 House.” Featured local artists were husband and wife duo Justin & Tab, Jesse Priest, Tim Chandler, Emory Berrey and Daniel Harbison. Presenting original material with a professional back-up band, each performed...

    Davis Smith live at Karma’s Coffee House Friday, July 15

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Karma’s Coffee House in the Warehouse District will soon be adding more live music nights. This Friday, July 15, Davis Smith from Memphis will take the stage from 7-10 p.m. to perform his show, “Making Sense of It All Live.” Karma’s Event...

    ‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’ thrills in local production

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The cast of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” took the stage Friday night at Cullman High School. The musical, this summer’s production from the Cullman Community Theatre, was directed by Wayne Cook. Based on the classic film of the same name, “Seven...

    Smith Lake Park Fourth of July Fireworks Festival celebrating 50th anniversary

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Cullman County Parks and Recreation’s Smith Lake Park 4th of July Fireworks Festival is celebrating its 50th anniversary this Monday. To celebrate, admission to the event will be free for everyone. Free to join activities, games, and contests will be...

    Hank’s Sport Bar and Rumors Deli hosts nationwide talent Jermaine ‘Funnymaine’ Johnson

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Saturday night saw two best of the bests putting on a show for Cullman that was full of one-of-a-kind entertainment, specialty drinks and cathartic laughter. Hank’s Sports Bar and Rumors Deli presented comedian and Alabama football aficionado Jermaine “Funnymaine” Johnson and Rod...

    German Axe Throwing Co. to hold grand opening on July 9 to celebrate building extension and new rage room

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - German Axe Throwing Company has been operating as the original axe throwing and mechanical bull riding venue in Cullman since February of 2021. They are currently finishing up construction on the extension of their building located at 419 Main Ave which...

    New Cullman drive-in theater debuts with classic Christmas films

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Throwback Outdoor Cinema is a new drive-in theater that opened in Cullman the first weekend in December. Brandi and Seth Powell, of Cullman, started the theater showing Christmas films at the Cullman County Fairgrounds. Seth and Brandi began the theater with...

    Guest Editorial: Finding inspiration in Cullman’s music scene

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Whether on warm summer evenings or brisk winter nights, people head into local  venues to shake off the work week and hear some music. Cullman has a variety of spots to relax, like Moe's, Grumpy's or The Tavern and is adding...

    Pop-up drive-in to bring Christmas movies to Cullman Fairgrounds for December

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Throwback Outdoor Cinema, a pop-up drive in theatre, will be presenting holiday films at the Cullman Fairgrounds throughout the month of December. Only 45 tickets are available per film. Advance tickets are now on sale at Throwback Outdoor Cinema Event through...

    Country music superstar Morgan Wallen to headline Pepsi Rock The South 2022 with biggest lineup for festival yet

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The “Biggest Party in the South” is back on August 5 and 6, 2022 – with an incredible lineup of musicians that fans can look forward to hearing live in Cullman, Alabama. Organizers of Pepsi Rock the South Driven by Mitch Smith...

    ‘Brother Joseph, Brother Joseph!’ coming this Sunday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Ave Maria Grotto at St. Bernard Abbey has earned its place as one of the top must-see tourist destinations in Alabama, but this Sunday, it will offer a little something more as local artists Ben South and Donna Drake hold...

    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...

    Camp Liberty to host the American Hero Music Festival this month

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On April 24, the American Hero Music Festival will kick off a series of concerts at Camp Liberty in Battleground. The concert, organized by The Valkyrie Initiative and hosted by Camp Liberty, will feature a great lineup of musical talent including...

    Local Elvis impersonator goes Hollywood

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      CULLMAN, Ala - Alex Swindle was only 10 or 11 years old when he auditioned for a part in a children’s theater musical that would place him on a strange path to Hollywood. A part playing the legendary Elvis Presley would grow into much...

    Smith Lake Idol Top 6 to perform tonight

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    BREMEN, Ala. – The Top 9 Smith Lake Idol contestants will perform tonight at 8 p.m. at Rooster’s Corner. The inaugural Smith Lake Idol contest has been entertaining residents since late June, thanks to Patrick “Kat Daddy” Watson, Drew “Rooster” McClendon and Smith Lake Productions’ Kris and Kelly...

    Nick’s picks: Top 10 sports comedies

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    With COVID-19 shutting down schools, businesses and seemingly everything else across the country, both movies and sports are experiencing an unprecedented hiatus. This is as good a time as ever to stay home and try to enjoy both sports and movies as best we can and the...

    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...

    Phoenix’s performance makes “Joker” a must-see film; Griffin’s score 9/10

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    “Joker” is an origin story for one of comic book lore’s most iconic villains directed by Todd Phillips and stars Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, a quiet, helpless, rundown citizen of Gotham City circa 1981. Arthur lives with and takes care of his elderly mother Penny, played...

    “Ad Astra” a memorable space adventure; Griffin’s score 8/10

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    “Ad Astra” is written and directed by James Gray and stars Brad Pitt as astronaut Roy McBride setting off on a quest to find his father, played by Tommy Lee Jones, in the near future. Space exploration has become a priority on Earth and humanity has begun...

    ‘We want everyone to come and spend the day with us’ – St. Bernard rocks the weekend with Blues & BBQ

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – St. Bernard’s Prep School was filled with the soul, crafts and good foods for the afternoon. Crafts and vendors, both local and from afar, filled the campus with goods to buy. The first day of the festival proved successful. Festival Director Joyce Nix felt positive...

    Alabama ranked no. 4 most Fortnite-obsessed state in 2019

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    Whether or not you’re a video game player, you’ve likely heard of the game Fortnite. Fortnite is arguably the most popular video game out there, with more than 250 million registered accounts. Because of its popularity, the team at Reviews.org wanted to discover which...

    ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ not a Tarantino classic but worth a watch; Griffin’s score 7/10

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    “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is the ninth film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt and Margot Robbie as three different Hollywood types in 1969 Los Angeles. DiCaprio plays Rick Dalton, a longtime star of a western...

    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...

    Thousands flock to Smith Lake for food, fun, and fireworks

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    SMITH LAKE - Despite the heat and humidity, Smith Lake Park once again saw a crowd of thousands throughout its annual Fireworks and Music Festival. The festival featured all-day live entertainment from artists Donny James, Trey Lewis, Ben Myrick, Matt Bennet, Justin Holt, and Christian Gann, as well...

    Locals pack Heritage Park for annual Cullman Fireworks Festival

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – This year’s Cullman Fireworks Festival is in the books and things got underway at Heritage Park at 5 p.m. when families poured on to the soccer fields to enjoy inflatables, give-aways, food vendors, competitions and more before the light show began. This is the eighth...

    ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ a near-perfect summer movie; Griffin’s score: 9/10

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    “Spider-Man: Far From Home” is once again directed by “Spider-Man: Homecoming’s” Jon Watts, written by Chris McKenna II and Erik Sommers and of course stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker. Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury is on-hand for this adventure and the new addition...

    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...

    ‘Toy Story 4’ a welcome addition to the Toy Story franchise; Griffin’s Score: 9/10

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    “Toy Story 4” is the directorial debut for Josh Cooley and is written by Andrew Stanton and Stephany Folsom. This is the fourth installment of Pixar’s Toy Story franchise dating back to the original in 1995 and returns a huge cast of characters that...

    Movie Review: ‘MIB International’ fails to live up to the original; Griffin’s Score 5/10

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    “Men in Black International” is directed by F. Gary Gray, written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway and stars Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth as a new pair of MIB agents for the audience to meet. This is the fourth entry in the MIB...

    Movie Review: ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’: Cliché drama, epic action

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    “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” is written and directed by Michael Dougherty and stars Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, Kyle Chandler and Millie Bobby Brown alongside this franchise’s returning star, Godzilla himself. The film picks up five years after the events of 2014’s “Godzilla” and...

    Rock the South day 1: big-time stars and big-time traffic

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On day one of the 2019 edition of Rock the South (RTS), there were loads of music and lots of opportunities for fun- as fans have come to expect from the massive festival- and new stories to accompany the new venue,...

    Colt Ford on Rock the South: ‘We’re going to have a big time, I can tell you that’

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    Colt Ford is happy to be returning to the Rock the South stage after first performing in Cullman back in 2014. The professional golfer turned country music superstar sat down with The Tribune this week to talk Rock the South and life. Will you be...

    Ready for Rock the South?

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    CULLMAN, Ala.  – This Friday, Rock the South (RTS) returns for its eighth annual installment. Gates will open at noon Friday and Saturday, with entertainment and activities running until midnight both days.  More than 25,000 fans are expected to attend each day. Event coordinators are...

    Southern born and Southern bred: WSCC wows with opening of ‘Stars Fell on Alabama’

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Wallace State Fine and Performing Arts on Thursday evening opened “Stars Fell on Alabama,” a joint effort of the community college’s music, dance and theater programs presented in conjunction with the Alabama 200 Bicentennial celebration.  The show features original arrangements of...

    Wallace State presents ‘Stars Fell on Alabama’ this week

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - This Thursday through Saturday, Wallace State Fine and Performing Arts will present “Stars Fell on Alabama,” a joint production of the Wallace State Singers and Jazz Band.  The program of vocal and instrumental music, along with dance, is presented in conjunction...

    Irlene Mandrell wows at Welcome Back Hanceville concert

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - A great crowd came out Saturday to enjoy the Welcome Back Hanceville concert featuring Irlene Mandrell and other guests. The weather was perfect as the city welcomed everyone downtown for the free concert. Cody McCarver and Vicki Lynn Maxwell also gave...

    West Point production of ‘Newsies’ opens; public shows Friday-Sunday

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - On Thursday morning, West Point High School Theatre opened the first in-school performance of Disney’s “Newsies” at Fairview High School’s auditorium.  It wasn’t without its challenges: moving a cast and set from a converted gym across the county onto a real...

    Spread the news! West Point Theatre presents ‘Newsies’ this week

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - This Thursday, April 25, West Point High School Theatre will begin a four-day run of the Disney Broadway production “Newsies” with in-school shows; public shows will begin at 7 p.m. Friday.  Due to the size of the set and limitations...

    Annual Big Band Dance a hit at Wallace State

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - “It’s about keeping the big band music of that era alive,” Wallace State Music Department Director and director of the college’s Jazz Band, Ricky Burks, said Friday evening, when the school hosted its annual Big Band Dance. “The other universities around, when...

    Cullman High’s ‘Hunchback of Notre Dame’ opens this week

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman High School (CHS) Theatre on Monday morning opened a series of in-school performances of its spring production “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” leading up to public performances starting this Thursday. The Tribune talked to CHS Theatre Director Wayne Cook, along with...

    Tradition revived, and a new day dawns

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    This feature was originally printed in the special "Community Matters" section of the March 19, 2019 edition of The Cullman Tribune. CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman County offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy or participate in performing arts.  You can often catch live music at evening...

    Cullman County Schools breaks new ground with theater production

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. – In April, more than five months of coordinated effort will culminate in a new era of theater for students of Cullman County Schools, when Fairview High School hosts a production of “Sleeping Beauty” featuring students who auditioned from across the entire...

    Movie Review: Character flaws keep ‘Captain Marvel’ from fully taking flight; Griffin’s score 7/10

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    “Captain Marvel” is written and directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck and stars Brie Larson as the titular new addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Larson is joined by a familiar face from the MCU, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury. Since...

    Wallace State seeking entries for 2019 Community Art Showcase

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Wallace State Community College is seeking entries for its annual Community Art Showcase (www.wallacestate.edu/programs/academic-division/artvisual-communications/community-art-showcase) to be held April 8-27, at the Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts. “E-Motivations: Emoticons, Emojis & Selfie Expressions” is the theme of the 2019 event....

    Aderholt calls for entries in 2019 Congressional Art Competition

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    The winning entry from District 4 in 2017, "Karmann Ghia" by Magnolia Bachman (www.house.gov) WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Robert Aderholt,R-Alabama today called for entries in the 2019 Congressional Art Competition. “I am pleased once again to be a sponsor of the United States Congressional Art Competition...

    For Kids’ Sake dazzles with more than 80 performers

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    The youngest solo performer at this year’s Bownes Memorial For Kids’ Sake Variety Show was 5-year-old Alexa Park, who performed her ballet to “Baby Beluga.” (Seth Miller for The Cullman Tribune) HANCEVILLE - The 2019 Bownes Memorial For Kids’ Sake Variety Show, hosted by the...

    A snazzy, jazzy good time

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    More than 400 people came out Friday night for the 23rd annual Big Band Dance featuring the Cullman High School Jazz Band. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN – The 23rd annual Big Band Dance took place Friday night at the Cullman Civic Center;...

    23rd annual Big Band Dance this Friday

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    Members of the Cullman High School Jazz Band perform at the 2018 Big Band Dance. This year’s dance will be on Friday, Feb. 8. (Cullman Tribune file photo) CULLMAN – Get your dancing shoes on! The Cullman High School Jazz Band will host the 23rd...

    Cullman’s The Steeles notch no. 1 Southern Gospel Song of 2018

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    Left to right are Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs, Brad Steele, Jeff Steele, Sherry Steele and Duke Cleghorn. (contributed) CULLMAN - On Jan 10, a special reception was held at Redeeming Grace Church of Cullman to celebrate Cullman’s own The Steeles, whose song “Prodigals” was named...

    Explosive response to 2019 Rock the South lineup

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    Fans enjoy the show at Rock the South 2018 at Heritage Park. This year’s festival has moved to a bigger location and fan response to the 2019 lineup has been double that of previous years’. (Cullman Tribune file photo) CULLMAN - Reaction to the new...

    Jake Owen, Morgan Wallen, Colt Ford, Jimmie Allen, Travis Denning, Hardy coming to Rock the South

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    CULLMAN -  Six acts were added to Rock the South 2019's lineup Friday morning: Jake Owen, Morgan Wallen, Colt Ford, Jimmie Allen, Travis Denning and Hardy. The acts round out this week's artist announcements by festival organizers. Also performing are superstars Kid Rock and Brooks...

    Kid Rock coming to Rock the South

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    CULLMAN -  Kid Rock will be performing at Rock the South 2019. The announcement was made Thursday morning. Kid Rock joins already announced acts Florida Georgia Line, Brooks & Dunn and Mitchell Tenpenny. Rock the South will take place May 31-June 1, 2019. For more...

    Brooks & Dunn, Mitchell Tenpenny to perform at Rock the South

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    CULLMAN - Country music duo Brooks & Dunn will hit the stage at this year's Rock the South. Also added to the lineup is Mitchell Tenpenny. Both acts were announced Wednesday morning, the second and third revealed for this year's festival. Announced Tuesday was...

    More on Rock the South discussion from Cullman City Council meeting

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    For a second week, Rock the South producers Shane Quick and Nathan Baugh, third and second from right, met informally with local residents after the Cullman City Council meeting Monday night. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - On Monday evening, before Cullman’s City...

    Florida Georgia Line returning to Rock the South

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    CULLMAN - Florida Georgia Line is headed back to Rock the South. The group was announced Tuesday morning, the first act revealed for this year's festival. See the official announcement below. Copyright 2019 Humble Roots, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

    Movie Review: ‘Dragon Ball Super: Broly’ a must-see on the big screen, 9/10

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    Image courtesy of Funimation Films “Dragon Ball Super: Broly” is directed by Tatsuya Nagamine, is written by series creator Akira Toriyama and stars most of the longtime English voice cast you are familiar with, led by Sean Schemmel and Christopher Sabat as Goku and Vegeta....

    Crowds pack Temple Baptist for North Alabama Quartet Convention; event continues Saturday

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    The performance by Eagle’s Wings was a highlight for many fans. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - Planners and promoters didn’t know what to expect from the very first North Alabama Quartet Convention in Cullman, but two hours before it even started, they...

    Auditions Jan. 21 for ‘The Pied Piper’

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    The Missoula Children’s Theatre will be in Cullman Jan. 21-26. This year’s show is “The Pied Piper.” (Missoula Children’s Theatre) CULLMAN - Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) will make its annual stop in Cullman next week. The group will be in town from Jan. 21-26 to...

    Cruise-In and Car Show at Wallace State rescheduled for Jan. 26

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    LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary Automobile and Motorcycle Painting” is on exhibit at The Evelyn Burrow Museum through Feb. 11. HANCEVILLE - The car show and cruise-in planned for Saturday, Jan. 19, at Wallace State’s Burrow Center, has been rescheduled for Saturday, Jan. 26,...

    Car show and cruise-in to kick start ‘LUSTER’ exhibition this Saturday

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    Blue Corvette, by Cheryl Kelley HANCEVILLE - The Evelyn Burrow Museum at Wallace State Community College will host the Alabama Cable Network car show, and a cruise-in open to all collectors and enthusiasts to kick start its new exhibition “LUSTER: Realism and Hyperrealism in Contemporary...

    TRIBUNE EXCLUSIVE: Rock the South moving southwest of downtown Cullman

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    Thanks to a multi-year deal, a 150-acre portion of a City-annexed parcel west of Interstate 65 (southwest corner of map) is the new home of Rock the South.  (Image courtesy Google Earth) CULLMAN - On Monday morning, Rock the South (RTS) and production company 46...

    MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ a perfect 10

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    Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures / www.intothespiderverse.movie “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is brought to you by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creators behind “The Lego Movie” and “21 Jump Street,” and stars Shameik Moore as Miles Morales. This film serves as an origin story...

    CHS Theatre presents ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’: 2nd show tonight at 7

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    The dread pirate Black Stache (Graffin Shaddrix) attempts to recruit Peter (Atticus Phillips) to join his crew. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - On Friday, Cullman High School Theatre (CHST) premiered its award-winning production of “Peter and the Starcatcher,” the story of a...

    Fairview students use Christmas program to give back to community

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    Fairview Elementary School’s second-grade class performed its Christmas program, “Christmas Shoes,” on Tuesday, collecting almost 500 pairs of shoes for those in need. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) FAIRVIEW - Fairview Elementary School second graders on Tuesday performed their “Christmas Shoes” music program in...

    Wallace State Christmas Spectacular set for Dec. 6

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    Backed up by the Wallace State Jazz Band, Santa Claus and the Wallace State singers perform during the 2016 Christmas Spectacular. The 2018 Christmas Spectacular will be held on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m., in the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre. Admission is free...

    Closing performance of ‘Mary Poppins’ signals new era in local theater

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    The sensory-friendly format allowed families more freedom. During the intermission, some folks even broke out the toys, including East Elementary Principal David Wiggins (in stripes). (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune) HANCEVILLE - On Sunday afternoon, Wallace State Theatre gave the last performance in a...

    ‘Mary Poppins’ takes off at Wallace State

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    Mary Poppins (Samantha Drake) watches over the Banks family (L-R): Winifred (Cheyenne Teeling, George (Justin Weygand), Michael (Domenico Brunetti) and Jane (McCoy Cleghorn) (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune) At a glance “Mary Poppins” in the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre on the Wallace State campus Admission is...

    Hanceville High hosts 27th Annual Mud Creek Marching Festival

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    Band members react during the awards ceremony at Saturday's Mud Creek Marching Festival in Hanceville. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) HANCEVILLE - The 27th Annual Mud Creek Marching Festival was held Saturday at Hanceville High School’s Ray Talley Stadium. Bands throughout Alabama travelled to...

    Sensory-friendly ‘Mary Poppins’ to take flight

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    Technical Director Noah Carpenter and Show Director Lauren Salerno are planning what may be north Alabama’s first sensory-friendly theater performance in this year’s production of “Mary Poppins” at Wallace State. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune) HANCEVILLE - On Oct. 25-28, the Wallace State Community...

    MOVIE REVIEW: Hardy saves lackluster ‘Venom’; 6/10

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    “Venom” is directed by Reuben Fleischer and stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock/Venom. This is the latest edition in the modern wave of comic book genre films, but unlike some of the ones that have come before it, “Venom” is seemingly two movies sharing...

    Bring on the bands! 35th annual Cullman County Band Exhibition this Saturday night

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    The Cullman High School Band practices its halftime show this week. (Maggie Darnell for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - “It’s Band Exhibition week!” Cullman High School Director of Bands Christopher Smith excitedly shouted to the Bearcat marching band at one of its rehearsals this week....

    Bring on the bands! 35th annual Cullman County Band Exhibition this Saturday night

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    The Cullman High School Band practices its halftime show this week. (Maggie Darnell for The Cullman Tribune) CULLMAN - “It’s Band Exhibition week!” Cullman High School Director of Bands Christopher Smith excitedly shouted to the Bearcat marching band at one of its rehearsals this week....

    Cullman Community Theatre returns with ‘The Music Man’

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    Tyler Skinner (as Harold Hill) and Sarah Jane Skinner (as Marian Paroo), center, during Saturday’s matinee performance of the Cullman Community Theatre’s production of “The Music Man” CULLMAN - After a hiatus of many years, the Cullman Community Theatre (CCT) returned to town Saturday with...