October ’12

Music of the Night

Jay Spencer has been playing the Palace Theatre’s mighty Kilgen pipe organ since the early ’90s — and it still gives him tingles. When he begins playing, filling the ornate theater with vibrant sound, and the organ begins rising from the Palace orchestra pit, “it’s just an amazing feeling,” Spencer said.

Restaurant is full of Bliss

Bliss, a restaurant in Alliance, is approaching its first anniversary in business. It’s is an amusing contradiction — an upscale dining spot housed in a former gas station. Actually, the tiny building was formerly a gas station, then pizza parlor, hot dog shop and bakery. But thanks to Rosemary Burke’s wizardry, you’d never know it once you’re inside.