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Light Rain and 55 F at Tuscaloosa Regional Airport, AL

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Winds are from the West at 17.3 gusting to 21.9 MPH (15 gusting to 19 KT). The pressure is 1004.0 mb and the humidity is 74%. The wind chill is 51. Last Updated on Apr 19 2019, 10:53 am CDT.

Weather Forecast for Tuscaloosa

Today

Showers. High near 54. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Tonight

Showers, mainly before 10pm. Low around 44. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Saturday

Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 67. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday Night

Clear, with a low around 44. West wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 78. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Sunday Night

Clear, with a low around 50.

Monday

Sunny, with a high near 80.

Monday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 54.

Tuesday

Partly sunny, with a high near 84.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58.

Wednesday

A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 84.

Wednesday Night

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61.

Thursday

A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 82.

Tuscaloosa News and Events

Man found dead in parked car at Palmore Park

Police are investigating after a man was found dead in a parked vehicle at Palmore Park Wednesday evening.Investigators believe the 51-year-old man died from natural causes, but are conducting an investigation to rule out foul play.Officers were called to the park off Joe Mallisham Parkway and Fosters Ferry Road around 7 p.m.Further information will be released as it becomes available. [gh:iframe src="https://omny.fm/shows/listen-this-day-in- [...]

Tuscaloosa man charged with rape at knifepoint

A Tuscaloosa man arrested Saturday is accused of raping a woman at knifepoint after following her from a laundromat.Timothy Demon Poe, who spent nearly 20 years in prison for attacking a woman in 1997, was charged with first-degree rape after a woman called police early Saturday morning.Video footage appears to show Poe, 40, following the woman from West End Laundromat to the CVS parking lot on Stillman Boulevard just after midnight, according to court records. The woman told [...]

More than 14,000 without power in Tuscaloosa

More than 14,000 people remained without power in Tuscaloosa Friday morning, a day after strong storms roared across the South, killing two Mississippi drivers and a woman in Pell City.As of 7:30 a.m., Alabama Power reported 19,622 outages across the state, with the majority of those in Tuscaloosa.There were 14,322 outages in Tuscaloosa Friday morning, down from a high of around 27,000 Thursday night.Cooler weather is expected today, with temperatures falling through the [...]

Magnet students learn about science through new partnership with UA

For the first time — and maybe not the last — students from the University of Alabama and Tuscaloosa Magnet Elementary School entered a partnership to teach science skills they could then replicate.The partnership, STEM Teaching Elementary Program, had its grand finale of the semester on Thursday at Tuscaloosa Magnet as college students and elementary students, mostly third-, fourth- and fifth-graders, shot water rockets, [...]

Children's Hands-On Museum will hold Easter celebration

The Children's Hands-On Museum will have plenty of activities Saturday for its "Hoppy Easter" celebration.The museum, which is at 2213 University Blvd., will be open from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.Activities will include making Easter crafts, participating in an Easter egg roll, doing the Easter Bunny hop and building an Easter egg tower. Admission is $9 and all actitivies are included.For more information, go to www.chomonline. [...]

TODAY IN HISTORY: April 19, 2019

Today is Friday, April 19, the 109th day of 2019. There are 256 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On April 19, 1995, a truck bomb destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people. (Bomber Timothy McVeigh, who prosecutors said had planned the attack as revenge for the Waco siege of two years earlier, was convicted of federal murder charges and executed in 2001.)On this date:In [...]

Tuscaloosa hit by heavy winds, rain as storms roar across South

A strong storm system that crossed the South Thursday left thousands of people in the Tuscaloosa area without power.Alabama Power reported around 8 p.m. that 27,214 customers in Tuscaloosa County were without power. Service was being restored in some areas, with around 20,000 outages as 10 p.m. neared.A 42-year-old woman was killed when a tree fell on her mobile home in Pell City. The St. Clair Sheriff's Office identified the victim as Monica Clements, 42, saying her 10-year- [...]

Search finds multiple weapons, phones in Alabama prison

ATMORE — A search of the prison where Alabama conducts executions has turned up multiple weapons and cellphones.The Department of Corrections says about 300 officers from state and local agencies began a security sweep before dawn Thursday at Holman prison near Atmore. The state's death chamber is located at the maximum-security lockup.Photos released by the agency show authorities already have found multiple weapons and cellphones in the 870-man prison.A [...]

The Latest: Report shows Trump trying to shut down probe

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia and President Donald Trump (all times local):10:05 p.m.Special counsel Robert Mueller's report has finally been released to the public, and it spells out how President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and choke off the investigation of possible obstruction of justice.Trump is claiming vindication, but Mueller said the president was thwarted only by the refusal of some [...]

Weather leads to cancellation of 'Sense and Sensibility' at UA

The University of Alabama Department of Theatre and Dance performance of "Sense and Sensibility" scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thursday has been canceled, due to UA suspending operations in advance of potential severe weather.Patrons who hold tickets for Thursday night's show can exchange them for seats at any of the remaining performances, 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, or 2 p.m. Sunday, in the Marian Gallaway Theatre. Call 348-3400 for more, or visit the box office in the lobby of Rowand- [...]

Tuscaloosa Police seeking mall theft suspects

Tuscaloosa Police are looking for two women who stole items from University Mall earlier this month.The suspects were depicted on surveillance photos released Thursday.TPD Lt. Teena Richardson said the women took several items from a store without paying on April 7. Anyone who can identify the women or provide information to their whereabouts is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 752-STOP (7867). [gh:iframe src="https://omny.fm/shows/listen-this-day-in- [...]

Tickets on sale Friday for Mary J. Blige concert

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for the summer concert featuring Mary J. Blige and Nas at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.The concert is scheduled for 8 p.m. Aug. 25. Gates will open at 7.Tickets cost $99.50, $89.50, $79.50, $69.50, $49.50 and $25, plus fees and service charges. Some VIP packages include front-row seats and meet-and-greet opportunities with the artists. Order tickets at www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745- [...]

Maddox remains optimistic grocery tax bill will pass

As a bill to allow cities the chance to waive sales taxes on groceries has stalled in the Alabama Legislature, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox said hope remains that the proposal — in some form — can still become law.Media reports indicate that a bill sponsored by state Rep. Chris England, D-Tuscaloosa, that would have given municipalities across the state the legal ability to stop collecting sales taxes on grocery-related items stalled Wednesday in the House [...]

Prison chief optimist state will settle Justice Department

MONTGOMERY — Alabama's prison chief says he is optimistic the state will reach a settlement and avoid a Department of Justice lawsuit over prison conditions.Corrections Commissioner Jeff Dunn on Thursday briefed a legislative committee on the department's effort to address Justice Department findings of unconditional conditions in state prisons.Dunn says the state is trying to increase officer ranks with pay legislation and administrative changes. A firm hired by the [...]

Deputy says knife wasn't reason for shooting 19 year old

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — A Tennessee deputy has testified that a knife had nothing to do with why he shot a 19-year-old suspect in January, despite initial reports to the contrary.The Tennessean reports Williamson County Sheriff's Deputy Matthew Murphy testified Wednesday at a preliminary hearing that Dalton Elam of Florence, Alabama, acted like he grabbed something from his waist and then pointed his finger at the deputy like a gun.The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation [...]

Isner, Boyd running for Democratic Party chair

MONTGOMERY — Two former candidates are challenging Nancy Worley to lead the Alabama Democratic Party.Former congressional challenger Tabitha Isner announced Wednesday that she is running for party chairwoman.Isner waged an aggressive but unsuccessful challenge last year against Republican Rep. Martha Roby. Will Boyd, who ran for lieutenant governor last year, is also challenging Worley.Isner in a statement said Democrats need a committed party leader to support [...]

Walmart, Amazon kick off government online pilot program

NEW YORK — Amazon and Walmart on Thursday are kicking off a two-year pilot established by the government to allow low-income shoppers on government food assistance in New York to shop and pay for their groceries online.ShopRite will join the retailers early next week, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.The USDA has long required that customers using electronic benefits transfer, or EBT, pay for [...]

Northport leaders to discuss moratorium on some development

The Northport City Council has scheduled a special meeting on Friday to revisit a moratorium on development along the city’s eastern riverfront it approved on Monday.The meeting to discuss and reconsider the moratorium will be at noon Friday in the council chambers at Northport City Hall, 3500 McFarland Blvd.On Monday, the council approved a six-month moratorium on development in an area from Lurleen Wallace Boulevard east to the city limits and from the river north to [...]

Pathogen soup at Texas waterpark let brain-eating amoeba thrive, lawsuit says

Fabrizio Stabile died in September from a brain-eating amoeba 13 days after visiting a surf park near Waco, Texas. Now, his mother is filing a wrongful death suit against the Texas company she says is responsible for his death.Rita Stabile is seeking more than $1 million in damages from Parsons Barefoot Ski Ranch (BSR) after she says her 29-year-old son died from the infection, [...]

Texas sheriffs commander reprimanded over comment about sex with 'Live PD' producer

A Texas sheriff has orally reprimanded a member of his command staff for a sexual comment he made about a producer for the show “Live PD.”Cmdr. Steve Deaton was the subject of a complaint this month by attorney Robert McCabe that alleged Deaton challenged deputies in a meeting to have sex with the female producer. “Live PD” has been filming Williamson County deputies and featuring them on episodes that have recently aired on the A&E Network. [...]

Anticipation for 'Avengers' hits fever pitch

"Avengers: Endgame" opens a week from today, and boy howdy, if you want to be there for the first 6:05, 6:30 and 7 p.m. showings at the Hollywood 16 — it's opening in Tuscaloosa April 24 on three screens, in Imax 2D, in 3D and just plain old D — better Time Stone yourself backward to remember to buy tickets.To say this is one of the most-anticipated movies in film-series history is kinda like saying dragons are cool.It's true and accurate, but just a wee [...]

Play focuses on civil rights leader's last days

The horrifying deaths of Echol Cole and Robert Walker, Feb. 1, 1968, resounded throughout Memphis. The sanitation workers had sheltered from rain behind a garbage truck, but the defective compactor activated, pulling them in head-first, mangling both men.Two other workers had been killed in a similar accident in 1964, and though workers had complained of dangerous conditions and poverty-level pay for years, trying to [...]

MARK HUGHES COBB: Heroes flex box office muscles

Assembling for more than a decade now, the Marvel Cinematic Universe's Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Thor and The Hulk, joined by — Can there be spoilers for trailers that have been out for months now, seen by literally hundreds of million? — Ant Man, Hawkeye, Captain Marvel, Okoye, Nebula, Rocket, and Rhodey, will save not just the day, but half of all life in the universe, starting next week.I mean, assuming the MCU hasn't gone totally George R. [...]

Jimmy Kimmel and Norman Lear Are Recreating All in the Family and The Jeffersons With an All-Star Cast

Gather 'round the family piano -- two of Norman Lear's classic sitcoms are about to live again, courtesy of Jimmy Kimmel.ABC has announced that Kimmel is teaming up with the legendary producer to [...]

25 Movies Streaming on Criterion Channel to Help You Become the Ultimate Film Snob

Film snobs, report immediately to your local pharmacy and pick up a large bottle of Vitamin D. You shall not see the sun for quite some time.From the ashes of FilmStruck (RIP) comes the best streaming service for hardcore cinephiles ever. The [...]

All national parks in the U.S. are free this Saturday

Want to go on a holiday weekend adventure?All United States national parks are free on Saturday, April 20 to kick off National Park Week.[gh:blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"][gh:p lang="en" dir="ltr"]"Crying: acceptable at funerals and the Grand Canyon" - Ron Swanson,[gh:br][gh:br]Thanks everyone for joining the[gh:a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NationalParkWeekChat?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"]#NationalParkWeekChat[/gh:a]! [...]

Podcasts to Listen To: The Juststuff League and the best antiques podcasts to listen to

There might be no better time of year than right now for people who like to spend their free time "antiquing." As people begin to declutter from the winter months, downsize their homes or just get rid of junk in preparation for spring, numerous hidden treasures flood garage sales and local antique shops. To help spot your next big find, here are a few antique and secondary market podcasts to listen to.The Juststuff LeagueHosted by James Supp of PBS’s "Antiques Road Show, [...]

Review: Beyonc's 'Homecoming' shows us how to be the greatest version of yourself

Somewhere in the bowels of Facebook, there is a video of me wearing Ed Hardy sweatpants and dancing to Beyoncé’s viral hit "Single Ladies."I wish I still had the camouflage tank top I wore to camp when my friends and I got really into Destiny’s Child’s "Survivor" in the fourth grade.Beyoncé has been omnipresent in my life since I was little, and for the last 10 years, I’ve found myself trying to nail down her famous choreography in [...]

9 Reasons You Need BritBox, Especially If You're a Doctor Who Fan

We know you're tired of hearing about all the different streaming services you absolutely must subscribe to -- especially in the wake of the news that [...]

The Week in Superlatives: Rowdiest Fight, Biggest Fake-Out, and Creepiest Karaoke Session

In case you haven't heard (in which case, you must have some prime real estate under a rock in Dragonstone), winter is finally here! Game of Thrones is back, so for the next month and a half-plus, everyone's heads are going to be stuck in the clouds of Westeros. Of course, even though it feels that way, Game of Thrones isn't [...]

The Best New Shows and Movies on Netflix This Week -- Someone Great, Tim Robinson's Sketch Show

Looking for something new to watch on Netflix? Here is a list of all the best new shows and movies released on Netflix the week of April 19-26.The quality of [...]

DEAR ABBY: Girl's severe allergies cause strain with animal-loving aunt

DEAR ABBY: My 8-year-old daughter is seriously allergic to most animals, including cats and dogs. Even a little fur sets her off. She was recently sent home from school sick after she had borrowed a sweater from a friend who has a cat. We are working with an allergist, but this isn't something that's going to go away with simple treatment.My sister lives in a different state and has invited my family to spend the holidays at her home this year. However, she recently [...]

Station 19 Just Tried to Pull a This Is Us with Chief Ripley

[Warning: The following contains spoilers for Thursday's Station 19. Read at your own risk!]Station 19 is determined to break our hearts before the end of Season 2. Ripley ( [...]

Grey's Anatomy: Jo's Downward Spiral Is Going to Ruin Her Life

Jo's (Camilla Luddington) continued downward spiral has led to another beloved couple on Grey's Anatomy hitting the rocks. And it looks like the damage is far from done. Jo is still [...]

Star Trek: Discovery's Ethan Peck Talks Spock's Finale Struggle and Season 3 Return

In order to preserve the future, Star Trek: Discovery looked to the past and delivered a real treat for old and new Trekkies alike. The Season 2 finale, titled "Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2," featured a deluge of Easter eggs and season callbacks in an emotionally charged hour that also tied up loose ends for two iconic characters. [...]

The Tragic True Story Behind Tyrone's Vampire Nuns Tale on Marvel's Cloak & Dagger

Things are getting deep on Marvel's Cloak & Dagger as Tandy's (Olivia Holt) search for her friend Michaela led her to a sex trafficking ring within the city of New Orleans. It turns out the [...]

Gotham Series Finale Trailer: Jeremiah Returns and Batman Finally Arrives!

It's official: There's only one episode of Gotham left, but it's going to be a thing of dreams for true Batman fans. Fox released the series [...]

Tickets on sale Friday for Mary J. Blige concert

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for the summer concert featuring Mary J. Blige and Nas at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.The concert is scheduled for 8 p.m. Aug. 25. Gates will open at 7.Tickets cost $99.50, $89.50, $79.50, $69.50, $49.50 and $25, plus fees and service charges. Some VIP packages include front-row seats and meet-and-greet opportunities with the artists. Order tickets at www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745- [...]

Asa Butterfield Falling Down the Stairs in the Sex Education Blooper Reel Is Truly a Sight to Behold

We can only imagine how hard it must be to make a television show about sex and keep a straight face, so it's no surprise there are a plethora of outtakes for Netflix's [...]

What to Stream the Weekend of April 19

The sun might be shining but nothing's brighter than this week's slate of TV premieres. Snuggle up this weekend with the highly anticipated premiere of Netflix's new Beyonc documentary Homecoming; a new coming-of-age story about losing your first love called Someone Great; and Ramy, a new autobiographical comedy from Ramy Youssef.These recommendations courtesy of TV Guide are here to help you through your weekend binge. And if you're looking for even [...]

Review: Beyonc's 'Homecoming' shows us how to be the greatest version of yourself

Somewhere in the bowels of Facebook, there is a video of me wearing Ed Hardy sweatpants and dancing to Beyoncé’s viral hit "Single Ladies."I wish I still had the camouflage tank top I wore to camp when my friends and I got really into Destiny’s Child’s "Survivor" in the fourth grade.Beyoncé has been omnipresent in my life since I was little, and for the last 10 years, I’ve found myself trying to nail down her famous choreography in [...]

Tickets on sale Friday for Mary J. Blige concert

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for the summer concert featuring Mary J. Blige and Nas at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.The concert is scheduled for 8 p.m. Aug. 25. Gates will open at 7.Tickets cost $99.50, $89.50, $79.50, $69.50, $49.50 and $25, plus fees and service charges. Some VIP packages include front-row seats and meet-and-greet opportunities with the artists. Order tickets at www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling 800-745- [...]

The Farr Side: Idol remains atop the heap

It’s unlikely “American Idol” will return to being the TV juggernaut it once was, when the show dominated the ratings and produced major stars.However, I haven’t given up on the show. Season 17 is the best yet for discovering new talent.Last season, new judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan were just getting their feet wet. Sure, they found some great singers, but the show’s attention was focused more on if ABC could pull off what FOX once [...]

Mary J. Blige to return to Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and actress Mary J. Blige will return to play the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater at 8 p.m. Aug. 25, co-billed with rapper Nas.Blige last performed at the amphitheater July, 3 2014; this will be Nas' first Tuscaloosa Amphitheater performance.Dubbed the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul by Sean John Combs, who produced her first two albums, Blige [...]

Kacey Musgraves goes viral after failed call-and-response during Coachella

Kacey Musgraves had a simple request for the Coachella crowd.The Grammy award-winning country singer performed songs from her album "Golden Hour" Friday during the Coachella festival in California. While singing "Velvet Elvis" during her set, the Texan native asked the festival attendees to try a call-and-response."Let’s see if Cali can bring the ‘yee-haw’ to me," Musgraves said. "So when I say, ‘Yee,’ you say, ‘Haw. [...]

Nipsey Hussle's family gathers for private funeral in LA

LOS ANGELES — Nipsey Hussle's family and friends gathered Friday for a private funeral on a day when the slain rapper was also honored by his hometown of Los Angeles.Hussle was buried at Forest Lawn-Hollywood Hills in an afternoon service.The sprawling cemetery in northern Los Angeles between Griffith Park and Burbank is, as the name would suggest, the final resting place of much Hollywood royalty, including Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Bette Davis, Lucille Ball, [...]

Keith Urban, Kacey Musgraves, Dan + Shay win at ACM Awards

Grammy-winning duo Dan + Shay solidified themselves as the hottest group in country music with multiple wins at the Academy of Country Music Awards, where Keith Urban was named entertainer of the year and Kacey Musgraves won three honors.Urban won the top prize Sunday with his ninth nomination for the award, besting Chris Stapleton, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney and Jason Aldean, who held the title the last three years."Baby girl, I love you so much," Urban said, looking to his [...]

Fans mourn grunge rock icon Kurt Cobain 25 years after death

SEATTLE  — On the 25th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death, dozens of people left flowers, candles and handwritten messages at a Seattle park near the house where the Nirvana frontman killed himself.Cobain, whose band rose to global fame in the city's grunge rock music scene of the early 1990s, was 27 when he died April 5, 1994, in his home in a wealthy neighborhood near Lake Washington.Fans trekked Friday to nearby Viretta Park, leaving memorials on benches, where [...]

Dolly Parton makes NASCAR debut as sponsor at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn.  — Tyler Reddick had his own "Hello, Dolly" moment when he saw his pink and white race car at Bristol Motor Speedway.The reigning Xfinity Series champion is piloting a Chevrolet at Bristol covered with country music icon Dolly Parton's face and her signature butterfly logo. The No. 2 car features Parton-owned ventures including Dolly Records, the Dollywood theme park, Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction and the upcoming Pirates Voyage Dinner & [...]

Fans mourn grunge rock icon Kurt Cobain 25 years after death

SEATTLE  — On the 25th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death, dozens of people left flowers, candles and handwritten messages at a Seattle park near the house where the Nirvana frontman killed himself.Cobain, whose band rose to global fame in the city's grunge rock music scene of the early 1990s, was 27 when he died April 5, 1994, in his home in a wealthy neighborhood near Lake Washington.Fans trekked Friday to nearby Viretta Park, leaving memorials on benches, where [...]

Concert to showcase University of Alabama students' work

The University of Alabama's Contemporary Ensemble will present an evening of music composed by students."Composers Present" will begin at 7:30 p.m. April 12 in the concert hall of the Moody Music Building, 810 Second Ave.Admission is $5, with all proceeds benefiting Five Horizons Health Services, a nonprofit organization formerly known as the West Alabama AIDS Outreach.The music in Friday night's concert will reflect a variety of genres and musical styles, from [...]

The Farr Side: Madonnas Like A Prayer turns 30

“Life is a mystery/Everyone must stand alone/I hear you call my name/And it feels like home ...”Those words can still give me chills. They’re the opening lines to one of Madonna’s iconic songs, “Like A Prayer.”“Like A Prayer,” the album and song, turns 30. Yet it still sounds as good today as it did back then, when the song’s video made headlines for its controversial content, particularly using Catholic iconography and [...]

Tickets on sale Friday for Hank Williams Jr. show

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for the upcoming Hank Williams Jr. concert at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.The country music star's show is set for 7:30 p.m. June 14 at the amphitheater, 2710 Jack Warner Parkway.Williams, son of the legendary Hank Williams, is known for songs like “Family Tradition,” “All My Rowdy Friends (Have Settled Down)” and “A Country Boy Can Survive.”Tickets will be available through the amphitheater [...]

Tuscaloosa Amphitheater to host Hank Williams Jr.

Hank Williams Jr. will return to play the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater 7:30 p.m. Friday June 14, according to Birmingham-based booking agent Red Mountain Entertainment.Although Williams has been named to open some of the 2019 Lynyrd Skynyrd farewell tour dates, as he did in 2018, that doesn't include the May 10 Lynyrd Skynyrd amphitheater show.Williams last played the amphitheater in April 2012, not without controversy, as the date announcement came shortly after his theme [...]

Nicks, Jackson enter hall with encouragement for women

NEW YORK — Stevie Nicks, who became the first woman inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and Janet Jackson, the latest member of the Jackson clan to enter the hall, called for other women to join them in music immortality on a night they were honored with five all-male British bands, the Cure, Def Leppard, Radiohead, Roxy Music and the Zombies.Jackson issued her challenge just before leaving the stage of Brooklyn's Barclays Center. "Rock and Roll Hall of Fame," [...]

The Farr Side: Late-80s return with current tours

Music can transform you back in time.That might be why ’80s music is so prevalent now for me and most of my friends. It was the best decade for music. Everything was “in” then - pop, rock, metal, country, soul, dance, rap, all on the charts together.People get so in tune to their playlists now or their accounts on Pandora, Spotify, Amazon Prime or iHeart radio that they miss out on taking the time to make a mix-tape. I made quite a few back in the day.Think [...]

Fayette native Dexter Roberts competing on NBC's 'The Voice'

Though riding high as one of the Season 13 "American Idol" finalists, in the summer of 2014, Fayette native Dexter Roberts inexplicably found himself, for the first time in his life, unable to sing.Suffering from fevers, continual headaches, loss of appetite, shortness of breath and sapped energy, the country singer withdrew from the followup "AI" tour after just a few shows, despite how much he craved those stages, the audiences.But now, more than four [...]

Tickets go on sale Friday for B2K concert

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for the upcoming B2K Millennium Tour show at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.The May 4 concert will feature B2K, Mario, Ying Yang Twins, Chingy, Pretty Ricky, Lloyd and Bobby V. Gates will open at 6:30 and the show is scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.Tickets will be available through the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater box office at 2710 Jack Warner Parkway, Ticketmaster.com [...]

The Farr Side: Live music and good memories

I’ve been stuck in an ’80s time warp for past 12 months. It began shortly after my mom passed away. If I had to guess, I’d say I turned to the music of my youth for comfort. The ’80s had some of the best music. I felt my best then and, for the most part, life seemed less stressful.Most people tend to gravitate toward music “of their time.” For my parents, it was the music of the late ’50s and ’60s. When they played music from that [...]

50 greatest Allman Brothers Band songs

On the way to being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and collecting a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, The Allman Brothers Band delivered some of the most explosive live shows ever captured on tape.Those performances, though, heard on recording such as the masterful "At Fillmore East" double album, wouldn’t have been nearly as memorable without a collection of original songs and brilliantly revamped blues numbers.In celebration of the Allman Brothers [...]