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  • Songs Inside The Box

    Songs Inside The Box is a film that takes viewers to a concert of cigar box guitar music and introduces people who build and play cigar box guitars.

  • UA’s Blackburn Institute

    The Blackburn Institute is developing a network of leaders who have a clear understanding of the challenges that face the state. The Institute provides opportunities to explore issues and identify strategic actions that will improve quality of life.

Richard Johnston: Hill Country Troubadour

December 21, 2019 0

Richard Johnston’s ferocious one-man-band performances captivate, amaze, and astound audiences. He plays around the world, but his home stage is the sidewalk along Beale Street.

American Gospel Quartet Convention 2001

How Sweet the Sound

December 19, 2019 0

Hard-driving rhythms and sweet harmonies from the ninth annual American Gospel Quartet Convention held in Birmingham, Alabama during January of 2001.

The Amazing Story of Kudzu

July 17, 2019 0

There’s so much of this fast-growing vine in the Southeastern U.S., you might think it was a native plant. Actually, it took a lot of hard work to help kudzu spread so widely. Now that it covers over seven million acres of the deep South, there are a lot of people working hard to get rid of it! But kudzu is used in ways which might surprise you.

Holy Smoke Over Birmingham

July 12, 2019 0

Visit nine of Birmingham, Alabama’s favorite barbecue restaurants. Meet the owners. Look behind the scenes at their cooking methods and secret recipes. Guaranteed to make your mouth water.