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?”
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.