A&S in the News: March 24-30, 2019

Bama on Broadway

College News: Tuscaloosa News – March 24

University of Alabama: Each spring, a group of UA theater students flies to New York to participate in a showcase known informally as Bama on Broadway. The showcase is designed to highlight students’ skill as they perform for an audience that includes Broadway talent agents and often ends with performers signing contracts or being called back for auditions.
Newport Plain Talk (Tennessee) – March 22

Lumpkin County

Major music courses on the way for LCHS: The Dahlonega Nuggest (Georgia) – March 25

Next year Georgia’s first of its kind collaborative pathway in the creative industry arts opens to students at Lumpkin County High School … LCHS alumni Dr. Tyler Walker, Director of Computer Music Studios at The University of Alabama, and Spencer Durham, professional musician and Production Manager for Variety Playhouse, are on board.

Musician Sculpture

20-foot-tall jazz musician sculpture closer to completion in Florence: Al.com- March 25

Two new shiny, 20-foot-tall musicians will soon join the giant aluminum “band” of statues being built in The Shoals … According to the Singing River Sculptures page, the Florence statue will also be 20 feet tall and will be created by Craig Wedderson, a “noted sculptor on The University of Alabama faculty.


Photomontage innovator’s newest pieces visit UA: Crimson White – March 25

Upon entering the gallery, it is obvious the stark white walls are not broken by rectangular splashes of color. Nor are they filled by massive pieces in impressive frames. Instead, the black-and-white photomontages of Jerry Uelsmann beckon the viewer into his surreal world. “Confluence,” the first new body of work by Uelsmann in several years, is on display in the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art. Influenced by memory, aging and self-reflection, Uelsmann’s pieces continue to awe viewers with his photorealistic surrealism.

LGBTQ History

Event to highlight LGBTQ history in American South: WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – March 25

An event this week will highlight the history of LGBTQ people in the American South …Sponsors of the event include the city of Birmingham and The University of Alabama’s College of Arts and Sciences.
Watermark Online – March 25

Mueller Investigation

Alabama professor explains what Mueller investigation conclusion means: WVUA (Tuscaloosa) – March 26

Political Science Professor Allen Linken at The University of Alabama sat down with WVUA 23’s Lynn Brooks to discuss the Mueller investigation’s findings.

Support for Math Teachers

University of Alabama announces grant to aid math teachers: Center for Digital Education – March 27

The University of Alabama has earned a $2.85 million grant from the National Science Foundation that will provide support for math teachers in Tuscaloosa city and county schools.

Dance Alabama!

Dance Alabama! engages Tuscaloosa community: Crimson White – March 27

Dance is an artistic expression with the body. It can be free or precisely choreographed, emotive or controlled. But for one organization, it is even more than that. Dance is what makes a group of performers into a family, one that serves its community with its gifts … Dance Alabama! is a student-led organization dedicated to giving members performance and outreach opportunities through dance.

Miss Florida Citrus

Miss Florida Citrus 2019 steps up into the spotlight: Growing Produce – March 28

For those in the Florida citrus community, the McLean name is well known and regarded for success in and around the groves. Now, the deep-rooted citrus family has a new reason to celebrate. Michaela McLean of Clermont was recently crowned Miss Florida Citrus 2019 … In May, the 21-year old will graduate from The University of Alabama with a double major in dance and public relations.

Medical Deception

‘They know what they’re doing’: Why do some parents intentionally make their child sick?: Global News (Canada) – March 30

Gypsy Rose Blanchard murdered her mother in 2015. The 23-year-old Missouri woman had spent most of her life in a wheelchair, told by her mother, Dee Dee, that she had muscular dystrophy and was unable to walk … Dr. Marc Feldman, a psychiatrist at The University of Alabama and an internationally-recognized expert in forms of medical deception, previously told the Canadian Press that parents behind this kind of abuse are typically seeking emotional gratification, but at the cost of the child’s well-being.
Jump Radio (Canada) – March 30
Thet Canada – March 30