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Pop-up shop updates

Pop-up shop updates

By on 11 December, 2014 in Fun, Holidays, Shopping with 0 Comments

Last week Carole King alerted us to the New South Maker’s Emporium, a pop-up shop full of goods by local artists. The folks at Helicity were kind enough to share some pictures from the store as well as a partial list of vendors here. If you haven’t stopped by, there’s still plenty of shopping time […]

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New Holiday Shopping Adventures at the Pop Up

New Holiday Shopping Adventures at the Pop Up

By on 1 December, 2014 in Art, Carole King, Fun, Shopping with 0 Comments

If you enjoyed Montgomery’s first attempt at new innovative retail—the Pop Up Shop, Tallapoosa Street Goods—you’re gonna love this year’s holiday Pop Up! The 2013 Tallapoosa Street location was in business for less than three weeks and sales totaled $11,000, with 33 artists selling goods from a week before Christmas to a little after New […]

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Why You Should Go to ASU’s First Annual Inaugural Dance Concert Next Week!

Why You Should Go to ASU’s First Annual Inaugural Dance Concert Next Week!

By on 10 November, 2014 in Art, Fun, Lynne Schneider with 0 Comments

Prepare for delight and amazement next week at the Tullibody Fine Arts Theater, when Alabama State’s brilliant new dance company will stage its inaugural performance. Dance can be a spectacular, breathtaking extravaganza, dozens of performers choreographed in wildly complex patterns of sound and movement, and dance can touch like chamber music, poignant and intimate. Whatever […]

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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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Conservation Projects with Surprises at the Governor’s Mansion

Conservation Projects with Surprises at the Governor’s Mansion

By on 18 June, 2014 in Art, Carole King, Historic preservation with 2 Comments

Restoration of the public rooms of the Governor’s Mansion continues with the completion of two art conservation projects. Recently, First Lady Dianne Bentley presided over the unveiling of the newly conserved painting in the Mansion’s historic collection, Mountain Tops in Snow, painted by Thomas Moran in 1878 and donated to the Mansion in 1977. The […]

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Art Out of Bounds

Art Out of Bounds

By on 9 April, 2013 in Art, Carole King with 0 Comments

Three organizations Come Together for Benefit Art Show: Art Created by Men and Women in Prison or Re-entry Programs   A first-time collaborative effort involving Aid to Inmate Mothers (AIM), Landmarks Foundation and Renascence Re-Entry Community is coming together in “Art Out of Bounds,” an art show and reception featuring works by the women of […]

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Capri Kickstarter: DCI or Die

Capri Kickstarter: DCI or Die

Editor’s Note: You have probably already seen several mentions of the new fund-raising campaign from The Capri. It has been covered in the newspaper. It has been all over the Internet and social media sites. It has been relentlessly Facebooked and Tweeted and they run an ad for it before every Capri movie. In fact, […]

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Shane Gillis: The MML Interview

Shane Gillis: The MML Interview

By on 25 February, 2013 in Art, City Living, Fun, Interviews, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

Editor’s Note: From time to time, Midtown Montgomery Living will conduct interviews with some of Montgomery’s more interesting residents. Today’s interview is with a Montgomery filmmaker, Shane Gillis, who is working on a full-length horror film. MML: We hear you’ve got a horror movie coming out. What can you tell us about the plot? Who’s […]

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The Helmet Project

The Helmet Project

By on 31 January, 2012 in High 5 Productions with 1 Comment

“We are a visually biased society, living in a time in which we can no longer believe in what we see” — Gary Chapman. Alabama artist Gary Chapman invited Barrett Bailey and Jon Cook Montgomery’s own High 5 Productions to help him with what he calls The Helmet Project. High 5 filmed and produced this […]

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The Art Scene

The Art Scene

By on 14 November, 2011 in Art, City Living, Fun, Kate and Stephen with 4 Comments

It was so weird to see so many people out downtown on Dexter Avenue at night. Everyone you talked to on Saturday night would, at some point, mention this incongruity and talk about how great it was to have so many people out on Dexter at night. It was like participating in some sort of […]

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