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Music-filled weekend at 'The Fred'

WCR on Friday, Boz Scaggs on Saturday

The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater will be rocking this weekend as it plays host to two nights of music. On Friday, July 9 the World Classic Rockers take the stage. The band features former members of groups Lynyrd Skynyrd, Toto, Santana, Steppenwolf, Journey and Boston playing classic rock hits. Then on Saturday, July 10 ‘The Fred’ plays host to a night of blues with Boz Scaggs as the part of the 2010 BMW of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series. Read More»

Little River Band at The Villages July 10

This Saturday, July 10 brings American Top 40 hit makers, The Little River Band, to The Villages Amphitheater in Fayetteville. In their heyday from 1977 to 1982, the group, originally from Australia, cranked out 13 hit songs that played on eight-tracks all across America.

Their smooth harmonies and strong melodies made them the soft rock kings of the late 70’s. This is one of those shows that will have audience members slow dancing in the aisles and singing along to every song in the set. Standout hits include “Reminiscing,” “Cool Change,”,“Lady,” and “Lonesome Loser.” Read More»

Swingin' Medallions kick off holiday weekend

Swingin' Medallions kick off holiday weekend

The Swingin’ Medaillions will be in town Friday, July 2 at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater. Dubbed by Lewis Grizzard as ‘The Party Band of the South’, the concert kicks off the Independence Day celebrations in Peachtree City. Read More»

America and Christopher Cross at 'The Fred'

Christopher Cross

Riding into town this weekend, America is set to play ‘The Fred’, with special guest Christopher Cross, Saturday, June 26. The concert is part of the 2010 BMW of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series. Read More»

3rd 'Toy Story' is funnier than its predecessors, has more heart

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Some film sagas and its characters you never forget. Shrek, Indiana Jones and Edward Cullen are a few of these characters. Oh yeah, and Harry Potter, too. Another set of these people are the “Toy Story” gang. Woody the headstrong cowboy (Tom Hanks) and Buzz Lightyear, space ranger (Tim Allen) are the heads of this wonderful group, which also includes Hamm, the piggy bank (John Ratzenberger), Jessie, the cowgirl (Joan Cusack), and Mr. Potato Head (Don Rickles.) Read More»

New 'Kid' kicks in the right direction

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In 1984, there was a story of a teen that learned karate from a maintenance man because the kid got beat up by bullies. That was the plot of “The Karate Kid” then and now, except the kid in the new version learns kung fu. This version, set in modern-day China, is better in pace and action and great music is also present. Read More»

'The Karate Kid' - Remake connects

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This had all the makings of a train wreck. Read More»

'Oh What a Night!' at The Fred, June 19

The music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons takes center stage at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater on Saturday, June 19 in the show “"Oh, What a Night!" Read More»

Southern Chorale presents Friends and Family night June 18

The Southern Nights Chorale presents its sixth season-ending “Friends & Family Concert” on Friday, June 18. The Chorale will introduce its 2010 repertoire, which includes special crowd-pleasers “Ezekiel Saw the Wheel” and “Hallelujah! We Shall Rise!” You will also hear such perennial favorites as “You Raise Me Up,” “Joshua Fit De Battle of Jericho,” and the “Manly Men Extravaganza.”

The public is invited to enjoy a melodic evening of popular, sacred and patriotic music performed by this select, men’s a cappella glee club. Read More»

Johnny Rivers to play Villages Amphitheater Sat. night

This Saturday, the legendary singer/songwriter Johnny Rivers makes his way to the Villages Amphitheater in Fayetteville. 

In 1964, Johnny Rivers began a stellar string of 29 chart hits, eventually selling over 30 million records and also ushered in the decade known as The Go Go Generation.  His first national hit, “Memphis” went straight to #1 that year.  Afterwards, he continued to write and produce award winning songs for himself and other great entertainers of the day.  Read More»