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Photo courtesy of Vestavia Hills City Schools.

While it’s not usually ideal for teachers to have to turn away students from classes, arts education teachers at Vestavia Hills High School see it as a sign of growing interest and participation. Read more


From winning a national championship as a member of the Auburn football team in 2010 to starring in movies like “Woodlawn” and going on international tour with the cast of “Spamalot,” Blake Burgess has been busy since graduating from Vestavia Hills. Read more

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Photo by Sarah Finnegan.

In “Almost, Maine,” an off-Broadway play by John Cariani, the residents of a remote town near the Canadian border find themselves falling in and out of love in strange ways on a winter night. Read more



Photo by Frank Couch.

The Vestavia High School Fine Arts Department held its production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” on March 19. Read more


When VHHS Theater Director Alan Gardner needed an “old looking” dog for one of his plays, Sunshine, a mixed mutt from the Shelby County Humane Society, quickly became a part of the production’s thespian family. Read more


Talia Pepke

Photo by Steven Ross.

Talia Pepke didn’t choose theatre — she was tricked into it. Read more


VHHS Romeo and Juliet

Photo by Alan Gardner.

On Nov. 6, 7 and 8, the VHHS Theatre will present Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Read more


0714 Masterpiece Education

Photo by Katie Turpen.

This past spring, Letha Raulerson opened Masterpiece Education off Rocky Ridge Road in Vestavia Hills. She offers children’s camps, adult art classes, birthday parties, theater classes and more. Read more

Business Spotlights

From a small closet-sized space atop the Dollar General in Vestavia, to the creative enclave of Hoover’s Artists on the Bluff, The Seasoned Performers, continue to share their magic with audiences all over the mountain and beyond. Read more


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