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Mark Hughes Cobb


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Past articles by Mark:

Theatre Tuscaloosa shifts to a 'Sister Act' for summer musical

Theatre Tuscaloosa has changed its biggest show, the summer musical, from 'Matilda' to 'Sister Act,' citing a conflicting local show. → Read More

DCH Health System celebrates 100 years with free music festival

Timeline/history of Druid City Hospital, tied to its 100-year celebration Saturday, with an all-day concert in River District Park downtown. → Read More

Powell Brothers country-rock band to headline DCH 100th-year bash

The country-rock band from Texas has performed in Tuscaloosa before, at Live at the Plaza in 2021. Saturday's show is at River District Park. → Read More

White House expert, UA alumnus to discuss history of presidential residence

Stewart McLaurin, president of the White House Historical Association, will give a free lecture Wednesday at the Bryant Conference Center. → Read More

REVIEW: 'Best of Enemies' spotlights the kind of stories some are trying to hide

Theatre Tuscaloosa's 'Best of Enemies' spotlights the kind of history some are trying to hide. The play has performances Thursday through Sunday. → Read More

'Best of Enemies' brings together KKK, civil rights activist in an unlikely bond

Theatre Tuscaloosa, in a season of new (or new to Tuscaloosa) shows, is producing "Best of Enemies," based on a real-life civil rights struggle in NC → Read More

Jim Boone Jr., former owner of The Tuscaloosa News, dies at 87

Jim Boone Jr. followed his Pulitzer Prize-winning father into the newspaper business and led a countrywide publishing business, Boone Newsmedia Inc. → Read More

Tuscaloosa County votes resounding 'No' on millage raise for school system

"We're back to the drawing board with aging, overcrowded schools and faculty shortages," said Keri Johnson, superintendent of the county system. → Read More

How to get tickets for Jason Aldean concert at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

Country star Jason Aldean will play the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater this summer with opening acts Mitchell Tenpenny, Corey Kent, and Deejay Silver. → Read More

Voters will decide fate of property tax for Tuscaloosa County schools

Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday for residents who live outside the Tuscaloosa city limits. → Read More

Tuscaloosa County School System pins hopes on property tax increase

Administrators say local funding has not kept pace with Tuscaloosa County's population growth and the need to replace aging school buildings. → Read More

Barenaked Ladies and Lauren Daigle to play shows at Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

The Tuscaloosa Amphitheater now has five shows scheduled for 2023 with the addition of Lauren Daigle in the spring Barenaked Ladies in the summer. → Read More

From gospel to Broadway: Concert teams up Tuscaloosa Symphony, Stillman Choir

The Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra and Stillman College Choir have worked together in holiday ensembles but this show features just the two groups. → Read More

Actor's Charitable Theatre tackles macabre musical 'Sweeney Todd'

Tuscaloosa's The Actor's Charitable Theatre returns to the dark musical "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," one of Sondheim's best. → Read More

Who was Woolsey Finnell? Bridge namesake had strong Tuscaloosa ties

In 1961, the McFarland Boulevard bridge was named in recognition of Woolsey Finnell's civic contributions to Tuscaloosa County and the nation. → Read More

Flashback Funk Fest, featuring Morris Day and the Time, coming to Tuscaloosa

The Tuscaloosa Amphitheater show will also feature the Zapp Band, Con Funk Shun and Atlantic Starr. Tickets go on sale Friday. → Read More

Bama Art House adds indie films starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern and more

The Bama Art House series shows indie, foreign and art house movies that don't play the local mainstream cinema. The winter edition has three films. → Read More

Parker McCollum, Jackson Dean to perform at Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

The two rising country music stars will be at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater this fall. Parker McCollum is known for his hit song, "Gold Chain Cowboy." → Read More

March, concert and more will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Tuscaloosa

Honoring the civil rights leader's legacy will be gospel artist Tasha Cobbs Leonard, retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré and the Unity Day march. → Read More

The SOBs are coming: Yale University a cappella group to perform in Tuscaloosa

The Society of Orpheus and Bacchus, known as the SOBs, perform everything from jazz to rock 'n 'roll, and more, along with traditional Yale songs. → Read More