Tag: performances

Opera Triumphs at the National Opera Association Competition 

Desktop News | February 2023 The University of Alabama’s Opera Theatre won first place in the National Opera Association’s Division II Opera Productions Competition. The program set out to tackle the challenging production, with its mature themes, of Tobias Picker and Gene Scheer’s Thérèse Raquin based on Emile Zola’s 19th-century novel of the same name.   Dr. Paul Houghtaling, a professor and director of opera at UA, was overjoyed as he witnessed his students receive acknowledgement for their tireless efforts. The […]

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The Making of the Million Dollar Band

Members of the Million Dollar Band in the stands at the Alabama vs. Duke football game.

From the September 2019 Desktop News | Butler Field is a bit more crowded than one would expect for a rainy Saturday afternoon in August. An approaching downpour causes families, students, and friends to hide under large umbrellas and plastic ponchos. Most groups would postpone practices or cancel events in this kind of weather. But the ever-so resilient 400 members of the Million Dollar Band march on, their feet perfectly in time with every beat. For over 100 years, the […]

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Tennessee Williams Tribute

From the March 2015 Desktop News | UA theatre students performed dramatic readings from the plays of Tennessee Williams March 2-3 as part of a tribute to Williams and his friendship with Dr. Marian Gallaway, longtime professor of theatre at UA. Gallaway and Williams met in 1938 and became lifelong friends. The two-night tribute included performances in Demopolis and Tuscaloosa, including a performance in UA’s Marian Gallaway Theatre, which was named after Gallaway in 1976. The performances were sponsored by […]

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Cuba Initiative Enters Second Decade With Research in Medicine

From the 2014 Celebrating Excellence | Why do some third-world countries have lower infant mortality rates than developed countries? What can Cubans tell us about Ernest Hemingway? What are some similarities and differences between the emergence of urban agriculture in the U.S. South and Cuba? How do rivers transport bacteria? These are just some of the questions University of Alabama researchers have tackled – and are tackling – alongside Cuban researchers as the Alabama-Cuba Initiative enters its second decade. The […]

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Anthony Braxton Scheduled for Residency

From the February 2014 Desktop News | MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipient, composer and saxophonist Anthony Braxton will spend a week at the Capstone in spring 2015 thanks to a $40,000 grant won by Dr. Andrew Raffo Dewar, assistant professor in New College and the School of Music and co-director of UA’s Creative Campus. Braxton’s weeklong residency is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, and plans are in the works to give University of Alabama music and […]

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