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SENIOR COLUMN: Invest in Tuscaloosa's culture

SENIOR COLUMN: Invest in Tuscaloosa’s culture

April 30, 2018

I’m unapologetically obsessed with every single track on Kacey Musgraves’ new album “Golden Hour,” but one song in particular is striking in a heavier way, both evoking and challenging my anxieties...

Adderall abuse still widespread among students

April 23, 2018

All-nighters can often feel unavoidable in college and, at times, like rites of passage. These sleepless evenings, products of severe procrastination or just a busy schedule, are  fraught with vats of...

Here are the best chicken and waffle dishes in Tuscaloosa

Here are the best chicken and waffle dishes in Tuscaloosa

April 16, 2018

Chicken and waffles is a classic, if unusual, Southern dish, but some theorists trace its origins back to distinctly Northern and foreign locales. The recipe is believed to have dawned with the creativity...

Review: CBDB solidify themselves among jam band ranks

Review: CBDB solidify themselves among jam band ranks

April 9, 2018

CBDB have unearthed a combination shared by only a handful of popular jam bands: lyrical mastery coupled with equally impressive jamming techniques. Most bands of this nature have obviously achieved a...

Hometown heroes of jam CBDB return to Tuscaloosa

Hometown heroes of jam CBDB return to Tuscaloosa

April 6, 2018

A season of shows at Druid City Music Hall isn't really complete unless CBDB's on the marquee.  Tonight, Friday April 6, the Tuscaloosa-based CBDB will once again return to Druid City Music Hall. The...

Track by Track series: UA Theatre & Dance stage manager crafts diverse playlist

Track by Track series: UA Theatre & Dance stage manager crafts diverse playlist

April 5, 2018

"Track by Track" is a series where students share their daily musical diets in a Spotify playlist. Katelyn Worsham has broad tastes in music. The sophomore majoring in theatre and English with a Russian...

The Golden Hour: Graduation photography businesses boom

The Golden Hour: Graduation photography businesses boom

April 5, 2018

The Walk of Champions is sticky. The plaques celebrating Alabama football’s national and SEC titles, which fall in a neat row stretching from the base of Bryant-Denny Stadium down to University Boulevard,...

Some of the best sex songs aren't overtly sexual

Some of the best sex songs aren’t overtly sexual

February 22, 2018

Sex is not a topic underrepresented in music. In fact, just about every corner of modern music is laced with sexual innuendos. Even if sex isn’t mentioned explicitly in the lyrics, songs can feel sexy...

5 local underrated Mexican spots are some of the best

5 local underrated Mexican spots are some of the best

February 19, 2018

You don’t need a lot of money to eat at a great Mexican restaurant in Tuscaloosa. While Taco Mama and Chuy’s are often heralded as being the best places in town to grab Mexican cuisine, they’re just...

Student-run art history profile gains national following

Student-run art history profile gains national following

February 15, 2018

Unlike most schools, Taylor Murray’s high school didn’t offer art classes – not even a humanities course. But a lack of art courses at Murray’s Wicksburg, Alabama high school didn’t deter him...

Phoebe Bridgers performs sold out show in Birmingham

Phoebe Bridgers performs sold out show in Birmingham

February 14, 2018

The title of Phoebe Bridgers’ 2017 album, “Stranger in the Alps” is a stark contradiction to the record’s contents. The name is derived from a line in the cult comedy film “The Big Lebowski,”...

UA Theatre & Dance opens 'Vinegar Tom' tonight

UA Theatre & Dance opens ‘Vinegar Tom’ tonight

February 13, 2018

UA Theatre & Dance is brewing up something entertaining this week through Sunday, Feb. 18. Starting tonight, Tuesday, Feb. 13, they'll present "Vinegar Tom," a play about the witch trials in 17th century...

Track by Track Series: Monarch Barista cherishes the comfort in music, shares mix

Track by Track Series: Monarch Barista cherishes the comfort in music, shares mix

February 9, 2018

"Track by Track" is a series where students share their daily musical diets in a Spotify playlist. Before working at Monarch Espresso Bar, Kaitlyn Clements, a senior majoring in social work, preferred...

Review: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit is a country band that plays rock concerts

Review: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit is a country band that plays rock concerts

January 22, 2018

Though a self-pronounced denouncer of most modern, country music, I once attended a country show. There, a troop of mostly passé country artists, including singer John Conlee and vocal group The Whites...

Alumna to showcase collection at February New York Fashion Week

Alumna to showcase collection at February New York Fashion Week

January 18, 2018

By Ellen Johnson | Culture Editor  Caroline Ruder's designs are bold: yellow midi dresses studded with sparkly flares, sweeping black gowns with scale-like appliqués, color-blocked capes. Just a few...

Sloss Music & Arts Festival reveals 2018 lineup

Sloss Music & Arts Festival reveals 2018 lineup

January 18, 2018

Sloss Music & Arts Festival, which since its incarnation in 2015 has served as Birmingham's signature summer music festival, has announced its lineup for the 2018 event. This year's festival will take...

Gorgas House doll exhibit to close this weekend

Gorgas House doll exhibit to close this weekend

January 11, 2018

While dolls might be a thing of your childhood, they can be art, too. Tomorrow is the last day to see "A Life With Dolls: The Dolls of Susan Hodgson," an exhibit at the Gorgas House Museum on campus. Hodgson's...

Following Las Vegas, country musicians struggle to find their free speech footing

Following Las Vegas, country musicians struggle to find their free speech footing

December 7, 2017

Last month, country artist and southern outcast Sturgill Simpson stood outside the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville as the Country Music Awards roared on inside, lacking one of its not-so-obvious key players. ...

Auburn vs. Alabama 'The Price Is Right' episode to air tomorrow

Auburn vs. Alabama ‘The Price Is Right’ episode to air tomorrow

November 21, 2017

A special college rivalry episode of game show "The Price Is Right" will air tomorrow, and just like Saturday in Jordan-Hare Stadium, Alabama will take on Auburn in the program.  The episode, titled "Thanksgiving...

Kendrick Lamar, The Killers to headline 2018 Hangout Music Fest

Kendrick Lamar, The Killers to headline 2018 Hangout Music Fest

November 14, 2017

Hangout Music Fest announced this morning their 2018 lineup, which features headliners Kendrick Lamar, The Killers and The Chainsmokers. Three-day tickets for the festival, which will take over Gulf Shores...

Theatre Tuscaloosa hosts community theatre festival

Theatre Tuscaloosa hosts community theatre festival

November 10, 2017

Four Alabama community theatre companies, including Theatre Tuscaloosa, will compete in a festival this weekend.  The "ACTFest" is the Alabama Conference of Theatre's Community Theatre Festival, and this...

Printmaker and alumnus William Hall to lead gallery event today

Printmaker and alumnus William Hall to lead gallery event today

November 7, 2017

A master printmaker is coming to campus today. This morning at 10 a.m., artist and alumnus William Hall will lead a walkthrough and talk pertaining to the current exhibition at the Sarah Moody Gallery...

Loosa and UPerk host joint block party tonight

Loosa and UPerk host joint block party tonight

November 3, 2017

Two downtown spots are coming together tonight to host a community block party. Local beer hub Loosa and coffee-infused gathering place UPerk are collaborating to put on Beans & Brews Block Party, which...

Students collaborate on short film set in a bowling alley

Students collaborate on short film set in a bowling alley

November 2, 2017

By Ellen Johnson | Culture Editor There are few stories as relatable as the coming-of-age tale.  Movies like the moody "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" and the more quirky "Juno" embody all the characteristics...

Dawes to open for Kings of Leon tonight at the Amphitheater

Dawes to open for Kings of Leon tonight at the Amphitheater

October 23, 2017

If you watch "Alternate Theories of Physics," a documentary detailing the making of Dawes' most recent album, "We're All Gonna Die," you'll witness band members Taylor Goldsmith, Griffin Goldsmith, Wylie...

Festival regulars Rainbow Kitten Surprise to play Druid City tonight

Festival regulars Rainbow Kitten Surprise to play Druid City tonight

October 19, 2017

Boone, N.C., whose population peaks at about 18,000, is a cozy college town nestled in the stacks of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s home to Appalachian State University, and it’s where, literally in...

Track by Track Series: Jared Hunter shares his favorite jams

Track by Track Series: Jared Hunter shares his favorite jams

October 4, 2017

"Track by Track" is a new series where students share their daily musical diets in a Spotify playlist. Jared Hunter likes to start his days with Calvin Harris' slick beats and see the hours through with...

Band of Horses rock Druid City in Sunday night show

Band of Horses rock Druid City in Sunday night show

September 26, 2017

Sunday night rocked.  While the first night of the week is classically reserved for catching up on homework assignments and observing NFL games, this Sunday, Sept. 24, ushered the week in with a hollering...

St. Paul & the Broken Bones, with Hall & Oates return home to Alabama

St. Paul & the Broken Bones, with Hall & Oates return home to Alabama

September 21, 2017

Paul Janeway, lead singer of St. Paul & the Broken Bones and a Birmingham native, is known for his boisterous on-stage antics. He’s been known to run amok – twirling around and hopping over and under...

Track by Track series: Stadium songs round out Capstone Woman's list

Track by Track series: Stadium songs round out Capstone Woman’s list

September 20, 2017

"Track by Track" is a new series where students share their daily musical diets in a Spotify playlist. This is the second in the series.  Oftentimes, it's the music we've known the best and the longest...

Tuscaloosa escape room offers thrills and chills

Tuscaloosa escape room offers thrills and chills

September 18, 2017

By Ellen Johnson | Culture Editor The thrill of escaping is one many of us will not actually experience, but maybe we seek that certain adrenaline rush and a chance to put our skills and critical thinking...

Deer Tick, and comedian Chris Crofton, slated for Sunday show at Saturn

Deer Tick, and comedian Chris Crofton, slated for Sunday show at Saturn

September 15, 2017

Outside of the humorous antics between band members, a band tour isn't the usual hangout for a comedian. For Americana rock outfit Deer Tick, however, welcoming stand-up comedians into their tour was an...

Track by Track series: The Strokes, The Velvet Underground among SGA Attorney General's picks

Track by Track series: The Strokes, The Velvet Underground among SGA Attorney General’s picks

September 13, 2017

"Track by Track" is a new series where students share their daily musical diets in a Spotify playlist. This is the first feature in the series.  For Lance McCaskey, Attorney General of the SGA and a senior...

Musicians to cover Grateful Dead at Bama Theatre

Musicians to cover Grateful Dead at Bama Theatre

September 12, 2017

The Grateful Dead once treated Tuscaloosans to a show at the Memorial Coliseum (now Coleman), in May of 1977. Forty years later, Bob Weir probably won't be breezing through Tuscaloosa any time soon. But...

Upcoming Birmingham music you won't want to miss

Upcoming Birmingham music you won’t want to miss

August 29, 2017

By Ellen Johnson | Culture Editor  While Tuscaloosa is perfectly capable of holding its own when it comes to live music this fall, Birmingham also boasts a superb lineup of artists and bands heading to...

Moon Taxi to perform back-to-back nights at Druid City

Moon Taxi to perform back-to-back nights at Druid City

August 24, 2017

For the third year in a row, Moon Taxi is is back in Tuscaloosa to kick off another school year, taking another two-night residency at Druid City Music Hall. The Nashville-based band returns to Druid City...

Six years later, UA professors remember 2011 tornados

Six years later, UA professors remember 2011 tornados

April 27, 2017

About three blocks behind Tuscaloosa's Central High School, right off Hargrove Road, is a neighborhood that Lydia Avant has called home for 11 years now. There's a park across the street from her house...

Five newsletters (besides the Skimm) you should be getting in your inbox

Five newsletters (besides the Skimm) you should be getting in your inbox

April 13, 2017

With all the “fake news” and “alternative facts” swirling around out there on the ever-mind-boggling Internet, it can be a tricky game trying to sort through it all. It’s always good to follow...

The Weeks talk southern music and life, will perform at Druid City tonight

The Weeks talk southern music and life, will perform at Druid City tonight

April 12, 2017

"Be stubborn."That's Sam Williams' advice to any young band just starting out. A lot of good opportunities will come your way early, he said, but you have to know which ones are the right ones to take."It's...

From makers of 'Serial' and 'This American Life' comes 'S-town,' based on Alabama town

From makers of 'Serial' and 'This American Life' comes 'S-town,' based on Alabama town

March 28, 2017

The massively popular "Serial" has ushered podcasts into mainstream entertainment since its debut in 2014. Now, creators Julie Snyder and Sarah Koenig are back with "S-Town," which is hosted by Brian...

Feed Your Feed: UA foodies take over Instagram

Feed Your Feed: UA foodies take over Instagram

March 9, 2017

A pepperoni pizza pic so cheesy you could take a bite out of your phone screen. A donut snapshot so 
scrumptious you find yourself driving to the nearest Krispy Kreme. Endless ice cream images. Etchings...

Dawes takes Iron City tonight

Dawes takes Iron City tonight

March 3, 2017

The phrase "Roll Tide" can be heard anywhere in Alabama at almost any time, and has been used as an exclamation, greeting and remark, just to name a few. But thanks to the band Dawes, it's also found...

CBDB rocks Druid City in hometown performance

CBDB rocks Druid City in hometown performance

February 13, 2017

If you’ve never before heard of the music genre “joyfunk,” you’ve probably never heard of Tuscaloosa-founded band CBDB either.The CBDB members – Cy Simonton on guitar, Kris Gottlieb on guitar/vocals,...

Stop Light Observations makes music with meaning

Stop Light Observations makes music with meaning

October 21, 2016

Upstairs in a 200-year-old plantation home outside Charleston, South Carolina, Will Blackburn recorded vocals for his band’s newest album. In a Victorian-style bathroom complete with a little couch and...

The Dirty Lungs bring modern sounds to a southern scene

The Dirty Lungs bring modern sounds to a southern scene

October 13, 2016

Not every great southern band sounds southern all the time. That’s the theory behind Birmingham-based group The Dirty Lungs. While the band thrives in the southern landscape and does sparingly utilize...

Huxford Symphony Orchestra to perform tonight at Moody Music Building

Huxford Symphony Orchestra to perform tonight at Moody Music Building

October 13, 2016

The Huxford Symphony Orchestra, one of 14 ensembles in the School of Music's program, will perform a concert tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Concert Hall in Moody Music Building. Tickets are $3 for students...

Hidden Gems of Tuscaloosa: Edgar's a staple for cakes and cafe foods

Hidden Gems of Tuscaloosa: Edgar's a staple for cakes and cafe foods

October 11, 2016

Lunchtime is busy at Edgar’s Bakery in Tuscaloosa. Customers stream in as the order-up bell is dinging, employees freshen the coffee and friends chat amongst themselves in the cheery cafe chairs. Cupcakes,...

Judah & the Lion take Druid City tonight

September 23, 2016

For Nashville-based band Judah & the Lion, each performance is all about giving the audience what they want to hear.“We love when people jump around and dance and are surprised,” said drummer Spencer...

Fashion week is more than expensive brands

Fashion week is more than expensive brands

September 22, 2016

It’s September, and in the fashion world that means a few very important weeks of new trends, designs and designer collections. Designers are determined to put their best foot forward this month at...

Q&A: Lead guitarist of Gravy talks upcoming performance, new album

Q&A: Lead guitarist of Gravy talks upcoming performance, new album

September 14, 2016

"It’s all good and it’s all gravy." That’s the motto behind the music of New Orleans-based funk and soul band Gravy. The quartet will take on Druid City Music Hall tomorrow night, Sept. 15, and...

New juice bars come to Tuscaloosa

New juice bars come to Tuscaloosa

April 19, 2016

In the wake of a growing juice trend, Tuscaloosa is now freshly pressed, prepped and squeezed, ready to welcome juice bars to its growing restaurant market. Much like smoothie shops, juice bars primarily...

The Revivalists come to Druid City Music Hall

The Revivalists come to Druid City Music Hall

April 16, 2016

Nine years ago Zack Feinberg was riding his bicycle around a New Orleans neighborhood when he came across David Shaw sitting on his front porch playing guitar. This chance encounter was the beginning of...

UA Theatre and Dance performs Boeing Boeing

UA Theatre and Dance performs Boeing Boeing

April 15, 2016

While some theatrical productions seek to share a thought-provoking story or some rousing musical anthems, others simply serve to make the audience laugh and enjoy themselves.“Farces are to entertain,”...

People of Tuscaloosa: Kayleb Rae Candrilli and MK Foster

People of Tuscaloosa: Kayleb Rae Candrilli and MK Foster

April 6, 2016

Kayleb Rae: "I really, really love poetry. I probably wouldn’t be able to live without it. I suppose I’m drawn most to poems that have an emotional core. So if a poem gives me goosebumps, which often...

UA students practice Zen Buddhism

UA students practice Zen Buddhism

April 4, 2016

A small group of students, faculty, staff and local residents are using a centuries-old practice and applying it to their daily lives.The group calls themselves the Quiet Tide Sangha, and they meet each...

Nursing Students

Nursing Students

March 31, 2016

When senior Joy Prinsell came to The University of Alabama, she knew she wanted to work in the medical field, but she wasn’t sure where she would fit in.After choosing a major in biology as a freshman...

People of Tuscaloosa: Max Mortellaro

People of Tuscaloosa: Max Mortellaro

March 8, 2016

"I was inspired by my history teacher in high school, and I thought I should be doing [secondary education]. He was crazy, and he had different ways of teaching and had different stories to tell other...

The Great Peacock visits Druid City Brewing

February 25, 2016

Tuscaloosa is known for its football traditions, college-town atmosphere and massive student population. But one aspect of Tuscaloosa, the thriving music scene, is sometimes overlooked by all but the barhopping...

Roxy's offers live music and craft cocktails

Roxy's offers live music and craft cocktails

February 25, 2016

Dim lighting, leather couches and a bar adorned with drinking glasses are all in sight upon entry to one of Tuscaloosa’s most up-and-coming bars, Roxy’s.Nestled in the middle of downtown Tuscaloosa’s...

People of Tuscaloosa: Courtney Rentas

People of Tuscaloosa: Courtney Rentas

February 24, 2016

“My greatest accomplishment, the personal success that I value the most from my time at UA, is that I never gave up. I have walked across the Quad crying more times than I can count. I have dropped down...

UA Alum Glynn Wilson talks about his memoir, blogging, and the future of the media

February 11, 2016

Glynn Wilson is a publisher, a website creator, a writer, and a journalist who has worked for publications such as The New York Times and The Christian Science Monitor. But before all of that, he was a...

Heat Pizza to be served in Tuscaloosa

Heat Pizza to be served in Tuscaloosa

February 11, 2016

In two minutes and 55 seconds, a personalized artisan pizza, prepared with fresh ingredients, is ready to eat at Heat Pizza Bar in downtown Tuscaloosa.“The whole idea is to serve artisan pizza and salad...

UA student reflects on time as classically trained violinist

UA student reflects on time as classically trained violinist

February 4, 2016

Music brings people together, and for one UA student, it has defined some of the most important moments in her life. “Music always has a way of staying with a person,” said Morgan Hendon, a senior...

UA students showcase their art in new exhibit

January 30, 2016

Sydney Ewerth is an artist, but she doesn't like to call herself that. “I still don’t like to [refer to myself as an artist],” said Ewerth, a graduate student pursuing her masters in fine arts in...

SportsTown: Tuscaloosa to be featured on new series

SportsTown: Tuscaloosa to be featured on new series

January 21, 2016

While the obsession with football and its influence on Southern culture might seem normal to students who dwell in Tuscaloosa, others around the country might find people’s worship of the sport a little...

The Arts Council launches 13th Annual Double Exposure Juried Photography Exhibit

January 19, 2016

There are few places in Alabama where you can find a compilation of unique photographs exhibited by both children and adults, but Tuscaloosa will offer just that this February. The Arts Council of Tuscaloosa...

Nuncrackers provides humor and cheer

Nuncrackers provides humor and cheer

December 3, 2015

By Ellen Johnson | Staff ReporterDancing nuns, puppets, musical comedy and Christmas spirit may not seem like a likely combination, but one show will bring them all together this holiday season.Theatre...

Alabama family continues Iron Bowl streak

Alabama family continues Iron Bowl streak

November 23, 2015

If you live in Alabama, you know that college football is a season-long – sometimes year-long – celebration and rivalry that brings friends and families together for fellowship and traditions, and...

Specialty grocery store satisfies food cravings

Specialty grocery store satisfies food cravings

November 19, 2015

There is one place in downtown Tuscaloosa where students can be found enjoying a soda after class, customers can purchase meals to bring home for dinner and hundreds of unique foods and beverages line...

UATD to perform Mel Brooks musical classic Young Frankenstein

UATD to perform Mel Brooks musical classic Young Frankenstein

November 16, 2015

The story of “Frankenstein” is one that is familiar to many, but next week at the Marian Gallaway Theatre, the dark and twisted tale will be told in a new, and more entertaining, light.The University...

Bicycle Advocacy Coalition hosts Halloween bike ride

October 30, 2015

It isn’t too often that a troop of witches, skeletons and characters of all kinds can be seen biking around the streets of Tuscaloosa, but this Friday, that might change. The Bicycle Advocacy Coalition,...

Sorority Row hosts trick or treat for Tuscaloosa children

Sorority Row hosts trick or treat for Tuscaloosa children

October 23, 2015

While girls clad in t-shirts and shorts are the usual inhabitants of Sorority Row, for one night, witches, Disney characters, fairies and wizards will walk the streets of Magnolia and Colonial. The...

Explore the outdoors at Red Mountain Park

Explore the outdoors at Red Mountain Park

October 20, 2015

Fall is finally here and the cooler temps are beckoning students to get outside and enjoy the season. One place to explore the outdoors and get some fresh air is Red Mountain Park in Birmingham. After...

The Bama Theatre hosts Foreign Film series

The Bama Theatre hosts Foreign Film series

October 16, 2015

The Bama Theatre is offering the perfect chance to experience a wide array of foreign films over the course of the next two months.  The “5 Foreign Films for $5” series, sponsored by Five restaurant,...

Dance off calories with DAZE

Dance off calories with DAZE

October 12, 2015

Exercise doesn’t have to be strenuous, boring or pain-inducing. The Student Recreational Center and the Student Activity Center at Presidential Village offer a number of stress-free group exercise classes.The...

Twiddle and The Werks stop at WorkPlay as part of their Twerk Tour

Twiddle and The Werks stop at WorkPlay as part of their Twerk Tour

October 7, 2015

Fresh off of music festival season, the bands Twiddle and The Werks will be playing at the WorkPlay in Birmingham on Thursday, October 15. The performance is at 8 p.m. and tickets range from $12 to $15. ...

From Wes Walker to Elton John here's what students are listening to

October 7, 2015

Students all across University of Alabama's campus are exploring all different kinds of music, from mainstream popular jams to under the radar tunes. Looking for something new to jam out to? Check out...

What's going on this weekend in Birmingham

What's going on this weekend in Birmingham

October 2, 2015

While away-game weekends send many students racing home or to a rival SEC team’s town, there are still options for a fun weekend when students choose to stick around.  While Athens may boast a lively...

Award-winning author Ann Twinam to hold guest lecture

Award-winning author Ann Twinam to hold guest lecture

October 1, 2015

Dr. Ann Twinam, an award-winning author and historian, will speak at the first lecture of The University of Alabama’s new Latin American, Caribbean and Latino studies major, according to a press release....

Tommye Wright talks new novel

Tommye Wright talks new novel “You Are Cordially Invited to War”

September 25, 2015

Tommye Wright, an author based in Birmingham, has released a new book this year called “You are Cordially Invited to War.” The book follows a storyline on the home front during World War II. The plot...

On-campus libraries are hubs for student activity

On-campus libraries are hubs for student activity

September 25, 2015

Whether you prefer the quaint quietness of Gorgas or the sleek style of Rodgers, every student has their own library style. While some libraries are devoted to specific colleges, such as Bruno Business...

The Association of Chinese Students and Scholars celebrate Moon Festival at the University

The Association of Chinese Students and Scholars celebrate Moon Festival at the University

September 23, 2015

The month of September brings not only a whirlwind of homework, tests and football weekends, but also the traditional Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival. Also known as the Moon Festival, it’s a holiday similar...

No handlebars: Student gains recognition as campus Unicycle Guy

No handlebars: Student gains recognition as campus Unicycle Guy

September 21, 2015

Heads turn as a one-wheeled vehicle zips by students making their way to their 8 a.m. classes. They wonder if it’s a bike or maybe a skateboard. It’s neither. It’s actually just your friendly 
neighborhood...

Huxford Symphony Orchestra to play first concert  at Moody Music Building

Huxford Symphony Orchestra to play first concert at Moody Music Building

September 17, 2015

Sometimes it’s easy to forget what music sounded like before the age of electronic beats and artificial sounds. This Thursday, Sept. 17, the Huxford Symphony Orchestra will help people remember as...

Southern discomfort: International students make the transition from home to Alabama

Southern discomfort: International students make the transition from home to Alabama

September 14, 2015

Fried chicken. Fried okra. Fried broccoli. Fried macaroni and cheese. These staple southern dishes were in sight of Aiden Mould, a junior from Cambridge, England, majoring in American Studies, as he attended...

Hotel Indigo breaks ground in downtown Tuscaloosa

Hotel Indigo breaks ground in downtown Tuscaloosa

September 11, 2015

A new hotel, Hotel Indigo, has officially broken ground in downtown Tuscaloosa, officials from Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) and Chance Partners announced today.The hotel will join the Riverfront...

5th Street Vintage Market offers variety of local goods

5th Street Vintage Market offers variety of local goods

September 4, 2015

If you’re looking for a place to find antiques, handmade jewelry, vinyl records and local food vendors, the 5th Street Vintage Market, taking place Sunday Sept. 13, might be just be what you’re...

Bike Culture at the University

Bike Culture at the University

September 3, 2015

As you walk around campus each day, you might notice several things: the splashing fountain in front of the Ferguson Center, the way Denny Chimes looks in the afternoon light, people studying on the quad....

Student Review: Gone Girl (with spoilers)

Student Review: Gone Girl (with spoilers)

September 1, 2015

“Gone Girl,” by Gillian Flynn is the gripping novel that has enticed book aficionados and non-readers alike to read its pages from cover-to-cover, for some in a matter of days. After being published...

Jam band to play Greekfest

Jam band to play Greekfest

August 20, 2015

The most-anticipated music event to kick off the school year will showcase three different acts and give students a chance to see bands perform live right here on The University of Alabama campus. Costa...

Week of Welcome events to begin

Week of Welcome events to begin

August 20, 2015

University of Alabama students are once again ringing in the new school year with a free week-long event extravaganza. The Division of Student Affairs is hosting Week of Welcome (WOW), a series of events...

Temple to host festival featuring Jewish food

Temple to host festival featuring Jewish food

April 15, 2015

Matzah, challah, kugel, blintzes and falafel aren’t exactly what the typical college student eats for lunch, but this weekend UA students and the Tuscaloosa community will have the chance to try these...

Huxford to play final concert of 2014-15 season

Huxford to play final concert of 2014-15 season

April 14, 2015

Music fans and novices alike will be entertained Thursday evening when both familiar and lesser-known classical tunes echo throughout the Moody 
Music Building.The concert will close the Huxford Symphony...

UA Opera Theatre to take on jazz, pop songs

UA Opera Theatre to take on jazz, pop songs

April 6, 2015

While opera students at The University of Alabama spend most of their time performing traditional music, for one night a year they get to let loose and display their talents through modern tunes.The UA...

Glow run returns to Tuscaloosa

Glow run returns to Tuscaloosa

February 19, 2015

Neon tutus, glow-in-the-dark accessories and funky knee socks are just a few examples of the gear that will adorn runners this Saturday night as they whiz past Tuscaloosa hotspots in an electric display...

Play based on Greek mythology premieres

Play based on Greek mythology premieres

February 16, 2015

Dry ice and blue lighting will dominate the stage of the Allen Bales Theatre as part of the set of American playwright Sarah Ruhl’s “Eurydice.”The play, part of the University’s department of theatre...

Huxford Symphony to begin second half of season

Huxford Symphony to begin second half of season

February 11, 2015

Music written by well-known composers from across the globe will sound through the Moody Music Concert Hall on Thursday evening as students of the Huxford Symphony Orchestra perform in their first concert...

WiSE hosts

WiSE hosts “Navigating the Future” symposium

January 29, 2015

WiSE seeks to broaden support for women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields with a free symposium event, entitled "Navigating the Future," this Saturday. WiSE, which stands for...

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