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Linda Vice Interviewed

The Southwest Alabama Culinary Trail is the topic of this week’s program as Anne Kimzey, folklorist with the Alabama State Council on the Arts, travels to Thomasville to interview Linda Vice, director of the Southwest Alabama Tourism and Film Office.   Ms. Vice takes listeners on a county-by-county tour highlighting the traditional cuisine and hospitality offered […]

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Selma’s Harmony Club Featured in New York Times

David Hurlbut’s renovated Selma, Alabama Harmony Club, a 20,000-square-foot building on the waterfront, is featured in a recent New York Times article.

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Black Belt Birding Trip from the Audubon Society

On Saturday, July 31, 2010  the Birmingham Audubon Society embarked on its second birding trip to the Black Belt region of Alabama, finding some of the birds we encountered last Saturday while adding a few new delights to make this trip equally memorable. We began the day at the Heflin Lock Facility on the Tombigbee […]

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Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum Director Deborah Rankins on the Radio

Folklife Specialist Anne Kimzey interviews Deborah Rankins, Assistant Director of Library Services at Alabama Southern Community College and the Kathryn Tucker Windham Museum in Thomasville.  Rankins furnishes information about the Windham Museum and discusses a calendar of events that feature various regional storytelling groups associated with the Kathryn Tucker Windam Storytelling Club in Southwest Alabama. […]

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A Ghostly Time This October

Alabama’s haunted history comes to life in October with ghost trails, storytelling festivals, haunted trolley rides and ghost walks through historical neighborhoods. Families can experience a variety of events and trails that pay homage to the state’s ghostly history. Hear ghost stories from master storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham at the 31st Annual Tale Telling Festival in Selma. “A really good ghost story will leave you asking, ‘could that really be true’,” said Windham. Visitors can experience a rare moonlit tour of the famous ghost town Old Cahawba, while the new Black Belt Ghost Trail showcases dozens of haunted sites that include homes, restaurants, cemeteries and Civil War sites.

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