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Slave Dwelling Project Commemorates Black History Month at Old Alabama Town

Slave Dwelling Project Commemorates Black History Month at Old Alabama Town

By on 12 February, 2015 in Carole King, Historic Midtown with 2 Comments

The Slave Dwelling Project is coming to Old Alabama Town to observe Black History Month and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights March. On Sunday, March 1, Joseph McGill will present the Slave Dwelling Project at the Old Alabama Town Reception Center. McGill is a history consultant and the founder of The […]

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Libations and Other Holiday Joys

Libations and Other Holiday Joys

By on 20 November, 2014 in Fun, Holidays, Karren Pell with 0 Comments

Look at your calendar–the holidays are shining on the horizon. Two of my favorite events are at the top of the season: Old Alabama Town Open House and Old Alabama Town Revue on December 4. If you haven’t figured it out, both events happen at Old Alabama Town! The Old Alabama Town Open House starts […]

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Singing the Blues and Hollering “Boo”

Singing the Blues and Hollering “Boo”

By on 19 September, 2014 in Karren Pell with 0 Comments

The Old Alabama Town Revue starts its fourth season on October 2 at 7 p.m. We are still on the first Thursday of every other month. We are still happily in the Old Church on Columbus Street in Old Alabama Town. We still have the band. I call us the OAT Crue. However, I am […]

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It’s All About the Books

It’s All About the Books

By on 21 March, 2014 in Karren Pell with 0 Comments

It’s almost spring! It’s almost spring! The Bradford pears are spreading lacy blossoms on sidewalks. Cheery daffodils wave from flower beds, and redbuds splash their color here and there. People, dogs, and children in strollers are out in the sunshine. Spring in Montgomery is a glorious thing. In addition to flowers, balmy breezes, and light […]

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Old Alabama Town in August

Old Alabama Town in August

By on 9 August, 2013 in Karren Pell with 0 Comments

I have been having quite the time lately. Mid-July I had company from Nashville, and we partied all weekend. Then I had to go to Nashville to continue researching my book on Randy Rayburn’s Sunset Grill — which meant I had to eat a bunch of food at his five star restaurant and drink champagne. […]

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Alabama Book Festival 2013

By on 27 March, 2013 in Carole King, Fun, Shopping with 0 Comments

Once again, the eighth annual Alabama Book Festival will be at Old Alabama Town in historic downtown Montgomery on Saturday, April 20. The gates will open at 9 a.m. with more than 40 exhibitors and vendors. The 2012 Festival brought in over 5,000 people from all over Alabama to hear their favorite authors and this […]

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Getting Over Sleeping Beauty

Getting Over Sleeping Beauty

By on 13 March, 2013 in Art, Fun, Karren Pell with 0 Comments

Thanks to Hans Christian Anderson, the Grimm Brothers, and Disney, many of us have a negative opinion of anyone who spins. Well, rethink that folks – this is 2013, not 1320 and spinning is cool! Besides, even if you are, dear reader, a Beauty, the chances that you would be allowed to sleep one hundred […]

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Christmas 2012

Christmas 2012

By on 19 November, 2012 in Karren Pell with 0 Comments

Every year, my husband complains in November that stores have Christmas stuff out and it is not yet Thanksgiving. I am going to risk his ire and fall in line with the early marketing scheme and send out a “Hark!” about two upcoming Christmas events. The Old Alabama Town Holiday Open House runs from 4 […]

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Zombies, Civil Rights, and Vikings

Zombies, Civil Rights, and Vikings

By on 3 October, 2012 in Karren Pell with 0 Comments

The Vikings Are Coming! The Old Alabama Town Revue took the summer off so I could focus on a book I am writing about my friend in Nashville, Randy Rayburn. But this Thursday night marks the return of OAT Revue at the Old Church on Columbus St. in Old Alabama Town. With the election looming, […]

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The Merry Month of May

The Merry Month of May

By on 2 May, 2012 in Karren Pell with 0 Comments

The merry month of May has arrived and much merriment abounds. Flowers are blooming, bees humming, breezes blowing, sun shining, and it is just generally a delightful time to be alive in sweet home Alabama and especially Montgomery — and most especially Midtown Montgomery. Coming right up is Cinco de Mayo and El Rey Burrito […]

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