5 Things to do This Weekend – September 12

5 Things to do September 12

It’s Thursday… Here are our picks for 5 Things to do This Weekend!   Oktoberfest @ Redstone Arsenal Activity Field, Thursday – Sunday Oktoberfest is one of Redstone Arsenal’s largest events that is open to the public. Oktoberfest has rides, fun and activities for ALL ages, not to mention some of the finest German Beers and scrumptious German […]

A New Season of Dance

huntsville ballet company

This post is one in a series that will introduce you to the Art of Huntsville, more specifically the performing arts of Huntsville. In this series, we will highlight the 2013-14 seasons of our many talented local performing arts groups from Fantasy Playhouse to Huntsville Community Chorus to our local high schools. You can read more posts in our Art […]

Ballet in Cowboy Boots

BILLY THE kid feature

Growing up, a big treat was piling into the station wagon (pre-SUV days) and heading to the drive in movies with my parents to catch a the latest cowboy movie.  I still love them! And I love ballet…so imagine my delight when I found out that Huntsville Ballet is performing Billy the Kid the Ballet […]

MOMIX – Botanica

momix botanica huntsville ballet company

It’s hard to describe Huntsville Ballet Company’s latest show, MOMIX Botanica, in words. It’s dance, color, lighting, giant puppetry, acrobatic moves and some really diverse music.  MOMIX Botanica is entertaining, to put it mildly. But don’t just take my word for it, here is what someone with credentials that matter said: “MOMIX spellbinds audiences across […]

Swingin' Good Time

pic-04

Tired of political chatter? Depressed about gas prices? Tense about insurance? Exhausted after a long summer with the kids? It’s time to travel back in time….back to a simpler day when music sounded big..really big. Big Music Nothing sounds bigger or better than Glen Miller! Unless you throw in the big band jazz of count […]

Hooping It Up!

When I was a kid, I remember the challenge was to see who could keep the hoop going around their waist the longest. If you were really good you could transfer the looping hoop from one arm to the other. Fire breathing hoopers! Grace and art But I was blown away the first time I […]

Why I support Merrimack Hall

merrimack hall huntsville al

There are a lot of things you can get involved in around town.  You can perform, volunteer, learn, explore, play and relax.  And we have amazing local organizations that help you do each of these things!  But, with time and money at a premium I had to choose one that I wanted to support.  Here […]

Swan Sighting

ballet-swan

I love seeing things behind the scenes. If you’ve ever been backstage before a performance you know exactly why. Months of hard work, stress, anxiety, anticipation and more hard work culminate in that moment when the curtain rises. Now don’t get me wrong, I am not a performer in any form or fashion! And my […]

The Magic of the Ballet

ballet-header

Like many litte girls, I wanted to grow up to be a ballerina. (and still haven’t quite given up that dream…) Yes I was that little girl you saw wandering around the grocery store, department store, and pretty much every other place a kid is likely to go in her pink sparkly tutu. And I rocked […]