Entertainment

'Greater Tuna' coming to Southside Theatre Guild

What do Arles Struvie, Aunt Pearl, Petey Fisk, Phineas Blye and Rev. Spikes have in common? In “Greater Tuna,” a hilarious send-up of small town morals, they are all among the upstanding citizens of Tuna, Texas' third smallest town. The long-running Off Broadway hit features two actors creating the entire population of Tuna in a tour de “farce” of quick change artistry, faster than a jack rabbit runs from a coyote. It’s a barrel of laughs, ya'll. Read More»

Inman Farm Heritage Days this weekend

Rick Minter stands beside one of the vintage tractors displayed this weekend. Photo/Special.

Inman Farm Heritage Days, an annual September celebration of an important and often forgotten Fayette County and rural Georgia lifestyle, will return this weekend for the 15th year.

The events will take place on the Minter Farm, approximately five miles south of Fayetteville on Hills Bridge Rd. just off Highway 92 South. Admission is free. Read More»

Tyrone Founders Day Festival starts Friday

Tyrone will have their annual Founders Day Festival, Sept. 16-18 at Handley Park in Tyrone. This year’s festival is the 35th for the town and will include a carnival, vendors, entertainment and fireworks. There will be a car show at Shamrock Park and a parade Saturday morning at 11 a.m. starting on Senoia Rd., traveling along Arrowood Dr. to Handley Rd. Read More»

Motley Crue and Van Halen tribute bands perform in PTC Saturday night

The Tribute Series continues at The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater this Saturday with a concert from Motley Inc. and Atomic Punks, a tribute to Motley Crue and Van Halen. Motley Crue and Van Halen are two of the greatest hard rock acts to come out of the Sunset Strip in Hollywood and “The Fred” will be rocking with songs like “Girls, Girls, Girls” and “Dr. Feelgood,” from Motley Crue, as well as all of the early Van Halen hits that made them staples on MTV like “Running With The Devil,” “Jump,” “Hot For Teacher” and more. Read More»

Twilight Theatre will cut ‘Footloose’ next two weekends

The cast of “Footloose” on stage at The Frederick Brown Jr.. Amphitheater. Photo/Special.

The Twilight Theatre is proud to present the high-energy dance musical, “Footloose,” opening Friday night, Sept. 2 at the beautiful Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City.

The perfect way to end the summer, “Footloose” (directed by Tanya Gruber; assistant directors Nora Wilfong and Marissa Shenkle) features high-spirited dancing (choreographed by Brenda Hotard), costumes from the 80’s (coordinated by Leah Larson), and music you’ll want to sing along with (music directed by Alison Chambers; assistant music director, Allie Duncan). Read More»

Local film ‘The Fat Boy Chronicles’ illustrates impact of bullying

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Bullying. It occurs in schools all across America. Dictionary.com defines it as “An overbearing person who habitually intimidates smaller or weaker people”. Over the past few years, bullying has been the cause of numerous teen suicides and has been talked about to countless Fayette teenagers who couldn’t give a hoot about it. Most are in the mind set of “It doesn’t happen here, so why should I care?” It does happen, and “The Fat Boy Chronicles” will show them how. Read More»

NCTC presents Ludwig's 'Twentieth Century'

“Twentieth Century” stars Diane Mitchell as Lily Garland and Scott Pollak as Oscar Jaffe. Photograph by Randy Drake.

By Joan Doggrell
Special to The Citizen

“Twentieth Century” opens at NCTC on Thursday, August 25, at 8:00 pm. Paul Conroy, NCTC’s artistic director, is personally directing this fast-paced comedy. NCTC has previously staged Ken Ludwig’s “Lend Me a Tenor” and “Moon over Buffalo.” Read More»

Journey tribute band plays 'The Fred' tomorrow

The summer concert series at “The Fred” may have ended last Saturday with the Edwin McCain/10,000 Maniacs concert, but the Tribute Series will keep the music going. This Saturday, Georgia’s own, Departure, one of the most respected Journey tribute bands in the nation, performs.

“When I was researching the bands last season to come up with the schedule for this year’s series, they were one of the best of all the bands I heard,” said Tribute Series founder Chris Verdon. “Lucky for me, they were from the area.” Read More»

See 'Secretariat' in Fayetteville tonight

This Friday, August 26, Fayetteville Main Street is hosting its last free “Moovie Night” of 2011 at the Villages Amphitheater. Beginning at 7 p.m., families and groups of all ages are encouraged to come out for an evening of fun, music, and movie, as well as dancers from “Legacy Dance” will be performing. Read More»

KidzFest, FoodFest and HelpFest tomorrow at Shakerag Knoll

Nothing is free anymore, right?

Wrong!

Kidz Fest is free. The celebration of the end of summer returns Saturday, August 27th from 11 a.m. -3 p.m. There will be free rides, free prizes for the kids and free parking. Read More»