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New record label is headquartered in Woodlawn

as55 logoHenry Panion III has announced the launch of his own record label, Audiostate 55 Entertainment! The label is housed in the Audiostate 55 Recording Studios on 55th Place South in Birmingham’s Woodlawn community and will also contain an educational division devoted exclusively to the development of aspiring artists, engineers, and producers. The label intends to have a total of seven (7) acts signed initially.

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5th annual Art in Avondale Park, Avondale Park

This event keeps getting bigger and better. Come to the corner of 41st Street South and 5th Avenue South with the kids for an art-filled day in the park. There will be lots of hands-on activities, pony rides, music and dance, booths full of well-known and emerging artists, and a silent auction featuring work by Larry Langford, Birmingham’s mayor-elect. One of the event’s highlights is the children’s parade at 10:30 a.m. The parade leaves Avondale Elementary and takes a route through Forest Park Village, down 39th Street and into the park. These kids are cute so come cheer them on. The fun continues after 4 when the Avondale Business District opens its doors for an evening Open House Tour featuring food, entertainment, prizes, hayrides and carriage rides. Rain date is October 28. You can find more information and pictures from last year, here.

“What’s up tonight?” you ask… more than you think

Well, yes, there is the YP Expo… but there are two other events going on elsewhere in Birmingham that are worth mentioning as they give a glimpse into current activities and programs available in the metropolitan area: Continue reading

BEACON districts are blooming

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Three commercial districts served by Main Street Birmingham‘s BEACON Program are beginning implementation of a beautification program. Avondale, North Birmingham and Woodlawn have adopted the Blooms for BEACON program, with assistance from MSB and the City of Birmingham‘s public works and urban planning departments. The first annuals were planted in Avondale early Tuesday morning.

According to Director of Neighborhood Initiatives Mary Allison Haynie, goals of the program include instilling a sense of community pride and ownership of the district as well as making the district attractive to its visitors, shoppers and investors. Continue reading

ExpressJet service making research easier

ExpressJet began to offer non-stop service to under its own name yesterday to New Orleans and Raleigh-Durham. This is the first time that non-stop service has been available to the Crescent City since Hurricane Katrina two years ago.

It also alleviates the need for researchers in the Triangle or from UAB among others to have to change planes in Atlanta, or so says a post on from earlier today. The company has been flying under its own name since April 2. Continue reading