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Starr’s Mill presents ‘Zombie Prom’

Rebekah Livingston (Toffee) and Chase Thomaston (Jonny Warner) rehearse for Starr’s Mill High School drama department’s upcoming musical Zombie Prom.

We just can’t seem to get enough of zombies these days. The decomposed fleshly fiends are popping up everywhere south of Atlanta, whether it’s in television shows, horror conventions and now...Zombie Prom.  Don’t let the title fool you, while Zombie Prom may sound like a teenage horror flick, it’s actually a musical romantic comedy set in the atomic 1950s, complete with an original catchy 1950s style score. Read More»

Aire Traffic plays for Joseph Sams School fund-raiser

Aire Traffic plays for Joseph Sams School fund-raiser

The group of Florida-based air traffic controllers known as Aire Traffic returned to the Wyndham in Peachtree City again this year on March 3, bringing their own style of jazz and rock to nearly 300 people attending the “Riley and Friends Benefit Concert.” The musical production is part of the annual “Race for Riley” fundraising event that benefits the Joseph Sams School in Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Days of the Dead convention comes to town this weekend

Days of the Dead convention comes to town this weekend

The things that go bump in the night will be celebrated all weekend long at the Days of the Dead convention at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center in Peachtree City. Doors open at 5 p.m. Friday and the event lasts until 5 p.m. Sunday. Read More»

Concert in April brings artists together to help one of their own

Concert in April brings artists together to help one of their own

Peachtree City resident Neil Cribbs has recorded a new CD with producer Simon Illa (Vonnegutt, Manchester Orchestra) and engineer Sam Thomas. The problem is he needs a little more money to get it finished and out to the public. Cribbs debated going through Kickstarter to raise the funds but realized that he wanted to play music to raise money for his CD and that there were a number of other bands and musicians who understood his plight all too well. The result is Leftfest, a full day concert set for Apr. Read More»

The Breakthrough Project aims to raise money for breast cancer groups

The idea for a CD of songs to help lift the spirits of those dealing with breast cancer and to help raise money for the groups that provide support to them came to Charles Wilkins while he was talking with a friend.

“His wife had breast cancer and she was feeling pretty bad,” Wilkins recalled. “My friend was kind of kidding around and said ‘Why don’t you write her a song?’ I did and the idea for The Breakthrough Project followed soon after.” Read More»

Local author will appear at horror convention

Newnan resident Christina Barber has written both fictional books and short stories in the horror genre and has also written a non-fiction book, “Spirits of Georgia’s Southern Crescent.” She will be at the Days of the Dead convention at the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center this weekend, discussing her books and her new television show, “Hometown Haunts,” which should debut on Charter this spring. Read More»

Villages Amphitheater announces 2012 summer concert series

The 5th Dimension

Once again, it’s that time of year when we get the long-awaited answer to “Who’s coming to the amphitheater in Fayetteville this year?” The Villages Amphitheater is excited now to bring you the lineup for 2012 Summer Concert Series. This year continues the Villages long-standing tradition of bringing great entertainers at an affordable price, at the most comfortable outdoor venue in the region. Read More»

Jazz great Benson to cruise into The Fred

George Benson is coming to Peachtree City. Photo/Special.

Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC and The Smooth Jazz Cruise announced recently that George Benson, one of the most influential crossover musicians in contemporary jazz, R&B and pop, will perform at The Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater (“The Fred”) in Peachtree City on Friday, June 1 to help launch The Smooth Jazz Cruise: The Greatest Party at Sea 2013.

Tickets are on sale and are available at The Fred box office, Ticket Alternative outlets, via the Ticket Alternative phone line (800.745.3000) and online at www.ticketalternative.com. Read More»

Making some music for Fayette’s Meals on Wheels

Making some music for Fayette’s Meals on Wheels

How about dinner and some music? That is what diners got Feb. 27 at the Fayette Senior Services Center in Fayetteville as The Jupiter String Quartet (pictured) and the Peachtree Wind Assemble and Andrea Caldwell performed at the Music for Meals event that supported the Fayette County Meals on Wheels program. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Good vibrations blend at Fayette County Library

Good vibrations blend at Fayette County Library

Lionel Jones performed on the vibraphone to a packed crowd at the 14th annual Blended Heritage celebration at the Fayette County Public Library Friday evening. It was the first major event to be hosted at the library’s newly renovated auditorium, which added a stage. The audience was treated to a wide range of music including selections performed by local pianist Daniel Chapadeau, a fourth-grader at Spring Hill Elementary. Photo/John Munford.

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