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Private Lives

Private Lives

By on 8 December, 2018 in Art, Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

Private Lives, the last play of the Cloverdale Playhouse’s 2018 season, is a fascinating experiment. The play suggests a hypothesis about what might happen if you were trapped an audience in a room with four loathsome screaming monsters for two hours. The four monsters are all themselves trapped in webs of relationships with one another, […]

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It’s Not All Brioche and Brandy

It’s Not All Brioche and Brandy

By on 3 December, 2018 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“I’ll go and see anything so long as it amuses me or moves me. If it doesn’t do either I want to go home.” – Noël Coward I am not a fan of reality TV. I know that may put me in the minority of television viewers as there are literally hundreds of shows dominating the small […]

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MMFA’s new sculpture garden

MMFA’s new sculpture garden

By on 25 November, 2018 in Art, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

On a recent Sunday, we were taking the dog to our muddy public dog park and decided to swing by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts to see what was happening there. Alas, we missed the Artists’ Market, which had been the previous day, but we did get to wander around the place. There was […]

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It’s Art Trail Time!

It’s Art Trail Time!

By on 15 November, 2018 in Art, Fun, Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 1 Comment

It has become a tradition! For the third straight year, studio artists in the Cloverdale-Idlewild neighborhood will open their workspaces to visitors during the first weekend of December. The Cloverdale-Idlewild Art Trail is an easily walkable 12 block showcase of five studios and more than 15 artists. This year, it will be on Saturday, December […]

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There’s No ‘I’ in “Theater”

There’s No ‘I’ in “Theater”

By on 26 October, 2018 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller  Director Alexander Zeldin once said: “Theatre is always about together, whether it’s the audience and the performer or the group of people that are making the work or the wider community that the work is connected to in some way.” As […]

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“We Could Play at Questions!”

“We Could Play at Questions!”

By on 28 September, 2018 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“It is not hard to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall, it’s a painting, and if you can walk around it, it’s a sculpture.” -Tom Stoppard Heads or tails? Left or right? Yes or no? “To be or not to be?” In life we are faced with endless questions, choices we must […]

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“Decide Not to Surrender. That is Strength.”

“Decide Not to Surrender. That is Strength.”

By on 4 September, 2018 in Art, Sarah Thornton with 1 Comment

“There are four things in life that will change you: love, music, art, and loss. The first three will keep you wild and full of passion. May you allow the last to make you brave.” -Erin Van Vuren Friends, this has been a rough month. Sure, it has been a bit more humid and hot […]

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Go Beyond Your Form

Go Beyond Your Form

By on 2 August, 2018 in Art, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“Decisions are made by those who show up. Don’t ever forget that you’re a citizen of this world.” -from “The West Wing” by Aaron Sorkin As I have said time and time again, theater is a team sport, and especially community theater. Every part of the machine has to work together to bring a play […]

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The Hobbit

The Hobbit

By on 23 July, 2018 in Art, Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

The stories we hear or read in childhood tend to stay with us for the rest of our lives. They infect our dreams while coloring our expectations for all future narratives. Some of this is because we are so impressionable at a young age. Some of it is because childrens’ stories tend to boil ideas […]

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There’s Summer Yet for Art Camps

There’s Summer Yet for Art Camps

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

We don’t have children, so sometimes we forget to write about the many activities that Montgomery has available for young ones, particularly in the summer. (Note: If you are interested in covering the array of child-friendly events around Midtown, check out last week’s post about how to write for our site). That’s why we wanted […]

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