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Posted Friday, May 19, 2017 by WLRH News

Season tickets are on sale now for the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra's 63rd season. Prior to the final concert of the last season, music director and conductor Gregory Vajda spoke with Ginny Kennedy about what's ahead for the next one. Tickets and information are available at www.hso.org.

  • Denis Johnson, who won the 2007 National Book Award for <em>Tree of Smoke</em>, died Thursday.

    Posted Friday, May 26, 2017 by NPR News

    The National Book Award-winning novelist was perhaps best known for Jesus' Son, a book of interwoven stories focused on the lives of addicts. A spokesman for his publisher tells NPR he died Thursday.

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The new art shows are going up, and they'll be on view at the Lowe Mill Friday, May 12 2017 from 6 to 8 PM at Art After Hours.

Theatre Huntsville presents a comedy, "Always A Bridesmaid," written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten.

It's "crunch time" for budget formulation in the halls of Alabama's government, and the legislature is working toward its big annual agreements wit

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It's a familiar stage for Clinton — Clinton delivered the commencement address as a College Government president in 1969.

Young Indian children sit with bowls of porridge (<em>nombu kanji</em>) as they prepare to break the fast with the Iftar meal during the Islamic month of Ramadan at The Wallajah Big Mosque in Chennai last July.

To break the fast at sunset, mosques distribute nombu kanji, a lightly spiced rice and lentil porridge, to worshipers and the poor. The meal epitomizes the Muslim holy month's spirit of giving.

George Rincon and Yolanda Reyes stand with a portrait of their son Diego Rincon. The family immigrated to the U.S. from Colombia in 1989. Diego served in the Army and was killed in Iraq in 2003.

George Rincon and Yolanda Reyes remember their son, Diego, an Iraqi war veteran who was killed in action in 2003. The family came to the U.S. in 1989 as immigrants from Colombia.

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James celebrates his three-point basket during the second half of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics on Thursday in Boston. The points made James the NBA's all-time leading playoffs scorer.

James scored 35 points to replace Michael Jordan as the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader. The points helped the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics for a return trip to the NBA finals.

Gunmen fired on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Minya, where many Christians live in Egypt. Here, a photo from 2015 shows Coptic Christians walking outside St. Markos Church in Minya.

"Those traitors breached all the religious principles and humanitarian values," says Egypt's Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam.

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