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    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...

    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,...

    ‘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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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.

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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....

    Goat Island Brewing Co. benefit for Haleigh Moore and her fight against cancer

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    CULLMAN — A fundraiser was held over the weekend at Goat Island Brewing Co. to benefit Haleigh Moore and her fight against cancer. Moore has been battling a rare form of cancer known as MPNST (malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor), and treatments have been...

    Cullman Middle School band camp builds music and marching skills

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    CULLMAN – Members of the Cullman Middle School (CMS) band met Wednesday for their third day of band camp. The band is preparing for its performances during the upcoming middle school football season.   CMS Band Director Linda Bean said her band does something a lot...

    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...

    Bearcat Band gets new uniforms

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    Cullman High School Bearcat Band members model the band’s new uniforms. / Photo courtesy Mary Hovater/CHS Band Boosters/CHS “Southerner” CULLMAN - After years of fundraising including a hard push at the end to cover cost overruns, the Cullman High School Bearcat Band finally has its...

    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...

    Put on your dancing shoes!

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    CULLMAN - Mark your calendar and put on your dancing shoes! The 22nd annual Cullman Jazz Band Big Band Dance is set for Friday, Feb. 2 from 7-9 p.m. at the Cullman Civic Center. This year’s theme is “Old Hollywood/Oscar Red Carpet Elegance.” Cullman Band...

    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!...

    Cullman Community Band rings in the season

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    Neal McLeod plays solo trombone in “I’ll Be Home for Christmas.” / W.C. Mann CULLMAN - The 50-plus member Cullman Community Band delighted the crowd at the Cullman Civic Center on Sunday with its annual Christmas concert.  Director/Conductor Garry Taylor led the band through a...

    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...

    Wallace State to host Christmas Spectacular Thursday, Dec. 7

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    The Wallace State Singers, backed up by the Wallace State Jazz and Concert bands, perform during the 2016 Christmas program, “In the Mood for Christmas.” The Singers, Jazz Band, Concert Band and Choir will perform in the 2017 Christmas Spectacular on Thursday Dec. 7,...

    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...

    Full slate of community events this weekend

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    CULLMAN - This weekend is packed with activities on both Saturday and Sunday. See some of the highlights below. See full details on all events online at www.CullmanTribune.com/Calendar. Know of an event not listed? Click the calendar and hit the 'Submit Event' button.   Cullman Pilot...

    The bands march on: 26th Annual Mud Creek Marching Festival

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    Central High School band members react after receiving the Silver Division Award from Hanceville Band Director Steven Porter. / Heather Mann HANCEVILLE - Saturday saw the 26th Annual Mud Creek Marching Festival at Hanceville High School, kicked off by a performance of the National Anthem...

    26th Annual Mud Creek Marching Festival today in Hanceville

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    HANCEVILLE - It’s a fall tradition. The 26th Annual Mud Creek Marching Festival will kick off Saturday at 11:50 a.m. at Ray Talley Stadium on the campus of Hanceville High School. Opening ceremonies will feature the National Anthem, performed by members of The Rocketeers...

    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...

    For a good cause

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    Triumphant Quartet / W.C. Mann CULLMAN - The Good Samaritan Clinic held its third annual Caring for Cullman Concert this week at Cullman High School, featuring two gospel acts with local connections.  As crowds filled the venue, the event was expected to raise more than...

    Rhythm of the Fall: area marching bands, part 4

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    Dual Drum Majors Layla Finley and Jeremiah Wilson / William Johnson BREMEN - In our final installment of “Rhythm of the Fall,” we drop in on the Cold Springs Royal Blue Band, led by director William Johnson. Members: “The Royal Blue of Cold Springs High School has...

    Jazz Band Camp introduces students to jazz music

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    Ricky Burks, left, leads students through a jazz tune during the annual Jazz Band Camp hosted at Wallace State. / Wallace State HANCEVILLE - Clapping out the beat and sounding out the notes, Wallace State Community College Jazz Band Director Ricky Burks put about two...

    Rhythm of the fall: area marching bands prepare for 2017 season, part 3

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    The Holly Pond Bronco Band performed at Disney World last April.  Photo courtesy Evan Curtis/Holly Pond High School CULLMAN COUNTY - The 2017 high school football season is officially in full swing, and football teams continue to practice and play hard. But others do as...

    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...

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

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    The Vinemont Eagle marching band prepares for the 2017 marching season. / Courtesy Skylar King CULLMAN COUNTY - As the new school year cranks up, many are looking forward to the kick off the 2017 high school football season. Football teams have been busy for...

    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...

    Celebrate Cullman returns bigger than ever

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    Downtown Cullman was swarming Friday night with residents and tourists enjoying the return of Celebrate Cullman. The kids enjoyed free rides. / W.C. Mann CULLMAN - On Friday evening, Celebrate Cullman returned to the downtown retail district after a brief pause.  Begun as a way...

    Southern gospel tradition: Joyful Hearts 25th anniversary homecoming Aug. 5

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    Southern gospel group Joyful Hearts will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a homecoming gospel singing on Saturday, August 5 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. CULLMAN - The rafters out at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church will probably vibrate a little on August 5, thankfully not from...

    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...

    125th annual singing convention draws capacity crowd to courthouse

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    Music comes from all directions as the song leader directs from the center. / W.C. Mann CULLMAN - Over the weekend, Cullman celebrated what has become a unique tradition in Alabama: the state’s last courthouse singing convention.  Singers from all over the state, and some...

    125th annual singing convention coming to courthouse this weekend

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    This year’s convention is receiving special attention as part of the state’s bicentennial celebration. CULLMAN - On Saturday, July 8 and Sunday, July 9, the Cullman County Courthouse will host its 125th annual singing convention, continuing a tradition that began in 1893.  Once a common...

    Bulldog Band’s ‘Show of Wheels’ this Saturday

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    The Hanceville High School band is raising money to buy new uniforms. / Hanceville High School Band on Facebook   HANCEVILLE - The Hanceville High School Bulldog marching band is holding its inaugural auto show, the Show of Wheels, this weekend. The fundraiser will be Saturday,...

    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...

    Rock the South continues after projected record opening day

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    CULLMAN - Arguably Cullman's event of the year, Rock the South lit up the Friday night sky above Heritage park last night. The stage was on fire with talent as well-known acts such as Cody Jinks, Brett Eldridge and Luke Bryan played unforgettable performances....

    Walker recognized at CMA Music Teachers of Excellence ceremony

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    Cindy and Jim Walker pose for a photo with Little Big Town’s Jimi Westbrook, center, an alumnus of Wallace State College and former performer in Walker’s Wallace State Singers. Walker was invited by the Country Music Association Foundation’s Music Teachers of Excellence event hosted...

    Saturday event guide: May 6

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    CULLMAN - Friday was wet and blustery, but good weather is on tap for Saturday. According to the National Weather Service, Cullman will enjoy sunny skies with a high of 73. In addition to the full slate of activities going on at the Strawberry...

    Enjoy a free concert featuring WSCC Jazz and Concert Bands Thursday evening

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    HANCEVILLE - The Wallace State Community College Fine and Performing Arts program will present its annual spring concert on Thursday, April 27, at 7 p.m., in the Recital Hall of the Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts. The free concert will feature performances...

    Morning music: “Rock the Boat”

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    When I worked at Saturn on an assembly line for 10 hours a day, we used to play games that we made up to break the monotony and stave off the boredom. One of them was calling out the name of a song or...

    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...

    Tribute to Barry Manilow: Jim Witter to perform at Wallace State April 20

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    HANCEVILLE - Nashville artist Jim Witter will present “I Write the Songs,” a show full of beloved tunes from the iconic Barry Manilow that the Cullman Community Concert Association says “will make you smile and sing-a-long throughout the entire performance” at the Betty Leeth...

    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...

    Morning music: “Glory, Glory, When I Lay My Burden Down”

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    At first you might think you are listening to another version of "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" and it is very similar, but "Glory, Glory, When I Lay My Burden Down" is not about death, as is "Will the Circle Be Unbroken," but about...

    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...

    Going “Places”: Cullman native chasing musical dreams to Tennessee

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    MURFREESBORO - Shannon McNeal lived in Alabama, then Tennessee, then Alabama again, then Georgia, then Alabama again . . . again.  Then she started fourth grade.  In a highly mobile childhood, she had at least two constants: family and music. Of music, she said, “I...

    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,...

    Morning music: “Roll with It”

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    Morning music: “You Make My Dreams Come True”

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    Good morning, Cullman! If this song doesn't make you feel good, you should make an appointment with your doctor because something is wrong! It's a classic feel-good love song with Hall & Oates singing their usual brand of hip swaying, up-tempo music. Hall and Oates From...

    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...

    Morning music: “I Feel for You”

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    Anyone know who wrote this song? No cheating! Listen and you can hear the way his other songs sound... "I Feel for You" is a song written by Prince that originally appeared on his 1979 self-titled album. The most successful and best-known version was recorded...

    Morning music: “River of Dreams”

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    Hey Morning Music fans! We are back and ready to rock and roll you on your way to work this morning! Today's song is one that is a mix of soul, rock and gospel, by Billy Joel, who wrote it while not in the happiest...

    CHS Performing Arts welcomes special guests to “Shrek”

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    Cullman High student Marie Bean (Ogre Fiona) and special guest Stormi Brock backstage before Thursday night’s performance CULLMAN - There were some special guests at Thursday night’s opening performance of “Shrek: The Musical” at Cullman High School. As members of Cullman High’s Performing Arts prepared...

    Cullman High promises crowd pleaser with spring production of “Shrek: The Musical”

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    A recent rehearsal for "Shrek: The Musical" CULLMAN - After last year’s “Beauty and the Beast,” Cullman High School Theatre (CHST) chose to stick with the animation adaptation idea, but has taken a decidedly different twist on the fairy tale genre with “Shrek: The Musical.” ...

    Morning music: “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”

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    Happy first day of spring, y'all! Here's "Can't Stop the Feeling!" by Justin Timberlake. I knew there was something extra special about Justin Timberlake when he first appeared in those little New Mickey Mouse episodes...what's special about him, other than that he has a great...

    Morning music: “Macarena”

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    "Macarena" This song had the longest climb ever to no. 1 in the history of the charts, but it was worth it. “Macarena” held that position for 14 weeks, tying with six other songs for the second-longest run at no. 1 since the chart began...

    Morning music: “Put Your Records On”

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    One of the best singers Britain has produced in decades, Corinne Bailey Rae is a breath of fresh air. She's gonna guide you right on in to work with a smile on your face this morning! Here's "Put Your Records On." Bio from www.corinnebaileyrae.com: From Leeds,...

    Morning music: “Here Comes the Sun”

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    I was in the ninth grade when this song hit the airwaves, It was such a happy song that you'd have a hard time believing that anybody could be blue if they tuned in to it and put the top down, cruised down old...

    Morning music: “Oh Happy Day”

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    "Oh Happy Day" is a spiritual song that will move you for many reasons...the beat is astounding, the heart and soul of the song are exuberant; it spreads through your spirit, and will give you a great start to your Tuesday! Play on, brother! "Oh...

    Happy birthday to Candi Staton, Colony’s international star

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    COLONY - Canzetta Maria "Candi" Staton was born March 13, 1940 in Colony, Alabama and is an multiple award winning American soul and gospel singer, best known in the United States for her 1970 remake of Tammy Wynette's "Stand By Your Man" and her...

    Morning music: “Young Hearts Run Free” by Cullman County’s Candi Staton

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    We have a very special edition of Morning Music today! A native of Hanceville/ Colony, Candi Staton is a hometown girl who made good, but has never forgotten her roots! A couple of years ago, she was inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame...

    Morning music: “Happy”

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    "Happy" is a song written, produced, and performed by American singer and record producer Pharrell Williams, from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack album. It also served as the lead single from Williams' second studio album, Girl (2014). It was first released on Nov. 21,...

    Morning music: “I Will Survive”

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    Ready for the number one dance song ever?   Lauded as the no.1 song of the 100 Greatest Dance Songs in 2000, "I Will Survive"  was the FIFA World Cup un-official anthem of the French team, who went on to win the competition 1998.   In...

    Morning Music: “Don’t Leave Me This Way”

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    This song was one of the biggest hits of the disco era. With a driving, rhythmic beat that will have you longing for those glitzy disco balls and white polyester suits like John Travolta wore in "Saturday Night Fever," it will bring back lots...

    Morning music: “Everybody Plays the Fool”

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    Morning listeners! This morning's selection also has a trivia question...Anyone know whose father was the lead singer of this 1973 hit song by the Main Ingredient? Here's a hint...the son is a very well-known movie star whose most famous line to-date is, "Show me...

    Morning music: “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”

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    This morning's feel good song makes it almost impossible to be sad..."Don't Worry, Be Happy" is one of those tunes that just plain makes you smile. Happy Monday, y'all !!! Bobby McFerrin Jr. (born March 11, 1950) is an American jazz vocalist and conductor. He...

    Morning music: “I Can See Clearly Now”

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    Good morning! What more perfect song for today than this 1972 chart buster by the guy who discovered Bob Marley! Open your sunroof, put on your shades and turn your newspaper up LOUD ! It's Friday, y'all !!! "I Can See Clearly Now,"  written and...

    Morning music: “Good Morning”

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    Good morning ! We got ‘cha rolling this morning with Mandisa’s “Good Morning” requested by reader Becky Lee. Thanks for listening and spreading the love, Becky!!! Mandisa Lynn Hundley (born October 2, 1976), known professionally as Mandisa, is an American gospel and contemporary Christian recording...

    Morning music: “If You’re Ready, Come Go with Me”

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    This is the fourth installment of a new weekday morning post called "Morning music." From The Tribune's Loretta Gillespie: "We are about to make your mornings a little brighter, happier and a whole lot more fun than listening to a lot of bad news!...

    Morning music: “You Make Me Feel Like Dancin’”

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    This is the third installment of a new weekday morning post called "Morning music." From The Tribune's Loretta Gillespie: "We are about to make your mornings a little brighter, happier and a whole lot more fun than listening to a lot of bad news!...

    Morning music: “Heaven”

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    This is the second installment of a new weekday morning post called "Morning music." From The Tribune's Loretta Gillespie: "We are about to make your mornings a little brighter, happier and a whole lot more fun than listening to a lot of bad news!...

    Morning music: “Love Train”

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    As Thursdays, yesterday was one of the best. Mainly, I think, because before daylight yesterday I heard “Love Train” on the soundtrack of a movie. Now, I don’t know about you, but to me, there is just something happy about that song, and so...