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Fayetteville philanthropist attends the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

Dr. MacDonald and her daughter in front of Buckingham Palace. Photo/Special.

Dr. Mona MacDonald, a resident of Fayetteville, recently attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London, England, by invitation of Her Majesty, tThe Queen.

Dr. MacDonald was invited, along with her daughter, Zena Martin, who is a dual American-British citizen, living in London, for their philanthropic work in both the United States and United Kingdom.

Dr. MacDonald is the founder and President Emerita of the Greater Atlanta Colorful Arts Society, Inc. (http://colorfularts.org/) and founder of The Mona MacDonald Foundation for the Arts. Read More»

Nitty Gritty Dirt Band comes to Fayetteville

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

On Saturday night, August 13, The Villages Amphitheater welcomes veteran country folk-rock group, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, to the Fayetteville stage. Local artist, Corbette Jackson, opens the show. Read More»

Bryan Adams at 'The Fred' Friday

Bryan Adams. Photo/Special.

The Fred will play host to one of the world’s most highly acclaimed musicians on Friday, August 5.  Bryan Adams Bare Bones Tour is the fifth concert in the BMW of South Atlanta summer concert series. Read More»

Greetings from Antarctica

Greetings from Antarctica

That’s Peachtree City resident Scott Rowland behind the sub-zero parka in frigid temperatures in Antarctica (20 below). Rowland was working a “summer” job for five months at McMurdo Station. Read his story about summering in the land the penguins love here. Photo/Special.

Rowland’s adventure takes him south to the ice continent for a ‘summer’ job

Scott Rowland with his Antarctica Service Medal. Photo/Michael Boylan.

When Peachtree City resident Scott Rowland was serving in the Peace Corps in Guatemala, one of the biggest days of the week was when the previous Sunday’s New York Times would arrive. It was a way to see what was going on in the rest of the world and an article in one particular issue led to Rowland going on arguably the biggest adventure of his life. It was an adventure that led him to the end of the world. Read More»

FCHS grad keeping your eyes on YouTube

Jenna Bilotta. Photo/Special.

Jenna Bilotta, a 1997 graduate of Fayette County High School, knew she wanted to go to art school for college. She had met her math and English requirements by the end of her junior year of high school and ended up taking four art classes as a senior, running the senior art show and winning a $500 scholarship at the Old County Courthouse Art Show. That dedication to art and a curiosity about the burgeoning field of digital media led her to the Atlanta College of Art and Design, then grad school at Georgia Tech and eventually to Google and YouTube. Read More»

Verdon looks forward to kicking off 2011 Tribute Series

When Chris Verdon was researching possible tribute bands to be a part of his idea for a series of tribute concerts at The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater, Billy Joel was one of the acts he was hoping to find a tribute band for. More than just a cover band, tribute bands tend to go for an exact look or sound. Verdon found a sound-alike with Big Shot.
There is a clip where Billy Joel thought that a Big Shot performance was actually a recording of him. That was enough to impress Verdon, who made the decision to bring the band in. Read More»

Billy Joel tribute band performs Saturday

The Tribute Series returns to the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater Saturday with Big Shot, a Billy Joel Tribute Band. Big Shot features vocalist Michael DelGuidice backed by a band that has performed in concert with Billy Joel himself and his Broadway musical “Movin’ Out,” and has also worked with Donna Summer, Roger Daltrey of The Who, Richie Blackmore, Tower of Power, Nine Days, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and many more. Read More»

‘Princess Tea Party’ returns in August

From left are Aaliyah Miles, Mallory Hu, Natalia Zmudzin, Carolyn Balkovetz, Sarah Fender, Amanda Lindsey, Paige McCauley, Paige Smith, Kelly Blackmon, and Julia Stitt. Photo/Special.

The Twilight Theatre Company will present its third annual production of “A Princess Tea Party” at the Historic Train Depot in Fayetteville on August 13 and 14.  This show is perfect for mothers, daughters, grandmothers and granddaughters.  “A Princess Tea Party” brings together favorite fairytale princesses, who share stories and songs about living, loving, and dreaming big. Read More»

PTC Adventure Camp kids see aquarium life close up

PTC Adventure Camp kids see aquarium life close up

Youngsters in the Peachtree City Summer Adventure Camp run by the recreation department got an underwater view of aquatic life recently at the Georgia Aquarium in downtown Atlanta. Campers have participated in a host of activities including flash mob performance art at CNN Center in addition to other trips and events. Photo/Special.

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