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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Dancing with the Stars of the Magic City is happening tonight, Oct. 10 at The Lyric in Birmingham—Get tickets + see the local celebs competing!

“I’ve always been really good at saying no to dancing in any situation, but it was hard to resist helping a charity as special as First Light… Alas, I now have to throw a professional ballerina in the air six times at the Lyric Theatre.” -Will Lochamy | Photo via Will Lochamy on Facebook

The 3rd annual Dancing with the Stars of the Magic City benefitting First Light is happening tonight at The Lyric Theatre in Birmingham tonight Oct. 10 at 6:30PM, and you don’t want to miss this year’s competition. Keep reading for all the details including a list of local celebs competing + how to get tickets.

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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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3 BIG things to look forward to at Sloss Tech 2018 on July 13, including ‘Up And Vanished’ creator Payne Lindsey

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Sloss Tech speaker Payne Lindsey hosts the podcasts “Up and Vanished” and “Atlanta Monster”.  Photo submitted

Here’s me giving an internal round of applause to the 2018 Sloss Tech lineup. (Wowza!) Get your tickets now for the Southeast’s premiere tech festival at the Lyric Theatre on July 13.

Big names are headed our way, people! Trust me—Sloss Tech will sell out, just like it did last year.

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Ten events to try and see next week

If you only have time (or cash) for ten events next week, have I got a list for you!  That’s right, it’s a top ten, for events coming next week!  I try to include youtube links to music when I can, so don’t click things if you’re at work and aren’t using headphones.  In the spirit of different strokes for different folks and not actually having seen them yet, I’m not going to rank any of these.

Amos Lee.  Source: billboard.com

Amos Lee – Playing at the Alabama Theatre Feb 28th, doors open 7.30PM.  Read more

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An Optometrist with a Passion for Sustainability

Dr. Tiffany Luke, a former graduate of UAB optometry school, has established her own practice in the heart of downtown.

Across from the Lyric Theatre, Luke will be opening “Do Good Eye Care” in the historic Pythian Building on March 6th.

There’s more than meets the eye with this practice though…

Do Good Eye Care has taken space at the Pythian Building on 18th Street North.
Picture from Google – Pythian Building – 310 18th St. North

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Historic tax credit could make historic comeback

If Alabama senators Jabo Waggoner (R-Vestavia Hills) and Del Marsh (R-Anniston) have their way, renovating Alabama’s historic buildings is going to get a lot cheaper. The Historical Rehabilitation Tax Credit expired in 2016, and these two state senators are re-introducing the credit this legislative session.

The Lyric Theatre benefited from the original historical renovation tax credit, which expired in 2016

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