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100 Minutes on the Hilltop at BSC. Ten speakers. Ten minutes each. Ten big ideas.

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“The Hilltop.” Photo courtesy of Birmingham-Southern College

On April 28, Birmingham-Southern College will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the merger of its two parent institutions in Birmingham with a special series of TED Talk-like presentations by current students, alumni and faculty.

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Milo’s Tea Company continues to grow locally and nationwide

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Mayor Kenneth Gulley of Bessemer touring the Milo’s with its CEO Patricia Wallwork – photo courtesy of Milo’s

Earlier this week, Milo’s Tea Company announced that they will be adding 30 positions – including a third shift – to their team . This announcement follows the opening of their newly expanded 15.5 acre headquarters in Bessemer, Alabama which was reported on by Bham Now last fall. Continue reading “Milo’s Tea Company continues to grow locally and nationwide”

Birmingham’s Covalence launches new Catalyst program

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Birmingham innovator, Covalence has recognized the need for a fast-track method to train the next generation of software developers, right here in Birmingham.

Matt Landers, Will Johnston and Matt Morgan, founders of Covalence, began the coding boot-camp after realizing how difficult it was to find qualified developers in Birmingham for their software company, Platypi. Continue reading “Birmingham’s Covalence launches new Catalyst program”

C-SPAN honors Ramsay High School documentary contest winners

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Ta’Kaiya Cooper (left) and Ashleigh Richardson (right) with Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin. Photo via studentcam.org.

C-SPAN is in Birmingham today, Tuesday, April 24, to celebrate two 12th graders from Ramsay High School. Ashleigh Richardson and Ta’Kaiya Cooper won a second-place prize for their entry, entitled “You Matter,” in the news outlet’s 2018 StudentCam documentary contest.
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Jim Henson and muppet Kermit the Frog got their start at Red Diamond in Birmingham

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Jim Henson with Kermit the Frog. Photo via Benno Friedman:Corbis.

You’ve heard of The Muppets. The well-known and beloved puppets created by the incredibly imaginative puppeteer, Jim Henson. But did you know that one of Henson’s most popular puppets, Kermit the Frog, actually got their start at Red Diamond in Birmingham? Continue reading “Jim Henson and muppet Kermit the Frog got their start at Red Diamond in Birmingham”

Birmingham’s Sidewalk Film Center & Cinema reaches fundraising milestone

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Since 1999, filmmakers from across the country and around the world have come to Birmingham to screen their work at Sidewalk. MAKE MOVIE MAGIC, a campaign to fund the Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema is well underway to create a permanent home for this innovative and important piece of Birmingham’s cultural puzzle.

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UPDATE: Here’s what Birmingham thinks about horse-drawn carriages so far …

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Kevin Joseph, a licensed tour guide and carriage driver at Royal Carriages in New Orleans, Louisiana, conducting a ghost tour on a mule-drawn carriage. Photo via Royal Carriages.

Horse and mule-drawn carriages are staples of tourist activity in locales like New Orleans, Charleston and New York City. They are also heavily regulated. Will Birmingham take a cue from these cities? Residents are concerned.

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New University of Montevallo Center for the Arts a boost for the campus and community

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Rendering of the new University of Montevallo Center for the Arts. Photo courtesy of University of Montevallo.

Earlier this week, the University of Montevallo held a ground-breaking ceremony on campus announcing the construction of its new multi-million-dollar Center for the Arts.

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Join Birmingham’s Neverthirst at Avondale Park, May 5; bring clean water to those in need around the world

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Did you know worldwide, everyday, 2,195 children die from waterborne diseases?

Birmingham based non-profit, Neverthirst, has made it their mission to combat such an issue through advancing “the Gospel through clean water worldwide”.

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