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Magic City Marketplace

Developers eye properties around Birmingham’s new downtown baseball stadium, two new housing developments are on the way and companies spent less on lobbying last year.

Magic City Marketplace

New data suggests the hospital industry in bouncing back from the recession in a big way. The nine major hospitals in the Birmingham metro area netted more than $154 million during fiscal year 2010. That’s more than seven times the amount they netted the previous year.

Gin Phillips

The Los Angeles times called Birmingham author Gin Phillips’s first book The Well and The Mine an astonishing new novel. It’s been compared to To Kill a Mockingbird and earned Phillips the Barnes and Noble Discover Award. So when Phillips started shopping her next novel, Come In and Cover Me , she admits there was a bit of pressure. Come In and Cover Me follows the story of Ren Taylor — an archeologist who’s on a mission to understand an ancient community, but ends up discovering some things about herself.

Light Skits

After going through some tough times with the death of his father, Light Skits founding member Sam Goodwin needed to express himself creatively. He says the resulting album, Nooks & Crannies, lets listeners inside his mind. With diverse song structures, complex math-pop riffs and screamo vocals, Light Skits lets you rock loud and hard.

Gordon Lightfoot

Over his 50+ year career, singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot has produced a string of hits. His songs have been recorded by Peter, Paul and Mary, Bob Dylan, even Elvis. He’s mostly remembered in this country for his hits from the 1970s and the occasional public TV fundraiser. But Gordon Lightfoot is nothing short of a national treasure in his native Canada. At the tender age of 73 he still spends a lot of time on the road and this Sunday evening his t our bus stops at the Alabama Theatre . Greg Bass talked to Gordon Lightfoot.

Election 2008

  National Conventions: Alabama’s Perspective Birmingham (August 22, 2008) – Democratic Party officials from Alabama and across the country will assemble Monday in Denver for that party’s national convention. Republicans will do the same a week later in the Twin Cities. At the top of the “to do” list is nominating the presidential candidates, but […]