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History of Jazz and Blues in Alabama

Alabama has an important place in the story of the blues, most notably with Florence native W. C. Handy, the “Father of the Blues.” Handy played a unique role in jump-starting the music scene during the “roaring 20s,” and helped to bring the blues to international audiences. The combined efforts of Handy and another Alabamian, songwriter Perry Bradford, […]

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All Male Elephant Herd First of Its Kind Exhibit at Birmingham, AL Zoo

The male elephant is enormous, intelligent, strong and sociable.  Male elephants are larger than their female counterparts. At most zoos, adult male elephants have been kept in solitary exhibits, where as in the wild they would leave the family unit around 15 years of age and associate in small groups of other males. Now visitors […]

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