Good Day Alabama for March 15, 2013

Good Day Alabama for March 15, 2013

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Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for March 15, 2013:

JEH JEH LIVE - The Landers Mclarty Magic City Black Rodeo is not only a family, fun event but it is definitely a history lesson for all who attend. The rodeo begins at 7:30pm tonight and tomorrow. It features the top African American cowboys and cowgirls from around the country competing in six rodeo events-bareback riding, bull riding, barrel racing, calf roping, ladies steer undecorating and bulldogging, which is also known as steer wrestling.

BBJ - Cindy Crawford, with the Birmingham Business Journal, joined us this morning with today's top business stories!She discussed what the top 25 fields are for job growth in the Birmingham area; how Belk Inc. plans to spend millions to transform its store in the Riverchase Galleria into one of its flagship locations; and what impact the Innovation Depot's expansion has had on local businesses. For more on these and other business stories, visit www.birminghambusinessjournal.com.

IRISH DANCERS - Dancers from the Maggie Revis School of Irish Dancing performed for us. For the ultimate St. Patrick's day experience in Birmingham, residents can enjoy Shamrockin' in Five Points South this weekend! Hosted by REV Birmingham (REV) and Five Points South Merchants Group, Shamrockin' in Five Points South is a seven-day St. Patrick's Day celebration featuring food and drink specials, events and live music at Five Points area restaurants and bars. The celebration also includes REV's 29th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 16 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The procession will make its way through Five Points and end at Cobb Lane. Following the parade, live music, Irish dancers and bagpipers will entertain guests as they eat and drink at Five Points businesses. A complete schedule of events, parade information and area specials can be found on the Five Points South website at www.fivepointsbham.com

STEVEN CURTIS CHAPMAN - Grammy-winning Christian singer/songwriter, Steven Curtis, joined us this morning to talk about the release of the new album. With more than ten million records sold in a career that began in 1987, Chapman has recorded 17 projects, including two RIAA certified platinum albums and eight RIAA certified gold albums. Now, he will bring his inspirational sound back home to his rural Kentucky origins on Deep Roots, his latest exclusive album release from Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. The new 12-track CD hit store shelves this week. It features bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs, as well as three generations of Chapman family members: Chapman's father, Herb Chapman Sr., brother, Herb Chapman Jr., son, Caleb Chapman and daughter-in-law, Jillian Edwards Chapman. On Deep Roots, Chapman reveals his musical talent runs deep in his veins on songs "Life is Like a Mountain Railroad (Life's Railway to Heaven)," featuring Herb Chapman Sr. and Herb Chapman, Jr., "Be Still and Know," featuring Caleb Chapman, and the gospel classic, "How Great Thou Art," featuring Jillian Edwards Chapman. The album includes a compilation of both fan-favorite hits and timeless hymns, all newly recorded. The album will be available in physical form in all Cracker Barrel locations nationwide, as well digitally on Crackerbarrel.com, iTunes and Amazon. For more information on Steven visit stevencurtischapman.com/.

AMERICAN IDOL -  Janice talked with Curtis Finch, Jr. who got the boot last night on American Idol. The top 10 performed songs this week that were performed by previous American Idol winners. America voted and Curtis ended up with the fewest votes. While his time is over, he will still go on tour this summer!

ZOO - Kelly Wall  joined us from the Birmingham Zoo to introduce Mickey to a new animal. To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to birminghamzoo.com.

THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA - The Blind Boys of Alabama return to Birmingham this weekend! The Blind Boys of Alabama are recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music. Celebrated by The Grammys and The National Endowment for the Arts with Lifetime Achievement Awards, inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, sung for two presidents in the White House and winners of five Grammy® Awards, they have attained the highest levels of achievement in a career that spans over 70 years and shows no signs of diminishing. Longevity and major awards aside, The Blind Boys have earned praise for their remarkable interpretations of everything from traditional gospel favorites to contemporary spiritual material by acclaimed songwriters such as Curtis Mayfield, Ben Harper, Eric Clapton, Prince and Tom Waits. The Blind Boys of Alabama perform tomorrow with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center.

Next week on Good Day Alabama, where is the love? Our relationship expert joins us to answer your questions! Be sure to email us (gda@wbrc.com) or Facebook (you can send it as a private message) us your question! You can remain anonymous is you want and watch Monday to get the answers! Next week is Spring Break for many families.... We check out what's going on at the McWane Science Center to keep you entertained! Calling all Elvis fans - we have items from Graceland in the studio this week to check out! Chef Aaron McCargo, Jr., the star of The Food Network's "Big Daddy's House," comes to Birmingham to reveal his specially crafted, Birmingham-inspired, kidney-friendly recipe in honor of National Kidney Month and he whips up a recipe in our kitchen! It's also Colorectal Cancer month. While we've been following J-P Dice's story, we talk with a doctor to educate us on the signs, symptoms, and treatments. And our experts join us so that you can ask the gardener, our wildlife expert, and the children's doctor! Our Interior Designer joins us with ideas to create a fun space for your teenagers! The Bargain Mom joins us with deals your whole family can enjoy! And comedian  Jimmy "JJ" Walker joins us in the studio with some laughs! Join us for all of this and more next week on Good Day Alabama!

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