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A holiday tradition is set to return

“Breakfast with Santa” returns to Tyrone on Sat., Dec. 6, 8:30–11:00 am, at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone. The pancake breakfast will raise funds for the school’s choral program. Photo/Submitted.

The Sandy Creek High School Choral Department will host the 2014 Breakfast with Santa Dec. 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Sandy Creek High School in Tyrone.

A Tyrone tradition hosted for many years by Tyrone Elementary School, which was closed in 2013, this year’s event will feature a pancake breakfast, crafts for children, letters to Santa, local vendors selling crafts and holiday items, and a performance by the Peachtree City Wind Ensemble. Read More»

Legacy brings fun to the season

The cast of "Nuncrackers." Photo/Submitted.

“Nuncrackers,”the sequel to the hit, “Nunsense,” is coming to The Legacy Theatre beginning Nov.21. The show features new songs and new laughs but stars the same nuns audiences know and love.

Artistic Director Mark Smith said, “Our 2012 production of “Nunsense” was a hit and we know our audiences will love this sequel just as much. We were even able to bring back all of our original cast of nuns as well as a new cast member as Father Virgil and quite a few local kids.” Read More»

Play performance will aid Promise Place

From left, front row; Emily Bunker, Kaylee Lloyd, Claire Hemenway, Cristina Mariano. Back row; Connor Lawhead, Alex Minor, Kalynn Henderson, Jordan Iacovella. Photo/Submitted.

The McIntosh High School drama department will be performing an encore of the one-act play “Five Kinds of Silence” tonight (Nov. 19) at 7 p.m. in the McIntosh Auditorium. Tickets are $5 and can be reserved by emailing info@mcintoshtheater.org. Tickets will also be available at the door for $5. Read More»

Christmas with choir

The Griffin Choral Arts. They present “Follow That Star” Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Photo/Submitted

Griffin Choral Arts Presents “Follow That Star.”

“Follow That Star” will be presented on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m. at Griffin First Baptist Church, located at 106 W. Taylor St. Read More»

Crowned Cherokee Rose

Elizabeth Buckalew singing “La Vie en Rose,” in French. Photo/Submitted

On Oct. 5, Elizabeth Buckalew, an SMHS graduate, was crowned Miss Cherokee Rose, a preliminary in the Miss America system.

She will compete for the title of Miss Georgia in June. Along with winning the title, she won the interview and talent portions of the competition.

Buckalew is a senior at the University of Georgia where she majors in finance and minors in French.

Her platform is high school dropout prevention, and she is president and founder of “Dawgs for Diplomas,” a campus club she created that is responsible for mentoring at-risk high school students.

Sullivan sings to No. 2 spot

Christina Sullivan (center), flanked by Angie Plate (left) and Michelle Wynn (right), in Clayton State’s 2014 “The Boys from Syracuse.” Photo/Submitted

Clayton State University (CSU) senior Christina Sullivan placed second in the Upper Division Adult Women (requirements are ages 26 or above with four or more years of voice instruction) category of the Georgia Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing 2014 Student Auditions, held at Georgia State University on Saturday, Nov. 8. 

Sullivan, a mezzo-soprano and graduate of Sandy Creek High School, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in music with a concentration in voice performance and a minor in dance at CSU. Read More»

‘Prelude to a Kiss’ at NTC

Elizabeth Sandlin and Christian Pollack rehearsing for “Prelude to a Kiss.” Photo/Submitted

“Prelude to a Kiss,” a 1988 play by Craig Lucas, tells the story of a young bride and groom that experience a supernatural event at their wedding. As a result, they are forced to contemplate the true meaning of “soul mate.” Immediately after Peter and Rita exchange wedding vows, an unknown elderly man asks to kiss the bride. As he does, Rita’s soul and the old man’s magically exchange bodies.

Peter leaves the wedding with a woman he believes to be Rita, but during their honeymoon, he comes to realize that Rita’s body is no longer inhabited by Rita’s soul. Read More»

Things to do-Nov.18-Dec.13

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November 18

Dogwood Forest Assisted Living/Fayetteville  A free educational Alzheimer’s Support Group class meets today at 6:30pm  at Dogwood Forest Assisted Living in Fayetteville. Call Lisa Hardy at 770/719-9010 for more information.

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Orchestra kicks off the fall season

McIntosh High School’s Orchestra symphonic cellists
from left to right: front row: Marie McCauley, Lacee Link, Melina Le; middle row: Hayden Crawford, Matthew Emmerling, Robert Roth and back row: Winston Taylor, Jacob Rynne, Jefferson Downs and Ryan Anderson. Photo/Submitted.

McIntosh High School’s Orchestra, conducted by James C. Hagberg, performed their first concert of the 2014-2015 school year this fall.

The evening started off with a special thanks to the orchestra’s sponsor Ronald Sachs Violins. Chris Johns, the Peachtree City’s store owner accepted a special recognition the young musicians had prepared for him.

Johns said he plans to hang the gift, a framed picture of some of the orchestra’s cellist and the group’s signatures, in his store. Johns opened Ronald Sachs Violins second store in Peachtree City in July. Read More»

Holiday theatre season approaches

The cast of "The Collins Family Christmas.' Photo/Submitted.

Over 40 of the area’s most popular and talented performers will gather at Southside Theatre Guild from December 11-14 to present the world premiere of an original holiday show, “The Collins Family Christmas” destined to be a holiday favorite.

The production is written and directed by Chris Shellnutt with musical direction by Ed Richardson. Shellnutt most recently directed “The Nerd” at Southside Theatre Guild and last year’s special presentation of “Smoke on the Mountain.”

Richardson most recently directed “Always Patsy Cline”and appeared in “Smoke on the Mountain” at Southside. Read More»

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