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...who chose the “wrong” Birmingham but are now planning on visiting the American South this August.

Couple visiting Birmingham, Alabama

The attractions and locations of New Orleans Plantation Country are featured in several Hollywood productions premiering this year. Ranging from music videos to feature movies, the 2016 productions join an extensive list of projects shot locally over the last two years including Into the Badlands, NCIS-New Orleans and the Astronaut Wives Club.

Evergreen Plantation, New Orleans Plantation Country

Elvis Presley's Graceland in Memphis announces lineup of events for Elvis Week 2016 and it's going to be busy!

Elvis Week 2016 Graceland, Memphis

With more than 65 restaurants participating throughout August this annual culinary tradition celebrates New Orleans’ history and culture with world-class cuisine and specially priced prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus.

COOLinary New Orleans 2016

 

Eleven Alabama state parks have been awarded the 2016 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. The award celebrates establishments that provide excellent guest experiences and consistently achieve positive reviews on the TripAdvisor website.

De Soto State Park, Alabama

If you build it, they will come! Ark Encounter features a full-size Noah’s Ark, built according to the dimensions given in the Bible. Spanning 510 feet long, 85 feet wide and 51 feet high, this modern engineering marvel amazes visitors young and old. The huge structure will be the largest timber-framed building in the world!

Noah's Ark in progress, Kentucky

Debbie Bond is a singer, guitar player and songwriter who's has been paying her dues in the Alabama backwoods for over 30 years. Her singing has been compared to Bonnie Raitt and Maria Muldaur, both of whom she cites as being influences on her music.

Debbie Bond on tour in the UK & Ireland

 

The Hot 8 Brass Band are bringing their unique hip hop meets jazz funk sound all the way from N'Awlins to the UK for their 20th anniversary tour.

Hot 8 Brass Band

From 5th June to 14th August 2016 the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, has been awarded the world rights to exhibit the most prized RMS Titanic artifact ever recovered....the first public display of bandmaster Wallace Hartley's RMS Titanic Violin.

"In my 20 years as an auctioneer, I can honestly say I don't think any other article has made people show as much emotion as this one." Said auction house Director, Andrew Aldridge.

IM Global TV are teaming up with Johnny Depp and Richard Branson to develop a limited music drama series 'Muscle Shoals' based on Rick Hall's autobiography The Man From Muscle Shoals: My Journey from Shame to Fame. It's one of five new series projects put in to development.

Rick Hall's autobiography The Man From Muscle Shoals: My Journey from Shame to Fame.

 

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