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Fair and 72 F at Tuscaloosa Regional Airport, AL

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Winds are Calm. The pressure is 1018.0 mb and the humidity is 91%. Last Updated on Jun 3 2020, 5:53 am CDT.

Weather Forecast for Tuscaloosa

Today

Isolated showers, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Thursday

Isolated showers, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then a slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Friday

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind.

Friday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.

Saturday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89.

Saturday Night

A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71.

Sunday

A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86.

Sunday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73.

Monday

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 87. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Monday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73.

Tuesday

A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87.

Tuscaloosa News and Events

Winston Groom and Daniel Wallace contribute to 'Alabama Noir'

Stories shine light on state’s dark side

Biden moves closer to formally winning Democratic nomination

Joe Biden is on the cusp of formally securing the Democratic presidential nomination after winning hundreds more delegates in primary contests Tuesday that tested the nation's ability to run elections while balancing a pandemic and sweeping social unrest.Biden could lock down the nomination within the next week as West Virginia and Georgia hold primaries.On Tuesday, voters across America were forced to navigate curfews, health concerns and National Guard troops " waiting in [...]

Household hazardous waste disposal day set

This year’s Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day is set for Saturday.The event will be from 8 a.m. to noon, at the city of Tuscaloosa Public Safety Logistics building at 3311 Kauloosa Ave. The disposal day is an annual free event for residents.The event is designed to offer a safe way to dispose of the discarded, unused or leftover portions of household products containing toxic chemicals that, if disposed of improperly, can pose a threat to human health and the [...]

Blaze damages Hardee’s restaurant in Tuscaloosa

Hardee’s restaurant on Alabama Highway 69 damaged in a mid-day fire

JCPenney, Tuesday Morning, Pier 1 going-out-of-business liquidation sales different because of COVID-19

Pier 1 Imports’ going-out-of-business liquidation sale is underway, and closing sales are likely to begin as early as next week at the [...]

Your next stimulus check could be higher, if the HEROES Act gets signed as House Democrats want

Democrats in the House of Representatives recently announced a new "round four" stimulus package designed to help the United States economy weather the storm of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new legislation, known as the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, or HEROES Act, would have a massive price tag of more than $3 trillion. This would make it the most expensive economic recovery bill yet, roughly 50% costlier than the CARES Act.According to a [...]

Biden blasts Trump's 'narcissism' in new phase of campaign

PHILADELPHIA (AP) " Joe Biden mounted one of his most aggressive attacks against President Donald Trump on Tuesday, deriding the commander in chief's disregard of core constitutional values and blistering him for being 'more interested in power, than in principle.''He thinks division helps him,' the presumptive Democratic nominee said in a speech at Philadelphia's City Hall. 'This narcissism has become more important than the nation's well-being.'Biden seized on police driving [...]

More rallies for racial justice coming this week

After Sunday’s peaceful rally for racial justice in downtown Tuscaloosa, more events are slated for this week.Starting Wednesday at Government Plaza is the Youth Coalition March hosted by the Tuscaloosa chapters of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and NAACP.Set to begin at 5:30 p.m., the march will be led by the Rev. Paul Sanders and Jerry Carter, who head the local chapters of the SCLC and NAACP, respectively, along with Zyler Wilson, who was [...]

VFW event combines Flag Day, Memorial Day celebration

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6022 has released details about its June 14 celebration, which marks Memorial Day, Flag Day and the post’s 53rd birthday.The day will begin at 10 a.m. with registration for a benefit bike ride, which will cost $20 per bike plus $5 for an additional rider and $25 for cars and trucks.At 11 a.m., the post, 7001 University Blvd. E, will open. General admission costs $15 per person, $10 for kids 12 and younger.Food will be [...]

Confederate monuments coming down around South amid protests

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Sarah Collins Rudolph thought she'd never see what happened in her hometown: Prompted by protests, the city removed a 115-year-old Confederate monument near where her sister and three other black girls died in a racist church bombing in 1963.A wave of Confederate memorial removals that began after a white supremacist killed nine black people at a Bible study in a church in South Carolina in 2015 is again rolling, with more relics of the Old South being [...]

Alabama virus cases top 18,000

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama has topped 18,000 cases of coronavirus with nearly a third of the cases being added in the last two weeks.As of Monday, Alabama had more than 18,000 cases of COVID-19 and more than 640 deaths, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.Nearly a third of the cases were reported in the last two weeks as the state loosened restrictions on gatherings and public places. Health officials have said the jump in cases is cases is likely [...]

Sewell: Time to end Confederate holiday in Alabama

An Alabama congresswoman said Monday it is time to end a state holiday celebrating the president of the Confederacy, Jefferson Davis.

Depression forms in Gulf, heavy rain threat for south Mexico

MIAMI — A tropical depression formed Monday in the Gulf of Mexico and forecasters warn it could become a tropical storm during the night or on Tuesday, capably of dumping heavy rains over parts of southern Mexico and Central America.The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the depression formed Monday afternoon about 50 miles (80 kilometers) west-southwest of Campeche, Mexico. At 5 p.m. EDT, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 30 mph (45 kph) as it moved toward the west- [...]

Work shirt became Tuscumbia sailor's family legacy

TUSCUMBIA, Ala. — Before going off to the Navy in World War II, Tuscumbia native Fred Martin Coburn hung his blue work shirt on a nail at his family's house.The oldest brother of a large family that included five brothers and two sisters, Coburn never would return to retrieve that shirt.Machinist's Mate Coburn was serving aboard the USS Grayback submarine when a Japanese plane spotted it on the surface in the Pacific Ocean and bombed it, sinking the vessel and [...]

Blankley: TPD to back off window tint enforcement

Less than a week after announcing a heightened enforcement of window tint regulations, Tuscaloosa Police Chief Brent Blankley is pressing pause.A minimum 60-day grace period on window tint enforcement was announced Monday during a joint press conference at City Hall.Joined by District 2 Councilwoman Raevan Howard and Mayor Walt Maddox, Blankley declined to give a specific date that enforcement would begin but he said the delay was meant to give the community time to [...]

'Women especially are going to pay the price.' Parents going back to work face child care crisis.

A single father in New Jersey is taking unpaid leave from his job as a baker because he has no one to look after his son. A university employee in New York realizes she may never return to the office after her autistic daughter's child care center closed for good. A new mother in Utah uses vacation time to take two hours off from work each day.The coronavirus pandemic has created a staggering child care crisis that threatens to undermine the reopening of the U.S. economy. More [...]

Birmingham imposes curfew after night of violence, looting

BIRMINGHAM, Ala, — The mayor of Alabama's largest city declared a state of emergency and imposed a curfew Monday after demonstrators smashed windows, set fires and defaced Confederate monuments following a peaceful protest against the death of George Floyd in Minnesota.Mayor Randall Woodfin appealed for calm in a city known for civil rights demonstrations that turned violent when segregationist officials used dogs and fire hoses on protesters in the 1960s. [...]

CVS closes stores across 20 states. Call ahead, if you're planning on visiting one.

Some CVS stores across 20 states are closed.The chain drug store announced the closures in the wake of protests that began last week following the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minnesota police. Amid the unrest, businesses in many cities have been broken into and looted.CVS told USA TODAY it does not have a complete list of the closed stores, due to the developing nature of the situation.The pharmacy chain confirmed while several stores have [...]

Gov. Kay Ivey issues plea for peace in wake of unrest

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey issued a statement Monday in response to the weekend protests in Birmingham:"Like so many others throughout the country and around the world, I, too, was shocked and angered by the tragic actions that led to the senseless death of George Floyd last week in Minneapolis. It is a death that should have never happened, and it is a tragedy for which that too many people, especially African-Americans, are all too familiar."Regretfully, the natural anger [...]

Mobile farmer's market sites coming to Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa is ready to start spreading the word about additions to the Tuscaloosa Farmers Market.City officials said plans are nearing completion to begin offering mobile farmer’s market locations at five locations around town.To let people know about it, the City Council has approved a $20,250 consulting contract with Montgomery-based 24 Communications, which will help advertise the new offerings once they become available.This contract is being funded [...]

DEAR ABBY: Changing identities brings up questions of proper etiquette

DEAR ABBY: My 13-year-old son and I recently had a discussion that maybe you can help clarify. We are seeing more about trans people these days, and I'm not sure how to address them.I don't want to offend anyone, but when you see a large male wearing pants, shirt, etc. but has pink hair and makeup, should I say "sir" or "madam"? My son says I should ask what pronoun they would like to be referred by, but I am not sure that's a polite way to find out. I know this [...]

HOROSCOPES: June 3, 2020

ARIES (March 21-April 19): It's not whether you win or lose but how you play the game. Be a good sport even if you suspect that someone has not been completely transparent about their agenda. It is possible it's just a simple misunderstanding.TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Showing your affection or devotion to someone may mean performing a service or spending money. When it's nickels and dimes it doesn't matter, but for major purchases, ask for input from a partner or friend. [...]

Winston Groom and Daniel Wallace contribute to 'Alabama Noir'

Stories shine light on state’s dark side

Carole Baskin awarded zoo of 'Tiger King' Joe Exotic, man who allegedly tried to have her killed

Carole Baskin has some news to share with all the "cool cats and kittens."The founder and CEO of Florida sanctuary Big Cat Rescue received a win Monday. An Oklahoma federal judge has handed over ownership of Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, the backdrop for [...]

Stay Tuned column: Unflinching story of a life disrupted on HBOs I May Destroy You

It’s a busy Friday night across streaming and subscription channels with season premieres, and a few debuts. HBO offers a compelling drama and contestants on a new summer game show win by not doing things.Dispatches: Weekly TV newsCalling all wrestling fans. WWE Network announced a free version without ads that will broadcast over 15,000 titles, including original series and previously aired pay-per-view programming. “Step Up” is getting a new home on Starz, a [...]

DEAR ABBY: Sister fears for young niece being raised in toxic home

DEAR ABBY: After many years, my sister and I finally have a decent relationship. I feel I can tell her about almost anything.My brother-in-law, "Aaron," is an alcoholic, and my sister enables him. When he drinks, his already quick temper becomes worse and he "knows everything." To make things worse, they have a 3-year-old child I'll call "Casey." It infuriates me when I see Aaron's crude, foul-mouthed, "omnipotent" behavior in front of Casey.There have [...]

HOROSCOPES: June 2, 2020

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Being straightforward and blunt might get the job done, but it won't endear you to those who prefer good manners. New information may force you to make last-minute changes and could put a promise at risk.TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Some flirtations are just for fun and shouldn't be taken seriously. Just because a special person is paying attention to someone else doesn't mean you aren't cherished. Don't go on a spending spree.GEMINI (May 21-June [...]

Movie review: Slick, fast-moving documentary suggests that electric racing cars can save the environment

There’s no doubt that feature-length documentaries are more popular than ever. There’s also no doubt that more people watch documentaries at home than in movie theaters. And with people now going without cinemas, and relying on their TVs to satisfy their viewing habits, the number of documentary watchers is going to rise even more. And when documentarians go out of their way to make their films equally informative and entertaining, the enticement to check them out will get even [...]

Symkus column: Happy (and not so happy) 50th anniversary wishes to these movies

For this second entry in a three-part series of films celebrating big anniversaries, we tip the hat to - or issue a warning about - some of those that have already turned or will be hitting 50 this year. There’s a great deal of agreement in camps ranging from film scholars to movie nuts that the 1970s was an astounding era for filmmakers and actors, during which they took artistic chances, ignored boundaries, let creative juices flow.Throughout that decade, the variety of choices [...]

DEAR ABBY: Pregnant bride-to-be faces choice between two brothers

DEAR ABBY: When I was younger, I was engaged to a man I'll call "Jake." I was deeply in love with him, only to have my heart broken when he cheated on me, so I broke it off. A short time later, I developed feelings for his brother, "Jed." One thing led to another, and Jed and I are engaged to be married in two months.When Jake found out I was dating Jed, he grew distant. I figured it was because he was in shock. Recently, he contacted me and invited me to dinner. [...]

DEAR ABBY: Newlywed is questioned about keeping her name

DEAR ABBY: I'm in my mid-30s and have just been married for the first time. I chose not to take my husband's last name for several reasons. I have a child from a previous relationship who shares my name; I have a unique name that I love; and I am established in a career in which name recognition is important. I am also an older bride. Unfortunately, I didn't discuss it with my husband before the wedding, although I did explain my reasoning later.We participate in [...]

HOROSCOPES: May 30, 2020

ARIES (Mar 21-Apr. 19): Count your blessings. Before you worry over what you don't have, take a moment to appreciate the many things you currently enjoy. Treat a friend or loved one to an indulgence or a small token of your esteem.TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): Working in a group isn't always best. A project may go more smoothly if you do it on your own, without the input of others who may interrupt your thoughts. Get the most out of your money by finding the best deal.GEMINI [...]

DEAR ABBY: Stepmom goes a step too far claiming children as her own

DEAR ABBY: My former husband had an affair years ago, and when our divorce was final, he married the woman he was involved with. I'll call her "Libby."Although I have moved on, it bothers me when she refers to my children as "her children." I have asked her to stop, but she continues to talk about "her daughter" and "her son" and insists it's a term of endearment and it shouldn't bother me. My children don't like Libby, so if she's trying to get the world to [...]

The Farr Side column: Swift keeps the music flowing

COVID-19 has put a damper on almost everything. Several concert tours have either been canceled or postponed. Even new music and album releases have been hampered.By this point most years, I’m putting together a column predicting what the songs of summer will be. I don’t see the point of doing that now. Nothing “feels” like summer, nor does there seem to be a surge from the music industry to push songs.I understand it, but that doesn’t mean I have to [...]

Taylor Swift vows 'We will vote you out' after Trump tweets about shooting Minneapolis looters

Taylor Swift took aim at President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him out after he tweeted about shooting [...]

MARK HUGHES COBB:

For the first summer in 18 years, we are not sweating to the 400-year-oldies. You cannot imagine what a struggle it’s been to admit The Rude Mechanicals cannot shake spears nor slapsticks this May.Or June.You’d have liked this pair of shows, no doubt; we’d selected a couple of heavy hitters. My co-artistic director, Steve Burch, was set to tackle "Hamlet." You might have heard of it. Considered the greatest literature in the English language, possibly [...]

TUSK CALENDAR: Who's playing and what's happening

Editor’s note: As the city of Tuscaloosa adjusts to the ongoing threat of coronavirus, we’ll continue to publish online shows. With the newest directive from Gov. Kaye Ivey allowing entertainment venues to open, we’ll include public events.We’ll also continue to publish concerts and other events slated for farther out, those that plan to go on assuming the threat will be lessened, and restrictions loosened. [...]

ASCAP to honor songwriters, publishers with virtual awards

NEW YORK (AP) — The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers is going virtual with its annual awards shows this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic.The performing rights organization announced Thursday that it will hold three-day virtual events — that will stream on ASCAP's social media channels — for its four awards shows, which focus on pop, R&B/rap, Latin and film music.The ASCAP Pop Music Awards will be held June 17-19; the [...]

Apple Music to launch its first radio show in Africa

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple Music is launching its first radio show in Africa.The streaming platform announced Thursday that "Africa Now Radio with Cuppy" will debut Sunday and will feature a mix of contemporary and traditional popular African sounds, including genres like Afrobeat, rap, house, kuduro and more.Cuppy, the Nigerian-born DJ and music producer, will host the weekly one-hour show, which will be available at 9 a.m. EDT."The show represents a [...]

HOROSCOPES: May 29, 2020

ARIES (Mar 21-Apr. 19): Look the part. You may be able to unlock new opportunities for yourself if you use your sense of fashion and style to dress for success. Be honest with yourself about what you can do in a specific time frame.TAURUS (Apr. 20-May 20): Share the wealth, as you may find yourself in a position where things are going your way. Use good sense to when planning how to use it. Stay focused on business and productivity until the end of the day.GEMINI (May [...]

The Farr Side column: Swift keeps the music flowing

COVID-19 has put a damper on almost everything. Several concert tours have either been canceled or postponed. Even new music and album releases have been hampered.By this point most years, I’m putting together a column predicting what the songs of summer will be. I don’t see the point of doing that now. Nothing “feels” like summer, nor does there seem to be a surge from the music industry to push songs.I understand it, but that doesn’t mean I have to [...]

TUSK CALENDAR: Who's playing and what's happening

Editor’s note: As the city of Tuscaloosa adjusts to the ongoing threat of coronavirus, we’ll continue to publish online shows. With the newest directive from Gov. Kaye Ivey allowing entertainment venues to open, we’ll include public events.We’ll also continue to publish concerts and other events slated for farther out, those that plan to go on assuming the threat will be lessened, and restrictions loosened. [...]

The show in your living room

Though word from the governor’s office suggests entertainment venues can open now, following sanitation and distancing guidelines, not many have yet followed through.The Tuscaloosa Amphitheater currently has more cancellations than concerts. Those few bars opening for business mostly aren’t ready to lay out cash for live music. Theater companies, relying heavily on summer shows, are at this point not moving forward, unless something radical changes, and soon. [...]

MARK HUGHES COBB: Self-generating entertainment

Journaling can help free your mind for sleep. That’s all the spark I needed, to make a start, but lately, I’ve been jotting down things in large part to differentiate one “coronatine” day from another.For example, on Tuesday, even while remaining socially distant:• Gave directions• Fed two squirrels, who now recognize and approach me, which is a bit eerie, what with the side-eye• Helped someone release a [...]

The Farr Side column: American Idol adapts with virtual format

It was not a typical “American Idol” finale, but it wasn’t a typical season, either. Season 18 is one for the books. Just Sam, a former subway singer, was crowned the latest “Idol” winner, remotely.I was hooked on this season long before the effects of COVID-19 became a reality. I was already invested in this group of talented performers and I felt it was necessary to see them through, even if it meant there were no live shows or big production numbers. [...]

TUSK CALENDAR: Who's playing and what's happening

Editor’s note: As the city of Tuscaloosa adjusts to the ongoing threat of coronavirus, we’ll continue to try and publish only online shows, or those events taking required safety precautions. As Mayor Walt Maddox gradually rolls out a three-phase plan, we’ll post shows and events soon as it’s apparent they’re back on.In the meantime, we’ll publish online performances or events, and concerts and other events slated for [...]

The Farr Side column: To tour or not? Artists take varied approaches

If you’re like me, your summer concert plans are up in the air.Will live shows be canceled? Postponed? Can I get a refund?These aren’t silly questions to ponder. Music-lovers take going to shows seriously. It’s one of the best experiences to see your favorite artist perform live.But safety always should come first. Coronavirus has thrown a wrench into almost everything. Gathering of large groups means the risk is increased. And, with so many unknowns yet about [...]

TUSK CALENDAR: Who's playing and what's happening

Editor’s note: As the city of Tuscaloosa adjusts to the ongoing threat of coronavirus, we’ll continue to try and publish only online shows, or those events taking required safety precautions. As Mayor Maddox gradually rolls out a three-phase plan, we’ll post shows and events soon as it’s apparent they’re back on.In the meantime, we’ll publish online performances or events, and concerts and other events slated for farther [...]

Little Big Town discusses T-Town

On Aug. 16, 2019, one of the hottest groups in country music, Grammy Award winners Little Big Town, performed on one of the summer’s hottest days, outdoors at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.

The Farr Side column: Positive aspects of a shutdown

The other day I was asked, what has been my worst purchase so far this year? I thought it was a fair question, considering how much my shopping habits have been affected since COVID-19. My reply was simple. I said, “buying a day planner.”At least through all the sacrifices, we still can find pleasure in having a sense of humor. I think mine has helped me to cope. As for my day planner, it hasn’t been much of a help.I’m that guy who happens to try to find the [...]

Party like it’s 1985: Prince live

Estate to stream concert footage from ’Purple Rain’ tour

Southern Avenue returns for virtual concert

Memphis band was rained out of last year’s Druid City Music Festival

TUSK CALENDAR: Who's playing and what's happening

Editor’s note: As the city of Tuscaloosa adjusts to the ongoing threat of coronavirus, we’ll continue to try and publish only online shows, or those events taking required safety precautions. As Mayor Maddox gradually rolls out a three-phase plan, we’ll post shows and events soon as it’s apparent they’re back on. In the meantime, we’ll publish online performances or events, and concerts and other events slated for [...]

TUSK CALENDAR: Who's playing and what's happening

Editor’s note: As the city of Tuscaloosa adjusts to the ongoing threat of coronavirus, we’ll continue to try and publish only online shows, or those events taking required safety precautions. As Mayor Maddox gradually rolls out a three-phase plan, we’ll post shows and events soon as it’s apparent they’re back on. In the meantime, we’ll publish online performances or events, and concerts and other events [...]

Book review: New book on The Association provides a different look at pop music of the 60s

If you can remember hearing the catchy strains of “Along Comes Mary” by The Association back when it first hit radio’s top 40 stations, wow ... you’re old! If you’ve never heard of The Association, you’re either too young or haven’t been properly schooled in the pop music of the 1960s.“Along Comes Mary,” the group’s first major success, reached No. 7 on the Billboard charts in June 1966. Before that decade was over, the [...]

MARK HUGHES COBB: Time to play ball will come again

Not to keep harping -- angel puns always intended -- on the late Nora Ephron, but her shtick in “Sleepless in Seattle” -- dudes chuckle at women for crying over romantic comedies while themselves sobbing over “The Dirty Dozen” -- missed home plate.Guys cry over war movies, sure, because, you know, death, destruction, doom, despair. Kinda sad.But the happy “I want to go to there” (credit to the much-sharper writer Tina Fey) weeping [...]

Serenades bring joy in lonely times

In romantic plays and films, serenades waft through thrown-wide windows of an intended on a calm night, the singer down below, accompanied quietly by a plucked portable instrument, such as a lute or guitar.From its medieval roots, the serenade might go out not just to lovers, but friends, patrons, or anyone the singer wished to honor.Through Baroque, Classical and Romantic musical eras, the serenade, or serenata, adapted to include multiple voices and orchestral [...]

TUSK CALENDAR: Who's playing and what's happening

Editor’s note: As the city of Tuscaloosa has ordered all establishments selling food and drink to close in attempts to slow the spread of coronavirus, and as other businesses and venues have followed suit, the usual run of local shows, concerts and other public gatherings will not be published, as they’re all either canceled or in the process of being rescheduled.Instead, we’ll publish online performances or events, and concerts and other events slated for [...]

Virtual concert will benefit small business relief fund

Tuscaloosa Tourism & Sports is hosting a virtual music event that will raise money for Tuscaloosa’s small business affected by the cornoavirus pandemic.Four artists will perform free concerts over a live stream Friday night. Donors can contribute to a virtual tip jar, with 100 percent of proceeds going to the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama’s Small Business Relief Fund.“We are so thrilled to be able to work with the Chamber to help lighten the load [...]

Music on social media: Artists share songs of hope, strength

DECATUR — With bars, restaurants, performance spaces, concert halls and arenas shuttered due to the coronavirus, musicians, from up-and-coming artists to regional draws to international stars, turned to social media.Performing in front of cellphones and iPads, the artists share songs of hope, strength and encouragement."Music is essential. Vital. I'm not sure I know of a time when music is as important as it is when there's suffering and fear," said Decatur singer- [...]