Uncle Scrooge with a humorous twist

Pictured rehearsing for Newnan Theatre Company’s production of The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of “A Christmas Carol” are (L to R) Allison Yost, Tony Daniel and Andi Laaker.  The show runs Dec. 16-21. Visit www.newnantheatre.org or call 770-683-6282 for more information. Photo/Submitted.

Newnan Theatre peforms two versions of a Christmas classic, ‘A Christmas Carol’

In the spirit of Christmas, the Newnan Theatre Company is performing Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” with a few twists. It will perform the classic version of the story with Newnan native Dale Lyles’ “A Christmas Carol: The Musical,” but they are also putting on a slightly different version of the perennial Christmas classic in their black box arena.

Newnan Theatre Company will be performing The Farndale Avenue Housing Estates Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s (F.A.H.E.T.G.D.S.)Production of “A Christmas Carol,” a raucous comedy by David McGillravey and Walter Zerlin, Jr. Read More»

Light show goes on

Popular demand extends show, USA Today votes top 10

The Atlanta Botanical Garden’s blockbuster “Garden Lights, Holiday Nights”–named one of USA TODAY’s 10 Best Public Light Displays in the United States for 2014–has been extended one week, through Saturday, Jan. 10.

The fourth annual show, which opened Nov.15, had been scheduled to close on Jan. 3 but is being held over by popular demand.

“The response to the show has been overwhelming, so we’re extending its run to give everyone a chance to come and enjoy what’s rapidly becoming Atlanta’s favorite holiday tradition,” said Garden President & CEO Mary Pat Matheson. Read More»

A Newnan tradition

A Newnan tradition

The night lit up in downtown Newnan on Dec. 13 as thousands turned out for the annual Christmas parade. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Let there be Christmas lights!

Let there be Christmas lights!

Six-year-old Addison Tilton, a student in the Primary Program from the Joseph Sams School, grins after she got to press the button that lit the Christmas tree in downtown Fayetteville Dec. 6. Tilton and her classmates performed Christmas carols right before the lighting of the tree. Photo/Bethan Adams.

This jolly old elf gets around pretty good

This jolly old elf gets around pretty good

At right, Santa was a hit with the kids at the Hometown Holiday celebration held Dec. 6 at Peachtree City Hall Plaza. Activities included holiday crafts for children, making s’mores and live performances by Huddleston Elementary School Chorus, Music Alive, The Stage Music Academy and Legacy Dance. Photo/Terri Ricker. Read More»

Sandy Creek's Gospel Chorus excels at competition

The Sandy Creek High School Gospel Chorus received high honors at the 3rd Annual “Bring the Noise” Youth Gospel Choir Competition Dec. 6, in Duluth. Directed by SCHS Choral Director Craig Robertson (far right), the chorus won second place in the judged competition and also received the People’s Choice Award. The chorus will perform at the SCHS Christmas Choral Concert Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. at SCHS in Tyrone. Photo/Submitted.

Sandy Creek High School’s Gospel Chorus received double honors at the 3rd annual “Bring the Noise” Youth Gospel Choir Competition Dec. 6, at the Sugarloaf United Methodist Church in Duluth.

After placing second in the judged competition, the SCHS chorus won the People’s Choice Award, an honor bestowed on the basis of audience votes. The chorus received two cash prizes totaling $750. In addition, the chorus will receive a recording session at Tree Sound Studios in Atlanta. Read More»

Lisa Kelly to play The Fred Saturday night

Kelly Porter Productions is producing Lisa Kelly’s second concert at The Fred this year with a special show this Saturday starring Lisa Kelly, and featuring special guests as well as members of the Lisa Kelly Voice Academy and the newly formed Dance Academy.

Multi-platinum selling recording artist, singer and actor, Lisa Kelly, hails from Dublin, Ireland and is best known to audiences worldwide through her performances with Irish music phenomenon Celtic Woman. Read More»

Christmas parades set for F’ville, PTC Dec. 6

Fayetteville Public Works employee Wally Filney puts up snowflake light decorations along Stonewall Avenue next to the Fayette County courthouse Nov. 21. Photo/Bethan Adams.

The Christmas season is just around the corner and with it comes festivities on Dec. 6 in Fayetteville and Peachtree City.

Fayetteville’s 2014 Christmas Parade will be held beginning at 5 p.m. on Dec. 6 in downtown Fayetteville.

The parade will begin at the Fayette County Justice Center and move to the west onto Center Drive. The parade will make a right turn onto Lee Street and a left onto Stonewall Avenue. The parade will take a left turn one block later onto South Glynn Street, continuing south to Melear Way where it will take a left and return to the Justice Center. Read More»

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»

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