Entertainment

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»

Family movie nights Fri in F'ville, Sat. in PTC

Fayetteville Main Street is hosting its first free “Moovie Night” of 2010 this Friday at the Villages Amphitheater. Beginning at 7p.m., families are encouraged to come out for an evening of fun, music, and a showing of “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.” Read More»

Ga. Academy of Dance presents Coppelia ballet

Ga. Academy of Dance presents Coppelia ballet

It’s an exciting and special year for everyone at Georgia Academy of Dance & the Performing Arts as they celebrate 20 years of excellence in performing arts education and professional productions. Read More»

PTC Civic Ballet presents two shows this Saturday

PTC Civic Ballet presents two shows this Saturday

Peachtree City Civic Ballet Company presents a family ballet, “Pixie Dust and Fairy Dreams” on Saturday June 5 at Our Lady of Mercy High School at 1 p.m. The ballet is designed to introduce children to the art of dance with ticket prices of just $5. This program is supported in part by the Grassroots Arts Program of the Georgia Council for the Arts through appropriations of the General Assembly and in partnership with Arts Clayton. Read More»

Cheap Trick comes to PTC this Saturday

Cheap Trick, one of the most covered bands of all time will be center stage at “The Fred” on Saturday, June 5 as part of the 2010 BMW of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series. Since the 1970s Cheap Trick has been blending elements of pop, punk and even metal in a way that is instantly catchy and recognizable. With timeless classics such as “I Want You to Want Me,” “Surrender,” and the late 80s lighter-waving favorite, “The Flame,” Cheap Trick are a musical institution. Read More»