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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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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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A Thousand Words or One Act

A Thousand Words or One Act

By on 29 January, 2018 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 1 Comment

“Cages or wings? Which do you prefer? Ask the birds.” -Jonathan Larson, Tick, Tick… Boom! When I was a little girl, I truly believed that a viable career option was to become an elf in Santa’s North Pole Workshop. Whenever I was asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” that was […]

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The Journey Goes On

The Journey Goes On

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

“We do on stage things that are supposed to happen off; which is a kind of integrity, if you look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.” – Tom Stoppard There are so many wonderful plays in the landscape of theater, so many important stories and voices to be heard. Part of the […]

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Little Women at the Cloverdale Playhouse

Little Women at the Cloverdale Playhouse

By on 1 December, 2017 in Amanda Burbank, Art, Fun with 0 Comments

The Cloverdale Playhouse’s production of Little Women is sweetly nostalgic. Its minimalist stage design is like a line drawing; it is like the edges of memories, giving bits of form to contrast the blank spaces which are just as rich. In the absence of specific details in the set, which consist simply of a trunk, […]

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“A Little Kingdom I Possess”

“A Little Kingdom I Possess”

By on 27 November, 2017 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.” ― Louisa May Alcott Did you know that Louisa May Alcott did not want to write Little Women? She had already created […]

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Kickstart Some Art

Kickstart Some Art

By on 20 November, 2017 in Art, Fun, Kate and Stephen with 2 Comments

For several years now, the local holiday pop-up shop has become a fixture of our gift-acquiring (and subsequent giving) efforts. The pop-up shop an amazing annual project that brings together the work of local artists using all kinds of media for a limited time only. We only regret that it’s just open over the holidays, […]

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Art Trail in Cloverdale-Idlewild

Art Trail in Cloverdale-Idlewild

By on 13 November, 2017 in Art, Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

Not a day goes by when we don’t give thanks for living in our wonderful neighborhood. The wide streets are safe for jogging and dog walking, there are beautiful mature trees to provide shade (and drop plenty of leaves this time of year), and our neighbors are interesting and creative people. This time of year, […]

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