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 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”

Find incredible deals on over 100,000 items at the Junior League of Birmingham’s Bargain Carousel event, April 26-29

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Shoppers at Bargain Carousel 2017. Photo via Bargain Carousel’s Facebook page.

Are you a bargain shopper? Well get ready to throw some elbows and rack up some incredible loot at Bargain Carousel, happening April 26-29. Continue reading “Find incredible deals on over 100,000 items at the Junior League of Birmingham’s Bargain Carousel event, April 26-29”

Check out volunteer opportunities at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama

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William Coppess (left) and Scott Taylor (right) volunteering at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama. Photo courtesy of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama.

Help keep the heart of Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama beating by becoming a volunteer this summer.

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Rick Bragg, Alabama author, to have signing for new book at Books-A-Million in  Huntsville

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Rick Bragg, author of “The Best Cook in the World”. Photo courtesy of Books-A-Million.

Join Books-A-Million in Huntsville, Saturday, April 28 at 2pm for a book signing to celebrate beloved Alabama author Rick Bragg’s newest book: “The Best Cook in the World: Tales from My Momma’s Table”. Continue reading “Rick Bragg, Alabama author, to have signing for new book at Books-A-Million in  Huntsville”

Discover, explore, create and learn when you volunteer at Birmingham’s McWane Science Center

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Photo via McWane Science Center’s Facebook page.

Learn about more than 50 species of saltwater life. Educate young inventors with inventive thinking. Welcome a family to the IMAX Dome Theatre. Whether you’re interested in learning and discovering or service and assistance, as a volunteer at the McWane Science Center, you’ll be met with all sorts of challenges and rewarding adventures. Continue reading “Discover, explore, create and learn when you volunteer at Birmingham’s McWane Science Center”

Get a sneak peek into the Broadway hit Smokey Joe’s Cafe coming to Birmingham’s Red Mountain Theatre Company May 11-27

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Use discount code bhamnow7 to save $7.00 by Sunday, May 6th.  You’ve heard of Smokey Joe’s Café. Now you have a chance to see this famous Broadway musical in Birmingham. The talented actors of Red Mountain Theatre Company (RMTC) will light up the stage in this classic musical revue May 11-27.  Keep reading to get a sneak peek into the show. Continue reading “Get a sneak peek into the Broadway hit Smokey Joe’s Cafe coming to Birmingham’s Red Mountain Theatre Company May 11-27”

The ultimate service guide to downtown Birmingham

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Downtown Birmingham. Photo via Jacob Blankenship.

Ugh, my car is filthy. Ew, my nails really need a manicure. Mmm, I could really go for a snack. You may have had thoughts like these as you head downtown for a meeting or some other reason. But when you don’t have time to head over the mountain, where can you go for services like these that are close by? Find out by checking out this ultimate service guide to downtown Birmingham.  Continue reading “The ultimate service guide to downtown Birmingham”

Connect with Birmingham’s public libraries during National Library Week, April 8-14

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Judith Wright, Teen Librarian at the Homewood Public Library. Photo via Judith Wright.

Do you know what’s happening at Birmingham’s many public libraries? Now is the time to discover what they have to offer during National Library Week, April 8-14, 2018. Continue reading “Connect with Birmingham’s public libraries during National Library Week, April 8-14”

Apple CEO Tim Cook to receive 2018 Human Rights Award by Birmingham Metro Southern Christian Leadership Conference

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“I have a dream.”

This infamous quote has captivated the world since it was first stated in 1963 by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Now, as part of its observance of the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination, the Birmingham Metro Southern Christian Leadership Conference is hosting their annual Keeper of the Dream Awards Banquet on April 4. This year, the organization will honor Apple CEO Tim Cook with its 2018 Human Rights Award. Continue reading “Apple CEO Tim Cook to receive 2018 Human Rights Award by Birmingham Metro Southern Christian Leadership Conference”