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Family holiday fun: “Yuletide in Dogtown” on Dec. 5-6 at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center

The dogs are back in town for this favorite holiday production presented by the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center and ArtPlayJoin Spike, Fifi, Scotty and Beauregard on this interactive musical adventure created by local playwright – and the ASC’s very own – Jerry Sims, as his Dogtown pups learn the true meaning of the holidays. “Yuletide in Dogtown” is a great performance for everyone, especially children.

Alabama Diversity Council Names Jenna Bedsole Among Alabama’s Top Business Women


Jenna M. Bedsole of Baker Donelson has been recognized by the Alabama Diversity Council as among the Top 15 Business Women in Alabama. Ms. Bedsole and the other honorees were recognized at the Alabama Women’s Conference, which was held at the Hyatt…


Red Cross Urges Donors to Give with Meaning This Holiday Season

WASHINGTON D.C. – This holiday season, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday season with loved ones.


Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants to help communities revitalize distressed areas

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced the availability of new funding to help local communities across the country to redevelop severely distressed public and HUD-assisted housing and transform surrounding neighborhoods. The funding announcement introduces an additional, innovative component to the Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant, called Planning and Action Grants.


The city of Bessemer’s Second Annual Christmas Tree Lighting is Nov. 29 at 5 p.m. at Debardeleben Park. Join us for music and more. The event will feature music by the choirs of Bessemer City High School and Bessemer Middle School. There will be refreshments and a special gifts giveaway by Mayor Kenneth Gulley. 

Giving Tuesday on December 1 at Railroad Park

All sorts of Birminghamians gather at Railroad Park – it’s Birmingham’s front lawn. It’s here that we enjoy live music, picnics, fitness events, kids playing, dogs frolicking, kites in the air, and refreshing walks at lunch. What could be more exemplary of Birmingham’s rising status as “the cool city to live in” than our signature park? After all, it’s Railroad Park that gives us 19 acres of things to love, to explore, and to watch grow.

Community Food Bank of Central Alabama Serving Our Community

updated 2012 service area mapA grant of $100,000 from the Greater Birmingham Foundation made it possible for the Food Bank to open its doors on December 1, 1982. At that time, service was provided to Jefferson, Shelby and Walker counties. The planning was done by volunteers from the community and the Planning department of United Way of Central Alabama. Over the last 30 years, the number of counties served by the food bank has increased from 3 to 12 and the number of agencies distributing food in Central Alabama has increased from 30 to 240.

Sirote Attorneys W. Todd Carlisle and David W. Drum co-authored a Q&A guide to Alabama corporation law

W. Todd Carlisle and David W. Drum, attorneys in Sirote & Permutt¹s corporate and tax practice group in Birmingham, Alabama co-authored a Q&A guide to Alabama corporation law, published by the Practical Law Company.  The Q&A guide addresses key areas of Alabama¹s corporation law such as formation, foreign qualification, mergers, anti-takeover laws and dissolution.


title Be a part of jazz history, when 17 new members will be inducted into the Jazz Hall of Fame on Dec. 12 for the 2015 Induction Ceremony at the historic Carver Theatre! Congratulations to our new inductees: