Jesseca Cornelson

Homegrown Pastime at the Cloverdale Playhouse

Homegrown Pastime at the Cloverdale Playhouse

By on 16 February, 2015 in Fun, Jesseca Cornelson with 1 Comment

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of watching the debut performance of Pastime, written and directed by Greg Thornton, at the Cloverdale Playhouse. The Playhouse selected the script (submitted under a pseudonym) for development in the 2014 Page-to-Stage series. The simple plot captures the complex dynamics of the contemporary American family. Ten years after the […]

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Up the Alabama River … With a Paddle

Up the Alabama River … With a Paddle

By on 23 July, 2014 in Fun, Jesseca Cornelson, Outdoors with 0 Comments

I’ve previously written about Alabama’s many rivers and my love of kayaking on the Coosa here before, and last year Kate and Stephen interviewed Alabama River Alliance’s executive director Cindy Lowry about Rivers of Alabama Day 2013. Last week, I was lucky enough to participate in ARA’s Defend Rivers Paddle, launching the new Defend Rivers […]

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Clybourne Park – A Review

Clybourne Park – A Review

By on 28 June, 2014 in Art, Fun, Jesseca Cornelson with 0 Comments

Montgomery truly has a treasure in the Cloverdale Playhouse. It’s a gorgeously renovated theater with a visionary artistic director in Greg Thornton, generous volunteers, and impressive local talent. For those not familiar with Bruce Norris’s Clybourne Park, the play’s first act picks up shortly after the end of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun […]

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Timon of Athens

Timon of Athens

By on 1 May, 2014 in Art, Fun, Jesseca Cornelson with 1 Comment

Saturday, April 26, marked the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s baptism as well as the “Modern English World Premiere” of Timon of Athens at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, completing ASF’s production of Shakespeare’s canon. Timon, co-written with Thomas Middleton, is according to the esteemed scholar known as the wikipedia, “generally regarded as one of [Shakespeare’s] […]

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Green Papaya

Green Papaya

By on 11 March, 2014 in Food, Jesseca Cornelson, Restaurant Reviews with 0 Comments

It seems like people either love or hate Green Papaya (409 Coliseum Blvd), and I can kind of see why. My first experience with Green Papaya was during my first year in Montgomery. I was living near the fairgrounds, and almost nightly I’d lie in bed in my lonely new town shaking the Urban Spoon […]

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The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Enjoying Alabama’s Outdoors

The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Enjoying Alabama’s Outdoors

By on 18 October, 2013 in Jesseca Cornelson, Outdoors with 2 Comments

If you’re already an avid outdoorsperson, this article isn’t for you. However, if you find yourself watching nature documentaries and thinking “that looks like fun” but aren’t sure how to get off the couch, then let me be your guide to getting outside. I’ve always enjoyed the casual day hike, especially because it’s something I […]

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Ride, Harriott II, Ride

Ride, Harriott II, Ride

By on 23 September, 2013 in City Living, Food, Fun, Jesseca Cornelson, Outdoors with 0 Comments

Okay, so the Harriott II isn’t technically in Midtown, but I’ve wanted to take a cruise on it since I first saw her. Last week, I finally got to live out my dream with a dinner cruise. My friend and I arrived shortly before the passengers were allowed to board. It had rained earlier, so […]

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The Railyard Brewing Company

The Railyard Brewing Company

By on 16 January, 2013 in Bars, Food, Jesseca Cornelson, Restaurant Reviews with 1 Comment

I’d anticipated the opening of the Railyard Brewing Company ever since I first tasted Chef Leo Maurelli’s divine little pimento cheese sliders and enjoyed Brewmaster Kade Miller’s brown ale and porter at the Front Porch Revival. I went to the Brewing Company (12 W. Jefferson St.) the first week or so they were open, back […]

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Front Porch Revival

Front Porch Revival

By on 20 August, 2012 in Jesseca Cornelson with 0 Comments

Friday, my friend and I attended a The Front Porch Revival event from 5-7 p.m. in the courtyard behind the Pine Bar. I have to admit that I was skeptical about coughing up $25 a person for what sounded like snacks (“locally sourced small bite food”) and a few sips of beer, but I couldn’t […]

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Stars Shine at the W.A. Gayle Planetarium

Stars Shine at the W.A. Gayle Planetarium

By on 15 August, 2012 in Fun, Jesseca Cornelson, Parks with 1 Comment

When I moved to town and was compiling a list of interesting things to do nearby, one of the first things that drew my attention was the W.A. Gayle Planetarium. I’ve had a fascination with planetariums for so long, I can’t even remember how it began. It belongs to that part of my childhood when […]

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