Entertainment

Tribute Series at ‘The Fred’ wraps up with Departure

Peachtree City resident Chris Verdon is about to wrap up his third summer staging shows at The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater. He brings in tribute acts, bands that sound, if not look, like famous acts. Past tribute concerts at “The Fred” have featured Slippery When Wet, a Bon Jovi tribute band, Big Shot, a Billy Joel tribute band, and Departure, a Journey tribute band based out of Georgia, among others. Departure put on a crowd-pleasing show last summer and Verdon knew he had to bring them back. Read More»

The Grass Roots close out summer series at Southern Ground

The Grass Roots close out summer series at Southern Ground

This Saturday, August 18, Fayetteville will get an exciting evening of classic rock and pop hits from the 60’s group, The Grass Roots; with local opening act, Final Answer Band. Read More»

Billy Ocean closes out summer series at ‘The Fred’

Billy Ocean closes out summer series at ‘The Fred’

Billy Ocean is the most successful British black male artist that Britain has ever produced, one who has sold over 30 million records in his lifetime.

He has collected numerous Gold and Platinum records across the world and hit the No. 1 spot worldwide on pop charts including the USA, Australia, Germany, Holland, and the UK. Billy has achieved extraordinary success as both an artist and a songwriter. Read More»

Free guided hike at Flat Creek Nature Preserve this Friday

A section of the 1200-foot boardwalk through Flat CReek Nature Trail. Photo/Special.

Part of “One Book, One Peachtree City”

Peachtree City Library, in association with Southern Conservation Trust, announces a free guided hike through Flat Creek Nature Preserve, led by Mike Swanson, program coordinator at Fayette County Parks and Recreation, on Friday morning, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m.

Attendees should gather in the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater parking lot at 201 McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City. Read More»

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»