Good Day Alabama for February 27, 2014

Good Day Alabama for February 27, 2014

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JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh joined us live from Mt. Olive Elementary School this morning along with the Harlem Wizards. The team is in town to play the Mt. Olive Swag Attack tonight at Bragg Middle School as a fundraiser! At the Wizards game fans see amazing basketball talent combined with hilarious comedy. The athleticism, tricks, fancy teamwork and ball-handling wizardry, plus wild dunks not even seen in NBA games, engages and wows the most avid hoops fans. The comedy is for everybody. The Wizards look to push the envelope on fun, combining pre-planned comedic acts with spontaneous humor that fans of all ages will find laugh out loud funny. The halftime show with hundreds of kids on the court, plus the postgame interaction with the Wizards who stay until every autograph is signed, is the cherry on top. Whereas an NBA team's success is measured in wins and losses, the Wizards' victories lie in the millions of smiles they are responsible for and the millions of dollars raised for charitable organizations, schools, and foundations across the world. Since 1962, the Wizards have been making history with the happiness, fun, goodwill and excitement they bring.

UAB MEDICINE SHOW - Students from the UAB School of Medicine will take the stage Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at the historic Alabama Theatre for The Best Medicine Show, an annual philanthropic event showcasing the students' creative sides with short digital films, music and dance. Proceeds from the event go to Equal Access Birmingham, a student-run program that operates a free primary care clinic for underserved people in the Birmingham area. The Best Medicine Show is an opportunity for students to poke fun at medical student life and showcase student talent through live singing, dancing and acting, along with pre-recorded video skits. UAB School of Medicine students have put on the annual skit night for more than 20 years, expanding its audience beyond fellow medical students to family, friends, professors and the public. The show also gives students a meaningful opportunity to serve the Birmingham community by raising money for Equal Access Birmingham. Last year, students raised $13,500 and planned to create an endowment to help ensure EAB's financial sustainability. And though the performers may be poking fun at their own lives, the show's organizers say there will be acts for everyone in the community to enjoy. The show begins at 7 p.m. inside the Alabama Theatre, 1817 Third Ave. North, Birmingham. Doors open at 6 p.m. Advance tickets are $7 for students and $10 for general admission. All tickets purchased at the door are $15. The student discount for advanced tickets will extend to students from other colleges and universities. Visit www.uab.edu/medicine/news/latest/item/340-best-medicine-show-set-for-feb-28 for more information and www.bestmedicineshow.com to purchase tickets.

OUR HOUSE - In Our House today, Meredith Jones joins us with April Harrell from Ferguson Enterprises to discuss new faucets. They show us options in three different price points and explain the differences. For more information, visit www.joneswarren.com.

JERRY BROWN ARTS FESTIVAL - The Twelfth Annual Jerry Brown Arts Festival is this weekend in Hamilton! It runs from 9am until 5pm on Saturday and 10am until 4pm on Sunday. The Jerry Brown Arts Festival (JBAF) is an indoor, juried arts festival headlined and named in honor of Hamilton resident and Smithsonian potter, Jerry Brown, who as a ninth-generation potter was awarded in 1992 the National Heritage Fellowship and in 2003 received the Alabama Heritage Award from the Alabama State Council on the Arts. Artists from throughout the Southeastern United States participate in this two-day festival celebrating the festival's theme, "Reflections of the South." Host of the JBAF is the Northwest Alabama Arts Council, Inc., a 501(c)3 organization supporting the arts and art education. The 2013 Jerry Brown Arts Festival was attended by an estimated 3,000 people from 15 states to include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. We also had special guests who attended the JBAF all the way from the Republic of Uganda (Africa). For more information, visit http://www.jbaf.org/.

PET OF THE WEEK - Hailey Rogers with the Greater Birmingham Humane Society introduced us to a pet today looking for a forever home! Her name is Carla. For more information on today's pet or others up for adoption, call (205) 942-1211 or visit gbhs.org. Also, in partnership with the GBHS, a local group creates a grief counseling program for people who lost a pet. On Tuesday from March 4th through April 8th, those dealing with grief can meet at the Homewood Library in room 108 from 5:30-7pm. To register for the group, email mawilson@gbhs.org.


Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama
, we check out all the deals and goodies you'll find this weekend at the annual Cottontail's Village Arts, Crafts, and Gifts Show. The Bargain Mom joins us with some great deals for the whole family! Jazz musician Steve Cole joins us in the studio with his saxophone! And we get you geared up for National Pancake Day - join us to find out all about it! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day Alabama.

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