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Band of the Week Q&A: Lord Nelson talks Green Bar show this weekend

February 9, 2018

Lord Nelson, a band of five from Virginia, are playing Green Bar tonight, Feb. 9, at 10:30 p.m. The group's roots rock sounds spring from their southern guitar stylings and off kilter trombone-playing....

Duo Shovels & Rope find harmony in music, family

Duo Shovels & Rope find harmony in music, family

February 8, 2018

By Christina Ausley | Staff Reporter  This Friday, Feb. 9, American folk duo Shovels & Rope will return to Alabama to play Iron City Birmingham. The band is on tour playing cozier venues like Iron City,...

Graduate artists present work in campus exhibt

Graduate artists present work in campus exhibt

February 5, 2018

By Christina Ausley | Staff Reporter  At seven years old, a young Amy Smoot pieced together scraps of fabric and spare buttons, proudly presenting her grandmother with a makeshift sock monkey. Now, as...

February First Friday monthly art walk to take place downtown

February First Friday monthly art walk to take place downtown

February 1, 2018

By Christina Ausley | Staff Reporter  The first weekend of each month in Tuscaloosa is permeated with traditions like art nights, festivals and screenings, with this weekend in particular playing host...

Award-winning author to present at Visiting Writers Series

January 29, 2018

By Christina Ausley | Staff Reporter  As part of The University of Alabama’s Visiting Writers Series, author Sarah Manguso will take the mic for an evening of novel inspiration.  From autobiographies,...

Best local stores for affordable holiday shopping

Best local stores for affordable holiday shopping

November 27, 2017

With three weeks remaining in the semester, Secret Santa parties and friend group gift exchanges are sure to be a plenty. With all that shopping to do, your holiday receipts could start to pile up. Thankfully,...

Tuscaloosa's best locations for a study break

Tuscaloosa’s best locations for a study break

November 20, 2017

You’ve been studying for hours on end at the same coffee shop, sipping the same latte that’s been powering you through hundreds of Quizlets and Blackboard assignments. In attempting to take a break...

We should all appreciate the little things

We should all appreciate the little things

November 16, 2017

I can admit without hesitation that my world for the past 20 years or so was relatively small, as was my awareness of it. This past weekend, however, I found myself overlooking the city skyline of New...

Weekend holiday market to support Operation Christmas Child

Weekend holiday market to support Operation Christmas Child

November 10, 2017

This weekend, early Christmas enthusiasts can shop for books and other gifts alike while benefiting a cause today and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  In a festive 2017 Christmas Market, the old Books-a-Million...

Churches, community unite with students to collect funds for local crises

November 9, 2017

Seventy-two years ago, churches throughout the Tuscaloosa area combined their efforts to develop and fund an organization serving community members who couldn’t receive aid from local social service...

A cast of colorful characters brings 'Spelling Bee' to life

A cast of colorful characters brings ‘Spelling Bee’ to life

November 6, 2017

By Christina Ausley | Staff Reporter  It's easy to imagine the scene of a typical elementary or middle school spelling bee: A lone spotlight shines on the smartest kid in the class. She quickly notices...

Poetry association hosts Halloween slam tonight

October 31, 2017

In an evening of free food, prizes, scholarships totaling over $500 and nationwide hurricane relief, the Alabama Student Association for Poetry will host the ASAP Halloween Talent Show and Poetry Slam...

Review: Rainbow Kitten Surprise at Druid City Music Hall

October 23, 2017

Under a blanket of blue, green and white lights, indie alternative band Rainbow Kitten Surprise and opener Elliot Root brought energy to Druid City Music Hall on Thursday.  Elliot Root, based out of Nashville,...

University Singers present concert of foreign language music on Thursday

University Singers present concert of foreign language music on Thursday

October 19, 2017

By Christina Ausley | Staff Reporter  500 years ago this month, Martin Luther boldly slipped into the foggy cobblestone streets of Wittenberg. He walked up to the daunting black double doors of the All...

Motel Radio winds down at Bama Theatre's Acoustic Night

Motel Radio winds down at Bama Theatre’s Acoustic Night

October 18, 2017

Tucked into the intimate Greensboro Room, indie rock band Motel Radio will go acoustic at their next appearance at the Bama Theatre this Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. College roommates Ian Wellman and...

Design for America inspires creativity, community involvement

Design for America inspires creativity, community involvement

October 12, 2017

One organization stands out on campus by using creative thinking to help others. Design for America, a national non-profit, has chapters, or "studios" at campuses all over the country. The organization...

Willie Nelson & Family to perform at Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

Willie Nelson & Family to perform at Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

October 11, 2017

Tonight at 7 p.m., musician, author, poet, actor and activist Willie Nelson will take the stage of the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.  As a musician at heart, Nelson will bring his “outlaw country” style...

Food and family motivate new downtown burger spot

Food and family motivate new downtown burger spot

October 9, 2017

Retro red booths and white subway tile meet the hustle and bustle of downtown Tuscaloosa in a new restaurant hotspot called Dotson's – a family-owned burger and shake shop. It’s not all typical cheeseburgers...

Students collaborate and create in The Cube, a group of six accessible engineering labs

Students collaborate and create in The Cube, a group of six accessible engineering labs

October 9, 2017

By Christina Ausley | Staff Reporter  In early May of this year, junior aerospace engineering and mechanics major Zack Andrews set out in search of a 3D printer for one of his models.  He ran into Doug...

Local skate park builds community

Local skate park builds community

October 6, 2017

Tucked into Tuscaloosa lies a place for UA students and staff to socialize — a place to decompress, yet a place for a taste of risk. Wheels whirl, spin and roll while handlebars twist and turn. The scent...

We need to change the way we communicate

We need to change the way we communicate

September 29, 2017

If I had a dime for every time I’ve heard “communication is key,” maybe then I’d finally be able to afford one of the souvenir cups from Bryant Denny on a game day without cringing as I pass over...

Local shops celebrate National Coffee Day

Local shops celebrate National Coffee Day

September 29, 2017

The demand for coffee, being a consistent staple of collegehood, has risen in Tuscaloosa in the last few years.  I recently walked into the Ferguson Center Starbucks to grab my usual order before heading...

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors to perform Druid City's third show this week

Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors to perform Druid City’s third show this week

September 28, 2017

As a young Drew Holcomb sat on the floor of his Memphis home, pushing cherry red toy firetrucks back and forth, he dreamed of becoming a firefighter.  Years later, this Thursday, although not a firefighter,...

Druid City continues slammer week with Shovels & Rope tonight

Druid City continues slammer week with Shovels & Rope tonight

September 26, 2017

In an eclectic combination of rock 'n' roll, country, blues and punk rock, American folk duo Shovels & Rope will make their Tuscaloosa debut tonight under the smoky lights of Druid City Music Hall.  Composed...

A quick weekend guide to Nashville

A quick weekend guide to Nashville

September 22, 2017

As hundreds of eager Alabama fans rush toward Vanderbilt stadium this weekend, it’s no surprise the hottest spots in Nashville actively tune every string and restock on plenty of barbecue sauce in preparation...

Tasting Tuscaloosa: Students have trendy and healthy options

Tasting Tuscaloosa: Students have trendy and healthy options

September 21, 2017

By Christina Ausley | Staff Reporter From personalized bowls of rainbow fruit, acai and oatmeal to customized rolls of sushi right down to the sauce on the side, Tuscaloosa welcomes a variety of new businesses...

Eric Church to perform sold out Amphitheater show tonight

Eric Church to perform sold out Amphitheater show tonight

September 15, 2017

From Kenny Chesney’s island vibes to Dierks Bentley’s southern twang, the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater continuously packs its seats with eager country music fans year-round. This Friday night, country artist...

Student mixes science with songwriting

Student mixes science with songwriting

September 14, 2017

On an ordinary weekday, junior biology major Bobby Rodgers grabs his goggles and lab coat. He walks outside toward Shelby Hall while flipping through a stack of chemistry flashcards. He pours kaleidoscopic...

Success is about controlling your thoughts

Success is about controlling your thoughts

September 12, 2017

Impossible. Incapable. Anxious. Failure. All of these words and more seem to oftentimes infect and manipulate the minds of many students throughout their college experience. Freshman year especially poses...

5th Street Vintage Market returns, downsizes to four annually

5th Street Vintage Market returns, downsizes to four annually

September 8, 2017

“You can’t repeat the past? Why of course you can.”  As goes this quip from "The Great Gatsby," this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the 5th Street Vintage market returns with entirely handcrafted...

Student-run farmer's market returns this fall

Student-run farmer’s market returns this fall

September 7, 2017

By Christina Ausley | Staff Reporter The recent popularity of Tuscaloosa farmer’s markets, home-grown foods and hand-made products has spurred a variety of weekly and weekend markets throughout the community....

WorkPlay welcomes folk rockers Penny & Sparrow

WorkPlay welcomes folk rockers Penny & Sparrow

September 6, 2017

Two college roommates at the University of Texas Austin once fumbled around with a handful of guitar strings and a variety of vocal covers in an effort to blow off steam after classes. Now, they confidently...

Tips for combatting first semester homesickness

Tips for combatting first semester homesickness

August 31, 2017

By Christina Ausley | Staff Reporter The University of Alabama's student population is now 53 percent out-of-state, so it is no surprise a handful of students may become a tad anxious or homesick at some...

UA alum to be featured in Vancouver fashion week

UA alum to be featured in Vancouver fashion week

August 31, 2017

By Christina Ausley | Staff Writer Four years ago Caroline Ruder sat on the floor of her sorority house bedroom dreaming of becoming a designer. She was armed with nothing more than a needle, some thread...

Tuscaloosa gems to see before you graduate

Tuscaloosa gems to see before you graduate

April 27, 2017

Graduation is drawing near, but chances are there's still much of Tuscaloosa many seniors haven't seen. Tuscaloosa has grown a lot in the last four years, and with so many new spots, it can be hard to...

New College to host Exhibition of Creative Work

New College to host Exhibition of Creative Work

April 27, 2017

New College artists at the University are a varied bunch, dabbling in different kinds of art and mediums. Some shape a clay mold using nothing but their potter’s wheels and bare hands. Some hold their breaths...

Tuscaloosa River market hosts fifth annual food & wine festival

Tuscaloosa River market hosts fifth annual food & wine festival

April 26, 2017

In their fifth annual Food & Wine Festival this Thursday evening, the Tuscaloosa River Market will once again host hundreds of guests for an evening full of local vendors and a variety of wine.With the...

While on the market, Rama Jama's is still rolling

While on the market, Rama Jama's is still rolling

April 24, 2017

Across from Evergreen Cemetery and nestled in the shadow of Bryant-Denny stadium, is an always-talked-about but sometimes-forgotten restaurant. On any given game day, the neon red letters beckon fans to...

Volksfest brings taste of German culture to Tuscaloosa

Volksfest brings taste of German culture to Tuscaloosa

April 20, 2017

Have you ever wanted to walk the cobblestone streets of Berlin or buy a freshly-baked pretzel from Munich? Or perhaps you’ve always dreamed of polka dancing in Cologne? Regardless, there’s no need...

Earth Day celebration to be held at Moundville Archaeological Park

Earth Day celebration to be held at Moundville Archaeological Park

April 19, 2017

From snakes and lizards to butterflies and moths, this Earth Day University of Alabama Museums and Moundville Archaeological Park are doing things a little bit different.In both analyzing all the various...

New craft beer hangout comes to Tuscaloosa in June

New craft beer hangout comes to Tuscaloosa in June

April 11, 2017

Enter an upscale tap room intricately decorated with brass designs. More than 30 barstools line up across from a lineup of nearly 60 different craft beer taps. Guests enjoy prime rib, flatbreads and burgers...

AJ McCarron to open new sushi restaurant in Tuscaloosa

AJ McCarron to open new sushi restaurant in Tuscaloosa

April 10, 2017

AJ McCarron knows how to roll with the Tide, but now he'll be delving into a new kind of a roll – sushi, that is. After winning his second national championship in 2012, few doubted McCarron would ever...

A Celebration of Art: Kentuck Art Center to offer unique connection to artists nationwide

A Celebration of Art: Kentuck Art Center to offer unique connection to artists nationwide

April 7, 2017

Going once, going twice, sold! The Kentuck Art Center will host an evening full of local paintings and burlesque performances at their first “Celebration of Art” block party and auction this Saturday...

UA Opera singers celebrate year with Broadway, pop and jazz performance

UA Opera singers celebrate year with Broadway, pop and jazz performance

April 4, 2017

Tonight, UA opera singers will provide a rare evening filled with bursts of trumpet, dramatic arias and propelling recitatives. For one night, student and faculty artists will gather in one place to...

UA Opera singers celebrate year with Broadway, pop and jazz performance

UA Opera singers celebrate year with Broadway, pop and jazz performance

April 4, 2017

Tonight, UA opera singers will provide a rare evening filled with bursts of trumpet, dramatic arias and propelling recitatives. For one night, student and faculty artists will gather in one place to...

Harper Stables in Northport is a family tradition

Harper Stables in Northport is a family tradition

April 3, 2017

Just across the bridge in Northport lie acres and acres of land that have been transformed from generation to generation. Once a cow pasture, then a watermelon patch and now a place for horses to graze:...

Rising Appalachia takes WorkPlay next week

Rising Appalachia takes WorkPlay next week

March 30, 2017

With fiddle and banjo in hand, Rising Appalachia will bring a mix traditional folk, Irish and Scottish strings and contemporary jams to Birmingham's WorkPlay stage next Tuesday.Going on 12 years of musical...

Dance Alabama! presents spring concert

Dance Alabama! presents spring concert

March 27, 2017

Students stretch their legs, lace up their ballet slippers and twist their hair into buns. Choreographers and dancers turn and skip, evoking love, loss, spirituality and sheer passion. They twirl across...

Creative Campus presents food as art with

Creative Campus presents food as art with “A Taste of Alabama” event

March 27, 2017

Sweet tea, cooked greens, fried catfish and banana pudding are just a few of the southern foods and drinks on nearly every Alabama menu. Sugar and oil aside, the University of Alabama’s Creative Campus...

Band of Brothers Brewing Co. hosts food truck festival

Band of Brothers Brewing Co. hosts food truck festival

March 24, 2017

Whether you’re looking for locally crafted brews, the largest taproom in Tuscaloosa, southern soul food or mesquite smoked chicken and pork, the Band of Brothers Brewing Food Truck Fest might be just...

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