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    Preparations underway for 2022 2nd Fridays

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Marking its 2022 return, 2nd Fridays in Cullman will hold its June celebration on Friday, June 10 from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. along 1st Avenue in the Warehouse District. The event, hosted by the Cullman Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center...

    Smith Lake Park celebrates 50 years with Memorial Day Festival

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    Saturday marked a very special day at Smith Lake Park as crowds poured in to help honor the countless men and women that have sacrificed for our country and celebrate the park’s 50th anniversary with this year’s Memorial Day Festival. There were arts and...

    The Town of Arley prepares for 49th Annual Arley Day festival taking place May 21

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    ARLEY, Ala. - The Town of Arley’s 49th Annual Arley Day community festival will be Saturday, May 21. The all-day event will last from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Hamner Park kicking off with a parade line up in the Dollar General parking...

    Summertime fun hits Hanceville

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The City of Hanceville is getting ready for summer with a calendar full of events for everyone’s enjoyment. Kicking off the entertainment was a bluegrass concert featuring Cotton Pickin’ Kids and Bama Blu-Grace this past Saturday night at the Hanceville Civic Center....

    Senior Outreach Organization performs Heehaw Show at Hanceville Civic Center

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Senior Outreach Organization performed their Heehaw Show at the Hanceville Civic Center on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. The cast, directed by Jamie Looney, is made up of seniors from the Outreach Organization. The seniors came from Cullman, Hanceville, Jasper and...

    Country music community mourns the loss of Naomi Judd

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    FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The country music community was rocked today with the tragic news of the sudden passing of country music giant Naomi Judd. Hailing from the Appalachian foothills of Ashland, Ky., mother and daughter duo, The Judds, were first discovered by RCA label head...

    Wallace State Jazz Band hosting Big Band Dance April 15

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — The Wallace State Community College Jazz Band will hold its annual Big Band Dance on Friday, April 15 at the Burrow Center for the Fine and Performing Arts. “We’re excited to welcome familiar and new faces to our event,” said Ricky Burks,...

    St. Bernard Prep to perform Disney’s ‘Aladdin Jr.’ this weekend

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - This Friday through Sunday, April 8-10, St. Bernard Prep’s Drama department will present “Aladdin Jr.,” a little twist on Disney’s popular telling of the tale of an orphaned “street rat” who is offered three wishes by a genie.  With his heart...

    Picked fresh: Cullman in preparation for 83rd Annual Strawberry Fest

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Celebrating its 83rd year, The Cullman Strawberry Festival has organizers excited to return to full strength for this year’s event to Downtown Cullman and Depot Park. The festival will be held May 7 from 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. “This year's Strawberry...

    Throwback Outdoor Cinema offering weekend features this month for spring break

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman-based Throwback Outdoor Cinema is returning with some spring throwback films for the next two weekends at the Cullman County Fairgrounds. The pop-up drive-in cinema was brought to Cullman by Seth and Brandi Powell last year. They will be able to...

    Cullman live music venues welcome new and diverse bands

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Cullman is truly a town that embraces the arts, and the music scene here is vast, consisting of a well-connected group of artists and assisting music venues that need support from the community to continue to create spaces for creative and...

    Hee Haw Show returning to Hanceville in April

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Senior Outreach Organization will be presenting their version of the Hee Haw Show on Saturday, April 30 at the Hanceville Civic Center at 2:00 p.m. Jamie Brown Looney began directing the Hee Haw show for the seniors in 2018. Jamie...

    City of Hanceville preparing for warm-weather events

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Though winter's chill will be for another month at least, some cities in Cullman are already working to spread the word about summer events in the works. Amy Moctezuma, assistant park director for the City of Hanceville, recently announced two such...

    Local choir Cullman Women Sing make successful return to the stage with performance: ‘Take Me To Heaven’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Women Sing Choir performed its first concert in two years on Tuesday evening at the Seventh Street Baptist Church. The choir is composed of women, 18 years and older, who gather together for, as their Facebook page states, “the...

    Simply Southern television show brings Extension expertise to wider audiences

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    AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.—The Alabama Cooperative Extension System’s partnership with Simply Southern TV is expanding. In 2022, viewers can learn ways to transform their landscapes into Alabama Smart Yards. Partnership Expanding Becky Barlow, the interim assistant director for Alabama Extension’s agriculture, forestry and natural resources programs, said...

    Goat Island Brewery shares several upcoming events on the books for the new year

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Goat Island Brewing has kicked off the year with a bang, as the bookings for January 2022 are already piling up. Offerings such as Trivia Night, live music and food trucks will present a variety and entertainment for locals and visitors...

    Start off the new year this January with a visit to ‘Glow Wild: An Animal Lantern Celebration’

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Birmingham Zoo will be celebrating Glow Wild: An Animal Lantern Celebration on select evenings, on January 6 – 9 and January 12 – 17, 2022. The event will run each evening from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., with entry closing at...

    Ring in 2022 with these Cullman-based events!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - This weekend, 2021 will come to a close and Cullman is ready to see it out with a bang. With several events livening the city throughout New Year’s Eve, 2022 is sure to be ushered in in style. Goat Island Brewing will...

    Skating in the Park offering an exciting way to ring in the New Year

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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - For those looking for a fun New Year’s activity and who enjoy gliding on ice, Skating in the Park in Huntsville has you covered. Since opening on November 19, the skaters have not stopped. The rink will be open to skate until...

    Cullman drive-in theater to return for a spring 2022 season

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Brandi and Seth Powell’s dream of owning a drive-in theater was finally realized this Christmas season. They had nine Christmas movies prepared to show throughout December. Though a couple of the showings were expectedly rained out, the rest of the season...

    Susan Moore hosting inaugural Christmas parade Dec. 11

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    BLOUNT COUNTY, Ala. - The town of Susan Moore in Blount County is holding its first ever Christmas Parade and Festival. The festival will begin at 10:00 a.m., with the parade beginning at 12:00 p.m. The world-famous Oscar Mayer Weinermobile will join the parade,...

    ‘Humbug! A Christmas Carol’ returns to The Princess Theatre!

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    DECATUR, Ala. - Bank Street Players have announced their return to the Princess Theatre Stage with latest production of, “Humbug! A Christmas Carol.” After a long 18-month absence during the pandemic, the lights will illuminate the stage once more as one of Decatur’s favorite...

    ‘American Pickers’ to film in Alabama

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    NEW YORK, NY. – “The American Pickers” are excited to announce their return to Alabama! The History Channel’s hit  television series is making plans to film episodes throughout the state in February 2022. “American Pickers” is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of...

    Hallmark’s Annual Countdown to Christmas in full swing

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    STUDIO CITY, Ca. - The Hallmark Channel is widely known for its knack for pulling at heartstrings during the holiday season, and this year proves to be no different. The Annual Countdown to Christmas celebrates the season by releasing new holiday movies at 8/7c,...

    An in-depth guide to local fall fun

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Fall is finally here and with it are many fun seasonal events! From craft shows to fall festivals, there are a range of things going on around town, for families and friends of all ages. Nightmare in Vinemont - Oct. 22...

    Arab’s 2nd Annual Sugarfest sees great weather and huge turnout

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    ARAB, Ala. - The 2nd Annual Sugarfest was held Saturday, Sept. 4 at Arab City Park. The festival kicked off at 8 a.m. and lasted until 10 p.m., with many events including the Sugar Rush 5K, Cornhole Tournament, Sugar High Rides and Amusements, Sweetie...

    Sweet Tater Festival caps off summer at Smith Lake Park

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - For most people, Labor Day Weekend is the official send off to summer, but in Cullman County, it is also a time to show appreciation for the sweet tater! As the state’s top producer of the sweet potato, this is the...

    Cullman sees 100,000 for back-to-back weekend events 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The City of Cullman and surrounding areas saw two huge weekends which hosted around 100,000 people with events at York Family Farm.   Two weeks ago, Rock the South returned after a 2020 hiatus, which the community has hosted for nearly a decade....

    Rock The South is here: day one recap

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Although Rock The South (RTS) sees a ton of support from local attendees, people come from all over for the Southern country music weekend.  The West’s took a hiatus from attending Rock The South after coming to support the first year the...

    Satisfy your sweet tooth at Arab’s 2nd annual SugarFest!

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    ARAB, Ala. - After an overwhelmingly successful inaugural celebration in 2019, residents of Arab were looking forward to the next iteration of the Arab SugarFest. Unfortunately, health and safety concerns during 2020 led to the cancellation of the second attempt. However, the City of...

    Local musician Shannon McNeal returns to Berkeley Bob’s Coffee House for homecoming show

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Last Friday evening, Cullman native Shannon McNeal got to play her first homecoming show since November 2019. The show was hosted by Berkeley Bob’s Coffee House on 304 First Ave SE. McNeal is back home briefly and has been primarily located...

    Rock the South announces The Marshall Tucker Band and final lineup for August 13-14

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    CULLMAN, Ala.- Preparations for the biggest party in the south are well underway as the excitement builds for the biggest and best Rock the South.  Rock The South organizers are excited to announce the final lineup for August 13-14, 2021. During final preparation, organizers...

    Hello, Dolly!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Community Theatre opened its summer production of “Hello, Dolly!” Friday evening at Cullman High School, a year after plans for the show were shelved by COVID. Guests had an opportunity to take in the Broadway classic about Dolly Gallagher Levi...

    Colony to host talent show, ‘Colony Day’

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    COLONY, Ala. - Colony Councilwoman and Parks and Recreation Committee chairperson Jasmine Cole announced at Tuesday’s council meeting that, following a successful Fourth of July celebration, her department will host two additional events this summer.  Talent Show  Colony’s first annual talent show will take place from...

    Day Trippin’: Gofar USA Park

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    DECATUR, Ala. - The next stop on our series “Day Trippin’” is Morgan County’s GoFAR USA Park. This unique adventure park was opened in March 2020 by Patrick and Emily Fagerman with the ultimate hope for visitors to “Get Out and Do.”   GoFAR USA Park...

    Smith Lake Park Fireworks and Music Festival sees successful 2021 return

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Smith Lake Park was packed with visitors Sunday for its annual fireworks and music festival. While many took to the water, others enjoyed the live music, food trucks and vendors over at the park’s event venue.   Cullman County Parks and Rec...

    Four ways Fourth of July fireworks can harm our pets

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    NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Fourth of July is just a day away! While many of us may want to kick back and enjoy a firework show at the end of the day, it’s important to remember that, not only do they leave behind...

    ATF promotes fireworks safety

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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives wants the public to be safe during the Fourth of July. Understanding the dangers associated with illegal or improperly used/manufactured fireworks can prevent severe injuries, disfigurement or even death.   Illegal devices are not fireworks,...

    Hello, Dolly!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After the 2020 hiatus, Cullman Community Theatre returns later this month with a production of the Tony Award-winning Broadway classic “Hello, Dolly!”   Licensing agency Concord Theatricals said that the show “bursts with humor, romance, energetic dance and some of the greatest songs...

    Firework shows near you this 4th of July season

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - With July 4 falling on a Sunday this year, the area firework celebrations are spread out over the long holiday weekend. This is a wonderful opportunity for families to plan for several great firework shows as America celebrates Independence Day.   Firework...

    Troy University professor unveils free virtual film festival for Alabama high school, college students

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    TROY, Ala. - An associate professor of design at Troy University has created a free virtual, one-day film festival open to all Alabama high school and college students who are interested in learning more about filmmaking and animation.    YellowHammer Film Fest, which will take...

    Rescheduled Second Friday celebration tonight in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – It’s as easy as 1-2-3: 1st Avenue Southeast will host the city’s popular 2nd Fridays celebration on the third Friday of June. That’s tonight! Downtown Cullman’s 2nd Friday celebration, put on COVID hiatus in 2020 and postponed last week due to the...

    First Baileyton Family Fun Day deemed huge success

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    BAILEYTON, Ala.- The first Baileyton Family Fun Day took place this past Saturday in the town’s park. Town officials are calling the event a huge success and hope to plan more community events in the near future.  Mayor Windell Calloway said, “We had a park...

    Day Trippin’: Harmony Park Safari

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    Ahhh, summertime! The kids are out of school and after last year’s COVID-19 summer, they’re probably super excited to do something fun this year to make up for it. The beaches have been packed and, let’s face it, not every family can take a...

    Colony Parks and Recreation offers full summer schedule, beginning Wednesday

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    COLONY, Ala. - The Colony Town Council’s Parks and Recreation committee chairperson Jasmine Cole on Tuesday evening unveiled plans for multiple community events planned for the summer including children’s activities, sports events and community gatherings.  The schedule begins with a summer camp for children at...

    ‘Community Splash!’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Wellness and Aquatic Center will offer a Monday discount to the general public through the summer, beginning June 7. “Community Splash,” as the program is called, offers non-members an entry fee of $7, less than half of the standard...

    2nd Friday downtown celebrations return June 11

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After the 2020 hiatus, people are ready to head back out, and the City of Cullman is eager to accommodate. On Friday, June 11, the Cullman Area Chamber of Commerce, Cullman Parks, Recreation and Sports Tourism, Cullman Downtown Merchants Association and...

    ‘Brother Joseph, Brother Joseph!’ at Ave Maria Grotto 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Sunday afternoon, artists Ben South and Donna Drake premiered their children’s musical “Brother Joseph, Brother Joseph” in the Ave Maria Grotto park at St. Bernard Abbey. The interactive show paired new lyrics with familiar tunes to share the story of...

    Cullman Community Theatre hopes for summer show, summer theater camp coming in June

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Community Theatre announced this week via social media, “Cullman Community Theatre's Summer Season is on! Due to very recent updates in local policies, our board has met and decided to move forward with a summer musical for the 2021 season!”  CCT...

    Upcoming Memorial Day weekend events

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - There are several events happening around Cullman County this Memorial Day weekend. While Memorial Day has become a time that many choose to hit the lake or host a fun barbeque or party, let’s not forget the reason for the holiday....

    ‘The Murder Mystery at the Murder Mystery’ opens at St. Bernard, shows continue Friday and Saturday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - St. Bernard Prep School’s Drama Department premiered “The Murder Mystery at the Murder Mystery” Thursday evening at the Byre theater on the campus of St. Bernard Abbey.   Pioneer Drama Service, which licenses the show, offers this description:    “The players at The Murder Mystery...

    Superior scores for three area band programs

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Three local high school band programs are celebrating this week after earning superior ratings from the Alabama Music Educators Association’s Music Performance Assessment. Traditionally, high school concert and symphonic bands would travel to perform live in front of the judges. This...

    ‘A community arts event unlike any you’ve ever attended’: Cullman playwright to release interactive new work May 9

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Mother's Day 2021 will be the online debut of a new "community arts event" from the mind of Cullman-based playwright Ben South. Titled "HOUSEBOUND & GARDEN: The Pandemic Letters Dramedy," the show tells the story of grandmother and granddaughter through letters...

    St. Bernard Prep Drama presents ‘The Murder Mystery at the Murder Mystery’ May 6-8

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Saint Bernard Prep Drama Department returns to the stage after the 2020 shutdown with the one-act play “The Murder Mystery at the Murder Mystery” this Thursday , May 6 through Saturday, May 8, under the direction of Ashleigh Russell. Showtimes...

    365 AMERICAN JOY-GIVERS for 2021: The God Bless America Birthday Party

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    We’re partying at 167 West 12th Street in New York City, in the cookbook-lined library of The James Beard House. Mr. B was “The Dean of American Cooking.” Across one wall is a giant version of Keith Haring’s graffiti poster, “America’s Music Festival—NYC Ballet,”...

    ‘Alice in Wonderland’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Brooke Desnoes Ballet Academy held its spring production of “Alice in Wonderland” at the Byre theater on the campus of St. Bernard Abbey Saturday, April 24. In a dance interpretation of the familiar Lewis Carroll fantasy, Alice (Natalie Myrex) followed the...

    Tenor Saxophone donated to CMS Band Program

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     CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Middle School Band Program received a new tenor saxophone thanks to the generosity of Ray and Benton Buchmann. Wednesday, the Buchmann’s presented the new instrument to Cullman Middle School Band Director Linda Bean.    The shiny gold saxophone isn’t the first...

    North Alabama Quartet Convention returns to Cullman May 1

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The North Alabama Quartet Convention, which has enjoyed great success over the last two years, had to be postponed from its regular Jan. date, but is back on the calendar as a one-day event Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 1-9 p.m....

    Ultimate Fair to return to Good Hope April 21

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. - The Ultimate Fair is returning to Good Hope this week! The fair will run Wednesday, April 21 through Sunday, April 25. The midway will feature rides, games and all your carnival food favorites.   Gates open Wednesday - Friday at 5 p.m....

    Courtney’s Dance Artistry wins big at major dance event

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - In Birmingham last weekend, Courtney's Dance Artistry competed against dozens of dance studios from around the area and state for prestigious top honors at Showstopper, the largest dance competition in the country.   Their entries placed as follows:  ''Flashback'' (River Ayers, Kayleigh Fincher,...

    West Point High School presents “Shrek the Musical”

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - West Point High School Theatre returned to the stage Friday with its production of “Shrek the Musical,” which will run through Sunday, April 11.  The Tony-winning Broadway show tells a familiar story for those who have seen the Dreamworks Animation mega-hit...

    Looking to their ‘Futures’

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Wallace State Community College’s Allegro Dance Theatre returned to the stage Wednesday evening with the student-produced and choreographed show “Futures” on campus in the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre, presenting a variety of styles from classical ballet to jazz and hip-hop.  After the...

    Dance returns to Cullman County stages starting this week

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    ULLMAN and HANCEVILLE, Ala. - As the world reopens from a year of disappointing COVID shutdowns, Cullman County is seeing live arts and entertainment events return to local stages. Dance productions will open this Wednesday, April 7, with a show by Wallace State Community...

    Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Nelly, Ashley McBryde, Jordan Davis, Ingrid Andress, Flatland Cavalry, Laine Hardy, Drew Parker, DeeJay Silver, Trey Lewis and Alex Hall among artists announced...

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    CULLMAN, AL. - What’s billed as the “The South’s biggest party”, Rock the South announced Monday morning what the concert promoters are calling “an incredible lineup of musicians for Pepsi Rock the South in Cullman, Alabama on August 13-14, 2021.” This year’s lineup is packed...

    Wallace State Dance presenting ‘Futures’ April 7

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Wallace State Community College’s Allegro Dance Theatre will present its spring showcase “Futures” Wednesday, April 7 at 6 p.m. in the Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre. The Betty Leeth Haynes Theatre is located in the Garlan E. Gudger, Sr. Student Center on...

    Bloomin’ Festival returns April 17-18

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After a year of COVID shutdowns, St. Bernard Prep’s annual Bloomin’ Festival Arts and Crafts Fair is returning April 17-18, 2021.  The school describes its festival as “a two-day juried arts festival attracting more than 25,000 visitors to the beautiful campus of...

    Spring break: local events

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - With spring break next week, many families will be looking for fun things to do. Of course, there are the beaches of Alabama and the mountains of Tennessee, but there are also many great and inexpensive events happening around north Alabama.   N.E.A.C.A...

    10th annual Rock the South dates announced for August 13-14

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Rock the South promoters announced Monday morning that the festival will return the weekend of August 13-14, 2021 after it was put on hold in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. “We are excited to welcome everyone back this August and are excited...

    Live concerts returning to Cullman: Kari Jobe, patriotic celebration on deck

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Stages will light up this spring as live concerts return to Cullman County. On April 24, Camp Liberty near the Battleground community will host a patriotic celebration with music and presentations at the American Hero Music Festival, and May 15, Cullman-based...

    Josh Wade crowned inaugural Smith Lake Idol

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    BREMEN, Ala. – The inaugural Smith Lake Idol came to a close Saturday evening with Josh Wade taking first place and the $1,000 cash prize. Johnathan Ralph claimed second place. The six-week contest kicked off in June with 59 musicians. Patrick “Kat Daddy” Watson,...

    Smith Lake Idol finale Saturday night

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    BREMEN, Ala. – The inaugural Smith Lake Idol will come to a close Saturday night when the Top 3 hit the stage in the grand finale at Rooster’s Corner. The contest has been entertaining residents since late June, thanks to Patrick “Kat Daddy” Watson,...

    Smith Lake Idol Top 9 perform tonight

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    Updated 7-22-20 at 3:36 p.m. 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”...

    ‘LOVE TRAIN’ Unity Concert tonight at Depot Park

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Depot Park will be the setting for the “LOVE TRAIN” Unity Concert tonight, hosted by local artists Terrell Jones’ Smoothfondu and the Lamont Landers Band. The free event starts at 7 p.m. and goes til 10 and will also feature artists...

    Drive-in good time

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - More than 1,800 vehicles drove in Friday to Cullman’s York Farms, with concertgoers excited to see Country Music Hall of Famer Alan Jackson. Billed as the first large-scale concert event since the COVID-19 pandemic, the concert would “make history,” according to...

    Q&A with Shane Quick about Friday’s Alan Jackson concert

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Shane Quick, of Premier Productions and Rock the South, held a media briefing Thursday afternoon at the Rock the South venue, ahead of Friday evening’s Alan Jackson drive-in concert. Following are Quick's answers to questions that were asked. Will people be able to...

    Luke Combs, Eric Church to headline 2020 Rock the South

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Pepsi Rock the South, one of the largest and longest-running country music festivals in the country, Friday morning announced its highly anticipated 2020 lineup, anchored by country music’s two biggest headliners: Luke Combs and Eric Church. Rock the South will take...

    ‘Outlaw gospel’: Cody McCarver set to perform in Hanceville Jan. 19

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Chart-topping Nashville recording artist Cody McCarver will return to Hanceville Jan. 19 to perform at Mt. Joy Missionary Baptist Church. The former member of Southern rock supergroup Confederate Railroad has had a successful year with his hit country gospel album “Blessings.” The...

    ‘Uncut Gems’ an unrelenting experience grounded by Sandler’s performance; Griffin’s score: 8/10

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    “Uncut Gems” is the latest film written and directed by the Safdie brothers, Josh and Benny Safdie, and stars Adam Sandler as Howard Ratner, a New York City jeweler constantly living on the edge of high-stake bets and trying to collect the biggest score...

    ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ an entertaining, but messy conclusion to the Skywalker Saga: Griffin’s score 6/10

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    “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” returns director J.J. Abrams, and Chris Terrio joins Abrams as co-writer. Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega and Oscar Isaac are back as Rey, Kylo Ren, Finn and Poe for the final installment along with newcomers Richard E....

    ‘Knives Out’ a funny, suspenseful, unique murder mystery; Griffin’s score: 9/10

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    "Knives Out" is written and directed by Rian Johnson and features an enormous, star-studded cast. Daniel Craig, Ana De Armas, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette headline the film amongst several others in an unconventional murder mystery. When the...

    Local musician Jesse Priest selected for Dolly Parton’s #JoleneChallenge

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Holly Pond graduate and local musician Jesse Priest has been selected by Dolly Parton and the producers at Netflix to be featured in a compilation video performing Parton’s classic hit “Jolene.” Priest submitted a video of himself performing the song and...