Cut 'Footloose' at McIntosh this weekend

The cast of "Footloose" rehearses one of the show's many catchy musical numbers.

Whatever the thermometer says this spring, it is going to be in the 80’s! At least that’s the case on stage this weekend at McIntosh High School, where the 1980’s pop musical Footloose cuts loose April 30 at 8 p.m. and May 1 at 2 and 7 p.m. The musical features such hit songs as Footloose, Holding Out For a Hero, Almost Paradise, and Let’s Hear It For The Boy! Don’t miss this great opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled evening. Read More»

Fayette Master Gardeners hold plant sale Saturday

Fayette Master Gardeners hold plant sale Saturday

The Fayette Master Gardener Association will host its 2nd Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 1. The event will be held from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Fayette County Administration Complex parking lot, 140 Stonewall Ave. in Fayetteville . Hundreds of plants including annuals, perennials, herbs, vegetable seedlings, shrubs, trees and house plants will be available for sale at bargain prices. Free plant workshops will be held throughout the day, and attendees can get their gardening questions answered at the “Ask the Master Gardener” Booth at the Gazebo. Read More»

Having a ‘hoot’ at ENCORE’s art and culture meeting

Having a ‘hoot’ at ENCORE’s art and culture meeting

ENCORE held a arts and culture meeting with local native Jim Howell displaying owls that he carves by hand. Enjoying his work are from left: Phil Hamilton, Charlie Hogan, Jim Howell, and Jim Schirm. Photo/Carolyn Cary

Oak Ridge Boys in Fayetteville Saturday

As summer approaches, so do the much anticipated summer nights at The Villages Amphitheater in Fayetteville. This year’s lineup offers a wide variety of groups that should have something for just about every musical taste. Kicking off the season this Saturday (May 1 ) are country music legends, The Oak Ridge Boys, who will offer up 50 years of tradition on the stage as they perform an evening of their classic hits. Read More»

Lunch on the Lawn this Friday

Fayetteville Main Street is excited to kick off the spring season with its first outdoor event of the year. This Friday, the first Lunch on the Lawn program of 2010 will provide a wonderful opportunity for local employees and residents to get outside on their lunch break, and enjoy the beautiful weather and music on the Old Courthouse lawn.

Lunch on the Lawn will take place from 11.30am – 1.30pm, and everyone is welcome to participate in this community event. PiesOn Pizza will be selling pizza lunch combos for $5, but people can bring their own lunch as well. Read More»

Zaphyra to play at Ten East Washington April 25

The Fayette-based vocal band Zaphyra will be returning to Newnan’s favorite restaurant, Ten East Washington, to perform for Sunday Brunch on April 25.  They will be presenting a new program as a preview to the Voices concert, “Mist of Night and Moon,” this September.
Zaphyra will be offering a mix of all time favorites like “Vincent (Starry, Starry Night,)” and “Walking in the Air;” more contemporary pieces like “Make You Feel My Love;” musical theater works like “Somewhere” and “Memory;” and classical pieces like “No One Like You” and Rusalka’s “Song to the Moon” by Dvorak. Read More»

McIntosh grad opens recording studio with bandmate

Scott Carroll, a McIntosh graduate in 2001 and former Peachtree City resident, recently opened Applause Music Productions in Norcross with Adrian Lawrence, his bandmate from the group Asher & Quick. Carroll describes Applause Music Productions as kind of a one stop shop for all of a band’s needs. Read More»

Theater community grieves at passing of longtime supporter

Andre De Lorenzo

If you were involved in the arts community in Fayette County, you knew Andre De Lorenzo and, chances are, he knew you too. He was active in the arts in Fayette County for 30 years, most recently publishing the Southside ARTS Agenda, a weekly e-magazine, and also serving as executive producer of “The Southern Crescent Arts Round-up,” an hour long television program broadcast over Comcast Cable Television. De Lorenzo also recently served on the panel of judges for the 2010 Shuler Hensley Awards, which celebrate excellence in high school musical theatre. Read More»

Southern Crescent Chorale concert raises over $4.000 for Christian City’s Children’s Village

The Southern Crescent Chorale is happy to announce that the annual benefit concert held on Saturday, Mar. 27 raised over $4,200 for the Children’s Village at Christian City. In addition to a performance by the Southern Crescent Chorale, under the direction of Janice Folsom, the crowd was blessed with the beautiful music of the Woodward Academy choirs under the direction of Stephen Rotz and Suzanne Woodruff. This concert marks the Chorale’s sixth benefit concert. Over $20,000 has been raised for children’s organizations in the community through these benefit concerts. Read More»

Cast your vote in 'My Mother is a Gem' contest

Town Square Jewelers on the Square in Fayetteville is pleased to invite everyone to the store to vote for a winner in the “My Mother is a Gem” contest.  Local kindergarten through 5th graders wrote letters explaining why their mother is a gem and deserves to be the recipient of a beautiful amethyst and diamond necklace. The eighteen finalists were chosen and are posted around the store for everyone to read. You are invited to cast a vote for your favorite.  Read More»

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