Los Lobos set to rock the Fred Saturday

Los Lobos bring their unique musical stylings to the Fred this weekend. Photo/Special.

The Fred will host two Grammy Award Winning bands, Los Lobos and Los Lonely Boys May 18 as the opening show of the Lexus of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series. Read More»

Thousands expected for art show

Downtown Fayetteville will be crowded with events all weekend long. Photo/Special.

Downtown Fayetteville will be brimming with excitement all weekend among scores of fine art, history, food, and family fun displays that arrive annually this time of year. The Fayette Fine Art Show, Taste of Fayette, and Taste of Living History will all be happening on and around the courthouse square at various times this weekend. Read More»

Coweta choral group headed to Scotland in 2014

On Saturday night, May 4, Masterworks Chorale presented its final concert of the season, “Music of the Big Band Era,” featuring guest band “Still Swinging” and the Centre Masterworks Youth Chorale.
At the concert, Newnan Mayor Keith Brady presented the youth chorale’s director, Millie Lanier Turek, with an official invitation for the group to represent Newnan in a cultural exchange with sister city Ayr, Scotland, in June of 2014. The request came from the Coweta Cultural Arts Commission. Read More»

Readers should book it to the library sale for bargains

The Friends of the Fayette County Public Library is an organization devoted to assisting our county’s library in filling their needs. There are always needs beyond what the county budget allows and a $10 individual membership will go a long way.
The 501(c) 3 organization began in 1985, a year before the library moved from its original location on Lee Street, to a temporary location near the old county jail. The Fayette County Historical Society has occupied the Lee Street location since 1888. Read More»

‘Hooray for Hollywood’ is this Saturday

The Southern Crescent Chorale wraps up their 11th season with a fun-filled concert at the Southern Ground Amphitheater May 11 at 8 p.m. “Hooray for Hollywood” will be an energetic concert featuring the Chorale, soloist, and band performing music from movies of old and today. You’ll hear tunes such as “Eye of the Tiger,” “Old Time Rock and Roll,” “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend,” “Jailhouse Rock,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Over the Rainbow,” “Stand By Me,” “James Bond Theme,” and many more. Read More»

Documentary film series to screen at library this summer

On May 15 at 6:30 p.m., the Fayette County Public Library launches a new series of free film screenings for adults, set to run through August. The public is invited to “Dig into Documentaries” all summer long, with a selection of eight films covering a wide variety of true-to-life topics. The goal of the film series is to educate, entertain and enlighten, and the lineup is a potpourri of titles designed to offer something for everyone. Free popcorn and lemonade will be available for audience members to enjoy, courtesy of the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library. Read More»

Historic homes, garden tour is Saturday

The Reese home is one of the homes featured on the tour.

The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society and the Coweta County Master Gardener Extension volunteers are hosting a Tour of Historic Homes and Gardens today. The tour, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is unique in that it combines history and horticulture. Come and explore life as it was in the 1860s. The proceeds from the tour will be used for educational programs supported by both organizations. Read More»

A 36-year tradition continues this weekend with a special choral performance

“Everything Music 2013: New York, New York,” marks the 36th year of a Fayette County tradition.  The Fayette County Select Chorus show will incorporate singing, dancing, costumes, and sets to tell the story of a young person fulfilling a lifelong dream to hit it big on Broadway.  An energetic show with an eclectic array of music, there will be something for everyone.  You will hear new popular songs such as “Home” by Georgia native Phillip Phillips, “Already Gone” by Sugarland, and “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye.  Many show tunes from various Broadway musicals will also be featured. Read More»

Concert tickets on sale Friday for show at the Fred

The classic 90s band Toad the Wet Sprocket is coming to Peachtree City this summer. The show is July 13, and tickets for existing Fred patrons will go on sale May 3 at 10 a.m. Existing patrons can buy either at The Fred box office or online at ticketalternative.com with the presale password. All others may purchase tickets beginning May 6 either online at ticketalternative.com or by visiting the Fred box office at 201 McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City. Reserved tickets range from $35-$45 with lawn seats selling at $25. Picnic tables are $330 and Gold and Belgard Terrace tables are $390. Read More»

Suspense story opening in Fairburn

Theatre lovers have a treat in store this weekend in Fairburn.

The suspensful “Wait until Dark” opens this weekend at the Southside Theater Guild in Fairburn. The play tells the story about a cool-as-ice psychopath smooth talking his way into the home of an unsuspecting, recently blinded housewife. Unbeknownst to her, she is harboring a dangerous prize, and he’ll use every trick to get it. Spend an evening on the edge of your seat with the genre Hitchcock made classic. The show opens Thursday at 8 p.m. and runs weekends through May 19. Ticket prices for the first weekend are advanced online $14, $15 at the door. Read More»