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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.

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Watch 1996 Kudzu Documentary

In “The Amazing Story of Kudzu” you’ll learn about kudzu’s colorful past, present and future. Travel from Chipley, Florida — where Glen Arden Nursery sold kudzu plants through the mail in the 1920s — to Covington, Georgia — where Channing Cope crowned kudzu “king” in the 1940s. Meet a 93 year old man who supervised Civilian Conservation Corps workers as they…

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Poarch Creek History

The Creek Indians of south Alabama lived in isolation and poverty until Calvin McGhee came along. Despite treaty promises, they had been abandoned by the federal government. A farmer with only a fifth grade education, McGhee fought tirelessly for his people. Through court battles and meetings with government officials in which he wore traditional plains… Read more »

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Richard Johnston

Imagine you’re looking for a good time on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, the historic nurturing ground of blues music. You hear the pounding drums, booming bass, and searing lead guitar of a band playing on the sidewalk, so you decide to go check them out. As you approach the sound, the crowd is thick…. Read more »

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Barbecue Films Make Mouthwatering Public TV Treat

Barbecue lovers are in for a real treat on Tuesday, July 30 when Alabama Public Television features two University of Alabama documentaries on Alabama barbecue restaurants. “A Taste of Hog Heaven” will air at 7:00 p.m. followed at 8:00 p.m. by “Holy Smoke over Birmingham.” “A Taste of Hog Heaven” takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes… Read more »

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The Amazing Story of Kudzu

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.