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Mobile Big Band Alabama News
Valentine dinner/dance at USS Alabama Battleship Park February 9

The closest thing the state has to an official Valentine’s event is on Friday, February 9 at the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park.

Frank Bama Alabama News
See all episodes of Jimmy Buffett as Alabama pilot ‘Frank Bama’ on 'Hawaii Five-0'

Most fans know about Jimmy Buffett’s musical career as a singer and songwriter. Fewer know of his success as a book writer, a novelist and a semi-autobiographical writer.

Tony Ardovino Alabama News
Long-time radio voice in Montgomery, Birmingham goes silent: 'Jay St. John,' 'Jay Michaels,' Tony Ardovino dies

You would not likely know the name Tony Ardovino. But if you’ve listened to radio in the greater Montgomery or Birmingham markets, you would know the voice.

Shelley Fabares Alabama News
Shelley Fabares, movie girlfriend of Hank Williams, Jr. turns 80

Hank Williams, Jr. got married on September 9, 2023, in a quiet family ceremony in Banks near Troy. His spouse Brandi is a bit younger than he, but they’re not saying how much.

michael gillion Alabama News
Mobile attorney, Democratic leader Michael Gillion dies at 77

Mike Gillion died on Tuesday at his home in Mobile.

Kelly Fitzpatrick’s 1942 Elmore County landscape. Alabama News
Free program Thursday on founder of Dixie Art Colony, Kelly Fitzpatrick, in Wetumpka

Art appreciators are holding a free history program about John Kelly Fitzpatrick, one of the founders of Dixie Art Colony.

Counting Crows Alabama News
Free Mardi Gras concert on February 3, Senior Bowl night: Counting Crows

Mobile and the surrounding area have two huge annual events coming up – the Reese’s Senior Bowl and Mardi Gras season. Newly added is a free concert

Winter storm lights Alabama News
Aurora Bora Bama? Strange winter storm lights in Alabama night skies

Thousands in Alabama thought they were seeing auroras when they saw something similar Monday night. And they are likely to be seen again Tuesday night.

wheel of fortune stock photo Alabama News
Watch party for Baldwin County contestant on ‘Wheel of Fortune’ Friday: You're Invited

On Friday, Jill Yawn of Baldwin County’s Eastern Shore will compete on the nationally televised game show "Wheel of Fortune."

The Levys of Monticello Alabama News
Jewish Film Festival in South Alabama to be held January 16, 18, 21

One avenue to study Jewish heritage and recent history is the Jewish Film Festival in Mobile and Baldwin Counties.

Alabama State Capitol Alabama News
Capitol Tunes: Free music concerts in Montgomery each Thursday in February, March

Free musical concerts will be held in Alabama’s Gordon Persons Building and the state capitol building each Thursday in February and March.

Montgomery region radio voice George Landry and wife, Elaine. Alabama News
Montgomery region radio legend George Landry dies at 93: 'The Big Band Man'

Landry, a historian of big band music and of Montgomery radio, died on January 12 at age 93.

Helen Keller, Anne Sullivan portrayed. Alabama News
New opera ‘TOUCH’ about Helen Keller premiering in Birmingham January 19, 21

Helen Keller is the subject of an opera, "TOUCH, and its first-ever showing will be in Birmingham on January 19 and 21.

Palmer, Wilkins, McFeeters Alabama News
AL-6 congressional candidates face off in Vestavia on Saturday

Alabama’s sixth congressional district has a three-way race for Congress, and all three will face off in a forum on Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Vestavia Hills Library, “The Library in the Forest.”

Winter Jam 2023. Alabama News
Winter Jam 2024: 40-city Christian music tour starts in Alabama on Friday

"Winter Jam 2024," the largest Christian music annual tour, will perform in 40 U.S. cities. Kickoff is in Mobile for well-known contemporary Christian music acts and a message.

Laundry man Alabama News
Book review: ‘Laundry Man,’ by Mobile’s David J. Cooper; Novel spans four generations of a Southern family

Mobile business leader David J. Cooper has been successful in the stevedoring business and in the restaurant business, which he tellingly calls “the hospitality business.”

Mobile attorney Desi Tobias, nephew William Wagner. Alabama News
Alabama attorney Desi Tobias celebrates at CFP championship with nephew, Michigan long snapper

Desi Tobias may have been the only Alabama graduate posing with a Michigan player after the Wolverines won the national championship.

University Club rendering Alabama News
Tuscaloosa’s University Club to open new chapter in 2024

The University Club has been closed since the COVID pandemic of 2020, three years sitting unused. Now, it is undergoing a $17 million makeover.

Caroleene Dobson Alabama News
Caroleene Dobson earns ALFA endorsement for Congress in AL-2

The ALFA endorsement went to political newcomer Caroleene Dobson, raised on a family farm, now a lawyer in Montgomery and mother of two daughters.

Asa Carter Alabama News
The double life of Alabama writer, Asa Carter

Asa Carter was always a writer, but what he wrote about and the theme of his work changed so dramatically that few in Alabama knew it was the same writer. Almost no one knew.

Eclipse Alabama News
Total solar eclipse not visible in Alabama April 8; Nearby states to travel for viewing

It hasn’t happened in seven years, and it is a sight to behold. A total eclipse of the sun will occur on April 8.

Vaping, vape, e-cigarette Alabama News
Jim Zeigler: Tough steps needed on illegal vapes, e-cigarettes

Most Americans and all news media are aware of the invasion of the United States at our southern border. There is a second invasion that is not on many radar screens. It is an attack on America’s youth by foreigners, mostly Red Chinese.

Former Congressman Jim Martin (R-Gadsden). Alabama News
Jim Martin story to air on APT: WWII vet, Gadsden oilman, builder of Alabama GOP, congressman, father of ‘Forever Wild’

The James D. (Jim) Martin story will air on Alabama Public Television on Thursday at 9 p.m. and again on Thursday, January 18 at 12 a.m.

Junior Hill Alabama News
‘Country Preacher’ Junior Hill dies at 87 in Hartselle; Led thousands to faith in Christ

Hill, 87, a beloved and busy traveling evangelist for more than 50 years, died Jan. 3 at his home in Hartselle, Alabama.

The Quadrantid meteor shower brightens night skies each year in early January. Alabama News
Largest 2024 meteor shower visible in Alabama after midnight Thursday morning

It will take a dedicated skywatcher to catch the first and largest meteor shower of 2024.

Stack of books library Alabama News
Planning your reading for 2024? Alabama authors and books

As you plan your reading for 2024, here are some suggestions of new books and not-yet-well-known books, all of them either about Alabama or by Alabama writers:

Von Braun Alabama News
Jim Zeigler: 'The German Wife' dramatizes the start of Huntsville's rocket program

What a change in lives: going from building V-2 rockets for Nazi Germany to developing the U.S. space program.

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