- Sucarnochee Revue features Duck Dynasty’s guitar phenomenon and show favorites
- UWA 5-Year Progress Report
- Visit Main Street Alabama on Facebook
- Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation Fall Lyceum
- 2014 ABBHA County Grant Program accepting applications
Sucarnochee Revue features Duck Dynasty’s guitar phenomenon and show favorites
The “Sucarnochee Revue” opens the 2013-14 Alabama season on Friday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. at Bibb Graves Auditorium on the University of West Alabama campus in Livingston and features Duck Dynasty’s guitar phenomenon, Tony Pasko.
The Sucarnochee Revue will return to the University of West Alabama for another live recording on Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. This edition will feature “Duck Dynasty” guitar phenom Tony Pasko, as well as young up-and-coming country artists Jackson Capps, Anna Tamborello and Jessica Strenth.
“Tony [Pasko] is a standard for other innovative guitarists. We’re delighted he loves playing at the Revue,” said “Jacky” Jack White, host of the Sucarnochee Revue.
This performance will also include several young artists who are “on the way up,” White said.
“I’ve watched with great interest and pride as Jackson [Capps] and Jessica [Strenth] have grown as artists,” said White. “Anna [Tambrello] is no longer a rookie. I’m very impressed with her natural talent.”
Other artists for the show include Revue regulars Britt Gully, J. Burton Fuller and Jacky Jack White.
The Sucarnochee Revue radio program first aired in 2005 and has been featured worldwide via Internet, public and commercial stations. In 2012, the Revue was featured on public television in a documentary and as a weekly series. The Sucarnochee Revue is currently concentrating on live stage shows and developing a new television format.
The concert begins at 7 p.m. in Bibb Graves Auditorium at the University of West Alabama in Livingston, Ala. Tickets are $10 at the door.
For more information, contact Jack White at 205-499-9988 or the Center for the Study of the Black Belt at the University of West Alabama (205) 652-3828.
UWA 5-Year Progress Report
The University of West Alabama 5-Year Progress Report.
Please click here to view the digital document.
Visit Main Street Alabama on Facebook
Main Street Alabama incorporated in 2010 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit to serve as state coordinator of the Main Street program in Alabama. Main Street® is a national model designed to bring jobs, dollars, and people to small towns and commercial districts. Main Street programs leverage private investment and capitalize on the unique appeal of historic downtowns. The result is one of the most successful economic revitalization strategies in the country. Main Street Alabama is dedicated to nurturing successful revitalization programs across the state.
Visit them on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/Mainstreetalabama
Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation Fall Lyceum
2014 ABBHA County Grant Program accepting applications
The University of West Alabama, through its Center for the Study of the Black Belt in the Division of Educational Outreach, will once again offer $500 per county to stimulate ideas and projects in the fifth annual Alabama Black Belt Heritage Area County Grant Program.
A diverse sample of projects will be selected that represent the Alabama Black Belt Heritage Area’s mission to partner with local communities, state agencies, and non-profit organizations to shape a sustainable future for the Black Belt region. This goal is achieved through the preservation, interpretation, and marketing of unique cultural, historical, and natural assets, and to create a better quality of life for its residents through education and the development of community capacity and pride.
Both forms are due to The Center for the Study of the Black Belt by Monday, December 2.
Please circulate the attached grant form with organizations and sites that have ideas for the reimbursable $500 start-up grant in the 19 counties of the Black Belt.
Craft of twining explored in Moore’s book
Twined Bags: An Historical Finger-Weaving Craft of Native Americans contains 84 photos and illustrations. Over 9,000 years old, the craft of twining, according to archeological findings was once utilitarian. Be a part of the generation that is helping to keep this tradition alive. Easy-to-follow instructions, helpful hints and suggestions will enable you to learn the simple weaving technique known as twining.
Monica Moore is a living historian who practices the Native American skills of making twined bags and deer toe leggings shakers, for traditional stomp dancing. She is also the executive secretary at the University of West Alabama’s Division of Educational Outreach. For more information or to purchase a book, contact Moore at 205-366-2275, firstname.lastname@example.org, and visit her website at www.twinedbags.com.
A review of Twined Bags: An Historical Finger-Weaving Craft of Native Americans by Vincent Spiotti of Muzzleloader magazine can be viewed here.
Hall of Fame calls for nominations
The University of West Alabama’s Center for the Study of the Black Belt (CSBB) is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Black Belt Hall of Fame induction.
The mission of the Black Belt Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor those associated with the Black Belt who have had a positive impact on the region, the state, the nation, and the world through contributions in art, business, education, industry, medicine, politics, law, and science. Those to be considered for induction may be living or deceased. Inductees must have either been born in the Black Belt, spent a significant amount of time in the Black Belt, and/or had a significant impact on the Black Belt specifically.
“We were pleased to induct educator Dr. Robert Brown, artist and writer Dorothy Altman “Tut” Riddick, and the late paleontologist Josie Winifred “Winnie” McGlamery in 2013,” said Valerie Burnes, Director of the CSBB. The three joined previous inductees, the late author Mary Thomas Ward Brown; the late educator and researcher George Washington Carver, the late musician Willie Earl King, the late storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham, educator William James Edwards and folksinger Vera Hall. “There are deserving individuals that have distinguished themselves as significant contributors to and supporters of the culture and people of the Black Belt region,” added Burnes. “We are excited to begin the process of accepting nominations for 2014 in order to recognize more outstanding individuals.”
The Black Belt Hall of Fame nomination form is available here. The deadline for nomination submissions is Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. For more information, please contact Valerie Burnes at 205-652-3829 or email@example.com. Submissions may also be mailed to the Center for the Study of the Black Belt, UWA Station 45, Livingston, AL, 35470.
Alabama’s 2013 Places in Peril announced
The Alabama Historical Commission and the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation announce the 2013 “Places in Peril” list. Released each year during National Historic Preservation Month, the listing calls attention to some of Alabama’s most significant endangered landmarks.
“These are places that make our communities distinctive and tell us who we are as a people,” said Frank W. White, the Commission’s executive director.
David Schneider, Senior Director of Preservation Services at the Alabama Trust, states “Each year people are energized to take action. And this helps places survive to serve as essential assets for community revitalization.”
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the “Places in Peril” program. Since 1994 these preservation advocacy groups have highlighted 216 imperiled historic sites throughout Alabama. Three quarters of the places on the list are still standing, with one quarter having a secure future.
Click here to view the 2013 listings.
Continuing Education Summer Art Classes announced
The Department of Continuing Education in the Division of Educational Outreach at the University of West Alabama is now offering a variety of painting and fiber art classes at the Livingston campus and Demopolis Higher Education Center.
Loops at Land with Monica Moore in Livingson
Each Tuesday, fellow fiber artists meet at Land Hall on the UWA campus in Livingston from 5:30-7:30 p.m. to work on unfinished projects or discover new projects and techniques. Participants work on many projects involving the fiber arts including knitting, crocheting, tatting, twining, finger-weaving, cross stitching, needle-felting, weaving, embroidery, sewing and quilting. Beginning students and accomplished artisans are welcome. Please join us. This event is free and open to the public. Bring a project and sit, stitch, relax, and fellowship while sharing your projects. For more information contact Monica Moore, call 205-652-3828, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.