Rachel Looney Corscadden’s battle with cancer has lasted for several years but she has remained strong. Her inspiring story is told in this video which Preston Sullivan and I produced for the American Cancer Society of the Shoals Gift of Hope Gala in December 2016.
The Mulligan Brothers perform “Cecilia” from their album, “The Mulligan Brothers” at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Their name comes from a golfing term for a second chance. Band members include Ross Newell, Gram Rea, Ben Leininger and Greg DeLuca.
Photography is more than a hobby for Larry O. Gay. It’s a passion; the way he celebrates life. He works in a Birmingham, Alabama steel mill but in his spare time he hits the streets in search of interesting images. His lens captures the beauty in ordinary things that people pass by every day without noticing.
The Blackburn Institute is developing a network of leaders, the Blackburn Fellows, who have a clear understanding of the challenges that face the state of Alabama. The Institute provides the fellows opportunities to explore issues and identify strategic actions that will improve the quality of life for our state and nation. The Blackburn Institute is… Read more »
Rev. Wendell Paris – UA Realizing the Dream Award 2017
Throughout his adult life, Rev. Wendell Paris, Sr. has been involved in a leadership capacity in a variety of organizations and efforts that promote not only civil rights, but also economic development designed to sustain communities that are typically comprised of lower-income minorities.
Isabel Rubio – UA Realizing the Dream Award 2017
Isabel Rubio serves as executive director of the Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama (¡HICA!), a nonprofit organization that facilitates the social, civic and economic integration of Hispanic individuals and families through its educational, leadership-development programs. Greatly influenced by the struggle for civil rights in her native Mississippi, Rubio founded the coalition.
“Songs Inside The Box” Screened at New Orleans CBG Fest
“Songs Inside The Box,” the cigar box guitar documentary was shown as a part of the 2017 New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival. The three-day event began on Thursday, January 19th at New Orleans Jazz Museum in the Old U.S. Mint, with a special New Orleans premiere screening.
Cooper Hodges – American Cancer Society of the Shoals 2016 Memorial Honoree
A brain tumor took Cooper Hodges from us when he was only four years old, but Cooper’s love for life and courage despite adversity inspired many people and will continue to inspire others as Lauren Hope Hodges and Johnathon Hodges share the story of their Super Cooper. Preston Sullivan and I produced this video for… Read more »
Penny Joiner – American Cancer Society of The Shoals 2016 Honoree
Meet cancer survivor Penny Nelson Joiner in the first of three video profiles Preston Sullivan and I produced for the American Cancer Society of the Shoals as a part of our work with the University of Alabama Center for Public Television. The three videos were shown at a December 2016 event.
1999 Documentary Traces Alabama’s Black Belt History
Called the Black Belt because of its rich, dark soil, the area of Alabama traversed by Highway 80 on its route across the southern U.S. was the staging ground for some of Alabama’s most significant moments in history. It was here that cotton plantations flourished, the Confederacy was born, and civil rights were won.