Birmingham artist Willie Williams, Jr. chosen to display sculpture in Chicago

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Willie Williams, Jr. outside of Studio 2500. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

Local artist Willie Williams Jr. recently took a trip up to Chicago to install his sculpture, “Trinity,” in West Pullman Park. But how did an artist from Alabama grab the attention of a Chicago art group? Keep reading to find out.

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How much do you know about Birmingham’s cosplay scene? Two experts give us the details—including a BSC counselor!

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When she’s not helping students at BSC, Pamela Grubbs-Lowery spends her time creating amazing cosplay looks like this one. Photo via Cameron Carnes.

Have you ever wanted to be someone else—outside of Halloween? You might consider looking into cosplay. Two Birmingham residents well-versed in the activity share helpful tips for becoming involved.

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Discover local Birmingham critters at the 16th annual Salamander Festival on Jan. 25

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How sweet are these little salamanders? Photo via Friends of Shades Creek on Facebook

Salamanders. Newts. Fire Lizards. No matter what you call them, it’s time to celebrate these short-legged, sleek-bodied, long-tailed amphibians during the Salamander Festival on Saturday, January 25 at Shades Valley Community Church in Birmingham.

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New development alert! Arden Place brings stunning homes to Vestavia

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You can throw together four walls and a roof and have a house, but well-designed, beautiful spaces for your family to grow are what truly makes a home. Photo via Slate Barganier

Looking to make a move in 2020? This gorgeous four-home development is currently under construction in Vestavia, headed up by popular Over the Mountain builders Slate Barganier. Once you see photos of their work, you’ll realize why these homes are going to sell fast.

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3 reasons the new basketball lockers at Southside’s Ramsay High School are a game-changer

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Girls basketball Head Coach JoVanka Ward at Ramsay High School. Photo via Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

“Teams are built in locker rooms,” said boys’ basketball coach Denton Johnson one rainy day at Southside’s Ramsay High School last week. This is why people behind the scenes wanted to have gorgeous new wood lockers built for the magnet school’s basketball gym lockers. Keep reading to find out all the details, and visit Closets by Design Central Alabama to see what they could do for you.

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Calling all movie stars! A Birmingham film is looking for extras.

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The scene is a Día de los Muertos (Day Of The Dead) party‚so come in costume.Photo via Día de los Muertos Alabama Facebook.

If you’ve never made it on the big screen, now is your time!  A film shooting right here in Birmingham is on the hunt for extras to be in a party scene on February 8. 

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Ciao Birmingham! Authentic Italian restaurant, Lé Fresca, opening soon on 2nd Ave. N.

The future site of Lé Fresca on 2nd Ave. N. Photo by Chaise Sanders for Bham Now.

What do you get when an Italian born and bred restauranteur opens a new pizzeria downtown? You get Lé Fresca and an ecstatic content producer who’s ready for authentic Italian food in Downtown Birmingham!

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Meet Dr. Sharif Melouk—Associate Dean in Alabama’s Forbes-ranked business school

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I got to sit down with Dr. Sharif Melouk, Associate Dean of the Manderson Graduate School of Business at The University of Alabama. Read on to find out more about Dr. Melouk as well as his best advice for furthering your career.

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Hoover’s Stadium Trace Village adds new concept office for ARC Realty. [PHOTOS]

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Realtors meeting at ARC Realty’s new Hoover office. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Stadium Trace Village is hot (Smoosh Cookies, Super Chix and MELT, we’re looking at you), and it just got hotter with the opening of ARC Realty’s new Hoover office. For two years the folks at ARC Realty have been working to design a welcoming, inviting space that feels like home. Find out five reasons why we think it’ll become your new favorite hangout.

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Want to help Australian wildlife? Here’s how to do it in Birmingham

Months of massive brushfires have decimated human and wildlife habitats alike. Photo copyright Matthew Abbott, via World Wildlife Fund Australia

If you’ve tuned in to the news or internet lately, you’ve probably seen the terrible fires that have been ravaging Australia. Although it seems that some coverage has slacked off, the crisis is far from over. Here’s how you can help right here in Birmingham.

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