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UA GALLERIES STAY FLEXIBLE TO REMAIN OPEN

Back in 2018, when Daniel White was still settling into his new gig as director of two University of Alabama galleries, he booked an exhibition of photographs by a Tuscaloosa local. The exhibition would, he thought, be installed in the summer of 2020. Three years later, after a long summer of rescheduling artists and trying to keep the galleries open to the public, that exhibition has finally been installed. “Lucid Dreams,” photographer Sharon Murphree’s first solo exhibition, debuted Friday at the UA Gallery.

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TUSCALOOSA AMPHITHEATER OFFICIAL REMAINS HOPEFUL FOR LIVE MUSIC IN 2021

Grace Schepis, now a junior at The University of Alabama, still heads out to The Strip some nights. But she has her limits. Limit No. 1: No nightclubs. Limit No. 2: No concerts. “I don’t know what artist could come here that would motivate me to [attend a show],” Schepis said. “I have not been in that sweaty, packed on top of each other, loud kind of situation, that’s a no-go.”

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NYC JOURNALISTS OPEN UP ABOUT COVID-19 CHALLENGES

Moving to New York City was Elizabeth Elkin’s childhood ambition. She just didn’t think her big-city, big-company dream job would look the way it does now. Elkin is a reporter for Bloomberg News, a gig she got right out of her Washington, D.C.-based internship with the outlet. But since moving to New York just a few months ago, Elkin doesn’t leave her office-slash-living room often. Speaking from said living room to a Zoom meeting full of journalism students, Elkin said she, like so many others, was feeling a little isolated.

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PODCASTING PROS RECOMMEND THESE SHOWS FOR YOUR NEXT BINGE-LISTEN

For fans of bedtime stories, lectures, radio or any other spin-off of the oral tradition, it’s likely that there’s a podcast perfectly suited to your interests floating out there somewhere. But with more than 1.7 million podcasts to choose from, actually locating the perfect pod might be tougher than ever. Here are a few suggestions from people who have made podcasts a part of their work and leisure.

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THE TUSCALOOSA PUBLIC LIBRARY MISSES YOU

People quarantine at home. Library books quarantine in a castle.

Behind the children’s section at the Tuscaloosa Public Library, a room called the Story Castle, once home to regular storytimes for children, is now the three-day resting place of the library’s returned items.

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BUILT TO LAST: UA HAS ONLY LOST THREE MAJOR BUILDINGS SINCE THE CIVIL WAR

Including Rose Towers, there are just three named buildings that have been removed from campus in recent history. The university does have a robust but distant history of buildings being totally destroyed. Gorgas House, which sits on the northwest corner of the Quad, is the only remaining building from the university’s 1828 master plan—an 1865 invasion by federal troops during the Civil War left most of the campus razed.

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