via Alan’s Facebook!
Nearly 19 years ago, Alan Hunter co-founded Sidewalk Film Fest. It’s fitting: all his life has been dedicated to entertainment, from his time as one of MTV’s original video jockeys to his work in Sidewalk to his current job at Sirius XM’s 80’s on 8 channel. We asked Alan to look back on his time coordinating the festival over the years, and to look forward to this year’s festival. Take a trip with us!
Continue reading “Sidewalk Film Fest co-founder Alan Hunter celebrates (almost) 19 years of Birmingham film”
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This week in Birmingham, build yourself up, discover what others have built, listen to some great music, and more! As always, band names will link to music from that band, so don’t click unless you’re sure your boss won’t mind!
Tested tries out the Samsung Gear VR, one of the devices available to test at Sidewalk Film Fest this year
Sidewalk Film Festival will highlight a new way to experience film this year! Virtual and Augmented Reality can bring movies to life in entirely new ways. Sidewalk will offer VR and AR content both days this year. The catch? You have to sign up in advance!
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Gentlemen, start your rotors – via funkykit.com
Car races have history in Alabama, and there are even aerial races (though nowhere near the Magic City), but what about drones? FPV, or first-person view, drone races have become increasingly popular across America.
Continue reading “Alabama interest in FPV racing soars to new heights”
via Sara Franklin
The Hoover Police Department has a message for neighborhoods: you’re not alone, and you have the power to make things better. The 2017 National Night Out, sponsored by Target, is coming up.
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This upcoming week promises lectures, movies, alcohol, and festivals! As always, there are more events on our dedicated event calendar, and any band name links should be assumed to involve auto-playing music, so be careful if you’re reading at work!
Continue reading “Birmingham Top Things to do: July 26th through August 1st”
“Firehouse,” a DIY music documentary directed by UAB students Betserai Ashanti, Terry Gentry, and Zachary Rogers, will also show at Sidewalk 2017
Sidewalk Film Festival has been around for almost 20 years! Yesterday, they announced their opening and closing films. Continue reading “Sidewalk Film Festival announces their opening and closing movies”
From their pop-up, via @shushopbham on instagram
Would you eat at a Shu Shop? Birminghamians probably know the Red Pearl as where you go if you want an authentic Chinese experience. What about Japanese food? Birmingham hasn’t had any really authentic Japanese restaurants. But yesterday I attended a soft-launch of Shu Shop with some friends (one of whom lived in Japan for years during college), and the verdict has arrived.
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A quick and dirty guide to how the new broadband works
What does broadband have to do with Birmingham?
Continue reading “AT&T commits to bringing broadband to over 66,000 rural Alabamians”
The Talent Recruitment Project, meeting at AT&T – via the BBA
Sloss Tech and Sloss Fest just didn’t pack enough into a single weekend. The Birmingham Business Alliance joins the fray for three days, via their Sloss Experience!
Continue reading “The Birmingham Business Alliance’s Talent Recruitment Program, Sloss, and you”
The only exit for Trussville Springs residents while trains block the tracks – via the Trussville Tribune
Norfolk Southern might bring in almost 2,000 jobs statewide, but residents of Trussville aren’t impressed.
Continue reading “Norfolk Southern (still) keeps residents out of their own homes”
You don’t think your favorite content producers are going to pay to reach you, do you? – via battleforthenet.com
You might have noticed that Netflix, Reddit, Kickstarter, Spotify, and
a ton more websites added an element. Wondering what the Battle for the Net is? Read on, because it can (and probably will) affect what you are allowed to see on the internet. Continue reading “Net Neutrality, or why you don’t pay extra for Netflix”
A total eclipse reveals the sun’s corona – via birminghammail.co.uk
Birmingham won’t have a total eclipse on August 21st, but we’ll be pretty close, with over 90% of the sun blocked. This makes preparing to watch the eclipse important! So how do you prepare?
Continue reading “Bham Now’s guide to viewing the eclipse”
Two Sloss-focused festivals? Oh yeah. – via panoramio.com
This week in Birmingham is
big. How big? Try fighting-with-cardboard, two-festivals, Game-of-Thrones-Season-Premiere big! Remember: band links have music, so be careful if you’re reading this at work! Continue reading “Birmingham top ten: July 12-18”
Greenville, AL’s pollice department also uses body cameras – via WBRC
Birmingham City Council voted on whether to purchase upgraded police body cameras and their related software from AXON Enterprises, makers of the Taser, yesterday.
Continue reading “Birmingham Police Department eyes new and improved body cams”