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Fences At the Cloverdale Playhouse

Fences At the Cloverdale Playhouse

By on 30 April, 2018 in Amanda Burbank, Art, Fun with 0 Comments

The Cloverdale Playhouse’s production of August Wilson’s play Fences opened in Montgomery the same weekend as the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. This is a momentous moment for our city, a call to confront the horrors of the past and to push forward towards change. Wilson’s plays have been awarded multiple Pulitzer Prizes for […]

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“Little by Little, One Travels Far”

“Little by Little, One Travels Far”

By on 27 April, 2018 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“The wide world is all about you: you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot ever fence it out.” -J.R.R. Tolkien Our current production at the Playhouse, August Wilson’s Fences, is one of our biggest undertakings yet. It is not our largest cast, nor is it our most intricate set (though the set is quite […]

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Looking Forward to a Big Saturday

Looking Forward to a Big Saturday

By on 18 April, 2018 in Fun, Karren Pell with 0 Comments

One of my most favorite events of the whole year, The Alabama Book Festival, is this Saturday, April 21, from 9:00-4:00 at Old Alabama Town on 301 Columbus Street. It is open to the public, is so much fun, and this year has fabulous authors. The fun starts before Saturday! Thursday night the Capri Theatre […]

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Kress Lives: Remembering Monroe

Kress Lives: Remembering Monroe

By on 10 April, 2018 in Art, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

A local street named after our nation’s fifth President was once an “epicenter” of Montgomery’s black culture and capitalism. This week, a new multi-night project based in the newly-rennovated Kress Building downtown is taking a look back at the heyday of Monroe Street. “Remembering Monroe” will kick off Thursday with an oral history of Dean […]

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It’s All About the Books

It’s All About the Books

By on 15 March, 2018 in Fun, Karren Pell with 0 Comments

On April 5 at 7:00 in the church on Columbus Street in Old Alabama Town, the Old Alabama Town Revue will present its April Show: “It’s all About the Books: We’re singing about the Alabama Book Festival.” The Old Alabama Town Revue Crue usually closes their 2017-2018 season with a salute to the Alabama Book […]

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Ghosts and Goats: Spectre at Jackson Lake Island

Ghosts and Goats: Spectre at Jackson Lake Island

By on 9 March, 2018 in Amanda Burbank, Fun with 0 Comments

Strangely in my many years of enjoying local nature, I have, until now, neglected to visit a great treasure just a few minutes outside of Montgomery. I’ve enjoyed the great outdoors from simple playgrounds, to many of our local formal trails, to picking mulberries through a backyard that had hidden access to a spillway. I’ve […]

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Finally … The Seats!

Finally … The Seats!

By on 7 March, 2018 in Art, Fun, Sandra Nickel with 0 Comments

As I watched the Oscars this past Sunday, it occurred to me that—for the first time in many, many years—I had seen almost all the nominees for the major awards. Yes, I had seen two while visiting my brother in Dallas. Frank sees virtually every movie released! But many of the others had been screened […]

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Four Things For a Weekend

Four Things For a Weekend

By on 5 March, 2018 in Food, Fun, Kate and Stephen, Restaurant Reviews with 0 Comments

Some weekends, you might do nothing. Some weekends, you might try to do too much. We did about four noteworthy things this weekend, and felt like they comprised the right amount of “stuff” on a weekend. We weren’t in full “slacking on the couch” lazy mode, but we weren’t hectically scheduled either. Here are the […]

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In Like A Lion

In Like A Lion

By on 23 February, 2018 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“March is a month of expectation.”– Emily Dickinson This month is a very busy and exciting time at the Cloverdale Playhouse. March is a time of shift as we experience the thaw of winter that leads into the bloom (and allergy season) of spring. I’ve always found that the period of seasonal shift brings with […]

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Guitar Pull Documentary

Guitar Pull Documentary

By on 16 February, 2018 in Art, Fun with 0 Comments

The documentary Commit to the Song: The Joe Thomas Jr. Guitar Pull will have a hometown screening on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at the Capri Theatre. The screening begins at 5:30 p.m. General admission is $10 or $8 for Capri members. Immediately after the screening, a reception will be held at the Cloverdale Playhouse. “Despite deaths […]

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