Improv comedy show benefits Promise Place

2015 focus on teen dating violence

Promise Place, a nonprofit agency serving victims of domestic violence, is hosting its annual improv comedy benefit, “Promise You’ll Laugh,” in connection with “Teen Dating Violence Awareness” month, February.

The event is set for The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone on Friday and Saturday, Feb.20 and 21. A professional group from Whole World Improv Theatre in Atlanta will entertain the audience with 100 percent of the proceeds directly benefiting Promise Place. Read More»

PTC Library closing Jan. 16 - 19

Short closure caused by system upgrade

The Peachtree City Library will be closed Jan. 16 through Jan. 19 for a major upgrade to the PINES integrated library system – the electronic lending network that allows users to borrow books from nearly 300 libraries in 140 counties around the state.

Library users will not be able to access their library accounts online during this time period, and the Library staff asks users to keep checked out materials during the closure. No fines will accrue on the dates the library is closed. Read More»

McIntosh’s Shelby Bock to compete on ‘American Idol’ Jan. 7

Shelby Bock in a Fox publicity photo.

McIntosh High School senior Shelby Bock will be on Fox Network’s “American Idol” at the beginning of the New Year, crooning out tunes with her guitar and ukulele on television.

The 16-year-old auditioned in Nashville in July and her performance will be aired on Jan. 7 and 8.

She was also interviewed by the Washington Times a few weeks ago after she performed with her ukulele at Eddie Owen Presents, an independent music and songwriter venue voted Best New Music Venue by Atlanta Magazine, in Duluth.
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Fifth-graders ready for ‘Shrek Jr., The Musical’

Cleveland Elementary fifth-graders are thrilled to read through their scripts of “Shrek Jr., The Musical.”  The show will feature fifth grade students and members of the Cleveland Elementary School chorus. The show dates are May 1 and 2. Photo/Submitted.

Script practice

Cleveland Elementary fifth-graders are thrilled to read through their scripts of “Shrek Jr., The Musical.”  The show will feature fifth grade students and members of the Cleveland Elementary School chorus. The show dates are May 1 and 2. Photo/Submitted.

Uncle Scrooge with a humorous twist

Pictured rehearsing for Newnan Theatre Company’s production of The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of “A Christmas Carol” are (L to R) Allison Yost, Tony Daniel and Andi Laaker.  The show runs Dec. 16-21. Visit www.newnantheatre.org or call 770-683-6282 for more information. Photo/Submitted.

Newnan Theatre peforms two versions of a Christmas classic, ‘A Christmas Carol’

In the spirit of Christmas, the Newnan Theatre Company is performing Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” with a few twists. It will perform the classic version of the story with Newnan native Dale Lyles’ “A Christmas Carol: The Musical,” but they are also putting on a slightly different version of the perennial Christmas classic in their black box arena.

Newnan Theatre Company will be performing The Farndale Avenue Housing Estates Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s (F.A.H.E.T.G.D.S.)Production of “A Christmas Carol,” a raucous comedy by David McGillravey and Walter Zerlin, Jr. Read More»

Light show goes on

Popular demand extends show, USA Today votes top 10

The Atlanta Botanical Garden’s blockbuster “Garden Lights, Holiday Nights”–named one of USA TODAY’s 10 Best Public Light Displays in the United States for 2014–has been extended one week, through Saturday, Jan. 10.

The fourth annual show, which opened Nov.15, had been scheduled to close on Jan. 3 but is being held over by popular demand.

“The response to the show has been overwhelming, so we’re extending its run to give everyone a chance to come and enjoy what’s rapidly becoming Atlanta’s favorite holiday tradition,” said Garden President & CEO Mary Pat Matheson. Read More»

A Newnan tradition

A Newnan tradition

The night lit up in downtown Newnan on Dec. 13 as thousands turned out for the annual Christmas parade. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Let there be Christmas lights!

Let there be Christmas lights!

Six-year-old Addison Tilton, a student in the Primary Program from the Joseph Sams School, grins after she got to press the button that lit the Christmas tree in downtown Fayetteville Dec. 6. Tilton and her classmates performed Christmas carols right before the lighting of the tree. Photo/Bethan Adams.

This jolly old elf gets around pretty good

This jolly old elf gets around pretty good

At right, Santa was a hit with the kids at the Hometown Holiday celebration held Dec. 6 at Peachtree City Hall Plaza. Activities included holiday crafts for children, making s’mores and live performances by Huddleston Elementary School Chorus, Music Alive, The Stage Music Academy and Legacy Dance. Photo/Terri Ricker. Read More»

Sandy Creek's Gospel Chorus excels at competition

The Sandy Creek High School Gospel Chorus received high honors at the 3rd Annual “Bring the Noise” Youth Gospel Choir Competition Dec. 6, in Duluth. Directed by SCHS Choral Director Craig Robertson (far right), the chorus won second place in the judged competition and also received the People’s Choice Award. The chorus will perform at the SCHS Christmas Choral Concert Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at SCHS in Tyrone. Photo/Submitted.

Sandy Creek High School’s Gospel Chorus received double honors at the 3rd annual “Bring the Noise” Youth Gospel Choir Competition Dec. 6, at the Sugarloaf United Methodist Church in Duluth.

After placing second in the judged competition, the SCHS chorus won the People’s Choice Award, an honor bestowed on the basis of audience votes. The chorus received two cash prizes totaling $750. In addition, the chorus will receive a recording session at Tree Sound Studios in Atlanta. Read More»