Entertainment

Sandy Creek High School presents ‘Hairspray’

Sandy Creek High School presents “Hairspray” March 22-25 at the SCHS Patriot Hall in Tyrone. Among the cast members are Andre Allen, Jordan Guest, Taylor Fields, Jacorey Moon, Jamarcus Allen, Taylor Brown, Jerrell Melton and Courtney Justice. Photo/Special.

The Sandy Creek High School Chorus and Drama Departments will present the Broadway musical-comedy “Hairspray” onstage in Sandy Creek’s Patriot Hall, 360 Jenkins Rd., Tyrone, March 22 - 25, 2012.

Performances run Thursday, March 22, through Sunday, March 25. The Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances are at 7 p.m. Sunday’s performance is a matinee, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance at SCHS for $7 or at the box office, beginning 30 minutes prior to each performance, for $10. Read More»

Jason the slasher goes shopping in PTC

Jason the slasher goes shopping in PTC

The Days of the Dead horror movie convention brought thousands of guests to the Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center last weekend. The event featured films, panels with special guests, and shopping at dozens of vendor spaces throughout the convention. Here, a character dressed as Jason, the undead hockey-masked slasher, machete at his side, checks out horror movie posters during the event. Photo/Michael Boylan.

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»

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