An old joke says college football fans want a university that its football team can be proud of. But things are different at The University of Alabama: there have been times, a historian said, when the success of the Crimson Tide really has been a touchstone for those in the South who felt downtrodden or overlooked.
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There are places that love barbecue and do it well. Then there’s the South, where barbecue could be considered a second religion (behind only college football). A University of Alabama professor is set to explore how barbecue became a cultural phenomenon within the borders of the state.
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Realizing the Dream Series will host internationally known performer and cultural activist Reanae McNeal for a performance of her one-woman show, The Jazz Singing Women, Friday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Alabama Power Recital Hall at Shelton State Community College.
The Chris Kozak Jazz Quintet, with Eric Essix on guitar, will highlight the 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Realizing the Dream celebration, a series of special activities honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, in the Moody Music Building Concert Hall on The University of Alabama campus.
The nation is preparing to observe Veterans Day 2011, and among those to be honored are more than 400,000 Alabamians, according to Annette Watters, manager of the Alabama State Data Center at The University of Alabama.
The University of Alabama has established an art gallery in downtown Tuscaloosa that will exhibit works year round from the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art.
Dr. Aaron Hughes, the Gordon and Gretchen Gross Professor of Jewish Studies in the department of history at the University of Buffalo, State University of New York, will give The University of Alabama department of religious studies’ ninth annual Aaron Aronov Lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, in Gorgas Library, room 205.
The Moundville Knap-in, which celebrates Native American crafts and games, returns Friday, March 11 through Sunday, March 13 at the The University of Alabama’s Moundville Archaeological Musem.
Joseph Alessi, principal trombone of the New York Philharmonic, will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, as part of The University of Alabama School of Music Celebrity Series.
The program “Buddhism in Motion: Perspectives on the Cultural History of a Major World Philosophy” will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, in 205 Gorgas Library on The University of Alabama campus.