VAN GOGH: A new exhibit opens in Huntsville showing visitors the renown and multidimensional life of artist Vincent Van Gogh like never before

Maria Rakoczy | Living 50 Plus When you step into Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, you’re not stepping into an ordinary art gallery. You’re stepping into a full experience that, more than just hanging paintings on a wall, surrounds you in the moving and skillful pieces of Vincent Van Gogh. Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience opened May 30 at 6123

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Awaken your spirit with the North Alabama Hallelujah Trail

From Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association The North Alabama Hallelujah Trail features 32 churches that are at least 100 years old, stand on their original sites, still hold services, and are accessible to the public. These structures paint an immaculate portrait of North Alabama’s history and combine to tell the remarkable story of early Alabamians’ spiritual journey. The Hallelujah Trail

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JIM PARKER: He composes, performs and mentors songwriters in a lifetime of music

By Gregg Parker | Living 50 Plus Focused on music since the early 1960s, Jim Parker pursued an 8-to-5 career but always cherished the music scene. In fact, Parker’s musical career is still on a high note. In 2001, he founded “Jim Parker’s Songwriters Series” at Bandito Burrito on Main Street in Madison. By 2005, his gathering of musicians had

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Studio 60 celebrates 50 years of serving area’s active seniors

STUDIO 60 Senior Center, Inc., formerly the Huntsville-Madison County Senior Center, is celebrating a milestone this year. It was created 50 years ago in 1974 when three organizations serving senior citizens were merged. Since 1994, it has been located in a state-of-the-art 47,500 square foot building at Brahan Spring Park. Over the past five decades, the center has been providing

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SOMETHING TO LAUGH ABOUT: Here is what the experts say in regard to the benefits of a few good belly laughs

Most people have heard the adage that “laughter is the best medicine.” There are many indications that laughter can be beneficial to the mind and body, and that the perks of laughter and humor are far-reaching. Various professionals have studied the clinical benefits of laughter, including Dr. Lee Berk and Dr. Stanley Tan at Loma Linda University in California. Here

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OUT OF THE FIRE: Dr. Harry Hobbs’ remarkable journey through the fire of life to become the man he is today

By Erin Coggins | Living 50 Plus Those in the community may recognize Dr. Harry Hobbs as a soldier, a spokesperson for the Huntsville Police Department, a professor and dean, the founder of Community Awareness for Youth (CAFY) and presently as the Vice President of Employee Engagement at Huntsville Utilities. But what they do not know is that Hobbs lifted

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