Take for instance the story of Mary, a 5-ton elephant who — get this — was hanged in 1916 after killing a circus employee in Tennessee. The eerie tale provided the perfect backdrop for the Rob Winn Anderson play “A Tennessee Walk,” which begins a weekend run at Jacksonville State University Thursday. The plot travels between the past and present day as the main character is forced to relive an event she witnessed at the time of the hanging by talking to a young news reporter.
Artists in Action: Anniston shows itself rich in art, history It’s been an interesting week, with more developments on the horizon. There were 61 entrants from northeast Alabama at the audition for “Anniston’s Got Talent” Sunday. An important estate sale discovery concerning Anniston history was revealed. And the Ayers Room in the public library hosted two particularly fascinating events this week.
The stories of Anniston’s founders, Samuel Noble and Gen. Daniel Tyler, are featured in the Anniston Museum of Natural History exhibit, “Horseback Visionaries: Noble and Tyler Create the Model City,” in celebration of the 130th anniversary of the city’s incorporation.
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Just a short jeté north on Highway 431, the highly anticipated performance of Gadsden’s Downtown Dance Conservatory’s ninth original production, “The Glass Slipper: A Cinderella Story,” will take the stage on May 31 and June 1.
This summer Alabamians can jam from the banks of the Coosa River to the beaches of Gulf Shores, and pretty much everywhere in between. With tunes from country to hip-hop to jazz, this festival season has something for everyone.