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Tag: July 2011

ELVIS! The Early Years

Even the legendary Elvis Aaron Presley paid his dues as a struggling young musician. In early May of 1955, Elvis and 25 other artists, billed as “Hank Snow and...

Ask McGehee: Historic Marker at the southeast corner of Government and Warren streets

From 1907 until 1952, Alabama’s oldest Jewish congregation worshipped in a temple located at the southeast corner of Government and Warren streets. However, this was the congregation’s...

Road Trip!

Every summer my family hits the road for the great American vacation. We have logged thousands and thousands of miles in our ongoing quest to see all 50 states....

Mobile Americana

I first heard Kathryn Scheldt in a little oak-shaded chapel in Mobile. The late autumn sun slanted through the windows, as she sang of hope and mercy and...

Check Mates

Mobile, founded in 1702, was well over a century old before its residents enjoyed the convenience of running water in their homes. In 1814, the portage...

Sailing the Dream

A rising sun wakes the sailors aboard their chartered catamaran. The aroma of coffee brewing floats on the ocean breeze. In the cockpit, skipper Ty Cobb savors a...

Names in Lights: Walker Hayes

What drives someone to walk up on the stage for the first time, to lay it all out in front of strangers?  In Walker Hayes’ case, “It...

The Real REAL Housewives of the Bay: Leann Hanes

While the popular reality TV series gives good, hardworking homemakers a bad name, the Bay area’s classiest set the record straight. These eight local women are the...

Name in Lights: The Band Perry

The journey from street performances to stadium concerts is long. The Band Perry began its odyssey in lower Alabama. The three siblings, Kimberly, Neil and Reid Perry,...

Beachside Bliss

As I turn onto Destin’s Scenic Highway 98, a sense of calm overwhelms me, and subconsciously my speed limit lowers to a hermit crab’s pace. A rainbow...

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