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Slowing down: The Waterfalls at Boutwell

We figured we’d take a moment to check out something most residents don’t get a chance to visit often – those waterfalls located between the Birmingham Museum of Art and the Boutwell Auditorium.
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It also gives you a chance to check out the Birmingham Urban Mural located next to the auditorium.

Birmingham Heritage Festival to return in August

Birmingham Heritage Festival logo - courtesy of websiteThis morning the Birmingham Heritage Festival announced that it will return, with the music portion of the festival taking place August 14-16 in downtown Birmingham’s Linn Park. The festival will also include community empowerment seminars running from August 11-13 at Boutwell Auditorium.

Urbanham.com posted the official press release¬†which contains the names of the first acts to be confirmed for this year’s festival as well as a link to its new website. Announced acts include¬†Keyshia Cole, Angie Stone, Chaka Khan, Flo Rida, and Atlantic Starr. The website also lists Musiq Soulchild as scheduled to perform though they were not included on the press release.

There had been an announcement made via the Internet in late January.

Come on over to MCQ and let us know what you think about this summer of music so far.

Festival logo courtesy of official website.

A look back: April 10

1956:

Frank Matthews was born in Ohio.

Kenneth Adams, E. L. Vinson & Willis Vinson assaulted singer Nat King Cole on stage during a performance at Municipal Auditorium.

1994:

Michael Jordan got his first hit as a Birmingham Baron, singling off Knoxville’s Joe Ganote in his 8th at bat.

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