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Senoia Memorial Day parade, festival expected to attract crowd

Senoia has a reputation for putting on a large variety of premiere events. But there is nothing quite like the annual Memorial Day Remembrance Parade and Festival that attracts thousands each year.

The action will begin at 10 a.m. on Memorial Day with a non-stop variety of live entertainment downtown at Main Street and Seavy Street. The patriotic program will begin at noon and will be followed by more live entertainment leading up to the parade which begins at 2 p.m.

Events at noon include a program honoring veterans and a “flyover” to cap off the ceremony. Read More»

First Summer World Music Festival set

Clayton State University’s Spivey Hall (www.spiveyhall.org), the Southeast’s premier recital hall renowned internationally for its superior acoustics and the excellence of its classical, jazz and world music artists, has announced details of its 2014 summer education programming. Read More»

Starr’s Mill student wins Atlanta art award

 “Ataraxis” by Ziyan “Lisa” Tan.

A Starr’s Mill student, Ziyan “Lisa” Tan, walked away with one of the top prizes during the Atlanta Dogwood Festival.

Winners of the 2014 Atlanta High School Art Exhibition (AHSAE) including the People’s Choice Award were announced, and this year’s winners share in nearly $40,000 in scholarships and prizes for this professional-level competition that is sponsored and funded by the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Read More»

PTC’s Smithley finishes 18th at Talladega

Garrett Smithley had a strong finish at Talladega. Photo/Garrett Smithley Racing

Peachtree City native and NASCAR hopeful Garrett Smithley in his first ARCA (Automobile Racing Club of America) start of 2014 finished solidly in 18th place in his No. 11 Goodwill Ford Fusion at Talladega Superspeedway in Lincoln, Ala. at the International Motorsports Hall of Fame 200 May 3. Read More»

Savor the flavor at dinner under the trees in Senoia

Savor the flavor at dinner under the trees in Senoia

The Senoia Optimist Club always knows how to put on an event. Three hundred diners attended the 5th Annual Taste of Senoia held under the trees April 27 at the Veranda Historic Bed and Breakfast Inn. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Whitewater Middle School’s film premier is Friday

The cast of “The Onset.” Photo/Special.

Amid the ice and snow storms of earlier this year, the Whitewater Middle School Drama Club embarked on an exciting film project.

After months of hard work the full length movie “The Onset” emerges. “The Onset” follows a group of students in fictional Tugaloo, Ga. on a camping trip where they quickly find themselves at ground zero in the middle of a deadly virus outbreak. The virus quickly turns those infected into aggressive zombie-like creatures that threaten all those in the group. Read More»

Sandy Creek’s spring show is set for this weekend

Sandy Creek choral students rehearse for the annual spring show, which will feature the music of Hollywood,is May 9 and 10, at 7 p.m. in Patriot Hall at Sandy Creek High School. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door. Photo/Special.

The Sandy Creek High School choruses will present the 2014 spring show, “Lights, Camera, Action: A Celebration of the Music of Hollywood,” on Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10, at 7 p.m. in Patriot Hall at SCHS.

An annual event produced by senior choral students, the show will include all five choruses (Freshmen Women, Advanced Women, Chamber Choir, Men’s Ensemble, and Treble Choir), who will perform popular songs from Hollywood, a number of which will feature student-choreographed dances. Read More»

Starr’s Mill gets ready for spring musical

Student choreographers Franny Harms and Mynah Holloway prepare the members of Chanticleer for their presentation of the music from the hit movie “Frozen” for the spring concert. Photo/Special.

The choirs of Starr’s Mill High School will be performing their spring concert at Willie Duke Auditorium May 6 at 6 p.m. Please note the early start time this year.

The program will feature all six of Starr’s Mill’s performing ensembles: Women’s choirs Bel Canto and Bella Voce, the Men’s Choir Camerata, the advanced mixed choir Chanticleer, the men’s a cappella ensemble Men of the Mill, and the vocal jazz ensemble An Octave Above. Read More»

Southside Comunity Theatre’s newest production opens this week

Cast members  (L-R) Jonny May, Tina Cooper, Keith Williams, Natalie Kohlhaas and Loren Collins rehearse for this week’s opening of “The Nerd,” Photo/Special.

Southside Community Theatre at 20 West Campbellton St. in Fairburn opens a side-splitting comedy classic “The Nerd” this week.

Written by Larry Shue and directed by Chris Shellnutt, “The Nerd” is about an aspiring young architect, Willum, who has often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved his life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam. Read More»

Gospel on the Green is Saturday

The Fayette County High School Band Boosters are proud to present the second annual Gospel on the Green concert at the Southern Ground Amphitheatre May 3 at 6 p.m. Performers include Stellar Award winner Micah Stampley and local artists Daphney Hilton, Vincent Lott, Lydia Simonds, God’s Gurls, and more.

Proceeds from the concert will assist with the purchase of instruments, music, equipment, and uniforms for the Fayette County High School Band program. The FCHS band is the largest student organization at the school and is considered one of the premier band programs in the region. Read More»

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