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.
Joe Fiore’s Southern Keystone Railroad is one of the largest model railroad collections in the world. Other collections this large have been built by groups of collectors but all of the work here was done by Joe over a long period of time. He is a retired pharmacist from Birmingham, Alabama and his collection began… Read more »
Sela Ward is an award-winning actress known for roles as Teddy Reed in the NBC drama “Sisters” and as Lily Manning on the ABC series “Once and Again,” plus roles in films like “The Fugitive” and “The Guardian.” She joined the cast of “CSI: NY” in 2010 and will appear in the 2014 film “Gone… Read more »
University of Alabama Engineering graduate student Will Guin works with nanotubes which he cooks in a microwave to create a stronger skin for aircraft. His research and presentation won him first place in the 3 Minute Thesis competition at UA in 2013. Video produced by Max Shores. Cinematography by Preston Sullivan. Editing by Catherine May.
Earl “Guitar” Williams
Earl “Guitar” Williams is a blues man seen here playing at Gip’s Place, a juke joint in Bessemer, Alabama. Williams learned to play guitar as a youngster, hanging out at Gip’s Place and the homes of friends who owned guitars in order to practice. He has played in singer Johnnie Taylor’s band and managed the… Read more »
Wayne Greenhaw loved to write and to tell stories. Each morning he was eager to get to his keyboard and dive in. Each evening nothing pleased him more than to meet with friends, often writers but sometimes retired army officers, executives or politicians, and swap tales. He enjoyed listening as much as talking. It was… Read more »
Jim Oakley has had two distinct and distinguished careers. Raised in Bibb County, Alabama, Oakley worked in the family business, the Centreville Press, a weekly, from the time he was a boy, at first sweeping the floors and delivering the papers. After high school graduation, Oakley entered the University of Alabama, where he joined Theta… Read more »
Distinguished. Exceptional. Innovative. These words should be used sparingly, but they fit Billy Harvill to a T. Harvill graduated from the College of Communication and Information Sciences in 1972, earned a BS in accounting from UAB in 1977, and then became a Certified Public Accountant. He has since had an extraordinary career in Alabama advertising:… Read more »