Entertainment

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.

‘Disney’s Winnie The Pooh, Kids’ comes to Fayetteville

Owl (Emelie Laughter) tries to explain the horrible danger that Pooh (Avery Grillo), Tigger (Josh Weisler) and Piglet (Mikayla DeBrueil) are in during ACOF’s family musical~ “Disney’s Winnie The Pooh, Kids.” Photo/Special.

Join A Company of Friends Productions as they fill the stage with music, laughter and adventure as the Pooh-tastic family musical, “Disney’s Winnie The Pooh, Kids,” comes to life in Fayetteville. Twenty-one local performers will transport audiences to the Hundred Acre Woods where they will meet Pooh and all his friends in an hour-long musical based on the 2011 Disney Feature Animated Film.

Only six performances at the intimate Fayette Train Depot at 250 Lanier Ave. East in Fayetteville, where seating is limited, so advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended. Read More»

'The Fred' announces 2012 Summer Concert Series

The Frederick Brown Jr. “The Fred” Amphitheater in Peachtree City is proud to announce the 2012 Lexus of South Atlanta summer concert series under the stars.

Showcasing musical genres ranging from Rock to Oldies to R&B, the Fred promises a diverse and spectacular season filled with award-winning artists and bands, featuring hits from the 70’s to the 2000’s. Read More»

Newnan Theatre presents ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

Newnan Theatre presents ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” by Edward Albee, opens at Newnan Community Theatre on Thursday, February 16 at 8 p.m. and runs through February 26. The show “is not for the faint of heart,” said Artistic Director Paul Conroy, who is directing this intense drama. 

However, for true drama devotees, this is a play not to be missed. “It’s Albee’s best known work, and it puts him in the class with Eugene O’Neill, Tennessee Williams, Arthur Miller—the great playwrights of American Theatre,” said Conroy.  Read More»

Southside Theatre Guild presents ‘A Raisin In The Sun’

The cast of Southside Theatre Guild's production of "A Raisin In The Sun." Photo/Special.

Southside Theatre Guild will present Lorraine Hansberry’s play “ A Raisin In The Sun,’ for three weekends starting this Thursday with an Opening Night Gala. Read More»

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