A November to remember. Samford Arts debuts its own new American Opera and invites Birmingham to join a Christmas tradition

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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.

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Samford University named the 5th best Christian university in the U.S. by College Atlas

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Statue of Ralph Waldo Beeson at Samford University – photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

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”

The spring guide to Easter Bunny photos and egg hunts happening around Birmingham

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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”

Birmingham Does Broadway: An evening with the Magic City’s best performers and the Alabama Symphony

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Leah Luker and Caleb Clark will be performing at the Alabama Symphony Orchestra’s Birmingham Does Broadway on February 17th at Samford University’s Wright Center

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.

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Smoked ‘Ham? Unlike some, Birmingham universities aren’t buying a blanket ban on tobacco use

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The Briary, considered one of America’s best tobacconists and located in Homewood – via cityvoter.com

Tobacco products are bad for you.  In many cases, they’re bad for people around you.  But until relatively recently, few universities actually taken steps to do something about tobacco use among their communities.  In Philadelphia, for example, four universities have begun a process to ban any tobacco products from their campuses.   Continue reading “Smoked ‘Ham? Unlike some, Birmingham universities aren’t buying a blanket ban on tobacco use”

14 classes in Birmingham you can totally get college credit for

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Check out these 14 classes (and some honorable mentions) you can get college credit for in the Birmingham area. A few really made me consider going back to school just for fun…

I tried really hard to find interesting classes in accounting and finance… Sorry, guys. Impossible.

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Friends of Shades Creek – Meet your friendly neighborhood salamander

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Last Saturday in Homewood, nature lovers and people of all ages, got to meet their “friendly neighborhood salamanders” at The Friends of Shades Creek’s  13th Annual Salamander Festival.

One of the most exciting exhibits at the festival was getting to hold the salamanders. Children and adults lined up to “wet” their hands and have the chance to hold the yellow spotted salamanders. It drew quite the crowd.

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