Event Photographs

Handy Festival – Bridge and The Blues Photos

July 24, 2012

 THE SHOALS – Quad-Cities Daily contributor, Dave Reasons, shot some great photos Monday night at The Old Railroad Bridge in Sheffield. It was a great setting to watch the sun go down and listen to the music of Kent DuChaine,  and his 70-year-old steel National guitar, Led Bessie. [portfolio_slideshow size=medium]


Monday Night handy Festival Photos

July 24, 2012

THE SHOALS – Monday night was a hot and sweaty evening in this part of the Deep South. If you were walking down by the majestic Tennessee River, or along historic Mobile Street, if you closed your eyes you could imagine being in The Delta, or New Orleans. And with the sweet sound of music […]


Park Place was the place to be for cool Jazz

July 23, 2012

SHEFFIELD – It was hot outside on Bob Love Plaza in Downtown. Not deterred by the heat, the sweet sounds of jazz music wafted through the hallways of Park Place, home of premier living in The Shoals. Music was provided by The Happy Tymes Jazz Band, a handy Festival Regular. If you don’t know about […]


Multi-media art reception a crowd pleaser in Tuscumbia

July 23, 2012

TUSCUMBIA –  The Tennessee Valley Art Association held a special reception Sunday at The Tennessee Valley Museum of Art.  Part of TVAA’s  “Art Works 2012” program, the multi-media survey of work by TVAA artist members illustrates the vast range of talent and innovation by northwest-Alabama artists. Oianist Cheryl Sparks, of Tuscumbia, performed a selection of […]


Handy Music Festival – Saturday Photos

July 22, 2012

THE SHOALS – More photos from The W.C. Handy Music Festival from Saturday evening. It was hot and sticky Saturday afternoon, punctuated by a few rain showers that didn’t cool the day down. All the rain did was raise the humidity to give Florence the feel of a sultry day in Memphis or New Orleans, something that Mr. Handy […]


Handy Fest Car Show

July 22, 2012

THE SHOALS – Saturday morning at Wilson Park  was the scene of the yearly Festival’s car show. Vintage cars, kit Cobra’s, and current model sleds were lines up around the perimeter. The Quad-Cities Daily was on hand to photograph the cars, trucks, and many of the folks in attendance. We hope that you find yourself […]


More Handy Fest Photos – Friday Night on Court Street

July 22, 2012

THE SHOALS – More photos from ON THE ROCKS and FLOBAMA from Friday night’s music. It was yet another night of great music throughout. The Ray Brothers performed at On The Rocks to a packed house. Up Court Street, the new powerhouse band from Muscle Shoals, Bottletree rocked the room at FloBama. We were also outside on the streets shooting pics… […]


Handy Fest Photos! From Friday, July 20, 2012 – UPDATED

July 21, 2012

THE SHOALS – The 2012 W.C. Handy Festival got off to a great start Friday evening. The predicted thunderstorms held off, the heat cranked up as expected, and the music and parade were terrific! It was the first day of the 31st such event, and every day through the 29th of July, will only keep getting better. The […]


John R. Dixon, Jr. – Obituary

July 11, 2012

John R. Dixon, Jr. :  January 22, 1935 – July 7, 2012.  Visitation- 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday, July 9, 2012 at Loretto Memorial Chapel. Funeral Service- 3:00 p.m. on Monday, July 9, 2012 at Loretto Memorial Chapel with Dennis Hanvey officiating. Burial to follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Mr. Dixon was a […]


First Friday big turnout, great music, many photos! – Page 3

July 7, 2012

FLORENCE – Early Friday afternoon looked like rain might spoil the July Edition of First Friday in Downtown, but the storm stayed to the west. As a result, the temperatures moderated toward sunset, and a few thousand of The Shoals turned out for a great time. The musical highlight of the evening was a premier performance […]


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