Entertainment

Newnan chosen to host Navy Concert Band

Concert is family-friendly and free

Newnan has been selected as one of 32 cities in six states to host a performance of the United States Navy Band during its 2015 spring tour.

The U.S. Navy Concert Band’s performance is scheduled for Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Center for Performing and Visual Arts, 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road in Newnan. Read More»

Jazz trio debuts at Spivey Hall

Critics say trio may be 'most creative' group today

While Spivey Hall patrons have enjoyed the jazz rhythms of pianist Danilo Pérez, bassist John Patitucci and drummer Brian Blade as members of saxophonist Wayne Shorter's quartet, they will debut as a jazz trio at Spivey in February.

“Children of the Light: Danilo Pérez/John Patitucci/Brian Blade Trio” will debut on Saturday, Feb. 7, at 8:15 p.m. Read More»

Spivey Hall presents flute concert for youth

Performance part of youth concert series

As part of Spivey Hall’s Young People’s Concerts series, the Atlanta Flute Ensemble will perform on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 11:15 a.m.

Founded in 1986, the Atlanta Flute Ensemble is a volunteer community flute choir comprised of 15 members under the direction of fellow member Kathy Farmer.
With more than ten C flutes, as well as dedicated alto flutes, bass flutes, and piccolo players, the Atlanta Flute Ensemble can perform a variety of contemporary flute choir arrangements as well as classics by Beethoven and Mozart. Read More»

'WWII Heritage Days' set for April 18, 19

'Big Band' era hangar dance is Saturday

The 70th anniversary of the end of World War II will be celebrated in April at the 12th annual “WWII Heritage Days” in Peachtree City.

The history festival is hosted by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing and is held at the group’s Historical Airpower Facility, Atlanta Regional Airport-Falcon Field in Peachtree City.

The festival is set for April 18 and 19 and will be open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. on both days. Read More»

'Songman' pays tribute to John Denver

Singalong night with classics

James Sennett, “The Songman,” will perform John Denver classics in Newnan on Feb. 6.

Sennett bills the night as “a celebration of the work of this iconic musician who was an integral part of American music in my teen years.”

He will perform “Rocky Mountain High, Take Me Home, Country Roads, Annie's Song, Back Home Again” and more. “And, of course, singing along is allowed and encouraged,” Sennett said.

Sennett will perform from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Leaf and Bean.

Young golfers invited to tournament

Two-day, 36-hole event in Louisiana

Fayette County junior golfers ages 11-18 are invited to compete in the Arrowhead Junior Golf Tour (AJGT) Beaver Creek Spring Junior Classic in Zachary, LA at the Beaver Creek Golf Club.

The two-day, 36-hole tournament is set for Feb. 21- 22 and is ranked by the Junior Golf Scoreboard, and hosted by AJGT.

The tournament entry fee is $185.00 and includes two days of green fees, tee gifts, and trophies in four age divisions
The tournament extended registration deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 18, at noon. Read More»

County employee artwork display is first in new gallery

Sharon Kolbuss

Coweta County will begin featuring artwork in the main entrance of the Administration Building on Feb. 2.

The display will be known as Coweta Arts and will begin by featuring the work of county employees who are also artists. The gallery will be opened to community artists at a later day.

The inaugural showing features artist Sharon Kolbuss who has worked in the Probate Court since September 2014.

She works with pen and ink and her works feature stippling, or pointillism, and crosshatching.

'Pajama Game' auditions are Jan. 27, Feb. 1

Performances set for May

Auditions for The Georgia Singers’ performance of “The Pajama Games” is Jan. 27 and Feb. 1.

Those auditioning should be ready to sing about 60 seconds of a Broadway song with accompaniment. A speaker for phones, MP3 players and CDs will be provided.

Also included is a short, movement audition and a cold read from the script.

Auditions are at the Peachtree City School of Dance, 113 Peachtree Court in Fayetteville, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 27, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb. 1.

The show will be performed on May 15 at 7 p.m. and May 16 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Read More»

Sandy Creek Chamber Choir to perform at Spivey Hall

A free High School Choral Festival that includes students from Fayette County is being presented by the Clayton State University Department of Visual and Performing Arts Division of Music at the renowned Spivey Hall.

The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 4 p.m.

The festival will combine four area high school ensembles -- Fayette County's Sandy Creek High School Chamber Choir, Tri Cities High School Concert Chorale, Osbourne High Chamber Singers and the Spalding High School Chorus -- along with the Clayton State University Chorale. Read More»

Fayette gets own chess tournament

Open to all ages and skill levels

Chess enthusiasts aren’t likely to find a “patzer” in Fayette County’s new tournament even though it is open to all ages and players of all skill levels.

The new tournament is the brainchild of Inman Elementary School teacher and school Chess Club sponsor Charlie Harper, who is no patzer, as poor players are called in chess terminology.

The tournament will take place Feb. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Inman. Read More»