Entertainment

'Pajama Game' auditions are Jan. 27, Feb. 1

Performances set for May

Auditions for The Georgia Singers’ performance of “The Pajama Games” is Jan. 27 and Feb. 1.

Those auditioning should be ready to sing about 60 seconds of a Broadway song with accompaniment. A speaker for phones, MP3 players and CDs will be provided.

Also included is a short, movement audition and a cold read from the script.

Auditions are at the Peachtree City School of Dance, 113 Peachtree Court in Fayetteville, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 27, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 1.

The show will be performed on May 15 at 7 p.m. and May 16 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Read More»

'Welcome to Senoia' video is ready for public

Features city's quaint offerings

The Senoia Area Historical Society (SAHS) is debuting a new video called “Welcome to Senoia” that features the city’s past and present and highlights the city’s offerings.

With its quaint shops, delicious cuisine, historic buildings, and filming locations for dozens of movies and television shows, the community has something to interest both residents and visitors. Read More»

'Hairspray Jr.' brings big hair, rock and roll to the stage

Hairspray Jr. cast members

Story is about acceptance, change, young love

The 1960's will come alive this month at the Fayetteville Train Depot when A Company of Friends Theatrical Productions brings the musical “Hairspray Jr.” to the stage.

A cast of 23 will dance, sing and inspire the audience during this truly uplifting story of acceptance, change, young love and of course, big hair.

"This is one fun and energetic show, for sure," Director Tammy Barton said. "It takes us on a journey of racial misunderstandings and prejudices that were so prevalent in the early 1960's and tackles these important issues with music, heart and plenty of humor.” Read More»

Fayette gets own chess tournament

Open to all ages and skill levels

Chess enthusiasts aren’t likely to find a “patzer” in Fayette County’s new tournament even though it is open to all ages and players of all skill levels.

The new tournament is the brainchild of Inman Elementary School teacher and school Chess Club sponsor Charlie Harper, who is no patzer, as poor players are called in chess terminology.

The tournament will take place Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Inman. Read More»

2015 Miss SCHS pageant to showcase talent

Essay, business attire are added to competition

The 2015 Miss Sandy Creek Scholarship Pageant will feature 13 contestants and new components to the competition.

Along with the formal wear presentation and individual interviews with judges, scoring will include the new areas of business attire presentation, an essay, and talent demonstration.

The pageant, sponsored by the Sandy Creek High School Choral Department as its biggest fundraiser of the year, is set for Saturday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m. at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone. Read More»

'Masters of Soul' brings Motown beat to Newnan

Enjoy costumes, choreography from height of Motown era

A celebration of Motown and soul music, “Masters of Soul,” is scheduled for the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County this month.

Some of the most iconic names in the history of popular music were discovered during the 1960’s in the Motor City of Detroit and their music became known as Motown and soul.

“Masters of Soul” is a celebration of those artists, their music and their style -- costumes from that era will be featured during the performance. The choreographed tribute to both male and female groups will backed up by a live band. Read More»

Storytelling concert, gala features Donald Davis

Workshop is part of fun

Renowned storyteller Donald Davis will perform in Peachtree City during a three-part event that includes fun, food, and learning.

The Southern Crescent Storytellers and Friends of the Peachtree City Library are presenting a “Storytelling workshop, Gala and Concert” on Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Saville Art Studio, 401 Dividend Dr. in Peachtree City.

The workshop will begin at 2 p.m. At 5 p.m., participants will have a catered dinner, and at 6:30 p.m., Davis will perform a storytelling concert.

Tickets are $15 for the workshop, dinner and concert package. Read More»

Accomplished opera singer to perform spirituals

Church upbringing instilled musical instinct

Indra Thomas may be the best-kept opera secret in America, but European opera houses know her well.

She possesses a full blown lyrico-spinto soprano and is one of the finest Verdi singers around. Best of all, she will perform “An Evening of Spirituals” on Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Newnan.

As the daughter of a Baptist minister, she has all the instincts for spirituals.

The performance begins at 7 p.m. at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road, Newnan. Read More»

Meet author of 'Lemonade Journal'

Book is tale of family secrets

Author Sandy McDaniel will sign copies of her book, Lemonade Journal, on Feb. 1 at the Peachtree City Library.

The book explores the secrets of a family from a small town in the mid-20th Century and is loosely based on her grandparents.

McDaniel will sign copies from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the library, 201 Willowbend Road.

For information, visit PeachtreeCityLibraryFriends.org.

GOP celebrating Reagan

Birthday dinner includes Air Force One pilot

The Fayette County Republican Party is planning a birthday celebration dinner to honor the late President Ronald Reagan.

The dinner is Feb. 6 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will feature guest speaker United States Air Force Brigadier General (Ret.) Larry Wright.

Wright piloted Reagan to his inauguration on Jan. 20, 1981 on Air Force One.

For information of to make reservations, go to http://myfayettegop.org/events/ronald_reagan_dinner