Rock out at ‘The Fred’ this Saturday night with Blood, Sweat & Tears, 3-Dog Night’s Chuck Negron

‘Joy to the world’ — Chuck Negron performs this Saturday night in Peachtree City. Photo/Special.

There will be some “Old Fashioned Love Songs” playing at The Fred on Saturday night, as Blood Sweat & Tears along with Chuck Negron perform the second show in the Lexus of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series.

A musical institution, Blood Sweat & Tears, has left an indelible mark on the American music scene since 1968. Considered to be one of the greatest horn bands in the history of popular music, Blood Sweat & Tears’ alumni roster reads like a Who’s Who of the world’s greatest jazz and rock musicians. Read More»

Ticket specials for final weekend of ‘Forum’ at STG

Hysterium (Missy Gosset) tried to calm Erronius (Boone Smith) in STG’s production of, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to The Forum.” Photo/Michael Boylan.

This is the final weekend to see Southside Theatre Guild’s production of the beloved, farcical musical, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to The Forum,” and the theater has three specials running this weekend so you can see the show for less.

• If you go to this page ( before the day of performance of each show, and put the words “GO THEN” into the “Special Instructions” section at the bottom of the page, you will get the tickets you reserve for $10 per ticket.   Read More»

In this week’s The Citizen Sports Weekly — The playoffs have started for all the spring sports . . .

In this week’s The Citizen Sports Weekly — The playoffs have started for all the spring sports . . .

The playoffs have started for all the spring sports in high school athletics and Fayette County teams are well represented. This week’s edition of The Citizen Sports Weekly will feature:

• Results from the GHSA Girls Track and Field State Championships

• Results from the quarterfinals of the state tennis playoffs

• Results from the second round of the state soccer playoffs

• Results from the first round of the state lacrosse playoffs

We also have features on some exceptional athletes from McIntosh High School making a difference — in their sport, the community and the world. Read More»

Serenbe celebrates opening of HGTV Green Home

A Serenbe crowd welcomes HGTV Green Home. Photo/Ben Nelms.

“It’s an exciting morning,” said Serenbe founder Steve Nygren with a smile to the large number of Serenbe and Chattahoochee Hills residents who attended the May 4 community opening of the 2012 HGTV Green Home. Community members poured into the home after the brief ribbon-cutting ceremony that substituted a green vine for the traditional red ribbon. Read More»

Rose Society members appointed as International Rose Show judges

Rose Society members appointed as International Rose Show judges

South Metro Rose Society (SMRS) congratulates its members, Walt and Linda Reed of Peachtree City, on their recent appointment as International Rose Show Judges under the World Federation of Rose Societies (WFRS). This appointment means that they have met all the requirements and are fully qualified to judge the horticultural classes at any WFRS rose show around the world. They have already judged shows in Australia and Canada. Both are Master Rosarians, ARS Horticultural Judges, and past SMRS officers. Read More»

Lonestar to perform at 10th annual Cattle Baron's Ball


A ten-year anniversary is reason to celebrate, and this year’s Cattle Barons’ Ball Committee is ready to take their theme “Hats Off to Fighting Cancer” to a whole new level by roping in the multi-platinum country music quartet, Lonestar, as the entertainment for their western-themed gala. “We’re thrilled to have Lonestar perform at our Ball,” said event chair Kay Fulp. “They have been so generous in giving their time – especially this year when they are celebrating their twenty year anniversary. Read More»

In The Citizen Sports Weekly: State soccer, baseball playoffs!

In The Citizen Sports Weekly: State soccer, baseball playoffs!

Local sports is a-poppin’ in the latest edition of The Citizen Sports Weekly! Click here to slide in!

• Two Fayette County High School graduates were selected by NFL teams.

• A Sandy Creek graduate was a member of a winning relay team at the Penn Relays.

• The state soccer playoffs are underway.

• The state baseball playoffs start Friday. Read More»

Twilight Theatre hosts 'Cinderella' auditions

The Twilight Theatre, a local theater company, is holding auditions for their summer production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella.” The family-friendly show will be performed at the Frederick Brown, Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City on July 27, 28 and August 3, 4 . Read More»

Ryckeley takes readers to ‘110 Flamingo Street’

Ryckeley takes readers to ‘110 Flamingo Street’

Readers of The Citizen’s weekend editions and website know columnist Rick Ryckeley well.

They know the cast of characters in his weekly column — from The Wife and The Boy (his son) to Down The Street Bully Brad and Old Miss Crabtree and the rest of the gang from 110 Flamingo Street.

This week, Ryckeley is releasing his second book, “110 Flamingo Street: Stories from a simpler time,” this week and Ryckeley feels this book improves on last year’s release in several ways. Read More»

Cinderella and the Prince: Together again in NTC’s ‘Epic Proportions’

By Joan Doggrell
Special to The Citizen

“Epic Proportions,” a fast-paced comedy by Larry Coen and David Crane, opens at Newnan Theatre Company on May 10. Artistic Director Paul Conroy is directing Justin Jessel, William Pratesi, and Laura Pratesi in this satirical tale of an attempt to make the movie epic to end all movie epics. One of the narrator’s lines is, “This is a story about…a lot of things.” Read More»