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Montevallo Vibe

Montevallo Vibe Written by Jesse Chambers Photography by Edward Badham   I visited Montevallo for the first time in 1982. I was an English major at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and made an impromptu, late-night road trip there with two girls, Xan and Annette, who were in my Spanish class. We went to… Read More

True Story

True Story At least I think it is true. My wife’s grandfather was such a huge fan of the University of Alabama he flew out to Pasadena to watch them play in the Rose Bowl. This was back in the 1930s or 40s (the legend is unclear) when nobody flew. I know as an old… Read More

A Nursery After the Storm

After a tornado blew apart their home last January, the Reeds started rebuilding, then won a new nursery for their new baby. By Joe O’Donnell      Photography by Wynter Byrd On Jan. 22, 2012, a pregnant Tiffanie Reed, 28, was finishing a paper for school, while her husband, Willie Reed III, 27, and daughter, Tatum, 2,… Read More

One-on-One: Lori Sours & Jeff York

One-on-One. People Talking. The topic was salsa before moving on to creative advertising, films and the rigors of a long-distance commute from Chicago to Birmingham. And that was just the start of this month’s One on One conversation. Lori Sours  (aka “Salsa Senorita”, co-creator of Salsa Senorita brand salsa) is a New Mexico native with… Read More

A Cast of Thousands

The 14th annual Sidewalk Film Festival is bigger and better than ever with over 200 films, 7 venues and 3 awesome days for film lovers of all varieties. From August 24 through August 26, downtown Birmingham is the destination for the avid film buff or the casual movie fan who just wants to catch a… Read More

Sexy in the City

Written and photographed by Graham Yelton With its wildly bold wallpapers, plush textures and pieces from early, mid and late century, this historic Highlands Condo has shown us what happens when you decorate with no fear. Kelly Kitchens, along with some serious help and guidance from decorator Barri Thompson (of Atmosphere Home Essentials at Pepper… Read More

Behind the Scenes Video: B-Metro “Magic City Mix” Music Issue 2012

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the photographic journey toward B-Metro magazine’s annual Music Issue!  Liesa Cole and Tony Rodio of Omni Studio craft the images for one of the year’s hottest issues! The B-metro Magic City Mix 2012 issue features photography by Liesa Cole and a new collection of Birmingham artists selected by Tony Rodio,… Read More

Magic City Mix

10 Bands that make this a great music town. Written by Sarah O’Donnell Photography by Liesa Cole Produced by Tony Rodio, assisted by Christophe Nicolet and Gabrielle Bates Video production by John and Katie Gaiser St. Paul and The Broken Bones Musicians: Jesse Phillips: guitar, horns, bass James Brangle: guitar, organ. Keelan Parrish: bass Andrew… Read More

B-Metro’s Music Issue: Free Music from Featured Artists

To download the music files, right-click on the link and select “Save As” or “Save Target As”. Arist Song Title Free Download To Light a Fire Absent Free Download Beithemeans Black Water Free Download Ferocious Bubbles Blinding Light Free Download St. Paul & the Broken Bones Broken Bones and Pocket Change Free Download Juka Tribe… Read More