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Friday October 19 at 7:30 pm. at Samford’s Reid Chapel, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra Chorus performs Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms under the direction of Dr. Philip Copeland, together with a couple of other...

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This International Folk Dancing troupe introduces dances from Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and Israel and gives people a chance to learn about the intricate rhythmic structures underlying the music and the folktales and...

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Don’t miss the 39 Steps! It plays this weekend at the Terrific New Theatre (TNT) at the Pepper Place – 2821 Second Avenue South – or call 205-328-0868. Through October 6 only! First...

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Manataka Smoke Signal News has announced The Moment on the Sacred Mountain. In Hot Springs, Arkansas on October 20, 2012, 8,844 people from all walks of life will join hands around the base...

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Sat., Sept. 22nd, 7:30 pm Homewood Community Center – CDF 1715 27th Ct. South, Homewood AL $10/$5 students (sliding scale) kids free LaDonna Smith announces the show: Homewood, AL – On Saturday the...

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City Equity’s Sea Horse opens in a green-hued bar in a California seaport on a stormy rainy night in the wee hours when Harry comes home, so to speak, to Gertrude. What unfolds...

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Thursday, September 20, 2012 6:30pm in EDT Join us for a suspenseful September as we profile films directed by Alfred Hitchcock every Thursday night at 6:30 pm. Here is Matt Laynes’s announcement of...

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Railroad Park has a whole events calendar, including Yoga on Thursdays 6-7 and Zumba on Wednesdays 6-7 and Community Drum Jam with Jon Scalici 4:30-6:30 on Saturday and the Farm Stand Wednesdays 4-6,...

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“Blue Angel — A Marlene Dietrich Retrospective” presented by MASTERS’ CABARET, starring Diane McNaron & Michael King and introducing Barrington McQueen as the mythic “Jonny” Saturday, September 29, 8:00 PM Homewood Community Arts...

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Stage Door, the story of a group of actresses trying to make their way on Broadway during the Depression, opened October 22, 1936 at the Music Box Theatre on 45th street and became...

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Ouch, you missed it! It played October 5-9, 2011 at the Alys Stephans Center’s Sirote Theater, a great venue and what a fine performance from UAB’s Theater Department students! Elliot Cleverdon performed and...

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Earth & Space

The Moment is on the Sacred Mountain – October 20, 2012 »

The Moment is on the Sacred Mountain – October 20, 2012 Manataka Smoke Signal News has announced The Moment on the Sacred Mountain. In Hot Springs, Arkansas on October 20, 2012, 8,844 people from all walks of life will...

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Sweetwater Petroglyph »

Sweetwater Petroglyph Experts seem to have some new insights into the Native American origins of the Sweetwater Creek petroglyph which is said to represent on a granite slab the image...

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1913 Railroad Trestle Destroyed by April’s Tornado »

1913 Railroad Trestle Destroyed by April’s Tornado Hurricane Creekkeeper John Wathen’s video, Wreckage to Recovery, shows the damage to Hurricane Creek resulting from the massive April 27, 2011 tornado. Aerial footage (Southwings) shows how the...

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Black Warrior Riverkeeper Update: Shepherd Bend Mine Opposition Continues »

Black Warrior Riverkeeper Update: Shepherd Bend Mine Opposition Continues The proposed and partially permitted Shepherd Bend Mine is close to a major Birmingham drinking water intake and would discharge heavy metals and wastewater in violation of federal...

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Black Warrior Riverkeeper benefit at McWane Center, January 18, 2011 »

Black Warrior Riverkeeper benefit at McWane Center, January 18, 2011 The McWane Science Center is hosting a benefit for the Black Warrior Riverkeeper on Tuesday, January 18. It’s called “Sippin’ with the Fishes” because you’ll be treated to...

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Birmingham’s quest for clean air: past and present. »

Birmingham’s quest for clean air: past and present. Forty years ago in Birmingham, air pollution from the steel industry and other sources regularly caused a thick toxic yellow haze over downtown and surrounding areas. It was...

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Music

Alabama Symphony Chorus sings Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms »

Alabama Symphony Chorus sings Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms

Friday October 19 at 7:30 pm. at Samford’s Reid Chapel, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra Chorus performs Leonard...

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Improv: Master pianist/comproviser Thollem McDonas & regional masters collaborate September 22 »

Improv: Master pianist/comproviser Thollem McDonas & regional masters collaborate September 22

Sat., Sept. 22nd, 7:30 pm Homewood Community Center – CDF 1715 27th Ct. South, Homewood AL $10/$5...

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Marlene Dietrich – The Blue Angel »

Marlene Dietrich – The Blue Angel

“Blue Angel — A Marlene Dietrich Retrospective” presented by MASTERS’ CABARET, starring Diane McNaron & Michael King...

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Carmen Jones staged at Miles College – April 27 & 28 – great performance! »

Carmen Jones staged at Miles College – April 27 & 28 – great performance!

The students of Miles College under the direction of Alicia Johnson and Chalethia Williams perform Carmen Jones,...

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Birmingham Suzuki Violinists Perform »

Birmingham Suzuki Violinists Perform

LaDonna Smith’s Birmingham Suzuki Violinists perform at the Virginia Samford Theatre, March 4, 2012 at 3:00. The...

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The Legendary Pineapple Skinners play at the DanielDay Gallery »

The Legendary Pineapple Skinners play at the DanielDay Gallery

These guys are great! They appeared last night (July 16) at the DanielDayGallery/Dream Mecca Studio in Lakeview....

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Improvisational, Experimental Open Mic at Rojo: hosted by Hunter Bell »

Improvisational, Experimental Open Mic at Rojo: hosted by Hunter Bell

This is Part III of “the END of a minor Epoch, An eXperiment of eXperience,” scheduled for...

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Playing for Change: Dreams of Kirina »

Playing for Change: Dreams of Kirina

Thank you, Playing for Change, for this story and music!...

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December 1, 1955 – Rosa Parks arrested in Montgomery »

The arrest of activist Rosa Parks occurred on December 1, 1955 in Montgomery and led to the 381-day long Montgomery Bus Boycott organized by Martin Luther King. Prior to the event she had taken a course in Race Relations at the Highlander Folk School in Tennessee where civil disobedience had been discussed and suggested. She...

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December 1, 1955 – Rosa Parks arrested in Montgomery

SULTANS OF SWAP: BP Collapse Potentially More Devastating than Lehman! :: The Market Oracle :: Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting Free Website »

Gordon Long’s analysis of the long reach of British Petroleum should give pause to those screaming for its hide. As with the previous list of reckless gamblers, BP is clearly too big to fail, and the public trough (aka Fed balance sheet) will, in the end, be its only source of rescue. Be sure to...

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SULTANS OF SWAP: BP Collapse Potentially More Devastating than Lehman! :: The Market Oracle :: Financial Markets Analysis & Forecasting Free Website

December 1, 1955 – Rosa Parks arrested in Montgomery »

The arrest of activist Rosa Parks occurred on December 1, 1955 in Montgomery and led to the 381-day long Montgomery Bus Boycott organized by Martin Luther King. Prior to the event she had taken a course in Race Relations at the Highlander Folk School in Tennessee where civil disobedience had been discussed and suggested. She...

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December 1, 1955 – Rosa Parks arrested in Montgomery

Solar Eclipse in the South Pacific is over: see photos! »

The astronomers who travelled to see the eclipse in the Cook Islands associated with New Zealand might have been travelling the same course as Captain James Cook himself after whom the islands are named. I think this was Cook’s original purpose in setting out in 1773 when he first circumnavigated New Zealand–to see the eclipse....

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Solar Eclipse in the South Pacific is over: see photos!

Roberto Kaplan and the No-exercise Approach to Restoring Vision »

Roberto Kaplan, Doctor of Optometry, Practitioner of the American Holistic Medical Association, and Integrative Medicine, believes his true education began after he began to undo the conditioning to which he was subject in his education. He argues that learning to see has everything to do with freeing a person from his or her conditioning. It...

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Roberto Kaplan and the No-exercise Approach to Restoring Vision

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Don’t Miss The 39 Steps!!! »

Don’t Miss The 39 Steps!!!

Don’t miss the 39 Steps! It plays this weekend at the Terrific New Theatre (TNT) at the Pepper Place – 2821 Second...

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Improv: Master pianist/comproviser Thollem McDonas & regional masters collaborate September 22 »

Improv: Master pianist/comproviser Thollem McDonas & regional masters collaborate September 22

Sat., Sept. 22nd, 7:30 pm Homewood Community Center – CDF 1715 27th Ct. South, Homewood AL $10/$5 students (sliding scale) kids free...

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City Equity presents the Sea Horse with Alan and Francie Gardner »

City Equity presents the Sea Horse with Alan and Francie Gardner

City Equity’s Sea Horse opens in a green-hued bar in a California seaport on a stormy rainy night in the wee hours...

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