This week, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra will offer two moving performances, on Thursday and Saturday nights, as part of Violins of Hope. These performances will have added meaning for Alabama Symphony Orchestra music director Carlos Izaray who was a political prisoner in Venezuela.
Clearly, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) was not happy earlier this week with the contractor in charge of the I59/I20 Bridge Replacement project, but it does look like the interstate will reopen before the Thursday morning Birmingham rush hour.
What is bill SB384? It passed on March 26, and Governor Kay Ivey signed it. This bill simply allowed the Birmingham City Council to determine whether or not to allow on-premise alcohol sales in Birmingham starting at 10 a.m. on Sundays.
Last week , as the world paused to mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the Birmingham Public Library (BPL) was busy helping researchers pay tribute to the man who led the 1960s civil rights movement, much of it from Birmingham.
Birmingham, AL is one of 14 US cities to host the Navy. Last month we wrote about Navy Week, April 9-15. Check out the events, festivities and visit sites. Take in a Barons game, visit the McWane Center, stop by Vulcan Park and Museum and support our US sailors!
Earlier this week, the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination was commemorated with activities and events around Kelly Ingram Park, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and 16th Street Baptist Church. The day-long observance culminated in the evening with the Birmingham Metro Southern Christian Leadership Conference hosting their annual Keeper of the Dream Awards Banquet. The event was headlined by Apple CEO and Alabama native Tim Cook.