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A Few Clouds and 82 F at Tuscaloosa Regional Airport, AL

A Few Clouds
Winds are Calm. The pressure is 1014.7 mb and the humidity is 72%. The heat index is 87. Last Updated on Aug 24 2019, 3:53 pm CDT.

Weather Forecast for Tuscaloosa

This Afternoon

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 83. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 7pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday

Showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. High near 88. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

Showers and thunderstorms. Low around 72. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Monday

Showers and thunderstorms. High near 87. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Monday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73.

Tuesday

Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 91. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday Night

A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72.

Wednesday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 91.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 68.

Thursday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 67.

Friday

Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 68.

Saturday

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Sunny, with a high near 91.

Tuscaloosa News and Events

Inaugural two-day Druid City Music Festival sprawls over downtown Tuscaloosa

More than 18 months of planning, thousands of hours, dozens strategy sessions, brainstorming, brain-picking, contracts and phone calls and consultants, oh my, adds up to this weekend's inaugural Druid City Music Festival. The sprawling two-day event featuring dozens of musicians in and around downtown Tuscaloosa, in what's hoped to become an annual welcome-back-students and explore-your-city event.Really, talk's been around longer about the need for a new citywide music festival, [...]

University of Alabama Honors List Summer 2019

A total of 11,406 students enrolled during the 2019 spring term at The University of Alabama were named to the Dean's List with an academic record of 3.5 or above or the President's List with an academic record of 4.0 (all A's).The UA Dean's and President's lists recognize full-time undergraduate students. The lists do not apply to graduate students or to undergraduate students who take less than a full course load.Among the students are:• President's [...]

Family hears disturbing details of Willoe Watkins' death

Willoe Watkins’ grandmother was surrounded by family Friday morning as she heard disturbing details of how the young woman was beaten and strangled before her body was thrown to the bottom of a well."How could you do this to somebody so precious and beautiful and sweet and kind and caring?" Kathy Harrison said before a court hearing for two of the three suspects. "I’m emotional. I’m very hurt. I’m a little bit angry, [...]

Women turn compassion into action to help children seeking asylum

SOUTHLAKE, Texas — When Elisa O’Callaghan began making trips to the border crossings in California and Texas, she was appalled to see children waiting on the Mexican side playing with rocks.She vowed to bring them some comfort.She chose to turn her anger and frustration into acts of kindness where she and several friends gather at a Southlake restaurant, All About Cha, to create “CALM dolls.” CALM stands for creating a loving memory. [...]

Award-winning street sweeper plays critical role for city

MACON, Ga. — Roderick Bell rides a street sweeper through town as the sun rises over Macon. He is headed to Fort Hill Street in East Macon at around 20 miles per hour.Some people honk. Others just glare, but Bell knows why his job matters."If the leaves and everything pile into the gutter ... it's gonna flood," he said. "If it's not clean, it's just it's gonna be mayhem around here ... I feel like we are very important."Bell, a Parks & Beautification [...]

Former Selma business owner achieves dreams of writing book

SELMA — At 73, Edie Delp has finally achieved her dream of writing a book.Her debut children's book, "The Magic Wishing Rock" tells the story of a little girl, Bella and her dog, Walker, as they find a magic wishing rock and consider all of the possibilities that lie in store thanks to their one wish to be granted by a fairy.After considering all sorts of outlandish things like a mountain of cupcakes, her very own unicorn and unlimited ice cream, Bella finally wishes for [...]

New clothing store continues Mobley family legacy

Returning University of Alabama students were greeted to a familiar local name in clothing atop a new store on the Strip.The store Christopher Mobley had its grand opening Aug. 16 at 1410 University Blvd. The new store is located on the Strip on University Boulevard in the complex at the corner of Reed Street.“We wanted a store that was made for the students, run by students, where they could get to know the students,” said Christopher Mobley, the co-owner for [...]

TUSCALOOSA 200 MOMENT IN HISTORY: Plowshares into Swords

Plowshares into SwordsLeach & Avery foundry and machine shop began in 1848 by catering to farmers’ needs and was recognized for making the state’s best plows in 1859. Leach & Avery immediately turned to making cannon and other war materials with the outbreak of war. W.H. Fowler ordered six-pounders (designated by the weight of the projectile) for his artillery battery and the University ordered the same. The Union cavalrymen confiscated these latter cannons [...]

TODAY IN HISTORY: August 24, 2019

Today is Saturday, Aug. 24, the 236th day of 2019. There are 129 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On August 24, 1814, during the War of 1812, British forces invaded Washington, D.C., setting fire to the Capitol (which was still under construction) and the White House, as well as other public buildings.On this date:In A.D. 79, long-dormant Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum [...]

Supreme Court: Ginsburg treated for tumor on pancreas

WASHINGTON — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has completed radiation therapy for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas and there is no evidence of the disease remaining, the Supreme Court said Friday.It is the fourth time that the 86-year-old justice has announced that she has been treated for cancer over the last two decades and follows lung cancer surgery in December that kept her away from the court for weeks. December's surgery was her first illness-related absence from the court [...]

Ivey: Officials look for ideas to reduce, eliminate tolls

MONTGOMERY — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey said Friday that officials will continue to look at ways to eliminate, or at least reduce, tolls of up to $6 on a proposed Mobile bridge.The proposed $2.1 billion toll bridge across Mobile Bay and the Mobile River has been met with opposition from people who say the tolls would hurt working families and small businesses. Ivey has asked the state toll bridge authority to meet on Oct. 7 so people could propose alternate funding possibilities. [...]

Full lineup wraps up Druid City Music Festival

The inaugural Druid City Music Festival wraps up Saturday with a full day of musical entertainment.Saturday begins with the 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Lance Hocutt Financial Group Battle of the Bands at the Tuscaloosa River Market, 1900 Jack Warner Parkway. Local groups Seismos, Kung Fu Gripp, One Wild Sunday, the Band Wylder, Side Tracked and the Dark Pools will participate in the Battle of the Bands. No wristbands or tickets will be required for this event.Then in Government Plaza, [...]

Four charged in Bibb County prison contraband case

Four suspects face charges after packages containing drugs and cellphones were found at the Bibb Correctional Facility.A news release from the Alabama Department of Corrections states that a K9 unit helped correctional officers find a suitcase, a duffel bag and another package on the facility's property early Wednesday morning. Inside the packages were 230 grams of methamphetamine, 208 grams of marijuana, suboxone strips, 15 cellphones and phone chargers.The Brent Police [...]

The Latest: Harris gets warm welcome at California meeting

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " The Latest on a summer meeting of the Democratic National Committee in California (all times local):2:35 p.m.California Sen. Kamala Harris is getting a rousing hometown welcome at the Democratic National Committee summer meeting in San Francisco.Harris is looking to California as a potentially key part of her path to the Democratic presidential nomination.With scores of supporters in the gallery Friday, Harris harkened back to her first [...]

Got a bad back? Here are the best (and worst) cars for what ails you

If you have a bad back and want a vehicle you can live with, read on.Amazingly, 80 percent of Americans will suffer from back problems within their lifetimes. Researchers say that the number of Americans with chronic back pain is also increasing.Dr. Timothy S. Carey, director of the Sheps Center and Sarah Graham Kenan Professor in the departments of medicine and social medicine in the UNC School of Medicine noted in a study on back pain that “low back pain is the second [...]

Feds settle with supermarket group over clean air violations

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A supermarket company has agreed to reduce emissions of ozone-depleting gases from refrigeration equipment at more than 500 stores in seven southeastern states, federal authorities said Friday.The Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency reached the agreement with Southeastern Grocers Inc. and its subsidiaries to resolve violations of the Clean Air Act, according to a DOJ news release.The company, headquartered in Jacksonville, [...]

Protest over detention of immigrant rights activist, son

GADSDEN — The detention of an immigrant rights activist and his son sparked protests Friday in Alabama.More than 20 protesters circled the Etowah County Detention Center in Gadsden chanting for the release of Marcos and Juan Baltazar.AL.com reports that the two were taken into custody by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials Thursday during a routine check-in.The Adelante organization says Baltazar came to the United States three years ago from [...]

In Alabama, a new hospital for southwest Jefferson County

BIRMINGHAM — Plans have been announced for the replacement of an Alabama hospital.University of Alabama-Birmingham Hospital officials said this week that a new hospital will be built in McCalla to replace the Medical West Hospital in Bessemer, which was built in 1964.Hospital officials said a new hospital is needed to continue providing adequate care to southwest Jefferson County.AL.com reports that the State Health Planning and Development Agency on Wednesday [...]

Crash involving hazardous materials closes Alabama freeway

GREENVILLE — An Alabama interstate was shut down in both directions for several hours and a nearby high school closed for the day as a precaution after a crash involving a semitrailer carrying hazardous materials.Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn said Friday morning that northbound lanes of Interstate 65 had reopened in the Greenville area. He said the southbound lanes remained closed.Montgomery Fire/Rescue says the truck was carrying 55-gallon drums of Cyclohexanol. [...]

Sick Florida boys clothing, souvenirs stolen during Make-A-Wish trip

As an infant, doctors didn’t give Oliver De Borde long to live after he suffered severe brain damage due to a congenital heart defect. But two years later, the little Ocala boy continues to brighten the lives of his parents.Recently, however, during a trip provided by Make-A-Wish of Central and North Florida, the family had their luggage and the stroller shared by Oliver and his baby brother, Grayson, stolen.“I couldn’t believe it. We had a very nice trip, [...]

Inaugural two-day Druid City Music Festival sprawls over downtown Tuscaloosa

More than 18 months of planning, thousands of hours, dozens strategy sessions, brainstorming, brain-picking, contracts and phone calls and consultants, oh my, adds up to this weekend's inaugural Druid City Music Festival. The sprawling two-day event featuring dozens of musicians in and around downtown Tuscaloosa, in what's hoped to become an annual welcome-back-students and explore-your-city event.Really, talk's been around longer about the need for a new citywide music festival, [...]

Little Big Town, Kidz Bop tours plan Tuscaloosa shows this weekend

The Tuscaloosa Amphitheater continues its busiest-ever month this weekend with shows by country quartet Little Big Town Friday, and "musical brand" Kidz Bop Saturday.The week after, Pentatonix opens the hottest week of them all Aug. 22, with Mary J. Blige and Nas playing the Amp Aug. 25. Those will serve as bookends to the first Druid City Music Festival, Aug. 23-24, not in the Amp, but in venues running through Tuscaloosa, including Government Plaza for the closing day, with [...]

Concert boasts four hours of hits

Country singer-songwriter Dierks Bentley will play the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on Friday as part of his 2019 Burning Man Tour, with opening acts Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes and Hot Country Knights. The latter is Bentley’s ’90s country-rock cover band; he performs in a wig under pseudonym “Douglas Douglason.”Early stops on the tour show the acts combining for four-plus hours of concert each night. In setlists from shows last week, [...]

MARK HUGHES COBB: Come together, right now, but not over me

Funny thing about hating crowds? Crowds tend to be made up of people.And I generally like people.Generally. Case-by-case kinda thing.But the more time spent in crowds, the less the liking happens.Dilemma.It's like music festivals in general, or concerts of any size past a few hundred: You have to balance the generous benefits — potentially life-changing musical experiences, sharing such moments with friends and loved ones, NOT missing out on [...]

MARK HUGHES COBB: 'Blinded' will open some eyes

Gurinder Chadha wrote the lovely "Bend it Like Beckham," a 2002 comedy-drama-action film — AKA good story — about challenges of cultural assimilation, families that need to be in a place, but for whatever complex reasons chose not to be fully of that place. Jess (Parminder Nagra) discovers an innate talent for soccer, and rebels against orthodox Sikh parents to join a team.Chadha lived that material: Born in Kenya to [...]

Films in series range from drama to documentary

The Bama Art House fall film series begins Tuesday with "The Tomorrow Man," a romantic comedy starring John Lithgow and Blythe Danner as a part of small-town oddballs trying to find love late in life. He's paranoid stocking up for a post-apocalyptic future, while she's stunted by a personal tragedy. It's the debut feature of writer-director Noble Jones, who worked with David Fincher on "The Social Network," and has shot music videos for Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and Mary J. Blige.The [...]

TUSK CALENDAR: Whos playing and whats happening

LOCAL MUSICTHURSDAYPentatonix, Rachel Platten: 7:30 p.m., Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Tickets $129.50 for standing-room-only pit; reserved seats $129.50, $89.50, $69.50, $39.50 and $25, through the Amphitheater box office, Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. All prices may include applicable fees and service charges. www.tuscaloosaamphitheater.com. Taylor Hollingsworth: 8 p.m., no cover, Druid City Brewing [...]

MARK HUGHES COBB: You're much stronger than you think you are

While researching the Barbie exhibit at the Birmingham Museum of Art, I found that, were she scaled up, the living doll would stand 5 feet, 9 inches, weigh 110 pounds, and sport a 39-inch bust, 18-inch waist (a mere inch off Scarlett O'Hara's teen belly size, in the books. Poor tubby Vivien Leigh could only squeeze down to 24 or 25, for the film) and 33-inch hips, all that plastique teetering atop size 3 sky-high heels. Someone else calculated 32-17-28, which makes me wonder [...]

Pentatonix, Mary J. Blige headline separate shows at Amp this weekend

However broad the world of a cappella pop, Pentatonix sits at or near its pinnacle. The multiplatinum-selling quintet has won three Grammys, including the first two for the expanded Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella category, in 2015 and 2016.Shortly after forming in 2011, straight out of the Arlington, Texas, high school shared by Kirstin "Kirstie" Maldonado, Mitchell "Mitch" Grassi, and Scott Hoying, the group won the third season of NBC's "The Sing-Off" competition, [...]

TUSK CALENDAR: Whos playing and whats happening

LOCAL MUSICTHURSDAYJerry Robbins: 6:30 p.m., no cover, The Lookout at Hotel Indigo. 111 Greensboro Ave. 535-3987. www.lookouttuscaloosa.com.Will Stewart, Tim Higgins: 8 p.m., no cover, Druid City Brewing Co., 607 14th St., Parkview Plaza. 342-0051. www.druidcitybrewing.com.River Dan: 10 p.m., Rhythm & Brews. www.rhythmnbrews.com.FRIDAYKen McGuire: pianist, 6 p. [...]

Frozen II: Evan Rachel Wood to Voice Anna and Elsa's Mother

It's time to return to Arendelle!It's been almost six years since Frozen stole our hearts (and a good portion of our sanity, honestly), but [...]

Disney Channel Announces Marvel's Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur at D23 Expo

It might not be part of the greater Marvel Cinematic Universe, but that doesn't mean we aren't over the moon to hear about the latest addition to Marvel's roster of TV shows. Coming out of Disney's bi-annual convention, D23 Expo 2019, Disney Channel is bringing Moon Girl and Devil [...]

Here's Your First Look at Emma Stone in Disney's Cruella

The first look at Emma Stone as Cruella de Vil in Disney's upcoming film Cruella was revealed to fans at the D23 Expo in Anaheim, [...]

Marvel Reveals More Cast Members for The Eternals at D23 Expo

Update 8/24/19: Marvel boss Kevin Feige confirmed at D23 Expo 2019 that Game of Thrones' [...]

We Got Our First Peek at David Harbour in Black Widow at D23 Expo 2019

You've been clamoring for it for years, and now it's finally here: The Black Widow movie we all deserve!Marvel boss Kevin Feige shed some light on the upcoming Black Widow film in the works at the D23 Expo 2019. Starring Scarlett Johansson as the fallen Avenger Natasha Romanoff, the movie will take place before the [...]

Game of Thrones' Kit Harington Is Joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe in The Eternals

Game of Thrones ended earlier this year, but now Kit Harington is headed to another mega-successful pop culture phenomenon. The Jon Snow actor has joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe.The [...]

Marvel Finally Announces Premiere Date for Black Panther 2

It's been over a year since Black Panther debuted and broke multiple box office records, but at long last, we finally have the announcement we've known was coming all been waiting for! Marvel boss Kevin Feige confirmed at D23 Expo 2019 on Saturday that Black Panther 2 is officially on the books of Phase Four of the [...]

Could we BE any more excited? 'Friends' fans nuts for merch

NEW YORK — See your "Friends" on the big screen. Deck out your place with "Friends" decor. Wear your "Friends" as jewelry. Heck, buy the "Friends" Lego set and pretend it's for your kid.If you're a "Friends" superfan, there are lots of ways to celebrate the show's 25th anniversary in September."It transcends generations," Maryellen Zarakas, a Warner Bros. senior vice president, said of the show that ended in 2004 after 10 seasons. "Everybody still goes through growing up [...]

DON NOBLE: 'Clotilda' finding ties in well with publishing of Hurston novel

There was a time when Zora Neale Hurston and her writings were, indeed, nearly forgotten. In her remarkable article in "Ms." magazine in 1975, "Looking for Zora," Alice Walker brought attention to Hurston’s life and work, and attention has been paid, pretty steadily, ever since.Robert Hemenway did a literary biography in 1980, then Valerie Boyd in 2003 published "Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston." Only a few [...]

Inaugural two-day Druid City Music Festival sprawls over downtown Tuscaloosa

More than 18 months of planning, thousands of hours, dozens strategy sessions, brainstorming, brain-picking, contracts and phone calls and consultants, oh my, adds up to this weekend's inaugural Druid City Music Festival. The sprawling two-day event featuring dozens of musicians in and around downtown Tuscaloosa, in what's hoped to become an annual welcome-back-students and explore-your-city event.Really, talk's been around longer about the need for a new citywide music festival, [...]

Little Big Town, Kidz Bop tours plan Tuscaloosa shows this weekend

The Tuscaloosa Amphitheater continues its busiest-ever month this weekend with shows by country quartet Little Big Town Friday, and "musical brand" Kidz Bop Saturday.The week after, Pentatonix opens the hottest week of them all Aug. 22, with Mary J. Blige and Nas playing the Amp Aug. 25. Those will serve as bookends to the first Druid City Music Festival, Aug. 23-24, not in the Amp, but in venues running through Tuscaloosa, including Government Plaza for the closing day, with [...]

Concert boasts four hours of hits

Country singer-songwriter Dierks Bentley will play the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on Friday as part of his 2019 Burning Man Tour, with opening acts Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes and Hot Country Knights. The latter is Bentley’s ’90s country-rock cover band; he performs in a wig under pseudonym “Douglas Douglason.”Early stops on the tour show the acts combining for four-plus hours of concert each night. In setlists from shows last week, [...]

MARK HUGHES COBB: Come together, right now, but not over me

Funny thing about hating crowds? Crowds tend to be made up of people.And I generally like people.Generally. Case-by-case kinda thing.But the more time spent in crowds, the less the liking happens.Dilemma.It's like music festivals in general, or concerts of any size past a few hundred: You have to balance the generous benefits — potentially life-changing musical experiences, sharing such moments with friends and loved ones, NOT missing out on [...]

TUSK CALENDAR: Whos playing and whats happening

LOCAL MUSICTHURSDAYPentatonix, Rachel Platten: 7:30 p.m., Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. Tickets $129.50 for standing-room-only pit; reserved seats $129.50, $89.50, $69.50, $39.50 and $25, through the Amphitheater box office, Ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745-3000. All prices may include applicable fees and service charges. www.tuscaloosaamphitheater.com. Taylor Hollingsworth: 8 p.m., no cover, Druid City Brewing [...]

Pentatonix, Mary J. Blige headline separate shows at Amp this weekend

However broad the world of a cappella pop, Pentatonix sits at or near its pinnacle. The multiplatinum-selling quintet has won three Grammys, including the first two for the expanded Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella category, in 2015 and 2016.Shortly after forming in 2011, straight out of the Arlington, Texas, high school shared by Kirstin "Kirstie" Maldonado, Mitchell "Mitch" Grassi, and Scott Hoying, the group won the third season of NBC's "The Sing-Off" competition, [...]

TUSK CALENDAR: Whos playing and whats happening

LOCAL MUSICTHURSDAYJerry Robbins: 6:30 p.m., no cover, The Lookout at Hotel Indigo. 111 Greensboro Ave. 535-3987. www.lookouttuscaloosa.com.Will Stewart, Tim Higgins: 8 p.m., no cover, Druid City Brewing Co., 607 14th St., Parkview Plaza. 342-0051. www.druidcitybrewing.com.River Dan: 10 p.m., Rhythm & Brews. www.rhythmnbrews.com.FRIDAYKen McGuire: pianist, 6 p. [...]

The Farr Side: Newton-John belongs in Hall of Fame

News that Olivia Newton-John’s cancer had returned for a third time broke my heart. It was reported late last week she was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer.The English-Australian singer, songwriter, actress, entrepreneur, philanthropist and activist has enjoyed a massive career since the early 1970s, placing 15 singles into the top 10, with five reaching No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100. She has also sold more than 100 million albums, making her one of the world’s best- [...]

Alabama postpones 50th anniversary tour over singer's health

LOS ANGELES — Southern rock band Alabama says it is postponing the remainder of its 50th anniversary tour as lead singer Randy Owen battles health complications.The band announced Wednesday that the 69-year-old Owen is suffering from migraines and vertigo, and doctors say he needs more time to recover. The news comes after a string of already-canceled shows due to the singer's health.Alabama with The Charlie Daniels Band had a concert scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 [...]

Tickets still available for Pentatonix concert

Tickets are still available for the Pentatonix concert Thursday night at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.The a capella group from Arlington, Texas, won the third season of NBC's "The Sing Off" and earned a record contract. Pentatonix has earned three Grammy Awards while releasing a variety of orginal material and cover versions of pop songs.Rachel Platten will open the show, which is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the amphitheater, 2710 Jack Warner [...]

Auditions for "American Idol" being held Tuesday in Alabama

MOBILE — "American Idol" producers say auditions will be taking place in Mobile at the GulfQuest maritime museum.Auditions will be Tuesday for the show's 18th season, which will air on ABC.People planning to audition can register in person on Tuesday, or in advance via www.americanidol.com/auditions . Online audition options also are available.The GulfQuest National Maritime Museum of the Gulf of Mexico is located on the Mobile waterfront. The museum, which has [...]

Iconic Woodstock photo has 'enhanced' life of New York couple for 50 years

Bobbi and Nick Ercoline were thrilled when they saw themselves on the cover of the Woodstock soundtrack album, released one year after the iconic 1969 festival in Bethel.Their friends and family? Not so much."Once Woodstock was over, you did not hear much about Woodstock," Bobbi said. "It left a bad taste in Sullivan County’s mouth. It traumatized them, so once it was done, it was done. So when we told our friends we’re on the cover, they’d go, [...]

The Farr Side: Grammer focuses on the positive

Andy Grammer might be music’s most positive artist.His brand of pop music is fun, upbeat, infectious, inspirational and, yes, positive. I love him for it.Since 2011, Grammer has released nothing but great music. His music somehow has flown under the radar and I’m puzzled why that’s the case. He managed to chart on various Billboard charts, but not with the impact he should.How could you not like “Keep Your Head Up”? Or “Fine By Me,” [...]

TUSK CALENDAR: Whos playing and whats happening

LOCAL MUSICTODAYMama Dixie and The Prize Inside: 6:30 p.m., no cover, The Lookout at Hotel Indigo. 111 Greensboro Ave. 535-3987. www.lookouttuscaloosa.com.Elonzo Wesley: 8 p.m., no cover, Druid City Brewing Co., 607 14th St., Parkview Plaza. 342-0051. www.druidcitybrewing.com. FRIDAYKen McGuire: pianist, 6 p.m., no cover, The Side By Side restaurant, 2410 University Blvd. 561-5500. www. [...]

Kidz Bop World Tour comes to Tuscaloosa on Saturday

The music brand that features kid-friendly versions of the hottest pop music comes to Tuscaloosa on Saturday.The Kidz Bop World Tour will be at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, 2710 Jack Warner Parkway.The show is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.Tickets are available now through the amphitheater box office, www.ticketmaster or by calling 800-745-3000. Prices range from  $25, $35, $45, $55 to $65For more information, go to [...]

Woodstock turns 50 and I remember (almost) all of it

By the time I got to Woodstock, Route 17B in the Catskills was clogged, the Friday night concert was almost over and the fences surrounding the rolling field on Max Yasgur’s farm were already down.A couple of weeks earlier, on my 19th birthday, my friend Glen and I stopped by Walter Dyer Leather on Charles Street in Boston to get our tickets for the Woodstock Music & Art Fair, aka “3 Days of Peace & Music.” But we opted against the Friday folksingers and each shelled [...]

Tickets available for Little Big Town show

The hitmaking country quartet Little Big Town will perform Friday night at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.Littile Big Town originated in Homewood and is known for string of hits including the No. 1 singles "Pontoon,, "Girl Crush" and "Better Man."Rising country group Midland, from Dripping Springs, Texas, will open the show.The show will start at 8 p.m. Gates to the amphitheater, 2710 Jack Warner Parkway, will open at 6:30.Tickets, starting at $20, are available [...]

Philadelphia radio station WXPN will air all of Woodstock in real time

You can't go back to 1969, but you can still experience Woodstock. Philadelphia public radio station WXPN 88.5 is airing Woodstock in  exactly as it happened exactly 50 years later. Starting at exactly 5:07 p.m. on Aug. 15 with Richie Havens' opening set, WXPN is airing all 32 sets and everything in between in "Woodstock – As It Happened – 50 Years On." The audio was compiled from from Rhino Entertainment’s new [...]

The Farr Side: Sheeran rises to the top again

You can’t write and record songs like “Thinking Out Loud,” “Shape Of You” and “Perfect” and not expect the world to fall in love with you.Not when you’re Ed Sheeran. He is perhaps one of the biggest male singer/songwriters to emerge this generation.Sheeran makes music that can speak to your heart and get into your head. Think of “The A Team,” “Lego House,” “Castle On The Hill,” [...]

Willie Nelson cancels tour due to 'breathing problem'

Willie Nelson, the 86-year-old country music icon, announced on social media on Wednesday night that he is canceling his tour due to a breathing problem.On Twitter, he said: "To my fans, I’m sorry to cancel my tour, but I have a breathing problem that I need to have my doctor check out. I’ll be back, love, Willie."[gh:blockquote class="twitter-tweet"][gh:p lang="en" dir="ltr"]To my fans,[gh:br]I’m sorry to cancel my tour, but I have a breathing problem [...]