Sloss Fest is open! New schedule right here:

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Update: Sloss Fest is back!

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According to our Bham Now producers at Sloss Fest, security guards are moving all Sloss Fest attendees to the exits because of possible lightning strikes, as of 5:15 p.m. Aaaand, here’s the official word from Sloss Fest organizers at 6 p.m.:

Where are you, Sloss Festers?! Hunkering down in your car? At Back Forty? Are you going to go back? Tell us what’s up on social media.

We’ll keep you posted. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for Sloss Fest updates in real time.

10 sports analytics insights from ESPN’s Ben Alamar at Sloss Sport 2018

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ESPN’s Ben Alamar speaks at Sloss Sport 2018. Photo by Terri Robertson for Bham Now

How does big data change the way we watch, play, coach and work in sports? Ben Alamar, ESPN director of sports analytics, addressed that question Thursday during  his keynote speech at Sloss Sport 2018, hosted by Knight Eady at Regions Field on Thursday. Part of Birmingham Innovation Week, the inaugural conference welcomed 200 attendees from across the Southeast.

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La-Z-Boy’s newly remodeled store in Greystone reopens Saturday, July 14, with new inventory and free in-home design services!

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La-Z-Boy Senior Interior Designer Andrea Ford Schultz traveled from La-Z-Boy’s Michigan headquarters to manage the two-day renovation in Birmingham. Photo by J.H. Daniel for Bham Now

Want to know how to rock a room redo? Give yourself 48 hours (or more) with the  La-Z-Boy team, and let the certified design professionals work their magic for FREE.

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Reese Witherspoon heads to Birmingham this September to promote her book, Whiskey in a Teacup at the Alabama Theatre

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Reese Witherspoon. Photo via tipsonlifeandlove.com.

Reese Witherspoon is headed to Birmingham this fall to support her debut book, Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About life, Love and Baking Biscuits. Continue reading “Reese Witherspoon heads to Birmingham this September to promote her book, Whiskey in a Teacup at the Alabama Theatre”

Update: Shipt goes all in, announces Birmingham expansion, promises 881 jobs

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Shipt is hiring! The company plans to bring 881 highly-skilled jobs to Birmingham. Photo via Shipt

The City of Birmingham, Jefferson County, the state of Alabama, along with Alabama Power, the Birmingham Business Alliance and Innovate Birmingham contributed to support Shipt’s expansion in Birmingham.

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Downtown Birmingham’s Commerce Center building to be Alabama’s first Hilton Tapestry Collection hotel, with 96 luxury rooms

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A promotional image from Hilton’s marketing campaign for their brand of hotels called the Tapestry Collection. Photo via Hilton Worldwide

There’s a new Hilton hotel planned for the historic downtown Birmingham Commerce Center building, formerly known as the Protective Life headquarters, located at 2027 First Ave. N. It will be the first of its kind in Alabama.

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4 things you need to know about the corn hole craze in Birmingham, including the Central Alabama Cornhole Club

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Cornhole is one of the fastest growing games sweeping across America. But did you know it is has a serious following in Birmingham? So get ready, aim and toss that corn bag! Continue reading “4 things you need to know about the corn hole craze in Birmingham, including the Central Alabama Cornhole Club”

Forever Wild turns 26. How Alabama established one of the greatest conservation programs in the state’s history

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Forever Wild’s Turkey Creek Nature Preserve. Photo from Alabamians for Forever Wild.

In 1992, Alabama had the least amount of public land set aside for conservation and wildlife in the South. The state of Alabama had no plan or programs to expand parks, nature preserves and wildlife areas. For more than a century, Alabama attempted to preserve and protect our natural treasures. It was crumbling and disappearing. Twenty-six years ago the people of Alabama changed that trend through the establishment of the Forever Wild program.

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Southern Research Institute’s new STEM Education Outreach Lab will host 50 high school students who will use it to conduct physical and life science experiments

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Innovation Week Is Like No Other

Off the heels of the DC BLOX’s economic development announcement on Monday, and then the kick-off of a week that celebrates creatives, risk-takers and innovators, Southern Research Institute cut the ribbon on its new STEM Outreach Lab. It’s part of the nonprofit’s aim to attract more people to work in the science, technology, engineering and math fields. Continue reading “Southern Research Institute’s new STEM Education Outreach Lab will host 50 high school students who will use it to conduct physical and life science experiments”

Wild Things flower shop is open in Homewood, and 2 other flowery activities you’ll want to check out

If you’re not looking for it, Wild Things is easy to miss. Tucked away behind some shops on 18th Street South in Homewood, you may have to scurry through a little plant-covered alley next to Four Seasons Gallery to find it. But you’ll be glad when you do.

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