We released our first official compilation, On Deck June 26th and it’s already gaining international acclaim! It wouldn’t be right though, if we didn’t celebrate here in the Magic City, right? Please come out to Plum TONIGHT 6/28/12 and celebrate with DJ Rahdu. Admission is completely FREE and you can preview and purchase the album and even get it autographed!
About the compilation:
Inspired by old vinyl albums that were consistently listened to from
beginning to end, the BamaLoveSoul crew will release their first official compilation June 26. Contributing artists check in from
Alabama to Austria, providing On Deck with 10 well crafted tracks by musicans
from all around the globe.The album contains vocal and instrumental tracks
that range from jazzy soul to funky broken beat and even spoken word!
You are now able to Order our compilation, On Deck on vinyl, CD or your
choice of digital format from our Bandcamp page HERE
PreOrders include immediate downloads of 3 bonus tracks and your order will
be shipped as soon as the product arrives. Grab it now!
view Xolisa Jerome’s video for Be Felt HERE
IMMEDIATE PRESS RELEASE
Excel Entertainment Group presents: Contemporary Gospel
Artist Whitney Mitchell in concert at The Guiding Light Church
July 6th, 2012
Excel Entertainment Group is proud to present John Lennon Award winner and notably known,
Whitney Mitchell, in concert on July 6th, 2012 at 7 p.m. at The Guiding Light Church located at
1800 John Rogers Drive, Birmingham, Alabama. This is a Free Event.
Singer, songwriter, and musician Whitney Mitchell is on a mission. The former lead vocalist
for the Neo Jazz Collective band has made it clear her goal in life is to declare her love for God
through the application of music. A recipient of the J. L. Lowe Music Scholarship and former
student of Dr. Frank Adams and the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame, Whitney now steps to the stage
as a solo artist making her official venture into the gospel music industry. The Birmingham area
native singer, songwriter, and musician is unleashing her contemporary gospel debut entitled
My Heart Cries Out For You. Walking easily from pop to rock to R&B tracks, Whitney provides a
strong dose of inspiration from one song to the next.
My Heart Cries Out For You is an 11-track project filled with a mixture of jazz, R&B and pop
styles, yet it is fully gospel. The title tune and Lennon award winning inspirational cut finds the
artist singing about her determination and heart to cry out for the Lord, no matter what. It’s
clear that this singer will make sure that nothing will ever stop her love for the Lord.
Whitney wants people going away not only feeling good, but with a deepened appreciation of
music and its impact on creating positive change for the Lord.
For assistance with your media needs, contact Leria Jordan at 838-1386, ext. 213 or email
Leria Jordan, Excel Entertainment
1800 John Rogers Drive
Birmingham, Alabama 35210
205-838-1386 ext. 213
Tennis is one of the best ways for kids to become healthy and physically fit. Through its 10 AND UNDER TENNIS Program, The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is making tennis available to Birmingham youth. They are currently offering a FREE 1-year junior membership for kids 10 years old and under. This offer is open to all new to the USTA until December 31, 2012.
What is 10 and Under Tennis?
10 and Under Tennis follows the same logic as other youth sports like baseball or soccer, which use kid-sized courts and kid-sized equipment. Now with 10 and Under Tennis, balls bounce lower, don’t move as fast through the air and are easier to hit. Kids’ tennis racquets are sized for small hands and courts are smaller and easier to cover. By using this format, the benefits are immediate and within a short time kids are rallying, playing, and excited to keep playing. That means kids will have more fun and less frustration. They’re playing real tennis and having real fun—and that’s what is most important.
Interested in registering your child for the 10 AND UNDER TENNIS membership? There are three ways to register:
1) Fill out the attached membership form and mail to:
United States Tennis Association Incorporated
PO Box 643719
Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3767
Return to the City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services
2) Call 1-800-990-8782 and reference SOURCE CODE 10UJRFREE
3) Visit www.tryusta.com/juniorfree
Catch the legendary comedian June 28 – July 1 at the Comedy Club Stardome.
For tickets and information call (205) 444-0008 or visit www.stardome.com
The City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services and the McWane Science Center have teamed up to offer youth a chance to take an adventure in learning. Birmingham youth and youth service providers will receive free admission to the McWane Science Center for one day during the week of June 24th – June 30th. The pass can be used only once during the week.
The fun and learning never end at McWane Science Center, a nonprofit, hands-on museum and IMAX® Dome Theater. Four floors of interactive exhibits celebrate science and wonder from an amazing collection of dinosaurs to innovative environmental showcases, imaginative early childhood playgrounds, and an awe-inspiring aquarium. During your visit, see the Adventure Halls including the NEW Dora and Diego exhibit. Visit www.mcwane.org for more info!
McWane Science Center Summer Schedule:
Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Beginning today, parents/guardians and organization leaders (Executive Directors, School Principals, Pastors, Coaches, etc.) may bring their completed reservation forms to DYS between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM to reserve passes for your youth. Only one submission will be allowed per household or youth organization. Tickets will be dispersed on a first-come, first-served basis until all tickets have been disseminated.
For Youth Service Providers: 20 ticket maximum per reservation
For Individuals Households: 4 ticket maximum per reservation
NO EMAIL OR FAX REQUESTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
For more information about the McWane Science Center Ticket Giveaway, please call 205-320-0879.
Cash in your electronics on Saturday, June 23rd!
Round up all of your old electronics and get paid cash!
Materials accepted include cellphones, computer towers, CRT monitors, flat screens, printers, mice, keyboards and basically anything with a plug.
Location: Recycle USA
6147 Sunrise Drive
Pinson, Alabama 35126
For more information please call (205) 680-4589
We have all seen an ugly baby right? Well Black Folks Feud host Pretty Tony Taylor ask participants to Name Something You Might Say to a Person with an Ugly Baby. Check it out!
Also featuring the Connection Band, Wattz and hosted by Mose Stovall.
Doors open at 7pm with the show starting at 8pm.
Official After Party with Chris Coleman immediately following the show.
This event has a limited seating get your tickets early!
The Dazz Band won their Grammy for their No. 1 R&B hit Let It Whip. It was the third Motown group to win this award following the Temptations and Gladys Knight & the Pips.
The Dazz Band also had a string of six consecutive Top 100 albums that ran until 1986; during that time, they scored two other Top 100 singles, “Joystick” and “Let It All Blow.”
Favorites include Let It Whip, Joystick, Let It All Blow, Heartbeat, Swoop, Keep It Live and Knock Knock.
General Admission $35, VIP with dinner $75 – For information and tickets call (205) 202-3640.
For more information visit www.jazzunderground5points.com.
The City of Birmingham Mayor’s Office Division of Youth Services (DYS) recognizes the importance of summer enrichment. In an effort to encourage Birmingham youth to continue learning throughout the summer break, DYS announces its Youth First Summer Movie Series.
DYS will kick-off its summer of movie fun on June 16, 2012 with a special screening of Madagascar 3.
Birmingham youth and youth service providers who meet one of the criteria listed below, can earn a FREE ticket for themselves and a guest.
- Operate or lead Birmingham youth in a structured enrichment program (for youth service providers only)
- Must participate in a summer enrichment program in the City of Birmingham this summer (must show proof of enrollment)
- Present a book report on one book that you have read this summer (use attached Book Form). Book reports must be in the child’s handwriting. For children six and under, parents may fill out the Book Form on the book they read to their child this summer.
Beginning today, parents/guardians may bring their submissions to DYS between 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM. Organization leaders (Executive Directors, School Principals, Pastors, Coaches, etc.) can call DYS at 205-320-0879 between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM to reserve tickets for the youth they serve. The deadline to submit is Thursday, June 14, 2012 at 4:00 PM. Tickets will be dispersed on a first-come, first-served basis until all tickets have been disseminated.
For Organization Leaders: Up to twenty (20) tickets may be reserved per organization. In an effort to accommodate as many groups as possible, organizations may register only once this summer.
No email or fax requests will be accepted.
For more information about the Youth First Summer Movie Series, call DYS at 205-320-0879.