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    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...

    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...

    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

    What happens when you pass out the swords and turn your back!  Fairview Theatre Director Mark Dobbs with some of his “Sleeping Beauty” cast members.
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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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    World of imagination

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    BAILEYTON, Ala. - Kids will be headed back to school in less than two weeks, and at Parkside School in Baileyton, the students will see some exciting new features. Parkside Principal Richard Orr and his faculty and staff have been busy creating a colorful...

    Cullman Community Theatre still seeking actors for ‘The Music Man;’ auditions Tuesday

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    CULLMAN - Wayne Cook, Director of the revived Cullman Community Theatre, has put out a request: “Well the auditions have begun!  We have had some great talent come out. Our needs fall in the area of men and boys. Could you help motivate some men...

    2nd Fridays returns to downtown Cullman

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    Cullman High School’s Lindsey Lowery won a free 2nd Fridays booth for her business “Pixie Fudge” in a competition sponsored by the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce’s Young Entrepreneurs’ Academy (YEA!). (W.C. Mann for The Tribune) CULLMAN - On Friday evening, as the work week...

    Newly re-established Cullman Community Theatre holding 1st auditions June 8-9

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    Wayne Cook speaks in May to a group of local residents interested in community theater. The Cullman Community Theatre's first auditions will be June 8-9. (Tribune file photo) CULLMAN - The newly-re-established Cullman Community Theatre (CCT) has announced audition dates for its first production. Auditions...

    Fairview Theatre Works presents ‘I and You’

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    In a two-character play set in one room, Macie Burgin and Matthew Baughman shared the stage without a pause for more than an hour. (W.C. Mann for The Tribune) FAIRVIEW - On Sunday afternoon, Fairview High School’s Fairview Theatre Works presented “I and You” at...

    A roaring good time: West Point High’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’

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    Wardrobe (Jamie Myers), Cogsworth (Brendan Williamson), Chip (Parker Lawrence), Mrs. Potts (Kim Harbison) and Lumiere (Micah Coucke) get ready for dinner. / W.C Mann, Cullman Tribune FAIRVIEW - This past week, West Point High School’s Performing Arts Department (WPPA) put on Disney’s “Beauty and the...

    Alabama School of Fine Arts in concert tonight at Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre

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    HANCEVILLE - The orchestra, choir and jazz ensemble from the Alabama School of Fine Arts will be in concert tonight, Thursday, Feb. 8, in the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre on the campus of Wallace State Community College. The concert, which will feature both students...

    ‘Camp Rock’: West Point, Fairview join forces for countywide production

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    Ty Parker, director of bands and head of the performing arts department at West Point High School, is joining forces with Fairview High School’s Mark Dobbs to stage a countywide production of “Camp Rock” this April. Auditions, open to all students in the Cullman...

    Missoula Children’s Theatre makes it up the beanstalk in spite of winter weather challenges

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    The cast of "Jack and the Beanstalk" awaits the rise of the curtain on Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Cullman Civic Center. / W.C. Mann CULLMAN - On Saturday evening, the Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT), Cullman Parks and Recreation (CP&R), and a cast of...

    Ready, set, action! Missoula Children’s Theatre kicks off production week

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    Missoula Children’s Theatre’s Tierra Porter, left, and Morgan Summers, right, will be leading kids onstage and backstage, respectively, in this week’s production of “Jack and the Beanstalk” at the Cullman Civic Center. / Nick Griffin UPDATE 1-18-18: Due to several missed practices because of this...

    Evelyn Burrow Museum opens ‘Color Explosion’ exhibit

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    A Tuscan landscape is one of the subjects of paintings on display at The Evelyn Burrow Museum from the collection of Mississippi artist Bewey Bowden. The exhibition “Color Explosion” can be seen now through March 31. HANCEVILLE - The Evelyn Burrow Museum at Wallace State...

    ArtsKids! continues with BroadwayKids! and StudioKids! classes at Wallace State

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    Area students participating in the SingKids! session of ArtsKids! at Wallace State perform during the Christmas Spectacular in December, with Wallace State students. HANCEVILLE - Wallace State Community College’s Fine and Performing Arts program will continue its new ArtsKids! program this spring with two sessions: BroadwayKids!...

    Missoula Children’s Theatre in Cullman; auditions Jan. 15

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    Image courtesy of Missoula Children’s Theatre CULLMAN - Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) will make its annual stop in Cullman this month. The group will be in town from Jan. 15-20 to put on “Jack and the Beanstalk.” The production will include area children, ages 5-18,...

    West Point High Performing Arts celebrates season

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    West Point Performing Arts put on its second annual Christmas Spectacular over the weekend. / W.C. Mann WEST POINT - On Sunday afternoon, the performing arts program spearheaded by Ty Parker at West Point High School (WPHS) celebrated the season with the last of three...

    “Scrooge” a hit: CHS Theatre delivers outstanding performance

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    CULLMAN - Cullman High School Performing Arts put on its award-winning rendition of “Scrooge: The Musical” Saturday night, and the auditorium was full of anxious friends and family who were excited to see the show. Friday night’s performance was canceled due to the weather...

    Holly Pond choir and band celebrate the season

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    Director Evan Curtis and the Holly Pond High School Band wait for the choir to take the stage. / W.C. Mann HOLLY POND - On Thursday evening, the music programs of Holly Pond High School came together for the school’s annual Christmas concert. The 74-member choir...

    CHS Theatre wins Best in Show at state Trumbauer Festival

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    CULLMAN - Cullman High School’s theater department won the highest honor at this year’s state Walter Trumbauer Festival, taking home the Best in Show title for its performance of “Scrooge: The Musical.” The state Trumbauer Festival, which took place Dec. 1-2 at the University of...

    The Nelons to perform at Wallace State Nov. 16

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    NASHVILLE - Three-time Grammy Award-nominated family gospel quartet, The Nelons, will perform at the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre on the campus of Wallace State Community College on Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 at 7 p.m. Single tickets will be available at the door for $30...

    Andy Warhol expert to speak at Evelyn Burrow Museum this Thursday

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    In a photo taken after hours, The Evelyn Burrow Museum’s exhibit “Fifteen Minutes Homage to Andy Warhol” is seen. Andy Warhol expert Seth Hopkins will offer a lecture and museum walk-through at an open house on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 5 p.m. The event...

    13 area students selected as 2017-2018 JSU Marching Southerners

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    The Jacksonville State University Marching Southerners at September’s Calhoun County Band Exhibition / CollegeMarching.com JACKSONVILLE - More than 500 gifted musicians and auxiliary were selected for Jacksonville State University's prestigious band program, the Marching Southerners, in Fall 2017. The following students are marching this fall: George...

    Wallace State Fine and Performing Arts presents ArtsKids! programs

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    HANCEVILLE - The Wallace State Community College Fine and Performing Arts department announces its new ArtsKids program for area students in grades 3-8. The first session, SingKids! will be held during Fall 2017 semester. “ArtsKids is a new outreach program offered through our Fine and...

    Rhythm of the fall: area marching bands prepare for 2017 season, part 2

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    CULLMAN COUNTY - The 2017 high school football season is upon us, and football teams have been working out and preparing for weeks. But others have been preparing as well: our area high school marching bands, who have been working through the stifling heat...

    Evelyn Burrow Museum exhibit celebrates artist Andy Warhol

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    HANCEVILLE - The Evelyn Burrow Museum at Wallace State Community College welcomes a special exhibit featuring works celebrating American artist, director and producer Andy Warhol. “FIFTEEN MINUTES: Homage to Andy Warhol, an Exhibition of Sight and Sound” will be on display from August 29...

    2nd Fridays no. 3 in the books

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    Cullman Rocks, Cullman City Rocks and Hanceville Rocks all set up a free rock-painting area near one of the music stages at Friday night's 2nd Fridays event. / Heather Mann CULLMAN - The local street fair known as 2nd Fridays has become a popular summertime...

    Area kids get hands-on at local art camp

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    Local artist Laura Walker held her art camp at The Link of Cullman County this year, where several area kids participated. / Heather Mann CULLMAN - Some say that encouraging creativity in children can often lead to a better future. Expanded imaginations can come up...

    Seed-Harvest Music Academy opening new classes

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    Students perform at Seed-Harvest’s 2017 spring concert. / Seed-Harvest Music Academy on Facebook Edited 7-24-17 to update age ranges and pricing. CULLMAN - After unveiling an orchestra and jazz band for homeschooled students earlier this month, the Seed-Harvest Music Academy will debut new and revised classes...

    Artists’ Alley adds new flair to growing 2nd Fridays

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    In Artists’ Alley, visitors can shop for works by local artists, and even watch some work live. / W.C. Mann At the end of the day, it’s more than a festival.  It’s helping the people of our community to be successful.” Leah Bolin, president, Cullman Area...

    2nd Fridays event kicks off summer evening series

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    CULLMAN - The Festhalle and Warehouse District were hopping Friday night, as the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce and Cullman Parks and Recreation held this year’s first 2nd Friday event downtown. The events will take place, you guessed it, on the second Friday of...

    Cullman Ballet Theatre’s “Swan Lake” premieres tonight at Wallace State

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    CULLMAN - Cullman Ballet Theatre will present “Swan Lake” tonight at 7 p.m. at the Betty Leeth Haynes Theater on the campus of Wallace State. A second performance will be presented on June 4 at 2:30 p.m. The timeless piece has been amended by dance...

    Fairview students chosen for Alabama Shakespeare Festival production

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    Ally Grund and Aaron Moyland FAIRVIEW - If you want classical theater in this part of the country, there’s no place like the Alabama Shakespeare Festival (ASF) in Montgomery.  For two Fairview High School seniors, it is their immediate post-graduation destination. After auditions at four locations...

    33rd Annual Bloomin’ Festival this weekend will be largest ever

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    Brother Pachomius Alvarado, OSB spends a great portion of his time in St. Bernard Abbey’s Bakery baking divinely delicious cinnamon raisin bread to sell at this weekend’s 33rd Annual Bloomin’ Festival Arts and Crafts Fair. CULLMAN - Preparations are well underway for this year’s Bloomin’...

    Huge day for CP&R: Art in the Park festival sees City Park renamed “Art Park”

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    Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs officially unveils plans for the renovation of City Park, now renamed “Art Park” CULLMAN - It could not have been a bigger day in the tiny southwest corner of the city of Cullman.  After a run at Heritage Park, Cullman City...

    Saturday event guide: April 15

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    CULLMAN COUNTY - It's Easter weekend, and the weather is gorgeous. Get out and enjoy one of these fun Saturday events! As always, if you know of an event we don't, send us an email at news@cullmansense.com. Find all of our events at www.cullmansense.com/calendar. 7 a.m.-2...

    Art in the Park this weekend at City Park; future plans to be unveiled

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    CULLMAN - Cullman City Parks and Recreation (CP&R) will host the annual Art in the Park event this Saturday, April 15 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. In the past, Art in the Park has taken place at Heritage Park; however, this year the event will...

    Cullman area music historian’s recordings featured in production of “She Stoops to Conquer”

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    “She Stoops to Conquer” was performed at Liberty University. LYNCHBURG, Va. - Neal Brasher, who teaches accents and dialects as assistant professor of Theatrical Arts at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, wanted to show the similarities between English and classic Southern U.S. accents.  He went...

    Saturday event guide: April 8

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    CULLMAN - Here's a list of several events happening around town on Saturday, April 8. Find all events, and submit your own, at http://www.cullmansense.com/calendar. 6 a.m.-noon Cullman Kiwanis Club 61st Annual Pancake Day at Cullman High School 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Autism & Special Needs Awareness Day,...

    Dress-up contest to close out Elvis tribute concert series this weekend at Wallace State

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    HANCEVILLE - Fans of Elvis Presley can enjoy the final night of Wallace State Fine and Performing Arts’ concert series paying tribute to the King of Rock ‘n Roll by dressing up as the man himself, and maybe even bring a Priscilla Presley look-a-alike...

    Gearing up for Bloomin’ Fest 2017

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    Talmadge Butler CULLMAN - This year’s Bloomin’ Fest Arts and Crafts Fair at St. Bernard Prep School in Cullman is just in time for all of the gorgeous spring blooms that have come bursting out over the past few days. This year’s event is scheduled...

    Burrow Museum receives grant from Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association

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    Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association President Tami Reist and Evelyn Burrow Museum Director Donny Wilson HANCEVILLE - The Evelyn Burrow Museum at Wallace State Community College was recently awarded a $2,000 grant by the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association.  The grant will be used to...

    Wallace State Theatre putting modern spin on “Our Town”

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    Haley Johnson, left, of Birmingham, and Trey Moody of Hartselle, rehearse a scene from “Our Town” for an upcoming production of the Thornton Wilder classic at Wallace State Community College, Hanceville. The pair portrays the roles of Emily Webb and George Gibbs. HANCEVILLE -...

    Fairview theater’s #Viral has powerful message for audience

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    FAIRVIEW - Mark Dobbs, Fairview High School theater teacher and director of Fairview Theater Works, put together a simple yet powerful performance over the weekend at the school's auditorium. With assistant director Leah Rodriguez, light/sound technician Ally Grund and technical assistants Katie Tucker and...

    Wallace State’s Fine and Performing Arts program holds preview day for prospective students

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    This is what happens when you tell performing arts folks you want to take their picture!  Mark Neal and department chair Ricky Burks with WSCC performing arts students. HANCEVILLE - On Friday morning, the faculty, staff and students of Wallace State Community College's (WSCC) Performing...

    Jan. 27 Preview Day to spotlight WSCC’s Fine & Performing Arts programs, scholarship opportunities

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    Nick Watford is featured during a performance of the Wallace State Jazz Band at Preview Day 2016 for the Fine and Performing Arts program at Wallace State Community College. HANCEVILLE - This Friday morning, anyone with an interest in learning more about the Wallace State...

    Local youth perform to raise money for Cullman Regional nursery and pediatric care

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    HANCEVILLE - Since the For Kids' Sake Variety Show debuted in 1993, the show has helped raise more than $100,000 for Cullman Regional’s nursery and pediatric care. The show gives children all throughout Cullman County the chance to showcase their talents while helping other...

    Young performers hit the stage in “Treasure Island”

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    CULLMAN - On Saturday afternoon, selected children and teens from the Cullman area put on the first of two performances of "Treasure Island," a production created and directed by the Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) of Missoula, Montana.  The theatrical company has come to Cullman...

    Missoula Children’s Theatre bringing “Treasure Island” to Cullman; auditions Jan. 16

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    CULLMAN - In January, the Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT) will return to Cullman to present "Treasure Island" at the Cullman Civic Center, in partnership with Cullman City Parks and Recreation (CP&R).  As with previous MCT productions, they'll be looking for local talent. The Tribune spoke...

    McDonald’s kicks off 5th annual Celebration of Creativity Art Contest

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    A winning entry from 2016's contest BIRMINGHAM – McDonald’s of Central Alabama proudly announces the fifth year of the McDonald’s Celebration of Creativity Art Contest. To celebrate Black History Month 2017, 95.7 JAMZ, WBRC FOX6 and McDonald’s are asking students across central Alabama, including Cullman...

    Cullman Theatre competes at State Trumbauer; Drew Fillinger named to all-star cast

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    CULLMAN - In the first week of December, the Cullman High School (CHS) theater department, Cullman Theatre, participated in the State Trumbauer Theatre Festival.  After winning best-in-show at district with their one-act production “Godspell,” the group went on to state competition on the campus...

    Duo combines talents to write “Serendipitous”

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    Bethany Kerr and Elena Caudle are the artist and writer of "Serendipitous," a book featuring Kerr's pencil sketches paired with the poems written by Caudle. They are taking donations for copies of the books to be given to children at Children's Hospital in Birmingham,...

    How-To: Making a rag garland (contest time!)

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    Using a mixture of colors and textures gives your garland a depth and richness. Rag garlands have become all the rage lately. They are easy to make, you don’t have to sew a stitch and they add texture and color to your décor. You can make...

    The Evelyn Burrow Museum hosts exhibit of Laura Willingham Walker paintings

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    “Just Coffee, Please” is one of Laura Walker’s pieces from her Funny Farm Animals series, and was inspired by a photo. HANCEVILLE - Visitors to the Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts at Wallace State Community College can enjoy the whimsy, humor and...

    Saint Bernard to host Alabama Vocal Association All-State Choir auditions

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    Saint Bernard Choir performs for the 125th anniversary celebration at Saint Bernard Abbey. CULLMAN - For the second year, Saint Bernard Prep School will host auditions for the Alabama Vocal Association (AVA).  Choral students from 35 different public, private and home schools around north Alabama...

    Making art, nurturing artists

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    Ty Parker and a few of his performing arts students showing off progress on West Point High School's stage.   WEST POINT - In a day when arts programs are under increasing threat in schools across the country, some folks see things differently.  The people of...

    Crowds enjoy Hanceville’s Mud Creek Arts & Crafts Festival

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    HANCEVILLE - Historic downtown Hanceville was abuzz on Saturday, as crowds enjoyed the 7th Annual Mud Creek Arts & Crafts Festival. The breezy and slightly cooler weather made for a great day for those in attendance. Lashan Johnson, 44, of Cullman was a vendor at...

    Rave reviews for city schools’ production of “The Lion King, Jr.”

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    CULLMAN -  Cast and crew wowed the crowd at last night’s performance of Disney’s “The Lion King, Jr.” at Cullman High School (CHS). Friday night’s was one of two showings put on by the Cullman City Schools (CCS) and the CHS theater department. Cast and...

    Images of Australia on display at The Evelyn Burrow Museum

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    HANCEVILLE - Dozens of photographs by Australian photographer Anatole Zurrer are on display at The Evelyn Burrow Museum on the campus of Wallace State Community College.  Based out of Sydney, Australia, Zurrer’s photography celebrates everything that is Australia, from photos of the Australian outback to...

    Students end art camp with style

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    Photo: Willa Smith stands next to the Indian mural she helped paint at art camp. The mural will soon be given to West Point Middle School.   We are so fortunate to have opportunities like this and for people like Laura who pour time into nurturing their (the...

    Friday Fun: July 15

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      Fairview HS Class of 1963 Reunion Friday, July 15 at noon at Waterbrook Restaurant, 10645 U.S. Hwy 278 E in Holly Pond. For more information, call 256-339-3451.   Swamp John’s Dinner Friday, July 15 from 4-7 p.m. at Tri-County Volunteer Fire Department. Plates $10. Money will go to...

    Complete painting in one-day art classes through Wallace State program

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    Photo: Wallace State Community College’s Continuing Education department is offering a series of one-day art classes that will teach painting techniques. A class on Aug. 3 will use several techniques to create this watercolor painting of a tree. HANCEVILLE- Anyone seeking a creative outlet can...

    Camp Wallace a success as students learn and have fun

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    Photo: Brylee Gregory poses for a photo using a photo frame she and other students created during the Party Like a Princess class during Camp Wallace on June 21 at Wallace State Community College.   HANCEVILLE - Youngsters participating in this summer’s Camp Wallace had fun...

    City Parks & Rec Youth Art Camp set for June 28-30

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    CULLMAN – Get your creative juices flowing at Cullman City Parks and Recreation’s Youth Art Camp, which will take place June 28-30 at the Cullman Civic Center. Registration is now open at the civic center or online at www.cullmanrecreation.org. The camp will be Tuesday-Thursday from...

    SoHo Sassy Studio to debut in Vinemont Thursday evening

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    VINEMONT - Vinemont will be the place to be this Thursday evening as SoHo Sassy Studio celebrates their Grand Opening with a Paint and Sip Night with hostess and studio owner Kathy Danielson lending her thirty years of artistic experience to partygoers and painters. In...

    WSCC hosts music festival as part of 50th anniversary celebration

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    The Wallace concert band was great. The Wallace Singers were fantastic and the Wallace choir was phenomenal! I had an awesome time listening to some great music! Can't wait till next year’s festival!” David Hood   HANCEVILLE - As part of Wallace State Community College’s 50th anniversary...

    CHS Delivers Stunning Performance of “Beauty and the Beast”

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    I am in awe over the talent from tonight's show at CHS. If you haven't seen ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ you need to go! Amazing talent!” Amy Roberts Handley   CULLMAN – On Friday and Saturday, April 8-9, the Cullman High School theater and choral departments presented Disney’s Broadway...

    East and West Elementary Students Showcase Artwork

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    “We do this so that the parents and the community can come by and see what the kids have been doing. They do such great work; I am so proud of them.” Mrs. McBrayer, art teacher   CULLMAN - The annual East and West Elementary Art Show...

    “American Made” Screening at WSCC March 10

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    HANCEVILLE - The Evelyn Burrow Museum at Wallace State Community College presents “American Made Movie” with directors Vincent Vittorio and Christopher Harvey as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers at the Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts...

    Entries sought for local art show at Wallace State

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    HANCEVILLE -  Wallace State Community College is seeking entries for its annual “Arts in April Celebration” planned for April 4-30 at the Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts. The theme for the 2016 exhibit is “Spring Upcycle” and participants are invited to create...

    Tom Sawyer Musical at St. Bernard

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    CULLMAN - The thespians of St. Bernard Prep will perform “Tom Sawyer: The Broadway Musical” this week, Feb. 25-27. Showtimes are 6:30 on Thursday, Feb. 25; 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26; and 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 27. The show,...

    “Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning”

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    Dyanna Taylor is an accomplished filmmaker with five Emmys. It was an honor to have her on our campus to screen this film, which was a labor of love about her late grandmother, photographer Dorothea Lange.”   Kristen Holmes, Evelyn Burrow Museum administrator   HANCEVILLE - On...

    St. Bernard Prep Chinese Class’s Spring Festival This Friday

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    Photo shows Chinese dancers from the Confucius Institute of Troy University, who sponsors the event. CULLMAN - Students at St. Bernard Prep School are ringing in the Chinese New Year – the year of the monkey - with a Spring Festival in the St. Bernard...

    Little Red Riding Hood Visits Cullman

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    My daughter Parker is one of the raccoons. She absolutely loved it! She thought it was so much fun. I don’t think she fully realizes that this is the end of it. She wants to keep going and keep doing it.” Carol Lawrence, parent   CULLMAN -...

    Historic Sneaker Exhibit, “Charlotte’s 23 Jays,” to Open Next Sunday at WSCC

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    HANCEVILLE -Robin Cummings is set to realize his goal of carrying on his wife’s passion next Sunday when his massive sneaker collection goes on display at the Evelyn Burrow Museum at Wallace State Community College (WSCC). The exhibit is called “Charlotte’s 23 Jays.” On Sunday,...

    Local Photographer Takes Pictures to New Heights

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    When people look at my pictures, I want them to have no doubt that there is a God and that he created everything for his glory.” Dave Warren   CULLMAN - Users of Facebook or readers of news online or in print in Cullman County no doubt...

    Area Children Preparing for Their Chance on Stage

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    This program gives children the ability to perform on stage for the first time and get experience in the arts at a young age to help them see if this is something they would like to do in the future.”  Waid Harbison, marketing, programs & events...