Alabama Music Hall of Fame http://apr.org en Ala. Music Hall of Fame Board Looking for Options http://apr.org/post/ala-music-hall-fame-board-looking-options <p>Alabama Music Hall of Fame board members say they're exploring options to help the organization survive.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Board members told the TimesDaily of Florence (http://bit.ly/16GvmLE) that they're considering four options to support the museum which has been closed since November.<br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp; Organizers say the first option is to combine the attraction with an official state welcome center. The second option is to split the memorabilia and distribute it throughout the state.<br> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 12:25:47 +0000 The Associated Press 36757 at http://apr.org Ala. Music Hall of Fame Board Looking for Options Director Of Ala. Music Hall Of Fame Resigns http://apr.org/post/director-ala-music-hall-fame-resigns <P>The head of the troubled Alabama Music Hall of Fame is stepping down from the position after two years.</P> <P>Hall executive director Wiley Barnard announced his resignation on Thursday.</P> <P>Barnard quit two years to the day after he became director.</P> <P>The museum is located in Tuscumbia, but it's been closed since late 2011 because of funding shortfalls linked to a reduction in state support.</P> <P>The hall is at least $42,000 in debt, and leaders have considered moving it to other cities including Birmingham.</P> <P>The chairman of the attraction's board, Rodney Hall, says Fri, 02 Aug 2013 21:58:03 +0000 The Associated Press 35330 at http://apr.org Director Of Ala. Music Hall Of Fame Resigns Alabama Music Hall of Fame Considers a Move http://apr.org/post/alabama-music-hall-fame-considers-move <P>The Alabama Music Hall of Fame's board of directors has given its executive director the authority to consider offers to move the attraction to Birmingham or Huntsville.</P> <P>The TimesDaily reports <A href="http://bit.ly/Zj8kYS"><U><FONT color=#ff0000>(http://bit.ly/Zj8kYS</FONT></U></A> ) that the Tuscumbia facility remains closed with no plans to reopen.</P> <P>Executive Director Wiley Barnard said he was approached by groups interested in moving the hall of fame and at least a portion of the museum to the other Alabama cities. Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:34:38 +0000 The Associated Press 28338 at http://apr.org Alabama Music Hall of Fame Considers a Move Documentary Sparks Hope for Music Hall of Fame http://apr.org/post/documentary-sparks-hope-music-hall-fame <P>A few months ago, visitors walking through Alabama’s Music Hall of Fame in Tuscumbia would be flooded with music. A look through the songs in the museum’s jukebox, for instance, and you could play anything you liked-for free.</P> <P>But today, it’s a different story.</P> <P>“The Hall of Fame is presently closed due to lack of funding," says Wiley Barnard. He's Executive Director of the Music Hall of Fame. "Our power is off. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 16:41:34 +0000 Maggie Martin 25648 at http://apr.org Documentary Sparks Hope for Music Hall of Fame