UAB Football Breaks Ground on New Training Facility

It has been quite a journey for the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Football team. It’s been two years since the program was shut down and nearly one year since it was reinstated because of the public outcry from the UAB and Birmingham community.

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Fireworks and Johnny Cash

This Friday, the Birmingham Barons are hosting the Pensacola Blue Wahoos to begin closing out this dynamic baseball schedule.

Haven’t been to a Barons game this summer? Do you live under a rock?

None the less, you do not want to miss Friday’s game as it will feature hits by Johnny Cash synced to the exciting firework show!

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Birmingham Mountain Radio Website Gets a Makeover

If you haven’t already seen, or rather, heard the buzz, Birmingham Mountain Radio (107.3 FM!) has gotten a MAJOR website upgrade and redesign that just launched today.

Platypi, a Birmingham-based digital marketing company, designed the website. Emily Nicholson, Platypi Art Director, described the makeover as “retro and modern to reflect the personality of BMR”.

There is just something about a fresh website that makes live-streaming a radio station that much more satisfying. Happy listening, and congrats to the BMR and Platypi crews!

Check it out for yourself at bhammountainradio.com.

Kid Ink to Perform at UAB’s Back to School Concert

The back to school concert at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) will feature Hip-Hop artist Kid Ink. Kid Ink is known for popular songs like “Show Me” feat. Chris Brown, “Main Chick” feat. Chris Brown and Tyga, and “Be Real” feat. Dej Loaf.

UAB students have the chance to open for the “Body Language” artist through a contest hosted by UAB Student Media.

The show starts at 7 pm on August 28th and will take place at the Student Center Amphitheater. The general public can purchase tickets to the show for $10.

6th Annual Birmingham Fashion Week Kicks off Aug. 25th

Birmingham Fashion Week will feature multiple fashion shows from Aug. 25th-Aug. 27th, highlighting both seasoned and rising designers. Headlining designers include Bride by Design star and Birmingham native Heidi Elnora, Abbey Glass, and Rails.

Shows will be at the Historic Boutwell Auditorium. Schedule and ticket information can be found here.

Southern Exposure Film Screening set for Sept. 8th – Free!

Fellows from this year’s Southern Exposure Film Fellowship will screen their films on September 8th. Filmmakers from all over the nation came to Birmingham to participate in the 6-week program. They got the opportunity to learn about and shed light on some of Alabama’s environmental issues.

“To make a film from start to finish in six weeks is no easy feat, and that compressed timeframe is very unusual in documentary filmmaking,” said Michele Forman, Program Director for the Southern Exposure Film Fellowship. “The fellows must research their subjects and film everything they come across–all of the interviews, events, getting shots at a variety of locations–and edit it all together to make a compelling and clear story.”

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Mac Miller comes to Iron City Oct. 18th

Hip-Hop artist Mac Miller will perform at Iron City on October 18th. The show will come a month from the release of his latest album, “The Divine Feminine”, set to drop September 16th. The album will feature singles “Dang!” feat. Anderson .Paak, and “We” feat. CeeLo Green.

Doors for the show open at 7pm.

Get ticket information here.

March in Birmingham to push for Civil Rights National Park

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington, Birmingham residents will march from the A.G. Gaston Motel to Kelly Ingram Park on Sunday, August 28th at 6:00pm. The march hopes to garner support for legislation that would create a Civil Rights National Park in the city known most for its crucial role in the Civil Rights Movement.

There will also be a performance by soul artist, Ledisi, at Kelly Ingram Park.

Learn more and register for the event here.

 

Fall is Right Around the Corner #bham

Let’s be honest, Fall is on everyone’s mind right now.

In a state where we really know the true meaning of 4 seasons, I am confident that Fall is very much-anticipated.

 

 

 

 

You may be asking, “but what am I to do now? Summer’s over, work’s in overdrive, school’s in session, and the festivals have come and gone. Heck! Even the Barons season is coming to an end.”

Well I’m glad you asked! Here is your guide to having a successful Fall in Birmingham.

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