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'America's Pastor' Billy Graham Dies At 99

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_UzzA1Plag https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ggT3lqhNXY Billy Graham, the most famous minister of his era, died Wednesday at his home in Montreat, N.C., spokesman Todd Shearer tells NPR. In his 99 years, Graham changed the face of evangelical Christianity in America. Though he spent his final years in failing health and largely silent at his mountaintop cabin in North Carolina, Graham for more than six decades was in constant motion. He preached to more than...

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AAMU News

The President of Alabama A&M University, Dr. Andrew Hugine Jr. is interviewed by WJAB 90.9 Program Manager, Erica "Fox" Washington for the February 14, 2018 Edition of the Presidential Edition Community News from the Hill. Topics discussed: 

New Year

Faculty and Staff Conference

New Football Coach

Dancing with the President and First Lady

Honda Battle of the Bands

Legislative Priorities

The Alabama A&M University Family is saddened by the Monday, February 19, 2018, death of Dr. Virginia Caples, long-time educator and administrator at AAMU for nearly 40 years.  

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 24th, at 12 noon at First Missionary Baptist Church, 3509 Blue Spring Road, NW, Huntsville, Alabama.

Please click here for formal announcement from Alabama A&M University Public Relations.

Alabama A&M University fans, alumni and media joined AAMU Head Football Coach Connell Maynor and his coaching staff for National Signing Day of the 2018 recruiting class. Coach Maynor had only two weeks to get 17 of the best of the best to round out the Fighting Bulldogs squad. The class features nine offensive players and eight players on defense. Sixteen of the 17 players are high school recruits while one is a junior college transfer.  The signees represent Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Michigan, and Maryland. 

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Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University presents Dancing with the President and First Lady, Friday,February 9th. The "Harlem Nights on the Hill" themed evening is semi-formal and open to the general public at the cost of $25, students at $10, and/or a table of 10 for $350. All proceeds are in support of the Bulldog Pride Committee. For any additional information, please contact the Bulldog Pride Committee at (256) 372-5287.

Join the Metro Atlanta Chapter of the Alabama A&M Alumni Association as they host the Spring Day Party "Fedoras and Fascinators" on March 24, 2018 from    4 - 8 p.m.   

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Music

"49 Hairflips," one of the breakup songs on Jonathan Wilson's arrestingly ambitious third solo album, is set late at night, in the reflecting hour. The tune is a waltz with a "Mr. Bojangles" gait, and Wilson darkens it by singing listlessly, with almost chemical detachment. Near the end, just after the Hollywood strings clear out, he makes a declaration: "I'm not leaving these walls without the prettiest song I can find."

The music of Soccer Mommy — aka 20-year-old Nashville songwriter Sophie Allison — often focuses on uneasy desire, sometimes peered at in retrospect and always with a kind of world-weary wisdom. "I want to be the one you miss when you're alone / I want to be the one you're kissing when you're stoned ... I'm clawing at your skin / trying to see your bones," Allison sings on the dreamy "Skin" from her new album, Clean.

Two years ago, Haley Heynderickx released her debut EP, Fish Eyes, a promising four-song collection of electric folk music that was so beautiful and unguarded that it, at times, was uncomfortable to listen to.

Recent headlines out of Australia make burgeoning rock trio Camp Cope look like die-hard activists. At the end of 2017, bassist Kelly-Dawn Hellmrich wrote an essay on music industry discrimination for Australian publication The Music.

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