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The Atlanta Streetcar is the latest great happening in downtown Atlanta
The tram loop connects the Olympic Centennial Park to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site and the historic Auburn Avenue corridor, the birthplace of the Civil Rights movement. It's free until the end of March and then it's only $1 per trip thereafter.
Selma in UK cinemas now!
"...he talked about social justice and he fought for it, knowing that his life was under threat every single day," - David Oyelowo speaks to The Times and The Sunday Times about playing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and read some great reviews...
JazzFest 2015 Line-Up Announced
The listings for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, presented by Shell, have been announced with a spectacular line up of artists. The mission of the Festival is to celebrate the culture and heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana alongside nationally and internationally renowned guest artists.
Chattanooga Choo Choo having a $8 million renovation
The Historic Chattanooga Choo Choo Complex are in the middle of a $8 million renovation and restoration project. The complex will include a comedy club, 500-capacity music/entertainment venue, retail space and two new restaurants with an outdoor patio.
Natchez Spring Pilgrimage
Natchez is more than history. It’s what you love about South — easy elegance and casual charm, true hospitality, historic homes, lush gardens and moss-covered oaks and delicious down-home fare.
Obama visiting Selma for Bloody Sunday march anniversary
President Barack Obama will be in Selma, Alabama on 7th March for the 50th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march, a senior White House official said.
10 Things You Might Not Know About Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras….two little words with an infinitely large explanation. For different people it’s different things—an event, an idea, a day, a way of life, a piece of history, a state holiday or a million parades and countless memories. Think that it’s all about booze and beads? Think again!
Hangout Festival announces partnership with Goldenvoice, producers of Coachella & JazzFest
The Hangout Music Festival, held May each year, has always been the brainchild of founder Shaul Zislin, but Zislin announced at Monday's Gulf Shores City Council meeting that the festival had a new, powerful uncle.
UK Premiere of Selma coming soon
New movie 'Selma' produced by Brad Pitt and Oprah Winfrey puts Alabama in the spotlight in February 2015 ahead of the Civil Rights anniversary.