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Sunday, September 27, 2020

    ‘The show must go on’: Marching bands adjust to socially-distant practices

    CULLMAN, Ala. – From a performer’s perspective, “The show must go on,” but the COVID-19 pandemic has made that challenging. Cullman High School Band Director Christopher Smith proved that saying true with the band gathering Monday morning for its first day of band camp...

    ‘Chirp & Flit’: Positive life lessons during the pandemic

    A "gregarious hermit" is an oxymoron I sometimes call myself.  It's absolutely true and has been for years. I spend 80% of most days happily alone painting and writing and the rest of my time excited to connect with other people.  Social distancing and quarantine...

    Cullman arts fans enjoy ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ with Cullman Civic Ballet

    CULLMAN, Ala. - The recently formed Cullman Civic Ballet (CCB), under the direction of Brooke Desnoes and with the help of Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism (CPRST), gave its first performance Saturday evening at Heritage Park. Both organizations were pleased with the crowd...

    Cullman Civic Ballet’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ this Saturday at Heritage Park

    CULLMAN, Ala. - In addition to community theater and a community band, Cullman is now home to its own ballet company. Cullman Civic Ballet, a joint venture between ballet instructor Brooke Desnoes and Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism (CPRST), will premier this Saturday...

    CHS senior places 2nd in 4th Congressional District Art Competition

    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman High School senior Ayuka Shichinohe recently won second place in the painting category in the 2020 4th Congressional District Art Competition. “I am pleased once again to be a sponsor of the United States Congressional Art Competition for high school students...

    ADMH hosts 15th annual Capitol Showcase

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Since 2005, the Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) has hosted the Capitol Showcase, a consumer art show at the Alabama's Capitol. People from around the state with mental illnesses, developmental disabilities, substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders have their abilities...

    ‘Music education is alive and well!’

    CULLMAN, Ala. – Everyone knows students’ courses of study have been drastically impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but some wonder and some forget about the electives- things like fine arts. The Tribune spoke with longtime Cullman City Schools educator Tim Clemmons, who teaches...

    Alabama Humanities names new executive director

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama Humanities Foundation named Dr. Lynn Clark, former head of the Northeast Louisiana Children’s Coalition, as executive director of Alabama Humanities Foundation. She officially took the post April 1 in the midst of a statewide quarantine in Louisiana and Alabama and has...

    Wallace State student embarking on special project for area families affected by Alzheimer’s, dementia 

    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — When Aaron Holder gave his wife Danielle a hand-drawn portrait of her and her “Granny” for Christmas, he didn’t know at the time that it would spark the idea for a special art exhibit project. But that sketch done in pencil was the impetus for “A Memory That Never...

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

    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Due to the cancellation of screenings of Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Films in response to the coronavirus pandemic, free virtual screenings of “Who Will Write Our History” and three additional films have been made available for The Evelyn Burrow Museum...