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The Mobile Symphony Orchestra's first show of the season is an astounding sound sensation

Program: Tchaikovsky: Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35; Falla: Selections from The Three-Cornered Hat Suites, Gershwin: An American in Paris MOBILE, Alabama -- Saturday's opening night of the Mobile Symphony Orchestra 2014-2015 season was the first concert to be played within the Saenger's brand new $373,000 acoustical shell.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Alabama Live

AEA board meeting tonight, two days after Hubbert letter said group is in crisis

Henry Mabry, the Alabama Education Association's executive secretary, meets with the Press-Register editorial board Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2012, in Mobile, Ala. On Wednesday, former AEA Executive Secretary Paul Hubbert sent board members and administrators a letter saying the organization was in a crisis because of declining membership, risky investments, shrinking reserves and loss of political influence.

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Alabama Live

With a Big Red Ticket, kids get in free to Mobile Symphony's Sunday concerts

MOBILE, Alabama -- Parents and grandparents, take note: The Mobile Symphony has a great freebie available with its Big Red Tickets to Sunday concerts. The program, underwritten by the Alabama Power Foundation, allows children in grades K-12 to attend a Sunday Classics concert at no cost, as long as the child is accompanied by a paying adult.

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Alabama Live

'Girls just wanna have fun,' with manicures and more at Ronald McDonald House benefit

MOBILE, Alabama-- "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" advertises manicures, makeovers, shopping and more as well as benefiting the Ronald McDonald House in Mobile. The shindig is taking place on Thursday, September 18 from 5:30 until 9:00 p.m. at the Alabama Cruise Terminal.

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Alabama Live

Why opposition exists for the beer and wine sales inside movie theaters

MOBILE, Alabama - The mix of beer and wine into the multiplex cinema might be the most controversial thing at the big screen since Clark Gable muttered that famous phrase, "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a ..." Well, maybe not as controversial as that one-liner was in the late 1930s. But in Mobile, the recent request of Columbus, Ga.-based Carmike Inc. for a liquor license to sell beer and wine inside the Wynnsong 16 complex has surfaced as an emotionally-charged issue for a large group of residents living west Mobile.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Alabama Live

At anti-Common Core rally in Alabama, Italian journalist warns U.S. heading for doom

Making their latest stop on a nine-city tour in the state, Common Core education opponents preached to the faithful Friday evening. The tour, sponsored by a coalition of groups, is intended to drum up support for repealing Alabama's participation in the national education standards program.

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Alabama Live

Mobile's Gulf Coast Exploreum faces uncertain future: 'We are not sure that we can...

The Gulf Coast Exploreum, a fixture at 65 Government St. since 1998, could be in financial peril with a recent loss of half of its annual funding. . MOBILE, Alabama - When Jan McKay first accepted the job as executive director of the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center in downtown Mobile, she knew that fundraising was needed.

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Business Journal

Could U.S. taxes be used to finance sales for Boeing's biggest rival?

The expected extension of the Export-Import Bank could have an unexpected downside for Boeing: Helping Airbus export aircraft built in Mobile, Ala. After weeks of debate, Congress seemed on Friday to be on the verge of approving a nine-month extension of Ex-Im Bank financing.

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Alabama Live

Jury arguments highlight mistrial in midtown Mobile rape case involving elderly victim

MOBILE, Alabama - For two days, attorneys and family members alike listened to jurors practically screaming at each other as they deliberated in the rape and burglary case of Calvin Chambers. Now, Chambers, accused of assaulting an 85-year-old woman near Little Flower Church in midtown Mobile in October 2012, will have to be tried again starting Sept.

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Alabama Live

Taste of Mobile cancelled for this year; will move to smaller, more intimate setting in...

The Taste of Mobile is getting a new, smaller, swankier look. Organizers announced it will move to a smaller venue starting next year.

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Marine News

Ingalls Makes Large Donation to Bishop State

Brian Cuccias , president of Ingalls Shipbuilding, presents a check for $89,786.90 to James Lowe Jr., president of Bishop State Community College. The money will be used to purchase 20 welding machines and wire feeder boxes for the school's welding technology program.

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Alabama Live

Help for the directionally challenged in the School Zone

Welcome to the School Zone column, which is published every Thursday. My goal is to provide a snapshot of what's happening in the schools in Mobile and Baldwin counties.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Alabama Live

Beer and the movies: Two great things that go great together

I sit in a darkened movie theater -- the most terrible kind -- drinking a beer. In a little while, I reckon, I'll probably have another.

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Alabama Live

Mobile City Council considering budget additions for retiree health care, but decision is...

MOBILE, Alabama - Linda and John Breeden are two retired city employees who are hoping something happens that doesn't affect their health care. "I'm worried terribly about it," Linda Breeden, who retired in 2005 after working in the electrical department for 25 years, seven years with traffic engineering.

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Alabama Live

Passengers quarantined after flight originating from Mobile searched for 'suspicious substance' found to be aspirin

MOBILE, Alabama -- A plane from Mobile landing at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas was searched Thursday morning and passengers quarantined while an investigation was underway concerning a substance found on the plane. "There was a call for a suspicious substance earlier.

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In shocking twist, accused rapist takes stand and claims 85-year-old victim paid him for sex

MOBILE, Alabama - The third day of a rape and burglary trial took a shocking twist when the defendant took the stand and said that not only was the sex with his 85-year-old victim consensual, but she paid him for it. "She said if I would be her friend, and make her feel good, she would pay me," Calvin Chambers said on Wednesday in Circuit Judge Rick Stout's courtroom.

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Spring Hill College and University of Mobile recognized in U.S. News & World Report...

St. Joseph Chapel at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala., photographed Wednesday, Aug., 13, 2014. "We're very pleased to be on the list and to be recognized as one of the best regional universities in the south," Spring Hill College Provost Dr. George Sims told AL.com.

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SUMMIT-U.S. Ex-Im bank would back Airbus sales -Hochberg

The U.S. Export-Import Bank would provide financing for exports of Airbus Group jetliners, provided they were assembled in the United States with sufficient content from domestic suppliers, the bank's head said on Wednesday. "We're about U.S. jobs," Ex-Im Bank President Fred Hochberg told the Reuters Aerospace and Defense Summit in Washington.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Alabama Live

Mobile County Commissioner Merceria Ludgood on soccer complex: Conceptual support, but...

MOBILE, Alabama - A soccer complex and aquatic center at Interstates 65 and 10 is something that County Commissioner Merceria Ludgood says she supports "conceptually," but wants more information before pursuing it further. Ludgood, who is a split vote on the issue on the three-member Mobile County Commission, said Wednesday that the biggest issue is the cost, which won't be known until a report about the project is completed by Neel-Schaffer Inc. Their work is due Nov. 10. "The most salient features of this have to be the costs and whether or not we can put together the funding for it," Ludgood said.

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Ben George surrenders, sells off most of the antiques from historic Magee Farm

MOBILE, Alabama - For Saraland veterinarian Ben George - a lifelong history buff with a special interest in, as he calls it, "The War Between the States" - owning Magee Farm, one of only three sites of major surrenders leading to the end of that war, was like a dream come true. Losing it has been devastating to him.

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