SouthView: Features, lifestyle, arts and entertainment for metro Albany and Southwest Georgia

The Albany Herald's SouthView includes coverage of arts, entertainment, lifestyle, health and faith stories in metro Albany and Southwest Georgia. Regular features include columnists such as Mandy Flynn, "The Dixie Diva" Ronda Rich, "the Old Rocker" Barry Levine, Looking Back history by Mary Braswell and Creede Hinshaw on Faith, along with our Health & Fitness group -- Michele Moulton, Kirsten Lupinski, Mary Ganzel and Perry Buchanan. Friday Jam, our weekly music page, is here, along with our Gardener of the Month and Yard of the Month series. You also can find our weekly Community and Coming Up calendars. Contact us at (229) 888-9344 with story ideas.

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MICHAEL LOMAX: A journey 'Into the Woods'

FILM COMMENTARY: Happy endings are not always what they seem

The big screen treatment of children’s fairy tales includes grown-up consequences for the characters.

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RONDA RICH: Southerners love nicknames

THE DIXIE DIVA: Nicknames are a show of affection

For some reason, Southerners, more than any other region, love nicknames. It’s really a show of affection when we care enough to bestow a nickname rather than call a person by his Christian name.

LORAN SMITH: Better technology gives us worse behavior

FEATURES COLUMN: I came into possession of my first iPhone about two years ago

Sometimes, gadgets that are brand-spanking new bring a lift to your day, giving you that buying-a-new-car feeling. With technology, however, it is a double-edged sword.

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JULIE WELLS: Super Bowl sausage appetizer perfect mix of sweet and spicy

THE RECIPE BOX: There are only three ingredients for a flavorful sauce

Most of you probably reference today’s featured recipe as cocktail sausages, but in honor of the upcoming Super Bowl game, we are calling today’s recipe Super Bowl Sausages.

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RONDA RICH: Southerners love nicknames

THE DIXIE DIVA: Nicknames are a show of affection

For some reason, Southerners, more than any other region, love nicknames. It’s really a show of affection when we care enough to bestow a nickname rather than call a person by his Christian name.

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HAL BRADY: The story you leave behind

FAITH: How you will be remembered is an important aspect of your life

Most normal human beings want to leave something worthwhile as they “finish the race” and depart this world. It has to do with life’s meaning. Simply stated, we are writing our story every day and the truth is — it matters. It matters to the Divine, and it matters to the betterment of this creation.

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CREEDE HINSHAW: An app to track worship attendance?

FAITH: Although the spirit is willing, sometimes the flesh weakens

This congregational attendance app could revolutionize attendance at the principal weekly worship service so that at the final exam nobody will shriek in horror having skipped all the worship services.

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Outta tha Box

FDB performs at Outta Tha Box gathering.

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Alabama, Hank Jr., Bret Michaels to play fourth Toadlick Festival

Three-day Dothan festival features some of country, rock's big names

Big-name performers are scheduled for the fourth annual Toadlick Music Festival.

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Big Guava, Shaky Knees fests feature alternative rockers

Large music festivals planned May 8-10 in Atlanta, Tampa

Several bands will travel from Tampa to Atlanta over the May 8-10 weekend to perform at both the Big Guava and Shaky Knees festivals.

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Days to Come, Mopeland throw down in Battle of the Bands pre-battle

Battle of the Bands pre-battles continue at Big Rax and Coach's

Albany’s Battle of the Bands got off to a rocking start recently when local rock bands Days to Come and Mopeland, duked it out in the first of a series of pre-battles leading up to the Battle of the Bands finale in April.

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Albany Almanac - Jan. 30, 2015

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

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Albany Almanac - Jan. 29, 2015

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

Albany Almanac - Jan. 28, 2015

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area

Temperatures, rainfall, and sun and moon information for the Albany area.

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Jan. 28-Feb. 3, 2015

The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.

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EDDIE SEAGLE: Plan the enrichment of the great outdoors

GEORGIA CLIPPINGS: Enrichment items in the landscape can be tangible or intangible

It is possible to use too many enrichment items and this usually happens quite frequently. When this happens, the effect is described as clutter and smorgasbord with such design principles as simplicity and unity falling victim to excess usage and poor planning.

Sine Nomine Singers to play at ABAC

The First Tuesday series is in its 14th year

The First Tuesday Concert Series will feature “A Night of Choral Music” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in the Chapel of All Faiths at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. The concert is open to the public at no charge.

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