“I’m just sneaking in the back,” a customer jests as Lynn North, the owner of Amy Head Cosmetics in Homewood, warmly greets her with a hug. “Oh, that’s what it’s there for!” Lynn exclaims, “I’m sorry I don’t have on my lipstick, you caught me finishing lunch! Come on in, and we’ll see what Amy can do for you.”
Europeans know Tennessee exists because of Jack Daniels whiskey and country music. Bright neon lights, smoke, drinks, crowded rooms, and really loud music are ordinary in “Music City” bars and music venues. But only a select group of musicians have what it takes to really catch attention away from the noise of Music City. “There are a million great musicians,” says drummer Bobby Blazier of crowd-pleasing band The Nashville Alternators. “But the ones that play it from the heart, well that's rare.”
For David Averyt, downtown Birmingham isn’t just a work area, it’s home. For the past …
Giant letters spelling the word “Alabama” jut out from a building on Third Avenue. It’s …
Sitting at the corner of 79th Street and Second Avenue South, the Lovelady Center serves the community by providing shelter and assistance to women and children.
It’s not easy to find a great record store with classic albums or one-of-a-kind finds. Whether it’s a 33 r.p.m., a 45 or an 8-track, Renaissance Records in Five Points South is a haven for music lovers and collectors alike.
The dusty red bricks of Southtown’s community center have seen people come and go for decades. These old bricks are one of few constants in the housing community. Within the last nine years however, another constant emerged.
When the bars at Holman Correctional Facility closed behind Grady Bankhead in 1986, they closed on the self-described “angriest man in the world”, a man facing death for capital murder, and still nursing wounds from a tumultuous childhood.
Kelly Housholder turned her passion and skill into a dream job