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The Great Sarah Miller Oscars Boycott

Considering it’s Oscars night, I had expected a lot of festivity at the club, especially after the bash Sarah Miller and Chanrda Chakravarthi threw last year to commemorate the 85thannual awards ceremony. Instead, I found things relatively quiet and, directed … Continue reading

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Super Bowl XLVIII, by the Numbers

  “Seriously?” I asked John Kiernan as we sat in the lounge waiting for Sunny Brown to begin her second comedy set.  “Seriously.  1.25 billion.” “Who would have thought so many chicken wings would be consumed in one day?” “It’s … Continue reading

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A Conversation with a Golden Age Great

  Of all the guests who’ve visited the Cobalt Club, Allen Bellman isn’t one I’m likely to forget any time soon.  Sporting a red shirt, Betty Boop suspenders, and sunglasses beneath a white coiffure, the octogenarian is a distinctive figure … Continue reading

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The Soprano and the Serpent

  Paula Reid placed the stuffed Hello Kitty figure on top of the amplifier – as she does before every Desperate Hero performance – and seemed completely oblivious that she’d just made one of the most remarkable statements ever heard … Continue reading

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There are no small roles…

As I passed by the lounge, I noticed Noelle Gunn sitting alone at a table for four, watching Desperate Hero set up for its first set.  She waved back at me as I crossed the room and sat down opposite … Continue reading

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The Radioactive Ostrich Award

Millicent stopped me at the coat check room, a small envelope in her hand. “Oh, good.  You’re here. This came for you.” I took it, removed a small horizontally-folded card, and glanced at the script written on it before looking … Continue reading

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Somewhere Close to His Dream

  Justin Chain has the distinction of being the first country artist to play the lounge here at the club.  Fresh from his appearance on The Voice, the 23-year-old musician wowed the audience with his distinctive sound and down-home charm, … Continue reading

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The View from the Club

Barbed sunset.

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The View from the Club

Upstairs at the Lyric Theatre.

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No Rules, Just Pickles

 The Cobalt Club recently had occasion to participate in the quest for Birmingham’s best fried pickles.  The search was initiated by Magic City artist Sarah Miller, a frequent patron and former employee of the club who publishes a bouncy little … Continue reading

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