Tuscaloosa cultural arts center

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A new cultural arts center is opening in Tuscaloosa.

   The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/14aMh9o) that the Dinah Washington Cultural Arts Center will serve as the area's newest home for arts, artists and arts lovers.

   The center was opening Thursday, on the anniversary of the birthday of its namesake. Dinah Washington was a legendary blues singer who was born in Tuscaloosa.