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A Wicked Night Out at Bandito Burrito Southside (Kickoff Event)

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Saturday, April 2, 2011 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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In partnership with local bars, Stem & Stein, The Nook, Bandito Burrito Southside, the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library will be kicking off their Community Wide Read for the book Wicked City by Ace Atkins. Local brewery, Straight to Ale, has created the “Wicked City” porter with the book’s setting and time period in mind and the brew will be on tap for bar patrons to purchase. Drop by to learn more about upcoming Community Wide Read events in April and for great giveaways and door prizes.

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A Wicked Night Out at Stem and Stein (Kickoff Event)

Date: 
Saturday, April 2, 2011 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
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In partnership with local bars, Stem & Stein, The Nook, Bandito Southside, the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library will be kicking off their Community Wide Read for the book Wicked City by Ace Atkins. Local brewery, Straight to Ale, has created the “Wicked City” porter with the book’s setting and time period in mind and the brew will be on tap for bar patrons to purchase. Drop by to learn more about upcoming Community Wide Read events in April and for great giveaways and door prizes.

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Quarter-Life Crisis: Wicked City

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Monday, April 11, 2011 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Ace Atkins
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Wicked City

 

In 1955, Look magazine called Phenix City, Alabama, “The Wickedest City in America,” but even that may have been an understatement. It was a stew of organized crime and corruption, run by a machine that dealt with complaints forcefully and with dispatch. No one dared cross them - no one even tried. And then the machine killed the wrong man.

When crime-fighting attorney Albert Patterson is gunned down in a Phenix City alley in the spring of 1954, the entire town seems to pause for just a moment - and when it starts up again, there is something different about it. A small group of men meet and decide they have had enough, but what that means and where it will take them is something they could not have foreseen. Over the course of the next several months, lives will change, people die, and unexpected heroes emerge - like “a Randolph Scott western,” one of them remarks, “played out not with horses and Winchesters, but with Chevys and .38s and switchblades.” Read more about Quarter-Life Crisis: Wicked City

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