Entertainment

President Theodore Roosevelt coming to Newnan

The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society will present “An Evening with President Teddy Roosevelt” as portrayed by Joe Wiegand. Roosevelt will appear at the Wadsworth Auditorium, 25 Jefferson Street in Newnan, on Thursday, Mar. 24 at 7 p.m. He will speak on his life and careers. Admission will be $5 (students $3). Tickets will be available at the Male Academy Museum, 30 Temple Avenue, Newnan (770-251-0207), Scott’s Bookstore at 28 South Court Square, Newnan and at the door the evening of the performance. Read More»

Blended Heritage Celebration at county library Friday

The Fayette County Public Library and the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library invite the public to attend the 13th Annual Blended Heritage Celebration, a free evening of performing arts at the Fayette County Public Library on Friday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m. As always, a very special evening of music, poetry, dance, and food is planned. The Blended Heritage Celebration is open to all, free of charge. Read More»

'Tuesdays with Morrie' opens at Southside Theatre Guild this week

From left are Gary Morgan as Morrie and Lance Smith as Mitch. Photo/Special.

Mitch Albom’s “Tuesday with Morrie,” has enjoyed success as both a best-selling book and a television movie starring Jack Lemmon and Hank Azaria. The memoir focuses on Mitch and his old college professor Morrie discussing what’s really important in life. The story is sentimental but also thought-provoking and, at times, very funny.

Southside Theatre Guild in downtown Fairburn will present the award winning play “Tuesdays with Morrie” for two weekends, beginning this Thursday, Feb. 24 and running Thursdays-Sundays, through Mar. 6. Read More»

'The Fred' announces 2011 Summer Concert Series

Kenny G. Photo/Dominick Guillemot.

Some point to the emergence of the groundhog as a sign of spring, while others believe it is when pitchers and catchers report for spring training. In Fayette County, a case can be made that spring’s true arrival is when the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater announces the lineup for their annual concert series.

Although the trees are still bare and there is a slight chill in the air, thoughts of a concert under the stars at The Fred can instantly bring back memories of warm evenings with good music, good friends and bobbing flamingos. Read More»

Four soloists join Southern Crescent Chorale at Spivey Hall, Feb. 27

Four soloists join Southern Crescent Chorale at Spivey Hall, Feb. 27

The Southern Crescent Chorale will present Mozart’s Requiem on Sunday, Feb. 27 at 3 p.m. at Spivey Hall at Clayton State University. Under the direction of Janice Folsom, this concert will be accompanied by Rick Massengale at the world renowned Spivey Hall organ. Tickets for the concert are $15 for adults and $7.50 for students and may be purchased at www.southerncrescentchorale.org, from any Chorale member, or at Spivey Hall, www.spiveyhall.org or 678-466-4200.

The Chorale will be joined for this concert by four outstanding soloists. Read More»

Starr Search 2011 this Thursday

Starr’s Mill High School’s Choral Department will showcase some of the best student talent in Fayette County at its annual talent show.

Starr Search 2011, to be held on Thursday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m., will include a variety of acts—everything from bands, to vocal duets, to solo dancers. Acts will be judged by a panel that will award first-, second- and third-place cash prizes. Last year, first place honors were awarded to the vocalist duo of sisters Kari and Laura Lien. They won for their beautiful rendition of the song “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen. Read More»

'Broadway by Candlelight' opens Valentine's Day

Back by popular demand, The Twilight Theatre is proud to present its third annual “Broadway by Candlelight” - an elegant evening of Broadway music lit entirely by candlelight. Take your Valentine out to dinner, then join Twilight for dessert, as a talented cast of 30 ladies in evening gowns and gentlemen in tuxedos serenades you with love songs from Broadway. Shows are Feb. 14, 18, and 19 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 20 at 2:30 p.m., and the event is black tie optional. Read More»

Casting call for extras this weekend

Lori Eastside of NYC Casting and Ann Wittenberg of New Life Casting are holding a casting call Saturday, Feb 12.

The casting call is taking place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Fayetteville / Peachtree City area.

They are looking for a variety of paid extras to portray characters during the Depression Era for the movie, “The Wettest County.” Filming begins near the end of February and we have a need for various Caucasian and African American individuals. Other ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend for consideration with future productions. Read More»

The Villages Amphitheater announces 2011 summer concert series

Roy Clark

Once again, it’s that time of year when we get the long-awaited answer to “Who’s coming to the amphitheater this year?” The Villages Amphitheater in Fayetteville is excited to welcome back its presenting sponsor, Mercedes Benz of South Atlanta, to bring you the 2011 Summer Concert Series.

This year also brings some exciting changes designed to make the Villages a more affordable and comfortable place to enjoy great entertainment. Read More»

Love will be in the air at 'Angels Among Us' dinner dance

Fayette Youth Protection Board Members recently enjoyed a meal tasting prepared by Dolce Atlanta Peachtree Executive Chef Len Elias. From left are Board Member, Jamie George, Sonia Smith – a Dolce Server, Board Members Lauren Davis and Leslie Wade. Photo/Special.

According to the on-line encyclopedia Wikipedia, Valentine’s Day is an annual commemoration celebrating love and affection between intimate companions.  It is traditionally a day when lovers express their love for each other.  The organizers of Fayette Youth Protection Homes’ annual fundraiser, the “Angels Among Us” dinner, dance and auction, are hoping that their benefactors will choose Valentine’s Day weekend to show their love and affection for local area foster children. Read More»

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