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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»

PTC marks Fourth of July with activities on July 3

Peachtree City will host its annual Independence Day Celebration on Saturday, July 3. The parade will begin promptly at 9 a.m. The PTC Fire Department will hold the fire expo from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Drake Field and the fireworks will be set off at dusk. Read More»

Let Freedom Ring in Fayetteville July 4

The annual Let Freedom Ring Ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 4 at the Old Courthouse Lawn in Fayetteville. During this short but meaningful ceremony, the signers of the Declaration of Independence will be read, and a bell will be rung in their honor. The event is free and open to the public.  Bring lawn chairs for seating.   Read More»

Mark the Fourth of July in Fairburn

Fairburn United Methodist Church in downtown Fairburn will be a busy place on Independence Day weekend and all are welcome.

 On Saturday, July 3, the Annual Men’s Club Catfish Fry will be from 11:30 to 1:30 - cost is $6.00 per plate.  Also, The American Red Cross will have a Blood Drive in the gym from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (sponsored by Southside Theatre Guild).

 On Sunday, July 4, at 10:30 am Patriotic Music, featuring the Newnan Brass in our Sanctuary.  At 11 a.m., A Celebration of Liberty,” a service praising God for our freedom and blessings, will begin Read More»

Georgia author Diana Palmer to speak and sign books at Fayette County Library July 9

Diana Palmer, best-selling author of popular novels of romance and suspense, will visit the Fayette County Public Library on Friday, July 9 at 1 p.m. She will talk about her novels and her writing career, answering questions from the audience. Following her chat, Palmer will sign copies of her new book, “Dangerous,” which will be on sale at the event. “Dangerous,” part of the long-running “Long Tall Texans” series, tells the story of Kilraven, the ruthless yet mesmerizing FBI agent with a haunted past. 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»

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