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Dixieland to host Fourth of July Fireworks Display

Visitors to Dixieland Amusement Park this 4th of July will be treated to an eye popping display of video, lights, sound and fire as Dixieland hosts The 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. It is slated to be one of the largest fireworks displays in the state at over 17 minutes long and a shell count into the thousands. In addition to the normal effects guests are used to seeing in a standard fireworks show, Dixieland is going the extra mile to feature special effects such as creamora fireballs, line rockets and four detonation sites though out the park. Read More»

Swingin’ Medallions concert Saturday night at The Fred kicks off PTC Independence Day celebrations

The Swingin’ Medallions. Photo/Special.

Open Mic Winner Final Answer Band to open for the classic party band

One of the best-known party bands from the 1960s, the latest version of The Swingin’ Medallions will be in concert Saturday, July 2 at the Frederick Brown Jr. “The Fred” Amphitheater to kick off the Independence Day celebrations in Peachtree City.

The evening also features a performance from the 2011 Fred Open Mic Winner, Final Answer Band. Gates open at 6 p.m. with music starting at 7 p.m. Reserved seating is available for the show through The Fred Box Office in Peachtree City, and online with TicketAlternative.com. Read More»

'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' at The Fox through Sunday

The Pharaoh channels “The King” to ask Joseph to decipher a dream in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” Photo/Special.

Theater of the Stars production part of solid summer season

Theater of the Stars presents “Joseph and The Amazing Tecnicolor Dreamcoat,” with an award winning score by the legendary composing team of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta through Sunday, June 26. Tickets range from $25 to $65 and are on sale now at www.theaterofthestars.com. Discounted group tickets for 15 or more can be purchased by calling 404-881-2000 or online at www.foxtheatre.org/groupsales.aspx. Read More»

Family Feud auditions in Atlanta June 26

The classic game show “Family Feud” is coming to Atlanta on a search for the best families in the area. Our contestant casting team is visiting the Atlanta Civic Center on Sunday, June 26 to search for contestants who are quick with the buzzer on these popular survey questions. This is a chance to play ‘The Feud’ on national television with host Steve Harvey, where every family stands to win up to $100,000 in cold hard cash and maybe even a brand new car. Read More»

Talking to NCTC's chief NITWIT

Drew Turner, left, and Jeff Allen, right, model games for the NITWITS class. The games are based on their rules of improv. Photo/Special.

By Joan Doggrell
Special to The Citizen

The popular NITWITS are returning to the NCTC stage on June 18, Saturday evening at 8 p.m. NITWITS stands for Newnan Improv Troupe with Intelligent Talented Stooges. The actors play games that require them to improvise a story or skit on the spur of the moment.

Spencer Jordan talked about format changes for the June 18 show and future plans for NITWITS.

Since your group works together so well, why would you want to change? Read More»

The Association comes to The Villages

On Saturday night, June 18, The Villages Amphitheater in Fayetteville hosts the classic 1960’s pop group, The Association. Also appearing that evening will be the local group R&B, Inc. Read More»

Jo Dee Messina and Jimmy Wayne at 'The Fred'

Jo Dee Messina headlines The Fred this week. Photo/Special.

Say “Bye, Bye Love” and head to “The Fred” as country music takes center stage in the 2011 BMW of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series with Jo Dee Messina and special guest Jimmy Wayne on Saturday, June 18. Reserved seating is available for the show through The Fred Box Office in Peachtree City, and on-line with TicketAlternative.com. Read More»

Finding the magic in reading at the Fayette County Library

Finding the magic in reading at the Fayette County Library

Mr. Greggy and Abbie Cadabra did close-up magic and balloons for the kids at the Kickoff Celebration for the Fayette County Library’s Vacation Reading Program last Saturday. The program runs June 6-July 30. Photo/Michael Boylan.

Starr’s Mill grad plays bully in NBC movie this Saturday

Dane Davenport as Nick, a bully in the NBC Summer Movie, “Field of Vision.” Photo/Special.

Dane Davenport, a graduate of Starr’s Mill High School and Auburn University, will appear in a television movie on NBC this Saturday night.

Davenport plays a high school football player bully in the new NBC Summer Movie, “Field of Vision.” The movie was filmed locally in Jonesboro and Tara Stadium this past spring. In addition to experience of working with actors like Faith Ford on a movie for network television, Davenport and his fellow actors got to learn how to play some football from high school and college level football players and coaches. Read More»

Playwright Steadman has new work in short play festival

Susan Steadman, formerly of Offshoot Productions which was based in Fayette County, has a short play in Onion Man Productions’ short play festival, “Life is Short,” running Thursday-Saturday June 9-12 in Norcross.

Steadman’s play, “New Age Farewells, Inc.” is about the sparks that fly when three strangers - a churchwoman, a stripper and an art historian with twin infants, have a bizarre encounter at a high-tech funeral home. Read More»

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