'Biloxi Blues' now open

From left,Jonathan Harrell, Nate Gutoski, Jack Allison, R Clay Johnson, Jason Lindsey, Robert Logan Timberlake. Photo/Special.

Southside Theatre Guild in downtown Fairburn presents the first show of their upcoming season of quality community theatre. Neil Simon’s “Biloxi Blues” opens Oct. 30 at 8 p.m. and runs for the next three weekends. Friday – Saturday performances at 8 p.m. and Sunday performances at 2:30 p.m.

 This is the second in Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Neil Simon’s trilogy that began with “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and concluded with “Broadway Bound.” Read More»

Chili cook-off is Saturday in PTC

Barry Wright is serving his special “Fatboy Chili” to those that attended the Great Chili Challenge in 2013. Photo/Submitted.

The Line Creek Civitan Club and the Georgia District Civitan Foundation will host the Civitan Great Chili Challenge at Shakerag Knoll in Peachtree City from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.Saturday. Read More»

Former Celtic Woman, Thunder singers at The Fred


The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater and Kelly Porter Productions are joining forces to bring another magical concert to Peachtree City on Saturday, Dec. 13.
The concert features former Celtic Woman, Lisa Kelly, along with special guests Chloe Agnew (formerly of Celtic Women) and Paul Byrom (formerly of Celtic Thunder) as they bring Christmas favorites with an Irish feel to Peachtree City’s 2,500 seat outdoor Amphitheater. Last May, Lisa Kelly’s “The Voice of Ireland” concert was such a huge success, that they are adding it the show. Read More»

Ghoulish family love story


SMHS students performing ‘The Addams Family’

The Starr’s Mill High School Fine Arts Department is planning a frighteningly funny Halloween treat for the whole family, as it performs “The Addams Family” Broadway musical on Oct. 30 and Nov. 1 to 2.
The enormously popular Broadway musical, with story by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, features an all-student cast and crew directed by SMHS drama teacher David Spearman. Read More»

Cabaret singer returns

Top, Robert Ray performs with back-up singers. Above, Cabaret singer Robert Ray. Photos/Submitted

Nationally-known singer, ft. seven-piece jazz band

Award winning cabaret singer, Robert Ray returns to The Southside Theatre in Fairburn for his eighth consecutive concert, Nov. 21 and 22.
As usual Ray’s new show will be an upbeat musical variety show appealing to all ages with multiple songs form the 60 and 70s, and a special tribute to the music of Burt Bacharach, Whitney Houston and The Beatles.
A seven-piece band comprised of Atlanta’s top jazz musicians and four world class, back-up vocalists will join Ray on stage. Read More»

Trick-or-treat on the square

Trick-or-treat on the square

(From left) Friends Cody Gum, Jessica Abraham, Austin Gum and Zachary Abraham show off their costumes for the Trick-or-Treat on Main Street event during Market Day Saturday, Oct. 25. Austin Gum, dressed as the zombie scientist (second from right), won first place in the costume contest for the 9 to 13 year old age bracket. Hundreds of costumed kids swarmed around the vendor booths during the event, trick-or-treating for candy. After visiting the vendor booths, some kids doffed their masks and props, opting to jump on a blow-up castle or to join in on the hay ride going around the square. Read More»

'Rocky Horror' now playing in Newnan

By Joan Doggrell

You mean you’ve never seen “The Rocky Horror Show” or even its movie spinoff, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show?” Well, here’s your chance to find out why this campy musical has enthralled audiences since 1974.

Directed by Dave Dorrell, Newnan Theatre Company is producing the original stage version with music, lyrics and book by Richard O’Brien. The play pokes satirical fun at the B-rated science fiction and Horror film horror movies so popular in the late 1940s through to the early 1970s. Read More»

Young runners lead the way

Young runners lead the way

The Peachtree City Classic is always attracts a mass of runners who are eager to race along the city’s cart paths and through the city’s greenbelt areas. The races include Women’s and Men’s 5K, the 15K Open and, new this year, the 20K. Here, a group of young competitors begin the race Oct. 18. Photo/Kelly Duncan, Peachtree City Recreation Dept.

Piedmont Fayette celebrates affiliation with MD Anderson Cancer Network

Celebrating the local hospital’s affiliation with the M.D. Anderson Cancer Network Oct. 14 are (L-R) John Goodman, executive director of Oncology Services for Piedmont Healthcare; Marlin Seay, executive director of Patient Services for Piedmont Fayette; Melanie Wong, vice president, MD Anderson; Michael Burnett, CEO of Piedmont Fayette; and Dr. Jonathan Bender, medical director of Piedmont Fayette’s Cancer Center. Photo/Warren Bond Photography.

Fayette County leaders joined the staff of Piedmont Fayette Hospital at a reception last week commemorating the hospital’s new affiliation with the MD Anderson Cancer Network, a program of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. More than 100 people heard remarks from the hospital’s chief executive officer, medical director and executive director of patient services as well as from the vice president of strategy and business development from MD Anderson. Read More»

Spooky history lessons in Fayetteville cemetery

Spooky history lessons in Fayetteville cemetery

The spirit of Pauline “Beauty” Griggs (played by Sandy Utt) provided an animated and entertaining stop on the 7th Annual Historic Cemetery Walk through Fayetteville’s cemetery on Oct. 17 and 18. The heavily-attended annual event is sponsored by Main Street Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.

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