Generous philanthropist, Hollywood actress, and Chicago socialite—Bonnie Bolding Swearingen was all of these things and more, but her legacy as a Samford graduate stands out to us here at Bham Now. Read on to learn more about Bonnie’s life PLUS get info about Bonnie Swearingen’s estate sale.Continue reading “A look inside Bonnie Swearingen’s life and estate sale through Dec 7th”
Samford’s School of the Arts is adding two new programs this fall to meet the needs of growing industries in the arts. The new Commercial Music, and Game Design and 3D Animation programs were developed by industry professionals who joined Samford last summer. Keep reading for more details on these exciting additions to their current curriculum.Continue reading “Game Design, 3D animation, Commercial Music + more. Expansions for Samford’s School of the Arts”
As spring semesters come to an end and summer begins, many students are left wondering what’s in store for the 2020 fall semester. Hopefully, we can answer some of your burning questions with information from colleges throughout Alabama.Continue reading “Local and state colleges’ plans for Move-in Day and 2020 Fall Semester”
When I began writing this series about Alabama’s changing climate and the impacts it will have on us and our natural world, I am reminded of the line in the Wizard of Oz, when Dorothy, the Tin Man, and The Scarecrow are frightened in the forest. They started chanting, “lions and tigers and bears,” oh my!
This week, I was given an interesting assignment at Bham Now.
Find all the Clock Towers in Birmingham.
For skywatchers anxious to see the ‘Super Blood Wolf Moon’ Total Lunar Eclipse on the evening of January 20, the Weather Channel forecast for Birmingham is clear and very cold.
Save the date. On Sunday, January 20, starting at 8:36PM, Birmingham will experience its only lunar eclipse for 2019.
This November, Samford University’s School of the Arts will be holding two unforgettable events. On November 15-18, Samford Arts will be premiering a new American opera called The Ghosts of Gatsby. At the end of the month, on November 30, the university will be kicking off the holiday season with the Celebrate Christmas with Samford Arts.
Over the last couple of years, Samford University has been recognized nationally by numerous publications, including U.S. News & World Report, Forbes Inc., The Economist, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Wall Street Journal, as one of the best colleges in Alabama and the South. Continue reading “Samford University named the 5th best Christian university in the U.S. by College Atlas”
So you’re not exactly Jackson Pollock or Frida Kahlo. So what? You don’t have to be a master to be an artist, and Birmingham offers plenty of art classes to refine (or find!) your craft. Continue reading “Develop your inner artist with Birmingham’s guide to art classes this summer”
Spring is exploding in Birmingham! With Easter coming up at the end of March, can you guess who will be hopping our way? The Easter Bunny, of course! And he’s bringing lots of eggs, chocolate candy and cuteness along with him. Continue reading “The spring guide to Easter Bunny photos and egg hunts happening around Birmingham”
Take note! On February 17th at the Samford University Wright Center, Birmingham’s most renowned vocalists and performers will be joining the Alabama Symphony Orchestra and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra Chorus for an evening concert titled, Birmingham Does Broadway.
Great news has been reported for the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Samford University. In a 2017 U.S. News and World Report ranking of best online programs in the nation, both universities land high on the list. Continue reading “Online programs rank high for UAB and Samford in 2017 U.S. News and World Report”
Chasing fish in Alabama can be a life-changing event.
There’s much music to see in Birmingham this week, and much of it homegrown. As of now, there isn’t a sellout listed among these selections, so find the one that speaks to you and support your local venues, clubs and theaters.