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  • A Vanishing Trade: The Roadside Stand

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    By Judah Martin Most days if it’s not raining, you can hang a left at the red light next to the Alberta Winn Dixie, keep driving for a spell, and you’ll run right into Billy Carr. He’s on the left side of the road, across from the cemetery, standing under the shade as best he […]

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  • RED WINE FROM SPAIN // WHITE WINE FROM GREECE // QUITE GOOD

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    RED WINE FROM SPAIN // WHITE WINE FROM GREECE // QUITE GOOD Tres Picos Garnacha is a red wine from Spain. This review is of Tres Picos Garnacha 2011. According to the bottle, the grapes for this wine come from old vine Garnacha vineyards. The growing conditions are said to be on “rugged terrain on […]

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  • SWEET HOME FOOD BAR // “AFTER ONE BITE MY HEART WAS WHOLE AGAIN”

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    SWEET HOME FOOD BAR // “AFTER ONE BITE MY HEART WAS WHOLE AGAIN” Tucked between Mellow Mushroom and Black Warrior Brewery Company, sits Tuscaloosa’s newest restaurant Sweet Home Food Bar. Native New Yorkers and owners, Debra Rubino and George Harsch, bring a little northern touch to southern comfort foods. They serve breakfast, lunch, and tapas. […]

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  • For the Nostalgia: Southern Rock and Roll Blues Show

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    By Judah Martin David Ivie hunched over a brick ledge outside of the Bama Theatre. His nostrils flared as he gulped in the thick aroma of boiling crab legs drifting from the Steamer’s Catering truck parked a few feet away. He had about a good hour and a half to kill before he would pick […]

  • Welcome to the Earth Funk Tribe: How an Alabama Artist Found Herself

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    By Judah Martin She sings loud, from her gut. Her face twists in a contorted rage and her arms flail wildly toward the audience. Like the gospel singer in James Baldwin’s classic novel “Go Tell it on the Mountain,” Shawna P convulses with the rhythm, as if her body is unable to contain the spirit that […]

  • THE IMPORTANCE OF NOT READING BEING SO COOL

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    THE IMPORTANCE OF NOT READING BEING SO COOL “So, what are you reading these days?” I ask a ten-year-old customer at the shop. He is accompanied by an avid-reader sister and parents who are enjoying digging through tons of books. “Uh, I don’t read,” he proudly announces, working hard to look cool and macho at […]

  • “THE FOSTERS” // HEAVY TOPICS HANDLED WITH CARE // HIGHLY ACCLAIMED

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    “THE FOSTERS” // HEAVY TOPICS HANDLED WITH CARE // HIGHLY ACCLAIMED A more popular genre on television currently is family shows. These shows can be full of drama, laughter, and heart-warming moments-all which make a great family show. The Fosters is an example of how all of those things can be wrapped up in unconventional […]

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  • For the Nostalgia: Southern Rock and Roll Blues Show

    for the nostalgia

    By Judah Martin David Ivie hunched over a brick ledge outside of the Bama Theatre. His nostrils flared as he gulped in the thick aroma of boiling crab legs drifting from the Steamer’s Catering truck parked a few feet away. He had about a good hour and a half to kill before he would pick […]

  • Welcome to the Earth Funk Tribe: How an Alabama Artist Found Herself

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    By Judah Martin She sings loud, from her gut. Her face twists in a contorted rage and her arms flail wildly toward the audience. Like the gospel singer in James Baldwin’s classic novel “Go Tell it on the Mountain,” Shawna P convulses with the rhythm, as if her body is unable to contain the spirit that […]

  • LOCAL MUSIC — AUGUST 21 – SEPTEMBER 4

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    LOCAL MUSIC — AUGUST 21 – SEPTEMBER 4 THURSDAY AUGUST 21 Bad Stick, Rhythm & Brews FRIDAY, AUGUST 22 Mark Chesnutt, Rhythm & Brews Devines, Rounders SATURDAY, AUGUST 23 Belle Adair, Green Bar Axe to Grind, Rounders Glenn Templeton, Rhythm & Brews TUESDAY, AUGUST 26 Plato Jones, Innisfree THURSDAY, AUGUST 28 Archnemesis // Official Umphrey’s […]

  • HOT AUGUST BLUES // GOOD THINGS COME // THE JOHNNY SHINES BLUES FESTIVAL

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    HOT AUGUST BLUES // GOOD THINGS COME // THE JOHNNY SHINES BLUES FESTIVAL Say “the blues” or “blues music” to the average fan, and you will stir up images of smoke-filled juke joints, bathtub gin, and brazenly bawdy lyrics. An accurate picture, no doubt, but Carroline Shines Edwards wants you to know that this snapshot […]