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Old 08-11-2016, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Birmingham
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Not so much "Cool" as it is controversial. If the alternate version of the lottery bill passes, video gambling would return to the BRC. I would rather see that area be developed into something else, but it is unlikely that would ever happen as it is a gambling oasis even though very little goes on there at least compared to why it was built and the money spent on it. To see it refurbished and horse racing return seems like a tall order considering why and how it failed to begin with, but money can fix a lot of things.

http://www.bizjournals.com/birmingha...eo-gaming.html

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If that plan comes to fruition, track officials said it could result in major upgrades at Birmingham Race Course, including the return of live horse racing.

"I think we can take some proceeds from that and build this facility back up to make it a showplace like it used to be," Monty Ballard, a spokesperson with the Birmingham Race Course, told WVTM. "It would not only provide jobs here at the track which spin off to farms, veterinarians, feed. The whole neighborhood the whole Crestview area the whole eastern side of Birmingham could really be developed."
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Old 08-11-2016, 11:24 AM
 
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What happened to the las vegas style casino that was being talked about in east bham by the dog track?
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Old 08-11-2016, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Birmingham
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What happened to the las vegas style casino that was being talked about in east bham by the dog track?
It can't happen unless lawmakers approve that type of gambling.
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Old 08-16-2016, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Birmingham
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http://www.bizjournals.com/birmingha...ed-pizitz.html

This is indeed cool! An Arthouse theater/educational "venue." Should further enhance the creative side of town!
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Old 08-18-2016, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Birmingham, AL
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http://matadornetwork.com/pulse/10-b...towns-america/
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Old 08-25-2016, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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Birmingham got to stand in for both New York and Connecticut...
Hercules actor Kevin Sorbo and wife Sam wrap up Birmingham shoot for movie | AL.com


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"Hercules" actor Kevin Sorbo and his wife, actress Sam Sorbo, wrapped up three weeks of filming in Birmingham this morning with an all-night shoot in Southside for the movie they co-star in, "Let There Be Light."
On Tuesday, they filmed a wedding scene in Avondale Park with singer Dionne Warwick.
"It's been fantastic," said Sam Sorbo, who co-wrote the script and serves as a producer.

"Avondale Park is just gorgeous. The extras were classy, devoted, uncomplaining."

The Sorbos leave Birmingham on Friday and fly to New York City, where they plan to shoot some scenes. The movie is set in New York and Connecticut, but most of the scenes for both those locations were shot in Birmingham.
"We found our New York and Connecticut here in Birmingham," Mrs. Sorbo said. "I was surprised. I'd never been to Alabama. When we came here to scout, I was pleasantly surprised. I've got to tell you it's a sweet city with nice people. The views are pretty."

"He had a good experience," Mrs. Sorbo said. "There's now a rich history of films shot in Birmingham. It's getting its own reputation. The crew we put together, a lot of them had worked together before."

A number of Christian-theme movies have been filmed in Alabama in recent years. Alabama in 2009 adopted the Entertainment Industry Incentive Act, offering tax incentives and rebates on filming expenditures. Movies made in Alabama since then include the Christian-themed "October Baby," "Mom's Night Out" and "Woodlawn," all produced by Birmingham-born Jon and Andy Erwin. Another movie, "Grace Unplugged," was filmed in Birmingham in 2012.
Andy Erwin, who served as a producer on "Coffee Shop" with brother Jon, said bringing Sorbo to Birmingham for a scene in that movie may have helped bring him back.
"Birmingham seemed to leave a good impression on him," Erwin said. "He had a good experience. I think it made an impact."
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Old 08-25-2016, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Birmingham, AL
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BIRMINGHAM BEGINS ROAD TO “WORLD-CLASS” TRANSPORT SYSTEM
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Old 08-25-2016, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Birmingham, AL
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It's Sidewalk Film Festival weekend!

Great event that would be the envy of cities several times the size of Birmingham. Even if you're not going to a movie, stop by for lunch at a food truck at Sidewalk Central (3rd Avenue North in front of the Alabama Theatre) and take in the atmosphere.

Sidewalk Film Festival
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Old 08-27-2016, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Birmingham
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Birmingham Fashion Week is growing and gaining more press. Maybe one day we can have our own Southern versions of the Kardashians or Olsen twins.


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcbTd1BbPME
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Old 09-02-2016, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Birmingham
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A great accolade for UAB.


http://www.bizjournals.com/birmingha...l-science.html


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The University of Alabama at Birmingham is a new Center for Health Organization Transformation site.
The school announced approval from the National Science Foundation this week. It’s a designation and honor only six universities in the United States can claim and only two new sites were selected this year.

The UAB CHOT, will be an industry-university cooperative research center with a focus to develop innovative solutions to issues challenging the U.S. health care system. Industry partners and collaborations across the university will be a priority.
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