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Student bands balance school and music

April 18, 2016

When The Smooth Saddles are up on the stage performing a Tame Impala cover song, they have a connection with the audience that most bands don’t have –they often play for classmates. For members of...

Good Samaritans: local services help community

Good Samaritans: local services help community

April 11, 2016

David and Deb Gibbons sit at a white plastic table, one of many in the warehouse-like building. As they dine on their beef stroganoff and peach cobbler, they converse amiably with their friends across...

Druid City Arts Festival shows of Tuscaloosa's local culture

Druid City Arts Festival shows of Tuscaloosa's local culture

April 9, 2016

This Saturday, the usually quaint grassy lawn of Government Plaza will be covered with colorful art of all mediums and styles; the air will feature an aromatic concoction of food and live music. The Druid...

Solving the puzzle: Walk for autism seeks to raise money and awareness

Solving the puzzle: Walk for autism seeks to raise money and awareness

April 7, 2016

For Allison MacIntyre, a mother of two autistic children, life is full of differences. From ensuring her son isn’t overstimulated by loud noises in the environment to getting enough support from the...

Tuscaloosa Hindu community is small but close-knit

Tuscaloosa Hindu community is small but close-knit

March 24, 2016

Nagaraj and his wife kneel before an altar in their apartment, chimes ringing in the air. Laden with colorful deity figurines and ornate art, the altar, or mandir, acts as a small temple for the Hegdes...

Students hike the Appalachian Trail in

Students hike the Appalachian Trail in “Miles for Moms”

March 24, 2016

Soon after graduation in May, Michael Moore will embark on a 700-mile journey along the Appalachian Trail, through national forests, and into Canada. His hike is about more than just a love for the outdoors,...

Clay Co-Op lets aspiring sculptors get their hands dirty

Clay Co-Op lets aspiring sculptors get their hands dirty

March 22, 2016

“Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” plays on an old stereo as people across the room interact with one another. Clay-dust is ubiquitous. Dozens of works stand drying on shelves as their creators begin the...

New exhibit from Chip Cooper compares south Alabama and Cuba

New exhibit from Chip Cooper compares south Alabama and Cuba

March 10, 2016

The walls of Chip Cooper’s office are a collage of memories and stories more photograph than wall, and his furniture – a display of about 25 different cameras spanning the past half-century. The room...

Secret Meals caters to local children in need

Secret Meals caters to local children in need

February 29, 2016

Corn flakes, juice boxes, fruit cups, apple sauce. While this may not seem like much, for roughly 2500 children in Alabama, it’s what gets them through 
the weekend.Since 2008, Alabama Credit Union...

Fellowship and Fire: Canterbury Chapel hosts works by local artists

Fellowship and Fire: Canterbury Chapel hosts works by local artists

February 26, 2016

On Friday night, “Fellowship and Fire” will fill the halls of Canterbury Chapel with a colorful array of vases, bowls, jewelry and other clay works of art. Though there won’t be much fire, there...

Back in action: Black Warrior Film Festival returns

Back in action: Black Warrior Film Festival returns

February 25, 2016

Since 2013, film students from across the South have gathered on campus for The Black Warrior Film Festival. Although its primary focus is to show films, the festival has a greater purpose 
in mind.“Along...

Filter of Hope: Tuscaloosa organization distributes water filters in Haiti

Filter of Hope: Tuscaloosa organization distributes water filters in Haiti

February 18, 2016

Amidst the chaotic aftermath of Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake, two people met. The ensuing events are the sort that make one believe 
in fate.“I was going home, and I was waiting for the tap-tap,...

The Vegabonds rock Rounders

The Vegabonds rock Rounders

February 13, 2016

On February 13, The Vegabonds will wander into Rounders, making a return to their home state. And for The Vegabonds, especially front man Daniel Allen, it’s all about home. “The song that really defines...

Veterans reach out for PTSD treatment

Veterans reach out for PTSD treatment

February 8, 2016

Shell shock, combat neurosis, post traumatic stress disorder – whatever you call it, the psychological effects of war are real, yet often misunderstood and stigmatized. Although awareness for veterans’...

Delivery Boys: A look into who delivers the paper

Delivery Boys: A look into who delivers the paper

January 25, 2016

In the dead of night, with nothing but the dull glow of street lamps for warmth, a little silver pick-up truck idles, its driver hurrying to drop off a bundle of newspapers. Within a few seconds, he’s...

Lookout for Looksy: Alabama band releases debut album

Lookout for Looksy: Alabama band releases debut album

January 14, 2016

In one of the first albums of 2016, Alabama band Looksy makes a New Year’s resolution in the form of the bluesy, southern indie rock album, "The Guest House." Though their sound has southern rock...

Southern Grunge Band T. Hardy Morris and the Hardknocks come to The Saturn in Birmingham

Southern Grunge Band T. Hardy Morris and the Hardknocks come to The Saturn in Birmingham

December 5, 2015

Athens-based T. Hardy Morris and the Hardknocks will be playing their new album, "Drownin’ on a Mountaintop," at The Saturn on December 12th. Like the album title, Morris exists on a sort of creative...

Escape to a Backup Planet at the Green Bar Oct. 24

Escape to a Backup Planet at the Green Bar Oct. 24

October 23, 2015

Luckily, Tennessee Hate Week will be over by the time Backup Planet starts their show Saturday Oct. 24 at the Green Bar—two band members are University of Tennessee graduates.  Keyboardist Ben Cooper...

Moundville Native American Festival

Moundville Native American Festival

October 8, 2015

The grassy mounds of earth are enigmatic from a distance, towering over the flat Alabama dirt and clay. Approach them in October, and these former Native American villages bustle with activity, ranging...

Education Abroad holds photo contest

Education Abroad holds photo contest

October 7, 2015

For those who studied abroad last year and need scholarship money, look no further—the University of Alabama Education Abroad office is hosting a photo contest with prizes of $100 or $50.  “It’s...

Futurebirds showcases life's struggles through lyrics

Futurebirds showcases life's struggles through lyrics

October 6, 2015

"The line is good and ready, toe it as hard as you like"—guitarist Thomas Johnson’s favorite line from the new album, Hotel Parties, and the one he said is most emblematic of Athens-based band Futurebirds.Released...

Roger Jones paints sound in new exhibit

Roger Jones paints sound in new exhibit

September 26, 2015

Beginning on Oct. 1, the exhibit “Every Night” by Roger Jones will be on display at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. His art is abstract and colorful, containing repetition and patterns. ...

Sofia Talvik will bring her unique songwriting style to the Green Bar

Sofia Talvik will bring her unique songwriting style to the Green Bar

September 11, 2015

Swedish troubadour Sofia Talvik’s third show in Tuscaloosa will bring the singer's unique style when she plays the Green Bar on Sept. 21. “She has a very unique songwriting style,” Alex Freeman...

Sarah McQuaid has intimate personal concert at Bama Theatre

Sarah McQuaid has intimate personal concert at Bama Theatre

September 7, 2015

Sarah McQuaid filled the humble Greensboro Room with the warmth of her music last Sunday evening, contributing to the already sultry weather. Dimly lit with some string lights, the room only had a bar...

Sarah McQuaid draws from various musical influences

Sarah McQuaid draws from various musical influences

September 3, 2015

Sarah McQuaid will be walking into Crimson on Sept. 6 as she plays from her new album "Walking into White" at the Bama Theatre’s Acoustic Night, her second time at the venue. "[The Acoustic Night]...

CBDB blends musical styles and energy

CBDB blends musical styles and energy

August 31, 2015

Started here in Tuscaloosa, CBDB is a band unique in that it created its own genre—Joyfunk. Blending funk, jam, rock and a heavy dose of saxophone, Joyfunk is one-of-a-kind. The band itself doesn’t...

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