Art on the Rocks presented by Dale’s Seasoning announces rocking lineup at Birmingham Museum of Art. Get your tickets now.

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The Birmingham Museum of Art kicks off its 14th season of Art on the Rocks this summer. This year’s lineup features three distinctive Southern bands with three powerhouse female leads. Grab your tickets now for three nights of music, artist collaborations, interactive performances, food and cocktails.

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Modern, luxurious, eco-friendly … modular? Will Birmingham embrace this home-building trend?

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With contemporary design, eco-friendly materials and technological innovation, modular building is redefining conceptions of manufactured homes. Photo via Dvele.

The trend of “modern” modular homes is gaining a foothold in major Southeastern cities. In Charlotte, North Carolina, architect Frederick Laury recently launched the company MOD-CLT to serve the emerging market. Dvele, a high-tech modular home manufacturer based in California, has a sales office in Nashville, Tennessee. Will the trend come to Birmingham?

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5 reasons to choose Birmingham’s Motivated Movers for all your packing and moving needs

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Professional, prompt and courteous, the team at Birmingham’s Motivated Movers is ready to serve. Photo by Wade Cline.

Whatever size your move, here are the top 5 reasons you should leave it to the pros at Birmingham’s Motivated Movers.  Read on…. Continue reading “5 reasons to choose Birmingham’s Motivated Movers for all your packing and moving needs”

Whistling Table opening in June! And 7 other facts about chef-owner Mac Russell’s restaurant in Forest Park

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Since 2016, fans of Shindigs catering and food truck in Birmingham have anxiously waited for a brick-and-mortar restaurant from chef and co-founder Mac Russell. The wait is almost over. Renovations are wrapping up in the Forest Park location, and Russell plans to open the doors of Whistling Table around the first of June. Here’s what you need to know. Continue reading “Whistling Table opening in June! And 7 other facts about chef-owner Mac Russell’s restaurant in Forest Park”

5 u-pick strawberry farms just a short drive from Birmingham, and more

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Slather on the sunscreen and pack a cooler of drinks and snacks. U-pick strawberry season is still in full gear in Alabama for the month of May. Bham Now has the scoop on the strawberry farms within reasonable driving distance of Birmingham. Plus, we’ve got a sneak peek of u-pick options for June right here in Jefferson County.

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Could Morris Avenue be the Birmingham Retail Row? Check out Honeycreeper Chocolate, basic. and Heidi Elnora Atelier.

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Courtney Pigford of Honeycreeper Chocolate and Lacey Woodroof of basic. in front of their future Morris Avenue storefront. Photo via @abasicshop on Instagram

Visit Morris Avenue and you cannot help but notice the construction going full steam ahead on the 60,000-square-foot Founders Station. But there is a quieter transformation afoot. The Birmingham entrepreneurs behind Honeycreeper Chocolate and basic. have announced their dual storefront, opening this summer on the storied cobblestone street. They are leasing the space from Heidi Elnora, a local bridal designer whose boutique is next door. Could Morris Avenue become the Birmingham Retail Row?

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Vulcan is turning 114! Get your tickets for the Birthday Bash on June 3

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It’s the event of the year for family fun at Vulcan Park and Museum! Help Vulcan blow out his candles at his 114th Birthday Bash, along with “V” (Vulcan’s six-foot plush mascot), Birmingham City Mayor Randall Woodfin and City Council President Valerie A. Abbott as well as other city officials. Ice Cream from Piggly Wiggly and Bud’s Best Cookies will be handed out after V blows out his candles!

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Shop our Mother’s Day Gift Guide for the Market at Pepper Place

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Dayspring Dairy offers a variety of sheep milk cheeses and caramel spreads that any foodie mom will love. Photo by author

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 13. If that sentence just sent a wave of panic down your spine because you haven’t bought a gift yet, do not fret. Bham Now presents the 2018 Mother’s Day Gift Guide for the Market at Pepper Place. Open from 7 a.m. to noon this Saturday, the market has  gift options for every taste and budget.

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Meet Eric Jack, the Rotary Club of Birmingham’s 2018-19 president elect

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Ask Dr. Eric Jack what makes a person successful, and you will quickly understand the character of the man. Jack, who was recently named president elect of the Rotary Club of Birmingham for 2018-19, answers the question by recalling the qualities of Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela and Mother Teresa. He speaks of everyday people who sacrifice to serve their families and communities, as well as leaders, followers and frontline employees.

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More I-59/20 Southbound closures coming your way this week

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Rendering of Malfunction Junction in Birmingham after ALDOT completes its bridge project. Graphic by ALDOT

Weather permitting, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) will continue its project to improve the I-59/20 and I-65 interchange this week. That means more I-59/20 Southbound closures are ahead for Birmingham. Here’s what you need to know.

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Alabama Peanut Co. leases historic Morris Avenue location

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Jaime Thursby (left) and John Cassimus (right). Photo by author.

Drop by Alabama Peanut Co. on Morris Avenue, and you will find proprietor Jaime Thursby open for business – while undertaking renovations and learning the ropes of peanut roasting from building owner John Cassimus. You will also be enveloped by the most heavenly aroma of peanuts. It’s what happens in Birmingham when an energetic entrepreneur converges with the steward of a 111-year-old peanut roasting facility.

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C-SPAN honors Ramsay High School documentary contest winners

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Ta’Kaiya Cooper (left) and Ashleigh Richardson (right) with Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin. Photo via studentcam.org.

C-SPAN is in Birmingham today, Tuesday, April 24, to celebrate two 12th graders from Ramsay High School. Ashleigh Richardson and Ta’Kaiya Cooper won a second-place prize for their entry, entitled “You Matter,” in the news outlet’s 2018 StudentCam documentary contest.
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