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“Percy Jackson” - The pen is mightier than the wand

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If you’re wondering about the strange headline for this review, the reason for it is Chris Columbus directed the first two Harry Potter films. Since I was only 6 when I saw “The Sorcerer’s Stone,” I didn’t know how to compare two films based on who directed them. I’m happy to say I can now compare films based on the director. “Percy Jackson,” in my opinion, is better than the first and second Harry Potter films for a couple of reasons. The characters felt like people you could run in to on the street and I didn’t have to read the book to understand the plot. Read More»

NCTC announces auditions for ‘Brer Rabbit Stories’

Boys and girls, ages 5 to 12, are invited to audition for Newnan Community Theatre Company’s original production, “Brer Rabbit Stories.” Brer Rabbit is a trickster who uses wit and words to escape from sticky situations. The author who popularized the Brer Rabbit stories is Joel Chandler Harris. He was born in Eatonton , Georgia . The children will participate in the creation and staging of half dozen or more of these endearing and charming folk tales, which originally came from West Africa . Read More»

STG presents musical about teachers

Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn is giving you a behind the scenes look with “Teachers, The Musical.”

The cast features Sharpsburg residents Tommy McDaniel and Truman Griffin, Fayetteville’s Alexia Barrett and Lauran Wilkerson, Jim Abert of Acworth, Marti Catrett of Barnesville and Maureen McDaniel of Haralson.

“Teachers, The Musical” was written by Atlanta playwright Robin Seidman. The music was composed by David Reeb. Read More»

Thomas manned ‘The Fortress,’ then rode ‘The Mustang’  

By Freddy Burdeshaw
Special to The Citizen

Earl N. Thomas is one of a rare breed these days, even among the many rare breeds of “The Greatest Generation,” the Americans that won World War II, and established the United States as a superpower. Read More»

PTC School of Dance offers free dance classes over week of winter break

Tyler Parks is one of the teachers offering up his expertise during the Hip Hop Master Class. Photo/Special.

Peachtree City School of Dance offers classes in ballet, hip hop, jazz, pointe, tap, contemporary and musical theater for all ages. Check out PTCSchoolofDance.com for a complete schedule or call us at 770-632-1544.  Read More»

NCTC announces auditions for ‘Cabaret’

The musical “Cabaret” by Joe Masteroff takes places in Germany in the 1930s. The audience is invited, by the emcee, to escape to the Kit Kat Klub and leave all their troubles behind. Newnan Community Theatre Company (NCTC) will present the show in May. Read More»

Plenty of ideas for Valentine's Day weekend

Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday this year, what many consider a school night, but that doesn’t let you off the hook as your Valentine will probably expect to go somewhere this weekend to celebrate. If you need some ideas, this article should give you plenty. Read More»

Author’s ‘Equal Time Point’ posits terrifying ‘what if?’

Author’s ‘Equal Time Point’ posits terrifying ‘what if?’

Fayette County resident Harrison Jones knows a little something about Trans-Atlantic flights. Jones, an author who has just released his first novel, ‘Equal Time Point,’ was a pilot for Delta for 22 of his 32 years with the company. Read More»

Konos Academy presents Disney’s Beauty And The Beast

Members of Konos Academy in Fayetteville have been memorizing lines, learning songs, and perfecting choreography as they prepare to perform “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.”

Konos Academy is a homeschool program with students who meet once a week in Fayetteville. Students attend from six south metro counties.

Every year all Konos high school students take three weeks of intensive rehearsals to learn, stage, and perform a major dramatic production. Read More»

‘The Rock’ wings it in ‘The Tooth Fairy’

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Here’s a tooth fairy math question from my mother the editor: Children have 20 primary teeth. Would you be better off getting $5 per tooth, or getting a penny for the first tooth, two pennies for the second tooth, four pennies for the third tooth and continuing to double the dough for each tooth up to twenty? Now that the boring math message is out of the way, let’s get on with the review. Read More»

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