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As promised, some more locally driven content, though much earlier than I anticipated.
A call for volunteers from Artwalk
The first item on the list is the cause of it. Created from an e-mail received from the folks at Artwalk:
I know it’s short notice, but they’d would love to see you… Tonight!! They’re having a gathering at SpeakEasy on 3rd Street North (1920 3rd Avenue North) to sign up volunteers for Artwalk weekend. If you stop by and can find a time that you can commit to help, you can have a drink on Artwalk! Other perks are a free t-shirt and pass to the Artwalk After-Party on Saturday, Sept. 9 on the roof of The Avenues (2316-18 1st Avenue North).
Can’t make it tonight?? They could still use your help. Just contact Robin Spooner at email@example.com. There is something for everyone to do between 8 am Friday Sept. 8 and midnight Saturday, Sept. 9. They need physical labor, outgoing personalities, general gophers… believe me there is something for everyone. So if you’re in town and you are civic-minded, go help out one of the best events in downtown Birmingham!
The meeting starts at 6 p.m., so there’s still time to pass the word along to your friends and pass the link on for others to learn about it. I will not be able to attend because of rehab, but I’m sure I’ll find a way to do something before it’s all over.
Find out more about future plans for Fair Park and the model city officials are looking at after the jump…
Filed under: 2006 Elections, AL, Aldridge Botanical Gardens, American Idol, American Idol: Season 5, Anis Mojgani, B'ham social events, Birmingham Park Players, Birmingham, AL, couch, india arie, MySpace, Poetry Slams, Savannah College of Art and Design, SCAD, Taylor Hicks, The Ticker
A detour northwest to give a shout out to the champ
I made a comment recently about the level of pride for my alma mater, SCAD, in reference to the number of them in the Magic City. Now if we could just get them to start putting their window decals on their cars… Anyhow, I’ve been enjoying reading up on what former classmates and fellow alum are doing. It’s one of the best reasons I have for maintaining a MySpace account.
One of them just accomplished what I consider an incredible feat that few people may actually know about. Anis Mojgani repeated as the 2006 National Poetry Slam Individual Champion last week in Austin, TX! He is the only Storm Poet to ever hold the title and now the first to win it twice. It’s great to see him get this kind of recognition for his work. While at the college, he studied sequential art. Those fortunate enough to be near where he currently calls home, Portland, Oregon, can visit Mojgani and an enclave of fellow SCAD alum (and just great people) at their gallery, couch. Here’s a podcast clip courtesy of their site showing the two time champ in action.
More alum and yet another fun event for the weekend after the jump…
Filed under: Architecture, art, Birmingham Alabama, Birmingham, AL, Blogging, Photographs
Yeah, there’s been a change.
The Ramblings header, version 1:
The new and improved Ramblings header:
It just made sense to do it. I finally need to finish making the additional changes to the blog to make it mine. Let me know what you think about it. There will be more final changes in the coming days.