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The Birmingham channel: The sporting life, summer edition

Monday, July 25, 2016 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Drone footage of June’s Slide the City waterslide in Vestavia Hills. From Kevin Henderson.

Promo for a Birmingham roofing contractor. From Magic Mama Marketing.

The Birmingham Bolts defeat the New York/New Jersey Hitmen 19-12 in its first XFL victory in February 2001 at Giants Stadium. From Tony Mollick.

North Carolina State vs. Rutgers in the 2008 PapaJohns.com Bowl at Legion Field. From One-Hour Football.

Birmingham singer Jennifer Moriel performs “Feelings” (our vertical video of the week). From Jennifer Rainey.

Biking to Miss Myra’s in June. From Jeff McCord.

The Lakeshore Foundation provides a training ground and a home for the U.S. wheelchair rugby team in Homewood. From Team USA.

Visiting the Home Depot (our other vertical video of the week) for Fast Religion Racing motorcycle parts in Ensley. From Fast Religion Racing.


Plus, first customer at Fast Religion Racing.

Reaction to the Supreme Court decision on DACA and DAPA by Birmingham organizations Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama and Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice. From Latino News.

Bull riding at June’s Birmingham Black Rodeo at Legacy Arena downtown. From WTUG-FM 92.9.

The Paralympic movement’s home in Birmingham. From Team USA.

Takeoff on a sunny day from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. From Mohammad Shalabi Abdelgawwad.

One hour of train footage. From tjtrainzCSX.

Birmingham Hammers at Memphis City in June. From Memphis City FC.

Promo video for the Tannehill Promenade shopping center, with drone footage. From Kyle Stonis.

“Moonlight Sonata” at the Christ Church School of Fine Arts 2016 recital in the Valleydale area of Hoover. From Christ Church Fine Arts.

Hanging out with Mario Addison of the Carolina Panthers. From Yeoli Livunts.

Banda Clave Nueva performs in June at El Mega Sol nightclub on Valley Avenue (our other other vertical video of the week). From Jazmine Cruz.

A look at Hotel Highland in Five Points South (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Michael Somers.

Hitting the thrift stores, plus a visit to see parents Birmingham. From Alabama Pickers.

Drone footage of a Birmingham elementary school group’s marine science retreat in Gulf Shores. From Gulf Shores Beach Retreat.

Birmingham R&B singer Erykah J and the Band performs “Call My Name” at April’s Magic City Art Connection in Linn Park. From Erykah J. Music.

Teeing off at the 16th annual Greystone Invitational in June in Hoover. From Dale Gorham.

Controversy over a private gym at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. From WIAT-42.

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the quest for positive

Monday, July 25, 2016 by Wade Kwon

He saw the world as
broken and aimed to heal it
with positive acts.

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#sundayread for July 24, 2016

Sunday, July 24, 2016 by Wade Kwon

reading by window light

Photo: Han Cheng Yeh (CC)

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the squeeze machine

Sunday, July 24, 2016 by Wade Kwon

A full-body hug
without the intricacies
of human contact.

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the truest believer

Saturday, July 23, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Always fell in line.
Always believed his bosses.
Always came in last.

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blockhead syndrome

Friday, July 22, 2016 by Wade Kwon

It’s the jerks that need
the most help and hardest to
rehabilitate.

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the turtle hunt

Thursday, July 21, 2016 by Wade Kwon

A parade of shells
ambles ever so slowly
down the beach at dusk.

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the open is mightier than the sword

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 by Wade Kwon

To ward off a fierce
storm with nothing more than a
sturdy umbrella.

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the broken library

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Rainwater drips on
defenseless books, stairwells as
the sole escape routes.

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The Birmingham channel: The main events

Monday, July 18, 2016 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Taking off from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport for Dallas-Fort Worth (our vertical video of the week). From Nick Wilde.

Dr. William Hedden performs a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and a hernia repair operation at Hedden Plastic Surgery in the Lee Branch neighborhood of Hoover (our other vertical video of the week). From Hedden Plastic Surgery.

A World Changers mission team from South Carolina’s Green Sea Baptist Church heading to Birmingham for the summer. From JBizzleChristiandude.

Birmingham band St. Paul and the Broken Bones performing in June at the Trinity Centre in Bristol, England. From Bob Goff.

Riding a waterslide at Slide the City in June in Vestavia Hills. From PiDelta524.

Benga Harrison, director of Hands on Birmingham, discusses the importance of volunteering. From United Way.

Admiring the summer beauty of Oak Mountain State Park. From R Or.

A trip to a Birmingham Barons game. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Looking out from the Vulcan observation tower. From Joseph Girgente.

A look at William and Amy’s house on the HGTV show “My House Is Worth What?” From Jalete Nelms.

National Speech and Debate Association 2013 awards video, held in Birmingham. From Aftermontana.

The Texas A&M’s 1985 season opener against Alabama at Legion Field. From Bama Rewind.

Time-lapse footage of the Father’s Day sunset. From DikByrd.

Behind the scenes with the male step team from Houston’s Windsor Village United Methodist Church at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. From dannyboyakadboy11.

The Willie J. Perry Foundation and Birmingham’s Batman. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Mariah Pearson at June’s Birmingham Thunderbolts Five-Star Exposure Tournament in south Alabama. From August Pearson.

About to go bowling in Trussville (our other other vertical video of the week). From G. Wilson.

Starting up the Birmingham A.G. Gaston Enrichment Program for students. From Atlanta’s Resource for Entertainment and Arts.

Birmingham singer-songwriter Danielle Lea Davis performs at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From Jerry W. Henry.

Full moon in June. From Williams Lopez.

Highlight reel for Hueytown’s Catlin Carter, point guard/shooting guard for Ramsay High. From Street Light Recruiting.

Checking out Birmingham, including Lightrails and Uptown. From Devin Dunkin.

New Orleans rock band Cowboy Mouth performs in June at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From Matt Butler.

Regular Guy Eat’n Food visits Eugene’s Hot Chicken food truck. From Josh Byers.

Gospel songs “Nobody Like You Lord” and “He’s Able” at True House of Prayer Baptist Church in North Birmingham. From Jarrell Jordan.

Fireworks at Regions Field in 2015. From Casey Jones.

Michigan hardcore band Spitback performs in June at the High Note on Southside. From Bent Photography Ohio.

J.C. Blakely of ProAssurance in Birmingham gives a testimonial for Future Vision Energy. From Future Vision Energy.

Celebrating Go Skateboarding Day on June 21. From Dylon Boyd.

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo at Sol Azteca in Vestavia Hills. From Kevin Sarabia.

The Samford A Cappella Choir performs “Deep River” at May’s International Choir Festival and Competition in Lithuania. The group won Grand Prix in the event. From Lithuania Choir Festivals.

A flight simulation from Birmingham to Atlanta. From Musical Aviator.

A closer look at the World Changers mission trip in June. From World Changers.

Exploring a double-shaft iron ore mine on Red Mountain in Bessemer. From MrTropics64.

Alabama Hornets beat the Birmingham Bulls 72-63 in the second annual O.B. Kings Father’s Day Classic in Huntsville. From the Cluxton Breakdown.

Working out at Railroad Park downtown. From Kristen Osborne.

Dinosaur looking for trouble at the Birmingham Zoo (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Jacob Brooks.

Macon, Ga., rock band Madre Padre performs “Just a Taste” in June at the Nick on Southside. From Cameron Latham.

Dr. Chris LaGanke, of Cullman, on “Patient Self-Advocacy Through Knowledge” in May at the Birmingham Marriott. From MS Views and News Learning Channel.

Heading south on I-65 to west on I-20/59. From Big Rig Travels Video Vault.

Maryland rapper Logic performs “Fade Away” Saturday at the Sloss Music and Arts Festival (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From James Lasseter.

Tuscaloosa’s Deontay Wilder fights Chris Arreola Saturday at Legacy Arena. From Boxing News and Fights.

Drone footage of a Birmingham suburb at sunset. From David R..

Race report from Hayden Gillim in June at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds. From Suzuki Cycles.

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sizzling jam

Monday, July 18, 2016 by Wade Kwon

For rhythm, for rock,
for fellowship, for beer, for
fun and for summer.

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#sundayread for July 17, 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016 by Wade Kwon

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competitive spirit

Sunday, July 17, 2016 by Wade Kwon

What binds the workers
together, hatred of the
rivals or the boss?

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the feckless coup

Saturday, July 16, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Soldiers strike to take
a government away from
their society.

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the unreceding recession

Friday, July 15, 2016 by Wade Kwon

So many workers
wanted jobs that they’d jump at
any opening.

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