A&S in the News: January 20-26, 2019

Realizing the Dream

Marvin Sapp performs at ‘Realizing the Dream’ concert honoring MLKTuscaloosa News – Jan. 21

Award-winning gospel singer and songwriter Marvin Sapp performed Sunday night during the “Realizing the Dream” concert at The University of Alabama’s Moody Music Building’s Concert Hall.
WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Jan. 21

Navy Concert Band

Navy Concert Band to perform in TuscaloosaTuscaloosa News – Jan. 22

The U.S. Navy Concert Band has a performance scheduled for 8 p.m. Feb. 23 in Tuscaloosa. The free concert will be held at the Moody Music Building, 810 Second Ave., at The University of Alabama School of Music.

Astronomy Community

Allison McCarthy makes a name for herself in astronomy communityNew York Patch – Jan. 22

Allison McCarthy graduated from Brewster High School just a few years ago, but she is already making a name for herself in the astronomy community. The 2016 Brewster graduate is currently studying Astrophysics and Aerospace Engineering at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Hamlet Hub (New York) – Jan. 23

Robin Behn

Nationally acclaimed poet and professor Robin Behn to visit ISU Feb. 8Idaho Statesman – Jan. 22

On Feb. 8, Idaho State University Creative Writing will host nationally acclaimed poet and professor Robin Behn, who will give a poetry reading and a talk on teaching high school and college creative writing at 5:30 p.m. in the Pond Student Union Bengal Café. . . . Behn is a full professor who teaches in the Master of Fine Arts Program for Creative Writing at The University of Alabama.

Book Drive

UA Center for Economic Development holds book drive for the Black BeltWVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Jan. 23

The University of Alabama’s Center for Economic Development is holding a book drive for schools in the Black Belt. The department says that many of their libraries are under-funded. Folks can donate gently used books or new books. Their goal is to raise about 30,000 books for students in K-12 schools in the Black Belt.
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Jan. 24

Reese’s Senior Bowl

Reese’s Senior Bowl celebrates 70th all-star gameLagniappe Mobile – Jan. 23

On Jan. 7, 1950, the first Senior Bowl all-star game kicked off in Jacksonville. Auburn’s Travis Tidwell was named the Most Valuable Player as he threw for two touchdowns in a 22-13 win for the South squad … The University of Alabama’s Million Dollar Band will perform in pregame and halftime festivities for the seventh time.


OLLI to hold lecture on Alabama’s political historyWVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Jan. 25

Sharon Shelton with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute stopped by the studio to talk about their upcoming events. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) will be hosting a lecture about Alabama’s political history. John Archibald, a columnist for AL.com and the Birmingham News, will be speaking at the event. The event will be held at the Hoover Public Library on Jan. 30 from 1-3 p.m. and is free to the public.