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'Beastly': The name says it all

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I recently saw a new film with a quite self-explanatory name: “Beastly.” The actors are fine and the source material (the story of “Beauty and the Beast”) is solid, but the film itself is too unbelievable. This is one of those films where you wish it would have been on the Lifetime channel, where they somehow thrive on making movies like this. Read More»

Margaret Mitchell’s life and novel celebrated on Mar. 12

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, the Holliday-Dorsey-Fife Museum and the Fayette County Historical Society have planned a wonderful day in honor of the Irish roots of Margaret Mitchell on Saturday, March 12. Read More»

Sock Hop at St. Paul Lutheran Church this Friday

Sock Hop at St. Paul Lutheran Church this Friday

There will be a Sock Hop, featuring the 50's band "The Boomerangs" on Friday, Mar. 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the upper level cafeteria at St. Paul Lutheran Church. There will be food, games, a costume contest and good family fun. Tickets are $10 each or 5 for $35, ages under 4 are free.  Please contact St. Paul at 770-487-0339 for ticket purchase or more information. St. Paul Lutheran Church is located at 700 Ardenlee Parkway, Peachtree City. From left are The Boomerangs, Michael McCrory, Mark Abresch,  Mitch Bjugson, Randy Gaddo, and Chuck Micallef.

Hair-raising theatre in Fayetteville this week

Jacqueline Berthold as Rapunzel in Twilight Theatre’s production of ‘Let Your Hair Down Rapunzel.’ Photo/Special.

Twilight Theatre presents children’s musical comedy, ‘Let Your Hair Down Rapunzel’

The Twilight Theatre invites young and old to let your hair down and have a little fun as they bring a rollicking version of the age old fairytale “Rapunzel” to the stage.

Full of crazy adventure, upbeat songs and zany characters, this 70-minute show will enchant family audiences of all ages. A cast of 25 talented youths sing, dance and act their way through this show that is full of laughs. Read More»

Students nearing crunch time with musical ‘Morals’

Students nearing crunch time with musical ‘Morals’

Stephanie Tobacco started writing the story that became “Morals: Keep Your Thoughts Quiet” over four years ago. It has undergone a number of changes since then and will hit the stage in early May.

“If you read the play then and compared it to what it is now, it’s really different,” Tobacco said. “It’s better.” Read More»

Is the future of eyeglasses electric

By Dr. John Henahan
Special to The Citizen

A recent article in the New York Times is the latest to highlight a potentially revolutionary development in eyeglasses for bifocal wearers. Dr. John Henahan of Spectrum Eyecare in Peachtree City says that almost everyone over the age of 45 needs extra help to read.

“Traditional bifocals or progressive lenses (no-line bifocals) have the near portion permanently embedded in the lower portion of the lens,” reports Dr. Henahan. “That can be problematic when you want to look down at a further distance, such as going up and down stairs.” Read More»

President Theodore Roosevelt coming to Newnan

The Newnan-Coweta Historical Society will present “An Evening with President Teddy Roosevelt” as portrayed by Joe Wiegand. Roosevelt will appear at the Wadsworth Auditorium, 25 Jefferson Street in Newnan, on Thursday, Mar. 24 at 7 p.m. He will speak on his life and careers. Admission will be $5 (students $3). Tickets will be available at the Male Academy Museum, 30 Temple Avenue, Newnan (770-251-0207), Scott’s Bookstore at 28 South Court Square, Newnan and at the door the evening of the performance. Read More»

Blended Heritage Celebration at county library Friday

The Fayette County Public Library and the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library invite the public to attend the 13th Annual Blended Heritage Celebration, a free evening of performing arts at the Fayette County Public Library on Friday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m. As always, a very special evening of music, poetry, dance, and food is planned. The Blended Heritage Celebration is open to all, free of charge. Read More»

'Tuesdays with Morrie' opens at Southside Theatre Guild this week

From left are Gary Morgan as Morrie and Lance Smith as Mitch. Photo/Special.

Mitch Albom’s “Tuesday with Morrie,” has enjoyed success as both a best-selling book and a television movie starring Jack Lemmon and Hank Azaria. The memoir focuses on Mitch and his old college professor Morrie discussing what’s really important in life. The story is sentimental but also thought-provoking and, at times, very funny.

Southside Theatre Guild in downtown Fairburn will present the award winning play “Tuesdays with Morrie” for two weekends, beginning this Thursday, Feb. 24 and running Thursdays-Sundays, through Mar. 6. Read More»