‘Smoke on the Mountain’ comes to Southside Aug. 9

Cast members include (L-R) Tina Cooper, Gloria Wright, Joely Pittman Layton, James Wojnowski, Jeff Cooper, Ed Richardson and Blaine Clotfelter. Photo/Special.

When seasoned actors get together to learn a new show, there is very little stress involved. Having done dozens of shows in their lifetimes, they know what it takes to learn their lines. How long it takes, how to set up a rehearsal schedule, the best method for memorizing lots and lots of lines. Then throw in the music, if it’s a musical. Seasoned musical theatre actors — still not fazed. Read More»

Documentary on segregation set to make a regional debut

The Newnan Cultural Arts Commission will present a screening of the new documentary “Three Days at Foster” August 29 at 7 p.m. at the Wadsworth Auditorium in downtown Newnan.
“Three Days at Foster” tells a powerful true story about the integration of sports at the University of Alabama in the shadow of segregationist Governor George Wallace’s stand in the schoolhouse door. On June 11, 1963, Wallace fulfilled a campaign pledge by blocking the entrance of Foster Auditorium, in a symbolic attempt to prevent the admission of two African-American students. Read More»

Tony-winning musical set to open tomorrow

The cast of "In the Heights." Photo/Special.

Twenty-five young men and women are singing and dancing as their voices and movements express their sheer joy of community and brotherly love. The beat is partly Latino pop/salsa, partly rap, and partly the inspiring heartbeats of those who are truly in love. Sound like a fiesta in some far away, exotic Hispanic locale?

The scene is actually a nearby rehearsal of talented performers at the Coweta Centre for Performing and Visual Arts on Lower Fayetteville Road in Newnan.
They are giving their all to create a dazzling theatrical production of “In the Heights.” Read More»

Rockers making a stop in F’ville

The Guess Who makes a stop in the county this weekend. Photo/Special.

This Saturday night, Fayetteville will receive a raucous visit from Canadian rockers, The Guess Who at the Southern Ground Amphitheater. Opening act is CTW from Jonesboro.

Experimenting with the sounds of freedom, psychedelic, and garage rock that were filtering across the border from Minneapolis, The Guess Who really made their biggest impact on American radio in 1968 with the single, “These Eyes”. Heralded as the beginning of the Canadian Invasion, “These Eyes” reached No. 3 in America with total sales of more than one million copies. Read More»

Broadway hit comes to Newnan

Left to right, top: Robby Patterson, Drew Roberts, Devin Johnson, Matthew Reindl, Brian Jordan. Left to right, bottom: Kari Lien, Laura Lien, Jonah Waggoner, Kelly McCarty, McCall Kimball. Photo/Special.

“Spring Awakening,” opening July 25, speaks directly to today’s teens. This 2007 Tony Award-winning Broadway rock musical by Duncan Sheik and Steve Sater is based on a late 19th century play by Frank Wedekind. Very controversial in its time, Wedekind’s play depicted German parents extending childhood long past the time when nature dictated it was over.
They essentially abandoned their children to cope with awakening sexuality without knowledge or support of any kind. Read More»

Sleight of hand

Sleight of hand

Magician Arthur Atsma puzzled and delighted children Thursday night at a special program offered by the Fayette County Public Library and the Friends of the Library. One of the crowd’s favorite tricks featured Atsma pulling more than a dozen coins from the ear of a young audience volunteer. Atsma’s humor even tickled the funny bones of the adults in the audience. Photo/John Munford.

It’s back to the 60s at The Fred

It will be a nostalgic night Saturday as some of the greatest singers of the 60s make an appearance in Peachtree City. Photo/Special.

It promises to be an evening of fun and nostalgia July 20 at The Fred. Four legendary artists will take the stage beginning at 8 p.m and their music will transport you back in time to that popular 60s show produced by Dick Clark, “Where the Action Is.” Paul Revere and The Raiders, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, The Association and Mitch Ryder of the Detroit Wheels will all be performing their hit songs reminiscent of that free, fun-loving time. Read More»

County will be rocking this weekend

Wet Willie is just one of the acts playing in the county this weekend. Photo/special.

This weekend will see a variety of music at the county’s two major music venues. On Friday night, The Fab Four plays the Fred in Peachtree City. The Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute show due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ songs, The Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing, Read More»

New digs trump previous PTC senior gathering area

New digs trump previous PTC senior gathering area

A number of classes are now available for seniors in Peachtree City with the expansion of space due to the addition of the newly-renovated McIntosh Place building. Bridge players take advantage of several classes held each week. Enjoying a round of duplicate bridge are (from left) Virginia Lee, Donetta Mills, Bob Johnson and June Slemons. The Fayette Senior Center now offers programming at McIntosh Place and The Gathering Place. Photo/Carolyn Cary.

‘Midsummer/Jersey’ opens in Newnan July 11

On July 11, Newnan Theatre Company hosts the Georgia premiere of Ken Ludwig’s “Midsummer/Jersey,” an adaptation of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Katherine Kicklighter is directing a cast of teenagers in the second of NTC’s Summer Series – 2013. Read More»

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