Tag: dance

Joy Spears

Joy Spears

If you were to name any top Billboard music artist in the last 10 years, there would be a good chance that 2011 alumna Joy Spears danced with them in a music video or concert. She’s taken the stage with Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Pink, Christina Aguilera, DJ Havana Brown, Paula Abdul, Pharrell, Kenny Chesney, and the list goes on and on. “I’ve lived out a lot of jobs that far exceeded my dreams,” Spears said. “But it is definitely […]

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Danni Heverin

Dannie Heverin

The Rockettes are known for their glamour, precision, and determination to be the best. Company member and UA alumna Danni Heverin exemplifies each of these, one eye-high kick at a time. To become one of the Rockettes, Heverin danced for her life against 400 of the best dancers in the world. After several audition cycles, Heverin was cast in the 80-person dance group, but, surprisingly, her favorite performances haven’t taken place in the troupe’s famed Radio City Music Hall. Her […]

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A&S in the News: March 25-31, 2018

UCAR President Antonio Busalacchi shakes hands with UA President Stuart Bell

Bama on Broadway Theatre students showcase performances in New York: Crimson White – Mar. 25 As odd as it is to think that a student you pass on the Quad could be the next star of a Broadway hit, that might be just the case. During spring break, a group of graduating theatre and musical theatre students flew to New York City with hopes of landing roles in professional productions by way of the Bama on Broadway showcase. Electing Women to […]

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A&S in the News: March 18-24, 2018

#MeToo What it’s like to watch #MeToo when it is you, too: FiveThirtyEight – Mar. 18 On average, more than 300,000 Americans experience rape or sexual assault each year. When the #MeToo movement makes headlines, those survivors are reading … “We think that social support is a key protective factor against the development of PTSD,” said James Hamilton, professor of psychology at The University of Alabama. Rekindled Friendship Childhood playmates reconnect, rekindle friendship that transcends race and distance: Wisconsin Public Radio – […]

Read More from A&S in the News: March 18-24, 2018

A&S in the News: February 25-March 3, 2018

Actor’s Charitable Theatre Lend a Hand: Musical brings Dr. Seuss’ message of hope: Tuscaloosa News – Feb. 25 A portion of the proceeds generated by the Actor’s Charitable Theatre’s production of “Seussical the Musical” will benefit Success By Six, an early childhood initiative of United Way of West Alabama. . . . Maggie Butler, a student at The University of Alabama, will portray Gertude McFuzz. She says she relates to the character on many levels. “Gertrude is this sort of hopeless […]

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A&S in the News: February 4-10, 2018

Dance Alabama! Dance Alabama! Film Festival makes an encore: Crimson White – Feb. 5 The second annual Dance Alabama! Film Festival will be held Wednesday, Feb. 7 in the Ferguson Theater at 7 p.m. The festival will serve as the premiere for 10 short films of dance produced by students working across multiple mediums. Each piece featured on screen is choreographed, performed, filmed, edited and produced by The University of Alabama students in collaboration with one another. Vinegar Tom UA Theatre […]

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A&S in the News: November 5-11, 2017

Visiting Writers Series Author T Cooper to speak to students: Crimson White – Nov. 5 Who: T Cooper is the author of six novels and has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, CNN.com, OPRAH magazine and many more. What: A free event where T Cooper will be speaking about his novels and time as an author … Anyone interested in writing or reading is encouraged to go to this free event hosted by the College of Arts and […]

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A&S in the News: October 8-14, 2017

Mass Immigration By the numbers: Mass immigration still favors Democrats, especially on big government: Liberty Unyielding – Oct. 8 In the age of President Donald Trump, there are a few propositions that unite the establishment and progressive wings of the Democratic Party. One of them is that lots of immigration — legal and illegal — is good for America … Hispanics think abortion should be against the law. And, as The University of Alabama political scientist George Hawley notes, there is […]

Read More from A&S in the News: October 8-14, 2017