Music Festivals

Old 280 Boogie Rocks Small Town Waverly

The Old 280 Boogie is in full swing. Come on down… Glynn Wilson Pappa D Super Grille master Dan Neil of Waverlay, formerly of Bluff Park near Birmingham, is cooking up some oysters Rockefeller, pimento cheese wraps, and serving Buffalo Rock Ginger Ale, and much more. There’s a rumor of fresh Mahi Mahi for Sunday…

Waverly to Celebrate Old 280 Boogie April 17

The Town of Waverly, Alabama celebrates the tenth anniversary of The Old 280 Boogie, a multi-cultural arts and music festival, Saturday April 17, 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. The Boogie is a free, “family oriented” event held annually in honor of small town identity and community pride. The citizens of Waverly gather each spring to…

Event to Preserve Native Sites and Culture March 13

Learn About the Threatened Ceremonial Mound in Oxford Glynn Wilson A Native American Indian mound in Oxford, Alabama, where the sitting mayor sold the land to Wal-mart with plans for a Sam’s Club store… Some Native Americans and others interested in preserving native sites and culture in Alabama will hold an event on the public…

Dia de los Muertos Festival

Day of Remembrance for the Dead The Day of the Dead Festival will be held Monday, Nov. 2, from 5-10 p.m. at the Bare Hands Gallery on the Southside of Birmingham. The entrance is at First Avenue South and Richard Arrington Blvd. Bare Hands’ Day of the Dead Festival is a one-day celebration honoring the…

Stay Away From Downtown Bomingham…

Glynn Wilson Taking photographs is not magic. It just requires light. You can’t take a decent picture of a band on the way up or on the way down without a little light. Really, that’s all it takes… STUPIDVILLE, ALABAMALAND — Whatever you do, DO NOT frequent the bars of downtown Bomingham! Not that most…

City Stages Prez Says He Might Step Down

Long-Time President of Non-Profitable Fest Might Go? George McMillan discusses the City Stages financial crunch by Glynn Wilson Editor & Publisher George McMillan, the Mountain Brook lawyer and former Lt. Governor of Alabama, tells the Birmingham News he would be “happy” to turn over the leadership of the floundering summer music festival to someone else.…

Not Ready To Make Nice

Sorry, Obama. But like the Dixie Chicks, I’m not ready to forgive and forget and make nice just yet. In other words, my soul is not rested, yet. Some people think this Grammy winning album and song are “sappy.” I say it is honest. Which is what art — and Web journalism — should be.…

The Newport Folk Festival on NPR

See more photos from wfuv Jakob Dylan at the 2008 Newport Folk Festival As it approaches its 50th anniversary next year, the Newport Folk Festival is expanding its focus in 2008, showcasing an impressive array of not only folk music (Richie Havens, Gillian Welch), but also indie rock, including Jim James (of My Morning Jacket),…

City Stages 2006: Derek Trucks

Photo by Glynn Wilson Derek Trucks plays slide guitar on a cherry Gibson SG like Dwayne Allman Sunday night at City Stages, with his own funk band and The Allman Brothers Band on the Miller Lite stage. (Derek Trucks home page)