Music to educators’ ears

Music to educators’ ears

Fayette County School System students participating in the All State Orchestra performed at the Feb. 17 school board meeting. The middle and high school students began the meeting by playing “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Photo/Ben Nelms.

Fathers and daughters dance at annual PTC Valentine event

Fathers and daughters dance at annual PTC Valentine event

Nearly 100 couples attended the Father-Daughter Valentine Dance held Feb. 21 at the Kedron Field House in Peachtree City. The annual event is sponsored by Peachtree City Recreation Special Events. Photo/Ben Nelms.

'Americana' will fill hearts with joy, eyes with tears

Southern Crescent Chorale

Southern Crescent Chorale will make its eleventh appearance at Spivey Hall on Saturday, March 7 at 8 p.m.

The concert, entitled “Americana,” is designed to fill hearts with joy.

As part of the season theme “Salute to America,” the Chorale will delight the audience with the performance of American folk songs, hymns, and spirituals. A versatile group of musicians, the Chorale will sing challenging and beautiful selections of many favorites, including “Precious Lord, Take My Hand,” “America the Beautiful,” “God of Our Father,” “Shenandoah,” and “Cindy.” Read More»

Spivey announces March line-up

Includes Caberet concert

Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall (www.spiveyhall.org) has announced details of its March programming, which will feature a debut performance by mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe, whose cabaret concerts have been cited by “The New York Times” as packing “a memorably focused emotional punch.”

Blythe is one of four debuts for Spivey in March, which also includes concerts from REBEL Ensemble for Baroque Music, VIDA Guitar Quartet and Chris Potter Underground, Read More»

Register for 4-H Camp March 7

4-H Camp is a week of nonstop fun for fifth and sixth grade children.

Fayette kids attend camp in July

With summer break just around the corner, the Fayette County 4-H is already preparing for an awesome week of camp at Rock Eagle 4-H Center.

Camp offers current 5th-graders and 6th-graders the chance to spend a week hiking, swimming, learning, playing, and having the time of their life. The camp is located just outside of Eatonton on a prehistoric Native American site, home of the legendary Rock Eagle mound. The camp operates using a Native American theme, so campers are divided into three tribes to compete for the coveted tribal shield. Read More»

Get plenty of sweet tea, sweet southern charm at book signing

Plan an afternoon of sweet southern charm complete with sweet tea, lemonade and tasty desserts on Thursday, Feb. 26.

Junk Mama's General store in Fayetteville is hosting a book signing with Sandy McDaniel, author of “Lemonade Journal,” from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. and there will be plenty of sweet stuff to go around.

Junk Mama's is located at 125 Fisher Avenue across from City Hall. For more information, call 770-461-4607 or visit www.junkmamasgeneralstore.com.

'Whitewater Spectacular' ready for the stage

The cast of "West Side Story" at  Whitewater High School.

The 12th annual "Whitewater Spectacular" presentation of “West Side Story” begins Thursday, Feb. 26.

Whitewater High School choral and drama students have been working hard as they prepare to present this Broadway classic to the community.

Experience a touch of Broadway in Fayetteville with shows on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7 p.m. and a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday, March 1.

Tickets are on sale at Whitewater High School or can be purchased from any cast member. They can also be purchased at the door.

Observing animals through the lens

The Centre for Visual and Performing Arts of Coweta County is hosting “The Art of Anne Berry: Three Photographic Processes Observing Animals in Natural and Man Made Environments” from Feb. 6 to March 31.

A reception and book signing for the show is set for Sunday, March 1, from 4 – 6 p.m. in the Grand Lobby.

The Centre is located at 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road in Newnan.

World famous guitarist brings 'Endless Tour' to Spivey Hall

Thibault Cauvin, one of the most talented, charismatic and sought-after guitarists in the world today, will make his first appearance at Spivey Hall on Feb. 28.

By the age of 20, Cauvin had already won 13 international first prizes and played over 600 concerts covering every continent. The New York Times calls him “a stylistic innovator.”

He performs for the first time at Spivey Hall on his “Endless Tour,” which has given over 1,000 recitals in 120 countries over the past 10 years.

The show begins at 8:15 p.m. Read More»

'Twelve Angry Men' comes to Newnan stage

The Newnan Theatre Company is bringing a classic courtroom drama to the stage on Feb. 26 when “Twelve Angry Men” by Reginald Rose opens for a two-weekend run.

The show is directed by NTC veteran Jeff Allen, who has a special vision for this show. “It’s more than just a legal drama,” Allen said. “This play is a great exploration of the way 12 men deliberate and debate. These actors have created some very wonderful, very detailed characters and we get to see those interactions. There will be members of this jury that you recognize, and maybe even relate to personally.” Read More»

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