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CARLTON FLETCHER: Yes, Virginia, there is a by-god music scene in Albany

OPINION: SWGA musicians have their say about what constitutes music scene

Comments about music scene column offers a glimpse of local musicians’ and fans’ passion.

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MICHAEL GERSON: The invasion of artificial outrage

OPINION: In our politics, ideological assertions tend to gain an immediate, massive velocity

The use of apocalyptic language is often a form of self-elevation. It allows a politician to embrace the role of lonely truth seeker.

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MANDY FLYNN: It happens to all of us

FEATURES COLUMN: Lost puppy tugs at the heart strings and the tear ducts

As if I’m not already freakish enough crying all the time, now I’m going to have a goatee, too, at least according to a former friend.

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MARY BRASWELL: Looking Back at February 1934 Albany area news

HISTORY: Albany's President';s Ball raised a total of $527.30 for the Warm Springs Foundation

Fifty-eight dogs participated in the opening event of the Southern Amateur Field Trials in Albany.

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BOB KORNEGAY: I'll take the long route

Outdoors: The long route has taken me through places I would have missed

The express routes and the fast lanes have their places and sometimes even I can’t avoid them, but the long way back, I’ll take it whenever I can.

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BARRY LEVINE: Test yourself on rock 'n' roll tragic day

THE OLD ROCKER: Tuesday marks the 56th anniversary of crash that killed three stars

Feb. 3, 1959, is, arguably, the most-tragic day in rock ‘n’ roll history as three stars were killed in an airplane crash that also claimed the life of Roger Peterson, the pilot.

Albany Area Community Calendar -- Feb. 1-9, 2015

A weekly calendar of civic club and organization meetings, reunions, volunteering opportunities, classes and seminars, and other notices.

The Albany Area Community Calendar is published Sundays. To have your item included, email southview@albanyherald.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday before Sunday publication.

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Purple Heart Outdoor Tour - Jan. 31, 2015

The Purple Heart Outdoor Tour kicks off Saturday at Southern Wilderness plantation near Edison. (Photos by Jim West)

Albany Area Chamber of Commerce 2015 meeting

The Albany Area Chamber of Commerce conducts its 105th annual meeting Jan. 29 at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Albany.

Community Heroes Recognition Luncheon

Albany civic leaders honored a handful individuals and organizations working to make Albany and Dougherty County a great place to live and work at the first ever Community Heroes Recognition Luncheon held Wednesday at the Albany Museum of Art.

Model Train Show Gallery

Dozens of visitors enjoyed the Flint River Model Railroad Club model train show Saturday at Albany's Knights of Columbus Hall. The train show continues Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2015 King Day Celebration

Hundreds turned out to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Monday night at the 2015 King Day Celebration featuring the presentation of the annual Dream Awards and the poignant remarks of keynote speaker Judge Leslie Abrams, who highlighted America's struggle for equal rights throughout its history.


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