“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.
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…
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.