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100 Minutes on the Hilltop at BSC. Ten speakers. Ten minutes each. Ten big ideas.

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“The Hilltop.” Photo courtesy of Birmingham-Southern College

On April 28, Birmingham-Southern College will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the merger of its two parent institutions in Birmingham with a special series of TED Talk-like presentations by current students, alumni and faculty.

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Jim Henson and muppet Kermit the Frog got their start at Red Diamond in Birmingham

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Jim Henson with Kermit the Frog. Photo via Benno Friedman:Corbis.

You’ve heard of The Muppets. The well-known and beloved puppets created by the incredibly imaginative puppeteer, Jim Henson. But did you know that one of Henson’s most popular puppets, Kermit the Frog, actually got their start at Red Diamond in Birmingham? Continue reading “Jim Henson and muppet Kermit the Frog got their start at Red Diamond in Birmingham”

Birmingham’s Sidewalk Film Center & Cinema reaches fundraising milestone

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Since 1999, filmmakers from across the country and around the world have come to Birmingham to screen their work at Sidewalk. MAKE MOVIE MAGIC, a campaign to fund the Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema is well underway to create a permanent home for this innovative and important piece of Birmingham’s cultural puzzle.

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Here’s what Birmingham thinks about horse-drawn carriages so far …

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Kevin Joseph, a licensed tour guide and carriage driver at Royal Carriages in New Orleans, Louisiana, conducting a ghost tour on a mule-drawn carriage. Photo via Royal Carriages.

Horse and mule-drawn carriages are staples of tourist activity in locales like New Orleans, Charleston and New York City. They are also heavily regulated. Will Birmingham take a cue from these cities? Residents are concerned.

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New University of Montevallo Center for the Arts a boost for the campus and community

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Rendering of the new University of Montevallo Center for the Arts. Photo courtesy of University of Montevallo.

Earlier this week, the University of Montevallo held a ground-breaking ceremony on campus announcing the construction of its new multi-million-dollar Center for the Arts.

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Join Birmingham’s Neverthirst at Avondale Park, May 5; bring clean water to those in need around the world

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Did you know worldwide, everyday, 2,195 children die from waterborne diseases?

Birmingham based non-profit, Neverthirst, has made it their mission to combat such an issue through advancing “the Gospel through clean water worldwide”.

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Birmingham’s Motivated Movers’ 7 simple tips to make moving easy, pain-free

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Our movers are wrap artists. Photo: Motivated Movers.

Packing and moving…at some point in your life both of these things will likely be necessary. You might have heard accounts of stressful, even problematic moving experiences.

Those stresses can be eased with good planning, preparation, and with help from a professional moving company.

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Fortune Magazine names Nick Saban and Tim Cook to World’s 50 Greatest Leaders list

Photo/graphic from University of Alabama Football Facebook page recognizing Coach Saban’s #12 ranking on Fortune Magazine Greatest Leaders in the World list.

Fortune Magazine has named University of Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban and Apple CEO and Alabama native Tim Cook to their World’s 50 Greatest Leaders list for 2018.

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Birmingham’s Community Affairs Committee Young Partners come together for “A Youth Town Hall on Gun Violence” panel discussion, April 23

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2017 CAC Young Partners. Photo via CAC Young Partner’s Facebook page.

The Community Affairs Committee Young Partners (CAC YP) are coming together on Mon., April 23 for a panel discussion titled “A Youth Town Hall on Gun Violence” to share their thoughts and ideas on how to squash gun violence in Birmingham area high schools. Continue reading “Birmingham’s Community Affairs Committee Young Partners come together for “A Youth Town Hall on Gun Violence” panel discussion, April 23”