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Southern Exposure is frequented by a diverse group of readers who enjoy its variety of articles.  Subjects covered vary from music and the visual arts to history and recent events.  Important interviews further enhance this department of Southern Edition, making it one of the most popular sections of the publication.


SouthernEdition.com  The Immigrant Historian:  British Expat Enjoys Exploring the South's Past
A Debut, Some Americana Hymns and a Cathedral Quartet Tribute
Doug Young:  South Carolina Artist Passionate About Sculpture
Pat Brannon:  A Christian Poet, Children's Book Author and Real-life Miracle
In her first professional article, Tammy Blue talks with Dr. Colin Davis, who teaches at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  In this piece, the British-born professor discusses his interest in the American South and its history and shares his thoughts on its inevitably evolving future.
A Debut, Some Americana Hymns and a Cathedral Quartet Tribute

(Music from Wes Hampton, Clay Crosse and Ernie Haase & Signature Sound!)
SouthernEdition.com   John D'Amato:  Born Blue and Living to Sing About It
Babbie Mason:  Empowering Women with an Embrace
Greenville Museum Devotes Exhibition to South Carolina Art and Artists
Tugalo Holler:  Bluegrass Act Close to Home in More Ways Than One
The Florida Memory Project:  Sharing Folk Recordings from the Sunshine State
Winter Jam Rocks the House!
The Florida Memory Project:  Sharing Folk Recordings from the Sunshine State

(Includes downloadable folk, blues, bluegrass and gospel music clips by Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, Mary Smith McClain, Johnny Shines, Zora Neale Hurston & more!)

Jonathan Biggs:  Singing For A Purpose
Forty Years Later:  Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The Legacy of Reverend Cleavant Derricks
The Legacy of Reverend Cleavant Derricks

(Includes conversations with Bill Gaither and Don Butler, a charter member of the Gospel Music Association and founder of the legendary Sons of Song!)
Forty Years Later:  Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

(Includes interview with Dr. Raphael Gamaliel Warnock, Senior Pastor of Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church)

Bluesman John D'Amato, quite literally born blue due to a heart condition, talks about his passion for the blues in this article.  His newest recording project, Born Blue:  The Sun Sessions, is reflective of his musical journey, and John shares about his experience recording at the legendary Sun Studio in Memphis.
Then and Now:  Charleston's St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
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The Unmistakable, Unforgettable Tori Taff

In this interview, Tori Taff, wife of multiple Grammy Award-winning recording artist Russ Taff, discusses a broad spectrum of topics dear to her heart, including the "women she comes from" (the inspiration behind the song she co-wrote with Bonnie Keen).  Another song, Russ' hit, "We Will Stand," comes up in conversation, given the divides among believers today.  Plus, Tori is anxious to share how Thistle Farms, a ministry of which she has played a part for years, is impacting the lives of women who have been enslaved by addiction and prostitution.  And, for kicks and giggles, Tori loves to sing the praises of Bell Buckle, the little town south of Nashville where she and Russ relocated in 2013.

A Walk in the Park:  Observations and Ramblings from Greenville's Falls Park on the Reedy River

Few cities afford pedestrians a view quite as spectacular as Greenville's Reedy Falls.  Situated downtown, the waterfall is surrounded by a beautiful park, and can be viewed without obstruction from the Liberty Bridge.  This article explores the joys of people-watching in Falls Parks' lovely setting.

A Conversation with Gene McDonald

Southern gospel bass singer, noted for singing with the legendary Florida Boys and appearing on the Gaither Homecoming tour and videos, Gene McDonald shares his testimony and discusses his project, If We Love Them.

Mississippi in Tuscany:  Italian Filmmakers Adapt Tennessee Williams Play to Short Film

An interview with an Italian filmmaker whose work includes a short film adaptation of one of Tennessee Williams' most famous plays.

Jesse James:  A Conversation with The Last Ride Co-star

Actor Jesse James discusses his role in the independent feature film, The Last Ride, a movie about Hanks Williams' final three days.

Benjy Gaither:  Off to a Great Start with The Last Ride

Songwriter and filmmaker Benjy Gaither talks about the making of his first feature film, The Last Ride.

The Isaacs' Why Can't We:  A Review

A review of The Isaacs' award-winning project, Why Can't We.

A Debut, Some Americana Hymns and a Cathedral Quartet Tribute

An article comprising reviews of CDs by Wes Hampton, Clay Crosse and Ernie Haase & Signature Sound.

Doug Young:  South Carolina Artist Passionate About Sculpture

Greenville sculptor Doug Young, whose statue of baseball legend "Shoeless Joe" Jackson is one of Greenville's most recognizable landmarks, talks about his passion for sculpting.

Pat Brannon:  A Christian Poet, Children's Book Author and Real-life Miracle

Mississippi author and songwriter Pat Brannon shares her enthusiasm for writing and her love for young people.

Babbie Mason:  Empowering Women with an Embrace

Dove Award-winning singer Babbie Mason talks about her focus on women's ministry.

Greenville Museum Devotes Exhibition to South Carolina Art and Artists

Highlighting its exhibition devoted to South Carolina art and artists, this article explores Greenville's famed art museum.

The Florida Memory Project:  Sharing Folk Recordings from the Sunshine State

Celebrating the diverse music contained in the Florida Folklife Collection, this article includes free, downloadable music!

Forty Years Later:  Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Raphael Warnock, Senior Pastor of Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church, was interviewed on the fortieth anniversary of the tragic assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Jonathan Biggs:  Singing for a Purpose

Actor and singer Jonathan "Jazz" Biggs is introduced in this story.

The Legacy of Reverend Cleavant Derricks

Underappreciated and once nearly forgotten, Cleavant Derricks is the subject of this definitive article, which includes interviews with gospel music mogul Bill Gaither and the late Don Butler, the former executive director of the Gospel Music Association and the founder of the legendary trio, the Sons of Song.

Bachelor's Retreat:  An Historic South Carolina Community Like No Other

Noted for its bachelors, this obscure South Carolina community was once a bustling hub of activity.

Then and Now:  Charleston's St. Matthew's Lutheran Church

Read more about Charleston's landmark St. Matthew's Lutheran Church.

Ashley Cleveland:  Communicating Deep, Profound Things with Just a Few Words

Multiple Grammy Award-winning recording artist Ashley Cleveland is interviewed at length in this story.

Mitch Landrieu:  Uniting Louisiana Behind a Single Desire

Former Louisiana Lieutenant Governor Mitch Landrieu talked about New Orleans' recovery one year following Hurricane Katrina's devastation.

Blues Records Fetch Premium Prices in Online Auctions

Rare blues records command huge prices.  Read more about what collectors covet.

Dinkler Hotels:  Bastions of Excellence Set Southern Hotelier Apart

The story of the Dinkler hotels encompasses wealth, power, influence and decline. The Dinklers were innovators, trendsetters and ambitious businessmen.  Carling Dinkler III reflects on his family's history.

Grier's Almanac:  2006 Marks 200 Years of Continuous Publication

In 2006, the trusted Grier's Almanac celebrated two hundred years of continuous publication.

The Blind Boys of Alabama:  No Retirement in Sight!

Multiple Grammy Award winners, the Blind Boys of Alabama have been around for decades and show no signs of quitting anytime soon.  Group member Ricky McKinnie discusses the group's illustrious past and expresses enthusiasm for things to come.

Ed Harshaw:  Capturing the Splendor of the Lowcountry One Photo at a Time

Lowcountry photographer Ed Harshaw showcases some of his work in this story.

Hospitality Still a Southern Hallmark?

An interesting look at southern hospitality in the twenty-first century.

Still the Uncrowned Queen?:  A Retrospect of North Georgia's Own Ida Cox

Blues pioneer Ida Cox is the subject of this definitive article.  Grammy Award winner Chris Albertson discusses his friendship with Cox and talks about the recording of her final record.
SouthernEdition.com  The Unmistakable, Unforgettable Tori Taff
Ashley Cleveland:  Communicating Deep, Profound Things with Just a Few Words
Bachelor's Retreat:  An Historic South Carolina Communnity Like No Other
SouthernEdition.com  A Walk in the Park:  Observations and Ramblings from Greenville's Falls Park on the Reedy River
Mitch Landrieu:  Uniting Louisiana Behind a Single Desire
SouthernEdition.com  A Conversation with Gene McDonald
Blues Records Fetch Premium Prices in Online Auctions
Dinkler Hotels:  Bastions of Excellence Set Southern Hotelier Apart
SouthernEdition.com  Mississippi in Tuscany:  Italian Filmmakers Adapt Tennessee Williams Play to Short Film
SouthernEdition.com  Jesse James:  A Conversation with The Last Ride Co-star
Pickin' and Grinnin' . . . Live on the Radio!
SouthernEdition.com  Benjy Gaither:  Off to a Great Start with The Last Ride
Grier's Almanac:  2006 Marks 200 Years of Continuous Publication
Ed Harshaw:  Capturing the Splendor of the Lowcountry One Photo at a Time
The Blind Boys of Alabama:  No Retirement In Sight!
SouthernEdition.com  The Isaacs' Why Can't We:  A Review
SouthernEdition.com  A Debut, Some Americana Hymns and a Cathedral Quartet Tribute
SouthernEdition.com  Doug Young:  South Carolina Artist Passionate About Sculpture
Still The Uncrowned Queen?:  A Retrospect of North Georgia's Own Ida Cox
SouthernEdition.com  Pat Brannon:  A Christian Poet, Children's Book Author and Real-life Miracle
Still The Uncrowned Queen?:  A Retrospect of North Georgia's Own Ida Cox

(Includes interview with two-time Grammy Award winner Chris Albertson)
SouthernEdition.com  Babbie Mason:  Empowering Women with an Embrace
SouthernEdition.com  Greenville Museum Devotes Exhibition to South Carolina Art and Artists
SouthernEdition.com  Forty Years Later:  Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
SouthernEdition.com  The Florida Memory Project:  Sharing Folk Recordings from the Sunshine State
SouthernEdition.com  Jonathan Biggs:  Singing for a Purpose
SouthernEdition.com  The Legacy of Reverend Cleavant Derricks
SouthernEdition.com  Then and Now:  Charleston's St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
SouthernEdition.com  Bachelor's Retreat:  An Historic South Carolina Community Like No Other
SouthernEdition.com  Ashley Cleveland:  Communicating Deep, Profound Things with Just a Few Words
SouthernEdition.com  Mitch Landrieu:  Uniting Louisiana Behind a Single Desire
SouthernEdition.com  Blues Records Fetch Premium Prices in Online Auctions
SouthernEdition.com  Dinkler Hotels:  Bastions of Excellence Set Southern Hotelier Apart
SouthernEdition.com  Grier's Almanac:  2006 Marks 200 Years of Continuous Publication
SouthernEdition.com  The Blind Boys of Alabama:  No Retirement in Sight!
SouthernEdition.com  Still the Uncrowned Queen?:  A Retrospect of North Georgia's Own Ida Cox
SouthernEdition.com  Ed Harshaw:  Capturing the Splendor of the Lowcountry One Photo at a Time
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