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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Birmingham musicians Will and Sarah Mason started giving private lessons in 2007 and soon built their passion — teaching people, especially school-age children, to play instruments in a nurturing atmosphere — into a thriving business. more

Jan 17, 2018 11:52 AM Avondale


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Hunter Renfroe of Orchestra Partners said Avondale is a 'prime example' of the kind of urban hotspot his company is interested in. more

Oct 18, 2017 4:15 PM Avondale


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Avondale Guitar & Music, which opened June 19 at 4021 First Ave. N., is a partnership between longtime musician Hall and Tom Howle of Tomssound. more

Aug 16, 2017 1:45 PM Business

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Macaroni and cheese is a staple comfort food, and when Community Grief Support’s junior board was brainstorming a potential food festival, it was an easy choice to make it the center of attention. more

Jul 19, 2017 11:36 AM Happenings


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Legendary filmmaker David Lynch is back in the spotlight after the Showtime premiere of his “Twin Peaks” sequel. more

Jun 22, 2017 12:27 PM Avondale


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Avondale Common House & Distillery embracing warm reception to area. more

Jun 22, 2017 12:14 PM Sips & Bites


Photo by Jesse Chambers.

Mechanical clocks may seem like quaint, even useless relics in a digital age, but don’t tell Wesley Pyle, owner of Pyle’s Clock Shop in Avondale. more

Apr 24, 2017 5:40 PM Avondale

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Photos by Lexi Coon.

Izor said the open house was a chance to get everyone out into the open air and enjoy springtime, and in the future, MAKEbhm is planning on having a open house every few months to showcase something new. more

Mar 24, 2017 9:17 AM Happenings

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About 50 vendors took part in the event at Market by the Tracks in Avondale, a place with a 'punk-rock atmosphere' said founder Raquel Duplin. more

Mar 19, 2017 7:54 PM Happenings


Photo by Jesse Chambers.

Thrift shopping is always fun, but it’s more fun when you know your dollars support a good cause. You can enjoy that feeling at Sozo Trading Co. in Avondale, which bills itself as “an upscale thrift store.” more

Feb 22, 2017 10:33 AM Avondale

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Alyx Chandler

The sweet smells of the kitchen are about to become a whole lot bigger as Ryan and Geri-Martha O’Hara, the co-owners and co-creators of Big Spoon Creamery, prepare to open their first official storefront in the Avondale area. more

Feb 22, 2017 9:40 AM Sips & Bites


Photo courtesy of Mabry Harper

That perfect home is in Avondale — a Craftsman-style house built in 1910 with a wide porch, round columns, high ceilings and a grand entrance. more

Jan 24, 2017 3:45 PM Avondale


Emily Featherston

Cocktails and glamour are celebrated at hidden Avondale watering hole The Marble Ring. more

Jan 24, 2017 2:45 PM Sips & Bites


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Two types of ink come together at Sanctum Tattoos and Comics, one illustrating pages and the other illustrating skin. more

Jan 24, 2017 1:59 PM Business

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Photo by Jesse Chambers.

Rev. Jennifer Sanders, 47, who became pastor in October, is pleased to help continue what she calls Beloved’s “commitment to the love of God for people across all genders, economic status, sexual orientations or ability status.” more

Dec 29, 2016 10:48 AM Avondale

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Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Elections, Senior Games, and the return of Blazer football are just a few of the many things that lie ahead. more

Dec 29, 2016 10:29 AM Faces


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Avondale is booming, but the boom has occurred primarily along the neighborhood’s 41st Street commercial strip near Avondale Park. more

Nov 22, 2016 2:19 PM Business


Photo courtesy of Andrew Coleman of the Birmingham Audubon Society.

Avondale Park’s rose garden, planted in 1915, has a rich history and recently gained a new purpose. more

Oct 27, 2016 12:59 PM Avondale


Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

That dusty, neglected bicycle sitting in the garage isn’t done being useful yet. Doug Brown wants to collect those unused bikes and match them with a brand new owner at the Recyclery, which opened in August near Old Car Heaven. more

Sep 29, 2016 12:16 PM Avondale


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Modern mercantile now calls Avondale home. more

Sep 29, 2016 11:42 AM Business 1 Comments

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    Pictured is a day at Avondale Brewing.