Entertainment

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»

‘The Walking Dead’ to return to Senoia in 2013

“The Walking Dead” star Scott Wilson (known as Hershel Greene to fans) and his wife Heavenly took to the podium in downtown Senoia Dec. 1 just prior to the annual Light Up Senoia Christmas parade in which they served as grand marshals. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Looks like America’s top-rated television show will be returning to Senoia and Coweta County for its fourth season. Stalwart Films spokesman Mike Riley made the announcement Thursday at the meeting of the Coweta County Commission as he thanked the county and its residents for their support of the AMC network’s hit show, “The Walking Dead.”

"The Walking Dead" will be coming back for a fourth season and will be associated with Senoia’s Raleigh Studios, Riley said, adding that pre-production for the show will probably begin in March. Read More»

'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever' at Southside Theatre Guild

'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever' at Southside Theatre Guild

In Southside Theatre Guild’s production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” Grace Bradley, played by Missy Gossett, learns how difficult it is to produce her church’s annual Christmas pageant. Her task is even harder when the Herdmans, a group of loud, messy and rude brothers and sisters, join the cast. Of course, as anyone who has ever been in a play before, the show does come together and the children not only get a look at the magic of theater but also witness the magic of Christmas itself. Read More»

Santa takes old-fashioned ride in Fayetteville

Santa takes old-fashioned ride in Fayetteville

The annual Christmas parade was the kickoff to holiday festivities in downtown Fayetteville Saturday evening. Here, the Jolly Old Elf takes a carriage ride past the historic former courthouse on the square. Photo/Michael Boylan.

‘The Walking Dead’ star Scott Wilson leads Senoia Christmas Parade

‘The Walking Dead’ star Scott Wilson leads Senoia Christmas Parade

“The Walking Dead” star Scott Wilson (who plays Hershel Green) lost a leg in Episode 1 of the show’s third season after being bitten by a “walker.” But he got it back just in time (purposefully grabbing his right leg) to serve, along with his wife Heavenly, as grand marshal in Saturday’s Light Up Senoia Christmas parade. The down-to-earth veteran actor and Georgia native prior to the parade spoke about the hospitality and kindness shown by Senoia residents to the cast and crew of America’s top-rated cable television show. Read More»

Visit the wineries of the North Georgia mountains this weekend

The vineyard shown is owned by Steve Thompson, who lives in Fayetteville. Photo/Special.

The newly formed Mountain Wine Country Cooperative is delighted to present the inaugural Holiday Weekend in Mountain Wine Country Dec. 1-2.

Purchase a limited edition Mountain Wine Country glass at any of the 10 participating wineries for $10 and take it to participating wineries during the special two-day event. Tasting charges will be waived and each winery will be offering a special experience to holiday weekend visitors. Read More»

Atlanta Concert Ringers will join Southern Crescent Chorale this weekend in PTC

The Southern Crescent Chorale will present its annual Christmas concert this weekend in Peachtree City. Photo/Special.

Christmas with the Southern Crescent Chorale has become the official beginning of the holiday season for many in our community.

Sponsored by Bruce Dickerson of Edward Jones Investments, this year’s concert will feature special guests, the Atlanta Concert Ringers (www.theatlantaconcertringers.org). Founded in 2002, The Atlanta Concert Ringers, Inc. is made up of experienced hand bell ringers from throughout the Atlanta Metropolitan area. This phenomenal bell choir will dazzle you with unbelievable sounds of the season.  Read More»

One big tree topper goes up in Fayetteville

One big tree topper goes up in Fayetteville

A county public works crew put the last few pieces of the giant Christmas tree together late Tuesday morning at Heritage Park in downtown Fayetteville. The tree is more than a sure sign of the impending Christmas holiday; it is also the location of the city of Fayetteville’s Christmas celebration Saturday night. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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