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      Get ready to light the lights at the Lyric

      Friday evening, October 4,{}Alabama's historic district will shine more brightly than it has in decades.

      At 8:00 PM a new sign on the old Lyric Theatre will be turned on. Prior to flipping the switch, organizers of the "Light Up the Lyric" fundraising campaign and REV Birmingham will stage a three hour street party. The party begins at 5:00 PM on the 1900 block of 3rd Avenue North.

      Chief fundraiser for "Light Up the Lyric," Tom Cosby, said, "More than $5 million has been raised to date, but a total of $7 million must be reached for the one hundred year old Lyric theatre to be reopened."

      For more information, go to www.lightupthelyric.com.