A&S in the News: November 5-11, 2023

“The Rocky Horror Show”

‘Silly, scary, spooky’: Robert Fuson describes ‘The Rocky Horror Show’: The Crimson White – Nov. 5

The University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance’s production of “The Rocky Horror Show” premiered on Halloween night at the Marian Gallaway Theatre. The last performance was shown Sunday, Nov. 5.

Dia de los Muertos

UA celebrates Day of the Dead with altar display and community events: The Crimson White – Nov. 5

… The event is a collaboration between various UA associations that focus on recognizing Hispanic and Latino cultures, including the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Modern Languages and Classics, the Hispanic-Latino Association, the Latinx Faculty and Staff Association, and the Sigma Delta Pi National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society. Yunuen Gómez-Ocampo, Spanish instructor at UA, coordinated and decorated the altar, along with other events to celebrate the holiday.

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra

Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra teams up with yoga instructors: WVUA – Nov. 6

… The quartet that played during the event consisted of music majors from The University of Alabama.

Prewitt Slave Cemetery

University of Alabama students mark graves in Prewitt Slave Cemetery: Tuscaloosa News – Nov. 8

University of Alabama student Jorge Koidi Ikeda-Sanchez walked through the Prewitt Slave Cemetery with his classmate, Molly Elliott, carrying plastic flags and a GPS locator. They were part of a team of students from The University of Alabama anthropology department helping locate and mark graves in the historic cemetery on the Old Byler Road in Tuscaloosa County.

Nashville Shooter

Who should see a shooter’s journal? In Nashville, a leak heightens debate.: The Washington Post – Nov. 9

… Deciding whether publishing the information does more good than harm is a tricky balancing act, said Adam Lankford, a criminologist at The University of Alabama who has studied how media coverage affects future shooters. Having access to a killer’s writings, he said, helps researchers like him come up with better suggestions for how to protect people from mass shooters. “The entire country is really built on the understanding that you can’t rely on the government for innovation, so I think that’s the potential good of releasing information,” Lankford said. He said the risk is copycat killers and feeding into what the shooters want. “There’s the risk that you’re rewarding them by letting their ideas reach a large audience that they otherwise would never reach,” he said.