Here is what you saw on Good Day Alabama for April 30, 2013:
JEH JEH LIVE - RMTC Cabaret Theatre (301 19th Street North) presents "The Wedding Singer." It's 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer. He's the life of the party, until his own fiance leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. Only trouble is Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever. With a brand new score that pays loving homage to the pop songs of the 1980's, The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. The show runs this weekend with shows Thursday through Sunday at 7:30pm and also shows at 2:30pm on both Saturday and Sunday. For tickets or more information, (205) 324-2424 or visit www.redmountaintheatre.org.
WEDDING TRENDS - DIY remains one of the hottest 2013 wedding trends, and Michaels, North America's largest arts and crafts specialty retailer and DIY wedding destination, announces the year's top colors and themes, along with its new DIY wedding site, and new products such as invitations and favors.
Michaels' top DIY wedding trends of 2013:
• Heirloom Romance: Soft and feminine, this trend features pale pastels in both flowers and paper products. The look is refined, while keeping a romantic, handmade quality.
• Purple Luxe: With hues of lavender, violet, plum, lilac and mauve, there is a purple to match every shade of love: passionate, romantic, forever. Gilded elements and ombre enhance the royal feel of this trend.
• Seaside Bliss: Inspired by the joys of a laid-back day at the beach, blue, coral and white combine to create a sleek, elegant and luxuriously casual feeling - the perfect look for breezy summer weddings.
• Pink Pop and Mod: For the bride who loves bold, clean, art-inspired looks, the vibrant colors of yellow, hot pink and orange inspire this graphic wedding trend.
• Classic Glam: The classic elegance of old Hollywood is embraced by the black-and-white color scheme that defines this trend: sophisticated and refined. Glitter and metallic touches add sparkle and shine to this glamorous wedding theme.
• Rustic Elegance: With burlap and lace, this theme is perfect for the casual bride who still wants that touch of Southern elegance at her wedding. The trend is inspired by a trip to the country: handmade signs, country stores, jelly jars and an indoor-meets-outdoor feel.
• Whimsy Carnival: For the kid in all of us, the magical feeling of a carnival highlights this wedding trend. Featuring bold, bright colors, the theme may be carried out with playful pinwheels, balloons and colorful paper products.
MONEY TUESDAY - Stewart Welch joined us with financial advice in Money Tuesday. He discussed issues about taxes for estates after a family member's death and investments for an older person. For more information, visit www.welchgroup.com.
LIFE INSPIRATION AWARDS - The American Cancer Society is asking for nominations for its annual Life Inspiration Awards, a ceremony that honors cancer survivors, caregivers and healthcare professionals who encourage others in extraordinary ways. The Life Inspiration Awards began sixteen years ago for the purpose of recognizing special efforts to ease the battle against cancer. The American Cancer Society regularly witnesses outstanding examples of people making significant contributions in the lives of those facing cancer. Sometimes it is a cancer survivor whose strength and passion for life instills courage and hope for others just starting the fight. At other times it is a caregiver (family and medical professionals) whose support generates hope and courage. Some past winners have included: Karen Burton, Patricia Reymann, Cherri Ellis, Brenda Ladun, Bill Bolen, Anne Hayes, Rick Karle, Pat Sullivan, and Joe Lee Griffin. This year's awards banquet will be held Tuesday, June 18th at The Club. Don Logan, owner of the Birmingham Barons will be the featured speaker. There can be a beautiful and fulfilling life after a cancer diagnosis. Recipients of the Life Inspiration Awards lead the way to finding it! Please help us honor these special people by nominating someone you know whose unique story should be told. To nominate a survivor, caregiver or medical professional, visit www.lifeinspirationawards.org. For ticket information, call 205-918-3223. The nomination deadline is May 15th.
KID COOKBOOK - Birmingham resident and Food Editor Katherine Cobbs joined us with her new book - Kids in the Kitchen Cookbook (Time Home Entertainment Inc.; April 2, 2013; $19.95). Cobbs discussed:
• Kitchen Basics and The Young Chef's Toolbox
• Smart Food Choices Mean Good Eats (Stay-Fit Tips and Goals for Good Health)
• How to Avoid Kitchen Disasters
Time Home Entertainment Inc. and the editors of TIME For Kids presents a new book of tasty recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, side dishes, snacks and dessert that kids and adults can make together. Kids in the Kitchen Cookbook (Time Home Entertainment Inc.; April 2, 2013; $19.95) available at www.timeforkids.com/cookbook and retailers nationwide. This 160-page book - filled with 100 colorful images and 80 recipes - focuses on utilizing fresh and seasonal ingredients. Kids in the Kitchen Cookbook teaches kids all they need to know about sources, nutrition and kitchen safety, while cooking familiar recipes with new twists guaranteed to become family favorites. The book features step-by-step, easy-to-follow recipes provided by the food experts at myRecipes.com. Applesauce Muffins, Chocolate Chip Waffles, Fruit Smoothies, Sweet Potato Fries, Fish and Chips, Sloppy Joe Sliders, and Creamy Berry Fruit Pops are just some of the recipes you'll find inside! Kids will practice measuring ingredients, reading nutritional labels and learn the basics of cooking.
ASK THE ANGLER - Reed Montgomery answered viewer questions about fishing. You can contact him with your questions at (205) 663-1504 or on his website fishingalabama.com - there you can find lake reports, fishing tips, upcoming events, and more.
BEAUTY OF THE FATHER - Birmingham Festival Theatre is proud to bring to the stage for its Birmingham debut, Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz's Beauty of the Father. Set in Andalusia, Spain where the ghost of the great Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca still wanders through the streets and converses with the living, Beauty of the Father is the story of a young American girl who travels to this part of the world to meet her estranged father and his Moroccan companion. Nilo Cruz also penned BFT's 2011 smash hit, Anna in the Tropics. Beauty of the Father runs through May 11, with performances at 8pm Thursday-Saturday, and a 2pm matinee on Sunday, May 5. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students, and Thursday, May 2 is pay-what-you-can night ($10 minimum). On Friday, May 3rd, the audience is encouraged to stay after the show with a talk-back session with the director and cast. For more information, visit http://www.bftonline.org or call (205) 933-2383 to reserve tickets.
Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, experience art in a whole new way! We take you to the Light Dreams Festival to check out the work of some local artists in this unique new setting! The doctor joins us to take your health questions! We're gardening with Jon Culver! And David Baldacci joins us with his newest book - The Hit! Join us for all of this and so much more - tomorrow on Good Day Alabama!