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Bah Humbug Y’all

Bah Humbug Y’all

There is something sinister in the forced expectation of cheer in Christmastime. It’s 2016, after all. This is the year of rock stars dropping dead faster than Facebook memorials can be posted, an election that resembled a clashing of cartoon villains more than a...

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Celebrating the Written Word in Music City

Celebrating the Written Word in Music City

In the hit song "Guitars, Cadillacs” Dwight Yoakam croons the ideal description of Nashville. It’s a town so famous for country music it has its own television series. The Grand Old Opry … The Ryman … Music Row.  The Music City vibes comes alive when you visit the...

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The best local bookstores

The best local bookstores

Scott’s bookstore in its prime.   Scott’s after closing You’ve all heard the stories, seen the empty storehouse; it seems another independent bookstore closes on a predictable basis. In Newnan for example, the darkened doorway of the once glowing book palace...

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The Ghost of Graceland

The Ghost of Graceland

Like Coca-Cola, fried chicken and Sunday school, Elvis Presley fanaticism is Southern doctrine. Either you, your older siblings, your parents, or grandparents, could recount watching the nascent heartthrob gyrate through his first appearance on The Ed Sullivan show....

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Cash’s “Hurt” for a New Generation

Cash’s “Hurt” for a New Generation

*Check out Johnny Cash's "Hurt" video here. We do not claim rights to the video or the song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt1Pwfnh5pc Johnny Cash's cover of Nine Inch Nails’ "Hurt" won the 2004 Grammy for the Best Short Form Music Video. Sadly, the award came...

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