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South Star rising: Internationally acclaimed superstars to headline inaugural music festival

April 23, 2024 Click to view South Star rising: Internationally acclaimed superstars to headline inaugural music festival

Huntsville will soon groove to the rhythms of an eclectic array of international superstars as part of the inaugural South Star Music Festival. Festival producer C3 Presents announced Blink-182, Gwen Stefani, Shinedown, Beck, Ludacris, TLC, Jane’s Addiction, Sublime and Goo Goo Dolls will top the bill of the two-day event, set for Sept. 28-29 in John Hunt Park. A complete list of performers can be found here. “I am excited by the incredible level of [more]

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Arts Huntsville Announces Panoply Arts Festival 2024 Highlights  

March 21, 2024 Click to view Arts Huntsville Announces Panoply Arts Festival 2024 Highlights  

Arts Huntsville invites the community to return to downtown Huntsville’s Big Spring Park April 26 through 28 to celebrate the 42nd Panoply Arts Festival. For more than four decades, Panoply Arts Festival has evolved into a premiere arts weekend showcasing Huntsville’s innovative spark through a three-day celebration of art, music and more. Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle joined local artists and musicians along with Arts Huntsville’s board, volunteers and staff at the [more]

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All systems go: Huntsville’s first major music festival to launch in September

March 19, 2024 Click to view All systems go: Huntsville’s first major music festival to launch in September

Get ready, Huntsville! The newest music festival to sweep the Southeast is coming to Huntsville this September. C3 Presents Festival Director Ted Heinig addresses an enthusiastic crowd at the March 19 HSV Quarterly Music Meetup at Mars Music Hall. C3 Presents will produce a large-scale, two-day music festival in John Hunt Park in September. Representatives from C3 Presents confirmed they are planning a two-day, multi-genre festival for John Hunt Park. The name [more]

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Why Where Matters: Huntsville to host GeoResilience Summit on April 3

March 19, 2024 Click to view Why Where Matters: Huntsville to host GeoResilience Summit on April 3

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and GEOHuntsville will co-host the GeoResilience Summit, “Why Where Matters,” on Wednesday, April 3, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Jackson Center. The summit is an opportunity for participants to engage in discussions with experts from government, industry and academia about the impact of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) on national security and the explosion of technological innovations in Huntsville’s growing geospatial ecosystem. “In Huntsville, where the aerospace, [more]

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Raymond W. Jones Community Center opens in John Hunt Park

February 29, 2024 Click to view Raymond W. Jones Community Center opens in John Hunt Park

John Hunt Park welcomed its newest facility with great fanfare following a ribbon-cutting and open house celebration at the Raymond W. Jones Community Center. Once home to the National Guard Armory, the City of Huntsville acquired the 14,000-square-foot building after it closed in 2017. At that time, Parks & Recreation was working on a master plan and build-out for John Hunt Park. They were also managing increased demand for senior programming, [more]

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Ribbon-cutting ceremony caps major renovation of North Huntsville’s James C. Crawford Park

February 27, 2024 Click to view Ribbon-cutting ceremony caps major renovation of North Huntsville’s James C. Crawford Park

The name’s the same, but Huntsville’s James C. Crawford Park has a fresh new look following a four-month renovation project. James Crawford cuts the ribbon on the newly renovated James C. Crawford Park in North Huntsville. Crawford was joined by District 1 Council Member Devyn Keith, Parks & Recreation Director James Gossett, Mayor Tommy Battle and members of the Edmonton Heights community. Since joining the City’s park network in 2004, James C. [more]

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16 Huntsville Police personnel representing 215 years of law enforcement experience receive promotions

February 9, 2024 Click to view 16 Huntsville Police personnel representing 215 years of law enforcement experience receive promotions

The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) promoted four investigators, six sergeants, three lieutenants and three captains Friday, Feb. 9. During a special ceremony, Officers Ben Brewer, Gabriel Harrell, Jeremiah Higgins and Daniel Kynard were promoted to the rank of Investigator. Officers Micah Alexander, Nathan Hubler, Allie Peterson, Chass Shannon, Harold Swopes and Matthew Troncone were promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Sgts. Joe Kennington, Kelley Reeve and Rob Wilcox were promoted to [more]

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Arts celebrate new office spaces at Sandra Moon Community Complex

February 1, 2024 Click to view Arts celebrate new office spaces at Sandra Moon Community Complex

For the first time in their collective history, five Huntsville musical arts organizations now have a place to rehearse and call home. Huntsville Community Chorus Association, Huntsville Master Chorale, Huntsville Youth Orchestra, Huntsville Concert Band and the Brass Band of Huntsville are among the first tenants in a new arts wing at the Sandra Moon Community Complex. Through a partnership with the City of Huntsville and Parks & Recreation, Arts Huntsville will [more]

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City leaders preview upcoming Alabama legislative session with Madison County delegation

January 25, 2024 Click to view City leaders preview upcoming Alabama legislative session with Madison County delegation

Members of Madison County’s state legislative delegation gave a preview of the 2024 session that will begin next month during a luncheon Monday at the Jackson Center. Senators Arthur Orr and Steve Livingston as well as Representative Rex Reynolds addressed the audience of business and community leaders that also included Mayor Tommy Battle and Madison County Commission Chair Mac McCutcheon. “We are very fortunate to have such quality representation in Montgomery and [more]

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Space & Rocket Center outlines plans for 2024

January 25, 2024 Click to view Space & Rocket Center outlines plans for 2024

Add Miss America 2024 to the list of testimonials about Space Camp at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center (USSRC). During her annual update to community leaders, Dr. Kimberly Robinson, the rocket center’s CEO and Executive Director, outlined past achievements as well as a bold vision for new building plans at the Huntsville campus. Mayor Tommy Battle attended the update breakfast in a continuing show of the City’s support of the [more]

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