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Archive for March, 2010

cutting your losses

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Some would rather hold
on to a losing hand than
fold and shuffle up.

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people are

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

People are funny,
warm, mean, cryptic, loving, true,
hateful, rude, human.

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Alabama Music Hall of Fame inducts Eddie Levert

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Alan Hunter, Tony Ruffino receive awards

Eddie Levert performs at the
Alabama Music Hall of Fame concert.

The Alabama Music Hall of Fame inducted its newest members Thursday, including Eddie Levert, lead singer of the O’Jays. The Bessemer musician was among the class of 2009, including the Blind Boys of Alabama and state senator Bobby Denton.

Birmingham’s Alan Hunter and Tony Ruffino won awards from the organization. Hunter, one of the original MTV veejays and the co-owner of WorkPlay, won the media award. Ruffino, concert promoter and former co-owner of New Era Productions, won the Sam Phillips Innovator Award.

Also: “Alabama Music Hall of Fame to induct Blind Boys, Eddie Levert, five others”

Photo: Carol M. Highsmith

work station, early monday

Monday, March 29th, 2010

The hallway remains
quiet, even as the drones
file in for the week.

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the south: a primer

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Sweet tea, hey y’all, fried
foods, slow drawl, warm greetings, hot
summers, bless your heart.

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school spirits

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Each sip enhances
and also suppresses new
alcohol knowledge.

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strangers no more

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Banishment of the
unfamiliarity
begins with hello.

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internal barometer

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Spring demands penance
through sneezes and sniffles. An
allergy humbles.

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J.T. on ‘Survivor’: Big men off campus

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

‘Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains,’ episode 6 recap

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Video: Colby reveals J.T.’s confession to him.

Wade on Birmingham - Survivor Heroes vs. VillainsIt’s a “Survivor” spring clearance! Everyone must go!

Or that’s how it seems: Just as one Tribal Council is over on Night 14, the tribes meet up for a double elimination the next night.

James “J.T.” Thomas Jr. of Mobile seems to be stuck on a dead-end tribe, but can he stick around long enough for the merge?

Who learns banana etiquette? Who’s up for a blindside? Find out, after the jump …

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plan for spring cleaning

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Throw away every
thing. Done. Now the house is as
clean as it can be.

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UAB exits NIT with loss to North Carolina

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Video: North Carolina advances to NIT semifinals over UAB.

Basketball season has ended for the state of Alabama. UAB lost its quarterfinal match to the defending national champion, North Carolina, 60-55. The Blazers ended the season Tuesday with a 25-9 record in front of a sellout crowd at home.

Birmingham News: Game summary

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J.T. on ‘Survivor’: Fleeing double

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

‘Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains,’ episode 6 preview

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Video: Preview for tonight’s episode.
Two-for-one special on a Wednesday “Survivor”!

Wade on Birmingham - Survivor Heroes vs. VillainsAfter almost 2 weeks, “Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains” has returned with a vengeance. One hour, two eliminations. Who’s going home?

Mobile’s James “J.T.” Thomas Jr. seems to be calling the shots without fear that either side of the Heroes tribe will turn on him. But could his ally James Clement and his bum knee be headed for disaster?

The Villains, led by “Boston Rob” Mariano, appear to be gunning for Russell Hantz. Will he need to play the immunity idol to save his hide?

Plus, a bonus video.

Video: Jeff Probst answers fans’ questions.

Episode 5 recaps:

“Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains ” airs at 7 tonight on CBS 42, but usually airs at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Full recap tonight following the show.

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dirty dreams

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

The garden will be
lush with vegetation and
sweat from planting hands.

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EXCLUSIVE: Five Points Music Hall closes

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Five Points Music Hall, Southside, Birmingham, Alabama

The original Five Points Music Hall made it 8 years. The new one didn’t make it 8 months.

Wade on Birmingham has learned that a Five Points Music Hall manager or owner has cleared out its tables and alcohol Tuesday night from its Southside location. No word as to what happened or what’s next for the space. The Web site lists shows for this weekend and April.

Five Points Music Hall re-opened in July, after the previous tenant Banana Joe’s closed in 2008 following a double homicide in the club’s parking lot.

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Hat tip and photo credit: Eric McGinty of Birmingham band Avery Ellis Exhibits.

UAH returns to NCAA hockey tournament

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

CHA champs to face top-seeded Miami (Ohio) Saturday

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UAH’s Matti Jarvinen

The University of Alabama in Huntsville is making its second trip to the NCAA hockey tournament in 3 years. The Chargers earned its automatic berth by winning the College Hockey America championship despite a 12-17-3 record overall.

UAH plays top seed Miami (Ohio) at 3 p.m. Saturday in Ft. Wayne, Ind. ESPNU will carry the game.

Officials revealed the tournament bracket Sunday. UAH’s only other appearance in the tournament was in 2007, losing in the first round to No. 1 seed Notre Dame.

With College Hockey America folding and UAH unable to join another league, the team will be the sole independent squad out of more than 60 teams in Division I.

Photo: UAH Sports

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