Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center

Arts Council hosts brunch fundraiser to support Cultural Arts Center and Bama Theatre

The Tuscaloosa Arts Council convened on Saturday at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center to celebrate the arts and raise money for the Arts Council General Fund, which allows the Cultural Arts Center and the Bama Theatre to operate.  The brunch fundraiser’s beach theme brought a colorful relaxing atmosphere to the airy venue.  Local gourmet catering company, A Cutting Edge, catered the event, and their delicious breakfast spread brought smiles to guests’ faces.

Student raises money to produce short film

Raising $4,000 in roughly ten days through Kickstarter at the tail end of one's senior year might seem impossible. Danny Ryan, a senior from Long Island, New York, majoring in telecommunication and film, is aiming to achieve the impossible in his latest short film project, "Pride Fighter." Three years ago, Ryan joined Creative Campus, an arts advocacy student organization on campus, and realized he wanted to become a filmmaker.

Black Warrior Film Festival returns for 3rd year

“Kingsman: The Secret Service” and “50 Shades of Grey” debut at Hollywood 16 Theatre this weekend, but won’t be the only additions to the Tuscaloosa film scene: The Black Warrior Film Festival returns for its third year of student films and guest filmmaker appearances tonight, complete with a Valentine’s Day showing of “Juno” on Saturday evening.

Mulligan brothers visit Tuscaloosa for third time

Mobile-based The Mulligan Brothers have played in Tuscaloosa twice before, but with their sophomore album hot off the presses, vocalist and fiddle, mandolin and harmonica player Gram Rea said the band is ready to bring some new sounds to a familiar territory. “We’re really excited about going back [to Tuscaloosa] this time in particular because we have the new record,” Rea said.

Improbable Fictions hosts stage reading of 'The Tempest'

In Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” a defunct Duke of Milan conjures a massive storm and mighty plot to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful position. The classic play will be performed as a staged reading at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center at 7 p.m. on Thursday as part of the theatre series Improbable Fictions.

Exhibit displays tech art pieces

Students have combined science with art to make an exhibit combining technical aspects with artistic features. [ENTER]Connect, an exhibition hosted by UA Makerspace, is being held at the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center. It kicked off on Nov. 7 and will conclude on Nov. 26.