(BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – February 5, 2016) – The Foundation for Progress in Journalism will host a fundraiser themed “Through the Lens” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10, at the newly restored Lyric Theatre honoring Dr. Jesse Lewis, Sr. and featuring announcements about the evolution of The Birmingham Times.
After 52 years of ownership, Dr. Lewis recently sold The Times to the Foundation for Progress in Journalism (article).
The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards, a Fairfield native, will provide entertainment. Tickets are available at lyricbham.com/events.
Sponsors for the event include Alabama Power; Regions Bank; Summit Entertainment; Balch & Bingham LLP; Alabama Media Group; Big Communications; CSE; Luckie & Co.; Matrix LLC; Vulcan Materials Co.; Waldrep, Stewart & Kendrick LLC; Alabama Broadcasters Association; Alabama Press Association; Birmingham Business Alliance; BBVA Compass; Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau; The Sign Geeks; Starnes Publishing; Sustain; Talladega Superspeedway; and The Tuscaloosa News.