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The Birmingham channel: First responders on the scene

Monday, August 29, 2016 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Drone footage of Park Crest Event Facility in Hoover. From Genesis Media Solutions.

Drone footage of Southern Skeet and Trap Club in Irondale. From Charles Gaston.

Raleigh’s Re-Newed of the Carolinas performs at July’s Gospel Music Workshop of America at the Sheraton Birmingham downtown. From Re-Newed … of the Carolinas.

The Birmingham Grotto trip in July to Gross-Skeleton Cave in Jackson County. From Dangerjudy.

Running around the base of the Statue of Liberty at Liberty Park. From TwYcH811.

A Birmingham love story. From Rolesa Jackson.

Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Kevin Gates and Jhené Aiko perform in July at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham. From Shamar Drake.

Gospel musician Kirk Franklin performs in June at the Alabama Theatre downtown. From August C.

Birmingham rock group the Elliott Davis Band with Bo Flynn performs in July at Innisfree Pub in Lakeview. From Bama Gamblers.

Sulligent singer-songwriter Eric Roberts performs “The Blackbird” at Saturn in Avondale. From Eric Roberts Music.

Promo for Birmingham-based Mason Music lessons. From Mason Music Rocks.

Rocker Marilyn Manson performs in 2015 at Iron City on Southside. From Daisycutter X.

Train watching at Sloss Furnaces earlier this month. From Generic Railfan.

Promo for Nashville cover band PopCulture, including members from Birmingham. From Red Arctic Films.

Magic City Edge performs at the 9th annual Theatre on Ice National Competition in June at the Pelham Ice Arena. From Saxena Video Productions.

Bridal makeup by Tracey Philpott in Five Points West. From Elaine Jackson.

South African hard rock band Seether performs in October at Iron City (our vertical video of the week). From Daisycutter X.

Reader-submitted video: A look at the Firehouse Shelter, a nonprofit organization that serves the homeless downtown. From Firehouse Ministries.

Racing in the Southeast Cross Country Association’s July 7-hour motorcycle scramble in Gardendale. From DrtBikeMomma.

A Memphis couple visits the Tiny House Roadshow in July at the BJCC Exhibition Hall. From Favourite Human.

Episode 3 of Select My Space’s reality show parody “Apartment Lookers.” From Select My Space.

Members of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office on phone footage (our other vertical video of the week). From Papa Bear.

Birmingham singer Randi Beard performs “Papillon” at Ona’s Music Room at Pepper Place. From Randi Carwell.

Attendees perform the wave at July’s Motion 16 church student conference at Legacy Arena downtown. From AZKFNG. From AZKFNG.

Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates performs in July at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham. From Kris R.

An explosive demo during the Alabama Law Enforcement Explorer Advisor Association weeklong academy in June at the University of Montevallo. From 2016NLEEC.

A look at the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service. From Alan Baker.

Recorded livestream of a wedding reception at Zamora Shrine Temple in Irondale. From Zachary Long.

A look at the Redmont Distilling Company in Lakeview. From Alabama NewsCenter.

R&B singer-songwriter Maxwell performs “Bad Habits” in July at the BJCC Concert Hall. From sherriamor1.

Talking with Heather Campbell of the Birmingham Police Department. From Alabama NewsCenter.

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baking challenge

Monday, August 29, 2016 by Wade Kwon

An even surface
that rises and stays risen
with a golden hue.

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#sundayread for August 28, 2016

Sunday, August 28, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Strahov monastery library, reading hall

Photo: Vikulia_V (CC)

My picks for #sundayread for August 28, 2016:

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to-don’t list

Saturday, August 27, 2016 by Wade Kwon

A bucket list, but
for dolts to avoid and chores
to put off each time.

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what is a haiku?

Friday, August 26, 2016 by Wade Kwon

A momentary
look into the eternal
and the familiar.

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back to school for kids

Thursday, August 25, 2016 by Wade Kwon

The pain of sitting
in class after class with just
Snapchat and texting.

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back to school for teachers

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 by Wade Kwon

World’s Greatest Teacher
mug filled with coffee and a
shot of cheap whiskey.

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Vote 2016: Municipal election results for Jefferson, Shelby Counties

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 by Wade Kwon

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It’s an election day, but not the Election Day, across Alabama.

Mayoral race winners from today for cities in Jefferson and Shelby Counties:

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Adamsville: Pam Cairns Palmer
Alabaster: Marty Handlon
Argo: Betty M. Bradley
Brighton: Brandon Dean
Center Point: Tom Henderson
Cordova: Drew Gilbert
Fultondale: Jim Lowery
Harpersville: Don Greene
Homewood: Scott McBrayer
Hoover: Frank Brocato
Hueytown: Steve Ware
Irondale: Charles Moore
Leeds: David Miller
Lipscomb: Brenda Renz
Midfield: Gary Richardson
Montevallo: Hollie C. Cost
Morris: Joe Pylant
Mulga: W. Keith Varner
Pelham: Gary Waters
Pinson: Hoyt Sanders
Pleasant Grove: Jerry Brasseale
Tarrant: Loxcil B. Tuck
Trafford: Lee Motes
Trussville: Anthony Montalto
Vestavia Hills: Ashley C. Curry
Warrior: Johnny Ragland
Westover: Larry Riggins
Wilton: n/a

Runoffs:

  • Chelsea: Dale Neuendorf and Tony Picklesimer
  • Fairfield: Edward May II and Johnnie Wyatt
  • Graysville: Clark Julio Davis and Mary Sue Morgan

Runoffs take place Oct. 4.

The general election takes place Nov. 8.

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Vote 2016: Municipal elections today

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Voting, by Liz West

Surprise. You may be voting for your city officials today without realizing it.

Wade on Birmingham - Vote 2016

Polls open at 7 a.m. in 50 towns across Jefferson and Shelby Counties. Voters will select mayors and council members in these municipal races.

The precincts close at 7 p.m. Runoff races, if needed, will be held on Oct. 4.

Cities in Jefferson and Shelby Counties holding elections today:

Adamsville
Alabaster
Argo
Brighton
Brookside
Calera
Cardiff
Center Point
Chelsea
Clay
Columbiana
Cordova
County Line
Fairfield
Fultondale
Gardendale
Graysville
Harpersville
Hayden
Helena
Homewood
Hoover
Hueytown
Indian Springs Village
Irondale
Kimberly
Leeds
Lipscomb
Maytown
Midfield
Montevallo
Moody
Morris
Mountain Brook
Mulga
North Johns
Pelham
Pinson
Pleasant Grove
Sumiton
Sylvan Springs
Tarrant
Trafford
Trussville
Vestavia Hills
Vincent
Warrior
Westover
Wilsonville
Wilton

The madness that is the national Election Day is Nov. 8.

Also:

Video: WIAT-42 report on last week’s Hoover mayoral forum

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Photo: Liz West (CC)

back to school for parents

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Moms and dads smiled wide
as they shipped their hellions
to the mental mines.

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The Birmingham channel: Goat patrol

Monday, August 22, 2016 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Remembering Birmingham officers lost in the line of duty during May’s National Police Week. From Greg Owen.

Norfolk Southern train in east Birmingham. From CSXQ614.

Austin country-rock musician Bart Crow performs “Top of Rock Bottom” in July at Zydeco on Southside. From Zannotti Percussion.

Speaking on customer engagement at the Birmingham Water Works board. From Vulcan Media.

Recap of July’s Sloss Tech conference. From TechBirmingham.

Opening July’s Motion 16 church student conference at Legacy Arena downtown. From AZKFNG.

Promo for Riverchase Collision Repair in Hoover. From Riverchase Collision.

A look at July’s Next Level Football Camp at Legion Field. From Alabama NewsCenter.

A riverside performance in Newark from “The Movement” by Kathy D. Harrison, a musical about the 1963 Children’s Crusade in Birmingham. From John Roman.

Music video for “Daggers” by A.J. Haynes, filmed at the Nick on Southside. From Jen West.

Heading from Austin to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport on Southwest. From the Airplane Channel.

Los Angeles hard rock band In This Moment performs “Sick Like Me” in June at Iron City on Southside. From Jason Hyde.

Promo for the UAB School of Medicine. From UAB School of Medicine.

Birmingham YouTuber Riceman, a k  a Victor Lee, delivers money to homeless people using a drone. From Riceman.

A WIAT-42 report on this stunt. From WIAT-42.

Visiting Vulcan and Tannehill Ironworks Historical State Park. From Wandering Silverado.

Another visitor at Vulcan. From MrTropics64.

Soundbite from CNN interview of witness to the 2013 crash of UPS Airlines Flight 1354 near Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. From CNN.

Demo reel for wedding band Memphis Soul Revue from a Birmingham wedding reception. From RAM Entertainment and Special Event Services.

Sparring session (our vertical video of the week). From Alpha Defense Systems.

The City of Birmingham uses goats to clear invasive species from the land at Red Mountain Park. From AL.com.

Going to see Australian rock band 5 Seconds of Summer in July at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre. From Chan and Tanner.

Highlight reel for Zoe Cooper on the W.J. Christian Chargers basketball team. From Christopher Cooper.

The Canton Spirituals perform at July’s Gospel Mix Tour at the Sheraton Birmingham (our other vertical video of the week). From Annilia Mosley.

Driving a lap in a Porsche 911 GT3 Cup at Porsche Sports Driving School at Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds. From TheRubbaman.

Demo of cosmetic injections to dissolve fat, performed at a Vestavia Hills clinic. From Petro Facial Plastic Surgery and MedSpa.

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trust no one

Monday, August 22, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Bury your feelings
and plow on with no regard
for consequences.

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#sundayread for August 21, 2016

Sunday, August 21, 2016 by Wade Kwon

My picks for #sundayread for August 21, 2016:

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triple threat

Sunday, August 21, 2016 by Wade Kwon

I like triathlon’s
efficiency: I can suck
in three sports at once.

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explain yourself in 17 syllables

Saturday, August 20, 2016 by Wade Kwon

Studious ball of
sarcasm bundled with wit
in a slim package.

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