5 reasons you need to attend NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest: Best of Alabama at Saturn on Thursday, Aug. 1.

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One of the Alabama-based contestants you could see at the Tiny Desk Contest: Best of Alabama Joshua Moore! Photo via Joshua Moore on Facebook

Have you ever wanted to watch the “next big thing” before they got big? Well, now’s your chance! Grab your tickets now to NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest: Best of Alabama, a showcase presented by Birmingham’s public radio station, WBHM. The evening celebrates Alabama’s entrants in the national contest. Here are 5 reasons to attend!

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Code Switch chooses Birmingham as its 2nd live show destination, but why?

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Mayor Woodfin with Code Switch hosts Gene Demby and Shereen Marisol Meraji. Photo Courtesy of Steve Drummond

How often do you know of a nationally well-known podcast doing a live show in Birmingham? Not too often. NPR’s Code Switch, a podcast about race and identity in America, decided to host its second live show in Birmingham!

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Birmingham region snow day closings and delays for January 16, 2018

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Snow Angel in Crestwood neighborhood of Birmingham, Alabama – Photo by: Amber Lynn Ladner (the angel was made by her daughter Sarah Belle

This list is going to grow. Below are the schools and city offices that have announced they are closing for their doors tomorrow ahead of the inclement weather that is expected.

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Bham Now Special – Freedom Riders & Birmingham Civil Rights National Monuments (photo gallery/links)

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Special card supporting Birmingham Civil Rights National Park given to Mayor Bell and Secretary Jewell. Yesterday, President Obama established the Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument.

Yesterday, President Obama, through a proclamation under the Antiquities Act, established the Birmingham Civil Rights and Freedom Riders National Monuments.

A historic day for Alabama. 

Bham Now has compiled a list of links from television, radio and newspaper stories that have been published online in the past 12 hours.  With the help of photographer Larry Gay, we’ve also created a special photo gallery.

First – the photo gallery.

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Support for Freedom Riders National Park growing (slideshow)

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Freedom Rider Charles Person and Secretary Sally Jewell
Freedom Rider Charles Person and Secretary Sally Jewell

  • Read about Freedom Rider Charles Person and his remarkable story – here.

Support for the proposed Freedom Riders National Park in Anniston received a big boost today in the opinion section of al.com with an essay by prominent National Park advocate and conservationist Frank Peterman.  

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