A&S in the News: February 3-9, 2019

BFA Theatre Acting

Randolph resident recognized for Dean’s List at University of Alabama BFA programTap Into Randolph (New Jersey) – Feb. 3

After auditioning for 28 BFA Theatre Acting Concentration Programs and being accepted to 21 of them , Gillian C Grenz of Randolph accepted an offer to join the Inaugural BFA Program at The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

Arts Council Gallery

Artists celebrate start of Black History MonthCrimson White – Feb. 4

The Arts Council Gallery’s Black History Month Exhibition will be on display through Feb. 25. The University of Alabama will also be holding a range of events throughout February. Historical tours, movie nights and campus dialogues are being sponsored by several campus organizations.

“A Night at the Piano”

University of Alabama instructor’s free concert includes rock, pop, classicalTuscaloosa News – Feb. 5

A free concert Tuesday night at The University of Alabama will feature a wide variety of music, from classical to rock. Kevin Woosley, a UA instructor, will perform during “A Night at the Piano” beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the concert hall at the Moody Music Building, 810 Second Ave. Some of the pop songs on the program include Alabama’s “Dixieland Delight,” Toto’s “Africa,” the Steppenwolf classic “Magic Carpet Ride” and “How Far I’ll Go” from the Disney movie “Moana.”

Women’s Risk Needs Assessment

UA to conduct a study on Corrections’ women’s risk needs assessmentAlabama Political Reporter – Feb. 5

The University of Alabama will begin a $1.9 million study soon that will focus on the Alabama Department of Corrections’ Women’s Risk Needs Assessment process.The four-year study will begin after a three-year application of the WRNA, which conducts an assessment every six months at the Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women by studying the risks of each inmate in relation to staff and other prisoners to determine what level of custody to keep the inmate in.
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Feb. 5

Nonprofit Academy

Nonprofit Academy returns FridayDaily Mountain Eagle – Feb. 6

Spots are still available for an all-day nonprofit training workshop that will be held on Friday at Bevill State Community College in Jasper. . . . The final session of the day will include a choice between a session on volunteer management led by Benga Harrison of Hands On Birmingham and creativity in the workplace led by John Miller, assistant director of New College at The University of Alabama.

Family Night at the Museum

UA to host Family Night at the Museum (Live Interview)WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – Feb. 6

Allie Sorlie, the Education Outreach Coordinator for the Alabama Museum of Natural History, stopped by the WVUA 23 studio to talk about a family friendly event happening soon at the museum.
Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 7
Great Day Tuscaloosa (Live Interview) – Feb. 7
Fox 6 (Birmingham) – Feb. 8
Crimson White – Feb. 9


Tusk CalendarTuscaloosa News – Feb. 7

THURSDAY Conversation with Selah Saterstrom: 3:30 p.m., free, Room 301 Morgan, UA campus. Saterstrom is the author of the novels “Slab,” “The Meat and Spirit Plan” and “The Pink Institution.” Her book “Ideal Suggestions: Essays in Divinatory Poetics,” published last fall, won the Essay Press Book Prize. She teaches and lectures across the United States and abroad and is director of creative writing at the University of Denver. www.ua.edu. . . . MONDAY-FEB. 17 “Bakkhai”: 7:30 p.m., $10, Allen Bales Theatre, University of Alabama. The god Dionysus arrives in Thebes disguised as a mortal to establish his cult, and brutally punishes his cousin, King Pentheus, who denies Dionysus’ divinity as the son of Zeus. Poet Anne Carson wrote this adaptation of Euripides’s Greek tragedy. Performances 7:30 p.m. Monday-Feb. 16, ending with a 2 p.m. matinee Feb. 17. www.theatre.ua.edu.


Julie Mehretu’s seismic cartographiesCultured Mag – Feb. 7

In “Excavations,” Julie Mehretu dissects the history of mark making through experiments with the printing press. Curated by Siri Engberg, the exhibition is organized by Highpoint Center for Printmaking, Minneapolis and presented in the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art at The University of Alabama by Mehretu along with Cole Rogers, master printer and artistic director of Highpoint.

Anniston Arrest Report

Anniston report: Blacks represent 45 percent of arrestsAnniston Star – Feb. 7

A report produced last month by the Anniston Police Department shows that African Americans represent a greater share of the department’s arrests, traffic stops and tickets than they do of the population the department polices … Erin Kearns, an assistant professor at The University of Alabama’s Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, said that if all else is equal, the demographic breakdown of arrests should reflect the population breakdown. “When that’s not the case, it raises questions,” she said.

Cahawba Park

Old Cahawba Archaeological Park cemetery gets new lifeNCB 12 (Montgomery) – Feb. 7

Righting a wrong from decades ago. “Yes, I think we are bringing a sense of healing,” said Linda Derry, Cahawba Park Site director for the Alabama Historical Commission … Gage and his men work for The University of Alabama’s Archeological Research Center.

Public Art

Hudson-Poole Jewelers, Egan’s Bar seek public art ideasTuscaloosa News – Feb. 7

Sculptors hoping to become part of the public-art wave in Tuscaloosa now have until May 1 to submit proposals for a work to stand adjacent to Hudson-Poole Fine Jewelers … More information on what the RFPs require can be found at www.tuscarts.org, by contacting Wolfe via email or at 758-4994, ext. 3; or Craig Wedderspoon, professor of sculpture at the University of Alabama, via craig.wedderspoon@ua.edu or by calling 348-1898.

Alt-Right Decay

The Alt-right and US Capitalism in DecayCounter Punch – Feb. 8

In late 1934, the second edition of R. Palme Dutt’s book titled Fascism and the Social Revolution was published … Hawley, who teaches Political Science at The University of Alabama, has composed a comprehensive discussion of the alt-right movement as it stood in mid-2018.

Autism 101

Lend a Hand: Event offers essential information about autismTuscaloosa News – Feb. 9

A “lunch and learn” event scheduled for Tuesday in Tuscaloosa will focus on autism … “Autism 101,” organized by the West Alabama Regional Autism Network at The University of Alabama, will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Belk Activity Center, 2101 Bowers Park Drive. Attendance is free of charge and lunch will be provided. Parents, caregivers, educators and service providers of people living with autism spectrum disorder are encourage to attend.

Black History Month

‘Migrations’ theme of 2019 Black History Month at University of AlabamaAlabama News Center – Feb. 9

The University of Alabama’s Black History Month celebration consists of a variety of innovative and informative events including exhibits, tours, forums, games, movie screenings, performances and workshops.
AlabamaWX Weather Blog – Feb. 9