IndyCar roars into Birmingham with former champions in preparation for April race

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Defending race winner Simon Pagenaud practices at Barber Motorsports Park for the April 21-23 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, via INDYCAR Photo – Chris Jones

Verizon IndyCar Series driver Simon Pagenaud looks at the race track at Birmingham’s Barber Motorsports Park, with its numerous sweeping turns and occasional fast straightaways, and is reminded of the motorcycle course near his hometown in France.

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Chris Rock hates your phone

You wouldn’t record a comedy show… would you? image rehosted from urbanmogullife.com

Anyone going to Chris Rock’s show this Friday will have to check their phone into a Yondr pouch.  As phone cameras and microphones improve and their usage becomes more normal, artists are fighting back.  Enter Yondr, a relatively recent startup renting location-based, lockable, and knife-proof (it has been tested!) cell phone pouches.

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Bham Now’s Nature Roundup – March 17th edition

Screenshot – WBRC Good Day Alabama – Coosa Riverkeeper’s Justinn Overton interviewed by FOX 6 Anchor Mike Dubberly about their newly released FISH GUIDE

Welcome to the Bham Now Nature Roundup March 17th edition sponsored by the JSU Little River Canyon Center.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  In this edition, we are celebrating the Cahaba River, learning about Tree Swallows at Limestone Park and recommending a great book for Spring Break – Jim McClintock’s “A Naturalist Goes Fishing.”

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Birmingham to Host 8th Year of Honda Indy Grand Prix; April 21 – 23rd

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In the world of motorsports, Birmingham and the state of Alabama have long been considered prime NASCAR country. But every April since 2010, the open-wheel racers of the Verizon IndyCar Series – the same cars and drivers that compete in the prestigious Indianapolis 500 – roll into town and transform the local sports scene.

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Birmingham’s Official Guide to St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and you’re gonna want to celebrate with a green beer or two. Of course, Birmingham has plenty going on for you, your friends and your family. From authentic Irish dancing to traditional Irish dinners, you will definitely get your Irish fill.  Here’s a guide to help you find the perfect way to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day!

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Birmingham’s Top Things To Do: March 9-15

We have another shortlist of things to do in Birmingham!  At least until next Wednesday, here are ten of my most-anticipated events:

String Theory @ Trimtab Brewing Company, March 10, starts 7PM – This local group of conservatory-trained musicians play pop and rock on their classical instruments.  Hearing a complete genre breakdown is really incredible.  Details

Legends of the Galactic Heroes, tellin it like it is

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The Altamont School: Judith Kimerling to speak on oil, advocacy and human rights in the Amazon

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Join The Altamont School on Tuesday, March 7th, 6:30 at the school’s Cabaniss-Kaul Center for the Arts, for a conversation about cultural immersion, energy, and human rights as Professor Judith Kimerling relates her experiences with the indigenous people and the land in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, is part of The Altamont School Global Initiative.

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