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What Birmingham, Alabama, Should Expect From Their Newly Elected Mayor, Randall Woodfin [Opinion]

After serving seven years as Birmingham, Alabama’s mayor, William Bell was defeated by Randall Woodfin on Tuesday night. Come November 28, when Woodfin is expected to take office, he will be implementing a slew of progressive movements to better the city. Rest assured that Woodfin isn’t all talk. Show More Summary

Progressive Challenger Elected Mayor Of Birmingham, Alabama

2 months agoNews : The Lookout

Progressive challenger Randall Woodfin on Tuesday unseated William Bell, the mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, in a nonpartisan runoff election.

Sanders-backed politicians are winning battle after battle in southern local elections

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In June, Chokwe Lumumba, Jr. was elected mayor of Jackson, Mississippi on a platform that promised to make it the "most radical city on the planet;" this week, Randall Woodfin creamed incumbent opponent William Bell in the mayoral race...Show More Summary

Voters elect new mayor in Birmingham, replacing William Bell

Alabama's most populous city has a new mayor. Voters in the Birmingham mayor's race on Tuesday elected challenger Randall Woodfin over incumbent William Bell by a wide margin. reports … Click to Continue »

Progressive Challenger Heads To A Runoff In Birmingham Mayor's Race

Randall Woodfin advanced in his bid to unseat the incumbent mayor of Birmingham, Alabama, on Tuesday, raising the hopes of progressives who had rallied behind his candidacy. Mayor William Bell, 63, and Woodfin will face off in an Oct. Show More Summary

Mayoral elections held in Birmingham, Mobile

Residents of Birmingham and Mobile are both voting in mayoral races. Twelve candidates are running for mayor in Birmingham in Tuesday's election, including incumbent William Bell. Issues including revitalization of … Click to Contin...

Alabama AG sues Birmingham over covered Confederate memorial

Mayor William Bell of Birmingham, Alabama talks with Rachel Maddow about his decision to cover up the city's Confederate Memorial and the legal pushback from...

William Bell gave a "Masterclass" at Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series (pics)

Recent-Grammy winner William Bell's 'American Songbook' series performance for Lincoln Center on Friday (2/24) was dubbed a "masterclass" from his friend and fellow musician Marc Cohn before the show was even over. Bell, at 77, earned his first Grammy nominations just this year... Continue reading…

Grammy Awards keep paying off for Adele, Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, William Bell — and Joy Villa

Who benefited most from Sunday’s 59th Grammy Awards telecast? That depends on which yardstick you use, but as usual the artists who scored performance slots generally experienced bigger immediate sales gains over actual award winners. The lucky few who won and performed during the telecast were...

The Grammys' biggest winner was a 77-year-old Memphis legend, according to Spotify streams

Adele may have won best album at the Grammys, but the biggest winner of the night was William Bell — at least by Spotify streams. 77-year-old Bell won an award for best Americana album, for his "This Is Where I Live," which is his first...Show More Summary

William Bell, David Bowie, Chance the Rapper win Grammys during early 2017 ceremony

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene LOS ANGELES – While Adele, Carrie Underwood, Katy Perry, CeeLo Green, Thomas Rhett, Cage the Elephant and Jill Scott trotted the red carpet on their way into the Staples Center for the 59th...

News: Sunday night’s 2017 Grammy Awards will have a distinctly Georgia flavor

10 months agoUnited States / Atlanta : ArtsATL

Georgia will be well represented at the 59th annual Grammy Awards ceremony Sunday night in a host of categories. William Bell, the R&B icon and Atlanta transplant who helped put Stax Records on the map in the sixties and worked extensively with Otis Redding, has two nominations. One is for Best Traditional R&B Performance for...

Birmingham mayor seeks second term

Birmingham Mayor William Bell Sr. has officially announced his bid for re-election. Bell is seeking his second full four-year term as mayor. reports ( ) Bell won his first … Click to Continue »

Chance the Rapper to Perform at 2017 Grammy Awards

Chance the Rapper is nominated for seven Grammy awards this year. Today, it’s been revealed that he will perform at the ceremony. Sturgill Simpson, Gary Clark Jr., Little Big Town, and William Bell have also been announced as performers. Show More Summary

Singer and songwriter William Bell discusses his first Grammy nods after six decades in the Memphis soul business

Believe it or not, until Tuesday morning Memphis soul singer and songwriter William Bell had never been nominated for a Grammy award despite his 60-plus years in the music business. Given that his now-standard songs — “Born Under a Bad Sign” and “You Don’t Miss Your Water,” issued by Stax Records in...

The earliest known photograph of men drinking beer, Edinburgh Ale, 1844

Original Tittle: Edinburgh Ale: James Ballantine, Dr George William Bell (1813-1889) and David Octavius Hill.Photography Studio: Hill and Adamson (British, active 1843–1848)The skills involved in producing calotypes were not only of a technical nature. Show More Summary

What's going on Saturday?

Mad Decent Block Party, Amercana Fest's tribute to 'The Last Waltz,' Mr. Twin Sister, Frankie Cosmos, Creepoid, William Bell, Drake/Future, Pinegrove, and more NYC shows for your Saturday. Continue reading…

William Bell released 'This is Where I Live,' playing free Hudson RiverStage show

Old-school soul man William Bell released his new album This is Where I Live, his first in over a decade, earlier this summer... Continue reading…

An Underrated Soul Singer Returns

William Bell wrote the song that would define his career when he was a teen-ager. And yet “You Don’t Miss Your Water,” which became a soul standard, sounds as though it was written by a man who has seen a lifetime of heartache and then some. Show More Summary

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