Chorale concert is May 11

Residents will hear many familiar Hollywood standards.

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»

Inspection time

Inspection time

There were plenty of cars and lots of food and fun April 20 at the annual “Cruisin’ Thru the CRCT’s Car Show” held at Willis Road Elementary School in east Coweta County. Joining in the fun was 17-month-old Owen Kyzer of Newnan who just had to see a shiny fire truck up close and personal. Photo/Ben Nelms.

WWII Heritage Days keeps the spirit alive this weekend in PTC

The CAF Dixie Wing will recognize local WWII veterans at the WWII Heritage Days Opening Ceremony on Saturday, April 27 10 a.m.-11 a.m. The ceremony will recognize local WWII veterans and kick of the 10th annual history festival. Photo/Special.

Experience the sights and sounds of the Greatest Generation when the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing hosts the tenth annual “WWII Heritage Days” April 27-28. The history festival will be held at the Historical Airpower Facility, Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field in Peachtree City from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. both days.
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WWII Heritage Days set for April 27-28 at Falcon Field

The last original World War II Merrill’s Marauder in Georgia, Vincent Melillo (center), who turns 95 in July, is greeted by admiring ladies in period costume for last year’s event. Melillo bring his military memorabilia for the seventh year at WWII Heritage Days at Falcon Field in Peachtree City April 27 and 28. Photo/Special.

American military history will come alive on April 27-28 when the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing will host the 10th Annual World War II Heritage Days at its facilities at Falcon Field in Peachtree City. The two-day event will feature a variety of activities that will bring perspective to a war fought six decades ago. Read More»

‘Xanadu’ brings the ’80s back to life

The cast of “Xanadu.” Photo/Special.

In 1980, Australian pop sensation Olivia Newton-John and Hollywood song and dance icon Gene Kelly starred in a movie musical that many hoped would re-introduce the genre to a new generation of movie-goer. Instead, “Xanadu,” skated its way to becoming one of the most critically panned movies of the 80s and sounded the death knell for the movie musical for two more decades. Although the movie was a failure, the soundtrack with tunes penned by Electric Light Orchestra and Newton-John’s writing partner, John Farrar, became a record-breaking platinum hit. Read More»

Whitewater HS Choral Dept. presents ‘Hair’

 The cast of 'Hair' as performed by Whitewater High School students. Photo by Turner Photo design.

For the annual 10th annual Whitewater Spectacular, the WHS Choral Department is putting the finishing touches on the “American Tribal Love-Rock Musical Hair.”

“Hair” is a stage work in two acts that tells the story of the “tribe,” a group of politically active, long-haired hippies of the “Age of Aquarius” living a bohemian life in New York City and fighting against conscription into the Vietnam War. Read More»

Sandy Creek HS presents ‘Copacabana’

Sandy Creek High School presents Barry Manilow’s “Copacabana” April 18-21 at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone. Show times are 7 p.m. on April 18, 19, and 20 and 2 p.m. on April 21. From left, Korin Blake-Chung, Tyler Spezzano, Katelynn Dallman, Jerrell Melton, Jackson Mulhall, and Chisom Awachie. Photo/Special.

Sandy Creek High School’s Choral Department presents Barry Manilow’s stage musical “Copacabana” on April 18-21 at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone.

Show times are 7 p.m. on April 18, 19, and 20. A matinee at 2 p.m. will be presented on Sunday, April 21. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the SCHS front office for $7 or at the door for $10.

“Copacabana,” written by Barry Manilow, Jack Sussman, and Bruce Feldman, is described by MTI International as “a love letter to the Technicolor musicals of the 1940s.” Read More»

Auditions are set for ‘The NeverEnding Story’

A Company of Friends Theatrical Productions will hold open auditions for the Fantastical Adventure Production of “The NeverEnding Story” on April 16. All ages from 8 years through mature adults will be cast in this high action and special effects filled show. Everyone will have a wonderful time portraying the fantasy characters that come to life right in from of the audience’s eyes. Auditions will be held at the Fayetteville First United Methodist Church in rooms 240 and 250 upstairs. Read More»

Fayetteville author’s military background aided new book

Fayetteville author’s military background aided new book

As a college recruiter, Quinn Cooper saw the country. Traveling the country, along with a military intelligence background, has now catapulted Cooper into the growing class of published Fayette authors.

Cooper will launch his thriller “Who’s Watching the Watcher?: A Ted Teagan Thiller” at the New Writers Night at the Barnes & Noble in the Ashley Park shopping center in Newnan April 25.

But the publication of his book is not an overnight success story. Instead, it’s a story that had a near-fatal beginning, before the book was finally published. Read More»

Tony Award-winning play ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ opening in Newnan

Gerald Kemp “driving” Lamar Payne. Photo/Special.

Alfred Uhry’s “Driving Miss Daisy” opens April 11 at 8 p.m. in NTC’s Black Box theatre. This heart-warming story is directed by Tony Daniel and stars Susan Patterson, Gerald Kemp, and Lamar Payne. Daniel, Patterson and Payne have long been associated with NTC and have many shows to their credit. Kemp is a newcomer to NTC. Read More»