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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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“You Are Not the Hobbit that You Were”

“You Are Not the Hobbit that You Were”

By on 6 July, 2018 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

   “The realm of fairy-story is wide and deep and high and filled with many things: all manner of beasts and birds are found there; shoreless seas and stars uncounted; beauty that is an enchantment, and an ever-present peril; both joy and sorrow as sharp as swords.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien I have long been a lover […]

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Jeff McLeod

Jeff McLeod

By on 19 June, 2018 in Art, Kate and Stephen, Music with 0 Comments

It has been a few years since we wrote about our favorite local “weird noise maker,” Jeff McLeod. Back in 2015, we talked about the diverse set of musical projects from McLeod that drove us to go see a performance at The Sanctuary (432 S. Goldthwaite). Before that, we were writing up his confrontational and […]

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Studio Ghibli Comes to Montgomery

Studio Ghibli Comes to Montgomery

By on 21 May, 2018 in Amanda Burbank, Art, Fun with 0 Comments

The first Studio Ghibli film I experienced was Spirited Away after it won Best Animated Feature at the 75th Academy Awards in 2003. I was instantly enchanted by the multiple worlds created by filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki filled with lush visuals and complex characters. This was a different kind of animated movie; it was profound and […]

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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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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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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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