Without your help, they’re history—help meet Birmingham theatres’ goal of $500,000

We can’t wait to be back here again, but until times are safe again, it’s up to us to help save Birmingham’s theatres. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

We consume art every day, but yet it’s often what suffers most when times falter. Don’t let this be the last curtain call for the Alabama and Lyric Theatres—donate today so we can have encores for decades to come.

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Federal Save Our Stages Act could help preserve Birmingham’s small music venues

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I miss concerts in Birmingham’s amazing venues. Photo via Iron City on Facebook

Live music venues—especially small, independent ones—are some of the hardest hit businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. A new bill in Congress could help establish a $10 billion Small Business Administration grant to aid our small music venues.

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Find out how you can help the Alabama + Lyric Theatres [Photos + Video]

The gorgeous, irreplaceable interior of Birmingham’s very own Alabama Theatre. Photo courtesy of Birmingham Landmarks

After surviving more than a century in downtown Birmingham, the COVID-19 pandemic has jeopardized the future of the Alabama Theatre and Lyric Theatre. In the interest of public health, both theatres have been forced to cancel or postpone all events for the near future. Help these Birmingham Landmarks survive by donating online.

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Putting the pieces back together. What you can do now to help.

Alabama Power building on the morning of June 1, 2020, after three days of peaceful protests and a night of unrest. Photo via Pat Byington for Bham Now

On June 1, 1871, 149 years ago, Birmingham was founded. On May 25, 2020 George Floyd was killed, on camera, by police officers in Minneapolis, sparking a national and international outcry. Today, city residents woke up to the sight of broken glass, graffiti and damaged walls.

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10 Ways to Kick the Holiday Stress in Birmingham

Even with a year to prepare, Santa can get stressed too. Photo via New York Post

The holidays are a time to relax, catch up with friends and enjoy the company of family. However, for many of us, this isn’t always the case. The holidays can easily turn into a marathon of cooking, decorating, shopping and giving—but not this year. Here are 10 ways to kick the holiday stress in Birmingham!

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The ultimate venue guide to Birmingham’s 21st Annual Sidewalk Film Festival. Use ticket discount code BHAMNOW15!

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Birmingham’s Sidewalk Film Festival is back August 19-25 for its 21st annual festival. Here’s your guide to venues and films playing all weekend long. Tickets available now!

Sidewalk Film Festival showcases the work of more than 250 filmmakers and welcomes over 15,000 film lovers to Birmingham annually. Since its debut in 1999, filmmakers from across the country and around the world have come to Birmingham to screen their work at Sidewalk

Here’s an overview of where and what will be live on the big screen throughout the event:

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A Birmingham Valentine tradition: Casablanca and the Mighty Wurlitzer at the Alabama Theatre

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It is one of those “must attend” events in Birmingham. If it is Valentine’s Day, you must take a loved one or the entire family to see the timeless movie Casablanca and join a sing-a-long with the Mighty Wurlitzer at the Alabama Theatre.

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62 year old Alabama Theatre sign to be removed for repairs and complete restoration on February 1

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The historic Alabama Theatre is one of many Sidewalk Film Festival venues. Photo by Bham Now

One of Birmingham’s most beloved and iconic landmarks, the Alabama Theatre sign, will be taken down on February 1, for repairs and complete restoration.

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A Birmingham tradition since 1979. Don’t miss The Phantom of the Opera at the Alabama Theatre today

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Want to be a part of one of the longest and most cherished Halloween traditions in Birmingham? Attend the The Phantom of the Opera today, October 28, 2:00pm at the Alabama Theatre.

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Birmingham’s 5 most impactful re-developments according to former Auburn Design Studio Director Cheryl Morgan

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Perhaps no one in Birmingham has had a better front row seat to witness the Magic City’s renaissance, both downtown and in the surrounding areas, than Urban Land Institute Alabama member and former longtime director of the Auburn Urban Design Studio, Cheryl Morgan.

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13 Halloween parties happening in Birmingham this October, including BOO 23 and The Rocky Horror Masquerade Ball

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Costumes from Birmingham’s 2017 Boo 22 event. Photo via Boo Halloween

October has officially arrived, which means it’s time to start filling your calendar with fun Halloween events. Check out these 13 Halloween parties that are sure to scare, excite and entertain you.

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Reese Witherspoon heads to Birmingham this September to promote her book, Whiskey in a Teacup at the Alabama Theatre

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Reese Witherspoon. Photo via tipsonlifeandlove.com.

Reese Witherspoon is headed to Birmingham this fall to support her debut book, Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About life, Love and Baking Biscuits. Continue reading “Reese Witherspoon heads to Birmingham this September to promote her book, Whiskey in a Teacup at the Alabama Theatre”

Watch history: The 2018 countdown and lighting of the new Alabama Theatre sign (video)

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Last night, Bham Now and several hundred New Year’s Eve party-goers braved the bone-chilling cold weather to capture the historic lighting of the new Alabama Theatre sign on 18th Street in Birmingham’s Theater District.

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