“Tiny Thumbelina” takes stage this weekend and next

Tiny Thumbelina

Fayette Coweta Family Theatre, Inc. is set to take audiences on a musical adventure with a girl no bigger than your thumb, in the Family Fantasy Series Musical "Tiny Thumbelina."

Journey with Thumbelina (Micaela Tardie) as she is captured by a family of country toads, sold to a no-good water rat, meets a family of not-so- polite beetles and becomes engaged to an old mole who lives in a dark mansion underground.

Meet ‘The Bear’ and learn to SCUBA

The public is invited this Saturday to the Peachtree Dive Center on hwy 54 for the HUGE annual tent sale and cook out. Radio station 92.5 fm will have Bubba The Bear on site modeling apparel and snorkeling gear from 12-2pm during a live radio broadcast. You can sign up for swimming lessons, or just watch live demonstrations being preformed in the indoor pool.

LaGrange Civic Chorale presents ‘A Night at the Opera’

Toni Anderson from LaGrange and Debbie Anderson of Columbus will highlight the upcoming LaGrange Civic Chorale performances of   “A Night at the Opera”.   The concerts are scheduled for Saturday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 15, at 5:00 p.m.  Both concerts will be held in the sanctuary of The First Presbyterian Church on Broad Street in LaGrange.

Main Street Newnan Spring Art Walk Set For March 27

One of the most popular and enjoyable (as well as educational) events presented by Main Street Newnan is is Spring Art

Nitwits this Saturday

During improvisational comedy, you never know what's going to happen. The performers create skits on-the-fly, based on a simple premise, idea, or game.

Legacy Theatre stages ‘Honk! Jr.’ as first show with all kids cast

Legacy Theatre stages ‘Honk! Jr.’ as first show with all kids cast

The old adage that there are no small parts only small actors comes true at The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone starting next Wednesday as the theatre’s Broadway Workshop students present “Honk! Jr.” The show will feature over 80 students in the first all youth production at The Legacy Theatre.

Community yard sale this weekend will have lots of deals for bargain hunters

On Saturday, March 14 and Saturday, Apr. 4, bargain hunters in Fayette County and the surrounding areas can shop ‘til they drop at community yard sales held by the Fayette County Parks and Recreation Department.

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast Belle, played by Maria Carreon, shares a moment with the Beast, played by Jesse Alexander. Photo/Special.

“Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” was a very popular movie but it may be even more popular as a musical. The show has had a successful run on Brodway as well as touring around the world and now, Sandy Creek High School, will present the adventures of Belle in the Beast’s enchanted castle.

Miss Pride Pageant returns for 41st year this weekend

In a town known for its traditions, one of the more popular events returnd this weekend.

The Fayette County High School Band Boosters will sponsor their annual benefit event the Miss Pride of Fayette County Pageant, on March 6 and 7 at F. A. Sams Auditorium in Fayetteville.

Fashionata 2009: Back to the Future

Things are buzzing backstage for the upcoming McIntosh High School PTSO-organized “Fashionata 2009: Back to the Future.” The event will take place Friday, March 6 at 7 p.m. in the McIntosh auditorium, featuring models representing McIntosh Chiefs from the past, present and future. There will also be several fashionably-attired pooches accompanying the human models.

Comic Murder Mystery Improv Show Debuts March 6

Comic Murder Mystery Improv Show Debuts March 6 Gallery Players troupe members  Paige Steadman (left) and Andy Fleming (right)confront a guilty-looking Joey Waldrop (center)

After performing as an improv troupe for over a year, Offshoot Productions’ Gallery Players takes a somewhat different approach with “Murder Off the Cuff,” which debuts at It’s a Grind coffee house in Fayetteville on Friday, March 6, at 8 p.m.  Although the new show is comprised of many scenes suggested by the audience, just as shows have been in the past, all the scenes center around crime, plotting, detectives, clues…and, of course, murder. 

Fred Series Tickets go on sale to Public March 7

Series tickets for the 2009 Lexus of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series are scheduled to go on sale Saturday, March 7 at the Fred Box office from 9 a.m. – noon. Series tickets are $240 for reserved seats for all six concerts and may be purchased with cash, check or credit card. Lawn tickets are $180 for the series.

Oh what a night

Fayette County Public Library presents its 11th annual Blended Heritage Celebration this Friday

Oh what a night The Allen Goodman Band. Photo/Special.

The Fayette County Public Library and the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library proudly announce the 11th Annual Blended Heritage Celebration, a free performing arts extravaganza at the Fayette County Public Library on Friday, February 27 at 6:30 p.m. Once again, a very special evening of music, poetry, dance, and food is planned, and the community is invited to attend free of charge.

Atlanta Chamber Players play Spivey Hall Sunday

Now in their 33rd season, the Atlanta Chamber Players (ACP) return to Spivey Hall on Sunday, March 1 at 3 p.m. The program entitled "Tour de Force" brings together some of Atlanta's finest classical musicians in a performance of works by Beethoven, Poulenc and Korngold. 

STG brings “Romance/Romance” to the stage

STG brings “Romance/Romance” to the stage

Bringing a big musical to the stage can be a big production for a community theater, especially if you don’t get the numbers, either in the cast or with volunteers helping with the set, costumes and design. Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn was going to stage “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” this month but didn’t get nearly enough people to cast and staff the show, so “Romance/Romance” will be produced instead.

Spotlight Concerts Announced at The Fred Amy Grant to appear Sept. 11

The Fred will be the place this summer for great entertainment- no matter what your musical tastes may be! Tickets for GetBack the Cast of Beatlemania, World Classic Rockers, The Glenn Miller Orchestra and Amy Grant will go on sale March 14 at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater box office in Peachtree City from 9a.m - noon.

“Friday the 13th” - Not a hack job

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There have been a lot of horror movie remakes over time and some are better than others. David Cronenberg’s “The Fly” is one that is far creepier than the silly original with the scientist’s tiny head on a house fly at the end and movies like “Thirteen Ghosts” and “House on Haunted Hill” were decent remakes for generations that had never seen or heard of the original. The latest trend has been to remake“classic” slasher movies and the results have been less than impressive. There was no reason to remake “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” and the remake didn’t improve on anything but the picture. Rob Zombie’s “Halloween” was terrible, mainly because John Carpenter’s “Halloween” is arguably the greatest of them all.

Theater groups hold auditions for upcoming shows

Auditions for Newnan Community Theatre Company’s production of “The Jungle Book” will be Feb. 23 and 24 at the theatre. Auditions will begin at 7 pm. Those auditioning can attend either night, they don’t have to attend both nights. Auditions are open to children ages 8 to 16. Everyone auditioning will be asked to read from the script. They will play some theater games to see how well they follow directions and how creative they are. Parents, be sure to bring your family/school calendar in order to check rehearsal date conflicts. Show dates are: April 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26.

Southern Crescent Chorale performs at Spivey Hall

Southern Crescent Chorale performs at Spivey Hall The Southern Crescent Chorale practices for their upcoming performance. Photo/Special.

The Southern Crescent Chorale’s 2008-2009 season continues on February 28th at 8:15 p.m. at Spivey Hall, where the Chorale will perform “An Evening of Schubert.” Under the leadership of its Director, Janice Folsom, The Southern Crescent Chorale has established itself as a vibrant part of the Southside arts scene. The seventy voiced Chorale is happy to be making their fifth appearance at Spivey Hall by featuring the music of Schubert. Spivey Hall, one of the world’s premier recital halls, will serve as an excellent venue for the Chorale.

First Speak-a-Thon held by Toastmasters Clubs in Fayette County

Peachtree City, GA-February 7, 2009—A speak out event involving all chartered Toastmasters International clubs within Fayette County occurred Saturday, February 7, 2009. Bob Jensen, President, Peachtree City Toastmasters issued an invitation to “speak out” to both High Noon Toastmasters of Fayetteville and Westpark Toastmasters of Peachtree City. This event varied from the usual Toastmasters International club meeting. From 9:30. to 11:30 a.m., ten speakers from the three clubs presented speeches ranging in length from four to eighteen minutes. Of the ten speakers, three made presentations from advanced manuals, meaning each had previously received the status of Competent Communicator from Toastmasters International. The remaining seven made presentations from the Competent Communicator manual. This manual, the first received by a member of Toastmasters International, leads the speaker through the process of creating and delivering a speech covering specific objectives.

Some lovely ideas for Valentine’s Day

Need some ideas for where to take your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? Whether you want to stay close to home or venture into Atlanta, here are some good ideas that could help make this weekend memorable.

Coraline: Wide World of Weirdness


This is the downright weirdest movie I have ever seen. It was strange, unpredictable, and so random. It was also psychedelic. Anyone can see this as long as they are expecting something they have never seen before. Because the movie is strange, the review will be too.( Just warning you)

Lots going on at local theaters in February

• Newnan Community Theatre will have auditions for “Proof,” on Monday and Tuesday of next week at 7 p.m.

They will also present “Romantic Fools,” an adult comedy about relationships on Feb. 13 and 14. and will offer a Kids Camp over Winter Break, Feb. 16-21 culminating in a show at 10 a.m. on Feb. 21.

Legacy Theatre presents tale of Jackie Robinson, ‘Most Valuable Player’

Legacy Theatre presents tale of Jackie Robinson, ‘Most Valuable Player’

February is Black History Month and one important event in Black History is Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball. The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone will present “Most Valuable Player” Saturday at 11 a.m.

Summer series at The Villages has country flavor

Well, the wait is finally over for everyone wanting to know who is coming to The Villages Amphitheater in Fayetteville this year. The 2009 “Southern Ritz/Classic Hits” series lineup presented by Mercedes Benz of South Atlanta was officially announcedtoday, and will offer a healthy mixture of current and classic artists.

Summer concert series has a country flavor

Summer concert series has a country flavor

Well, the wait is finally over for everyone wanting to know who is coming to The Villages Amphitheater in Fayetteville this year. The 2009 “Southern Ritz/Classic Hits” series lineup presented by Mercedes Benz of South Atlanta was officially announced today, and will offer a healthy mixture of current and classic artists.

Father/Daughter Valentine Dance

The annual Father/Daughter Valentine’s Dance for girls age 6 to 12 will be held this Friday, Feb. 6 in Peachtree City. This is one event you won’t want to miss. Space is filling up quick, so register now.

Legacy Theatre launches “Smoke on the Mountain” as first show of 2009

Legacy Theatre launches “Smoke on the Mountain"

Good theater will transport the audience from their soft seats outside the proscenium to another place at another time. The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone will present “Smoke on the Mountain,” through Feb. 22 and they hope to take audiences to Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant, N.C. in the 1930s.

We are excited….Saturday is the big day!

Combine kids of all ages and sizes, funny clown antics, colorful balloons, stacks of pancakes, paint covered faces, a furry six-foot raccoon named Flapjack, mouth-watering sausage, steaming coffee and a friendly, but hungry crowd of over 3,000 and what do you have?  Give up?  It’s the 17th Annual Pancake Saturday sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Peachtree City!

Summer concert series at ‘The Fred’

Summer concert series at ‘The Fred’ The Spinners

Since taking over as director of The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater in Peachtree City, Nancy Price has stated that she wanted to bring “fun back to ‘The Fred’.” With a lineup that urges fans to get “Footloose,” stop being “Blue,” and feel “Good Vibrations,” one can see that the 2009 Summer Concert Series will be a lot of fun.

Kenny Loggins kicks things off on Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2. Loggins, perhaps best known for his collaboration with ??? Messina and songs like “Danny’s Song,” and “Your Mama Don’t Dance,” also has an electrifying solo career that featured some of the most popular theme songs from movies like “Top Gun” (“Danger Zone”), “Caddyshack” (“I’m Alright”) and “Footloose” (“Footloose”).

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