Entertainment

PTC loses ‘Drop Dead Diva,’ canceled by Lifetime

“Drop Dead Diva,” the television show about a dead model trapped in the body of a plus-size lawyer, was canceled by the Lifetime Network this week. The show is filmed in Peachtree City and Senoia. Sony Pictures TV, which produces the show, may shop it to other networks. Read More»

Poetry Out Loud Friday night

The Peachtree City Library presents Poetry Out Loud on Friday evening, January 18, beginning at 7:30 p.m. This “after hours” program will feature poets Susan Lilley and Phillip Deaver who will read poems fro their most recent collections. Read More»

Coming soon to a theater near you

There are a number of good theater companies in the area and what they have on tap for 2013 seems sure to entertain audiences of all ages. Read More»

Senoia plans trolley tours to film locations in the area

Raleigh/Riverwood Studios President Scott Tigchelaar shows off Senoia’s next addition to the city’s burgeoning television and film industry. The old-fashioned trolley later this year is expected to provide guided tours to the two dozen locations around town where movies such as “Fried Green Tomatoes” and television shows such as “The Walking Dead” were filmed. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Anyone visiting Senoia knows many of the buildings added in the downtown area in recent times were constructed to look as if they have been there for 100 years. Now Scott Tigchelaar of Raleigh/Riverwood Studios is about to add another feature to the landscape — an old-time trolley that will provide tours for the city’s many movie and television locations. Read More»

The best films of 2012

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Last year, I decided to make a top 10 best films list. Since it was my first time, I was mildly careless and accidentally put “Breaking Dawn: Part 1” on my list when “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” was meant to be there. It’s been a year now, and I will not make a mistake so damaging to my masculinity this year. Here are, in my opinion, the films of 2012, in nor particular order: Read More»

Full slate of activities at Peach Drop

How are you spending New Year’s Eve? Going to a party? Watching football? Maybe take in dinner and a movie? If you haven’t decided yet or have thought about going big, consider the 24th annual Peach Drop at Underground Atlanta. The event features family friendly activities, musical performances and, of course, the 800 pound peach beginning its descent just before midnight. Read More»

Learning about basketball from Lady Chiefs

Learning about basketball from Lady Chiefs

The McIntosh girls high school basketball program served their community well by conducting their annual free ball handling clinic for over 40 girls in the 3rd-6th grade. This is their third year of teaming up with young girls from schools all over the county to help develop their basketball skills, and have fun. Photo/Special.

Holiday show benefits Sandy Creek fine arts department

Carla’s Dance Factory and Georgia Youth Ballet will again present their production of A Christmas Spectacular and The Nutcracker, Land of Sweets in collaboration with Sandy Creek High School’s Choral and Drama Departments next weekend. It is a show designed with the entire family in mind and truly has something for everyone. Read More»

Local movie with local talent premieres in PTC

Writer/director Kevin Raines and his cast of local actors gathered recently for the premiere of the short movie “Payton’s Pond” at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center. The cast from the movie, along with author, producer and director Kevin Raines (center), includes, from left, 14-year-old Caleb Peters, 13-year-old Joshua Sheppard, 11-year-old Taylor Green,, 14-year-old Cymia Telleria, 14-year-old Hope Gallegos, 17-year-old Colbie Zeno and 14-year-old Hunter Clark. Photo/Special.

Pretty much everybody in the area of Coweta and Fayette counties knows that Hollywood has come to southwest metro Atlanta. But how many know that this area is also producing movies with local talent? That was the case recently when the short movie “Payton’s Pond” shot in Heard County featuring a local cast had its premiere at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center.

Payton’s Pond is a dark, enigmatic short horror film about a group of seemingly normal children who sneak from home to spend the night at an abandoned campground, according to TwistedCentral.com Read More»

Christmas show benefits Sandy Creek fine arts

Carla’s Dance Factory and Georgia Youth Ballet will again present their production of A Christmas Spectacular and The Nutcracker, Land of Sweets in collaboration with Sandy Creek High School’s Choral and Drama Departments. It is a show designed with the entire family in mind and truly has something for everyone. Read More»