Could the hot summer weather be causing your home’s foundation to settle? See how AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists, can help

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This summer have you noticed cracks on the interior or exterior walls of your home? Are your doors and windows sticking? Do those symptoms get better or worse depending on the changes in season?

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See it here first: the newly re-designed iconic sculpture at The Dance Foundation (Photos)

New re-designed sculpture at The Dance Foundation in Homewood. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now

This week, patrons and students at The Dance Foundation (TDF) in Homewood will see a new re-designed and re-installed, 81 piece sculpture spanning three sides of the Foundation’s building.

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Students tour Alabama’s African American Heritage Sites with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute with an eye on preserving them

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Students from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s (BCRI) Legacy Youth Leadership Program at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma. Photo courtesy of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

Twenty students in the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s (BCRI) Legacy Youth Leadership Program returned last week from a three-day tour in Alabama of historical sites critical to the African American community between Reconstruction and the Civil Rights era through today.

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Summer is almost over. So we asked Dr. Pruitt at Vestavia Family Dentistry & Facial Aesthetics for a “Back to School” checklist

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Vestavia Family Dentistry’s and Facial Aesthetics’ Robin Pruitt. Photo courtesy of Vestavia Family Dentistry

Did you know several schools in the Birmingham area are starting back up the week of August 5th? Where did our summer break go?

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Discovering Birmingham’s Upsidedown Plaza, best dive bar in Alabama, according to Mental Floss (Photos)

The Upsidedown Plaza sign at the entrance of the dive bar in Birmingham, Alabama. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Ok, I’ve got to admit it.  Last week was the first time in my 30 years of living in Birmingham that I walked through the doors of the  Upsidedown Plaza,  the Magic City’s legendary dive bar.

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Ultimate guide to Birmingham’s Freedom Fest. 12 acts. 8 panels. Mayor Woodfin, ‘Funnymaine’, American Idol’s Ruben Studdard and more

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You don’t want to miss this one. The first ever Birmingham Freedom Fest – a new music and empowerment festival – will take place in the Birmingham Civil Rights District, Saturday, July 27. Here’s what you can expect and why you need to go.

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See how Ensley is prime for a resurgence with a coffee shop and new space aptly named “Believe”

Left to right, Jeanisha Whetstone, Troy Whetstone of Modern House Coffee and Brian K. Rice at the downtown Ensley pop-up event on July 20, 2019. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Birmingham’s Ensley Historic Business District is prime for a resurgence.

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Hands On Birmingham is now United Way Hands On: Learn more about the new name, website and, volunteer opportunities

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United Way Hands On Volunteers working on a project in the Roebuck neighborhood in Birmingham. Photo courtesy of the United Way of Central Alabama

United Way of Central Alabama’s volunteer arm is rebranding.

Hands On Birmingham is changing its name to United Way Hands On.

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Don’t miss Sarah Parcak’s “Archaeology from Space” book launch at the Birmingham Museum of Art on July 18

Sarah Parcak, author of Archaeology from Space. Photo courtesy of GlobalXplorer

Move over Indiana Jones – Birmingham’s own real life adventuresome archaeologist Sarah Parcak has published her story!

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Exclusive preview of The Preservery Birmingham in 5 Points South, opening at the end of July

Chef Dre Foster, owner of The Preservery Birmingham. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

The wait is over.

Chef Dre Foster, owner of The Preservery Birmingham in Five Points South, will be opening her “elevated soul food restaurant with an international twist” on Sunday, July 21, 11:00 AM t0 3:00PM.

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Years in the making: Birmingham’s Clairmont Avenue Walking Trail is officially open

Ribbon Cutting at the Clairmont Avenue Walking Trail on July 13, 2019. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Birmingham’s Clairmont Avenue Trail in the Crestwood South Neighborhood officially opened this morning with a ribbon cutting, speeches by local leaders and music by the Crestwood Community Band.

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Powerful story behind America’s Got Talent Finalist Brian King Joseph. Live performance August 3 at United Ability’s Journey of Hope.

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No one captured more hearts and inspired the judges and audience of America’s Got Talent during Season 13, in 2018, more so than electric violinist Brian King Joseph.

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Girls Inc. of Central Alabama reveals mural that inspires girls to be strong, smart and bold (Photos)

Girls Inc. Mural at the the entrance of the Crestwood Center. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Earlier this week, Girls Inc.of Central Alabama unveiled a beautiful new mural that welcomes girls and visitors to their Birmingham Crestwood neighborhood campus.

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Birmingham’s Bobblehead Vulcan is now part of the Bobblehead Hall Fame in Milwaukee

Vulcan Bobblehead inside the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photo from Vulcan Park and Museum

Touring Milwaukee, Wisconsin anytime soon?  Skip, the Miller and PBR brewery tours. The first place you should visit is the new National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum’s and its newest occupant – Birmingham’s own Bobblehead Vulcan.

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