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The Birmingham channel: A summer’s sojourn

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Driving through Lakeview at night (our vertical video of the week). From Birmingham Vibe.

R&B group After 7 performs in November at the Alys Stephens Center. From Shout N 2 the Void Media S.

Birmingham group Voices of the South performs “God Bless the USA” in June at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Bessemer. From Dennis R. Jones.

Flying from Orlando to pick up a car in town. From Jeremy Miller.

“Birmingham Estate Sales being mocked by my daughter The Doodle. Love!!” From Birmingham Estate Sales.

The Atlanta Masonic Choir performs at the Birmingham Community Mass Choir’s 50th anniversary celebration in June at New Hope Baptist Church in West End Manor. From Nicole Samuels.

Fun outing at Birmingham Boulders in Oxmoor and Mr. P’s Deli in Bluff Park. From Taylor Robbins.

Rapper Tony Montez performs “Birmingham Clap.” From Tony Montez.

Promo for rapper Big Treasure Girl earlier this month at 4 Seasons Sports Bar and Grill in Smithfield. From Cinema Cove.

Birmingham rock band KinZie performs in June at Saturn in Avondale (our other vertical video of the week). From Parker.

A landlord files an eviction notice (our other other vertical video of the week). From Rob Drum.

Birmingham artist Sara Garden Armstrong at work. From J.C. Swoopes.

Up to 600 volunteers paint a mural in June at the Birmingham Color Wall downtown. From Glass Eye Media.

A look at Unlikely Heroes, an April fund-raiser concert with Birmingham country singer Sara Evans. From Cinepear.

Trucking to Georgia and Mississippi with a stop in Birmingham. From Trucker Brock.

Intro for Web series “The Next Episode.” From the Next Episode: Local and Travel.

Exploring Oak Hill Cemetery in Fountain Heights. From Abnormal Alabama.

A snippet from the Motion church student conference at Legacy Arena downtown (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Th3 Real 0hio.kid Talent.

Boys’ basketball: Carver at Columbia (Huntsville). From Cluxton Breakdown.

Boys’ basketball: Renaissance Academy Prep School for Boys vs. Macon Road Baptist School in Memphis. From the RCA Bham.

Trains in Irondale. From Carson Bean.

Mustangs and more Mustangs. From Lawrence Cruz.

College football: Auburn vs. Memphis at the 2015 Birmingham Bowl at Legion Field. From OHF AAC.

Janice Nixon talks about marching for civil rights as a child in Birmingham (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Kids in Birmingham 1963.

A 2006 visit to the Birmingham Zoo. From Allen Dearing.

Atlanta comedian Reggie Jackson performs in May at the Stardome Comedy Club in Hoover. From Reggie Jackson TV.

Club night (our other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Durty Burbz TC Powered by Conner C. Vernon Fnd. Inc.

A look at Bessemer Christian talk station Elijah Radio, WSJL 88.1 FM. From Gulf States Conference.

Drone footage of a wooded neighborhood. From Marc Nichols

Birmingham performance artist Jacquie Cotillard sings “Rose-Colored Boy.” From Jacquie Cotillard.

Road trip: New Orleans, Birmingham (Avondale), Huntsville, Nashville and … Magnet, Ind. From Sam Landeros.

Visiting the Southern Museum of Flight in North East Lake. From Liam Live 365.

Promo for Homewood gym Nexus Fitness. From Nexus Fitness.

Watching the Avondale Fire Jam in June at Avondale Brewing Company. From Tgbeenken.

A virtual landing in Birmingham. From Scooby Diving.

A real landing in Birmingham in the rain. From Justin Tomblin.

An audition at a June SkyBox casting call for “The Christmas Struggle” in Ensley. From OTTV25 DA8TV.

Driving by downtown at night. From Thecat627.

Hanging out in East Lake Park. From Ali Carson.

Australian Christian pop-rock band Newsboys performs in June at Samford’s Wright Center. From the Showstopper Shows.

Talking with new Birmingham Police chief Patrick Smith. From Whats Happening Bham.

House fire on Southside. From Joshua Lawrence.

Blair Miller of 24 Communications downtown discusses email marketing. From 24 Communications.

Mississippi Braves’ Touki Toussaint pitching at June’s Southern League All-Star Game at Regions Field downtown. From 2080 Baseball.

Birmingham Barons catcher Zack Collins at the All-Star Game. From 2080 Baseball.

Barons pitcher Dane Dunning on the mound at the All-Star Game. From 2080 Baseball.

Rose petals fall from the ceiling during the Pentecost Sunday service at the Cathedral of St. Paul downtown. From Miss My Idahome.

Talking with Mauricio Papapietro of Brick and Tin restaurant. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Keeping the Cahaba River clean for otters. From Birmingham Zoo.

Getting ready for the Aug. 18 King of the South car show in Louisiana. From Veltboy314.

A list of 10 reasons not to move to Alabama, including Birmingham’s crime rate. Part of YouTuber Briggs’ series on states and countries. From World According to Briggs.

“Good shot, G!” From Digital Footprint West LLC.

Walking through Sloss Furnaces. From Kelly Gross.

Sacramento alternative hip-hop artist Hobo Johnson performs in June at Saturn in Avondale (our final vertical video of the week). From Roy Levi Brown.

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the current

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Sedated patient
receives small jolt to shock her
out of depression.

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Vote 2018: Alabama primary election runoff results

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Vote 2018

Tuesday’s runoff results from state and metro Birmingham races … (Primary results from June 5.)

More election coverage in our Vote 2018 special report.

The general election takes place Nov. 6.

Voter turnout:

  • Alabama: 13 percent
  • Jefferson County: 13 percent
  • Shelby County: 11 percent

Results for Jefferson County and Shelby County.

All races

Winner in red

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the empty conveyances

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Buses run a few
routes, an hour behind and
sometimes broken down.

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my drone army

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 by Wade Kwon

My drone army brings
pizza, spies on neighbors, fights
sparrows, drops flyers.

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festival foe

Monday, July 16, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Lightning struck without
hitting anything, sending
fans to seek shelter.

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#sundayread for July 15, 2018

Sunday, July 15, 2018 by Wade Kwon

three books

Photo: Dean Hochman (CC)

My picks for #sundayread for July 15, 2018:

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hyporationality

Sunday, July 15, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Logic and reason
aren’t the right weapons in a
modern tête-à-tête.

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the problem auteur

Saturday, July 14, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Singular vision
coupled with outdated views
on equality.

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another word for

Friday, July 13, 2018 by Wade Kwon

When the poem runs
just one syllable too long:
Thank you, thesaurus.

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Vote 2018: Sample ballots for Jefferson, Shelby County primary runoffs

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Vote 2018

The political year is flying by: It’s already time for the state runoff election.

Sample ballots for Jefferson and Shelby Counties are included below. BirminghamWatch has a guide to the remaining candidates in Birmingham-area races.

(For easier viewing, you can download or zoom to full screen with the embedded Jefferson County Democratic runoff ballot.)

Polls open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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Find your polling place and districts.

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Sample ballots for other counties with runoffs.

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Jefferson County: Democratic ballot

Jefferson County: Republican ballot

Jefferson County 2018 Republican runoff sample ballot

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Shelby County: Republican ballot

Shelby County 2018 Republican runoff sample ballot

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Note: No Democratic runoff in Shelby County.

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blessed are the pedestrians

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by Wade Kwon

The savior is on
his way, requests you park in
designated lots.

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The Birmingham channel: Meat of the matter

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by Wade Kwon

A look at Birmingham in videos …

The Miller Steam Plant near Quinton. From Go West USA.

Birmingham country singer Trey Lewis performs in June at Tin Roof in Lakeview. From Trey Lewis.

Part of the 1992 Iron Bowl at Legion Field. From Dpjr Bentford.

Checking out the monthly Cast Iron Bowl-O-Rama at Sloss Furnaces. From Happenin’s in the ‘Ham.

Talking with Willie Williams Jr. about North Birmingham art gallery Studio 2500. From 99 Voices.

A look at the Birmingham Bar Association in 2017. From Birmingham Bar Association.

Dashcam footage of I-20/59 southbound to downtown. From 601 Travels.

SuicideGirls check out Birmingham in April. From Torie Suicide.

The last day of classes at UAB. From Dustin Harrelson.

Promo for the Live2Lead leadership conference in October at Regions Field downtown. From Richard Mobley | Seven Four.

Ariel Banfalvy of St. Petersburg’s A and G Dance Academy performs at January’s Intrigue Dance Intensive competition at the Sheraton Birmingham downtown, winning Teen Improv. From AriBear503.

Stunt car and helicopter in a scene filmed downtown for the action movie “Live” (our vertical video of the week). From Timothy A. Taylor.

Dashcam footage of a traffic stop by Birmingham Police on I-459. From Serik186.

Soccer: Birmingham Hammers vs. Tri-City FC Otters in June in Johnson City, Tenn. From Tri-Cities FC Otters.

Highlights from Funk Fest in June at Legion Field. From Shout N 2 the Void Media S.

Oakland rapper Too Short performs at Funk Fest. From Fanga Man.

Atlanta producer Zaytoven promoting the movie “Birds of a Feather.” From Brandon Gantt.

A Center Point creek (our other vertical video of the week). From Madd1966dh.

Walking around Meadow Brook. From Paul P.

The view from the back seat at night (our other other vertical video of the week). From Ren 8 Rbg L-Rated.

Joe Calamusa, managing director of the University of Alabama Sales Program, speaks to Southern Company employees on internal entrepreneurship in June. From Joe Calamusa.

Seattle power pop band Supercrush performs “I Don’t Want to Be Sad Anymore” in June at Seasick Records in Crestwood. From Seasick Records.

Birmingham city council member and Jefferson County Commission candidate Sheila Tyson on local TV show “Our Issues Birmingham.” From Our Issues Birmingham. From Our Issues Birmingham.

CB action from Birmingham. From Charlie Brown.

Hyundai Hope on Wheels awards $100,000 to two doctors at Children’s of Alabama on Southside. From Hyundai Hope on Wheels 2017.

Drone footage of Forest Park. From Dunlap Productions.

Minneapolis rapper Dessa performs in June at Saturn in Avondale. From Actress Gabrielle.

Ad for a Community Reinvestment Act data analyst at a Birmingham bank. From Johnson Search Group.

Animated fly-through of Bruno Cancer Center at St. Vincent’s on Southside. From TresD 3D Renderings and Animations.

Hollywood rock band Black Veil Brides performs in April at Iron City on Southside. From Galactic Peacock Video Productions.

Web series “Carnivorous” visits Birmingham with stops at El Barrio, Bettola, Hot and Hot Fish Club and Highlands Bar and Grill. From Cafeteria Films.

Promo for Homewood’s Covenant Presbyterian Church summer choir. From Covenant Presbyterian Church.

How Southside’s Independent Presbyterian Church works with adults with mild to moderate memory loss. From IPC Birmingham.

Visiting Birmingham, including a trip to Yo’ Mama’s downtown and flying a drone. From Lecture Fan.

Promo for free training in using handguns later this month. From Warrior Works.

Walking downtown. From Edward Cabeza.

A look at Thrive Clay Studio in Lakeview. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Promo for John Carroll Catholic High School in Homewood. From Billy Ivey.

A drone ball drop at Pine Tree Country Club in Irondale. From Computer Center of North America.

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peanut gallery 2.0

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Wander into the
comments online and find the
worst, best among us.

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bands and brands

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 by Wade Kwon

Jefferson Airplane,
Jefferson Starship, Starship,
and next version, Tar.

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