The UAB Marching Band has a lot on its plate for the coming months.
They are preforming a variety of shows around Birmingham this fall that will showcase pieces involving a “Hollywood” theme. As practices gear into full swing with 9-12 hour preparations a day, this Magic City marching band has its work cut out for them.
Once the booming place to shop – and disco dance – Century Plaza has been vacant since 2009 suffering from the opening of newer, shinier malls like Hover’s Galleria. But now, a prospective buyer, New Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church, might come to the rescue. The owner is seeking to sell for $7M and the deal is currently in review.
Ty says that all the companies moving on and close to 280 are building some sort of mini city centers. On the same page, down town is growing rapidly with development plans geared toward the massive open stadium and other luxury options.
Hopefully this will promote major housing growth in the area.
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.
New open air stadium, new Legacy arena, improved aesthetics and more were proposed to the board of the BJCC this week. Renovations would tally close to $300M with Birmingham and Jefferson County pitching in. The stadium would be used by UAB Blazers and the ESPN’s Birmingham Bowl. From the BBJ.
If you haven’t been hiking, biking or zip lining at Red Mountain Park, then you need to! According to its website:
“Red Mountain Park encompasses 1,500 acres of land along the Red Mountain Ridge in central Alabama. The Park is central to Birmingham and its surrounding diverse communities.
Our current attractions include over 15 miles of trails featuring 2 city overlooks, 3 tree houses, the 6-acre off-leash Remy’s Dog Park, and adventures like the Vulcan Materials Zip Trip and Kaul Adventure Tower. But this is only the beginning.”
But according to David Dionne’s, Executive Director, recent blog in Combacktown, Red Mountain Park is in desperate need of our financial support now. Let’s show them some Bham Now love.
On Friday, the Alabama Senate approved Governor Bentley’s lottery bill with important amendments in a vote of 21 to 12. The amendments include directing 10% of revenues to the Education Trust Fund and $100M to fund Medicaid instead of all going to the General Fund. The bill will now go to the State House of Representatives. If passed, the lottery bill will go up for citizen vote on November 4.