One Shot: The City Through the Lens


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Thousands gathered outside Temple Beth-El  on Highland Avenue to honor the memories of the victims of Pittsburgh shooting.

The Secret Is Out!

Celebrated as Birmingham’s best festival to discover new and up-and-coming bands, this year’s Secret Stages moved the party to Avondale. More than 50 acts drew crowds August 3rd and 4th.    Photos by Larry O. Gay

Color our world!

A public painting event saw artists of all stripes bring life to a giant mural on 1st Avenue North. The event, held in June, was put together by muralist Marcus Fetch and Birmingham City Councilor Darrell O’Quinn. The Birmingham Color Wall effort came together after Fetch was contacted by many people following the defacement of… Read More

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Justice Is Blind

Cherry Blossom Festival

Birmingham gets a taste of Japanese culture with the Birmingham Botanical Gardens’ Cherry Blossom Festival. The festival welcomes Spring every year and invites everyone to come celebrate under the beautiful, blooming cherry trees in its Japanese Garden.  In Japanese culture, cherry blossoms, or sakura, represent not only breathtaking beauty but the transient nature of life.   … Read More

One Shot: #enough

  Homewood High School, along with many other local schools, participated in the March 14th National School Walkout to promote a change in national gun laws. The event took place at schools across the country, starting at 10 a.m. in each time zone and lasting 17 minutes—one minute to honor each life lost in the February 14th shooting at… Read More

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Moss Rock Preserve

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Change is coming. Starting out as one of 11 candidates running to unseat two-term Mayor William Bell, Randall Woodfin scored an upset victory Oct. 3 and has already caught the attention of the national media for his progressive platform.

One Shot: Artwalk

ArtWalk has always attracted big crowds downtown for its annual showcase of artists and unique business spaces. But this year, you could feel the new energy as downtown’s transformation has given art lovers so many more options to enjoy a meal or a drink.  EastWest  Kitchen and Bar on 2nd Avenue (pictured here) is a recent addition… Read More

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The first thing you should know about What’s on 2nd? is that it isn’t on Second Avenue North anymore.

This month don’t miss

There is no better way to enjoy nature in full bloom than a trip to Birmingham Botanical Gardens.    This month don’t miss Flicks Among the Flowers May 24 Jumanji & September 27 Father of the Bride Visit  www.bbgardens.org/ for more information.