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Random shots: Classical music fills Railroad Park

Alabama Symphony concert at Railroad Park 2011

Tonight’s your last chance to enjoy the Alabama Symphony Orchestra perform in Railroad Park downtown. As mentioned previously over on Timetable, this is a new version of the outdoor summer concert series that was held at Caldwell Park in Birmingham’s Highland Park neighborhood.

The photo above is from Friday night’s performance; Sunday’s will begin at 6 p.m. and is being called more family-friendly than the previous two. Pieces presented will include the theme to the Harry Potter film series, selections from Pirates of the Caribbean and a big bands salute all sponsored by Protective Life.

Attendees who want to share their photos from this weekend with others and are members of Flickr may want to add them to the unofficial group for Railroad Park that’s maintained on the popular site. The park has placed a gallery of those images on its website.

We’re at Do Dah Day 2008!

Caldwell Park - Do Dah Day 2008 - Andre Natta/Flickr

Andre Natta/bhamterminal.com

Here’s the view from our spot at Do Dah Day in Caldwell Park. If you haven’t left the house just yet, you still have time to find us today sharing some tent space with Black & White and ArtWalk. We’re next to those guys from Fox 6 next to the stage. Stop on by and say hi…

It was time to pray

Larry Langford with sackcloth

Mojo Denbow/PhotoMojo.info

This is one of the images taken by Mojo Denbow earlier this evening at the “It’s Time to Pray” summit at Boutwell Auditorium in downtown Birmingham, AL. Click on the image to view a small slideshow, with links to the photos in his Flickr stream.

Random Shots: Way to go Tamika!

Tamika Moore at Work - Bob Farley/f8Photo

Bob Farley/f8Photo

Birmingham News photographer Tamika Moore just got back from the 65th annual Pictures of the Year International (POYi) awards where she accepted a first place award for her photography column In FocusClick here to see examples of her work.

Moore is seen here photographing this week’s Earth Day parade in downtown Birmingham. POYi began as a photographic contest in the spring of 1944 in Columbia, Missouri, when the Missouri School of Journalism sponsored its “First Annual Fifty-Print Exhibition” contest. Its stated purpose was, “to pay tribute to those press photographers and newspapers which, despite tremendous war-time difficulties, are doing a splendid job; to provide an opportunity for photographers of the nation to meet in open competition; and to compile and preserve… a collection of the best in current, home-front press pictures.”

The contest has tens of thousands of entries each year and has expanded to dozens of categories, including magazine photography.

Full moon rising

Full Moon

Bob Farley/f8Photo

The full moon arrived in Birmingham on Friday night but it was still full, big and beautiful on Saturday as well.

The next full moon is Sunday, April 20th.

BJCC’s almost ready for hoops


Bob Farley/f8photo

Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex employee Darrell Alldredge puts a  final coat of paint on the goal post Wednesday morning in preparation for this weekend’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament Regional. They’ve been working on improvements to the facility since January in preparation for this weekend’s action.

First round games start Friday at 12:15 p.m. with Tennessee (29-4) vs. American (22-11), then 30 minutes later, Butler (29-3) vs. South Alabama (26-6). At 7:10 p.m. ?Oklahoma (22-11) vs. Saint Joseph’s (21-12), and 30 minutes after the end of that game, Louisville (24-8) vs. Boise State (26-6).

Single game tickets go on sale this morning and you’ve still got time to fill out your brackets – at least until 10:55 p.m. (and that’s if you’re playing along with the NCAA).

Random Shots: That’s a big box to fill up

The view looking at the IN sign

We figured you’d enjoy these images from this afternoon’s installation of the first of several large “IN” Birmingham ballot boxes across metro Birmingham.

NOTE: There are more images from the installation available for viewing – just click on the image to see them.

We’ve talked about this project late last month when it was officially announced. This one is located in front of the Belk at Brookwood Village. Based on what we learned today, you’ll have several chances to make sure your suggestions are heard.

There will be about 50 (much smaller) boxes located throughout the area (and a few more big ones), allowing participants to share their favorite “in” spot. The collected results will be used to create a guide that will be distributed to visitors to the city and its surrounding area.

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