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Feb 252014
 
Hangout Festival Adds Gary Clark Jr., Matt & Kim and More

The Hangout Music Fest announces new additions to 2014 lineup that include Gary Clark Jr, Matt and Kim, Dawes, Ozomatli, Tommy Trash,The Tontons, St Paul and the Broken Bones, Caked Up, Empires, Black Cadillacs, and The Electric Sons.

Feb 252014
 
Gulf Shores City Council Approves Some Layout Changes for Hangout Fest

Layout changes to World Famous Hangout Festival include a Viacom Broadcast Center, movement of Boom Boom Room so two artists can perform from 9-11pm, and Gulf Access in one area.

Jan 282014
 
Experts to Share Latest Research on Oil Spill After Effects at Mobile Conference this Week

This week, over 800 oil spill-related experts from academia, state & federal agencies and non-governmental organizations, converge in Mobile to share their latest scientific results at the 2014 Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference at Renaissance Hotel.

Jan 282014
 
Airport & Mobile County Offices Closed including Gov't Plaza. Enineering & Public Works, Strickland Youth, Animal Shelter Employees Are to Report to Work #MobileAL

The Commission President will decide by 12 noon tomorrow and if necessary each subsequent day whether to re-open.

Oct 302013
 
Wet Willie with Jimmy Hall, Port City Rising II to Play Free Show at Saenger Theatre for 'Ribbon Cutting Gala'

Special Ribbon Cutting Gala to celebrate new beginnings for the historic downtown venue will include announcements of confirmed artists slated to perform at the Saenger, followed by a free show with Wet Willie and Port City Rising II.

Sep 102013
 
Saenger Theatre's Fate Still Not Decided; Once Again on Council Agenda (updated)

Huka/SMG proposal to run Saenger is on the table again. Huka says they already have at least ten performances ready to finalize for the remainder of 2013, and at least 64 so far for next year. Those possibilities could be lost if the City does not take action as soon as possible. The Saenger will be shut down October 1 if no decision made pursuant to the City’s agreement to finance it for one year.

Jul 222013
 
Pace Picks Up to Stop Canadian Tar Sand Projects in Mobile

Tarsands are already shipping through metro Mobile’s residential neighborhoods and downtown business area, with plans to eventually increase to more than 120 carloads of tar sand oil per day. That translates to more than 2 million gallons of oil entering the city every day. The danger to the community far outweighs any potential benefit.

Jun 252013
 
Mobile Bay Sierra Club Hosting Tar Sands Action Meeting

A series of permits have been granted in 2011/2012 that could make Mobile a key U.S. delivery point of Canadian tarsand oil for export to Asia and Europe, including the expansion of the Asphalt Company’s storage facility to hold millions of gallons along the Mobile River and beneath the watershed that supplies drinking water for the City of Mobile.

Mar 292013
 
Murphy High Fundraiser to be Held at Moe's Downtown this Saturday

Murphy student Cody Kenlaw checks in to tell us about the big fundraiser Saturday afternoon for the restoration of Murphy High School. An all day event at Moe’s Original BBQ Downtown with a silent auction, live music, raffles, free crawfish and more. The auction has several paintings from Murphy students, former students and other Mobile [...]

Mar 282013
 
Video: Giant Sinkhole Opens Suddenly, Swallows Innocent Bystander

Could this be the next ‘viral video?’ Security cams in South China caught the opening of a giant sinkhole (approximately four stories), which is interesting in and of itself with the recent spat of sinkholes. However, what makes it more intriguing is the cam caught a 25-year-old man being swallowed by the sudden sinkhole. Unlike [...]

Mar 182013
 
Road Closure Next Week West Mobile/Wilmer Area

Mobile County Commission tells us the western railroad crossing at Wilson Road and Cemetery Road in Wilmer will be closed from 7 a.m., on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, to 5 p.m., on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. The closure is due to the replacement of tracks by Canadian National Railroad. Motorists are asked to be cautious and to take alternate routes. Detour signs will be posted.

Mar 122013
 
Music Lovers Might Soon be Able to Make Their Own Vinyl Records

As the tech world advances at extremely faster and faster rates, some of us are just content to stick with what we know, a good old-fashioned turntable. But these days, classic vinyl of your favorites is either hard to come by and/or expensive. Enter researcher and super duper smarty pants Amanda Ghassaei of Instructables.com. She’s [...]

Mar 112013
 
Bayfest Seeking Artist for 19th Annual Poster

Cash Prizes if you win this incredible opportunity for area artists, a chance to design the official BayFest poster for its 19th year. This year’s festival is October 4-6, 2013 in the streets of downtown Mobile. Help us celebrate the 19th year of Alabama’s Largest Music Festival with a vibrant piece of unique artwork!  Examples [...]

Feb 072013
 
Fate of Mobile's Saenger Theatre Management Still on City Council Table

Sources tell us three companies are now vying for the Saenger management job: RSA (Retirement Systems of Alabama); SMG; and Huka Entertainment.  Last December the Center for the Living Arts (CLA) announced it is opting out of the historic venue management business to focus more on the ‘visual’ arts for Mobile. Comment via FB or [...]

Feb 042013
 
Crimson Tide's AJ McCarron scores 2012 Quarterback Trophy

CHARLOTTE, N.C – Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron earned the 2012 CFPA Quarterback Trophy, announced today by College Football Performance Awards. Source: CrimsonTide.com McCarron, who led Alabama to back-to-back National Championships, set the school record for passing touchdowns in a season (30) and in a career (49). As Alabama’s starting quarterback over the past two seasons, [...]

Jan 252013
 
Watch this Cool Video for Stargazers, UFO Seekers, and Photography Buffs

Here’s a great idea for your snazzy new DSLR camera. Timelapse pics of the nightsky. You might even catch more than stars, planets and meteors, like maybe a ‘UFO’, like the production team of Sunchaser Productions. The team spent the night in Death Valley, with freezing temperatures mind you, to capture the beauty of the [...]

Jan 232013
 
Five Crimson Tiders to play in this Saturday's Senior Bowl

via seniorbowl.com MOBILE (Jan. 16) – Five players from the two-time defending BCS National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide will re-unite in Mobile one last time at the 2013 Senior Bowl. Former Alabama safety Robert Lester, who played his high school football at Foley High School, will be joined by teammates Nico Johnson, Barrett Jones, Michael [...]