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Dropping a line, keeping the beat and shining a light on the Magic City

There are a couple of things to cover and not enough time to do it in, but we’ll try. First of all, I’m sure that there are some people that have wanted to send in their comments in reaction to the last part of Friday’s post. It would help if you actually had an e-mail address to send your comments to. Click here to send in your opinions about Birmingham’s future. For those that want the Cliff Notes version, think NPR’s “This I Believe” with a Magic City slant. There should be some great responses.

Drum Line comes to Linn Park

I also promised a preview to the next Movies by Moonlight showing, scheduled for July 20, last week. The part that most people are already aware of is the movie itself, “Drum Line”. The gang downtown also promise those that attend the chance to take part in an interactive drum line, courtesy of John Scalici (click here for more information). One of our own local drum lines, Phi De I, the Ensley Community Drum Line, will also perform before the film. Between the film and the concert out at the Railyard on Saturday (mentioned here), there are several opportunities to enjoy the evenings here in Birmingham. The loading dock for the future Railyard space was a great space to set up bands for an outdoor experience and people are more than willing to take a chance to explore and enjoy their city.

Neon signs invading town

A while back I posted an image of a neon sign. It would be accurate to say that this city enjoys one of the larger collections of active neon signage in the region. In the coming weeks we’ll take a closer look at some of these hidden gems throughout the city. If anyone has any ideas of places that I may overlook, post a comment and we’ll track it down.

More later on.


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