ATLANTA --- Curtis Richardson hops around the front parlor of the 140-year-old house, animatedly recounting the enchanting tales of Brer Rabbit and Brer Wolf.
Georgia musician Corey Smith is more than happy to have his compositions seen as songs of the South.
INDIANAPOLIS - Seven women stand reverently in front of the grave marker of Albertina Allen Forrest. The women do not know her - she died in 1904 - but they are learning a bit about her as part of an art and architecture tour at Crown Hill Cemetery.
This week, Disney Studios chairman Dick Cook said the studio could, in the not-too-distant future, release The Song of the South on home video. The film, which has never been released in the U.S. market, has long courted controversy over what critics consider a soft-sell of the slave/master relationship in the American South. Mr. Cook's compromise? An introduction, much like the one accompanying the DVD release of Disney's World War II propaganda films, would place the movie in historical context. Intro or no, this film is sure to continue courting controversy. Here are some upcoming releases and events that, like Disney's animated tale of Brer Rabbit, Brer Fox et al, are sure to engender some heated exchanges:
For years, the was no Exorcist or Evil Dead in England. Likewise, The Shining and Scream were no-nos in South Korea.
NEW YORK -- U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Josh Gracin loves serving his country, but he can't deny the song of the south.
LOS ANGELES - Brendan Fraser is grappling with thin air.
The NAACP is on the move to kill anything to do with the Civil War, which includes the Confederate flag, symbols, statues and history itself. They have targeted South Carolina, Georgia and Mississippi -- the last states to fly the Confederate flag.\rJ. Adams, Augusta\r
North Carolina is preparing to ease guidelines and allow builders to put new homes and other structures closer to the shoreline where sand has been pumped to slow beach erosion.
LOS ANGELES -- There's no song like "Over the Rainbow." Kansas farm girl Dorothy Gale's wistful ditty in "The Wizard of Oz" led the American Film Institute's list of 100 best movie songs Tuesday, followed by "As Time Goes By" from "Casablanca" at No. 2 and the title tune from "Singin' in the Rain" at No. 3.