Magic City Art Connection: Capturing Birmingham’s imagination and heart for 35 years

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More than thirty-five years ago, Eileen Kunzman, Magic City Art Connection’s founder, was a recent arrival to Birmingham looking for something special to do in her new hometown.

That was when she hatched the idea of the Magic City Art Connection.

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Alabama Symphony Orchestra Music Director Carlos Izcaray thoughts about Violins of Hope

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Alabama Symphony Orchestra Music Director Carlos Izcaray. Photo courtesy of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra.

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.

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Meals provided by La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries for Ronald McDonald House families touch lives

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Curt Morris, the owner of La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries in Birmingham and Brianne Denley of Ronald McDonald Charities of Alabama. Photo by Wade Cline for Bham Now

On January 9, 2018, Patrick Cooper’s son was born twelve weeks premature. From that day forward for three solid months he and his wife have been by their son Phoenix’s side mostly at Children’s of Alabama.

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ALDOT was not happy with I59/I20 contractor. Plans to reopen interstate Thursday before rush hour

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Rendering of Malfunction Junction in Birmingham after ALDOT completes its bridge project. Graphic by ALDOT

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.

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Mimosas anyone? Birmingham City Council approves early Sunday alcohol sales

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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.

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GLOW: another exciting Birmingham startup that saves consumers precious time

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Jim and Yazmin Cavale. Founders of GLOW. Via FB.

Some of the most successful startups and those often earning record profits and eventually selling for many millions are based on apps that facilitate. Apps that connect the consumer or user with a service provider, ones that save the consumer time…and simply make life easier.

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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”