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Calling all creative students: Honors College students to showcase talents of writing, reciting

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Abby Thompson showcases her book, “Milk and Honey” by Rupi Kaur, to plan which poems she will be reciting at the Honors College Poetry Fest.
Photo by Lakyn Shepard/Staff Photographer

Myah Clinton
Campus Reporter

Honors College students interested in sharing their hidden talents of writing, reciting or performing will soon have an opportunity to showcase their skills in the first Honors Poetry Fest.

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Breaking stereotypes: An authentic showing of Working class

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The cast of the musical consists of six members who will portray over 25 different characters.
Photo courtesy of University Relations

Lauren Moore
Campus Reporter

Breaking perceived stereotypes of America’s working class and giving an authentic representation of them, UAB Theatre will soon host a musical, Working to provide insight into the lives of those in professions that are often times taken for granted or forgotten by society.

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National Geographic competition win may give a chance to restore Alabama Theatre marquee

Alabama Theatre both signs

In 1927, the theater appears with the 3rd Avenue marquee and its twin on 18th Street, but 30 years later, the sign on 18th Street was taken down to be refurbished.
Photos contributed by Birmingham Landmarks Inc.

Bella Tylicki
Community Reporter

The Theatre District is one of the more prominent pockets of downtown Birmingham, and its vitality is largely credited to historic preservation. Grand architecture and nostalgic lighting make the area unlike any other district. Some believe its most iconic feature is Alabama Theatre’s vertical marquee.

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A light on history: National Geographic competition win chance to restore Alabama Theatre marquee

Alabama Theatre concept

This rendering shows what the Birmingham Landmarks Inc. will do with the Alabama Theatre after winning the National Geographic VoteYourMainStreet.org competition.
Photos contributed by Birmingham Landmarks Inc.

Bella Tylicki
Community Reporter

The Alabama Theatre will once again shine down on 18th Street with the restoration of its vertical marquee. With $120,000 from American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Main Street America, Alabama Theatre will regain its 1957 glory.

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