Mark Hughes Cobb, tuscaloosanews

Mark Hughes Cobb

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Tuscaloosa, AL, United States

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Recent articles by Mark:

Reunited Turnpike Troubadours to play Tuscaloosa Amphitheater this fall

After a two-year hiatus during which lead singer/songwriter Evan Felker went to rehab, Turnpike Troubadours have reunited for a 2022 tour. → Read More

Hoo's Q on 15th Street closed; north Tuscaloosa Hoo's Q and Brew remains open

Hoo's Q at 15th St. E. closed last Saturday. It ended a run of almost 70 years with a barbecue restaurant on that site. → Read More

Tuscaloosa council approves design phase for Saban Center, new event venue

The Tuscaloosa Event Center, a new convention and sports facility, has been added to plans for the Saban Center, an interactive learning center. → Read More

REVIEW: 'Mamma Mia' goes again; my my, how can you resist it?

Why does this show exist? ABBA. What's its chief selling point? ABBA. Is there a chance chance chance folks won't dig it? No way. → Read More

Tuscaloosa project for at-risk kids works to raise funds through A Community Thrives

Freedom Farm is in the process of becoming a group home for abandoned and at-risk children. The farm will be on several acres of land in Coker. → Read More

Want to be happy? Plan a vacation, University of Alabama researchers say

Just the act of planning a vacation can bring people joy. UA researchers say that looking forward to an escape from the routine makes people happy. → Read More

Theatre Tuscaloosa adds extra performance of ABBA musical 'Mamma Mia!'

Because of high ticket demand, Theatre Tuscaloosa has added a July 19 performance to its run of ABBA-inspired musical "Mamma Mia!" → Read More

Tuscaloosa has plenty to offer travelers, stay-at-home vacationers

With rising fuel costs and expensive plane tickets, staying close to home might be the wisest choice for Tuscaloosa vacationers. → Read More

Travis Tritt to play Tuscaloosa Amphitheater with Chris Janson, War Hippies

This will be country star Travis Tritt's first concert in Tuscaloosa since a 2017 acoustic show at the Bama Theatre. → Read More

Shelley and Tom Jones chosen as de Tocqueville Society family of the year

Shelley and Tom Jones both made their mark in education and by community service in Tuscaloosa. Tom died in 2017 and Shelley will accept the honor. → Read More

Civil rights attorney Fred Gray receives honorary degree from University of Alabama

Fred Gray, whose legal work helped integrate UA, and who defended Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and many others, was honored by UA's law school. → Read More

Civil rights attorney Fred Gray receives honorary degree from University of Alabama

Fred Gray, whose legal work helped integrate UA, and who defended Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and many others, was honored by UA's law school. → Read More

Fantasia, Babyface to play Tuscaloosa Amphitheater this summer

Fantasia has performed twice before at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, in 2014 and 2018, while this will be Babyface's first appearance here. → Read More

What to know before Miranda Lambert, Avett Brothers shows at Tuscaloosa Amphitheater

Some guidelines to prepare patrons for a night at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. → Read More

Stripped-down Willie Nelson set displays the good night life at the Amp

The country music legend shared the stage Friday with Peytan Porter and Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors on a perfect spring night in Tuscaloosa. → Read More

Tuscaloosa homecoming: Natassia Perrine named symphony's executive director

Natassia Perrine earned two undergrad degrees, and a master's from UA, and has also taught in Tuscaloosa City Schools. → Read More

Treasure Quest opens in Northport with a cornucopia of 'geek'-dom

Mike and Pam Chaudhuri are opening Treasure Quest, a collectibles store of odds and ends, in the space adjacent to their daughter Sarah's Alley Cake Co. → Read More

Tribute to a trailblazer: Family, friends celebrate life of Autherine Lucy Foster

A memorial service for Autherine Lucy Foster, the first Black student to enroll at the University of Alabama, featured laughs, music and good spirits. → Read More

Theatre Tuscaloosa's SecondStage brings its one-act play festival alive

After a virtual 2021 one-act show, Theatre Tuscaloosa's SecondStage experimental arm brings back the Festival of One Acts live. → Read More

Breaking gender bias begins with awareness and intention, expert says

Speaking coach and body language expert Karen Donaldson offers tips on how to address gender bias, from the personal to the corporate. → Read More