The city’s magician: how Courtney Haden put a spell on Birmingham, with his words, his work and his knowledge

The outpouring of love, admiration and condolences over the loss of one of Birmingham’s finest continues, as news of Courtney Haden’s passing makes its way through the community.

Courtney Haden, photo courtesy of davidmcelroy.org.

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“Stir crazy” winter ice storm Alabama football fan? Check out places to watch the big game

The Bear Wants You – to support the Crimson Tide tonight

Perfect timing.  According to weather.com’s hourly forecast, the icy roads from this weekend’s winter storm that paralysed Birmingham and Central Alabama, should melt away at about 11:00a.m today.

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Turning a vacant lot into a green oasis – TNC’s urban program featured in Huffington Post

(ALL RIGHTS) February 2016. Students from historic Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama create “conservation labs,” which are vacant land converted into productive land for pollinators, birds, biodiversity, stormwater treatment demo areas, and generational care for the environment. These labs are low maintenance and a low-impact design. Photo credit: © The Nature Conservancy (Devan King)

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) of Alabama’s urban conservation program in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Birmingham was featured in the Huffington Post this weekend.

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Celebrating Albert Bierstadt’s birthday today and his breathtaking painting at the BMA

Birmingham Museum of Art’s Bierstadt’s “Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California”  – Photo by: Pat Byington

According to the Birmingham Museum of Art, today is Albert Bierstadt’s 187th birthday. The BMA is home to Bierstadt’s stunningly beautiful painting, “Looking Down Yosemite Valley, California.”

Part of the permanent collection at the Museum, the painting is on a 64″ tall by 96 1/4″ wide canvas with a heavy walnut frame.

A national treasure, Bierstadt’s painting in Birmingham is a “must see” on every visit to the BMA.

 

 

Happy Birthday, Blaze!

Birmingham’s favorite dragon turns 21 today. Happy Birthday to the UAB mascot that stole everyone’s heart.

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Birmingham kicks off Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with a special appearance by Jesse Jackson

Join the Reverend Jesse Jackson at Birmingham’s iconic 16th Street Baptist Church this Sunday, January 8, 2016, as he preaches in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s upcoming birthday. The service begins at 10:45 a.m.

The Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. at the 16th Street Baptist Church, delivering the eulogies for Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley. Photo by Matt Herron, courtesy of Take Stock/The Image Works via Time Magazine

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