Arts

What the South Taught This Yankee

If he or she travels enough or lives long enough in the South, even a Yankee can start to catch on to some of the, ahem, particularities of Southern living

MacClenny’s Heritage Village

MacClenny, Florida

What began as this small Southern town’s modest restoration of their train depot has grown into a full-scale reproduction of century-ago village life

The Tale of the Texas Two-Step

Pasadena, Texas

Call it a hoedown, a barn dance, or square dancing, the Texas Two-Step has always been an integral part of the country-western dance scene.

Gee’s Bend, Alabama

Boykin, Alabama

Strong and determined like the river that quilts their tiny community, the creative folks of Gee’s Bend have a story to tell—and a good way of telling it.

Asheville Folk

Asheville, North Carolina

It’s a community of collaborators—photographers, painters, writers, musicians, hikers, entrepreneurs, foodies, and other folk—who have found the mountains of Asheville the ideal place for work and home

The Making of Mark Twain

Hannibal, Missouri

Would Mark Twain have been Mark Twain without the name? It was another one of history’s close calls.

4 Guitarists Who Changed Southern Music (Part 2): Scotty Moore

Gadsden, Tennessee

Not just Southern music—Scotty Moore’s guitar in the shadow of Elvis changed the future of rock and roll, and the world of music has never been the same

The Alabama Theatre

Birmingham, Alabama

Saved by a hair from complete destruction, Birmingham’s beautiful Alabama Theatre remains one of the South’s best examples of the impact a state’s architecture has on its culture

Princeton’s Timely Creative Renaissance

Princeton, West Virginia

Ever since the coal industry changed, this coal-built mountain town has been mining it’s native spunk and creativity to add beauty on top of beauty

Christmas in Florida: Saint Augustine’s Festive Lights and Sights

Saint Augustine, Florida

Despite the lack of very conventional Christmas-y weather, Florida has plenty of Christmas traditions all its own

The Story of Country Music in Tennessee

Bristol, Nashville, and Memphis, Tennessee

With ancestry as deep as Scotland’s dales, today’s international country music scene was bred and born in Tennessee

The Homecoming: The Waltons’ Christmas Eve Story

Schuyler, Virginia

A whole generation of Americans grew to love the stories of a Virginia family during the Great Depression after the showing of this Christmas movie