7 reasons to attend the UAB Blazers Football kickoff on August 29th

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UAB Blazers take the field. Photo submitted by UAB Athletics.

Hey, football fans! The 2019 UAB Blazers Football season is just under a week away from kickoff on August 29th at Legion Field. Here are the top 7 reasons to come out to support Birmingham’s favorite fire-breathing football team. Oh, and don’t forget your shakers.

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A sneak peek inside Birmingham’s cultural jewel – Prince Hall Masonic Temple. Photos!

Mr. Dennis Simmons, Endowment Secretary for the Prince Hall Grand Lodge. Photo by Nathan Watson for Bham Now.

Have you heard of the Prince Hall Masonic Temple? Once the cornerstone of Birmingham’s black community, the Masonic Temple Building has since fallen into a state of disrepair. However, the Prince Hall Masons are determined to restore this historic building to its full potential. Hang with me to follow my tour through this cultural jewel of Birmingham’s history.

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Plan your turn-key party with Birmingham caterers, including the new Hastings Catering

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The Hastings Catering team. Photo via Hastings Catering.

Hey party people! Fall will be in Birmingham before you know it. Not soon enough, I might add. That means football parties, holiday parties and family get-togethers. Why not hire one of Birmingham’s wonderful caterers so you can sit back and enjoy the party? We’ve put together a handy-dandy guide to some of Birmingham’s top catering services including the recently announced Hastings Catering.

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Green peanut season: the best time to try the South’s favorite snack

Photo via Alabama Peanut Co. Facebook page.

It’s green peanut season in Birmingham! Boiled peanuts are a staple of Southern cuisine, but did you know that green peanut season is the best time to try this delicious snack?  I spoke with the peanut experts at Alabama Peanut Company in downtown Birmingham to learn more!

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Notable figures buried in Oak Hill and Elmwood Cemeteries

Paul “Bear” Bryant’s grave in Elmwood Cemetery, lavishly decorated by Alabama fans. Photo by Nathan Watson for Bham Now.

Did you know some of Alabama’s most notable figures are buried right here in Birmingham? I visited Oak Hill and Elmwood cemeteries to see the resting place of several influential Birmingham voices.

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Explore Birmingham’s historic theaters, past and present, from downtown to Five-Points South

Birmingham’s Galax Theatre. Photo via cinematreasures.org

Every night, the bright lights of the Lyric and Alabama Theatres are bound to dazzle both visitors and natives alike. I toured downtown to discover what remains of the 73 theaters that once made up the Birmingham Historic Theater district.

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