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  • LOUIS MARTINI CABERNET SAUVIGNON // EXPECTATIONS EXCEEDED

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    LOUIS MARTINI CABERNET SAUVIGNON // EXPECTATIONS EXCEEDED Louis Martini Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the Louis M. Martini winery in Healdsburg, Sonoma County, California. For this review I tasted the 2012 vintage. The winery was started by Louis M. Martini in Napa Valley in 1933. As time went on he expanded with vineyards into both Napa […]

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  • FOSTER AND BATEMAN // TWO PLAYERS TO WATCH IN SPRING/SUMMER PRACTICE

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    FOSTER AND BATEMAN // TWO PLAYERS TO WATCH IN SPRING/SUMMER PRACTICE Robert Foster—Thick of the Competition Alabama identifies two players that look to lead its receiving corps in 2015, O.J. Howard and Chris Black. Howard caught 17 passes for 260 yards in 2014, while Black put in 15 receptions for 188 yards in 11 games […]

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  • THE BEST OF EACH BITE // MY 3 FOODIE FAVORITES

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    THE BEST OF EACH BITE // MY 3 FOODIE FAVORITES Over the years, the food scene has evolved introducing new cuisine and reviving southern staples. No matter the craving, no matter the palate, Tuscaloosa continues to thrive and satisfy. The Planet Weekly has been publishing restaurant reviews for many moons. This review captures the best […]

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    Tuscaloosa Events TUESDAY, MARCH 31 INTERNATIONAL EXPRESSIONS: ARABIAN FESTIVAL WHEN: 6 – 9 p.m. COST: Free WHERE: 751 Campus Dr PHONE: 348.6063 LINK: ferguson.ua.edu DESCRIPTION: Join University Programs and the Arabic Language and Culture Club for the Arabian Festival! This event will focus on Middle Eastern culture and include dancing, music, food, henna, calligraphy and […]

  • “RUN ALL NIGHT” // PLENTY OF MOMENTUM AND SURPRISES

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    “RUN ALL NIGHT” // PLENTY OF MOMENTUM AND SURPRISES Liam Neeson embarks on an after-hours artillery barrage in “Nonstop” director Jaume Collet-Serra’s “Run All Night,” a vigorous, but formulaic, bullet-riddled, crime thriller that keeps the NYPD busy until dawn. No, “Run All Night” doesn’t imitate Neeson’s “Taken” trilogy. Neeson’s “Run All Night” hero qualifies more […]

  • “UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT” // A HIT

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    “UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT” // A HIT Imagine living in a bomb shelter with three other women and a deranged person for for fifteen years of your life, knowing nothing else but what you remember from before you were taken. Now imagine being released for the first time. Does this sound like a comedy plot? Netflix […]

  • ROAD TRIP: SOUTHEASTERN CONCERTS & EVENTS// MARCH 17 – MARCH 26

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    ROAD TRIP: SOUTHEASTERN CONCERTS & EVENTS// MARCH 17 – MARCH 26 TUESDAY, MARCH 17 BIRMINGHAM He Is Legend, Zydeco Marc Harris & Mojo Rising, WorkPlay Theatre Bourbon Jams, Tin Roof HUNTSVILLE The Sing Off Live, Von Braun Concert Hall NASHVILLE Lorrie Morgan and Vince Gill, Wildhorse Saloon NEW ORLEANS Once, Saenger Theatre WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 […]

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    Southeastern Concerts & Events TUESDAY, MARCH 31 BIRMINGHAM Sarah McLachlan, BJCC The Nth Power, Zydeco Sylvan Esso, WorkPlay Theater ATLANTA Damien Rice, Tabernacle NASHVILLE Vince Gill, Ryman Auditorium WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1 MOUNDVILLE Justin Beiber April Fools Day Concert ATLANTA Taking Back Sunday, The Buckhead Theatre NASHVILLE Jerry Seinfeld, TPAC-Andrew Jackson Theater THURSDAY, APRIL 2 BIRMINGHAM […]

  • PHISH COMES TO THE TUSCALOOSA AMP // BIG SEASON AHEAD

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    PHISH COMES TO THE TUSCALOOSA AMP // BIG SEASON AHEAD What is shaping up to be quite a season in 2015 for the Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre got a big boost with the announcement that touring legends Phish will perform on August 2nd at the venue by the river. Since the band reunited in 2009, they have […]

  • CARRIE & LOWELL // A TENDER EULOGY FROM SUFJAN STEVENS

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    CARRIE & LOWELL // A TENDER EULOGY FROM SUFJAN STEVENS A Sufjan Stevens fan posted a screenshot of the comment box of Stevens’ website a few months back. Their message to Sufjan: “you hurt me so good with your tiny voice,” quite an endorsement. And this was well before the release of “Carrie & Lowell,” […]

  • TERRAPLANE // STEVE EARLE’S FUN TRIBUTE TO TEXAS BLUES

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    TERRAPLANE // STEVE EARLE’S FUN TRIBUTE TO TEXAS BLUES Texas blues has always run a little contrary in tone to its counterparts in the Southeast. The line is by no means a hard and fast one, but generally speaking, the old Mississippi howlers have cultivated a reputation for conveying the anguish, disappointment and frustration of […]