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And Then There Were None

And Then There Were None

By on 13 October, 2017 in Amanda Burbank, Art, Fun with 0 Comments

“Whole thing’s like a detective story. Positively thrilling.” declared Bo Jinright as Anthony Marston in one of many startling scenes during the Cloverdale Playhouse’s production of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. He was quite right. This production was thrilling, and as it was a mystery, I’m going to do my best to avoid […]

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Meandering Musical Day in Waverly

Meandering Musical Day in Waverly

By on 27 September, 2017 in Amanda Burbank, Art, Fun with 0 Comments

There are No Haters allowed at the Fall Boogie in Waverly, Alabama. It’s on the flyer next to No Dogs and No Glass. It’s on a pretty poster for sale at the Standard Deluxe design and print shop store where you spend way too long deciding which t-shirt you want to buy (the one with […]

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Caribbean Cocktails Spice Up Cloverdale

Caribbean Cocktails Spice Up Cloverdale

By on 7 August, 2017 in Amanda Burbank, Bars, Fun with 0 Comments

A classic Kids in the Hall sketch features a man making a cocktail in a blender in the supply closet at work. Once you have entered the world of exotic and complicated drinks, it seems like they become an obsession that changes your life. It was a single drink that turned Jeff Berry into a […]

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Peter Pan at the Cloverdale Playhouse

Peter Pan at the Cloverdale Playhouse

By on 21 July, 2017 in Amanda Burbank, Fun with 0 Comments

Last night, Wendy put the Lost Boys to sleep at my feet by telling them a bedtime story about Mr. and Mrs. Darling and their three children and a boy named Peter Pan. This was a well chosen story, as apparently Peter’s favorite stories are ones about himself. The Playhouse Troupe at the Cloverdale Playhouse […]

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Urban Gardening

Urban Gardening

By on 12 June, 2017 in Amanda Burbank, Farming, Food, Gardening, Outdoors with 0 Comments

My favorite place to be this time of year is sitting in the middle of my future vegetables. A cat usually wanders up and plops in my lap and I pull up some weeds that have emerged after the last big rain, but mostly I sit and stare at the wide leaves of the eggplant […]

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The Capitol Showcase Consumer Art Exhibition

The Capitol Showcase Consumer Art Exhibition

By on 19 May, 2017 in Amanda Burbank, Art with 0 Comments

As I scanned the room, lingering over cheerful landscapes and cubist faces, my eyes were drawn to the blue and yellow butterflies with a spiky black sea urchin floating around a shadowy self. Green and purple dripped down the grey human form like wild, alive colors that had to escape. I stared for a long […]

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The Crucible

The Crucible

By on 28 April, 2017 in Amanda Burbank, Art, Fun with 0 Comments

Leonard Cohen’s harsh rasp broke the silence and the near pitch black room was barely illuminated only by red hellfire-like light burning up from underneath the stage. From those opening moments, I felt the prickles of suspicion that the Cloverdale Playhouse’s production of The Crucible would be a different kind of theatrical experience. Then the […]

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