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  • TWO WINES // PINOT GRIGIO AND PINOT NOIR // TWO WINERIES // TWO OPINIONS

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    TWO WINES // PINOT GRIGIO AND PINOT NOIR // TWO WINERIES // TWO OPINIONS Masi Masianco Pinot Grigio is a white wine from the Veneto region of Italy. It is produced by Masi Agricola. Masi calls this wine the estate’s white “Supervenetian,” a wine of great personality. This review is of the 2012 vintage. Masianco […]

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  • BARBECUE BASICS // THE POTTERY GRILL NAILS IT // THE WAY IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE

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    BARBECUE BASICS // THE POTTERY GRILL NAILS IT // THE WAY IT’S SUPPOSED TO BE Barbecuing is not simply a cooking method, it is a sport. National cook-offs allow the best of the best to showcase their award winning barbecue. Experts agree, that good barbecue should satisfy in appearance, tenderness/texture, and taste. No, I am […]

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    UP-TO-DATE RESTAURANT LISTINGS BREAKFAST / DINNER Brown Bag 9425 Jones Road | Northport // 333.0970 Its speciality, fried green tomatoes, joins barbecue plates and fish filets on an extended list of meats and vegetables. Tues 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Wed-Sat 10:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. City Cafe 408 Main Ave | Downtown Northport […]

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    ROAD TRIP THURSDAY, AUGUST 7 BIRMINGHAM Manchester Orchestra, Iron City Darow Chemical Company, Zydeco HUNTSVILLE Bob Reuter’s Alley Ghost, Coppertop MONTGOMERY Tony Brook, Cigar and Fine Spirits Bar ATLANTA 7 Seconds, The Masquerade Feed Me With Teeth, Center Stage NASHVILLE Jay Brannan, High Watt FRIDAY, AUGUST 8 BIRMINGHAM Jordan Rager, Zydeco Layzie Bone, Iron Horse […]

  • OKRA FESTIVAL // ANNUAL EVENT SUSTAINS RURAL COMMUNITY

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    OKRA FESTIVAL // ANNUAL EVENT SUSTAINS RURAL COMMUNITY by Amanda Burleigh The 14th annual Okra Festival will be held in Burkville, Alabama, on August 30 this year. What started as a neighborhood party thrown by two friends in Lowndes County has blossomed into an annual festival drawing thousands of people to this small town located […]

  • “IN THE FLESH” // IT’S A TERRIFIC SERIES, THAT’S ALL

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    “IN THE FLESH” // IT’S A TERRIFIC SERIES, THAT’S ALL When someone thinks about watching a show about zombies, shows like “The Walking Dead” come to mind; bloody, flesh eating zombies. Would one, however, think about a show involving lucid, complex zombies with love stories and backgrounds? Didn’t think so. “In the Flesh”, created by […]

  • “THE PURGE: ANARCHY” // PALATABLE PARANOIA // ALL CRIME IS LEGAL

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    “THE PURGE: ANARCHY” // PALATABLE PARANOIA // ALL CRIME IS LEGAL Eighteenth century Irish author and satirist Jonathan Swift would have enjoyed writer & director James DeManaco’s violent, sanguine, urban crime thriller “The Purge: Anarchy” even more than its 2013 original home invasion predecessor. The premise that our government has allocated one day annually for […]

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  • AUTUMN AT THE JUPITER // AN EXCITING LINEUP

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    AUTUMN AT THE JUPITER // AN EXCITING LINEUP   Fall at the Jupiter: It’s still the middle of summer, but if you’re confused we can’t blame you. The mornings have been incredibly fall-like this summer in terms of temperature. Still, it won’t be long before the leaves change color, the students return for another semester, […]

  • THE CLASH // CHANGED ROCK

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    THE CLASH // CHANGED ROCK by Keith Lennox It was 38 years ago that a band arrived on the scene and changed the trajectory of rock music forever. They were not the most talented musicians, nor were they a handsome lot but they could write a good song and they played with such fervor that […]

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    ROAD TRIP THURSDAY, AUGUST 7 BIRMINGHAM Manchester Orchestra, Iron City Darow Chemical Company, Zydeco HUNTSVILLE Bob Reuter’s Alley Ghost, Coppertop MONTGOMERY Tony Brook, Cigar and Fine Spirits Bar ATLANTA 7 Seconds, The Masquerade Feed Me With Teeth, Center Stage NASHVILLE Jay Brannan, High Watt FRIDAY, AUGUST 8 BIRMINGHAM Jordan Rager, Zydeco Layzie Bone, Iron Horse […]

  • SIMPSON’S “REPTILE ALIENS MADE OF LIGHT” // PROOF THAT COUNTRY’S MORE THAN BEER, BREAKUPS AND BIG-ASS TRUCKS

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    SIMPSON’S “REPTILE ALIENS MADE OF LIGHT” // PROOF THAT COUNTRY’S MORE THAN BEER, BREAKUPS AND BIG-ASS TRUCKS by Jordan Cissell This is a quality album. Sturgill Simpson stuffed his first record, last year’s “High Top Mountain,” full of brief, jaunty tunes sounding exactly like what you think of when you think of country music: greasy […]