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This Week's Various

Friday, March 23, 2012

It's Spring Break week here in Alabama, so we've been on vacation (so many wonderful things!) so regular postings will return on Sunday -- but I'm back in time to put together this:

As always, unless otherwise noted, all pics here copyright Deep Fried Kudzu. Ask me before using in any fashion. Thank you.

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"Rupert" Dummy Paratrooper, National D-Day Museum, New Orleans LA
Ohmygosh all the wonderfulness that will be in the new building at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans!  We haven't been since John Besh opened the Soda Shop there.

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It sounds as though the Alabama Music Hall of Fame will stay closed another few months and that its building and property may be sold to afford it the opportunity to move into what will hopefully be a better location/facility.

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Leonard Piha's show at The Arts Company in Nashville, through April 21.

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The Last Crawfish Boil of the Season
This weekend: New Orleans Roadfood Festival.  Tennessee Williams / New Orleans Literary Festival, and the Louisiana Crawfish Festival in Chalmette.  Hogs for the Cause in New Orleans.  This coming week: the Southern Literary Festival in Nashville.

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Must see: Reading Between the Lines, Gijs Van Vaerenbergh's transparent church.

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Dark Rye: Whole Foods' online magazine, "brings together pioneers of unconventional ideas to explore the edges of the creative life."

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Bill Traylor artworks at the American Folk Art Museum in NYC: "Bill Traylor was a master of composition. He used simple forms and shapes in often marvelously complex figurations. Traylor called his narrative works “exciting events,” and they reveal the artist as a gifted storyteller."

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What an odd letter from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Scottie.

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In the WSJ: As American as Fajita Pie.  Many of us know that Ninfa's in Houston popularized fajitas, but there's lots more...

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Boll Weevil Monument, Enterprise AL
The boll weevil has been eradicated in Louisiana.

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The National Endowment for the Humanities has funded "From the Piedmont to the Swamplands: Preserving Southern Traditional Music" by the Southern Folklife Collection at UNC. "The project will preserve and make accessible online up to 3,019 hours of sound recordings and 4,500 related photographs dating from the 1920s to 1980s, documenting the traditional music and musicians of the southeastern United States."

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