Wanted: Albany area's best musicians, venues

Reader nominations sought for top Southwest Georgia artists

The Friday JAM session is looking for the area’s best musicians and musical venues.

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Cole Taylor to play inaugural Georgia Quail Invitational

Georgia Quail Invitational Cole Taylor show Saturday night at Albany's Hassan Temple

South Georgia country musician Cole Taylor will be entertaining guests this Saturday night at Albany’s Hassan Temple as part of the this weekend’s inaugural Georgia Quail Invitational.

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'Birdman,' 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' lead Oscar nods | LIST | POLL

The Fox Searchlight films grabbed nine nominations each

Fox Searchlight soared on Thursday at the 87th Academy Award nominations as two of its films, “Birdman” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” led the field with nine nominations each.

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First-time director Angela Bassett recalls Whitney Houston

Yaya DaCosta stars as the music icon Saturday in a Lifetime network movie

Angela Bassett makes her directoral debut Saturday with the Lifetime movie “Whitney,” based on the life of the late Whitney Houston.

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MICHAEL LOMAX: Pacing, performance at odds in 'Selma,' a film relevant to our times

FILM COMMENTARY: 'Selma' a solid movie, but not outstanding

New critical darling “Selma,” a historical drama recounting Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1965 voting rights marches in Alabama, is a hard film to discuss objectively. And understandably so. What with the bodies of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos barely cold in the ground, race relations in America are particularly sensitive at the moment. This makes “Selma,” sadly enough, an incredibly relevant movie for these current times, though participating in a general discourse on the film proves a little difficult.

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Lee County's Oxauna Berry to perform on American Idol Wednesday night

She'll be trying to punch a golden ticket to Hollywood in Kansas City

Lee High senior chasing golden ticket on American Idol

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St. Paul & The Broken Bones to play Tallahassee's Club Downunder

Alabama soul group St. Paul & The Broken Bones creating buzz with live shows

Music lovers in south Georgia and northern Florida will have a chance to see what all the recent fuss is about when upcoming soul and R&B group St. Paul & The Broken Bones hits the stage Wednesday at Tallahassee’s Club Downunder.

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'Boyhood, 'Grand Budapest' take top Golden Globes

Coming of age tale "Boyhood" won the coveted Golden Globe for best drama on Sunday, while the quirky period caper "The Grand Budapest Hotel" was the surprise winner for best comedy or musical, in a big upset to awards season front-runner "Birdman."

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BARRY LEVINE: Haley's song marked beginning of modern rock 'n' roll

THE OLD ROCKER: Haley had 11 Top 40 hits

What Bill Haley did accomplish was to bring rock n roll to the consciousness of the American public. While he never garnered the fame or popularity of Elvis Presley, he always will be known as The Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

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George Clooney gets more Golden Globes love

George Clooney to get the Cecil B. DeMille Award

Clooney becomes the latest recipient when Tina Fey and Amy Poehler return to host The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards as NBC televises the annual event tonight from Beverly Hills’ (Calif.) Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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Frontier Festival at Albany Chehaw Park turns back calendar | PHOTO GALLERY

Historic Frontier Festival successful at Albany Chehaw Park

The 23rd annual Frontier Festival at Albany’s Chehaw park drew a great weekend crowd.

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Local eclectic artist invites others to think 'Outta tha Box'

ArVon Johnson welcomes artists to free monthly gatherings at Icons bar

An Albany innovator offers positive vibes during a monthly gathering of artists.

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Albany Battle of the Bands set to begin

Battle of the Bands finale slated for April

Albany area bands are priming their tunes and polishing their sets this winter in preparation for EGA Productions’ upcoming Battle of the Bands.

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Sundowner Motel to play Harvest Moon

Local Americana duo Sundowner Motel building a following

In addition to putting the finishing touches on their forthcoming debut album, local “Americana folk” duo Sundowner Motel continues to build a strong following thanks to live performances like Saturday’s show at Harvest Moon in Albany.

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Sharp or flat, 'American Idol' returns

Vocalist talent competition launches 14th season

Harry Connick Jr., jennifer Lopez and Keith urban return to judge American singers looking to win the Idol title.