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Archive for December, 2016

it’s almost midnight somewhere

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

Live each day like it’s
the last day of the year: in
a rush to party.

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business causal

Friday, December 30th, 2016

The frenemies in
the office were catty, but
in a polite way.

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reapin’ ain’t easy

Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Grim comes with the job,
but some years are a bounty
of celebrity.

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the fisher queen

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

The princess of the
galaxy, force of wit and
charm, long may she reign.

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as the night goes

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

Darkness creeps along
the edges of the homestead,
wants to be let in.

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The Birmingham channel: 2016 gonna 2016

Monday, December 26th, 2016

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Promo for Birmingham mayoral candidate Randall Woodfin. From Randall Woodfin.

Doug E. Fresh performs during Magic City Classic weekend at Legacy Arena downtown as part of the Magic City Music Fest. From Kwilcox1126.

Birmingham rock band Two State Nation performs in November at the Nick on Southside. From Jay Dexter.

Announcing the 2017 Davis Cup’s return to Legacy Arena in February. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Def Leppard performs “Hysteria” in August at the Oak Mountain Amphitheatre. From Janie Martin.

The General Richard Butler Vagabonds Drum and Bugle Corps from Pennsylvania competes at the 1979 Drum Corps International competition at Legion Field. From Barb Bailey.

Austin country musician Bart Crow performs “Little Bit of Luck” in July at Zydeco on Southside, with Bryan Zannotti on drums. From Zannotti Percussion.

Talking with Carson Mitchell of Birmingham garage-surf band Dirty Lungs. From Spice Radio.

A car show at the 2016 Magic City Classic, down the street from Legion Field. From Streetwhipz KJ.

Talking with Black Lives Matter protesters in November at Kelly Ingram Park. From AllGODbuddy.

A whirlwind trip to Birmingham in October includes stops at 5 Point Oyster House Bar, Octane Coffee, Brick and Tin, Insomnia Cookies, Fancy’s on 5th and the Marble Ring. From Michelle Lok.

DeForest B. Soaries Jr. speaks at prosperity gospel program dfree at the Christian Education Congress, National Baptist Convention, in June at the BJCC Meeting Rooms. From Mydfree – dfree is a Financial Freedom Movement.

Birmingham Alive Family Fun Day in July at Legion Field. From Arkadia Films.

MAX bus downtown. From I Ride Public Transit.

Southern Research on fighting the Zika virus. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Chicago Christian singer-songwriter Matthew West performs “Strong Enough” in March at the BJCC Arena downtown. From Bobbieann Cooke.

Promo for Birmingham-based On-Site Productions’ wedding DJ services. From On-Site Productions.

Brooklyn indie rock band Caveman performs “Shut You Down” in October at the Syndicate Lounge on Southside. From Jay Dexter.

Security guard at Railroad Park flies James Leithart’s drone. From Living and Loving Life.

New York comedy troupe the Tenderloins perform for its show “Impractical Jokers” in October at the BJCC Concert Hall downtown. From Brandon Simmons.

Southern rock-jam band Gov’t Mule performs “Captured” in September at Avondale Brewing Company. From Treser62.

L.A. alternative R&B group King performs in October at Saturn in Avondale (our vertical video of the week). From Kel 3000.

The Kent State football team visits the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute downtown in September. From Golden Flashes TV.

Opening for WBRC-6 News at Noon. From Daniel True.

Birmingham’s Courtney Hawkins reaches on a throwing error by Chattanooga pitcher Ryan Eades in the bottom of the first in August at Regions Field downtown. From Minor League Baseball.

Pink Mobb ride in October for motorcycle awareness and cancer support. From Edgar Mata.

Stacking blocks (our other vertical video of the week). From Vision1Ent.

Birmingham blues singer Elnora Spencer performs earlier this month at Moonlight on the Mountain in Hoover. From Gottfried Kibelka.

Downtown urban exploration, plus Vulcan. From Bham Bros.

Real estate agent Brian Trippe speaks at the November Learn Real Estate Investing in Birmingham Meetup. From Alabama Real Estate Academy.

ABC 33/40 tower cam footage of a house fire earlier this month on the 1500 block of Fred L. Shuttlesworth Drive in Druid Hills. From High Tech News.

Boston pop-rock band Lake Street Dive performs in September at Iron City on Southside. From TheClambake5.

Two riders from Birmingham participate in September’s Alpine Loop Gran Fondo ride/race in Virginia. From Wes Douglas.

UAB’s Dr. James Bonner speaks on “Anti-EGFr Monoclonal Antibody Therapy in Head and Neck Cancer” at the 2015 International Conference and Exhibition on Rhinology and Otology in Dubai. From Conference Series LLC.

Hanging out at a Halloween party. From Southern Shade Photography.

Flying in a Piper Archer from Eastman, Ga., to Birmingham. From Madeline Starr.

Church pageant (in Spanish). From Ana Rodriguez.

Legendary guitarist Steve Vai performs “For the Love of God” in November at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From MrBigal41.

Birmingham Blitz vs. the Georgia Kingz in November at Lawson State Community College. From Iva Williams.

Explainer video for a Pediatric Advanced Life Support course on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and pregnancy. From Stephen M. Stark.

WWE wrestler Finn Bálor heads to Birmingham for a shoulder operation after being injured at August’s SummerSlam in New York. From WWENewEraHD.

After a trip home to Birmingham, having trouble getting a flight from Atlanta to Toronto. From Nicole’s Stories.

Pitching Lett’s Light Up Birmingham. From Jeffery Scott Lett.

Alabama punk band Snake Church performs in July at Spring Street Firehouse in Avondale. From Vesseldeserted.

Highlight reel for Mountain Brook point guard Jack Brewster. From Jack Brewster.

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tis better to give in than to regift

Monday, December 26th, 2016

The return isn’t
an unkindness but the best
do-over we get.

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Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

Video: James Corden offers an all-star
Carpool Karaoke for Christmas.

Merry Christmas!

Sing along with James Corden, Mariah Carey and more for this knockout rendition of “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”

Mariah Carey, James Corden

in lieu of snow

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

May all your days be
merry and bright. May all your
Christmases be white.

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a preview of the 2017 holiday season

Saturday, December 24th, 2016

Anyone caught with
the Christmas spirit will be
held in detention.

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strength from passivity

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

Thoughts come and go. Pain
subsides. Future and past are
acknowledged. All is.

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five minutes in heaven

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

No more nerves, no more
palpitations. Feeling all
at once and nothing.

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peace on earthlings

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

The stillness comes form
within. A breath, a moment,
a pause to reflect.

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flavors of friendship

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Animals can out-
fox biology; humans
can’t trounce bigotry.

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The Birmingham channel: Ice capades

Monday, December 19th, 2016

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Tilt Williams, Hennessey Williams and D. Marsale Jonez perform at a Birmingham nightclub. From DeffMind Film Production.

Jaripeo bull riding in 2011 for Rancho el Solito. From Alison Mackay.

Atlanta Rhythm and Groove performs in November at the Samford 175th Anniversary Ball. From Atlanta R and G.

A fire alarm interrupts August’s election forum at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover. From Starnes Publishing.

Dallas Christian pop-rock band The Afters perform “Light Up the Sky” in October at the BJCC Concert Hall. From Bobbieann Cooke.

Birmingham band Act of Congress performs “Astronaut” for this Keep Alabama Beautiful public service announcement. From Phil Schmidt.

Country artist Blake Shelton goes behind the scenes before his surprise free concert in January at Iron City on Southside. From Blake Shelton.

Onstage at the Nick on Southside. From lbarrosov.

Video game tournament Birmingham Brawl 11 in August featuring “Super Smash Bros. Melee.” From Alabama Smash League.

Protest march against President-Elect Trump in November downtown. From AllGODbuddy.

Canterbury, Riverchase and Trinity United Methodist Churches share a common worship theme for Advent 2016, “All Heaven Breaks Loose.” From Trinity UMC.

Connecticut singer-songwriter and “The Voice” champion Sawyer Fredericks performs “Early in the Morning” in August at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From Newyorker9.

Nighttime ice skating at Railroad Park downtown. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Talking real estate (our vertical video of the week). From Thelonious C. Jones.

LP talks with Corry Harris, owner of Corry’s Restaurant. From LP Like Paul.

Widespread Panic performs “Surprise Valley” in April at Legacy Arena downtown. From Widespread Panic.

Bill Smith, president of Royal Cup Coffee, talks about the Birmingham company’s expansion project with Stellar Construction. From Stellar.

A look at the 100 Girls of Code workshop in August at Samford’s Brock School of Business. From Agent Carly.

Twerking! (Our other vertical video of the week.) From Prison Fights205.

Birmingham rock band Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires performs at Grant’s Lounge in Macon, Ga. From GPB.

High school singers at the 16th Street Baptist Church downtown. From MrCraytonR.

The Fort Valley State University Blue Machine Marching Band performs during halftime of the Miles College game in September at Legion Field. From Roll Tide Alabama State.

Birmingham-Southern College men’s quartet Southern Harmony rehearses “Salvation Is Created” at Samford University for its Christmas concert. From Daniel Potts.

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