‘The Dark Knight’: Dark fun

Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is Gotham City’s billionaire philanthropist (gives money for good causes). The public loves him, and he has his own butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Michael Caine) to help him out.

‘Teen Idol’ Frankie Avalon to perform at Villages Amphitheater

Frankie Avalon to perform at Villages Amphitheater

Baby Boomers will be doing a lot of reminiscing about everything from Bobby Sox to Stockings when Frankie Avalon takes the stage on July 26 at the Villages Amphitheater.

Avalon, who made the transition from “Teen-age Idol” to mature professional, has a career that now spans three generations of music, television and motion pictures. Gates will open at 7 p.m., opening act The Sock Hops will perform at 8 p.m. with Frankie taking the stage at 9 p.m.

‘Bye Bye Birdie’

Musical opens at Southside Theatre Guild

Bye Bye Birdie

Say “bye bye” to the summertime blues and head to Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn to enjoy a toe-tapping good time as they present “Bye Bye Birdie.”

The musical is set as the 1950s transition into the 60s, and rock star Conrad Birdie is about to be shipped off to the army.

Hey batter, batter!

Fund-raiser to include professional baseball players, ice cream and more

A group of local women are hosting a breast cancer walk fund-raiser at the Cold Stone Creamery at Ashley Park on Saturday, July 19. The event will include autographs by Atlanta Braves pitcher Tim Hudson and Washington Nationals catcher Johnny Estrada and raffles for additional signed Major League Baseball items.

NCTC taking donations for Joey's Toy Box

The Newnan Community Theatre Company (NCTC) has decided help raise money and gather items for a great cause.

For the closing weekend of “Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing” this weekend, July 18, 19 and 20, NCTC will be gathering toy donations for Joey's Toy Box. 

‘Hellboy II: The Golden Army’: Heck of a good time

Guillermo Del Toro is a visionary director with a style all his own. His “Pan’s Labryinth” won him critical acclaim and many new fans, both of his Spanish language thrillers and his U.S. blockbusters. “Hellboy II” is his return to movie-making for a mass audience and it is a dazzling and dizzying ride through his imagination and the imagination of “Hellboy” creator Mike Mignola.

‘Journey to the Center’ of the theater

Trevor Anderson (Brendan Fraser) is a not-so-successful geologist at a university. Trevor’s lab is being shut down by the university since his research isn’t getting anywhere.

The Color Purple

Award-winning show comes to The Fox

The Color Purple

“The Color Purple, The Musical about Love,” based on the acclaimed 1983 epistolary novel by Alice Walker, is making its way to Atlanta next week when it sets up for a three week stint at The Fabulous Fox Theatre.

This is the first North American touring production of "The Color Purple," and audiences should expect a rousing performance from the cast which includes successful singers and actors. The musical opened on Broadway at the Broadway Theatre on December 1, 2005.

Patriot Day and “America Supports You Freedom Walk” to be held Sept. 6

Peachtree City is holding the second annual “America Supports You Freedom Walk” along with Patriot Day on Sept. 6, 2008.  

Naked pigs need dressing

Naked pigs need dressing

The 2008 Cattle Barons’ Ball committee is in search of a few good artists to help “dress” the event’s collection of ceramic pigs.

Each year, in preparation for the Cattle Barons’ Ball, the committee sends out “naked” piggy banks to local artists who volunteer to paint or otherwise decorate them with their own special theme.

Abigail Breslin truly is an all ‘American Girl’

In a time when the nation is facing economic uncertainty, it just might be the perfect time for a film like “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl” to hit theaters. The film takes place during the Great Depression and proclaims the message of being thankful for what we do have, even in hard times.

‘Kit Kittredge – An American Girl’: An uplifting and timely film

It’s always nice to come across a film aimed at the younger market that can also be enjoyed by someone a little older, and “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl” is just such a film. While I’m not going to tout it as a movie that twenty-somethings will or should flock to, I will say that going to see it wasn’t a completely unpleasurable experience.

‘Hancock’: Will Smith is a box office hero

When the summer movie season rolls around, you can almost guarantee there will be a Will Smith movie in your midst. Some are great and a few are terrible, but most are good or good enough to spend 90 minutes of your time with. His latest film, “Hancock,” is good enough. It starts off as a lighter version of “Bad Santa” as a superhero, then gets a little too serious at the end, but as summer blockbusters go, it is entertaining.

‘Hancock’: Not your normal hero

This is the summer of superhero films. There was “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk” (which I missed) and now the industry gives us “Hancock.”

Comedienne ‘Mrs. Hughes’ to perform at women’s retreat

Event will benefit Meals on Wheels

The first time you see the comedienne known as “Mrs. Hughes” you might think, “She could be my neighbor.” She’s just about the last person you’d expect to see performing on stage. Carol Hughes began her comedy career when she was 40. Says Carol, “Years ago I heard Merv Griffin interview Phyllis Diller, and she said she started doing comedy when she was 39. I remember saying to myself, ‘I could do that.’” And she did. Her career took off quickly and now there are Mrs. Hughes fans all over the world. Known as “America’s funniest grandma,” she appeals to a wide age group, especially the Baby Boomer crowd.

‘The Music Man’

All-American musical takes stage at The Fred

The Music Man

Meredith Willson’s “The Music Man” will be presented by The Twilight Theatre at The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater beginning next weekend.

The show has been a labor of love for many local actors and their families, according to the show’s director Dana Spears. Audiences can catch the show at 8 p.m. on July 11, 12, 18 and 19 at the Peachtree City venue.

Wyndham Peachtree hosts golf drive-in movie night

The Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center will host the city’s first golf cart drive-in movie night on July 5 featuring the live-action movie, “Transformers.”

Independence Day in Peachtree City

July fourth

Parades, food, fun and fireworks will mark the annual celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and, as always, Peachtree City plans to celebrate in a big way.

I’ve ‘Wanted’ a film this good all year!

First let me establish something about “Wanted”: it’s not for the faint of heart. It’s intense, bloody and action-packed, but for anyone who can get past the R-rating and what that entails, it’s a brilliant summer movie.


This is the worst Pixar film ever. It was created for 8 year-olds.

The year is 2775. Wall-E is a robot who was programmed to pick up trash that the humans left for robots to pick up. He is curious, however, which can sometimes lead to hilarious situations. Besides his pet cockroach (yes, a cockroach), Wall-E has no other companions because he’s the only other living, well kind of living, creature on Earth. He listens to “Hello, Dolly” and other songs in his spare time via an old videotape of them.

A second opinion of ‘Wall-E’

Pixar enters the world of science fiction with this brilliant film about a friendship between robots that crosses the universe and helps humans return to a hospitable Earth.



Step into your boots and dust off your cowboy hat, because “Oklahoma!” is back in Atlanta. Appearing at The Fox Theatre tonight through June 29, audiences are sure to enjoy the classic musical, which was the first collaboration between Broadway legends Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.

You’d be ‘Smart’ to see this movie

With all the big movie disappointments being inflicted upon audiences nation-wide this summer, i.e. “The Love Guru,” “You Don’t Mess With The Zohan” and “The Happening,” I was a little nervous going in to see “Get Smart.” I enjoyed the trailer, I was excited about the cast – Steve Carell as Maxwell Smart? Yes, please! – and I was hoping for a smart and funny modern take on the classic TV show. All in all, I came out of the theater pleased with the final product, although I admit not as impressed as I had hoped.

‘The Love Guru’: I hate this movie

I thought all the critics had to be wrong. When I saw reviews that called ”The Love Guru” career suicide for Mike Myers or comparable to watching a pregnant woman smoke a cigarette and drink a beer, I thought that there was no possible way this movie could be that bad.

99 reasons to see ‘Get Smart’

Steve Carroll • Closing steel doors • Top secret headquarters • Laser beams • Skydiving without a parachute • Max kissing Agent 99 • Anne Hathaway • Max kissing Agent 23 • Dwayne “ The Rock” (looks like my dad) Johnson • Shoe phone • Sticky notes • Retina scans • Plastic surgery • Uranium • Bill Murray as Agent 13 • Political jokes • Explosives • Electric fences • Gadgets • Trench coats • Dancing with the Stars • Smoke bombs • Moscow in CGI • Electronic detonation devices • Terrence Stamp • Ferraris • Radioactive bread • James Caan • Secret service • Alan Arkin • CIA jokes • Classic Cars • Suicide hotline: 1-800-Don’t-Do-It • Helicopters • Flying agents • CONTROL • KAOS • Prison breaks • Exploring your emotional side • Computer geeks • $20 million dollar robot insect • Romantic glances • Office romances • Underground lair • Weight-loss tips • Mysterious phone booths • Adorable puppy • Double agents • Beethoven’s Ninth • Scenic Moscow • Max playing Doctor Phil • Chatter • Analysts • Numerous puns • Gun smuggling • Miniature crossbows • Swiss army knife gadgets • A revealing end

Wyndham Peachtree hosts golf cart drive-in movie night July 5

The Wyndham Peachtree Conference Center will host the city’s first golf cart drive-in movie night on July 5 featuring the live-action movie, “Transformers.”

Improve your moves with Wedding Dance Workshop

Wedding season is in full swing, and for those looking to brush up their dance floor skills, the Peachtree City Parks and Recreation Department has an alternative to lengthy dance lessons.

Country comes to the Fred

Kenny Rodgers

Singer-songwriter, photographer, record producer, actor and entrepreneur Kenny Rogers will perform at The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater this weekend.

Taking stage on Friday, June 20 and Saturday, June 21, Rogers will wrap up the 2008 Lexus of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series I singing tunes that are familiar to everyone.

Georgia Youth Ballet Summerfest performance is Friday

Georgia Youth Ballet will wrap up its three-week Summer Intensive Workshop with its annual Summerfest performance on Friday, June 20 at 7:30 p.m. Nearly 40 dancers from seven south metro counties will perform numbers from classical ballets and modern works. The dancers have been working with nationally-renowned guest faculty, including Maria Chapman (Pacific Northwest Ballet), Foye DuBose (Alabama Dance Theatre), Katherine Gebler (Alabama Ballet), BJ Hilbun, Emily Lannan (Atlanta Ballet), Paulo Manso de Sousa, and Kathyrn McBeth (Atlanta Ballet).

‘The Incredible Hulk’: Not easy being green

A while back Dr. Bruce Banner got dosed with some serious gamma rays and now he turns into a hulking, green, angry giant when he gets angry. He doesn’t want this power and the Army does. The Army figures it can create an army of superhumans that could defeat any opponent and take over the world. Bruce doesn’t want the Army to turn his power into a weapon, so he runs. When the Army finds him, they fight and ... “Hulk Smash!”

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