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And the merry love the fiddlenew

The Swannanoa Gathering has lured its share of legends in its 20 years. The folk-art workshop series, held each summer on the campus of Warren Wilson College, has hosted Mike Seeger, David Holt and Fiona Ritchie, host of NPR’s Thistle & Shamrock.
Mountain Xpress  |  Stacy Claude  |  07-13-2011  |  Performance

Independent Weekly Critic Godfrey Cheshire's 'Moving Midway'new

In his first feature, Cheshire put his great big, highly engaging Southern family (considerably bigger by the close of the show than at its inception) up on the silver screen, with no less serious a literary purpose than the Bard of Oxford, yet with a light touch all his own.
INDY Week  |  Bland Simpson  |  09-18-2008  |  Reviews

Miami's Torche Recasts Metalnew

With Meanderthal, Torche joins the current crop of innovative heavy bands rising from the South, each of them taking historical reverence for divergent forms and funneling it into iconoclastic, brazen hard metallic shapes.
INDY Week  |  Grayson Currin  |  07-03-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Ninja Gun Remains Southern While Avoiding the 'Southern Rock' Archtypesnew

Songs on the new album display the classic earmarks of jangly Southern pop odes to provincial ennui. Which is something the son of a South Georgia pig farmer knows a few things about.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Bill Forman  |  06-17-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Let's Hear It Again for 'Cornbread Nation'new

Featuring stories from around the South, the collection starts off right -- not with a recipe for shrimp and grits too fancy for its own good but with a lovely essay (and menu) by the doyenne of Southern country cooking, the late Edna Lewis.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Leonard Gill  |  06-13-2008  |  Food+Drink

The Weird Luck and Southern Gothic Styles of Jim Whitenew

When White was picked up by David Byrne's Luaka Bop label, White estimates, only about 30 people had ever heard his music.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Margaret Welsh  |  05-19-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Change of Lifenew

Different endings bring similar new beginnings for local artists who forged their paths to art in separate ways.
Metro Spirit  |  Stacey Hudson  |  05-13-2008  |  Art

Sparkling Waters of Characternew

“It almost seemed like a dream, a long dream but a good one” states Marshall B. Allen, Jr. in his second collection of stories about Newton Fiveash, Jr, “Newt in the World of Tarzan” takes the reader on a splendid joyride among the flavorful characters of the Sparklin’ Waters Park in Okena, Florida, and in so doing, highlights the life of a man in a time gone by.
Metro Spirit  |  Jason Sumerau  |  04-27-2008  |  Nonfiction

Mississippi God Damnnew

The North Mississippi Allstars grew up with Southern music history. Now they're making it.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Jonathan Zwickel  |  07-25-2005  |  Profiles & Interviews

Southern Dexteritynew

Whether as an author, editor, anthropologist or chowhound, John T. Edge looks at food from every angle.
Gambit  |  Sara Roahen  |  10-25-2004  |  Food+Drink

The Lady in Graynew

The cross-dressing Confederate soldier Loreta Janeta Velazquez, aka Lt. Harry Buford, is receiving renewed attention from historians and is the subject of an upcoming documentary.
Gambit  |  Bill Sasser  |  10-25-2004  |  History

For Whom the Zell Tollsnew

It's time for the South to break away from its reputation. No matter what Zell Miller shows, we're not stupid.
Jackson Free Press  |  Donna Ladd  |  09-16-2004  |  Commentary

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