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It's official: Paula Deen's 'Dancing With the Stars'

Full cast for the 21st season of the show is announced

The contestants, which includes Albany native Paula Deen, were announced Wednesday morning.

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'MillerCoors Makes Art' opening at Albany Area Arts Council

Monthly Albany Area Arts Council exhibit to feature works from MillerCoors employees

While employees from Albany’s MillerCoors plant have proven they have a talent for making beer, this month they’ll be showing off skills of a different kind by providing art work for the September exhibit at Albany Area Arts Council’s Carnegie Library headquarters.

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ABAC performance series starts on Sept. 27

The Albany Symphony and guest Tom Fain will open the performing arts season

Opera, jazz and dramatic performances based on works from Shakespeare and Mozart are all included in this year’s “ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series” at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

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Filmmaker Alana McNair overcomes struggles, returns to her roots | PHOTOS

Camilla native Alana McNair returns home to film trailer for Tennie and the Videotape

Camilla residents visiting some familiar haunts last weekend might have noticed something a little different as actors, cameras and a film crew descended on the sleepy south Georgia town as native daughter and filmmaker Alana McNair worked to bring bring her latest creation to life.

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Expectations for 'War Room' opening weekend surpassed

Kendrick film opens in 1,135 theaters, more expected to show it

In the weeks ahead, War Room is set to open in Peru on Sept. 10, Sept. 17 in the Dominican Republic, Sept. 18 in Canada and Paraguay, on Oct. 15 in Colombia and Chile, on Oct. 22 in Argentina and on Nov. 6 in South Africa.

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BARRY LEVINE: Nice to be first in the music world

THE OLD ROCKER: Williams ranked No. 1 among piano recording artists

Renowned pianist Roger Williams earned that honor. He recorded an instrumental version of “Autumn Leaves” in 1955. The song climbed to No. 1 in October of that year to become the first instrumental in the rock era to top the Billboard magazine charts.

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'War Room' stuns box office watchers with $11 million debut

Kendrick Brothers faith-based film nearly topples Straight Outta Compton

The drawing power of “War Room” was clear this weekend at it trailed by nearly catching box office leader “Straight Outta Compton” despite being shown in only a third as many theaters.

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'War Room' holding its own with 'Compton'

Kendrick Brothers movie on pace for $10 million opening weekend

Released through Sony’s TriStar label, “War Room” follows a couple who solve their marriage troubles with prayer.

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Music rules this season at the Rylander Theatre

The Rylander Theatre begins its 2015-16 season on Sept. 18

The Manhattan Dolls, The Broadway Boys, the McCartney Years and Almost Elton John — and possibly a film festival in January — will headline the shows for the 16th performance season at the Rylander Theatre in Americus.

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Marching Albany State Rams take Albany Mall shoppers by surprise | PHOTOS

Band members raise awareness to raise money for trip to perform in the 2016 Rose Parade

The Albany State University Marching Rams will perform in the 2016 Rose Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadena, Calif.

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Kendrick Brothers' film, 'War Room,' opens to positive response

First film by Kendrick Brothers Productions opens in 1,135 theaters

Stephen Kendrick, while talking to The Albany Herald on Friday, said he had almost been brought to tears when he heard of one theater in Concord, N.C. in which people were found singing in fellowship across racial and denominational lines at a facility where there were 1,000 people packed into four showtimes Thursday night.

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Girls Inc. hosts 10th Wine Market fundraiser

Girls Inc. Wine Market fundraiser held at Merry Acres Inn and Event Center

Numerous Girls Inc. supporters filled the events room at Merry Acres Inn and Event Center Thrusday night for the 10th annual Wine Market fundraiser hosted by the Grils Inc. board of trustees.

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High on Fire torches Masquerade | PHOTO GALLERIES

High on Fire headline wild night of metal mayhem in Atlanta

With Saturday night’s incendiary, in-your-face metal show at the Masquerade, Oakland’s High on Fire showed Atlanta fans why the hard and heavy trio from Oakland is one of the best live acts in the world.

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Hammer Jam in Albany called big success | PHOTO GALLERY

Saturday event raised more money than past events combined

Flint River Habitat for Humanity’s Hammer Jam on Saturday is called a great success.

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Kendrick Brothers movie, 'War Room,' out in theaters this weekend

First Albany showing slated for 7 p.m. today at Carmike Wynnsong 16

The film is the first to be made by Kendrick Brothers Productions since the company was formed in 2013. Under Sherwood Pictures, Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick — while serving as pastors at Sherwood Baptist Church — were involved in the production of four other movies.