One Amazing Prom Night


This is such a sweet story!  Trent Richardson from the University of Alabama that is going into the NFL Draft took Hueytown High School senior Courtney Alvis to the prom!  But this is no average teenage girl.  Courtney has had to battle acute T cell leukemia.  She has gotten through the cancer and now is in a maintenance period.  Both Trent and Courtney have never gone to a prom until last weekend.  And this is a memory both folks will remember for the rest of their lives.  Watch the video below of this amazing night!

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Weekend Planning: 4-20 to 4-22


This is Weekend Planning.  The early guide to the events going on the next weekend.  And this weekend you need to be in Anniston for the Noble Street Festival.

Noble Street Festival is a full day filled with numerous bike races.  The Sunny King Criterium race course goes around numerous city blocks in downtown Anniston.  But there is much more than bike races on April 21.  For all the foodie fans out there the Red Diamond Restaurant Tour features many local restaurants from the Anniston area.  And for all the runners out there the YMCA 5K and the Mellow Mushroom Mad Dash will make any runners happy.  For all the music fans out there the Hot Blast Music Cafe will feature many artists throughout the day.  And for the kids the Scion Kid Zone will have many things for the kids to do.

So as you can tell there is plenty of things to do all day long on Saturday!  And on Sunday April 22nd the Cheaha Challenge which is a long bike race from Piedmont to Mt. Cheaha and back will happen.  So this is one big weekend for the Anniston area.  And look for pictures and videos from the Noble Street Festival on Geek Alabama over the weekend.  For more information on the Noble Street Festival go to: http://www.noblestreetfestival.com/  And as of right now the chances for rain and storms is high for Saturday.  Go to their Facebook page for updates at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Noble-Street-Festival/90877908264?v=wall

Animation Monday: The Legend of Korra


Over the last weekend Nickelodeon premiered the new animation series The Legend of Korra.  And wow it was great!  This series takes place 70 years after the original series Avatar: The Last Airbender.  And technology in this time is similar to the technology in 1920’s Earth.  That’s why everyone listens to a radio during the pro-bender matches.  Korra is a seventeen year-old teenager whom leaves the Southern Water Tribe area and goes on a journey with her polar bear like dog named Naga.  By the way I really liked how big the dog was.

Korra arrives to Republic City; a bustling city that is a composite of several cities in China, New York City, and Vancouver.  Korra has mastered the elements of fire, water, and earth.  But she has yet to master the element of airbending.  Korra has much to learn in the city as she intervenes in stopping other criminal activity and got arrested.  But she got released when Tenzin takes her to Air Temple Island so she can start mastering the process of airbending.

Korra sneaks off the island and is drawn to the pro-bending sport and fills in and competes  with the Fire Ferrets.  She struggles at first but she starts using air-bending techniques and helps her team win.  Tenzin let’s Korra join the team full time while she is doing her training on the island.  Overall the first two episodes were great!  The animation was very powerful and perfect.  All the colors and sequences came together great and it made for a great show.

A big part about Korra in this series is being a teenager.  I mean many teenage girls can be a little hotheaded and wanting to take on the world and be independent.  You can see that all throughout the first episodes as she tries to fight some bad guys and sneaks off the island.  Also you see a little teen romance mixed in as well.  Most teenagers go through this phase and we see that.  It’s going to be a great experience seeing Korra mature throughout the series and see her learn many new things about living in a major city and teamwork.  I am also glad to see a female being the main character of a series that is going to be very successful!  This series is something Nickelodeon needs to boost ratings.  And this is the jackpot the network needed.  The Legend of Korra airs new episodes every Saturday morning.  Definitely watch this show!

Checkout a interview with some of the show’s creators from Toon Zone on the link below!

http://www.toonzone.net/news/articles/42559/toonzone-news-interviews-michael-dimartino-and-bryan-konietzko-co-creators-of-the-legend-of-korra/

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