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Birmingham, Alabama: A city using theatres to reinvent itself

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BBC America • April 12, 2019

“The idea of saving a theatre is so common that it is the plot of the Muppets,” jokes Glenny Brock, a resident of Birmingham, Alabama, who left her job as journalist to work full-time on such a project.

She cites a past headline on the satirical news site The Onion: “Community loses interest three days after rallying to save local theater”.

Yet in Birmingham’s case, the locals have made it work. Its theatres are undergoing a renaissance.

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