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 »
Earl “Guitar” Williams – Blues Man
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 – UA Communication Hall of Fame
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 – UA Communication Hall of Fame
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 »
Billy Harvill – UA Communication Hall of Fame
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 »
The Hill Country Troubadour
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 »
Up From The Ashes: The Rebirth of Phenix City
PHENIX CITY–A public television documentary tells about the transformation of an Alabama city so wicked that Gen. George S. Patton threatened to roll his tanks across the river from Ft. Benning and destroy it. “Up From the Ashes: The Rebirth of Phenix City” shows how the National Guard crushed a crime syndicate here in 1954,… Read more »