Wade on Birmingham

love to feel them titles

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Tuscaloosa, tops
in gymnastics, football and
cheating governors.

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The Birmingham channel: Sing sing sing!

Monday, May 2, 2016 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

A capella group Pentatonix performs “Take Me Home” in April at a private show. From Niki.Renee14.

Tuscaloosa Panthers beat the Alabama Blackhawks 12-6 in April at Lawson Field in Eastwood. From Reggie Bay’B the Variety.

Roadtrip from Tennessee to Birmingham includes stops at Samford University, Ed’s Pet World, Railroad Park, Pepper Place and the Botanical Gardens. From Meg Stafford.

Exploring Sloss Furnaces. From the Grimm-Life Collective.

A recent Saturday morning Cars and Coffee at Hoover Tactical Firearms. From Gentry Palmer.

Amy Rogers’ testimony of survival after being shot during a 2006 Birmingham carjacking. From Arley First Baptist Church.

Country singer Dylan Scott performs in April at Tin Roof in Lakeview. From Brandi H.

Australian deathcore band Thy Art Is Murder performs in April at Zydeco on Southside. From TJ Willis Is Awesome.

Country musician Carter Winter performs in April at Tin Roof (our vertical video of the week). From Brandi H.

Music from Faith Apostolic Church in West End. From Adrienne Nixon.

“Birmingham Underground” host Playaristix interviews Lil Deadman. From Yung Playa Entertainment.

“Leaving Birmingham, Day 27” after the Pentatonix concert includes a trip to Cracker Barrel and Walmart. From CarverVlogs.

Widespread Panic performs in April at Legacy Arena downtown. From Craig Baird.

Guadalajara’s Los Inquietos del Norte and Raudel Segura perform in April at Rancho el Centenario in Mt. Olive. From Addicto Al Corrido.

Michael Swann, a pinstriper and an artist, paints custom cars and motorcycles freehand. From AL.com.

Scenes from April’s Blood, Sweat and Tears Charity Car Show at the Zamora Shrine Temple in Irondale. From FAST2DR.

Onstage with Pentatonix in April at Legacy Arena: “This was my youngest daughter’s first ever real concert, and she was lucky enough to be called on to the stage (with some other fans) to sit next to Avi Kaplan during ‘Misbehavin” … . She’s only 8, so they wanted me to come up with her. She sat in my lap, and I tried to video the experience.” From erpike1.

Music video for “So Official” by Birmingham rapper LP. From Danny Kang Austin.

The view from a 1968 Honda 160 Racer I on the track during a 160 race at October’s Barber Vintage Festival in Leeds. From Triplenickel555.

Atlanta artist Bethany Collins discusses her exhibition in April at the Birmingham Museum of Art. From Birmingham Museum of Art.

The Birmingham Blaze defeat Mobile’s Brookley Field 49ers 56-0 in April at Carver High School in North Birmingham. From T4Films.

Montgomery rapper Rubberband OG performs in April at Skky Nightclub in Five Points South. From English Studios.

Pentatonix performs in April at Legacy Arena. From Rjamil32.

Pinson Christian hip-hop artist Truth performs in April at Levels downtown (our other vertical video of the week). From HillZion Studios.

Parker High defensive player Jamar Montgomery at April’s Step It Up Combine at Mountain Brook High School. From StepItUpFootball.

“American Idol” winner Scotty McCreery performs “Blue Jean Baby” in April at Iron City on Southside. From Bleuandgray.

African elephant Bulwagi, 35, needed his cracked tusk repaired. The Birmingham Zoo worked with Brian Pillay, director of UAB’s Materials Processing and Applications Development Center on an innovative procedure. From Don Brownlow.

Norfolk Southern 9943 leads train No. 314 in April at 32nd Street. From CSXQ614.

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committed adultery in his heart many times

Monday, May 2, 2016 by Wade Kwon

What does it take to
drive off a wife of 50
years? Look out with lust.

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#sundayread for May 1, 2016

Sunday, May 1, 2016 by Wade Kwon

book examiner 2016

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julian’s katrina

Sunday, May 1, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Like Dubya, he flew
high above the ruins of
his land without care.

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the haunted house on perry street

Saturday, April 30, 2016 by Wade Kwon

No one fondled the
randy geezer stuck in the
governor’s mansion.

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a fading star

Friday, April 29, 2016 by Wade Kwon

He saw beloved
faces at every turn, yet
could not name a one.

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ice cream for breakfast

Thursday, April 28, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Cool morning treat, plus
an opportunity for
bacon as dessert.

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april 27, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Hell on Earth comes as
a barrage of furious
tornados and storms.

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the furtive chunks of progress

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Speaking up is a
bold act. As is letting your
guard down, and smiling.

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The Birmingham channel: Our time to shine

Monday, April 25, 2016 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

The recovery process for Pratt City, following devastation by the April 27, 2011, tornadoes, through the American Institute of Architects’ Regional and Urban Design Assistance Team. From AIA National.

Promo for Magic City Pet Care in Hoover. From Brittny Miracle.

Birmingham model Ya Ya. From Asherr.

Prattville High’s Chance Dicus playing in the U.S. Select Showcase at Carver High in North Birmingham. From Hoop Brothers.

New York singer-songwriter group Thirdstory performs earlier this month at Iron City on Southside (our vertical video of the week). From Danielle Simpson.

Birmingham Blue Devils vs. Alabama Flames at Parker High School in the Smithfield neighborhood. From Flames Basketball.

Protestors at a Five Points West Captain D’s earlier this month calling for a $15/hour minimum wage. From AL.com.

A spring Saturday in Birmingham at Pepper Place, Seasick Records in Crestwood and Regions Field downtown (our other vertical video of the week). From Happenin’s in the ‘Ham.

Dancing on the dugout at a Birmingham Barons game (our other other vertical video of the week). From kbsmimzy.

Lacrosse tournament. From Hudman.

R&B singer Aaron Neville performs “Don’t Know Much” earlier this month at the Lyric Theatre downtown. From Maggie Wang.

Devon Laney discusses Innovation Depot’s record 2015. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Auburn surf rock band Man or Astro-man? performs earlier this month at Saturn in Avondale. From Britton Ware.

Getting ready for a haul. From Gary Wilson.

London rock band Mumford and Sons perform “Broken Crown” earlier this month at Legacy Arena downtown. From scarycal.

A fun day at the Birmingham Zoo. From CarverVlogs.

L.A. post-hardcore band Letlive performs “The Dope Beat” in March at Zydeco on Southside. From Stephanie Amber.

Civil rights foot soldier Gloria Washington for “Sixties Survivors.” From Bill Ganzel.

Highlight reel for Ramsay High’s Brianna Crane. From Street Light Recruiting.

Barons’ Joey DeMichele singles to left in the bottom of the ninth to give Birmingham a walk-off, 5-4 win over Tennessee in the 2016 home opener. From Minor League Baseball.

Charlie meets her baby brother Cager for the first time in December at St. Vincent’s Hospital in the Highland Park neighborhood. From Hilliary Hallman.

Improvisation duo Audrey Chen and Flandrew Fleisenberg perform in March at the Desert Island Supply Company in Woodlawn. From Flandrew Fleisenberg.

Taking a motorcycle ride through Southside and on Valley Avenue. From Vagabondo.

Time-lapse footage of the new Rotary Trail sign downtown. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Custom motorcycles at February’s World of Wheels at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. From ScottieDTV.

Residents at Somerby at St. Vincent’s 119 in Hoover dance for fun. From Somerby Senior Living.

Interviews with representatives of Red Mountain Park, Jones Valley Teaching Farm, Sloss Real Estate/Lakeview District, Village Creek Society, Zyp Bikeshare and Royal Cup for the 2016 Birmingham Champions of Sustainability. From Alabama NewsCenter.

California singer-songwriter Tori Kelly performs “City Dove” earlier this month at Iron City. From CAMinvasion.

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the modern diet

Monday, April 25, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Food products that can
be consumed in the car or
at a desk by hand.

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#sundayread for April 24, 2016

Sunday, April 24, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Field Notes

Photo: Cliff Hutson (CC)

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the afternoon cookout

Sunday, April 24, 2016 by Wade Kwon

All we can ask for
is a little shared time with
friends and family.

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a shared culture

Saturday, April 23, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Our scarce reactions
as a society hide
themselves as mourning.

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