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  • Montes Alpha Carmenère comes from the Colchagua Valley in Chile.

    Montes Alpha Carmenère comes from the Colchagua Valley in Chile. It’s composed of 90% Carmenère and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. According to the tasting notes, the grape vine’s leaves that are closest to the grape bunches are removed during the growing season to leave them totally exposed.  This is said to achieve “even ripening and good […]

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  • Trillium Brewing Company// Cutting Tiles Double IPA (Mosaic)

    Trillium Brewing Company// Cutting Tiles Double IPA (Mosaic) If you’re following the New England IPA craze, you’re well aware that there are some brews out there that are more sought after than others. One of the breweries making those coveted brews is Trillium Brewing Company; known for their intensely juicy, hazy India pale ales. Luckily, […]

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  • Funky Buddha Brewery// Sweet Potato Casserole Strong Ale

    Funky Buddha Brewery// Sweet Potato Casserole Strong Ale F lavored beers can be fun and a change of pace for someone who is constantly drinking the same thing. There’s nothing wrong with a beer that has some sort of fruit flavoring added to it, but some people will argue that it’s too “feminine” or just […]

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  • Split // 23 and Counting

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    Split // 23 and Counting If tour-de-force performances alone made great movies, then “Sixth Sense” writer & director M. Night Shyamalan’s “Split” would be one of the best.  Instead, Shyamalan’s twelfth movie qualifies as an unintentionally hilarious, multiple identity disorder, abduction chiller about a colorful fruit loop bristling with more identities than you can count […]

  • Popular Anime Convention Turns 9

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    Popular Anime Convention Turns 9 Kami-Con, Alabama’s largest anime and gaming convention, celebrated their ninth season last January at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Center. However, the three-day convention, celebrating the Japanese culture of animation, music and gaming didn’t always have a strong following. Founded by Ray Lenzner and the Bama SOS Brigade, a student-run group […]

  • Bon Jovi // “The House Is Not For Sale”

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    Bon Jovi // “The House Is Not For Sale” Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan was asked during a recent teleconference interview what advice he’d offer to his younger self if he was starting out in the music business. “Keep attacking, you know, keep forging forward,” Bryan replied during a recent teleconference interview with reporters, noting […]

  • Live By Night // The American Dream Has a Price

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    Live By Night // The American Dream Has a Price Two-time Oscar-winning writer & director Ben Affleck of “Good Will Hunting” and “Argo” has helmed an above-average, old-fashioned, Prohibition Era gangster epic “Live by Night” with himself as star that bears greater resemblance to Sergio Leone’s “Once Upon a Time in America” (1984) with Robert […]

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  • Bon Jovi // “The House Is Not For Sale”

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    Bon Jovi // “The House Is Not For Sale” Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan was asked during a recent teleconference interview what advice he’d offer to his younger self if he was starting out in the music business. “Keep attacking, you know, keep forging forward,” Bryan replied during a recent teleconference interview with reporters, noting […]

  • Sara Watkins // “Young In All The Wrong Ways”

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    Sara Watkins // “Young In All The Wrong Ways” Sara Watkins is best known for her work in Nickel Creek, the bluegrass trio she co-founded as a teenager. But you won’t hear bluegrass or much of her fiddle on “Young In All The Wrong Ways,” her latest album. And you won’t hear much of either […]

  • JANUARY 27TH ACOUSTIC NIGHT WILL FEATURE // GUITARIST HIROYA TSUKAMOTO

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    JANUARY 27TH ACOUSTIC NIGHT WILL FEATURE // GUITARIST HIROYA TSUKAMOTO Guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto will be the featured artist in a performance on Acoustic Night on January 27, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Bama Theatre. Presented by The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa, Acoustic Night features both solo and ensemble performances of a wide range of […]

  • Greensky Bluegrass // THE “M” WORD

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    Greensky Bluegrass // THE “M” WORD Maturity is a term some musicians prefer not to see associated with themselves or their bands. After all, music is considered a young person’s game and youthful rebellion is what’s usually considered hip. But with the release of the sixth Greensky Bluegrass studio album, “Shouted, Written Down & Quoted,” […]