Brad Morton sells Rotary Trail studio—hear future plans including a move to the Thomas Project

Brad Morton’s courtyard featuring personal work. Photo via Bham Now

Though you may not know the man, you definitely know his work. The modern, giant nuns in front of St. Vincent’s Hospital, the teacher and students at Altamont School and many other iconic sculptures are all made by Brad Morton at Morton Studios on 2119 1st Ave South. Now, he’s packing up and moving his work to different areas in the city—including The Thomas Project. This comes on the heels of City Trail View LLC purchasing his studio property on the Rotary Trail.

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Incredible virtual resource will aid local educators this school year

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Shiva Nataraja from India. Photo courtesy of the Birmingham Museum of Art

As teachers race for accessible pathways to online learning, the Birmingham Museum of Art released a key resource that provides innovative concepts for virtual education. Learn how Culture Bridge: eLearning Across Asia will be a game-changer for educators and their K-12 students.

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Work smarter and harder this week in Birmingham with new jobs + buzzy events

The mighty man who lives in Birmingham. Photo via @AlexKiker12 on Twitter

Join us during your one-stop-shop for getting smarter, healthier and amazing at all things business. Ok, maybe we can’t promise one newsletter will do all of that, but we do have the tools to help you score a sick job and give you a few discussion topics to fill the silence before your next work meeting starts.

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60+ local biz participate in Birmingham Restaurant Week Aug. 14-Aug. 31

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Eugene’s Hot Chicken Photo courtesy of Birmingham Restaurant Week

It’s no secret Birmingham likes to eat and why wouldn’t we when our culinary scene is FIRE. Sink your teeth into the Magic City’s crème de la crème during the 11th annual Birmingham Restaurant Week (BRW), presented by Spire, Friday, Aug. 14 through Monday, Aug. 31. Over two weeks of dining out deals? Hand me my fork. STAY TUNED: BRW is unmasking the menus on Monday, August 10.

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9 Birmingham delis ranging from 5-80 years old

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Let’s dive in! Photo courtesy of Mr.P’s Deli via Burton Advertising

Any way you stack it, Birmingham’s delis live up to the hype of New York’s. French dips and classic Reubens fill up the menus and your bellies at local spots that have called the Magic City home for decades. My only question for you is—are you going to eat that pickle?

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Not just for summer camp— tie-dye trends tackle Birmingham

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Yay or nay—is tie-dye a staple in your closet? Photo by Jason Yoder on Unspalsh

Tie-dye isn’t a trend that plans on hitting the road like chevron stripes or peplum tops any time soon. Hey—if Crocs can make a comeback who’s to say anything is safe. Birmingham biz isn’t one to shy away from rubber bands and bottled dye and their stock of the colorful print includes everything from clothing to cakes.

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TikTok, drive-up job fairs + new developments in the Birmingham biz world

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Happy Tuesday, Birmingham! Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Will TikTok get banned? Can I live in the same building I work in and not have it be weird? Will you rock that interview? Find out in this edition of the Tuesday Newsletter brought to you by the 150th day of March.

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5 podcasts with Birmingham ties you wish you knew about earlier

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Alana Baumann and Samra Michael from SHE WELL READ. Photo courtesy of SHE WELL READ via Mallory Barry photography

Sometimes when I’m reading before bed I think—”I wish I could do this, but with my eyes shut” and then I remember podcasts exist. Whether you’re using it to unwind, educate yourself or discover something new, podcasts bring us into entirely different worlds. Add these five with Birmingham ties to your queue that check off all the boxes to great listening.

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12 can’t miss films at Sidewalk Film Festival + 15% off tickets with BHAMNOW15

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Get your tickets using the code BHAMNOW15 for 15% off. Photo via Sidewalk Film

Buckle up—the 2020 Sidewalk Film Festival at the Grand River Drive-In isn’t stalling despite its overload of impressive films. Creative Director Rachel Morgan filled us in on when we should keep our eye to the screen and radio turned up. Buy tickets today to the festival August 24-30, sponsored by Regions Bank, and get 15% off when you use the code BHAMNOW15.

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5 reasons why we can’t wait for Mercantile on Morris to open its doors

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Historic and future home to bars, retail and more—we can’t wait! Photo courtesy of Orchestra Partners

The buzz around Birmingham is that Mercantile on Morris, a residential and commercial development on Morris Avenue, is set to take over the Magic City as the end-all-be-all to living the ultimate downtown lifestyle. Even better news? There are still units available—call 205.579.9696 to set up a tour with the Lynlee Hughs Team at Arc Realty today.

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Busted. 7 myths about working out with Orangetheory + special offer

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Let’s get into it. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Think you know what it really feels like to be a part of the Orangetheory community? We threw one of our own team members into the belly of the beast and, spoiler alert, she not only survived—she THRIVED. Just try to prove these myths right—we dare you.

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Here comes the (business) boom—tech events, jobs + more in Birmingham

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Stormy days or blue skies, Birmingham always looks great. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

We’ve loaded up this content akin to a Super Shaggy Sandwich with business events, resources and juicy deets on what’s buzzy in the Birmingham business world. Let’s dive-in, shall we?

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Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event this Saturday, July 25

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If you’ve got it, dump it (safely). Photo via Jefferson County Department of Health

It’s time to get rid of all that toxic energy in your life, and we’re not just talking about your ex-boyfriend. The Jefferson County Department of Health and other city participants is holding a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event free to all residents of Jefferson County on Saturday, July 25 from 8AM-11:30AM, or until capacity is met.

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