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The Birmingham channel: Word on the street

Monday, November 13th, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Music video for “Crystalized” by Birmingham electronic duo Halter Kids. Thanks to band member McClain McKinney for the suggestion! From Halter Kids Music.

My pal Arik Sokol filmed this “man on the street” segment in Birmingham last week on the allegations against Senate candidate Roy Moore. From the Washington Post.

Lawnmower demo. From Quinton Sanders.

Road trip to Hoover and Homewood. From Ronny Boyswag.

Trains downtown. From Jackson Slater Elevator Rail Alarm Fan.

Train in North Avondale. From CSXfan4589.

More trains in North Avondale. From CSXfan4589.

Warming up at Mizu Japanese Steak House in Trussville and then performing at Side Effects in Smithfield. From J.G.

Visiting downtown Homewood, Vulcan and Five Points South. From James Harris.

Pastor Nathan Carden of the Church at Ross Bridge in Hoover shares his vision. From Nathan Carden.

Talking with Ashley Steiner of Ashley Ink and Paperie in Birmingham, winner of a Global Student Entrepreneur Award. From Robert Evans.

Vlog from participants at June’s National Speech and Debate Tournament downtown. From Nicole Andraya Costa Rica.

Nashville rapper Haystak performs in 2016 at the Nick on Southside. From Undergroundbooking Jimbo.

An F-16 Fighting Falcon takes off at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. From Marlowobp.

Yoga session at Railroad Park downtown. From Michael Northorp.

Exploring the Tutwiler Hotel downtown. From Jackson Slater Elevator Rail Alarm Fan.

Promo for Alabama Ortho Spine and Sports clinic in Trussville. From Yellow Pages.

Rock band Foo Fighters performs “Big Me” in October at Legacy Arena downtown. From Wing Ding.

Drone footage shows before and after looks for parking lot paving at Wildwood Parkway. From Wright Construction Birmingham.

Interview with Mormon missionaries after working in Birmingham. From Lifey.

Highlight reel for Bessemer Academy junior running back Justin Jones. From Street Light Recruiting.

The Rock City Performing Arts Ministry performs at Rock City Church in Forestdale. From Rock City TV.

Hattiesburg punk band Judy and the Jerks performs in October at the Spring Street Firehouse in Avondale. From Colors of Nights.

Birmingham punk band Black Hole Kids performs at Spring Street Firehouse (our vertical video of the week). From Colors of Nights.

Punk band Small Man performs at Spring Street Firehouse. From Colors of Nights.

Mississippi band Slurp performs at Spring Street Firehouse. From Colors of Nights.

Visiting the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. From Team Clements.

Driving I-20/59 through downtown. From Antonio Salazar.

Shooting instructor Ben Stoeger holds class in October at the Brock’s Gap Training Center in Hoover. From Jimmy Owens.

Recap of the eighth weekend of high school football in October from Thompson Reynolds Stadium at Vestavia Hills High School. From Starnes Publishing.

Preview of the ninth weekend of high school football in October. From Starnes Publishing.

Recap of the ninth weekend of high school football in October. From Starnes Publishing.

Preview of the 10th weekend of high school football in October. From Starnes Publishing.

Alabama football coach Nick Saban speaks in October at the Monday Morning Quarterback Club downtown. From Charlie Potter.

The main stage at Fiesta in Linn Park downtown. From Uriel Garcia.

The Alabama State Mighty Marching Hornets performs in October at the Magic City Classic Kickoff event at Bill Harris Arena in Five Points West. From Covering All River Region Sports Alabama State.

The Alabama A&M Marching Maroon and White performs. From Covering All River Region Sports Alabama State.

Dancing for the Maroon and White. From Covering All River Region Sports Alabama State.

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The Birmingham channel: Speak loudly and carry a big stick

Monday, November 6th, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

A trip to Red Mountain Park. From Gowestusa.

More from Red Mountain Park. From Gowestusa.

Austin rock band BoDeans performs “Breakdown” in October at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From DTenacity.

Just another night in Five Points South (our vertical video of the week). From Loathedd.

Highlights from the 2017 Manhattan Dance Project workshop in October at Alabama Dance Academy in Vestavia Hills. From Manhattan Dance Project.

Samford law professor Brannon Denning participates on a panel during October’s What to Do About Gun Violence symposium at Chicago’s Seventh Circuit Bar Association Foundation. From 7th Circuit Bar.

London singer Rita Ora performs in October. From Feesa.

A report on October’s Fiesta in Linn Park downtown. From LLDM News Noticias de la Iglesia la Luz del Mundo.

Scenes from Birmingham rapper YBN Nahmir’s set in September at Jazzy Ladies Spot on 6th in South Titusville. From Niles Bryant.

A train passes by Railroad Park downtown (our other vertical video of the week). From Michael Northorp.

Host Natasha Alford interviews Birmingham mayor-elect Randall Woodfin. From the Grio.

Vlogging in the car about Jesus. From Kira Darling.

Visiting Sloss Furnaces, Rickwood Field, the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and other spots in Huntsville and Birmingham. From Amanda/Melanie.

Highlight reel for Hoover senior guard Jamari Blackmon. From Street Light Recruiting.

Field trip to UAB. From Lauren Motes.

June tornado visible from downtown (our other other vertical video of the week). From AccuWeather.

A look at Iglesia La Fe, the Hispanic ministry at Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church. From Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church.

Rock duo Tenacious D performs in 2002 at Sloss Furnaces. From William Walker.

Commercial for Wheelhouse Academy gym on Southside. From Wheelhouse Academy.

Gov. Ivey speaks at October’s Southern Automotive Conference at the BJCC East Exhibit Hall downtown. From Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association (AAMA).

Seattle punk/metal band Zeke performs in October at the Nick on Southside. From the Nick Bham.

Beau Green, president of Right at Home Birmingham, on caring for seniors. From Right at Home.

Hip-hop dancing at the Platinum National Dance Competition in October at the Sheraton Birmingham downtown. From Leah Howard Hartley.

Insulation installation (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Rid-a-Critter Inc.

North Carolina rock/Americana band Avett Brothers performs “Just Be Simple” in October at the BJCC Concert Hall downtown (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Dalevy444 Dalevy444.

The Avett Brothers performs “January Wedding.” From Greg Burke.

Promo for nonprofit organization the Lovelady Center. From Serquest.com.

Trains in Irondale. From Great American Railfan.

Reviewing Farm Burger in Five Points South. From Lorenzo March.

Will Haver of Taco Mama in Mountain Brook talks about participating in the Shop, Save and Share fund-raiser for the Junior League of Birmingham. From Planet Fundraiser.

More on the Shop, Save and Share promotion. From Planet Fundraiser.

A Crimson Tide-themed airbrushed car from Birmingham artist Erica B Airbrush Designer. From Erica B Airbrush Designer.

Discussing the lessons from the Live2Lead conference in October at Regions Field. From Richard Mobley | Seven Four.

The UAB Marching Blazers perform at October’s Pride of Hayden Marching Band Festival. From Jeremy Jones.

A trip to Vulcan and the Birmingham Zoo. From the Lebbies.

Playing VR mobile game Ingress downtown (our other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Brandon Lee Majors.

Dogs cool off in the pool at October’s Pooch Plunge at Levite Jewish Community Center in Crestwood South. From Starnes Publishing.

Celebrating Canterbury United Methodist Church’s 150th anniversary in October. From Becca Bell.

Drone footage of Southside and UAB. From the Hen Men.

Driving through LightRails (our final vertical video of the week). From the Carlos Atilano.

A GoPedi bike in the Patton Creek parking lot. From webozzy21.

A look at the 2017 Habitat for Humanity’s Greater Birmingham Home Builders Blitz. From Alabama NewsCenter.

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The Birmingham channel: All Hallows’ Eve Eve

Monday, October 30th, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Randall Woodfin sings “Dear Old Morehouse” with other alumni after his mayoral runoff victory earlier this month (our vertical video of the week). From Willie Hudgins.

Looking out over the city. From Takei Broha.

Christi Lones, assistant history professor at York College in Nebraska, on her recent trip to Birmingham. From York College.

Let’s Play session on “Microsoft Flight Simulator X,” flying from Birmingham to Huntsville. From From Jeremy Hall.

Promo for MealFit food delivery service in Inverness. From MealFit.

Inspecting a hole in a rain gutter made by a rat (our other vertical video of the week). From Rid-a-Critter Inc.

Driving near downtown. From Hunter Lock.

Nashville Christian band Judah and the Lion performs earlier this month at Iron City on Southside (our other other vertical video of the week). From Sue Ann Hitchner.

London punk rock band the Vibrators perform earlier this month at the Nick on Southside. From J.J. Hoover.

South Carolina Christian rock band Needtobreathe performs “Something Beautiful” earlier this month at the Alabama Theatre downtown. From Brian Coleman.

Highlights from the Barber Vintage Festival earlier this month. From Curtis Edwards.

Country band Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives performs “Country Music Got a Hold on Me” in May at the Lyric Theatre downtown. From George Shorter.

Scottsdale electronic musician Liquid Stranger performs earlier this month at Zydeco on Southside. From J.J. Hoover.

Promo for Williford Chiropractic and Wellness on Valley Avenue. From Yellow Pages.

Sips and Hips belly dancing class earlier this month at Mountain Brook Yoga, led by Janelle Issis, contestant on “So You Think You Can Dance” in 2012. From Janelle Issis.

Dr. Peter Van Hoy of Premier Surgery in North Shelby County injects Botox into nurse Joely Garth’s cheeks. From Premier Plastic Surgery Center.

Compilation of Birmingham models. From Finn.

Columbus, Ohio, rock band Starset performs “Down with the Fallen” and “Frequency” earlier this month at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From DTenacity.

Recap of the seventh weekend of high school football earlier this month. From Starnes Publishing.

Preview of the eighth weekend of high school football earlier this month. From Starnes Publishing.

Rapping in black and white (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Tony Montez.

Hamburg electronic music band VNV Nation performs earlier this month at Saturn in Avondale (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Sharon Rosenow.

Drone footage of Railroad Park downtown. From Stevoramo.

Chicago alt-rock band Wilco performs “The Waiting” earlier this month at the Alabama Theatre downtown. From Tigsy23.

Wilco performs “Impossible Germany.” From Ashley Eubanks.

John Hall of Avondale’s Post Office Pies cooks for a private party on Southside. From Vicki Winters.

Playing with Alabama United Nerf at Avondale Park. From Southern Alabama Nerf.

A group from Vestavia Hills’ Champions Freestyle MMA visits the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas. From Champions Mixed Martial Arts.

Stanislas de Longeaux, a k a “Stanimal,” on the set of “Bigger” filming downtown. From Stan Imal.

A workout before flying to Birmingham and checking in at the hotel. From Stan Imal.

Hitting Gold’s Gym in Vestavia Hills and walking around downtown. From Stan Imal.

Drone footage of new asphalt at Inverness Village strip mall. From Wright Construction Birmingham.

Posing with Birmingham mayor William Bell during a campaign meeting. From Takei Broha.

Visiting WaffleWorks at the Pizitz Food Hall downtown. From Vicki Winters.

Climbing the walls at Birmingham Boulders in the Oxmoor neighborhood. From Calisthetix.

Driving east on I-20/59 and then I-20. From Misael Mendez.

Dancing Dolls of Birmingham performs (our other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Dancing Dolls.

Vlogging from the back seat (our other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Tailer Freeman.

Trains in Irondale during September’s Whistle Stop festival. From Carson Bean.

Highlight reel for Evangel Christian senior wide receiver Coleby Henderson. From Street Light Recruiting.

Documenting interior water damage in a Fairmont house (our other other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Jada Flowers.

Highlight reel for Hoover senior guard Jamari Blackmon. From Street Light Recruiting.

The men’s 400m race at February’s American Indoor Conference Championship at the CrossPlex in Five Points West (our final vertical video of the week). From Kim Bolton-Stewart.

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The Birmingham channel: Speeding through fall

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Meeting L.A. indie rock band Foster the People earlier this month at Iron City on Southside. From Weekend Will.

Atlanta’s Ralo, YBC Lo, Decatur Redd, 2242 Capo and My’lik perform in Birmingham. From Decatur Redd.

Time-lapse footage of Southside. From the Neil Show.

Time-lapse footage of downtown. From the Neil Show.

Checking out Fiesta in September at Linn Park downtown (our vertical video of the week). From Angel Peña.

The view from the back seat (our other vertical video of the week). From Kyle Peace.

Phoenix singer Trinidad Cardona at WBHJ 95.7 Jamz. From Run-It-Up Records.

Stobe the Hobo hitches a ride on a train (twice) from Birmingham to Dallas. From Hobestobe.

Like Paul performs at Faith Chapel Christian Center near McDonald Chapel (our other other vertical video of the week). From LP LikePaul.

Let’s Play session from 205 Gamer on “Call of Duty: Black Ops III.” From 205 Gamer.

Paula Alvarez Pino talks about her time at UAB, studying and playing on the tennis team. From VT Sports Management – Becas en USA.

Former Vice President Joe Biden stumps for Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones earlier this month at the BJCC East Ballroom downtown. From Actress Gabrielle.

At September’s e.Builders Forum for entrepreneurs at Innovation Depot downtown. From Alabama NewsCenter.

“NewsOne Now” host Roland Martin interviews Birmingham mayor-elect Randall Woodfin earlier this month. From Roland S. Martin.

David Doel reports on Woodfin’s election win. From the Rational National.

Campaign commercial for Birmingham mayoral candidate Randall Woodfin. From Haleigh Black.

Performing the Playing With Fire line dance at Bailey Dance Studio in Hoover. From Jo Mellown.

Highlight reel for Briarwood Christian sophomore Chance Beard. From Chance Beard.

More from Birmingham’s Kyle Sullivan monthlong trip to Antarctica. From Kyle Sullivan.

Working out on the road at Gold’s Gym in Birmingham. From Renewed Strength Fitness 4031.

Children’s of Alabama employees on living in Birmingham. From Children’s AL Careers.

YouTuber Chris Strub visits family in September in Birmingham (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Chris Strub.

Time-lapse footage of creating a mural at Avondale’s Birmingham Recycling and Recovery center. From Paul Cordes Wilm.

Dancing cumbia at El Sol on Valley Avenue (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Wil Raya.

Testimonial from Richard Rayburn of Fravert sign company for Machine Tools South in Vestavia Hills. From Machine Tools South.

Commercial for Friday’s kickoff events in Birmingham for Alabama’s 200th birthday. From Audiostate 55.

Hoover Mayor Frank Brocato on a September episode of “Our Issues Birmingham.” From Our Issues Birmingham.

Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield gives the keynote address at the Southeast Energy Storage Symposium in September at Southern Research in Oxmoor. From Alabama Graphite Corp.

Hanging out at Mugshots Grill and Bar, Steel City Pops and other local spots. From Lily Campbell.

Touring Angelica Rohner Pediatric Dentistry next to Brookwood Baptist Medical Center. From Angelica Rohner Pediatric Dentistry.

The Spain Park marching band competes earlier this month in the Trussville Marching Invitational. From Dale Tadlock.

Recap of the sixth weekend of high school football earlier this month at John Carroll Catholic High School’s stadium. From Starnes Publishing.

Preview of the seventh weekend of high school football earlier this month at John Carroll. From Starnes Publishing.

Drone footage of the Summit. From Ken Heron.

At the Birmingham Zoo. From Susan P. Sutherland.

Scenes from Railroad Park downtown. From Gideon Endrei.

Interview with Birmingham rapper YBN Nahmir From Tru Dat TV.

The Carver High School Mighty Marching Rams performs “Back Stabbers” in the stands. From Avion Greene.

Visiting the Barber Vintage Motorsport Museum in Leeds. From Traveling Golfer.

Promo for Make Ready Weekend ministry conference with Rick Burgess and Andy Blanks in March at the Church at Brook Hills on U.S. 280. From YM360.

Jennifer Skjellum on empowerment (our other other other other other vertical video of the week). From GirlSpring Power.

Having fun around town, including Lightrails, Railroad Park, Five Points South and Young the Giant at the BJCC Concert Hall. From Whatley and Co.

Security camera footage of a Sept. 28 armed robbery at MetroPCS in Ensley. From AL.com.

Alabama’s DJ Manish at Sidebar in Lakeview (our other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Manish Lets Get Em a k a DJ Manish.

Highlights from the NXL 2v2 Alabama paintball championship at Prime Paintball in Leeds. From Sherpa Marketing Solutions.

A message from the Northside Rams. From Big Phil the Director.

Robert Sumwalt of the National Transportation Safety Board briefs the media on UPS flight 1354 crash in 2013 at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. From NTSBgov.

Cincinnati rock band the Afghan Whigs performs “Debonair” in September at Saturn in Avondale (our final vertical video of the week). From Digital Killed the Radio Star Podcast.

Los Angeles singer JoJo performs “Clovers” at the Little Black Dress Party fund-raiser for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama. From Austin Bryant.

Ross Lamon of Tuscaloosa proposes to Taylor Dixon in November during the Little Black Dress Party at Regions Field downtown. From Austin Bryant.

Bagpipes for the morning workout earlier this month at Homewood Central Park. From F3 Birmingham.

Rock band Tesla performs earlier this month at Iron City on Southside. From Jay Burnham.

An Indian duet. From Kris Krishnan.

Driving I-20/59 through downtown. From la Palmada Guerrero.

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The Birmingham channel: Learn to let go

Monday, October 16th, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Explaining bitcoin (our vertical video of the week). From Vida Divina GPS LLC.

Los Angeles R&B singer-songwriter Tank performs (and then some) in September at WorkPlay in Lakeview (our other vertical video of the week). From Molded Uniquely.

Traffic on I-20/59 in 2014. From Mark Almond.

Birmingham band Rug Monkey performs Haven on Southside. From Mel Blackwell.

Prospective students visit Birmingham-Southern College. From Banks Nash.

Mexican balada and cumbia band Los Acosta performs in September at El Sol on Valley Avenue. From Wil Raya.

Plus a message from the members of Los Acosta. From Santos Toribio.

A 1963 downtown business boycott, part of the civil rights movement in Birmingham. From Huntley Film Archives.

Marches for civil rights in 1963 downtown with Birmingham police officers attacking protesters with fire hoses and dogs. From Huntley Film Archives.

Austin travel vlogger Renata Pereira visits Pizitz Food Hall, the Heaviest Corner on Earth, the Peanut Depot and Bethel Baptist Church. From Renata Pereira.

Grupo ICC performs in August at El Sol on Valley Avenue (our other other vertical video of the week). From Wil Raya.

Ziplining at Red Mountain Park. From Alexis Flores-Betancourt.

“NewsOne Now” host Roland Martin interviews Birmingham mayoral candidate William Bell in September. From Roland S. Martin.

Hip-Hop Birmingham interviews mayoral candidate Randall Woodfin in September. From Hip-Hop B’ham TV Group.

Martin on voter turnout in the Birmingham runoff elections. From Roland S. Martin.

Ramsay at Grayson (Ga.) in September. From Byron Henry.

Working in the UAB chemistry lab (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Khadaja Gardner.

Highlight reel for Birmingham junior Rich Smith at the Perfect Game Southeast Top Prospect and Underclass Showcase in August in Cartersville, Ga. From Skill Show Videos.

Highlight reel for Oak Mountain freshman Connor Adams at Perfect Game Southeast. From Skill Show Videos.

Highlight reel for Homewood junior Daniel Patton at Perfect Game Southeast. From Skill Show Videos.

Exploring TCI’s Ensley Works. From Brad Lovell.

DC jam band New Potato Caboose performs “Eyes of the World” in August at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From Treser62.

Looking around downtown. From Joe Tillman.

DJ Sonido Cóndor onstage at El Sol on Valley Avenue (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Wil Raya.

Vice President Pence stumps for Republican Senate candidate Luther Strange in September at the HealthSouth Aviation hangar at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. From Right Side Broadcasting Network.

Nashville rock-soul band Waker performs in September at Saturn in Avondale. From Slider Blues.

Martin Luther King Jr. and a colleague leave the Birmingham jail in 1963. From Huntley Film Archives.

Alabama Graphite Corp. CEO Donald Baxter’s presentation at the Southeast Energy Storage Symposium in September at Southern Research in Oxmoor. From Alabama Graphite Corp.

A look at Starnes account director Kristen Stempak. From Starnes Publishing.

Hiking at Cosby Lake Park in Clay. From Freshwater Land Trust.

Taking the Birmingham Pledge. From Luke Slott.

Promo for nonprofit organization WorkFaith Birmingham. From WorkFaith Birmingham.

Los Angeles singer-songwriter/rapper Kesha performs “Learn to Let Go” in September at Iron City on Southside (our other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Jessica Moore.

Dash cam footage of driving from Birmingham to Montgomery. From Almost Engineer.

Recap of the fifth weekend of high school football in September. From Starnes Publishing.

Westside represent (our other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From David Dray.

Drone footage of another drone filming Vulcan for a 3D model. From Vear Experts.

A visit to Jurassic Quest dinosaur show at Legacy Arena downtown (our final vertical video of the week). From Patrick Maestas.

Promo for the Trussville Fit Body Boot Camp gym. From Stanley Parrish.

UAB at North Texas in September. From Evgeniy Fedorov.

St. Louis real estate investor Shaun McCloskey speaks at the August meeting of the Alabama Real Estate Investor Association in Homewood. From Alabama Real Estate Investor Association.

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The Birmingham channel: The parking lot chronicles

Monday, October 9th, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Reviewing the Sheraton Birmingham downtown. From Kim Townsel.

Driving on I-65 by the cross at Gardendale First Baptist Church. From Steven Jennings.

Listening to WUHT Hot 107.7 FM. From Local and DX Radio.

Saturday morning Cars and Coffee in September at Hoover Tactical Firearms. From Project Lightning.

Stobe the Hobo rides the rails from Jacksonville to Birmingham and visits Kelly Ingram Park downtown. From Hobestobe.

Hanging out at Wildwood North. From Kazuko205.

A look at the Birmingham Housing Summit at UAB’s National Alumni Society House. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Nashville country singer Chris Stapleton performs in September at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre. From Josh Allison.

Chris Stapleton performs “Nobody to Blame.” From Pixel Films.

Installing insulation in a house (our vertical video of the week). From Rid-a-Critter Inc.

Time-lapse footage of a class on 3D printing at Red Mountain Makers in Woodlawn. From Red Mountain Makers.

Andrew Pearson Jr. of Cathedral Church of the Advent downtown conducts leadership training. From Charles Gaston.

Drone footage of Avondale. From Sam Mitchell.

Birmingham promo video from Condé Nast Traveler for the Alabama Tourism Department. From Matt Lyons.

Tulsa pop-rock band Hanson performs “On and On” in September at Iron City on Southside. From Jessica Kingery.

Meanwhile at Hobby Lobby … (our other vertical video of the week). From Large Marge.

Birmingham MMA fighter Eryk Anders. From George Miller.

Arriving at the downtown bus station. From Frugal Travel Guru.

A look at the 30th annual Noojin and White Race to the Courthouse in September. From Telegraph Creative.

A look at Tin Roof in Lakeview. From WellDunn Entertainment.

Freestylin’ in the front seat (our other other vertical video of the week). From Tony Montez.

Staffers from uniform news site Uniswag go behind the scenes at UAB (our other other other vertical video of the week). From UNISWAG.

James Grymes, author of “Violins of Hope,” promotes the April exhibit of the same name. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Preaching at the Five Points South fountain. From Yahawashi Is Coming Back!

Birmingham singer-songwriter Raquel Lily reveals why she loves this city. From Raquel Lily.

Ten hours of a mostly empty parking lot. From Graham and Company.

Discussing youth homelessness. From Bagsly.

Birmingham city council member Lashunda Scales on the Birmingham Water Works. From Jefferson C. Outcast I.

Intro to sermon series Common Thread. From Daveo Video.

Recap of the fourth weekend of high school football in September at Oak Mountain’s stadium. From Starnes Publishing.

Preview of the fifth weekend of high school football. From Starnes Publishing.

Kortney discusses his time with the Birmingham Violence Reduction Initiative. From Birmingham Violence Reduction Initiative.

Austin travel vlogger Renata Pereira visits Roots and Revelry, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Kelly Ingram Park, Vulcan and more. From Renata Pereira.

Fixing a hole in the roof made by a rat (our final vertical video of the week). From Rid-a-Critter Inc.

Boot camp workout at Homewood Central Park. From F3 Birmingham.

Kickstarter promo video from 2010 for the Desert Island Supply Company in Woodlawn with Chip Brantley. From Kickstarter Videos (Books and Publishing).

Music video for “One Voice” by Oak Mountain seniors as a tribute to classmates Madison McManus and Michael Luu. From Kai Edwards.

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Vote 2017: Birmingham municipal runoff election results

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Video: Randall Woodfin’s victory speech

Vote 2017Another day, another mayor. Results from Tuesday’s runoff election in Birmingham.

Voter turnout was 35 percent.

I = incumbent

  • Winner in red

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Vote 2017: Birmingham runoffs for the heck of it

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
Theatre District mural

Photo: Adam Jones (CC)

Let’s hit the polls one more time, Birmingham. We have some unfinished business from August.

Vote 2017Polling places are open till 7 tonight.

Q: Where do I vote?

A: Call the city clerk’s office at (205) 254-2290.

Or Search Your Polling Place on AlabamaVotes.gov. This PDF list has the all the polling locations.

Note: District boundaries changed in 2011; check for your correct district on this PDF map.

Remember, if you have problems at your polling place:

  • Notify a poll worker immediately.
  • Call the state attorney general at 1-800-831-8814 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Wednesday or fill out this online form.
  • Call the secretary of state at 1-800-274-VOTE (8683) or visit her site, StopVoterFraudNow.com.
  • And tell the probate court for Jefferson County (205-325-5203).
  • E-mail us at Vote2017[at]wadeonbirmingham.com.

Q: What can I expect to see on the ballots?

A: Check out this sample ballot.

You’re voting for Birmingham mayor, and for a few districts, a city council representative and a board of education member.

  • Mayor: William Bell (I), Randall Woodfin
  • City Council
    • District 2: Kim Rafferty (I), Hunter Williams
    • District 5: Johnathan Austin (I), Darrell O’Quinn
    • District 9: Earl Hilliard, Roderick Royal
  • Board of Education
    • District 1: Douglas Lee Ragland, Cedric Small
    • District 4: Daagye Hendricks (I), Edward Maddox
    • District 5: David T. McKinney, Michael “Mickey” Millsap
    • District 7: Patricia Spigner McAdory, Walter “Big Walt” Wilson
    • District 8: Patricia Bozeman-Henderson, Sonja Q. Smith

I = incumbent

Are you voting today? Tell us in the comments.

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The Birmingham channel: More Southern than ever

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Promo for The Club. From Zuleida Aguirre.

Time-lapse footage of I-20/59 downtown. From Mark Almond.

Promo for the Comedy Club Stardome with Eunice Elliott. From StarDome.

Feature on the return of the UAB football program. From Uproxx.

A jaripeo bull riding competition at Rancho el Centenario in Mt. Olive (our vertical video of the week). From Adan Ortega.

At the 2015 Color Run downtown. From Mark Almond.

A simulation of a Birmingham train crossing. From NSFan98.

David Fleming of REV Birmingham talks with Chip Watts of Watts Realty about Flats on 4th on Southside. From Darlene Rotch.

Vlogging about Hurricane Irma. From Johnna Patterson.

Reciting Martin Luther King’s 1963 eulogy for the four girls killed in the bombing of Sixteenth Street Baptist Church. From Joseph Shelton Hall.

Entering Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds. From Tigh Loughhead.

Admiring the scenery (our other vertical video of the week). From Oscar Acosta.

A nighttime skateboard adventure through Birmingham. From Payton Schmitt.

Train downtown. From TrainPochi.

Birmingham’s Kyle Sullivan documents his monthlong trip to Antarctica he won from polar travel company Oceanwide Expeditions. From Neoteotihuacan.

The Alabama Heat Elite eighth grade team at the Magic City Basketball League on “Twin Sports TV.” From TwinSportsTV.

The Alabama Heat Elite vs. Mystic. From TwinSportsTV.

A Venezuelan resident shares her story (our other other vertical video of the week). From Ana Carito Méndez.

Driving into UAB. From Blizzard Baby.

Drone footage of paving the Cadence Bank parking lot in Warrior. From Wright Construction Birmingham.

Autocar to build $120 million manufacturing plant in Pinson Valley adding nearly 750 jobs.

Dancing or walking or dance-walking. From Javier Cano.

Clockwise, then counterclockwise. From Javier Cano.

A Birmingham police car at the Best Buy on U.S. 280. From Rachel Marie.

Explaining TrueCoders’ mission, a downtown company offering training in coding. From TrueCoders.

Trains in Irondale. From Carson Bean.

DeJuana Thompson of Birmingham on Birmingham. From Barcelona en Comú.

Trailer for “Recovering Hope,” a documentary by Birmingham freelance videographer Drew Callner that profiles six local people fighting heroin addiction. From David Koonce.

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The Birmingham channel: The great escape

Monday, September 25th, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

When the movie lets out … (our vertical video of the week). From Large Marge.

Talking with Hurricane Irma evacuees in Birmingham. From WIAT-42.

A look at the Greater Birmingham Humane Society. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Caught in rush hour traffic. From Amilcar Portillo

Birmingham rapper King David holds court. From King David.

Highlights from the Alabama A&M vs. UAB game earlier this month at Legion Field, marking the Blazers’ return to football after 3 years. From HBCU Gameday.

The view from the stands. From Landon Kauhn.

More from the game. From University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Feature on UAB’s Timothy Alexander. From UAB News.

At Red Mountain Park (our other vertical video of the week). From Damian Laster.

Trains in Irondale. From Carson Bean

Drone footage of an abandoned mill. From MBWalter TV.

Drone footage of Uptown, the Westin Birmingham, the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex and the downtown skyline. From MBWalter TV.

Drone footage of Vulcan and the Saturn 1B rocket in Elkmont near the Alabama-Tennessee border. From DandJjohnson.

Alcorn State vs. Florida International earlier this month at Legion Field, a game moved from Miami because of Hurricane Irma. From Covering All River Region Sports Alabama State.

On the beach at Sidebar in Lakeview. From Crooked Tree Productions.

A look at Barons’ pitcher Jordan Guerrero, a prospect for the White Sox. From Sox TV.

Promo for General Seti’s event, “The Art of Leadership During the Time of Crisis,” Saturday at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Birmingham on Southside. From Sara Suten Seti.

Visiting the Sheraton Birmingham and Uptown. From ShadowSavage Gaming.

Dancing at the nightclub (our other other vertical video of the week). From Catedratico DJ.

The squirrel family (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Rid-a-Critter Inc.

A trip to the Birmingham Zoo. From La Palmada Guerrero.

More from the zoo. From La Palmada Guerrero.

Promo for the FXmmXs Fatales Fest fund-raiser, held this past weekend. From Haleigh Black.

Promo for UNITE, a Shelby County missions camp by the Shelby Baptist Association. From SBA.

Preview of the third weekend of high school football earlier this month. From Starnes Publishing.

Highlights from the Indian sibling duo Salim-Sulaiman concert earlier this month at Samford University. From Onejamat Diamond Jubilee.

Driving on Preserve Parkway in Hoover. From Paradox Films.

A July birthday trip to Washington via the Amtrak Crescent. From Catherine Graham.

July’s Alumni Classic at Lawson State Community College in Industrial Center, featuring Ensley, Jackson-Olin, Parker and West End. From Arkadia Films.

Former UAB quarterback Sam Hunt tells a story at the UAB House Party earlier this month at Uptown (our final vertical video of the week). From Bigworm6917.

Train. From Railroad Fan Number One.

Vlog from Florida’s Corn Cob Piper. From Corn Cob Piper.

Visiting the Briary in Homewood. From Corn Cob Piper.

Kamtek auto parts plant grand opening in the Echo Highlands neighborhood. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Birmingham’s quest to land Amazon’s second headquarters. From Alabama NewsCenter.

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The Birmingham channel: Iron and nine

Monday, September 18th, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Promo for Homewood’s Rob’e Mans Automotive Service. From Rob’e Mans Automotive Service.

In the tunnel at Sloss Furnaces (our vertical video of the week). From Steve Jordan.

Promo for the Pirate Red Diamond Express Train Ride at the Birmingham Zoo. From Thomas Coiner.

August’s Birmingham Track Club Surprise Social at Brookwood Village in Homewood. From DmMedia.

Summer fun in Birmingham, Atlanta, on the water and at the beach. From Laine Phillips.

Birmingham band the Brook and the Bluff performs “Redbone” in August at the Caledonia Lounge in Athens, Ga. From Athens, Ga., Live Music.

Dash cam footage of a truck crash on I-65 downtown. From Newsflare Clips.

Roland Martin promotes charter schools in August at Bethel Baptist Church in Pratt City. From OTTV25 DA8TV.

Promo for Fonteneau and Arnold law firm in Five Points South. From Yellow Pages.

Time-lapse footage of Birmingham artist Patty B. Driscoll working on a still life painting (our other vertical video of the week). From BMA Docents.

Dance battle! From Van Stephens.

Durham singer-songwriter Iron and Wine performs “The Devil Never Sleeps” in August at Saturn in Avondale. From David Gunnells.

Scenes from the 2015 Sickle Cell Walk at Kelly Ingram Park downtown. From Sickle Cell.

Music video for “In the Mirror” by rapper Birmingham J featuring Venus. From Tig Knight.

Birmingham-Southern College cuts tuition 50 percent for fall 2018. From Birmingham-Southern College.

Looking for houses to flip in Center Point. From SimplePasiveCashflow dot com.

Flipping a house in Crestwood North. From SimplePasiveCashflow dot com.

Birmingham’s Mason Robbins game-winning RBI in the 11th inning against the Tennessee Smokies in August at Regions Field. From Minor League Baseball.

Preview of the second weekend of high school football earlier this month at Homewood’s Waldrop Stadium. From Starnes Publishing.

Welcome video for the 2017 JCC Maccabi Games opening ceremonies. From LJCC.

Highlights from the JCC Maccabi Games. From LJCC.

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The Birmingham channel: By the dark of the moon

Monday, September 11th, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Jessica Wright discusses the Life as Mission program with Murray Lee, pastor of Cahaba Park Church. From Cahaba Park Church.

Hitting the pool at the Shades Valley YMCA in Homewood (our vertical video of the week). From Great Au Pair.

Demo reel for WIAT-42 reporter Jack Royer. From Jack Royer.

Playing Pie Face Showdown. From Great Au Pair.

Panel discussion on the city’s business future in August at the Birmingham School of Law on Southside. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Highlights from the panel. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Birmingham rock band Alabama Rose performs in August at Jazzy’s on 1st downtown as part of the Secret Stages festival. From Al Bobulinski.

Drone footage of Sloss Furnaces. From Cullman Aerial and Real Estate Photography.

Starting out on a monthlong RV road trip at a Brookside campground. From Busy Dad RV Life.

Hitting the Riverchase Galleria. From Madison DeGraffenreid.

Preview of the first weekend of high school football in August. From Starnes Publishing.

Visiting a makeup party at El Chile in Homewood. From Vakerita Ma Felix.

Flight simulation from Birmingham to Anniston in “X-Plane.” From John Barefield.

Atlanta wedding band the Funk Brotherhood performs “Kiss” in July at the Club. From Dan Roth.

Promo for Birmingham’s Got Potential talent show/fund-raiser on Sept. 29 at Cahaba Brewing Company in East Avondale. From Max Rykov.

UAB student Tanner Godfrey’s winning presentation on osteoporosis for International Association for Dental Research’s Three-Minute Thesis competition in March in San Francisco. From IADR.

Nashville Southern rock band A Thousand Horses performs in May at Tin Roof in Lakeview. From Matthew Paskert.

Washing dogs at the Birmingham Race Course (our other vertical video of the week). From Second Chance Greyhounds.

Talking with nurses. From Robert Fish.

Jason LeSueur of Partners Direct Invest with a home seller (our other other vertical video of the week). From Jason LeSueur.

Highlights from August’s Repticon at the Zamora Shrine Temple in Irondale. From Vladimir Fuerte.

A glimpse of Innovation Week Birmingham at Innovation Depot downtown. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Eclipse-mania in August! Alexander City’s Jeffrey Payne proposes to Baylie Kizziah at Vulcan Park (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Alabama NewsCenter.

Time-lapse footage of downtown. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Glimpses from downtown (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Lorenzo March.

One more. From Jay Burnham.

And at Southern Research on Southside. From Alabama NewsCenter.

And another. From Lorenzo March.

And at UAB’s campus. From UAB News.

Another take (our other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Brxsi TV.

And one more. From Lymvideolth.

An Air Force plane takes off from the 117th Air Refueling Wing at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. From Aidia Mj.

Vlogging at a local hotel (our final vertical video of the week). From Edna Brown.

The 2017 Sidewalk Film Festival jingle. From Big Communications.

Birmingham’s Slick Sax performs at Iron City on Southside. From So Fo Real Productions.

A summer of nonstop fun in Birmingham. From Cristina Baeza.

Rushing the stage at the Future concert in August at Legacy Arena downtown. From Global Tech Institute.

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The Birmingham channel: The ram and the obelisk

Monday, September 4th, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Memphis rappers La Chat and Project Pat perform in August at the Birmingham Entertainment Center in the ACIPCO-Finley neighborhood (our vertical video of the week). From Certy Mac.

Dance battle featuring the Dancing Dolls of Birmingham. From William Mcintyre.

Driving on I-65 near West Valley Avenue (our other vertical video of the week). From Sam Aden.

Highlight reel for Wenonah High junior pitcher Gregory Wright at July’s Baseball America Camp held at Birmingham-Southern College. From Katressa Wright-Cooper.

More Wright highlights of fielding and hitting. From Katressa Wright-Cooper.

Orange County hip-hop violinist Josh Vietti performs at Jazz in the Park in August at Arlington Antebellum Home and Gardens in Arlington-West End. From Ron P.

Los Angeles drummer Glen Sobel performs at the Nick on Southside. From Birmingham Bandstand Open Mic.

Birmingham musician Rebecca Egeland performs at the Nick. From Birmingham Bandstand Open Mic.

Birmingham musician Chris Seifert performs at the Nick (our other other vertical video of the week). From Birmingham Bandstand Open Mic.

Birmingham’s People of the Internal Sunshine Band performs at the Nick (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Birmingham Bandstand Open Mic.

CJ GetLive performs at the Nick. From Birmingham Bandstand Open Mic.

Dr. D and Saylor perform at the Nick. From Birmingham Bandstand Open Mic.

An old-fashioned tent meeting (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Joey Sammons.

The Velocity Accelerator program’s Demo Day and graduation in August at Covalence downtown. From Covalence.

Jamie White, owner of Brown Heating and Cooling in Hueytown, shows off a Bryant air conditioner. From Brown Heating and Cooling.

Is that Baphomet at the Storyteller fountain? From Mysteries of the Kingdom.

An 11th grade lesson on “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” from the Dr. Nermien Ismail Schools. From NIS 5PRO.

Austin country singer Tyler Dial performs at Uptown in August. From Deirien Howard.

Red Diamond’s role in Birmingham Restaurant Week. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Meeting restaurateurs at the Birmingham Restaurant Week Preview Party in August at the Upside-Down Plaza in Five Points South. From Lorenzo March.

Mobile’s Allante Jowers talks about the Innovate Birmingham Workforce program. From UAB News.

A look at the Flats on 4th apartments near Region Field. From Urban Spaces.

“CBS This Morning” interviews Birmingham mayor William Bell on the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Linn Park downtown. From CBS This Morning.

More on the Confederate memorial. From DeffMind Film Production.

Atlanta rapper J.I.D performs “Ed, Edd and Eddy” in June at Avondale Brewing Company (our other other other other other vertical video of the week). From J1 TG.

A trip to 2017 National Speech and Debate Tournament in June in Birmingham. From Brann Done.

“Lunch with Mee Mee: When Daddy was a Barber,” part of the series “Great Depression Stories” featuring a 90-year-old resident of Birmingham. From Genesis Media Solutions.

Driving north on I-65 from Montgomery to Birmingham. From Big Rig Travels.

Landing at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. From Ph80sy.

James Harden of the Houston Rockets visits Parker High School in Smithfield as part of promoting the team’s 2018 pre-season game in Birmingham. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Historical footage of Birmingham in 1963 around the civil rights movement. From Professor Creviston History Channel.

Hanging out at the Birmingham Zoo. From Playing with Z Play.

A Vietnamese Catholic church procession at Our Lady of La Vang, St. John Bosco Church in Woodlawn. From Lymvideolth.

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The Birmingham channel: Say so long to summer

Monday, August 28th, 2017

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Nonprofit group Member Political Advocacy and Campaign Team conducts training in February at Birmingham-Southern College. The event included Birmingham chapters of Black Lives Matter and Showing Up for Racial Justice. From Howard Garcia.

Taking a tour of Sloss Furnaces. From SquirmyFeet Explores.

Consultant Rich Grehalva discusses “Change to an Elder Culture” at a 2014 TEDxBirmingham Salon in Trim Tab Brewing in Lakeview. From Rich Grehalva.

St. Petersburg, Fla., rock band Frostfang performs “Desert Waves” in July at the Syndicate Lounge on Southside. From Jared Caprio.

Running at Veterans Park in Hoover (our vertical video of the week). From Rance Reed.

A World Changers mission team spends a week in July in Birmingham working on a house. From James Savage.

Promo for Mission Serve mission trips in Birmingham. From Mission Serve.

Trains in Irondale. From Brickbuilder711.

Counting Crows performs “A Long December” earlier this month at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre (our other vertical video of the week). From Mikey Bookout.

Interview with Birmingham painter Sarah Webb. From Summer Classics.

Meet Marn Hoe Chong, a Samford student from Malaysia. From Samford Admission.

“A Day in the Life of a Samford Student” promo for Samford University. From Samford Admission.

Hanging out with Ralph Waldo Beeson, a founding donor of Samford. From Samford Admission.

Rockin’ in Lakeview. From Eduardo Spock.

Highlights from the second annual Served Back-to-School Rally and backpack giveaway earlier this month at Urban Attic in East Lake. From DeffMind Film Production.

A look at sweet tea, filmed in part in Birmingham. From Neoteotihuacan.

Promo for free biweekly Pop-Up Pilates in the Park classes, from 6 to 7 tonight at Homewood Park. From WellDunn Entertainment.

Zip-lining at Red Mountain Park. From Adrian Christian H. Opinion.

Birmingham fun includes Vulcan, Steel City Pops and Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum. From Olivia Morris.

Bike flip! From Ricky Rogers.

Vlogging while driving about unsafe driving (our other other vertical video of the week). From the Adventures of Kara Marionette.

Behind the scenes at the JCC Maccabi Games opening ceremony earlier this month at UAB’s Bartow Arena. From Billy Goat.

Dallas’ winning goal against Denver in soccer at the JCC Maccabi Games. From JCC Dallas.

Singing in church. From Alexander Popov.

Birmingham rock band Wray performs earlier this month at the Nick on Southside. From the Nick Bham.

Fishing for bass. From John Sieweke.

Birmingham trivia. From Simply4Me.

On preparing wills. From Christopher Reid.

Highlight reel for senior lacrosse goalie Nico DePaoli from Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, Ga., during July’s Birmingham-Southern Pantherlax Showcase. From Nico DePaoli.

Commercial for Cahaba Cycles. From Meredith Anderson.

Flooding downtown. From Timbo a k a Sledge.

Promo for working at WVTM-13. From Hearst Television Careers.

Spanish band La Voz del Desierto stops by EWTN in Irondale in July. From La Voz del Desierto.

Promo for the Embers to a Flame Conference in January at Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Vestavia Hills. From Briarwood Presbyterian Church.

Dance party (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Catedratico DJ.

More dancing. From Catedratico DJ.

Stormy evening (our final vertical video of the week). From Ron Whit.

Barons second baseman Toby Thomas makes a diving catch against the Jumbo Shrimp’s David Vidal earlier this month at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville. From Minor League Baseball.

Drone footage of downtown. From Nathan “Smokey” Williams.

Driving through downtown on I-20/59. From Nica Envíos USA LLC.

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Vote 2017: Birmingham municipal election results

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

Vote 2017Happy Election Day again after only 8 days. Results from today’s races in Birmingham …

Voter turnout was 27 percent, compared to 21 percent in 2013, 15 percent in 2011*, 26 percent in 2009* and 45 percent in 2007.

*Special mayoral elections.

  • I = incumbent
  • Winner in red | runoff opponents in green

Runoffs take place Oct. 3.

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