Category Archives: Timetable

Birmingham man wins custom-wrapped Nissan Juke

Brooks interviewed about winning Juke. acnatta/FlickrDon’t be surprised if you notice a pair of eyes staring back at you as you’re trying to pass a certain Nissan Juke on the road on the left in the coming weeks and months here in Birmingham, AL.

Earlier today Hugh Brooks walked into the Jim Burke Nissan dealership (a member of the Jim Burke Automotive Group) in downtown Birmingham and drove out with his very own custom-wrapped Nissan Juke – his grand prize for winning the car company’s Juke Studio competition held online over a six-week period. His design was chosen from 18 finalists after 7,800 initially entered the competition and campaigned for votes via Facebook (and the official fan page for the car).

Just in case you’re wondering, it’s actually painted Cayenne Red under that full body wrap…

Photo: Brooks interviewed about winning Juke. acnatta/Flickr

Why BAAM? Sharrif answers that, other questions

Sharrif Simmons screenshotIt’s a little busy on The Terminal today as we  introduce our new video series, It’s Nice to Have You in Birmingham, over at Dear Birmingham. The aim of the videos are to give visitors to the site a closer look at the individuals working to make metro Birmingham a better place.

Our first installment gives folks a closer look at Sharrif Simmons, one of the founders of the Birmingham Arts And Music (BAAM) Festival kicking off this evening in the city’s downtown and Southside communities. Incidentally, if you haven’t checked out the lineup yet, you need to. We’re also working on creating a list of blogs, websites and tweeps planning to chronicle it for you over on Timetable this weekend.

Yes, John’s column is still on the site

John Morse headshotNo, you didn’t imagine it yesterday… you did see a John Morse post in this section yesterday. This morning the commentary, My recent brushes with wild speculation, was moved over to our my Birmingham section (just so you know where to send folks to go check it out).

Some of you may remember John from The Terminal’s early days as the curator of our daily A Look Back series that referenced our city’s incredible wiki Bhamwiki (which he started four years ago this month). His new column will appear occasionally (but with some frequency) on my Birmingham – the start of what will hopefully become a collection of the city’s voices. We’re definitely looking forward to it and glad to have him back on board.

By the way – if you want to add your voice to that collection, please feel free to contact me via email or Twitter.

The downtown circulator and Birmingham’s future

In case you couldn’t make it to this morning’s ONB breakfast briefing to check out the presentation made by the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham about the possible new bus circulator service, we thought we’d bring the video to you:

For additional information, you’ll want to visit the In Town Transit Partnership’s website.

So, Ken found us

Long-time residents of Birmingham and fans of Beaner and Ken may be wondering if the voice of Vulcan the Merman in the Shark and Ray video series created by Provenance Digital Media for McWane Science Center sounds familiar for a reason…

tk-tmp-logo-signatureWell, we’ll answer this another way… This morning we got an email from Ken thanking us for posting the screenshot and link from the Beaner and Ken website last May and letting us know about his new gig he started two weeks ago in his new Southern hometown – Columbia, SC.

Accoding to Ken, the new Tyler and Ken Show (the blog’s up, the website’s coming) is doing really well and it’s available via audio stream at New 92 Country’s (yes, country’s) website. They’re also working on their own site.

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One more chance to help Birmingham go to SXSW

flyer-forwebIf you didn’t get a chance to go the last Gas Money concert to help pay for the 8 (that’s right – EIGHT) bands playing in Austin next week as part of SXSW, tonight’s your opportunity to make up for it.

Tonight five bands (four of them making the trip to Austin) will take the stage at WorkPlay for the second of two concerts to raise funds to help pull off that show. Tickets will be $12 at the door and all of the money raised will go towards covering expenses for the show in Austin (more on that in a bit), gas money (of course), other transportation costs and hopefully a little extra for their pockets. So, head on out and support the following bands this evening:

Indian Red (featuring Preston Lovinggood)
The Grenadines
Vulture Whale
Through the Sparks

Now, about that show in Austin…

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Yesterday’s scene in DC

I”m a little slow in posting videos, especially since this is the first one we’ve ever done as a website. Hopefully the scene explains why our coverage is including DC’s events.
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If you want to help cover events back in Birmingham or here in DC, drop us a line at sharing links to your blogs, photos or videos and we’ll point folks in your direction.