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A look back: May 22


Herman Poole Blount (Sun Ra) was born in Birmingham.


Taylor Hicks was announced as the winner of American Idol.

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A look back: May 12


The first Schaeffer Eye Center Crawfish Boil after the departure of Aaron Beam was held.


American Idol contestant Taylor Hicks made a promotional visit to Birmingham shortly before the final round.

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Giving for the soul in Birmingham

Soul patrol convention partyFans of former American Idol Taylor Hicks must be proud of some of his fans. They have organized a nonprofit organization called Harmony for the Soul and have announced a National Soul Patrol Convention for early May here in Birmingham May 9 & 10(thanks to Idol Stalker for the tip).

The group is not affiliated with Hicks but definitely believes in his spirit of giving. Monies collected during the convention will benefit Kid One Transport and the Alabama/Georgia chapters of Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Visit the organization’s website for more information about it and the event (and to purchase tickets).

Hicks takes to the hardcourt this weekend

Taylor Hicks - MySpace photoMembers of Taylor Hicks’ Soul Patrol need only look to cable television network ESPN this weekend tonight to catch a glimpse of the season 5 American Idol winner. He’s playing to a sold out audience, only it’s a crowd of basketball fans hoping for a great show. Hicks will be suiting up for the New Orleans team in this year’s NBA McDonald’s All-Star Celebrity Game. Tip off is 6 p.m. local time.

Before you think about hopping a flight or the train to get down there and catch a glimpse, tickets are already sold out. Plus, Hicks was apparently a point guard in high school, so it’s not impossible to think of him dishing it to Master P or WNBA star Ruth Riley.