Florence has the artistic and cultural beauty to match our stunning landscapes and natural landmarks. Our Singing River tells about a land that is defined by geography, and it has been beautifully interpreted in stories, songs, visual expression, and legends from Florence’s beginning to contemporary times.

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2018

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May

Musicians By City

Music is an important part of the cultural fabric of the region.  A partial list of musicians from the Muscle Shoals region includes: Florence Muscle Shoals Tuscumbia Sheffield Killen Russellville Aaron Montgomery 3 Wheel Drive Ann Bevis Andrew Wright Becky Bluefield Angela Hacker Aaron Sain Al Cartee Anna Lisa Graham Arthur Alexander Becky Ferguson Eddie […]

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Apr

Musical Generations

Music is an important part of the cultural fabric of the region.  A partial list of musical families, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Generations, from the Muscle Shoals region include: Angela & Zack Hacker Ava & Eddie Aldridge Barry, Matthew & Mark Beckett Bill, Melissa, Ann, Will, Nick Foster Bobby & Jordan Denton Butler Twins Charles Rose […]

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2000

01

Jan

Writers 2000 and Beyond

A partial list of authors for this time period includes: Fiction and Non-Fiction Books:   Jim Blasingame   Charles E. Cabler   Blake Ells   Debra Glass   Hank Klibanoff – Pulitzer Prize winner in 2007.  

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01

Jan

Music 2000 and Beyond

Artists from the national music scene come to The Muscle Shoals to write, produce and record the music with the unique sounds.  The Gold Record Room on the first floor of the SunTrust Bank Building in downtown Florence has memorabilia from Muscle Shoals Music history. The Gold Record Room In recognition of the musical heritage of […]

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1950

01

Jan

Photographers 1950 and Beyond

A partial list of photographers who have been part of the University of North Alabama and Florence legacy include: Bill Jarnigan/Merlin Charles Moore Jerry Landrum Nick Nichols Robert Rausch Shannon Wells Wayne Sides

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01

Jan

Stage and Screen Personalities 1950 and Beyond

A partial list of actors, actresses, and film makers who have been part of the University of North Alabama and Florence legacy includes Actors and Actresses: Cedric Pendleton Cybill Shepherd Danny Beene Danny Vincent David Hope George Lindsey Glenn Shadix Jack White Jim Davis Mark Thompson Pam Long Steve Richerson (Steve Trash) Susie Vaughn Raney […]

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01

Jan

Writers 1950 to 1999

Many of the authors are associated with Florence the University of North Alabama.  A partial list of authors for this time period includes: Fiction and Non-Fiction Books:   William Barnwell Carolyn Barske   Stephen Broyles   Erwin M. Coleman Danny Creasy   Pat Cunningham Devoto David Curott Judson B. Emens Lee Freeman Alton Flippo Charles […]

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01

Jan

Artists 1950 and Beyond

A partial list of artists for this time period includes:   Visual Artists: Ann Harris Barbara Long   David Sims   Elaine Augustine   Elizabeth Walter   Hilda Mitchell   Jean Schulman John W. Morgan Katherine Rice   Lindsey Stricklin   Marigail Mathis   Mary White Nancy O’Neal Ronnie Riner Tim Jones Tim Stevenson Tommy […]

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01

Jan

Music 1950 to 1999

The University of North Alabama Pride of Dixie Band now includes not only the Marching Band, but also a Jazz Combo, Percussion Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, and Woodwind Ensemble.  The department of Music offers solo performance training, conducting, theory, composition, vocal music and is a part of the Shoals Symphony at the University of North Alabama […]

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1900

01

Jan

Writers 1900 to 1949

A partial list of authors for this time period includes: Fiction and Non Fiction Books: Maud Lindsay T.B. Larimore T.S. Stribling – Pulitzer Prize winner  W. C. Handy

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