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'Hugo': Scorsese’s film runs like an endless film reel

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Movies come out every year. They get good reviews, bad reviews, and mixed reviews. I, as a critic, enjoy reviewing these numerous films, the good, the bad, and the too ugly for words. I am a person who usually either likes a movie or hates it. The point is that I don’t give mixed reviews to many films. I will give a film a mixed review if I believe a proper tone is not set, the events are odd or if it starts out one way and ends another. “Hugo” is an example of the first and third reasons for me giving a film a mixed review. Read More»

Lots of holiday shows this weekend

Carla’s Dance Factory and the Georgia Youth Ballet will perform a benefit show at Sandy Creek this weekend. Photo/Special.

Looking for something to do with the family this weekend? Why not catch one of the many holiday productions in the area.

Carla’s Dance Factory and Georgia Youth Ballet will again present their production of “A Christmas Spectacular” and “The Nutcracker, Land of Sweets” in collaboration with Sandy Creek High School’s Choral and Drama Departments. It is a show designed with the entire family in mind and truly has something for everyone. Read More»

Several animated Christmas light displays in county

In 2005, a commercial on television featured an animated Christmas lights display set to music. The display was done by an electrical engineer from Ohio named Carson Williams. The popularity of the commercial and video, which was passed around the internet, inspired many people to set up their own animated Christmas light displays and there are three (that we know of) in Fayette County that residents can drive to and see through the Christmas season. Read More»

Band at Tyrone tree lighting

Band at Tyrone tree lighting

Students with the Flat Rock Middle School Band were just one of the groups that added a bit of Christmas flavor to the setting Dec. 4 for Tyrone’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Celebration. Residents by the hundreds turned out for the festivities and to welcome Santa to town. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Shades of Red entertain in Senoia

Shades of Red entertain in Senoia

The streets of Senoia during the late afternoon hours Dec. 3 were filled with the sounds of Shades of Red, the jazz vocal ensemble from the University of West Georgia. The group sang for the mass of people on hand for the annual Light Up Senoia celebration. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Senoia turns out for Christmas parade

Senoia turns out for Christmas parade

The population of Senoia again this year swelled to overflowing for the annual Christmas Parade held on Dec. 3. More than 50 entries began the route at the south end of Main Street and continued past City Hall. The parade was only one of many events that make the Light Up Senoia event a major attraction each year. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Riding with Santa in F’ville

Riding with Santa in F’ville

Willow Wismer gets a ride around Fayetteville with Santa in his sleigh. Joyce Waits, Main Street Coordinator for Fayetteville, was also along for the ride. Photo/Michael Boylan.

'A Christmas Carol' at City Tap this weekend

Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Houghtaling), Spirit of Christmas Present (Connor Whittle), Spirit of Christmas Past (MiKayla DeBreuil) and Tiny Tim (Joshua Safran) from ACOF's A Christmas Carol Dinner Theatre Event.  

Ebenezer Scrooge invites all to A Company of Friends Productions' dinner theatre event, “A Christmas Carol.” However, to experience this powerful presentation and enjoy the delicious holiday meal that is included in the ticket price, you must act quickly as seats are filling up fast. Read More»

PTC Civic Ballet presents 'Nutcracker' this weekend

PTC Civic Ballet presents 'Nutcracker' this weekend

Tickets are now on sale for the annual Fayette County production of The Nutcracker Ballet. The Peachtree City Civic Ballet Company will once again bring this classic holiday tradition to the stage on Saturday, December 10 at 2 and 7 p.m and on Sunday, December 11 at 2 p.m. All performances will be held at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School. Read More»

Georgia Singers in concert Sunday

Georgia Singers in concert Sunday

Georgia singers will present their fall concert Sunday, December 11 at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Peachtree City. Admission is free, and the community is invited to attend and enjoy the wonderful sounds of this remarkable local choir. Included in the musical selection is a wide variety of styles, as well as delightful music for the holiday season.

This year's concert will include a number of outstanding soloists: Holley Gibbs, Mikeila McQueston, Jessica Strain, Geneva Tigue, Ally Duncan, Jenna Hamlin, Jessica Morris, oboe, and featuring soprano Ellen Sturgill. Read More»