Rachel Looney Corscadden – American Cancer Society of The Shoals 2016 Honoree

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 – “Cecilia” at the Dinah Washington Center

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.

Alabama Detour: Birmingham Photographer Larry O. Gay

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.

An Introduction to UA’s Blackburn Institute

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 »

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  • 1995 Documentary Tells 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 »

  • Ellis Paul on “Afterhours: Live from the Red Cat Birmingham”

    Ellis Paul is an American singer-songwriter and folk musician originally from Maine and currently living in Boston. His songs create a world into which the listener is drawn. As a touring musician, Paul plays close to 200 dates each year and his extensive club and coffeehouse touring, together with radio airplay, has brought him a… Read more »

  • The Heavy Hearts on “Afterhours: Live from the Red Cat Birmingham”

    Lauren-Michael Sellers and Zac Baldwin met while attending Birmingham-Southern College and their performances together have garnered a loyal following in Birmingham. Their music is folk-rock Americana featuring beautiful vocal harmonies. Featured songs include “All Our Own,” “Leave,” “Crawl,” and “The Boy from Iris Glen.” For more info about The Heavy Hearts: Lauren-Michael & The Heavy… Read more »

  • The Clay States on “Afterhours: Live from the Red Cat Birmingham”

    This Alabama-based duo features intense vocal harmony by Stephen Collins & Lauren Little as they conjure images of the crumbling post-industrial south in their songs. They label their music as experimental country combined with old style lament. Songs include “Time and Corn,” “The Lines,” “Eli Whitney,” and “Pasture and Star.” For more info about The… Read more »

  • Griffin House on “Afterhours: Live from the Red Cat Birmingham”

    A Nashville-based musician with a Midwestern upbringing, Griffin House spikes his pop/rock songwriting with a dose of rootsy, atmospheric Americana. In high school, the athletically gifted House landed a role in a musical and was surprised to learn that he had a natural talent for singing, so he taught himself to play guitar and started… Read more »

  • Tyler Merriweather – 2015 UA Realizing the Dream Horizon Award

    Tyler Merriweather, a Holt native, is a junior in elementary education and a staff member at the Boys & Girls Club of West Alabama Inc. Merriweather’s passion is in encouraging youth not to be victims of their circumstances but to discover victories within those circumstances. He is active in the campaign for Holt to become… Read more »