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Donica Knight: A Southern Heart


To write a song, you must first hold a pen. For Donica Knight, it was holding onto a softball bat in her formative years that allowed her the confidence to later grab hold of the microphone and live her dream. This Prattville native is holding her own as a rising country star and a singer/songwriter on Nashville’s music scene.

Her striking blue eyes pale in comparison to the beauty within her soul. As young as 10 years old, she remembers praying for wisdom. As a girl she began to trust her gut and those instincts led her to a life changing decision her sophomore year at Auburn University.

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The State of Alabama Beer


Alabama, I can tend bar. I can tend bar because I know how to lay a pint glass to a tap and make smooth, pungent carbonated liquids slide steadily down into a slowly spinning pool of happiness. So what? So what yourself! You think you can do it perfectly, with a proper tall head (bubbles) on top, and not a sip spillin’ over the side?

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Just Keep Smiling with Giuliana & Bill Rancic


From gingham to gangnam, style goes beyond fashion. It’s the personal signature on everything we do. More than the clothes we wear, our inward style is reflected in how we go about life.
For the Alabama women who founded the Just Keep Smiling Foundation, they discovered a similar style- a heart that smiles beyond adversity.

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RSVP Montgomery Celebrates FIVE!


5 years. Thirty issues. Endless gratitude.
To our readers and supporters, RSVP Montgomery gives our most heart-felt “thank you.” To celebrate our community and its people is the very reason we exist and there is no occasion more suited to pause and reflect than an anniversary. As we celebrate our 5th, we invite you to join along as we journey through the answer to a question we’re often asked – “How did you get started?”

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This Round's On the House


Forget the usual boring answers like "gourmet kitchen" or "walk-in closets" - the most important feature of a home now is having "The Social House."

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Riverfront Revitalized


San Antonio. New Orleans. Memphis. Savannah. What is it that each of these cities share? River walks and riverfront developments that are not only huge recreational venues for locals, but manage to draw a sizable amount, sometimes millions, of tourists every year as well. Thanks to the planning and work that is ongoing at Montgomery's Department of Parks and Recreation, Montgomery may soon be able to add itself to that list.

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Henry VIII’s Controversial & Entertaining Story Brought to Life at ASF


Where could people in the River Region get a night’s worth of sex, violence and death; a history lesson; an examination of moral conscience and a current political commentary all in one place? At the Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s recent showing of Robert Richmond’s “Henry VIII.” Originally produced at Washington D.C.’s Folger Theatre in October 2011, “Henry VIII” examines the Tudor dynasty’s defining moment and an equally important moment in English history—the moment Henry met Anne Boleyn and pursues a divorce from Catherine of Aragon.

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Meet Katherine Webb


Her story rivals the fairy tale of “The Ugly Duckling,” and just as magical, it was the town of her birth where she realized her dream. On the stage of the Montgomery Performing Arts Centre, competing against 46 hopefuls, Katherine Webb became Miss Alabama USA 2012.

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Carrie MacLemore...anything but a Damsel in Distress


Some girls dream of becoming a movie star. Some girls dream of becoming a bride. For Carrie MacLemore, this was the year she achieved both, and unlike the title of her first feature film, she is far from a Damsel in Distress.

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