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    Scholarship audition dates set by Wallace State Fine and Performing Arts

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — Students who love to sing, dance, act, play an instrument, or even work behind the scenes may attend upcoming auditions at...

    ‘The Nutcracker’ to be performed at Wallace State Nov. 17-19

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Wallace State Community College's Allegro Dance Theatre will partner with Ballet South and the Cullman Community Young Singers to present the...

    Leldon’s set to host ‘Arts in the Warehouse District’

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    CULLMAN, Ala– Local artists will yet again converge in Cullman’s Warehouse District for the third annual Arts in the Warehouse District event, hosted by...

    East, West Elementary students host art show

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Students from East and West Elementary Schools showcased their artistic talents in the “All Creatures Great and Small Art Show” Saturday....

    ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ Art Show Saturday, March 11

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Students from East and West Elementary Schools will showcase their artistic talents when the schools present the All Creatures Great and...

    Sips ‘n Strokes takes class to Ave Maria Grotto on Saturday...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Sips ‘n Strokes of Cullman is packing up their paints and canvases for an on-site class at Ave Maria Grotto on...

    ‘Together in 1 House’—showcasing the musical soul of Alabama

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Hanceville Civic Center is soon to host the songwriter showcase “Together in 1 House,” presented by David Vest with E320...

    Elementary students give musical performances at Vinemont Music and Art Fair

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Vinemont Elementary School K - 5th grade classes gave performances at the first Vinemont Music and Art Fair on Tuesday....

    83rd Annual Cullman Strawberry Festival has record number of attendees

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 7 was packed with people looking to buy farm fresh strawberries and enjoy the...

    Comic book artist Tone Rodriguez to visit Camelot Books and Comics...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Tone Rodriguez, comic book artist, writer and creator best known for his work with Bongo Comics on titles like Futurama, The...

    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...

    ‘A Badge for Brooksie’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – In 2019, Cullman County Courthouse welcomed its newest court officer: Brooksie, a then two year old “goldendoodle” facility dog to help...

    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...

    Bookmarked: Cullman County Public Library design competition names winners

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - If you’ve visited the Cullman County Library recently, a small desk lined with hand drawn bookmarks may have caught your attention. A...

    52 ODES TO JOY: SPELLBINDING

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    ODE TO SPELLBINDING                                                      Hocus pocus, fully focus.                                                      Cast off the spell of the phone,                                                      And fully succumb to the joy zone.                                                      Presto, change-o, feel...

    Exquisite Miniatures by Wes and Rachelle Siegrist at Wallace State’s Burrow...

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — The Evelyn Burrow Museum at Wallace State Community College welcomes EXQUISITE MINIATURES, an exhibition of miniature paintings by Wes and Rachelle...

    Leldon’s ‘Art in the Warehouse District’ event to take place February...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Local home décor retail shop Leldon’s will be hosting “Art in the Warehouse District” on February 4 from 4:00 p.m. –...

    ‘Backstage Photography’ exhibit held at Brooke Desnoes Ballet Academy

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Brooke and Vincent Desnoes held a “Backstage” photography exhibit Thursday evening at Brooke Desnoes Ballet Academy. The purpose of the event...

    Local band ‘Don’t Think Twice’ to play show at Cullman venue/restaurant...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Local band “Don’t Think Twice” will be appearing at Valley Tavern and Grille Friday, Jan. 21. Valley Tavern and Grille is...

    Pottery shop in Hartselle to offer Beginner Pottery Throwing Classes

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Keramos, a pottery shop in Hartselle, will be offering a Beginner Pottery Throwing Class on each Friday of the month, starting...

    Vinemont writer Hallie Christensen now a published author

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    VINEMONT, Ala. – A Vinemont native’s middle-grade novel was recently published through Sweetwater Books. Her book, “Enchanted Misadventures with Great-Aunt Poppy,” released Oct. 12,...

    Wallace State hosting Christmas Spectacular December 9

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — If you need a little Christmas, the Wallace State Fine and Performing Arts programs will provide some holiday spirit during its...

    Snead’s Farmhouse hosting book tour event this weekend

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Judy Snead of Snead's Farmhouse and Deitra Deal will be doing a reading of their new children’s book, “It Takes Two...

    ‘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...

    Local author, Natasha Noel, debuts children’s book: ‘The Booger Boy’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman resident Natasha Noel has recently published her first children’s book. She has signed with U.S.-based publisher, Words Matter Publishing, a...

    5th Annual Bernard Blues and BBQ sees another successful year

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – The 5th Annual Bernard Blues and BBQ took place Sat-Sun, Oct. 30-31. Friends of Saint Bernard, along with faculty, staff and...

    St. Paul’s Lutheran School receives instrument donation for arts program

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Ray and Benton Buchmann, longtime residents of Cullman and members of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, recently gifted two violins to Rev....

    Cullman High School Theatre sweeps 2021 Trumbauer district competition

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman High School Theatre on Saturday swept the District 3 competition of the Alabama Conference of Theatre’s Walter Trumbauer High School...

    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...

    Editorial: High School marching bands—Cullman’s pride and joy

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    Last weekend, the City of Cullman was bustling as Oktoberfest celebrations were happening in Depot Park and the Cullman County Fair Parade made its...

    ‘The world needs more music’

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. - Several Cullman County band programs received a very pleasant surprise Thursday from State Representative Randall Shedd. The Vinemont, Holly Pond,...

    Upcoming holiday book release to feature Cullman author

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    HARTSELLE, Ala. – Hartselle-based publishing company Kerysso Press recently announced the release of its latest title,“Coffee and Cookies with God, Volume II,” featuring 31 devotions...

    Vinemont Eagle Marching Band takes crowd on a trip through the...

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    VINEMONT, Ala. - Last Friday, the Vinemont Eagles recorded an impressive win against Tarrant High School and supporting them every step of the way...

    ‘Their work is fantastic’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Though getting students to work at core subjects like math and reading are obviously critical this school year, Cullman Middle School...

    Local author releases new mystery novel

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Local author Reba Whitley has released her new book titled, ‘The Mountain Shack Mystery.’ Whitley was born and raised in Cullman...

    ‘Back in the saddle’

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    HOLLY POND, Ala. - As the Holly Pond Bronco Marching Band performed last Friday, they did so under the direction of their new leader....

    Tales of Your Tails Summer Writing Competition winners announced

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The winners of the Tales of Your Tails Writing Competition were announced at Cullman County Public Library on Wednesday. This competition...

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

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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...

    Cullman County Public Library hosts 2nd Annual Harry Potter Birthday Parade

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Public Library on Friday, held their 2nd Annual Harry Potter Birthday Parade. Though the first parade event was...

    Cullman County Public Library hosts cardmaking class for children

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Renee Welsh from the Friends of the Public Library continued the library’s summer fun as she led local children in cardmaking...

    Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest opens August 2

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - The 2022 Outdoor Alabama Photo Contest will begin accepting entries on Monday, August 2, 2021. This year’s contest is a joint...

    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...

    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...

    Mayor Jacobs proclaims July 12-18 Community Theater Week

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - On Wednesday, July 7, Cullman Mayor Woody Jacobs proclaimed July 12-18, 2021, “Community Theater Week” in the City of Cullman.   On hand...

    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,...

    She Reads: ‘The Maidens’ by Alex Michaelides

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    “Edward Fosca was a murderer. This was a fact. This wasn’t something Mariana knew just on an intellectual level, as an idea. Her body...

    Troy University professor unveils free virtual film festival for Alabama high...

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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...

    Launching the Alabama Arts Recovery Program

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    MONTGOMERY, Ala.— Alabama State Council on the Arts announces a special grant application opening on Thursday, July 1. The Alabama Arts Recovery Program is...

    Where my dad taught me: A photography series

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    This spring at a yard sale, St. Bernard Abbey was selling some outdated student desks. My dad had been a professor at the college,...

    Cullman County Public Library summer events well underway

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Wednesday morning at Cullman City Public Library, children from across the community came together to enjoy the Chalk Art event which...

    Cullman County Public Library hosts Summer Reading Program kick off

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    CULLMAN, Ala.- On June 2, Cullman County Public Library hosted the official kick off for their Summer Reading Program. Although originally planned to be...

    ‘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...

    Cullman Community Theatre hopes for summer show, summer theater camp coming...

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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...

    ‘Brother Joseph, Brother Joseph!’ coming this Sunday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Ave Maria Grotto at St. Bernard Abbey has earned its place as one of the top must-see tourist destinations in...

    She Reads: The Woman in the Window by: A.J. Finn

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    When initially reaching for “The Woman in the Window”, I hoped sincerely to find a novel that would truly capture the magical essence of...

    Editorial: Music’s comeback in Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - While live music may have been a staple for many before the pandemic hit, it has certainly dwindled to a crawl...

    Fairview FFA string band wins state competition

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - At the 93rd annual Alabama FFA State Convention, held virtually this week, Fairview High School’s FFA string band took home top...

    Wallace State’s Evelyn Burrow Museum premieres Country Legends Rediscovered exhibition

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - The Evelyn Burrow Museum at Wallace State Community College is proud to premiere the Country Legends Rediscovered – an exhibition of...

    ‘A community arts event unlike any you’ve ever attended’: Cullman playwright...

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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...

    St. Bernard Prep Drama presents ‘The Murder Mystery at the Murder...

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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...

    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,...

    One man’s passion

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Ave Maria Grotto has, since 1934, been home to the artistry of Benedictine monk Bro. Joseph Zoettl, OSB, who built...

    Grand re-opening celebration held at Art Park

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman Parks, Recreation and Sports Tourism (CPRST) on Thursday officially reopened Art Park off Main Avenue on the city’s west side....

    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...

    St. Bernard’s 2021 Bloomin’ Festival considered a huge success

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After a year of COVID shutdowns, St. Bernard Prep’s annual Bloomin’ Festival Arts and Crafts Fair returned April 17-18, more than...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    West Point High School presents “Shrek the Musical” this weekend; live...

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    WEST POINT, Ala. - West Point High School (WPHS) joins the ranks of those bringing live arts and entertainment back to the stage with...

    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...

    Arab High junior Kennedy Copeland named 4th Congressional District Art Competition’s Best...

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    RUSSELLVILLE, Ala. – On Tuesday, Congressman Robert Aderholt (AL-04) congratulated an Arab High School student following an awards ceremony in Russellville to announce the winners...

    365 AMERICAN JOY-GIVERS for 2021: Betty, Bette and The Boys Birthday...

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    You might have anticipated the setting for the “Betty, Bette and The Boys Birthday Party” would be one of Hugh Hefner’s swanky mansions or...

    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...

    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...

    365 AMERICAN JOY-GIVERS for 2021: ‘The Winners Circle Birthday Party’

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    Brooke Astor was known as “The Queen of New York.” Her beloved country house, “Holly Hill,” in Briarcliff, New York is the regal setting...

    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...

    ADMH calls for entries for 2021 Capitol Showcase

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    Alabama Department of Mental Health   MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Since 2005, the Alabama Department of Mental Health (ADMH) has hosted the Capitol Showcase, a consumer art...

    Wallace State Fine and Performing Arts to present “Spring Under the...

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. —The Wallace State Community College Fine and Performing Arts program announces, “Spring Under the Stars,” a performance featuring the Wallace State Singers,...

    CHS bands take stage for 2021 Music Performance Assessment

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Thursday night was a big night for the Cullman High School Band program as the concert and symphonic bands performed to...

    ‘A really great honor’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman native and artist Bethany Kerr’s talents can be seen in and around Cullman, and now a special portrait she created...

    All that jazz

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - “With all that all of us have been through over the past few months- emotionally, physically, at work, at home, at...

    Arts Infusion: CHS receives $20K Alabama Arts Initiative grant

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman High School theater department found a way through the pandemic with socially distanced performances and rehearsals, but director Wayne...

    Wallace State invites visitors to view new online art gallery  

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Vibrant self-portraits, innovative photography and dramatic audio – those are some of the creative works you will experience when you visit...

    High notes: Students across Cullman County make All-State, All-District bands

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    Updated 2-6-21 at 2:30 p.m. CULLMAN, Ala. - Area band students were recently selected for the 2021 Alabama Bandmasters Association (ABA) All-State and All-District Honor...

    Cullman art students place in State Superintendent’s Visual Arts Show

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman High School and Cullman City Primary School art and photography teacher Elizabeth Miller announced Thursday that two of her art...

    Raise the curtain!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Live theater returned to Cullman Thursday with the opening of Cullman High School’s COVID-friendly production of the Steve Martin Broadway hit...

    CHS gearing up for ‘Bright Star’ production, social distancing and all

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The arts will find a way — even through a pandemic. With ample social distancing and precautions in place, the Cullman...

    ‘Holiday spirit’ goes virtual

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - From football games to simply having class, 2020 has presented a truly unique set of challenges for schools. So when it...

    Wallace State, Cullman Band hosting virtual Christmas concerts Dec. 10

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    CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. — Those wanting a boost of Christmas cheer will have at least two opportunities this Thursday evening, as both the Wallace...

    The show WILL go on!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Wayne Cook, director of Cullman High School Theatre, took to social media Thursday to announce that the department’s production of Steve...

    ‘Holiday Harmony’: Local artists collaborate on community project

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Local artists Ben South and Seth Miller recently collaborated to create a piece of art in hopes of raising money to...

    Art of survival: Persevering through the COVID-19 shutdown

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The ripple effects of COVID-19 closures have impacted just about everyone, and local artists are no exception. Many artists rely on...

    From Addison to Disney: AHS graduate Britney Thoreson navigating the world...

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    ADDISON, Ala. - Britney Thoreson graduated from Addison High School in 2013. Now, she has "followed her dreams to the west coast" and is...

    Ideas: American Peace Garden

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - An oasis is defined as something that provides refuge, relief or pleasant contrast. Local artist Ben Johnson South (Bendigo) is currently...

    Wallace State Dance offering Dance for Home School program, on-demand online...

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. –  The Wallace State Community College Dance program is offering classes for home schooled students in middle and high school so that they may improve...

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

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    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...

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

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    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...

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

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The recently formed Cullman Civic Ballet (CCB), under the direction of Brooke Desnoes and with the help of Cullman Parks, Recreation...

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

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - In addition to community theater and a community band, Cullman is now home to its own ballet company. Cullman Civic Ballet,...

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

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Cullman High School senior Ayuka Shichinohe recently won second place in the painting category in the 2020 4th Congressional District Art...