East Lake


Photos by Jesse Chambers.

Art Town at East Lake Station, which opened on First Avenue North in October, is a facility offering work areas for artists, a stage and event space, and fun, informal arts education for community residents. more

Dec 20, 2017 11:23 AM East Lake 1 Comments


Photo by Jesse Chambers.

Vince Amaro, a merchant and property owner in East Lake’s commercial district, said the historic neighborhood, “deep down inside, is an art district.” more

Aug 16, 2017 3:14 PM East Lake 1 Comments


Photo by Jesse Chambers.

East Lake’s commercial district is showing some life after a long decline, and a group of merchants and property owners have formed a new group to help accelerate this positive trend. more

Apr 24, 2017 5:37 PM East Lake

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Photo by Jesse Chambers.

Dog lovers in East Lake can rejoice: They are now allowed to take their dogs to East Lake Park, as long as they keep the animals on a leash. more

Mar 22, 2017 11:07 AM East Lake

Real Life Poets

Photo courtesy of East Lake UMC and Real Life Poets

RLP works with children and youth to encourage creative writing, public speaking and individual expression, said East Lake UMC associate pastor Cheryl Hinnen, who added that about 10 to 15 students have taken part in the workshops each semester. more

Feb 22, 2017 10:30 AM East Lake 1 Comments

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Photo by Wikimedia user Barry Lewis

The Birmingham Park and Recreation Board recently began allowing dog owners to take their pets to the park if the animals are leashed. more

Feb 17, 2017 2:16 PM East Lake 1 Comments


Photo courtesy of Maurice Mille.

The native of Santiago, Chile, who has been a coach for 35 years and is a former rhythmic gymnast, said gymnastics is her passion. more

Jan 25, 2017 8:55 AM East Lake

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Photo by Jesse Chambers.

The academy seeks to have 100 students, and is upgrading its facilities and adding sports. more

Dec 29, 2016 11:12 AM East Lake 1 Comments

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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


Photo by Jesse Chambers.

The old commercial strip in the East Lake neighborhood is being revived after decades of neglect ― especially the 7600 block of First Avenue North ― and the arts are definitely playing a part. more

Oct 27, 2016 12:47 PM East Lake

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Jesse Chambers

Magic City artists Hunter Bell, Lee Allan Possum Doss and Ukuu Tafari are showing off their DIY aesthetic through November at the East Lake Theatre. more

Oct 14, 2016 10:30 AM East Lake


Photo courtesy of Habitat for Humanity.

One week may not seem like enough time to complete construction on one brand-new house — let alone a baker’s dozen. more

Sep 29, 2016 12:11 PM East Lake


Photo courtesy of Women United.

The basket of toilet paper, oven mitts and aluminum foil meant so much to Lolita Stephens. more

Sep 1, 2016 9:31 AM East Lake


Photo by Tara Massouleh.

Artist Craig Legg is bringing new life to East Lake’s most infamous theater with the opening of his art exhibit, “History of Jazz: An Exercise in Visual Storytelling.” more

Jul 29, 2016 10:25 AM East Lake


Photo by Frank Couch.

Merchants see bright future for commercial district; boosters say area could be next Avondale. more

Jul 28, 2016 3:03 PM Business 2 Comments


Photo courtesy of East Lake Market.

While crowds fill Pepper Place to overflowing at each Saturday’s farmers market, the East Lake Market is staying intentionally small. more

May 24, 2016 2:07 PM East Lake