Friday, April 26, 2013
Walton, Tritt, East Side and Mt. Bethel students are competing the ShowStoppers 2013 finale in early May.
Thanks once again to Patti Folio for this update from Act3 Productions in Sandy Springs: Five students from East Cobb schools will compete in ShowStoppers 2013, an Atlanta area-wide youth talent search that is part of the annual ArtSSprings celebration of the arts in Sandy Springs. Organized and hosted by Act3 Productions, this year's competition features 45 acts from over 30 different schools. Each act has qualified for the competition by audition and has been coached by the Act3 staff. They will perform in three show on Saturday, May 4, at Act3 Playhouse in Sandy Springs Plaza. Finalists in kindergarten through 5th grade will compete at 11 a.m., middle school finalists will take the stage at 3 p.m., and high school entrants will wrap…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The high school will play host to performances from the indoor drum line, rock bands, color guard and more. Tickets are $5 per person or $20 per family; kids 14 and under are free.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Greater Atlanta Christian School junior Austin Crute received the Shuler Award for Best Actor.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Winner Stacie Stamper: "Everybody has a way to give."
The winner of the Patch Easter PEEPs contest is a diorama that shows a little marshmallow figure in a hard hat helping to build a home while other PEEPs cheer him (or her?) on. The entry by Stacie Stamper honors the work of the Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, which helps support the nonprofit’s mission to provide decent housing for low-income people around the world. "That's so exciting. How fun is that?" Stamper said when she learned that her entry had won. Second place goes to Martin Burrow of Winder, who used jelly beans and a glass jar to create a colorful PEEPs floral arrangement. Stamper, a Duluth resident, is the donations coordinator for the Gwinnett Habitat ReStore in Lawrenceville. Habitat ReStores take donations of …
Friday, April 19, 2013
This weekend get out to the Mad Hatter Tea Party & Fashion Show in Acworth, a day of baseball and family fun at Sewell Park, the Big Shanty Festival in Kennesaw and the Georgia Native Plant Society's Annual Spring Plant Sale in Marietta.
2013 Family Fun Day When: Saturday, April 20, 1 to 5:30 p.m. Where: Sewell Park, 2055 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA What: Enjoy a day of baseball and family fun at Sewell Park. There will be activities for all ages, including: a bounce house, inflatable slide, dunk tank, face painting, silent auction, MLB pitch, hit and run competition, and food and frozen treats. Georgia Native Plant Society's Annual Spring Plant Sale When: Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: McFarlane Nature Park, 280 Farm Rd SE, Marietta, GA 30067 What: The Georgia Native Plant Society's Annual Spring Plant Sale offers native plants for every garden whether you have sun or shade; wet or dry soil; or any combination in between including ground covers, …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Wendy Wax is at the Book Exchange Tuesday and Southern Soles on Thursday.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team, breaking Major League Baseball's infamous color line.
Hero is a word we hear often in sports, but heroism is not always about achievements on the field of play. "42" tells the story of two men—the great Jackie Robinson and legendary Brooklyn Dodgers GM Branch Rickey—whose brave stand against prejudice forever changed the world by changing the game of baseball. In 1946, Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) put himself at the forefront of history when he signed Jackie Robinson (Chadwick Boseman) to the team, breaking Major League Baseball's infamous color line. But the deal also put both Robinson and Rickey in the firing line of the public, the press and even other players. Facing unabashed racism from every side, Robinson was forced to demonstrate tremendous courage and restraint by not reacting in …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The 'Jekyll & Hyde' presentation that begins Friday in Sandy Springs includes a Walton graduate and a current Tritt student.
Jekyll & Hyde the Musical opens this weekend at Act3 Playhouse in Sandy Springs Plaza, with a distinct East Cobb connection. The show, based on the story by Robert Louis Stevenson, will be performed Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. April 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27. There will be a Sunday matinee at 3pm on April 21. For tickets, visit www.act3productions.org. Among the cast members are Ansley Gwinn, a Walton High School graduate, who plays Lucy. Also appearing is current Tritt Elementary School student Matt Alea as a newsboy. The play is directed by East Cobb resident Patti Mactas.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Starting in April concerts will be held once a month through September in Glover Park. Take a look at the lineup for the 2013 Glover Park Concert Series.
The Kurt Thomas Band will kick off the 2013 Glover Park Concert Series with a party rock and country music. The first Glover Park Concert of the season will take place on Friday, April 26 at 8 p.m. in and around Glover Park. The concerts are free and open to the public. Blankets and lawn chairs may be set up after 4 p.m. Personal tables are not permitted in the park but may be set up on North Park Square after 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Suburban Tap & Grille is running a contest showcasing local singers and songwriters.
Weekly cash prizes, social media recognition and the possibility of landing a paying performing gig at Suburban Tap & Grille are at stake as the East Cobb restaurant continues its "Top of the Tap" contest for local singers and songwriters. Each Tuesday at 9 p.m., performers will play -- original songs are preferred over covers -- with the audience and other artists casting votes. At the end of the competition, two performers will be chosen for a finale event, with the winner booked to be a paid Suburban Tap performer. The contest is being handled by Cameron Guthrie, who is the host for each stage of the competition. Contestants must be present, checked in and tuned up by the 9 p.m. start time each Tuesday. A maximum of three performers are…