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News: February 2010

Dial-Up Blues in Kentucky

If you want high-speed Internet access, and you happen to live in certain areas on and around Eastern Kentucky’s Pine Mountain, there is only one thing to do: Move. In response to this, the group Pine Mountain Residents for Broadband is determined to bring a decent Internet connection to its neck of Kentucky.

Posted on 2/15/2010 10:09:11 AM

Review of “Classic Appalachian Blues” Album from Smithsonian Folkways

Appalachia isn't widely regarded as a wellspring of African American music, much less a cradle of the blues. But with the release of Classic Appalachian Blues, a twenty-one-track set of studio and live recordings made over five decades, the people at Smithsonian Folkways make a strong case for why it should be.

Posted on 2/15/2010 9:24:00 AM

Covert War in Appalachia

Speaking at the I Love Mountains rally in front of the Kentucky capitol building, Grammy-winning country music singer Kathy Mattea said there is a covert war in her beloved Appalachia to decide who holds the power, and that everyone is scared.

Posted on 2/15/2010 9:18:35 AM

Center for Northern Appalachian Studies to Assist in Honoring Black Civil War Soldiers

On November 5–7, 2010, Harrisburg will hold exhibitions and a reenactment of the 1865 grand review of black Civil War soldiers, which was a response to their not being invited to participate in the Grand Review of the Armies by Union soldiers following the end of the Civil War. Dr. Jim Dougherty, director of the IUP Center for Northern Appalachian Studies, will assist in the project by providing research on United States Colored Troops descendants, helping to locate soldiers’ graves, and training tour guides.

Posted on 2/15/2010 9:13:00 AM

  • Center for Northern Appalachian Studies
  • McElhaney Hall, Room 102B
    441 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2734
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.