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Archive for April, 2016

the haunted house on perry street

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

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

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a fading star

Friday, April 29th, 2016

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

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ice cream for breakfast

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

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

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april 27, 2011

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

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

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the furtive chunks of progress

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

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 25th, 2016

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 25th, 2016

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 24th, 2016
Field Notes

Photo: Cliff Hutson (CC)

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the afternoon cookout

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

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

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a shared culture

Saturday, April 23rd, 2016

Our scarce reactions
as a society hide
themselves as mourning.

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i would die for you

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

I’m not your lover,
not your friend, I’m something you’ll
never comprehend.

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earth day eve

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

A pine tree decked with
pine cones and live squirrels to mark
the birth of our world.

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a creed for us

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

We let go, we move
on. We dream big, we fall hard.
We hope and we help.

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basic dreams of sweets and breads

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

I think ahead to
cheat day, but also cheat days
past and their menus.

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The Birmingham channel: A tumble in spring

Monday, April 18th, 2016

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Homewood High School show choirs sing the national anthem before the Walk MS April fund-raiser at Regions Field. From Leewood.

Montevallo Heart of Dixie Brawl collegiate track and field competition earlier this month. From Sharks Soccer.

Retired federal judge U.W. Clemon, who serves as an associate attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund in a decades-old Jefferson County school desegregation case, talks about the rezoning plan for Hoover City Schools earlier this month outside the federal courthouse downtown. From Starnes Publishing.

The West Georgia Takeover plays the Birmingham Blaze during the Southern Spring Invitational basketball tournament earlier this month at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. From Chris Davis.

The Birmingham AAU Super Regional volleyball tournament earlier this month at the CrossPlex in Five Points West. From Billy Edmondson.

Weekly announcements for Gateway Family Church in Trussville. From Gateway Family Church.

A night at the Outcry Christian music concert earlier this month at Legacy Arena downtown. From Deirdre V.

Promo for Birmingham-Southern College. From MobileCause.

Watching Birmingham drivers navigate light snow from an office window. From Keith McCanless.

Robbie and William play in March at Vulcan Park. From Bruce Bonga.

La La La of Mountain Brook’s Linda Dobbins Dance performs at February’s Industry Dance Awards at the Alabama Theatre downtown, winning Outstanding Performance. From KARtv.

Mimes perform on Palm Sunday at the East Birmingham Church of God in Christ in Woodlawn. From Deborah Lyons.

The keynote panel at the American Institute of Architects annual conference Grassroots, “The 21st-Century City: What do cities need from architects?” includes Birmingham mayor William Bell and Birmingham architect Cheryl Morgan. The event took place in February in Detroit. From AIA Content Team.

Music video for Unexpected’s “Best of Both Worlds.” From Phillip Davison.

Taking a spin on the AmTryke, therapeutic tricycle for riders with physical disabilities (our vertical video of the week). From Mountain Brook Websites.

NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski, his daughter Scarlett and girlfriend Paige ride a camel earlier this month at the Birmingham Zoo before his race at Talladega. From AL.com.

Auburn grad Fuller Hanan explains how her participation in the Birmingham Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team has impacted her career and understanding of how architecture can contribute to communities. From AIANational.

William rolls down a hill in March at Vulcan Park. From Bruce Bonga.

The Xi Mu chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho presents “The Real Poodles of UAB.” From Xi Mu SGRhos.

A dance performance at Arise Birmingham in the Crestline neighborhood (our other vertical video of the week). From New Sound Of Heaven.

Drone footage of Railroad Park downtown. From Jonjons Typhoon 4k.

British metal band Napalm Death performs earlier this month at Iron City on Southside. From Jay Burnham.

Landing at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport (our other other vertical video of the week). From Johnny Christenberry.

Kenny Chesney performs earlier this month at Legacy Arena. From Andy Lamon.

Metal band the Melvins performs earlier this month at Iron City. From Jay Burnham.

Promo for the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. From Blaq Angel Media.

Promo for an April 30 Minecraft tournament at the Carmike Summit. From Super League Gaming.

A look at the Birmingham and Tuscaloosa Kennel Club Dog Show earlier this month at the Shelby County Exhibition Center in Columbiana. From ShelbyAL.

Chicago pastor John Eckhardt earlier this month at the Pelham Civic Complex (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Tron Moses.

Dr. Louis Burt Nabors of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, speaks earlier this month at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network conference in Hollywood, Fla. From Harborside Press.

Denver comedian Steve “Mudflap” McGrew visits WBRC-6 and the Steak ‘n Shake. From Wrinkled Sheets.

A look at the 36/86 Southern Series pitch competition earlier this month at Iron City. From Alabama NewsCenter.

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