Artists in Action: Elaborate costumes, record cast make JOT’s ‘Carousel’ a feast for all senses
Starting this week, local entertainment holds treats both for the ear and eye, beginning with the JSU/Community Orchestra spring concert. Then in early May see “Carousel” by Jacksonville Opera Theatre.
Apr 13, 2014 |  0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
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Model City Music Fest kicks off ‘Anniston’s biggest weekend ever’
The Model City Music Festival returns to Zinn Park Friday for its third annual showcase, this year featuring funk legends Morris Day and the Time, as well as a variety of local acts including Low Mileage Soul, Edward Prothro and Black Cat Bone.
Mar 30, 2014 |  0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
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Artists in Action: The sweet sounds of spring
Music finds many modes of expression. It can be jubilant as performed to celebrate Jimmy Roberts’ 35th year as organist and pianist at Anniston’s First United Methodist Church. And it can voice praise as seen in the Calhoun County Civic Chorale’s spring concert.
Mar 30, 2014 |  0 comments | 72 72 recommendations | email to a friend
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Oxford native returns to sing for a cause
Trae Edwards remembers singing on the front porch of the house in Oxford where he grew up, feeling like it was the biggest stage in the world. Now he’s back to perform on a real stage, joining Restless Heart at the Oxford PAC Saturday.
Mar 23, 2014 |  0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
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Restless reunion: Country band brings new and old style to Oxford
by Benjamin Nunnally
Special to The Star
Mar 23, 2014 |  0 comments | 78 78 recommendations | email to a friend
Restless Heart is coming to the Oxford Civic Center Saturday, bringing with them hometown hero and country musician Trae Edwards, who grew up in Oxford and is making his first return to the area as a performer and recording artist.
Artists in Action: Spring events highlight music, history of the South
Mar 16, 2014 |  0 comments | 77 77 recommendations | email to a friend
Voices of the South, the chorus that won first prize in Anniston’s Got Talent last July, will perform a program of timeless favorites March 23 at 2 p.m. at the Pell City Center.
Jazz it up: Jeff Hamilton Trio headlines third annual JSU Jazz Fest
by Erin Williams
Special to The Star
Mar 09, 2014 |  0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
One of the namesake of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra — the main act at the third annual JSU Jazz Festival on Friday — jazz drummer Jeff Hamilton has shared his talent with the likes of Woody Herman, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall and Wilford Brimley.
Artists in Action: Stars align for two musical performances at JSU
Mar 09, 2014 |  0 comments | 61 61 recommendations | email to a friend
Expect to be entertained with tastes of international flavor this month at Jacksonville State University. Tonight, a Grammy award-winning flutist merges elements of sacred, folk and classical melodies. Then March 17, a trio of Juilliard graduates takes the stage for a Foothills Piano Concert.
The soul of the Shoals: Talladega’s Ritz to screen Muscle Shoals documentary
by Benjamin Nunnally
Special to The Star
Mar 02, 2014 |  0 comments | 67 67 recommendations | email to a friend
Fabled session guitarist, sound engineer and record producer Jimmy Johnson has many stories from the Muscle Shoals Sound Studio's glory days, some of which are featured in “Muscle Shoals,” a 2013 documentary making its Northeast Alabama premiere March 14 at the Talladega Ritz Theatre.
Green-eyed monsters: ‘Shrek: The Musical’ brings ogres, dragon to Gadsden
by Benjamin Nunnally
Special to The Star
Mar 02, 2014 |  0 comments | 64 64 recommendations | email to a friend
Audiences for CharACTers’ production of “Shrek: The Musical” will experience not only the familiar story of an ogre who just wants to be left alone, but also the expansive technical scope of the production featuring actors from all around the area.
Music of our youth: Anniston Youth Orchestra performance raises funds for new horizons
by Benjamin Nunnally
Special to The Star
Mar 02, 2014 |  0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
The Anniston Youth Orchestra's upcoming “Spring Into Excellence” concert will serve as a fundraiser for a trip to perform in Orlando to broaden the the young musicians' horizons and give them an opportunity to go places and see things they might never have discovered on their own.

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