• Bernie campaigns at Birmingham's Boutwell

    Bernie Sanders smiles at a packed-out Boutwell. (Photo by Johnathon Patrick).Bernie Sanders smiles at a packed-out Boutwell. (Photo by Johnathon Patrick).Surabhi Rao - Staff Writer
    surrao@uab.edu

    Vermont Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was greeted in Birmingham with 6,000 fans and attendees overflowing from the Boutwell Auditorium on Martin Luther King Day, the night of Monday, Jan. 18. He was received with loud cheering from a crowd of varying ages and races, chanting “Bernie, Bernie, Bernie.”

  • Birmingham for Bernie?

    Sanders campaigned for a packed-out Bartow on Monday, Jan. 18. (Photo by Johnathon Patrick).Sanders campaigned for a packed-out Bartow on Monday, Jan. 18. (Photo by Johnathon Patrick).Gregory Williams - Contributing Writer
    gwill626@uab.edu

    Lines stretched around the Boutwell Auditorium last Monday evening as supporters and skeptics alike prepared to hear the underdog of the 2016 presidential race, Bernie Sanders, speak. But this wasn't just any old Monday—Sanders had chosen to speak in the historic city of Birmingham, Ala. on the birthday of civil rights icon, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Now, some may view this as a gesture of respect to the black community, and an obvious symbol of Sanders' solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. I'd like to believe most of those people didn't attend the event.
  • This year in Birmingham

    Mumford and Sons playing a show in London. (Photo from the band's Instagram).Mumford and Sons playing a show in London. (Photo from the band's Instagram).Anna Sims - Digital Copy Editor
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    MUSIC

    Iron City:

    Located on 22nd Street South and only about four blocks north of campus, Iron City is an intimate music venue. This venue houses a general admission floor experience, balcony seating and a full bar. According to their Facebook page, the event center’s standing capacity is 1300, which does not include the balcony seating. Iron City is new on Birmingham’s venue scene, having opened in 2013.