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Bands to perform during music discovery festival

Secret Stages, a festival that celebrates music genres from hip-hop to country, also introduces lesser-known bands to the music scene. The two-day music festival is in Birmingham from July 31-Aug. 1, and is celebrating its fifth anniversary.

Exhibit honors writers

Created in the spring of 2014, the Alabama Writers Hall of Fame serves to honor Alabamian authors who have made exceptional contributions to the literary world.

New rope, slide installation revamps Snow Hinton Park

A new installation at Snow Hinton Park on McFarland Blvd East is seeking to elevate the level of recreation in the county.  Currently receiving the finishing touches, it includes the longest spiral slide in the southeast United States as well as a "space net" and a "sky walk," which consist of ...

EcoCAR 3: Year 1 update

Since last September, students participating in an advanced vehicle technology contest have been working on turning a Chevrolet Camaro into a hybrid vehicle.

The Rude Mechanicals to perform "Pericles"

The Rude Mechanicals, a local Shakespeare in the Park company, will soon return to Manderson Landing for the second show of their summer season with nothing less than sword fighters and pirates. The company's production of “Pericles” begins Wednesday, and continues with one performance each evening ...

Dreamgirls to perform at Bama Theatre

Audience members can enjoy the story and song of a trio of three female soul singers as they overcome a variety of obstacles in "Dreamgirls." The production, presented by the Actor's Charitable Theatre, opens on Friday, and continues its performances at the Bama Theatre until Tuesday. Undrea Coppin, ...

Students design hybrid for automotive competition

Students at The University of Alabama are redesigning a Chevrolet Camaro into a hybrid electric vehicle called EcoCar 3. The University is one of 16 schools to participate in the U.S. Department of Energy Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition, which is known as the leading competition for students ...