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Holiday music fills the airport terminal

Foxxy Fatts & Company. Courtesy of BHMThe wait to check in at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport‘s been a little easier to deal with this week.

It’s definitely not because it’s seeing a drop off in use; it’s actually seen an increase – at least up through October – according to recent reports.

No, this is because those flying out of The Magic City this holiday season are being greeted with the sounds of beautiful music as they enter the terminal. It’s part of the airport’s Twelve Days of Holiday Music series.

Today “The Connection Band” and Clay Chalkville High School Chamber Choir are scheduled to serenade those starting their journeys from BHM. The performances are being announced on the front page of the airport’s website.

It’s a nice way to take off on your holiday adventure, especially considering the upcoming changes for the airport. Today’s The Birmingham News story talks about some of those plans and the recent sale of $151 million to help start those changes in January.

Photo: Foxxy Fatts & Company. Courtesy of BHM fan page on Facebook.

UPDATE: Leon Redbone’s in town TONIGHT!

Leon RedboneUPDATE: Congratulations to James Gilbreath, our winner and thanks to those who participated.

One person at random will find out at 4 p.m. that they’ve got a chance to win two (2) tickets to see Leon Redbone live and in person in Birmingham’s Five Points South entertainment district. Sipsey Tavern is located at 1926 12th Ave. S (the former Bailey’s Pub location for those in the know).  I’ve got a feeling that you’ll recognize the voice behind the theme song to Mr. Belvedere (it’s the video linked here) and classic Saturday Night Live appearances among other things.

How do you enter? You’ve got to have a Twitter account and you’ve got until 3:30 p.m. CT to retweet the following for all to see:

Check out Leon Redbone @sipseytavern TONIGHT @ 8 pm http://bit.ly/cJwPhn – RT to win tickets from @bhamterminal #bham

Think of it as an early thank you for those of you who’ve visited the site.

BTW – A head’s up – it may not be up tomorrow.

In case you don’t win, limited tickets are still available for $40 each and they’re still available by phone (205.202.4116). Good luck! We’ll let you know who wins at 4 p.m. both here and on Twitter…

Photo: Courtesy of the venue. Taken by Nancy DePra

The Barons are looking for a few good voices…

New Barons primary logo - Courtesy of Birmingham Barons The Birmingham Barons announced early this morning that they’ll be hosting auditions for those wanting to sing the National Anthem before home games this season early next month.

According to the notice on Facebook the tryouts will be held on Monday, March 8 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Regions Park in Hoover.

For those keeping track, there are only 44 days left until minor league baseball returns to metro Birmingham on April 8 against the Mudcats. If you can’t wait that long to see some baseball at “The Reg” (and it could be too long for some) or to hear some games on the radio, you can always head on over there to watch the Crimson Tide play the Georgia Bulldogs on March 3. The game, which won’t count in the SEC standings, is currently set for a 6:35 p.m. first pitch.

A Wild Sweet Orange update

For those of you who haven’t ventured to Timetable recently, the band is currently a nominee for this week’s Freshman vote on MTVu – their video for “Either/Or” is currently in 3rd place. You’ve got until noon today to help them take the stage tonight in Birmingham as the winner!

So if you missed them performing last night at The Bottletree, you might want to consider venturing over to WorkPlay this evening for their 8 p.m. performance.

Wild Sweet Orange’s Letterman appearance postponed to Friday

Those of you preparing to TiVo (or stay awake for) tonight’s performance on The Late Show with David Letterman by local band Wild Sweet Orange, you’ve got to wait just a little longer. Word’s come in that the performance will now take place this Friday.

There’s also word that there will be a release party for the band’s new CD We Have Cause to Be Uneasy over at WorkPlay on Saturday, July 26.

We’d be there ourselves but we’ll be doing something else – and we’ll be announcing that tomorrow morning…

Facebook watch: Let’s get This American Lifed

We’ve been noticing the increasing number of groups being created in Facebook (and frankly a lot more traffic there too). We thought it would be a good idea to start taking a look at some of the local groups that are popping up on Facebook.

This first one is tied to a national phenomenon, or at least to one that will be. Chicago Public Radio’s This American Life is preparing to produce a stage show and broadcast it live, via satellite, to theaters across the country. There’s more information about the event available from the show’s website. So why not create a group on Facebook that encourages folks to take the survey and make sure that people know we want to have a local theater involved?

Well, the votes have been counted and it looks like we were able to get some since the Regal Cinemas 16 in Trussville will one of the more than 300 theaters nationwide participating on May 1 at 7 p.m. CDT. Tickets go on sale TODAY online.

Help send The Bomb Shelter out in style

Spottiswoode poster

We’d hoped to get this up yesterday, but the fun thing about technology is that sometimes it chooses not to work. The Bomb Shelter generously lent us some of the furniture that we used for our anniversary party on Friday. We’d like to make sure that as many people as possible know about (and go to) tonight’s send-off for the local music venue…

Spottiswoode and his Enemies


$10 & BYOB.

Show starts at 7 p.m.

Spread the word and tell your friends! (and tell them thanks for helping out The Terminal)

P.S. Hopefully we’ll have some pics from the event tomorrow over on Timetable. Send us yours if you attend.