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2015 Power of Women

Meet the women who are changing Birmingham in our annual May feature.

The Sloss Music & Arts Festival

Red Mountain Entertainment brings a legendary lineup to Birmingham July 18–19 at Sloss Furnaces.

Wonder Woman

Firefighter Nina Taylor holds her own at Station 24.

Written by Lindsey Lowe Osborne

Cloudy with a Chance of Spann

The suspenders. The Twitter account. The finger pointing at the camera. James Spann is the man we turn to.
Photos and Timeline by Cameron Carnes
Intro by Lindsey Lowe Osborne

Bottle Rocket

Farewell to a renegade cafe and music venue that propelled the local music scene into a space no one could ever have imagined.

Written by Lindsay Garrett
Photography by Andi Rice

Born to Dance

Teri Weksler shares her path from Miss Harriet’s Ballet School to prima ballerina and professional modern dancer.

Written by Lindsey Lowe Osborne


Birmingham creatives team up to produce a short film with a big story.

Written by Lindsey Lowe Osborne
Illustrated by Veronique Vanblaere

Behind the Gait

A young couple makes an ethereal home on a horse farm.

Written by Theresa Rolen Long
Photography by Arden Ward Upton

Where There’s Hope, There’s Fire

Meg McGlamery, executive director of the Crisis Center, on the passion that fuels heavy work.

Written by Lindsey Lowe Osborne
Photo by Beau Gustafson

Matters of the Heart

Dr. Suzanne Oparil has changed the face of cardiovascular disease.

Written by Lindsey Lowe Osborne
Photo by Beau Gustafson

The Sparkle

Amit Berger and Diamonds Direct have created a business that brings the wonder of diamonds to life.

Written by Rosalind Fournier
Photography by Beau Gustafson