The Birmingham City Council passed another resolution today expressing support for improvements at the troubled Zion Memorial Gardens Cemetery. more

Neck of the Woods

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Courtesy of Carlos Rolón and Salon 94, New York, N.Y.

Carlos Rolón, a visiting artist at UAB in 2003, will be back June 1 to show work at AEIVA. more


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Photo by Jesse Chambers

The college will host a series of coding boot camps for up to 100 city school students. more

Central City


Photo by Jesse Chambers.

Organically Yours, a bakery shop, is set to open soon in the East Lake commercial district. more

East Lake


Photo courtesy of United Way of Central Alabama.

Part of the United Way of Central Alabama’s work in the community is offering financial stability programs for families and individuals. more

Highland Park


Photo courtesy of Woodlawn UMC.

Woodlawn United Methodist Church will display sections of the famed AIDS Memorial Quilt for the second consecutive year, in conjunction with Central Alabama Pride Week. more



Photo by Jesse Chambers.

Most modern worship happens in church buildings, but historians say many early Christian congregations met in private homes. more



Rendering courtesy of Davis Architects.

Sidewalk Film Festival will soon begin construction of its own downtown facility — the Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema — with two 100-seat screening rooms that will allow the nonprofit to operate a year-round art-house theater. more

Central City


Photo by Jesse Chambers.

Potter and art teacher Lana B. Hobbs opened Thrive Clay Studio at Pepper Place in Lakeview on May 1. more



Photo by Jesse Chambers.

John Boone, Hunter Renfroe are betting big on the future of downtown, Five Points South. more



Photo courtesy of UAB.

The Alys Stephens Center at UAB will present LOCAL 2018, an outdoor, family-friendly event billed as “a celebration of everything Alabama,” at 5 p.m. June 16. more


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Photo courtesy of the ALS Association Alabama Chapter.

Some of Birmingham’s best restaurant chefs and backyard cooks will grill burgers for a good cause at the second annual Birmingham Burger Fest from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Avondale Brewing Co. on June 2. more



Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

Entrepreneur Mart Marasco gave up a full-time business development job in his hometown of Altoona, Pennsylvania, to move to Birmingham with his family in February 2017 and help start a new company. more


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Photo Courtesy of DoubleTree by Hilton Birmingham

The DoubleTree is being renovated and will have a new name. more


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Photo by Jesse Chambers

The city will partner with MAX Transit to help provide fresh food to transit riders. more

Central City

UAB Concert Choir 2018

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The UAB Concert Choir will soon make its first appearance at Carnegie Hall. more

Central City

Birmingham City Hall Jan. 2017

Jesse Chambers

The City Council approved the vacation of 20,000 square feet of property near the complex. more

Central City

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Photo courtesy of Highlands Bar & Grill.

The Five Points South landmark and pastry chef Dolester Miles were both honored. more


Yellow Brick Road

Photo courtesy UAB

The Alys will present the play “Down the Yellow Brick Road” May 12-13. more


The mayor submitted a proposed $436 million budget to the City Council. more

Central City

UAB 2017 spring commencement

Photo courtesy of UAB

Bartow Arena will be the site of graduation activities on April 27 and 28. more