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 »
A Taste of Hog Heaven
Alabama Barbecue Restaurants Featured in Documentary – There are three religions in the South. On Saturdays, Southerners flock to football stadiums to cheer. On Sundays, they go to church to pray. But on any day of the week you can find Southerners engaged in the praise of good barbecue. Alabama Public Television viewers learned about… Read more »
Holy Smoke Over Birmingham
Drive anywhere in the Birmingham, Alabama area and you’ll smell it — The intoxicating aroma of pork smoking over a hickory fire. Birmingham loves barbecue. There are more barbecue restaurants per capita in Birmingham than most other cities. Many of them have long-standing reputations for unique recipes and excellent food and nine of the best… Read more »
Fire Horse Pottery
Her beautiful pottery reproduces the styles of medieval and renaissance times. Kerry Kennedy is an artist in residence at the Kentuck Art Center in Northport, Alabama and her studio operates under the name Fire Horse Pottery. Kerry and her husband participate in the Society for Creative Anachronism, an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating… Read more »
In 1963, African-Americans in Birmingham, Alabama protested discrimination with daily demonstrations in public facilities and sit-ins at lunch counters. According to historian James Patterson, “More than any event to that time, it forced Americans to sit up and take notice.” In the weeks that followed, there were more than 750 demonstrations in cities across the… Read more »
The Peanut Man
Cecil Williams operated A-1 Sharpening Service in Tuscaloosa for many years before he decided to give some roasted peanuts to his customers as a gift. Folks liked the nuts so much they asked if they could buy some more. That led to Cecil’s second business, The Nut Shop.
Frye Gaillard – Alabama Author
Author and former Charlotte Observer Southern editor Frye Gaillard won the University of Alabama’s 2012 Clarence Cason Award in Nonfiction Writing and this video was prepared to be shown at the awards banquet on March 1, 2012. Gaillard was born in Mobile and received a degree from Vanderbilt University before beginning work for various publications,… Read more »