Music

Vulcan Park & Museum Lights Up the Holidays!

December 11, 2018

Looking for a great way to celebrate the Christmas season with the family? Visit Vulcan Park and Museum for the Magic of Lights: Vulcan’s Holiday Light Experience, December 12-23 from 5 -9 p.m. At the top of each hour, beginning at 5 p.m., guests will enjoy a 15-minute lively array of dancing lights projected on …

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Local Youth Choirs Showcase Talent

November 25, 2018

Music Notes Choirs from seven area schools performed at the recent 22nd Annual R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Benefit Concert at Birmingham’s More Than Conquerors Faith Church. R.E.S.P.E.C.T. (Respect Every Single Person Ever Created Today) featured choirs from W.J. Christian K-8 School, Hudson K-8 School, Pinson Valley High School, Ramsay High School, Jackson Olin High School, A.H. Parker High …

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Celebrating a Colonial Christmas

November 24, 2018

Christmas celebrations in the American colonies were very different than they are today. You would not have found piles of wrapped gifts under Christmas trees, stockings hung with care on mantels, or televisions playing reruns of It’s a Wonderful Life. But many things were the same. Christmas was an important religious holiday in George Washington’s …

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Social Success Grounded in Faith

October 22, 2018

Jermaine “FunnyMaine” Johnson: Logging nearly one million viewers on social media every week, Jermaine “FunnyMaine” Johnson is best known in Alabama for his college-football YouTube series “How Bama Fans Watched.” The Birmingham, Ala.-based viral video personality and stand-up comedian is also a blogger, a graphic designer and an afternoon co-host on 97.7 JAMZ. In all …

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Take a Trip to Colonial America this Christmas Season    

October 2, 2018

Are We There Yet? Just a short ride from Birmingham, you can experience a Colonial Christmas. That’s right- have a delightful luncheon with hostess Abigail Adams. Sing familiar Christmas carols in an early American Chapel. Visit the President’s House. Share a Christmas homecoming with George and Martha Washington and attend a Colonial Christmas party. It’s …

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What Will Wake Me Up?

September 26, 2018

Music Notes When you find yourself staring death in the face, something special happens. I shifted in my chair as I felt the tired and calloused hands from years behind a piano. I turned around to see CDs filled with hymns and gospel music stacked next to the CD player in my grandmother’s room. Ironically, …

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Start the School Year Off on a Great Note! S.O.F.A.

July 26, 2018

Music Notes “Mom, thanks for letting me quit piano lessons when I was a kid!”… said no one ever! I can’t count the number of times I’ve had someone bemoan the fact that they quit taking piano or voice or [insert instrument here] lessons as a child. In elementary and junior high school, my love …

Samford University Offers Online Certificate in Worship Leadership

June 27, 2018

Special Feature Samford University’s Center for Worship and the Arts will launch its third-annual Online Certificate in Worship Leadership August 2018. Created in partnership with Samford University’s Ministry Training Institute, this certificate offers an introduction to the basic principles and practices of worship leadership. Each course presents vital worship leadership practices as well as the …

The Harmonics: Singing Praises to Help Families in Need

June 26, 2018

Music Notes The Harmonics, a nationally acclaimed acapella group from Uganda, will be in Birmingham July 8 to perform a free concert at the Lutheran Church of Vestavia Hills. Expect to be inspired by this group as they sing mostly Christian music in African and American styles. The Harmonics began performing together in high school …

Premiere A Capella Group Performs in Birmingham

March 28, 2018

The 11-member a capella group Voctave has received more than 100 million views on their Facebook and YouTube videos and you can hear this incredibly talented group live on April 26 at Covenant Presbyterian Church, Homewood. The voices of the Central Florida group represent a wealth of diverse backgrounds and musical experiences and will perform …