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The Birmingham channel: A love deluxe

Monday, November 28th, 2016

A look at Birmingham in videos …

“Faded with Jimmy Hu$tle” features L.A. rapper O.H.G. Jay. From Blurred Culture.

Hoover’s Jody Wolfe and his theories of the week. From Jody Wolfe.

Alabama State Mighty Marching Hornets perform “Raise Up” at the 2016 Magic City Classic in October at Legion Field. From Showtime Web.

Mexican band Los Invasores de Nuevo Leon performs in September at Rancho El Centenario in Mt. Olive. From Homero Manriquez.

Baile de las monas (“Dance of the monkeys”), a traditional religious wedding dance (our vertical video of the week). From MrDjchino25.

Jay Franco featuring Nikki Alva perform “Amor Eterno” in October at Fiesta in Linn Park downtown. From Jay Franco.

The Miles College Purple Marching Machine performs at the Labor Day Golden Classic at Legion Field. From Roll Tide Alabama State.

Soccer match between the Steamers and Birmingham United earlier this month at Mountain Brook’s Rathmell Sports Park. From Daniel Bramblett.

Alabama Bureau of Tourism and Travel commercial, “Art That Speaks,” featuring a quilt by the Gee’s Bend Quiltmakers and “Look Where He Has Brought Me” by the Blind Boys of Alabama. Created by Birmingham’s Luckie and Co. From LuerzersArchive84.

A look at UAB forward Chris Cokley (No. 3). From Savannah C-Port News.

Birmingham’s DJ Love Deluxe on deck in July at Rafiki’s Grill on Valley Avenue. From DJ Love Deluxe.

Houston alt-rock band Blue October performs “Hate Me” in October at Iron City on Southside (our other vertical video of the week). From Kris Averhart.

“Birmingham to the Gulf,” a documentary short by Matthew J. Grcic. From UAB Media Studies.

Street preacher at the 2016 Sidewalk Film Festival in August downtown. From Jeremiah Barker.

Las Vegas rock band Escape the Fate performs “One for the Money” in April at the Syndicate Lounge on Southside (our other other vertical video of the week). From Lexi Danielle Franklin.

Bell Boeing V-22 Ospreys taking off at the 117th Air Refueling Wing. From Military Videos.

Chicago alt-rock band Chevelle performs “Forfeit” in September at Iron City. From Stephanie Amber.

Drone footage of the Oak Mountain BMX course. From Knight Flyer.

Hanging out downtown. From Thanhhoang1102.

Condoleezza Rice on “Finding Your Roots with Henry Gates Jr.” From Damon Mollenkopf.

WWE’s “SmackDown Live” in September at Legacy Arena downtown. From Bree Jones.

Music video for “Represent” by Birmingham rapper Jed J. From JedJ205.

Massachusetts rock band Dinosaur Jr. performs “Just Like Heaven” in September at Saturn in Avondale. From Subere23’s Thought Experiment.

Atlanta rapper Rittz in 2015 at Zydeco on Southside. From Christopher Keenum.

Birmingham city council member Jay Roberson on “Twin Sports TV” at the 2016 Magic City Classic. From Twin Sports TV.

Drone footage of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Crestline. From Zuleida Aguirre.

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Monday, November 21st, 2016

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Music video for “Free Weezy” by Birmingham rapper MC Qua. From MC Qua.

Half-guard basics with George Wehby of Lion Heart Martial Arts Academy in Hoover. From Lion Heart Martial Arts Academy.

Dover/Bagby traction elevator at parking deck No. 4 downtown. From DieselDucy.

Checking out food trucks and Vulcan on a family outing. From Ethan Young.

New York indie pop band AJR performs “I’m Ready” in July at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre. From Austin Bryant.

Madison, Wisc., guitarist Dan “Spiffy” Neuman performs “It Belongs to You” at July’s Gospel Music Workshop of America at the Sheraton Birmingham downtown. From Dan “Spiffy” Neuman.

Birmingham Innovation Week 2016 kicks off at Innovation Depot downtown. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Church outreach in Birmingham (our vertical video of the week). From Joey Sammons.

Nighttime at Railroad Park downtown. From Sothick14.

Mike McLemore, executive director of the Birmingham Baptist Association, has a round table discussion with pastors about the organization and church partnerships. From Birmingham Baptist Association.

Oklahoma singer-songwriter Parker Millsap performs in September at Saturn in Avondale. From Smartabrett.

Much cuteness in dog and cat form at the Greater Birmingham Humane Society. From RentMonster.

The Birmingham Boys Choir performs “Beautiful Day” in September at Samford University. From Birmingham Boys Choir.

Hanging out around Railroad Park and Lightrails. From Jalon Johnson.

Nashville collector shows off haul from the 2016 Birmingham Record Show in August at the Gardendale Civic Center. From Rodger Coleman.

Lake Purdy Oct. 1 in Shelby County, as drought 2016 continues. From Phillip Humphries.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham sees record enrollment for the fall 2016 semester, including a 24.7 percent increase in the freshman class. From UAB News.

The choir from First Baptist Church of Birmingham in Homewood went on summer tour in San Antonio. From First Baptist Church of Birmingham.

Promo for Ruffner Mountain Nature Preserve in East Lake. From Ryan Meyer.

A quick look at Good People Brewing Company downtown. From Brad Bailey.

The Rickey Smiley Foundation gives a new car during Magic City Classic weekend. From Rickey Smiley Morning Show.

Allie visits the Birmingham Zoo. From Allie.

Family birthday hike at Red Mountain. From Amandalifts.

On a bus downtown. William and His Star Wars.

Hyundai Hope on Wheels awards a $250,000 Scholar Grant to the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Children’s of Alabama for research and treatment of childhood cancer. From Hyundai Hope On Wheels 2016.

Pittsburgh singer-songwriter Daya performs “Sit Still, Look Pretty” in July at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre. From Austin Bryant.

Cyclists confront driver who braked suddenly in front of them during a September ride. From Jeff McCord.

Flying over Foley, Gulf Shores, Dauphin Island and Birmingham. From Marie Smyly.

Korn performs in October at Oak Mountain Amphitheare. From Lewismw.

Time-lapse footage of University Boulevard and 14th Street South. From Abdul Aaqib Mohammed.

A look at Indian Springs School in Pelham. From Lake | Flato Architects.

Huntsville R&B singer Raymond Williams performs “Let Me Love You Girl” at Plum Bar downtown. From Raymond Williams a k a Baby Boy.

Guitarist Joe Satriani performs “Satch Boogie” in March at Iron City on Southside (our other vertical video of the week). From Janie Martin.

Runway show for Birmingham’s Prettywolf at Birmingham Fashion Week 2016 in Boutwell Auditorium downtown. From Out There Creative.

Birmingham’s Nali visits Detroit (our other other vertical video of the week). From Naomiluvsice.

Alabama country group Sweet Tea Trio performs in 2015 at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From Jerry W. Henry.

First Baptist Church of Birmingham’s trip to the Dominican Republic. From First Baptist Church of Birmingham.

Oakland dance troupe Bandaloop performs on the side of the Alys Stephens Center. From UAB News.

Birmingham police chief A.C. Roper speaks at the Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony on the UAB campus. From UAB News.

Railroad Park modeling session with Birmingham’s Shalanda McConnico. From Yung Playa Entertainment.

Hitting the 32nd annual Alabama Orchid Society Orchid Show in September at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens. From Growing Barefoot.

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The Birmingham channel: All things fall

Monday, November 14th, 2016

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Downtown at night. From IA Film Group.

Huffman defensive back Quindarius Pickens. From Under the Lights.

Testimonial for Vulcan Roofing Company. From True Reviews.

A look at Habitat for Humanity’s Greater Birmingham Builders Blitz in late summer. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Commercials from December 1979 on WBMG-42 (now WIAT). From Analog Archaeologist.

Riding around on a motorcycle. From dedman1107.

John Bandy pitches for a new kind of movie theater in the Blazer Innovation Challenge. From John Bandy.

Musical fund-raiser at Wellington’s Bistro downtown (our vertical video of the week). From Brenda Ward.

SSG David Mensink receives the Soldier’s Medal in September at Fort Benning in Georgia. He had successfully dislodged a grenade from a civilian’s leg in 2014 outside UAB Hospital. From Benning TV.

Sunset. From Daggerspellz.

Anti-Trump protest downtown 2 days after Election Day (our other vertical video of the week). From B. Wes Cardwell.

More from the protest. From Kenneth Lipp.

Biking down U.S. 31 from Brookwood Baptist Health at 50 mph at night. From J.P. Davis.

Samuel Hunter and Amanda Adcock discuss “Evolution of MS Care” at a symposium in August at the Hilton Birmingham Perimeter Park. From MS Views and News Learning Channel on YouTube.

Promo for First Church Birmingham downtown. From First Church Birmingham.

Oklahoma rock band Hinder performs “Homecoming Queen” in 2015 at Zydeco on Southside. From Sarah Maples.

Opening ceremonies for FangCon 2016 at the Hilton Hotel Perimeter Park. From Cameron Ely.

Randy Williams of Parkway Christian Fellowship in Roebuck discusses a potential state lottery. From Alabama Policy Institute.

Mannequin challenge No. 1: The proposal, shot at Fairfield High School. From YNOT Images.

Mannequin challenge No. 2: “#TMOBILE #MAGENTA #Birmingham #Classof10/31/16” (our other other vertical video of the week). From Sandra Pryor.

The Miles College Purple Marching Machine exits Legion Field in September. From Roll Tide Alabama State.

The Miles marching band playing in the stands at the same game. From Roll Tide Alabama State.

Highlights from the first Alabama Real Estate Management Conference in August at Burr and Forman downtown. From Alabama Center for Real Estate.

Promo for Church Unlimited in Meadowbrook. From Church Unlimited.

Rock band Tesla performs “Signs” in August at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre. From Janie Martin.

Friday’s Veterans Day parade downtown. From Dennis Garner.

The Budweiser Clydesdales in the parade. From zathras9now.

Plus a vlogger on the scene (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Metaphysical Alchemist.

Interview with Clete Walker of Vituro Health. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Vacation Bible school conducted in Spanish at Brewster Road Alliance Church in Clay. From Luz Clemente.

Challenges of public transportation in Birmingham. From Vulcan Media.

Before the 2016 Alabama Music Awards in July at the Carver Theatre downtown (our final vertical video of the week). From OTTV25.

Nepali celebration of Dashain in October at Sitar on Southside. From Ajaya Neupane.

Showing off Metal Building Outlet’s construction of the Carriage House event facility in Hoover. From Lumpstick Productions LLC.

Atlanta screamo band Slow Fire Pistol performs in August at Seasick Records in the Crestwood North neighborhood. From Jalen Jenkins.

Livetronica band Sound Tribe Sector 9 performs “Frequencies Peace 2” in October at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre. From Brentndifer.

Owner Brittany Swoope gives an up-do at Natural Hair Salon in Hoover. From Brittany Swoope.

Drone footage of downtown at night. From Dunlap Productions.

A look at Birmingham South Campground in Pelham. From RV Happy.

Promo for Vestavia Hills’ Mountaintop Church student weekend retreat earlier this month. From Mountaintop Students.

Students of Dale Serrano Dance perform “Sing” at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. From Cam Video Productions.

A look at September’s Court XIV Training and Exposure Camp for basketball players at Gardendale High. From Live Prep Nation.

Driving on I-65 from Birmingham to Montgomery. From Gatorpics09.

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Vote 2016: Alabama general election results

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Vote 2016Our long national nightmare is almost over. As Election Day 2016 winds down, we present the results from today’s races in Alabama and the Birmingham metro area.

More election coverage in our Vote 2016 special report.

Updated Nov. 9: Voter turnout statewide was 61.97 percent.

(Updating throughout the evening.)

 

(Contested races only)

  • D = Democrat | I = incumbent | R = Republican
  • Winner in red

National/state

Local

Amendments

Tweets

This just in on Twitter …

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Vote 2016: General election, why the hell not?

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
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Photo: Phgaillard2001 (CC)

Time to vote: Polls are open till 7 tonight for races at the local, state and national levels.

Vote 2016Q: Where do I vote?

A: Call Jefferson County: (205) 325-5550, Jefferson County (Bessemer only): (205) 481-4105, Shelby County: (205) 669-3913.

Or Search Your Polling Place on AlabamaVotes.gov.

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election results tonight

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 his site, StopVoterFraudNow.com.
  • And tell the probate court for Jefferson County (205-325-5203) or Shelby County (205-669-3713).
  • Nationwide: 866-OUR-VOTE (687-8683)
  • E-mail us at Vote2016[at]wadeonbirmingham.com.

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

A: Check out these sample ballots for each county.

You’re voting for president, U.S. Senator and Representative, state and county officials.

Who are you voting for today? Tell us in the comments.

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The Birmingham channel: Wanderlust

Monday, October 24th, 2016

A look at Birmingham in videos …

A look at last week’s Race for the Cure 5k cancer fund-raiser at Linn Park downtown. From YNOT Images.

Phoenix corrido band Los Cuates de Sinaloa performs last week at Rancho El Centenario in Mt. Olive. From Djcherokee.

A debate on atheism and belief between authors Christopher Hitchens and David Berlinski, in 2010 at the Sheraton Birmingham downtown. From Julia Vogel.

“Wow! One of the best consists of 2016! They stopped between Cahaba and Trussville, and the crew picked up some lunch at Hardee’s. As they left, they threw a brand new NS vest at me and Patrick (ThatoneRailfan02)! It sure was a great day!!” From Carson Bean.

Ramblin’ Ricky Tate and Maxwell Honeycup of Steel City Jug Slammers perform “Take Me Back Blues.” From Ramblin’ Ricky Tate.

DeAnna Fields performs “Cleopatra” at Rouge Tavern downtown. From Bernie Urban.

Intro to the 2016 Underground Horror Fest this past weekend at Oak Hill Cemetery. From Underground FilmFest.

Canadian TV performers Trailer Park Boys Thursday at the Alabama Theatre downtown. From Smittyboyjosh.

“Linda’s garden, named after my mom in Birmingham.” From Krishawn Cockrell-Bandy.

Testimonial by Jason Harkins of Payroll and Benefit Solutions for Hoover’s Abacus IT Solutions. From Abacus IT Solutions.

The Birmingham Committee on Foreign Relations participates in a China town hall last week at the Florentine downtown. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Driving through downtown and Southside. From Roger Bove.

Adam Eason of Cushman and Wakefield EGS Commercial Real Estate challenges businesses to invest in public art. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Birmingham rock band Riverbend performs “Cryin’ By Tonight” earlier this month at the Nick on Southside. From Riverbend.

Home for the weekend, driving around town. From Maggie Lemak.

Interview with Bessemer photographer and steelworker Larry O. Gay. From Max Shores.

Birmingham rappers Slick the Skeet perform earlier this month at the High Note on Southside. From Slick the Skeet.

Oak Mountain Presbyterian campus pastor Tom Franklin discusses outreach at Birmingham-Southern College. From Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church.

Interview with Birmingham Ghost Walk guide Edward Wolfgang Poe. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Shelly from Birmingham asks how to get paid fairly for her hair services. From Natasha Weston.

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Vote 2016: Sample ballots for Jefferson, Shelby County general election

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

We’re pretty sure these are the right ballots.

Vote 2016The State of Alabama reprinted 2.7 million ballots earlier this month after omitting language from one of the 14(!) amendments up for our consideration; Secretary of State John Merrill said he didn’t know what the blunder cost.

Anyway, download your sample ballot for Jefferson or Shelby County for the Nov. 8 general election. Good luck, Jefferson County residents: The 364-page PDF contains 91(!!) versions of the four-page ballot to correspond with various overlaps in federal, state, county and city districts.

Also, check out the Alabama Voter Guide, with voting procedures and frequently asked questions.

For easier viewing, you can print, download or zoom to full screen with each ballot.

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Sample ballots for all 67 counties.

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Jefferson County

Shelby County

Alabama Voter Guide 2016

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The Birmingham channel: Women at the top

Monday, September 12th, 2016

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Smitty visits the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds. From CBRSmitty.

Lon Cullen rides the Blood Rock trail at Oak Mountain State Park (our vertical video of the week). From Kevin Willoughby.

One more ride.

Highlights from the Lobotomix hip-hop collective at August’s Secret Stages downtown. From Friction of Life.

Highlight reel for Mason Dillard, senior kicker/punter for Mountain Brook. From Mason Dillard.

Behind the scenes with rapper Y3 at T-Time Studios. From Christopher Mosley.

Promo for July’s Goulash Comedy Lunch at the Syndicate Lounge on Southside. From contactbuzzcomedy.

Mexican cumbia band Los Fugitivos perform “Corazon Corazoncito” in July at El Sol on Valley Avenue. From Homero Manriquez.

Madison, Wisc., guitarist Dan “Spiffy” Neuman performs “Hallelujah You’re Worthy” at July’s Gospel Music Workshop of America at the Sheraton Birmingham downtown. From Dan “Spiffy” Neuman.

The Young and the Useless performs at the 2002 Furnace Fest at Sloss Furnaces. From maxcap60.

Dallas heavy metal band Hellyeah performs “Human” in June at Iron City on Southside. From Chad Martin.

Promo for Reach, Daxko’s annual customer conference held last weekend at the Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover. From Daxko.

Drone footage of the Statue of Liberty at Liberty Park in Vestavia Hills. From Kevin Henderson.

That time CBS 42 changed its noon newscast opening. From Daniel True.

The Car Chick races in a 24-hour enduro at Barber Motorsports Park for the woman-owned Eagle Racing Team. From the Car Chick.

Atlanta hip-hop artist Sawed Off Period performs in August at the Eastside Lounge in North Avondale. From Sawed Off Period.

Tena Payne of Leeds’ Earthborn Pottery discusses her craft. From Tommy V. Wier.

A moment at Oak Mountain State Park. From R Or.

Road trip to Atlanta, Charleston, Shreveport, Myrtle Beach and Birmingham. From Joe for Broke Films.

Drone footage of Electra at night. From Dunlap Productions.

The WWE2k16 Throwdown Showdown in virtual Birmingham. From Sneaky Knob Entertainment.

Getting a haircut and shooting pool. From Mario Mars.

Ramsey Whitney sings the National Anthem before the Birmingham Barons game (our other vertical video of the week). From Emmalie Whitney.

Duranguense band El Trono de México performs in August at Rancho El Centenario in Mt. Olive. From Homero Manriquez.

B and A Warehouse at August’s Soho Bridal Show in Homewood. From Main Street Productions.

And Homewood’s Happy Catering Company.

East Carolina’s road to the 2006 PapaJohns.com Bowl at Legion Field. From bluewaterpirate.

A look at August’s Liberty Cup Tournament in Vestavia Hills. From Carson Hickok.

Highlights from July’s Birmingham Corporate Challenge at Railroad Park. From Knight Eady.

Setting up Pokémon Go at the Birmingham Zoo. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Antoin Adams, who works at Hardee’s in Birmingham, on the fight for a $15 minimum wage. From RND0MPolitics 1.

Promo for the FlashPoint Disciple-Making Conference in January at Samford University. From First Colleyville.

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The Birmingham channel: First responders on the scene

Monday, August 29th, 2016

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Drone footage of Park Crest Event Facility in Hoover. From Genesis Media Solutions.

Drone footage of Southern Skeet and Trap Club in Irondale. From Charles Gaston.

Raleigh’s Re-Newed of the Carolinas performs at July’s Gospel Music Workshop of America at the Sheraton Birmingham downtown. From Re-Newed … of the Carolinas.

The Birmingham Grotto trip in July to Gross-Skeleton Cave in Jackson County. From Dangerjudy.

Running around the base of the Statue of Liberty at Liberty Park. From TwYcH811.

A Birmingham love story. From Rolesa Jackson.

Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, Kevin Gates and Jhené Aiko perform in July at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham. From Shamar Drake.

Gospel musician Kirk Franklin performs in June at the Alabama Theatre downtown. From August C.

Birmingham rock group the Elliott Davis Band with Bo Flynn performs in July at Innisfree Pub in Lakeview. From Bama Gamblers.

Sulligent singer-songwriter Eric Roberts performs “The Blackbird” at Saturn in Avondale. From Eric Roberts Music.

Promo for Birmingham-based Mason Music lessons. From Mason Music Rocks.

Rocker Marilyn Manson performs in 2015 at Iron City on Southside. From Daisycutter X.

Train watching at Sloss Furnaces earlier this month. From Generic Railfan.

Promo for Nashville cover band PopCulture, including members from Birmingham. From Red Arctic Films.

Magic City Edge performs at the 9th annual Theatre on Ice National Competition in June at the Pelham Ice Arena. From Saxena Video Productions.

Bridal makeup by Tracey Philpott in Five Points West. From Elaine Jackson.

South African hard rock band Seether performs in October at Iron City (our vertical video of the week). From Daisycutter X.

Reader-submitted video: A look at the Firehouse Shelter, a nonprofit organization that serves the homeless downtown. From Firehouse Ministries.

Racing in the Southeast Cross Country Association’s July 7-hour motorcycle scramble in Gardendale. From DrtBikeMomma.

A Memphis couple visits the Tiny House Roadshow in July at the BJCC Exhibition Hall. From Favourite Human.

Episode 3 of Select My Space’s reality show parody “Apartment Lookers.” From Select My Space.

Members of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office on phone footage (our other vertical video of the week). From Papa Bear.

Birmingham singer Randi Beard performs “Papillon” at Ona’s Music Room at Pepper Place. From Randi Carwell.

Attendees perform the wave at July’s Motion 16 church student conference at Legacy Arena downtown. From AZKFNG. From AZKFNG.

Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates performs in July at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham. From Kris R.

An explosive demo during the Alabama Law Enforcement Explorer Advisor Association weeklong academy in June at the University of Montevallo. From 2016NLEEC.

A look at the Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service. From Alan Baker.

Recorded livestream of a wedding reception at Zamora Shrine Temple in Irondale. From Zachary Long.

A look at the Redmont Distilling Company in Lakeview. From Alabama NewsCenter.

R&B singer-songwriter Maxwell performs “Bad Habits” in July at the BJCC Concert Hall. From sherriamor1.

Talking with Heather Campbell of the Birmingham Police Department. From Alabama NewsCenter.

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Vote 2016: Municipal election results for Jefferson, Shelby Counties

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

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It’s an election day, but not the Election Day, across Alabama.

Mayoral race winners from today for cities in Jefferson and Shelby Counties:

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Adamsville: Pam Cairns Palmer
Alabaster: Marty Handlon
Argo: Betty M. Bradley
Brighton: Brandon Dean
Center Point: Tom Henderson
Cordova: Drew Gilbert
Fultondale: Jim Lowery
Harpersville: Don Greene
Homewood: Scott McBrayer
Hoover: Frank Brocato
Irondale: Charles Moore
Leeds: David Miller
Lipscomb: Brenda Renz
Midfield: Gary Richardson
Montevallo: Hollie C. Cost
Morris: Joe Pylant
Mulga: W. Keith Varner
Pelham: Gary Waters
Pinson: Hoyt Sanders
Pleasant Grove: Jerry Brasseale
Tarrant: Loxcil B. Tuck
Trafford: Lee Motes
Vestavia Hills: Ashley C. Curry
Warrior: Johnny Ragland
Westover: Larry Riggins
Wilton: Jessica Smitherman Martin

Runoffs:

  • Chelsea: Dale Neuendorf and Tony Picklesimer
  • Fairfield: Edward May II and Johnnie Wyatt
  • Graysville: Clark Julio Davis and Mary Sue Morgan
  • Hueytown: Delor Baumann and Steve Ware
  • Trussville: Buddy Choat and Anthony Montalto

Runoffs take place Oct. 4.

The general election takes place Nov. 8.

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Vote 2016: Municipal elections today

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Voting, by Liz West

Surprise. You may be voting for your city officials today without realizing it.

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Polls open at 7 a.m. in 50 towns across Jefferson and Shelby Counties. Voters will select mayors and council members in these municipal races.

The precincts close at 7 p.m. Runoff races, if needed, will be held on Oct. 4.

Cities in Jefferson and Shelby Counties holding elections today:

Adamsville
Alabaster
Argo
Brighton
Brookside
Calera
Cardiff
Center Point
Chelsea
Clay
Columbiana
Cordova
County Line
Fairfield
Fultondale
Gardendale
Graysville
Harpersville
Hayden
Helena
Homewood
Hoover
Hueytown
Indian Springs Village
Irondale
Kimberly
Leeds
Lipscomb
Maytown
Midfield
Montevallo
Moody
Morris
Mountain Brook
Mulga
North Johns
Pelham
Pinson
Pleasant Grove
Sumiton
Sylvan Springs
Tarrant
Trafford
Trussville
Vestavia Hills
Vincent
Warrior
Westover
Wilsonville
Wilton

The madness that is the national Election Day is Nov. 8.

Also:

Video: WIAT-42 report on last week’s Hoover mayoral forum

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The Birmingham channel: 500,000 seconds of summer

Monday, August 15th, 2016

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Scenes from Vacation Bible School. From Luz Clemente.

Time-lapse footage of summer clouds from Red Mountain. From DikByrd.

Stock footage of Birmingham’s skyline available for use from CNN. From CNN.

Driving along I-20. From Herro HD Videos.

Los Angeles rock band Hey Violet performs “I Can Feel It” in July at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre in Pelham. From Grayce Redwine.

Brazilian jazz singer Pericles Emmanuel performs “Rabaz de Bem” in his kitchen in Vestavia Hills. From Kiki Mode.

Peter J. Leithart of Birmingham’s Theopolis Institute speaks on “Gospel as Atonement Theory: The Jesus of History and the Christ of the Cross” in February at Baylor University Honors College. From Baylor Honors College.

Australian rock band 5 Seconds of Summer performs “Jet Black Heart” in July at Oak Mountain Amphitheatre. From Chloe Elizabeth.

Time-lapse footage from Railroad Park of a July afternoon storm rolling into downtown Birmingham. From ABC-33/40.

Birmingham members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at Hulaco Youth and Family Camp in Morgan County. From Rachael Joyce.

Alabama Prophetic Roundtable and Statewide Gathering in July at King’s Way Church in Irondale. From King’s Way Church.

Nat Jackson homegoing in July. From Scott King.

Brazilian jiu-jitsu basics class highlights. From Lion Heart Martial Arts Academy.

Hot Rod Madness visits the 7th annual Park in the Park Antique Car Show in July at Avondale Park. From Tim Bearden.

Biking in July. From Jeff McCord.

“Clean Inside” at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in the North Pratt neighborhood. From Kajbass.

Mobile lifestyle blogger Mrs. Erica tours the Grand Bohemian Hotel in Mountain Brook during a business trip. From Mrs. Erica.

Rasheed Alhajeri’s patient testimonial for Dr. Kenneth Bramlett at the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Clinic of Alabama in Vestavia Hills. From Finditbham.com.

Music video for “Pack It Up” by Birmingham pop band Dommel Mosel. From Adam Measel.

Alabama Power crew working at night to restore power to North Birmingham. From Panorama Computer Services.

Birmingham Bolts at Las Vegas Outlaws in Week No. 7 of the XFL in 2001. From Tony Mollick.

Interview with Jermaine Seoposenwe, member of the Samford team and South Africa’s women’s football team, the Banyana Banyana. From CCTV Africa.

Promo for the Gospel Mix Tour in July at the Sheraton Birmingham. From Blockbuster Showdown.

Visiting Atlanta, Cleveland and Ann Arbor after starting at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. From Kome Gaming.

Chattanooga Lookouts vs. Birmingham Barons recap in baseball cards. From Big Orange TTM.

Speaking to staff at Crest Cadillac of Birmingham and Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham, both in Hoover. From Chris Rogers.

The Birmingham Boys Choir — along with members of the Chattanooga Boys Choir and Cincinnati Boychoir — performs “A Little Pretty Bonny Lass” in June at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church. From Birmingham Boys Choir.

A look at private home concert series Small Stages. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Music video for “Pray” from Birmingham rapper Photo Slim. From Photo Slim BFC.

Arden Blackwell of Ensley Alive describes the power of art. From Birmingham Museum of Art.

Prosperity gospel program dfree at the Christian Education Congress, National Baptist Convention, in June at the BJCC Meeting Rooms. From My dfree.

Chattanooga Roller Girls at Tragic City Rollers in July at Zamora Shrine Temple in Irondale. From PCP Gives You Wheels!

Brandon Russell on “Performance Tooling in Visual Studio 2015” at July’s Birmingham .NET meeting at Samford University. From Birmingham .NET Meetup.

Interview with Birmingham comedian Lady B, a k a Stephanie Byrd. From Elmore Management.

A new statue of Willie Mays serves as a tribute to Don Logan, owner of the Birmingham Barons. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Talking with Greg Wingo of Tech Birmingham and Sloss Tech. From Hark.

Slam dunk contest between J.D. Williams and Dooley Petty in May at Woodlawn High. From AL.com.

Spring kickball match between the Wolf of Ball Street and the Brew Jays at George Ward Park in the Glen Iris neighborhood. From Brett Burkholder.

Mexican band Grupo Bryndis performs in May at El Sol on Valley Avenue. From Homero Manriquez.

Car crash on I-20 [at 2:06]. From Pluto Max.

Dancing to “Toxic” at March’s Showstopper competition at the Sheraton Birmingham. From Eagles Landing Dance Center Videos.

Independence Day road trip to Birmingham includes Birmingham Zoo, fireworks and the UAB Summer Band. From Caleb Ramey.

Pennsylvania hard rock band Crobot performs “Hold on for Dear Life” in July at the Syndicate Lounge on Southside. From Corigan69.

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The Birmingham channel: Chasing bubbles

Monday, August 8th, 2016

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Bengali news channel 24 Ghanta visits the Khadi stall to visit with musician Surojit Chatterjee of the band Bhoomi at July’s Bangamela at Shades Valley High School in Irondale. From Sayantan Das Adhikari.

The return (our vertical video of the week). From Nikko Jackson.

A report from 24 Ghanta on the Birmingham Museum of Art. From 24 Ghanta.

Ripcord Bamaboy A-Day Party featuring DJ New Era and Firehouse at Club M in Graymont. From Gregory Charles.

Promotional video for Weather Guard Metal Roofing in Irondale. From WGRoofs.

Laura Huckabee-Jennings, CEO of Huntsville consulting firm Transcend, gives the opening keynote at May’s PowHERful Summit at the Sheraton Birmingham downtown. From Transcend.

Hanging out with the grandparents. From Dallas Georgia.

Highlight reel from the 2009 National Speech and Debate Awards in Birmingham. From Aftermontana.

The Pants Store’s 2016 Summer Lifestyle Lookbook, shot on Lake Martin. From Pants Store.

Career Concept’s Marlene Wallace works with Frankly Speaking Communications’ Donna Francavilla for media training. From Donna Francavilla.

Jordan Whisenhunt of Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham in Hoover on Independence Day. From Mercedes-Benz of Birmingham.

Trains from the first half of 2016. From the Suited Cat Productions.

Saint Louis Theatre on Ice performs at the 9th annual Theatre on Ice National Competition in June at the Pelham Ice Arena. From Nick Neuberger.

Auburn country singer Charlie Muncaster performs in October at WorkPlay in Lakeview. From Jerry W. Henry.

Chuck E. Cheese performs “Nothing Like a Walk” at the Inverness restaurant. From Bigmyke0913.

Busking on Southside. From Gibril Davies.

Randy and Anna visit the Tip Top Grill in the Bluff Park neighborhood of Hoover. From Randy and Anna.

Parker Briggs batting at July’s Top 96 baseball clinic at Birmingham-Southern (our other vertical video of the week). From Michael Briggs.

Outside the Red Mountain water works tunnel. From MrTropics64.

Watching the train go by. From CSXQ614.

Highlights from Aviate hat company’s 1-year anniversary party in June at Saturn in Avondale. From Crooked Tree Productions.

Reporter Lauren Walsh makes a new friend while waiting to report live from a housing community in July. From ABC-33/40.

Compilation of videos, including driving through downtown. From Alabama Pickers.

Highlights from the 2016 Barry-Guyton family reunion in July. From Oscar Guyton.

Driving south on I-65. From FlightStayScanner.com.

Missouri rock band Shaman’s Harvest performs “In Chains” in June at Iron City on Southside. From Tara Thompson.

Promo for August fund-raiser Vino and Van Gogh for United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham. From UCP Birmingham.

Chaos at a crime scene in 1997. From Matthew Cipolla.

A look at Cars and Coffee at Hoover Tactical Firearms. From Hobie’s Concepts.

Music video for “Double Up” by Tuscaloosa rapper Bama Loc, filmed in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa. From Boss Level Entertainment.

A meeting at Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ Restaurant in Five Points South (our other other vertical video of the week). From Fredred Jones.

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The Birmingham channel: Super deluxe heat wave edition

Monday, August 1st, 2016

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Firing a Glock on the shooting range at the Steel Challenge, Brock’s Gap Training Center in Hoover. From Thomas Wright.

Grupo Exterminador performs at a rodeo in Birmingham. From Wisin Toribio.

Birmingham musician Justin Gannon performs “Baba O’Riley” at the Light the Night fund-raising walk in Huntsville (our vertical video of the week). From Kathy Rainwater.

Computer simulation of a game between the New Orleans Saints and the USFL’s Birmingham Stallions. From Dennis Crowley.

Let’s Play session from Birmingham YouTube gamer Epic Dan22 on “Destiny.” From Epic Dan22.

“Fultondale: A house was set alight on 1300 block of Old Walker Chapel Road, north of Birmingham, after neighbors reported that lightning struck the house on June 27. One person was in the house at the time, but no injuries were reported. Courtesy of Robert West.” From Storyful News.

“Martin Luther King, Charles Billups, and the Miracle March in Birmingham: A Daughter (Helene Rene Billups Baker) Tells Her Story.” Filmed in February at the Tempe campus of Arizona State University. From Arizona State University – English.

A look at the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church through Minecraft. From MrMinecraft5318.

Drone footage of Vulcan at night. From New Recollections.

Birdies at the airport. From Maniac Mike.

Juneteenth Celebration at Birmingham Civil Rights Institute downtown. From Courtney Chandler.

Driving to and competing in the June’s Magic City Mega Bowl. From Josh Rhoads.

Rapping onstage (our other vertical video of the week). From 205Eye Candy.

Driving to Brookwood Baptist Health hospital in Homewood. From Koke Hernandez.

Denver’s Ice Theatre of the Rockies performs at the 9th annual Theatre on Ice National Competition in June at the Pelham Ice Arena. From Chubafelix Spamcatcher.

Scenes from the “Ghetto Gumbo” release party by Birmingham native and rapper Goldmouth, at Cresendo Bar and Lounge on Southside. From Gregory Charles.

Promotional video for Total Alloy Steel Service Company in the Oxmoor neighborhood of Birmingham. From TASSCO.

Demo reel for ABC-33/40 reporter Lauren Walsh. From Lauren Walsh.

Promo for July’s Next Level Football Camp at Legion Field with Jeremy Towns and Nick Williams of the Kansas City Chiefs. From Picture This Media Group.

Birmingham punk band Bad Example performs in June at Spice World in Hattiesburg, Miss. From TLLYHC.

Markini Bangla performs “Sohorer Ushnotomo Dine” at July’s Bangamela at Shades Valley High School in Irondale. From Shamikgayen.

Black Lives Matter protest in July at Kelly Ingram Park downtown (our other other vertical video of the week). From Time Ending.

More from the protest. From al.com.

Birmingham show “Special People and Places” visits Rickwood Field. From Larry and Margaret Lee.

Brad Keselowski, 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion and three-time Talladega winner, races on a cooler in April outside Dreamland Bar‑B‑Que on Southside (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Brad Keselowski.

“The Other Side” observes Day 21 of Ramadan. From Zahir-Taj Zakir.

Houston singer-songwriter Hayes Carll and Austin singer Emily Gimble perform “Another Like You” in June at Saturn in Avondale (our other other other other vertical video of the week). From Rachel Evans.

Time-lapse footage of landing in Birmingham. From Donald Barger.

Brent Ingram performs at open-mic night at the Stardome Comedy Club in Hoover (our other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Angie Ingram.

Charlotte hip-hop violinist Daniel D. performs at June’s Jazz in the Park event at East Lake Park. From Daniel Davis.

Memphis lacrosse player packs for a Birmingham tournament. From Bluff City Stringing.

Jamming on gospel at the Guitar Center in Hoover. From Scott Shorr.

Preston Goldfarb conducts his final soccer camp at Birmingham-Southern College after 31 years. From Alabama NewsCenter.

Global Movement Project circus troupe. From Leisha Knight.

The 1967 Iron Bowl at Legion Field, the first night game of the series. From Bama Rewind.

Racing by with a flag (our other other other other other other vertical video of the week). From Fast Religion Racing.

A look inside the Red Mountain Bald Eagle iron ore mine. From MrTropics64.

The Pixies perform “Gouge Away” in 2015 at Iron City on Southside. From treser62.

A lone CSX engine rolls by. From Devin Turner.

Chicagoland Ice Theatre performs “The Addams Family” at the 9th annual Theatre on Ice National Competition in June at the Pelham Ice Arena. From Caysie Reuter.

Erick Rowan with Luke Harper and Braun Strowman vs. the Big Show at February’s WWE Monday Night Raw at Legacy Arena downtown. From Marpando Pando.

Driving I-65 to I-22 through a storm. From Aleksa Curcic.

George Wehby of the Lion Heart Martial Arts Academy shares his daily vLog Mindset Minute. From Lion Heart Martial Arts Academy.

Allison Black-Cornelius leads a tour of the Greater Birmingham Humane Society’s Homewood facility. From Insouth Production.

Dr. Michael Bivins of Urology Centers of Alabama demonstrates the ileal conduit procedure using robotic surgery. From Urology Center of Alabama.

Driving through a flash flood area. From WIAT-42.

A look at the Freelife Experience Tour in June at New Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church in the Brown Springs neighborhood. From Luke Garison.

Demo reel for Darrell Leonard, a director, writer and producer from Birmingham, living in Los Angeles. From Darrell Leonard.

The Peoria Pirates vs. Birmingham Steeldogs in a 2004 arena football match at the BJCC Arena. From Arena Football Fan.

Promo for July’s Young Professionals Summit. From Alabama Media Group.

Cycling around downtown. From William Green.

Peeking in on the fifth grade graduation ceremony at Adamsville Elementary (our final vertical video of the week). From Scmehthatifitcool.

Behind the scenes at T Jae Tha 6th Man’s recording session at Audiostate 55 in Woodlawn. From Christopher Mosley.

Tuscaloosa’s Ro dancing in downtown Birmingham. From Fred.

The Camp NOW Civil Rights Tour visits Birmingham, including the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, 16th Street Baptist Church and Sloss Furnaces, along with stops in Montgomery. From the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change.

Watching trains in Irondale, Trussville and the Lakeview district. From Restricting Signal Productions.

Commercial for Birmingham comedian Bennie Mac. From Elkinski Design.

Photojournalist Wanda Benvenutti speaks during the opening night of “Wanda Benvenutti’s American Boricua: Puerto Rican Life in the United States” in November at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute downtown. From American Boricua.

Hunter and Annie Moore’s first dance. From FilmTone Media.

Magic City Edge, the Birmingham Figure Skating Club’s new Theater on Ice Team, performs at the 9th annual Theatre on Ice National Competition in June at the Pelham Ice Arena. From Saxena Video Productions.

A look in side the Red Mountain eastern iron ore mine. From MrTropics64.

Alabama metal band Hexxus performs in July at Saturn in Avondale. From Nikki Steele.

Lynyrd Skynyrd performs “Sweet Home Alabama” and “Free Bird” during its 1987 Tribute Tour at the BJCC Arena downtown. From Ktwebbdevil.

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The Birmingham channel: The sporting life, summer edition

Monday, July 25th, 2016

A look at Birmingham in videos …

Drone footage of June’s Slide the City waterslide in Vestavia Hills. From Kevin Henderson.

Promo for a Birmingham roofing contractor. From Magic Mama Marketing.

The Birmingham Bolts defeat the New York/New Jersey Hitmen 19-12 in its first XFL victory in February 2001 at Giants Stadium. From Tony Mollick.

North Carolina State vs. Rutgers in the 2008 PapaJohns.com Bowl at Legion Field. From One-Hour Football.

Birmingham singer Jennifer Moriel performs “Feelings” (our vertical video of the week). From Jennifer Rainey.

Biking to Miss Myra’s in June. From Jeff McCord.

The Lakeshore Foundation provides a training ground and a home for the U.S. wheelchair rugby team in Homewood. From Team USA.

Visiting the Home Depot (our other vertical video of the week) for Fast Religion Racing motorcycle parts in Ensley. From Fast Religion Racing.


Plus, first customer at Fast Religion Racing.

Reaction to the Supreme Court decision on DACA and DAPA by Birmingham organizations Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama and Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice. From Latino News.

Bull riding at June’s Birmingham Black Rodeo at Legacy Arena downtown. From WTUG-FM 92.9.

The Paralympic movement’s home in Birmingham. From Team USA.

Takeoff on a sunny day from Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. From Mohammad Shalabi Abdelgawwad.

One hour of train footage. From tjtrainzCSX.

Birmingham Hammers at Memphis City in June. From Memphis City FC.

Promo video for the Tannehill Promenade shopping center, with drone footage. From Kyle Stonis.

“Moonlight Sonata” at the Christ Church School of Fine Arts 2016 recital in the Valleydale area of Hoover. From Christ Church Fine Arts.

Hanging out with Mario Addison of the Carolina Panthers. From Yeoli Livunts.

Banda Clave Nueva performs in June at El Mega Sol nightclub on Valley Avenue (our other other vertical video of the week). From Jazmine Cruz.

A look at Hotel Highland in Five Points South (our other other other vertical video of the week). From Michael Somers.

Hitting the thrift stores, plus a visit to see parents Birmingham. From Alabama Pickers.

Drone footage of a Birmingham elementary school group’s marine science retreat in Gulf Shores. From Gulf Shores Beach Retreat.

Birmingham R&B singer Erykah J and the Band performs “Call My Name” at April’s Magic City Art Connection in Linn Park. From Erykah J. Music.

Teeing off at the 16th annual Greystone Invitational in June in Hoover. From Dale Gorham.

Controversy over a private gym at the Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. From WIAT-42.

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