• Kate Tucker + the Sons of Sweden

    Taylor Dougherty - Staff writer

    Kate Tucker + the Sons of SwedenPhoto courtesy of Kate Tucker and the Sons of SwedenFresh off their newest album, “The Sound, The Color, The Feel,” released in 2014, Kate Tucker + The Sons of Sweden have been tearing up the road on their summer tour, with The Heavy Hearts and Earl Burrows, and they are making one final stop at WorkPlay here in Birmingham on June 20.  Front woman Kate Tucker recently spoke with Kaleidoscope about the tour, new music and other projects she has planned in the future.
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  • UAB mourns former football player

    Mark Linn-News Editor

    Friends and family gather around candlelight to remember Maclin. (Photo by Mark Linn) 
    Friends and family gather around candlelight to remember Maclin. (Photo by Mark Linn)

    A candlelight vigil was held on June 11 in memory of former UAB football player Greg Maclin, who died from injuries suffered in a car crash on June 4. Read more...  
  • Art shows at AEIVA celebrate 50th anniversary of voting rights

    Sarah Faulkner - Asst. Copy Editor

    Voting Rights Act of 1965“Lyndon Johnson Signs Voting Rights Act of 1956”. Wikimedia. 6 August 1965. Alabama’s past is rich with civil rights history. From the 1963 Birmingham campaign led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to the marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama has been an important venue for change.

    On June 5 from 6-8 p.m., UAB’s Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts will open three new exhibitions commemorating one of the most important civil rights victories, the Voting Rights Act. 

    Passed in 1965 to protect the voting rights of African Americans, the Voting Rights Act celebrates its 50th anniversary this summer. AEVIA’s new exhibitions bring the celebration to Birmingham, following a public lecture by featured artist Willie Cole. The lecture will be held at 4:30 p.m. at Hess Family Lecture Hall in AEIVA. Read more...  
  • UAB to open a Transverse Myelitis comprehensive clinic

    Sarah Faulkner - Asst. Copy Editor

    spain rehab stephanie lockhartPhoto of Spain Rehab by Stephanie LockhartThis summer, UAB joins the University of Texas Southwestern and Johns Hopkins University as the third comprehensive clinic for Transverse Myelitis.

    According to the Transverse Myelitis Association’s website, TM is a “rare inflammatory disease causing injury to the spinal cord with varying degrees of weakness, sensory alterations and autonomic dysfunction (the part of the nervous system that controls involuntary activity, such as the heart, breathing, the digestive system, and reflexes).” Read more...  
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