Smash hit Million Dollar Quartet features music you love at the Virginia Samford Theatre, June 10-27

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Can you tell Jared Freiburg has been playing piano since he was five? Jam out with him and other iconic musicians as he portrays Jerry Lee Lewis. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

What do you get when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins walk into a recording studio? One iconic night, the ultimate jam session and music that stands the test of time. Rock out to the tune of a true story when you purchase tickets for Million Dollar Quartet at the Virginia Samford Theatre (VST) June 10-27.

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Craving a staycation? We’ve got you covered with 9 unique Airbnbs in Birmingham, starting at $49/night

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Concerts downstairs and a cool hangout upstairs. Photo via Airbnb

Things are heating up and we’re ready to head on our next adventure. Luckily, we don’t need a passport or plane ticket thanks to these 9 Airbnbs in Birmingham that’ll make you feel like you’re seeing the city through a whole new lens.

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Solar-powered beer, historic news + open jobs this week in Birmingham

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Have a great week, Birmingham! Photo via Gregory J. Harber for Bham Now

Today’s newsletter is more stuffed than an over-enthusiastic kid’s toy at Build-A-Bear. Let’s not waste any more space and get rolling on new businesses, open jobs and skills-building events in Birmingham.

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Blachs Condominiums puts you right in the middle of all things downtown Birmingham

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Jess enjoys exploring the area around Blachs. Photo via Bham Now.

There is something truly special about experiencing the heart of downtown Birmingham. Check out how residents at Blachs Condominiums spend their time in the neighborhood and see why this former department store is the ideal location for your next condo.

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5 of Birmingham’s oldest businesses you need to check out, including the oldest Black-owned biz

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Check out five more of Birmingham’s oldest establishments, including the peaceful Buddy Vines Fish Camp. Photo via Bham Now.

We’re back folks with another round of Birmingham’s oldest businesses. Keep reading to learn the fascinating, fun and funny history behind a few of your favorite Birmingham stores, businesses and companies.

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Railroad Park is celebrating 10 years as “Birmingham’s Living Room”

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See how Railroad Park has changed. Photo via Bham Now

Grab your party hats because this year Railroad Park turns 10, and Birmingham is celebrating. Keep reading to learn more about the history of Downtown Birmingham’s largest greenspace and plans for its future.

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[PHOTOS] Flower power: 7 shops to get your next orchids

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bloom & petal. Photo via Bham Now.

For plant people, orchids are notorious for being difficult. Like a moody teenager, orchids need a lot of time, care and love from those around them. So if you’re looking to get started with one of these beautiful and delicate flowers, we’ve got seven shops where you can find them in Birmingham.

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Prioritizing mental health in the workplace is vital—how Children’s uplifts employees

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As Children’s of Alabama’s Emotional Wellness Director, Lou Lacey provides support to employees. Photo via Children’s of Alabama

Discussing feelings of on-the-job stress and anxiety is integral to facilitating a positive work-life culture. Since May is Mental Health Month, we tapped two experts from Children’s of Alabama to share why prioritizing your mental health is necessary for a workplace. Sound relevant? Let’s learn more about the services.

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Party time! 5 celebration spots for Cinco de Mayo in Birmingham

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Let’s taco bout this spread, okay?! Photo by Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Grab your party hats and get ready to feista (and then siesta) because Cinco de Mayo is coming up! Unlike last year, May 5, 2021 is bringing a few more in-person celebrations and we are here for it. Keep reading to see how you can celebrate.

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INSIDE LOOK: Eat at Panoptic opens in Irondale May 1

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Clear frys, full stomachs, can’t lose. Photo via Jacob Blakenship for Bham Now

Award-winning and slider-slinging Eat at Panoptic owner Chef Raquel Ervin is opening the business’s first brick-and-motor cafe in Irondale on Saturday, May 1 at 11AM. We got in for some first looks and first bites.

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Blachs—once Birmingham’s most celebrated luxury store, now gorgeous condos

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One of Birmingham’s favorite department stores in the 20th century, Blachs converted into high-end condos last year. Learn more about the history of the building, how residents enjoy living in a piece of local history and how you can call these gorgeous condos home.

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4th-grade super-volunteer + more honored as Hands On Birmingham celebrates 5 years

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Fourth-grader Ethan Hill receives his 2021 Ignite Award. Photo via United Way of Central Alabama

Thousands of selfless Birminghamians work overtime every year volunteering at their schools, churches, work and other areas to make a substantial impact. The 2021 Ignite Awards, presented by United Way Hands On, recognizes those outstanding community members who give their time to make the city we all love a better place.

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