Friends meet up to make music in Newnan

Friends meet up to make music in Newnan

Pickin’ on the Square in downtown Newnan always draws plenty of acoustic musicians. But not all are from Coweta County. Jesse Cawley, at left, is from Opelika, Ala., and Dale Gentry is from Bowdon. The friends decided the grounds of the historic courthouse would be a good place to meet up and spend an afternoon making music. Photo/Ben Nelms.

'Forever Plaid' at Southside Theatre Guild this weekend and next

Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn will present the hit musical, “Forever Plaid,” Thursday-Sunday, August 2-12.

This deliciously goofy revue centers on four young, eager male singers killed in a car crash in the 1950’s on the way to their first big concert, and now miraculously revived for the posthumous chance to fulfill their dreams and perform the show that never was.  Read More»

‘Princess Tea Party’ returns to Fayetteville Train Depot

In the top row, from left, are Mary Kuhn, Emily Blum, Leah Larson, Aaliyah Miles and Mallory Hu. In the bottom row are Camille Edwards, Paige Smith, Amanda Lindsey, Julia Stitt and Kelly Blackmon. Not pictured are Carolyn Balkovetz and Kelly McCarty. Photo/Special.

The Twilight Theatre Company will present its fourth annual production of “A Princess Tea Party” at the Historic Train Depot in Fayetteville on August 10 and 11. This show is perfect for mothers, daughters, grandmothers, and granddaughters.  “A Princess Tea Party” brings together favorite fairytale princesses, who share stories and songs about living, loving, and dreaming big. Read More»

Zombies invade F’ville’s Southern Ground

Zombies invade F’ville’s Southern Ground

This Saturday, July 28, Fayetteville will get a rare performance by the 60’s British pop group, The Zombies with opening act, R&B, Inc.

Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone, two true stalwarts of classic English pop, have reunited after three decades to perform an incredible live show that captures the spirit of the British Invasion. Their return to the concert stage is of particular importance to fans, since many never had the opportunity to see the band live during its brief existence in the 60’s. Read More»

‘Cinderella’ continues this weekend

Sarah Spencer will appear as Cinderella and Michael Reep will portray Prince Charming in the production. Photo/Special.

The magic of live theater comes to the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater this summer through the Twilight Theatre Company’s presentation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s musical classic “Cinderella.”

Originally televised in 1957, this is the only Rodgers and Hammerstein musical to be written specifically for television. Read More»

Gobble up and talk turkey

Gobble up and talk turkey

The turkey named “Turduckin” sitting on 13-year-old Cameron Tyson’s shoulder is a proud resident of the 180-degree Farm in east Coweta County. Cameron was joined at the farm July 14 by friends and Peachtree City residents Nathan Ruck (L), age 21, and 14 year-old Alex Ruck. The 180-degree Farm is an all-organic, non-profit enterprise established by Nicole and Scott Tyson. As for Turduckin, he hung around with his buddies in the duck paddock for so long that the Tyson family gave up on trying to convince him that he’s not a duck. “He just keeps flying back in,” Scott said. Read More»

The Kingston Trio plays Southern Ground Amphitheater – July 21

The Kingston Trio plays Southern Ground Amphitheater – July 21

This Saturday, July 21, Fayetteville will be taken back to the original West-coast folk music stylings of The Kingston Trio; with opening act, Shades of Blue.

The Kingston Trio is one of the few groups today that has survived the many changes in the world of music. They have remained consistent in their sound, which probably explains their resurgence in popularity over the last few years. Read More»

Newnan's STAR presents 'Doubt' dinner theater

The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts’s STAR program will present a dinner theatre production of the play “Doubt”, by John Patrick Shanley, July 19 through 21. Tickets are $20, and reservations can be made through Monday, July 16 by calling the Centre at 770-254-2787. Tickets are by advance sale only.

Dinner at the Centre begins at 6:30 p.m. on all three nights- July 19, 20 and 21 - with the performance following.  Ticket prices include both dinner and the performance. Read More»

Unplugged starts at Maguire's July 21

On Saturday July 21, Maguire’s Irish Pub will host Senoia Unplugged a new performance platform for singer/songwriters and musicians. Wendy Charles Maguire, owner of Maguire's, explained “We are expecting it be a great night where you will hear many of the current crop of upcoming songwriters like Simone Simonton, Tim Maggart, Hope Cassity, Adam Hood, Destiny Brown, Skip Cochran and Abby Parks to name but a few.” Read More»

‘Editor’s Choice Award’ — in The Citizen's Facebook 4th of July photo contest

‘Editor’s Choice Award’ — in The Citizen's Facebook 4th of July photo contest

The “Editor’s Choice” Award goes to “4th of July Shades,” submitted by Noelle Oates. These All-American bathing beauties in their patriotic sunglasses stole our hearts. Pictured from left are Kirsten Oates, Jocelyn Price, Ashlyn Oates, Denver Oates and Ryan Price.

Fans of The Citizen submitted 47 photo entries and cast 1,644 votes in the five-day contest.