A&S in the News- March 19-25, 2016

  1. UA’s ties with Cuba
    NBC 13 (Birmingham) – March 21
    President Barack Obama is the first U.S. President to set foot on Cuban soil in 88 years. These are exciting times across the United Staes and Cuba, and you may be surprised to know that Alabama and Havana have already forged deep ties. Steven Miller is the co-director of a little known treasure, the Center for Cuba Collaboration at The University of Alabama. Since 2002 they have been in a deep cross-cultural exchange. And his co-director and 13 students from Alabama are in Havana today.
  2. Students, symphony to perform
    Tuscaloosa News – March 24
    At Tuscaloosa City Schools, it’s not uncommon for students to sit through musical performances. However, with a pilot program in place in partnership with the University of Alabama’s Huxford Symphony, the school system wants many of those students to be part of the show. “Typically, in an orchestral concert for students, students go to the concert hall, they sit down and they are passively listening,” said Jeff Schultz, fine arts coordinator for Tuscaloosa City Schools. “This is designed as a completely interactive program where the orchestra plays, but the students play along with them.” On Friday, more than 120 students from Southview Middle, Tuscaloosa Magnet Elementary, Verner Elementary and the Alberta School of Performing Arts will hold a concert at noon at Alberta where students will play recorders alongside Huxford Symphony instrumentalists.

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