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Summer concert series ends with double bill

The Frederick Brown Jr. ‘The Fred’ Amphitheater will close out its 2011 BMW of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series on Saturday, August 20 with a double bill featuring 10,000 Maniacs and Edwin McCain. Enjoy a fun-filled evening under the stars when gates open at 7 p.m., with Edwin McCain performing at 8 p.m., and 10,000 Maniacs taking the stage at 9 p.m. Read More»

Senoia Farmers Market open Aug. 13

The Senoia Farmers Market will place on Saturday, August 13th, in the parking lot next to City Hall on Main Street in downtown Senoia.  The Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon. A variety of locally grown produce, homemade canned goods, and specialty items will be available. For more information, go to the events section of the enjoysenoia.com website, or contact Don Caputo, the Market Coordinator at 770-599-4148.

Newnan theatre presents a magical muggle murder mystery

By Joan Doggrell
Special to The Citizen

On August 13 at 7 p.m., a new headmaster is being announced at the world's most famous school of witchcraft and wizardry, and all alumni and special guests are invited to attend a celebration in the Great Hall. Be sure to wear your dress robes. All your favorite characters will be in attendance, even a few you wish were not. The Ministry of Magic has insisted that every precaution be taken to ensure the safety of everyone in attendance. Read More»

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»

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