Today marks the one year anniversary of the April 27 Alabama tornadoes. Please pause to reflect on how valuable life is and how to help. The regular Friday Fun column will resume next week.
A hearty congratulations to Cayenne Creative for taking home the Best of Show prize in the District 7 ADDY Awards. There is a considerable amount of design talent throughout town, and this bunch is consistently among the best.
So who is the big winner? Come by and check it out. AIGA Birmingham presents an Emerging Designer Showcase April 1 from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. at Matthew’s Bar and Grill, 2208 Morris Ave., Birmingham. sponsored by AIGA Birmingham, Forstall Art Supply Center and Matthew’s Bar and Grill. The juried show will spotlight up-and-coming talent … Read more
I am proud to say that the work in the showcase is going to be awesome! We’ve got some real talent and I only see it getting bigger and better. I would like to thank each of our judges: Marion Powers, Sara Cannon and Anna Dembo.
AIGA Birmingham presents an Emerging Designer Showcase April 1 from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. at Matthew’s Bar and Grill, 2208 Morris Ave., Birmingham. sponsored by AIGA Birmingham, Forstall Art Supply Center and Matthew’s Bar and Grill. The juried show will spotlight up-and-coming talent from Birmingham and beyond. Come mingle, enjoy the exhibit and meet the … Read more
Psychedelic rock band The Dirty Lungs will be playing with Stoned Cobra tonight at Matthew’s Bar and Grill. I’ve seen these guys play at Bottletree a couple of times. They are definitely worth the $7 cover fee. It starts at 7 p.m. See you at the show!
Today’s edition of Friday Fun features last night’s ADDY Award Show winners. UAB students stole the show in most of the categories they entered. Yours truly walked away with a gold and a silver trophy for back-to-back winning years, but I’m not alone. Fellow partner-in-crime Brittany Fox will also be headed for a consecutive run at … Read more
I would like to proudly announce tonight is Birmingham’s 54th Annual American Advertising Federation ADDY Awards. It will be a chance to celebrate some truly spectacular work from my local creative community and a glimpse into what makes a good ad. This year’s theme was a nob to the golden age of advertising–the 60s–so dust … Read more
Former UAB ArtLab curator Brett Levine talks to handful of salt about his new role as curator of San Francisco’s Museum of Craft and Design. I know I certain enjoyed many of the exhibitions he brought to Birmingham, and I know many of those shows would never have come to Alabama without him. One of the … Read more
Kaleidoscope reporter Eric Roberts brews a good tale about one of Birmingham’s favorite beer makers. Alabama Governor Robert Bentley legalized taprooms at Microbreweries this year which made the craft beer industry in the state that much easier. The act allows microbreweries to sell alcohol without any limits on the selling of other food or drink … Read more
Anyone who attends UAB just knows that parking is a complete pain. One of my buddies created this video while running late to our web class. Thank you Jonathan Greene. It’s hilarious, but does contain foul language. I think I’m just going to walk to school. Sorry guys. This was supposed to automatically publish at … Read more
There is no shortage of bizarre news floating around town. It must be something in the water. Pelham Reporter City Editor Neal Wagner writes this piece on a suspect seeing visions. The above image is an 1887 painting by Viktor Vasnetsov. The Pelham Police Department issued a warrant for a Birmingham man after police said … Read more
Hey here’s the post–the audio track file screwed up so I’ll replace it and updated it click back soon. Tragic City Rollers Jam 2011 Season Schedule «. NAME Voodoo Lily GENRE Birmingham roller derby girl president WHERE YOU’VE HEARD THEM They skate at Zamora Shrine Temple in Irondale as (skater owned and operated) derby club. WHY … Read more
Dennis Pillion of al.com reports on the now-stunted storm repair due to a soon-to-be shortage of laborers from new Alabama legislation. Consitutional reform anyone? I predicted that our new “goobernator*” would do something the moment I heard his swearing in speech. I just didn’t think he’d be this reckless, this stupid or this powerful enough to … Read more
My friends at Kaleidoscope found this video from the medical side of campus. I laughed until tears welled in my eyes, but that may have to do an eye infection. Enjoy! UAB employees show their pride | Inside UAB.
The Today Show’s Al Roker rolled into the Magic City with 10 truckloads of relief items for survivors of the April 27 tornbados that swept through the state. Food Network celebrity Paula Deen and her family joined the NBC weatherman on campus in front of the Alys Stephens Center while the Gospel Choir performed. The … Read more
I moved to Alabama as a kid, and my first taste of Alabama history was through local literary legend Kathryn Tucker Windham’s collection “13 Ghosts of Alabama and Jeffrey.” The stories were rich and captivating, and through them there was a snapshot of past life of the characters and the culture in which they lived. I … Read more
The Birmingham Museum of Art recently opened “My Land, My People” an exhibit featuring the photographs of the well known journalist Kathryn Tucker Windham. “Well she is something of a state treasure. It is actually her 90th birthday this year so it’s a great time to celebrate her work and since we are an art … Read more
Birmingham’s own Kyle Whitmire, of the blog Second Front, featured on CNN.COM. We knew the threat was real when little pieces of Tuscaloosa began to drop on Birmingham. For such a violent storm, there was very little rain. Instead, paper receipts from businesses 50 miles away and strangers’ family photos flitted through the air.
The ominous giant tornado swept through Tuscaloosa and toward Birmingham, leveling homes, raining debris and swirling its way into weather record books. The terrifying, live-on-TV tornado, along with dozens of other deadly storms across the state, made Wednesday, April 27, 2011, the deadliest tornado day in Alabama since March 21, 1932, and possibly one of … Read more