Saturday, May 25 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:37:45 GMT
Albany Panther's first ever beer fest just wrapped up tonight. For 25 bucks beer lovers sampled more than 20 types of beer at the Civic Center and there was plenty of entertainment. Musical acts, suchMore >>
Albany Panther's held their first ever beer fest Saturday night. More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:33 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:33:38 GMT
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event. Musical artists from around south Georgia performed at the Albany Municipal Auditorium Saturday afternoon.More >>
Albany Police held a gospel concert to raise money for their annual community picnic event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:30 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:30:39 GMT
A Turner County man is now in custody after he had a standoff with deputies for about two hours Saturday evening. Sheriff Andy Hester says deputies were called to the home of Ricky Nelson on CoverdaleMore >>
A man had a standoff with Turner County deputies for about two hours Saturday evening.More >>
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Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 4:52 PM EDT2013-05-25 20:52:02 GMT
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
January 3, 2002
Albany-- Did you buy any new music this year? If you didn't, you are not alone. C.D. sales plunged by nearly nine percent in 2002.
Local music stores are suffering, wondering how to compete with free music on the Internet. The "Hot" wall has been luke warm this year at Peppermint Music Store in Albany.
"Our sales last year dropped compared to 2001," says Keith Simmons. Sales plunged ten percent last year at the store. Now, it's a buyers market-- with reduced prices on many of the best sellers.
But even the low prices can't compare with the best price-- zero dollars and zero cents. "I think burning C.D.'s is cheaper but kinda stealing-- I wouldn't do it personally," says Store Manager Chinita Williams.
Lots of people are doing it, and it's costing the music industry millions of dollars. "I do wish they would stop burning, its affecting the customers it's affecting the workers at Peppermint Music and other stores," said customer Barbara Arterson.
There were some surprise hits in 2002. Elvis Presley's "Top 30 Hits" was a big seller. But one person topped the King-- rapper Eminem. His C.D. "The Eminem Show" was the biggest commercial hit of 2002, selling 7.6 million copies.
Country music was the only genre to post an increase in sales last year, rising twelve percent over 2001 levels.