Good Day Alabama: April 29, 2016 - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Good Day Alabama: April 29, 2016

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CLARE LIVE - This is Talladega Superspeedway Weekend! NASCAR's most competitive track has an astounding record of 88 lead changes in an 188-lap race.  Talladega is NASCAR's party capital where fans of all ages can have a great time. The "Big One on the BLVD" is the ultimate party for both drivers and fans alike, and takes place on Friday night. The Infamous Saturday Night Infield Concert is back as well with Big & Rich featuring Cowboy Troy. Talladega Superspeedway offers exclusive savings for members of the military to both the GEICO 500 and Sparks Energy 300 - $25 Lower-Level ticket for Sunday's race or a 2-day Tri-oval Tower ticket for $85. A $30 pre-race pit pass is also offered. An array of ticket upgrades are available for TSS race Weekend including, The Sunday VIP Experience with Glenn Jarrett, the Unrestricted VIP Package, Pre-Race Pit Passes, Premium Box Seating, Fan Suites and much more. For more ticket upgrade information, call 1-877-Go2-DEGA or visit www.talladegasuperspeedway.com. There is a free Saturday night Infield Concert – Big & Rich featuring Cowboy Troy. It is free for all Sunday Geico 500 ticket holders, allowing free access to infield after track activities have concluded. $25 College Ticket gives college students access to GEICO 500 race, "Big one On The Blvd" party and Saturday Night Infield Concert. Kids 12 and under receive $50 off all regular adult ticket pricing throughout the lower grandstands and towers for the GEICO 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Talladega Superspeedway continues to offer over 15,000 FREE campsites in three conveniently located parks. All day parking on Talladega Superspeedway property remains free. Through the website, www.DEGARooms.com fans can find hotel rooms at great prices in and around the Birmingham area. Tickets at www.talladegasuperspeedway.com or 1-877-Go2-DEGA.

KIDS & JOBS - WBRC hosted the annual Kids & Jobs draft last night at Historic Sloss Furnace in downtown Birmingham. Every year, the kids and jobs program offer students between the ages of 14 and 21 paid summer jobs. Six standout students were picked by their schools from the Birmingham metro. They competed in a test to impress local businesses and become the number one draft for this year's paid summer internship. If you want to take part in the Kids & Jobs program and land a summer job and you are between 16 and 21 years old, you have until 5pm today, that's less than 24 hours, to drop off you application for the summer executive internship program at Birmingham Division of Youth Service Office in Downtown. You can find the application on wbrc.com and the WBRC news app. If you are 14 or 15-years-old, we'll see you tomorrow Saturday morning at Fair Park Arena. Doors open at 10am - they close just a half later at 10:30am.. so, be there on time. Bring at least one parent, and dress to impress. There will be a brief orientation before we start interviews. All of this information and applications are on the WBRC news app and www.wbrc.com

BBJ - Mike talked with Tim Steere from the Birmingham Business Journal. They discussed Birmingham's small business problem with a recent low ranking among large metro areas. They also discussed some projects in peril because of the risk of a tax credit going away. For more on these and other business stories, visit www.birminghambusinessjournal.com

SIXX:A.M. - Formed in 2007 on the streets of Los Angeles, SIXX:A.M.'s mission has remained steadfast: to provide iconic, hard rock to the masses that boasts unrivaled musicianship and a loyal legion of devoted fans beyond compare. Comprised of vocalist James Michael, guitarist Dj Ashba, and bassist Nikki Sixx, SIXX:A.M. is truly a culmination of each artist's talents, taking from each of their names. SIXX:A.M. releases its fourth studio album today! The first single "Rise" is getting strong reaction from fans. The band uses this song to encourage everyone to rise up and stand up for what they believe. SIXX:A.M. hits the road on tour and performs on Wednesday night at Oak Mountain Amphitheater with Disturbed and Rob Zombie.

ZOO CREW - Kelly Garrison  joins us from the Birmingham Zoo to introduce Mickey to a Red Tail Boa. He learned that it takes boa constrictors 4 to 6 days to fully digest a meal. They can detect both vibrations on the ground and sound vibrations through the air through their jaw bones. The boa and several other animals will be at tonight's Tails in the Trails. To learn more information about the animal or visit the zoo, go to www.birminghamzoo.com

COMEDIAN - Sinbad never tells jokes- "I don't know any," he admits-but rather stalks the stage, telling real-life stories. He doesn't deliver payoff lines; he slam-dunks them. His comedy is large, physical, and impetuous. Psychologically, he jams us, poking holes in our lifestyles. His stories mirror our foibles. His is the explosive energy of the neighborhood; his phrasing is manic, musical and right on time. He doesn't write his material; he relives it as he remembers it. For tickets or more information for this weekend's appearances, call the Stardome at 205-444-0008 or visit www.stardome.com

Next week on Good Day Alabama, we get you ready for Mother's Day! Yes, it's NEXT Sunday! We check out some great new tech gifts or the latest flicks mom would love! Ever heard of "Stick Dog?" It's a very popular book for young readers and now we introduce you to "Stick Cat," too! We also introduce you to the Birmingham Hammers, Birmingham's professional soccer team! Comedian Tom Arnold comes to town and brings some laughs! And we check out the deals with the Bargainomics Lady and gets some advice from the Love Doctor! Join us for this and much more next week on Good Day!

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