Vulcan is presenting a holiday light show at the famed Vulcan statue each night during the Christmas season. Read more

Five Points South

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The resolution is 'only the first step' in the fight, said Councilor Crystal Smitherman. Read more

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The Blazer Hatchery and Hackathon, a program for UAB entrepreneurs, climaxed with a pitch gala on Nov. 18. Read more


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The event, to be held at Regions Field, is the organization's second-largest annual fundraiser. Read more

Central City

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Jesse Chamber

Among groups receiving money for innovative projects are the BBA, Woodlawn Foundation and Jefferson State Community College. Read more

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Ten Alabama universities, including UAB, have received a $500,000 grant to help fight food insecurity on campuses. Read more


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Woodfin will celebrate two years in office with a presentation at Haven about his administration's plans and accomplishments. Read more

Central City

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Abigail Franks, a senior in the UAB Honors College, has been named a Rhodes Scholar finalist. If she receives the scholarship, she will study at Oxford University. Read more


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Photo by Jesse Chambers

The Council approved some small expenditures, including funds to help present the Magic City Holiday Parade, Rosa Parks Day activities and the annual Taste of 4th Avenue. Read more

Central City

'The Wolves' is 'honest and raw' and a Pulitzer finalist for best play in 2017, and "The Music Room" is funny and fast-paced. Read more


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Photo by Erin Nelson.

To learn why “The Nutcracker” has such an enduring appeal, Iron City Ink reached out to three local companies presenting the ballet this year: Magic City Nutcracker, Birmingham Ballet and Alabama Ballet. Read more


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The Birmingham Museum of Art gives viewers chances to explore the human form and to ponder issues such as gender, race and class, in two ongoing exhibits. Read more


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At One Place Metro Birmingham Family Justice Center, founded in 2014, victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence can find the coordinated legal and social services they need in one location. Read more

Five Points South

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Photo courtesy UAB and city of Birmingham.

There is no risk-free level of second-hand smoke exposure, and even brief exposure can be harmful to health, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Read more



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Bus passengers in Birmingham now have another place to obtain fresh, healthy food, as the City Council recently provided funding for The Birmingham Promise. Read more

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The 14th annual Birmingham Bowl — the Magic City’s college football bowl game — will be played at Legion Field on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, at 2 p.m. Read more


Gingerbread men flipping through the air. Toy soldiers marching on high wires. Reindeer soaring high above the stage. These are just a few of the sights audience members can expect to see if they buy tickets to “Cirque Dreams Holidaze." Read more


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“I believe in good, fresh ingredients daily, and I believe in fresh food,” he said. “We make our bread twice a day and meatballs and sauce, and I try to keep the prices reasonable so people can come back.” Read more

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Photos courtesy Game On eSports.

At Magic City ePLEX, participants can play, train and compete in competitive tournaments and leagues for players of all ages and skill levels. Read more


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Photo by Jesse Chambers

Temperatures in Birmingham are expected to drop to the low 20s overnight on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Read more

Central City