• Diamond on the diamond: Matthew Calvert proposes, records two outs in game

    UAB pitcher Matthew Calvert proposes to his girlfriend, Amanda Love, as their son Easton Calvert looks on before the game against the Creighton University Bluejays. Photo from UAB Athletics/Kamp FenderUAB pitcher Matthew Calvert proposes to his girlfriend, Amanda Love, as their son Easton Calvert looks on before the game against the Creighton University Bluejays. Photo from UAB Athletics/Kamp FenderTrinity Dix
    Sports Reporter

    Feb. 19 was a sunny afternoon that was about to get brighter for sophomore left-hand pitcher Matthew Calvert and then-girlfriend Amanda Love. Before the game, Calvert caught the ceremonial first pitch from Easton Calvert, their son. Before they could walk off the field, Calvert handed the ball to his son and dropped to one knee to propose to Love on the diamond.
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  • Folds at the Lyric: Alt rock elder statesman makes Birmingham stop

    Ben foldsBen Folds performing in Knoxville, Tenn. in 2006. Photo from Wikimedia CommonsJason Grover
    Life & Style Editor

    At 50, Ben Folds seems to be showing a desire to simplify. After touring with various chamber ensembles and playing dates with orchestras around the world, Folds is now in the middle of his “Ben Folds and a Piano” Tour, which will stop at the Lyric Theater on Mar. 1.
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  • ‘There’s been a mistake’: Wrong name called at Oscars causes uproar

    Oscar viewers sit and eat during a 89th Academy Awards viewing party at Rojo. Photo by Ian Keel/Photo EditorOscar viewers sit and eat during a 89th Academy Awards viewing party at Rojo. Photo by Ian Keel/Photo EditorJason Grover
    Life & Style Editor

    Confusion reigned on stage as the apparent Best Picture winners, “La La Land,” delivered their thank you speeches.

    The announcers for the “Best Picture” category, Warren Beatty and Faye Dunnaway, were evidently sent to the stage with the wrong envelope. When Beatty showed confusion at the contents of the envelope, which read “Emma Stone: La La Land,” Dunnaway grabbed the envelope and announced “La La Land” as the winner.
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  • City Council passes resolution on healthy food incentive program

    kscope logoSurabhi Rao
    Community Editor

    The Birmingham City Council experienced yet another full house today at their weekly meeting. Most discussion centered on Item 17, which introduced a Healthy Food Incentive Program to maximize clean food choices for the poor and needy in the city. The resolution was passed unanimously. 
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