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Summer 2011

Greater Atlanta’s Performing Arts Magazine

Notes from El Mina by Radcliffe Bailey

The Artistry of Master Artist Radcliffe Bailey

Creative Process Vincent Mantsoe

ShowGuide Radio Profile Independent Radio Station Shares Love of Eclectic Arts with Atlanta

The Gwinnett Ballet Theatre Celebrates 30 Years of Nutcracker Snapshot of History Rubble of Disaster 1962

Bill Lowe Gallery Celebrating 22 Years

NBAF 2011 Schedule of Events ShowGuide Spotlights Performance Guide

Jun 2011 – Aug 2011

ShowGuide Venues


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Based on the book by Susan Meddaugh By Paul Mesner Puppets of Kansas City, MO

July 19 - 31

When the family feeds alphabet soup to their dog Martha, the letters go to her brain instead of her stomach and Martha begins to speak. But having a talking dog is not as fun as it seems! (Used with the permission of Susan Meddaugh, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and WGBH Educational Foundation; based on the best-selling Martha books by Susan Meddaugh, the “Martha Speaks” television series airs nationally on PBS Kids ®.)

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By Rogue Artists Ensemble of Los Angeles, CA Based on the book by Timothy Basil Ering Produced by special arrangement with Candlewick Press

Aug 4 - 14

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In Cementland, a boy and his singing monster protect a box full of treasure and learn that the real treasure of friendship can't be locked in a box.

Adapted and Directed by Michael Haverty

Aug 18 - Sep 18 Previews: Aug 16 & 17

It’s not easy being different. Just ask the Ugly Duckling, a newly hatched bird who sets off to explore the wonders of the pond and ends up finding his true self.

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Blue Trees by Radcliffe Bailey

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The Artistry of Master Artist Radcliffe Bailey

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Creative Process Vincent Mantsoe ShowGuide Radio Profile Independent Radio Station Shares Love of Eclectic Arts with Atlanta

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The Gwinnett Ballet Theatre Celebrates 30 Years of Nutcracker

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Snapshot of History Rubble of Disaster 1962

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Bill Lowe Gallery Celebrating 22 Years

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NBAF 2011 Schedule of Events ShowGuide Spotlights Performance Guide Jun 2011 – Aug 2011 ShowGuide Venues Performance guide courtesy of atlantaplanit.com


THE ARTISTRY OF MASTER ARTIST

RADCLIFFE BAILEY

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he New York Times describes artist Radcliffe Bailey’s shimmering, shape-shifting works as being fueled by an exploration of “Black Atlantic culture, the vital, nurturing, agitated link between Africa and the Americas.” Born in 1968 in Bridgeton, New Jersey, Radcliffe Bailey moved to Atlanta when he was four years old. Growing up, his interest in art was piqued by visits to the High and the art classes he took at the Atlanta College of Art. He later earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Atlanta College of Art in 1991. Bailey harmonizes an intuitive balance of world history and familial memory. Through exploration of the past, the present, and the unknown, Bailey layers meaning into his art by layering objects. Combining two and three dimensional forms, he uses various mediums and scale to create a diverse and engaging collection of art that can be read together as pages of the same book. Bailey’s work is represented in leading museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.; San Francisco Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the NelsonAtkins Museum of Art, Kansas City; the Art Institute of Chicago; and the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. 4


CREATIVE PROCESS: VINCENT MANTSOE

AFRO-FUSION DANCER AND CHOREOGRAPHER INVITES US TO TRAVEL ON HIS DANCE JOURNEY by Holley Calmes incent Sekwati Koko Mantsoe grew up in Soweto, South Africa, surrounded by a family filled with dance and tradition. Many women of his family were Sangomas, or healers, who woke early in the morning to perform their rituals. “Dancing every morning at 4 a.m. and again in the evening gives one a different perspective about culture,” Mantsoe explains. Ritual dance was not the only influence which led him to eventually become an internationally recognized dancer and choreographer. Street dancing to the music of Michael Jackson and the Temptations was also a part of his young life. “Memories are important, to keep one’s path to many possibilities,” Mantsoe says. “When I was younger, it was a time when the lives of young people like myself could not see beyond apartheid, so dancing in the streets chanting and dancing either the toi toi, and then privately dancing to the music of Michael Jackson, it was a time when my soul could just be free.” Street dance added another dimension to his life. “Dancing in the street and being a part of another life beyond what we knew or saw was a preparation to be open and true to one’s journey.”. Mantsoe began studying dance in 1990 when he won a scholarship to Sylvia Glassner’s “Moving Into Dance Company in Johannesburg. Learning more traditional forms of dance, he began merging these forms with street dance. Mantsoe became the Associate Director of MID from 1997 to 2001, and has continued to be a soloist and choreographer, creating dances for Dance Theatre of Harlem and Collective Black Artists in Toronto, Canada. His choreography includes the influences of traditional African dance with contemporary, Asian, aboriginal and ballet. “My work is who I am and where I come from,” he says. “It reflects the history and spirit of my ancestors, and it can be hard for audiences to understand, as it gives specific gestures that may be very alien to them.” Yet he asks audiences to not to worry about this lack of understanding. “I want you to travel with me on this journey, and I want you to be free to feel the impossible. Don’t ask questions about this gesture or that one.” “I believe that we are all students,” he continues. “We should all fill the same journey as when we were children. Take one step at a time, and be free to express what you feel, not what I am telling you to feel. It may take time to understand, but with patience, you can achieve more than you have imagined.” Finally, he explains, “It is all about us, our spirits living and wanting to dance again and again….To be continued onstage in Atlanta!” 6


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SHOWGUIDE RADIO PROFILE

INDEPENDENT RADIO STATION SHARES LOVE OF ECLECTIC ARTS WITH ATLANTA

Atlanta’s Voice of the Arts lives up to its name

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ake the diversity of satellite radio, a healthy dose of Larry Larson Scott Glazer independent spirit and the passion of the arts in all of its forms. The result is AM 1690 The Voice of the Arts, Atlanta’s most unique spot on the radio dial. This groundbreaking independent radio station specializes in breaking the rules of mainstream radio. Its eclectic song selection plays out like a discerning audiophile’s iPod orchestrated by AM 1690’s on-air talent. It’s the only station in town where you’ll hear everything from rock and roots music to show tunes and comedy clips and all points in between. “My vision is to put something on the listeners’ radar they might not otherwise hear,” says owner, founder and on-air personality Joe Weber. “I honesty want the station’s content to put a smile on their faces and hopefully touch them in some way.” Weber does his best each weekday from 2 to 4 p.m. with “A Drive in the Country,” his trademark mix of music, talk and comedy. The rest of the day on AM 1690 features station fixtures Larry Larson and Scott Glazer. Larson, a longtime theatre veteran, kicks things off with “The Morning Ride” from 7 to 11 a.m. Glazer, an accomplished musician, follows with “The Midday Mix” from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In the past three years, AM 1690 has boosted its arts coverage with the addition of contributors representing the full spectrum of Atlanta’s creative community. It runs the gamut from roots music program “Backroads and Banjos” with Grammy Award-winner Art Rosenbaum to on-air talent including Brandon Bush of multi award-winning country act Sugarland. Other notable personalities include Tom Junod, writer at large for Esquire. 8


NATIONAL BLACK ARTS FESTIVAL

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NBAF presents DanceAfrica Atlanta! Curated by Chuck Davis, Founder and Artistic Director of the African American Dance Ensemble, DanceAfrica is a celebration of the movement, spirit and energy of cultures of Africa and the African Diaspora. Join us and lose yourself in the excitement of traditional South African boot dancing from Lesoles Dance Project; the spirituality of movement as performed by South African contemporary dancer/choreographer Vincent Mantsoe; a tour of traditional dances of Mali, the Ivory Coast, South Africa, Guinea, and others interpreted by Giwayen Mata and the sounds of the kora played by master musician and griot Ba Cissoko. Sponsored by

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GWINNETT BALLET THEATRE CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF NUTCRACKER by Holley Calmes

Photos by Richard Calmes

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hen Gwinnett Ballet Theatre began performing their version of The Nutcracker back in 1981, Gwinnett County was a small, sleepy Atlanta “burb.” Thirty years later, GBT performs on the splendid stage of the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center, delighting over 9,000 audience members annually who come from across the region to experience this annual holiday treat. This 30th Anniversary production will be especially exciting. New sets, props and costumes will be front and center. This spruced-up Nutcracker will be performed from December 2-18, including 11 public performances, 5 school shows and a special performance just for Boy and Girl Scouts. Performances are held on weekends, including a Friday and Saturday evening show plus Saturday and Sunday matinees. Eight of the public performances will be accompanied by the live, professional GBT Orchestra conducted by Predrag Gosta. (Mr. Gosta is also the creator and director of Atlanta’s acclaimed New Trinity Baroque Ensemble.) Over 150 performers will be involved in the production. GBT draws from its non-profit school to include dancers from the tiniest 4 year old angel to the loveliest graduating ballerinas, and all ages in between. Many of the dancers from past years have gone on to professional careers in major companies across the country, such as North Carolina Dance Theatre’s Principal Dancer Alessandra Ball who also performed with the acclaimed Victor Ullarte Ballet in Madrid, Spain. GBT also had two alumni be named in Dance Magazine’s annual January feature “25 to Watch.” Houston Ballet Soloist Jessica Collado won the distinction in 2009. Company C dancer Robert Dekkers, who also founded the company “Post:Ballet,” received the honor in 2011. GBT continues to serve its community by also being very active in outreach and ticketing initiatives to the underserved. Its adoption of Shiloh Elementary in 2008 has continued to offer economically challenged youngsters a chance to dance. A special scholarship program benefits many more. Community involvement with organizations such as the Gwinnett Public Library, United Way of Gwinnett, the Hudgens Center for the Arts, and many others have kept GBT in the mainstream of community life. Tickets for The Nutcracker are available through Ticketmaster and at the Gwinnett Center Box Office. Visit www.gwinnettballet.org for more information. 10


Schwartz Center for Performing Arts

2011/2012

Hilary Hahn, violin Schola Cantorum de Venezuela Kronos Quartet and Alim Qasimov Ensemble Christopher O'Riley, piano Dawn Upshaw, soprano Australian Chamber Orchestra

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SNAPSHOT OF HISTORY

RUBBLE OF DISASTER 1962 by Ann Boutwell Mayor Ivan Allen said his official “au revoir”— meaning “until we meet again”— 49 years ago to a group of his Atlanta friends. Most were art association members, today’s Atlanta Arts Alliance. On Wednesday, May 9, 1962, they departed for a 25-day cultural tour of Europe from the Atlanta Municipal Airport, now HartsfieldJackson International Airport. The adventure arranged by American Express began in Paris and proceeded to London, Amsterdam, Lucerne, Venice, Florence, Rome, ending back in Paris for a four-day stay before the Atlanta return. On June 3, the Air France 707 chartered jet roared down the runway at Orly Airport and crashed. Monday’s Atlanta Constitution’s read— “106 Atlantans, 24 Others Die as Jetliner Crashes in Paris.” Two stewardesses were the “Rodin” by Kevin Burnup only survivors. Mayor Allen rushed to the French scene, to represent the distraught Atlanta families. In Explosion at Orly the Disaster that Transformed Atlanta (2001), Ann Uhry Abrams said, “From the rubble of disaster came the impetus to donate long-needed dollars for an arts center that would house a museum, art school, symphony, and theater.” On October 5, 1968, the new concrete $13 million Atlanta Memorial Art Center opened with much fanfare. What made it possible was the fundraising leadership of Richard H. Rich, the Emily and Robert Woodruff Foundation, the Atlanta Arts Council, and the Callaway Foundation. The next afternoon, French Ambassador Charles Lucet unveiled a casting of Auguste Rodin’s statue The Shade (L’Ombre), (L’Ombre) symbolizing reconciliation of death and destiny. In 1984, the center was renamed for Coca-Cola magnate Robert Woodruff its largest single benefactor. The entire complex is now the Woodruff Arts Center, home to the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, High Museum of Art, Young Audiences, and 14th Street Playhouse. The Shade now stands amid greenspace fronting Peachtree Street circled by 11 granite plaques engraved with the names of the crash victims. Former Mayor Allen spoke at the rededication September 21, 1995, remembering his earlier official “au revoir” 33 years ago. 12


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BILL LOWE GALLERY: CELEBRATING 22 YEARS C O M M E N C E: A Philosophical Détente

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ill Lowe Gallery celebrates its twenty-second anniversary in Atlanta in July with a monumental show of works by artistic giant Thornton Dial, coupled with a super-chic exhibition of photographic images by Italian Thornton Dial Vogue photographer Greg Lotus. These shows are the fifth chapter in Lowe Gallery’s epic initiative titled “C O M M E N C E: A Philosophical Détente” which began in January 2011 and concludes in January 2013. Thornton Dial’s show is a presentation of his latest works, all of which address the destructive and regenerative forces of nature and their impact upon the human psyche. Dial celebrates his 83rd birthday in September and this show is presented concurrently with a major retrospective of his works at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. This historic show attracted a blue-chip chorus of critical acclaim including a five-page story in Time Magazine, a full-page review in the New York Times and an equally glowing review in the Wall Street Journal. Greg Lotus presents his first major show in the Greg Lotus southern United States after his successful New York show. This exhibition includes a collection of photos spanning his 20-year career drawing inspiration from classical paintings, international travels, and life experiences. Lotus has his own evocative way of using light and shadow, playing with angles and composition to enhance the graphic quality of his images. His work captures the human desire to move beyond the common experience, often resulting in a constructed exaggeration of natural beauty. He often mixes high fashion with rural or wild surroundings and exotic animals with elements that link the rarefied atmosphere of the fashion industry to the organic beauty of the natural world. These two bodies of work will be interfaced with selected work from Bill Lowe Gallery’s stable as a demonstration of its twenty-two year advocacy of art that inspires, challenges and transforms audiences from around the world. The show is housed in Bill Lowe’s spectacular Two Peachtree Pointe gallery. Lowe describes his gallery as “part temple, part museum and part music video.” This show promises to be the visual arts event of the year for Atlanta.

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Celebrate our 20 years on Peachtree - see a different play each month! LEE HARPER STUDIOS Home of

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Creative Movement · Modern · Ballet · Pointe · Tap

~ professional dancers are needed for 2011 season ~ If interested, send resume to 380 E. Shadowlawn Ave, Atlanta 30305

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2011 SCHEDULE education PRE-FESTIVAL Wed., June 10 - JULY 23 Home Exhibition The Gallery at Chastain Wed., July 6 Coretta Scott King AWARDS Book Fair 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Atlanta-Fulton Public Library

THURS., JULY 7 TRENTON DOYLE HANCOCK OPENING RECEPTION 6:30 PM SCAD/ACA GALLERY

FRI., JULY 8

Film Douglass’ Douglasville: A Journey Project Opening Reception 3:00 PM Mercer University/Douglas County True Hip Hop Exhibition Opening Reception 6:00 PM Hagedorn Foundation Gallery

SUN., JULY 10 Equal Rights: The Art of Michael Harris Opening Reception 2:00 PM Hammonds House

NBAF In the Community Schedule available at NBAF.org Contemporary Africa Exhibition 12:00 PM Gems of Africa Gallery NBAF Jazz Journey Night at the Aquarium 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Georgia Aquarium A Diversity of Colors Opening Reception 7:00 PM Catherine Kelleghan Gallery

MON., JULY 11

SAT., JULY 9

WED., JULY 13

NBAF Summer Institute 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Hammonds House Jazz Around Town: Avery Sunshine 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM SW Arts Center

TUES., JULY 12 NBAF Summer Institute 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Hammonds House

NBAF In the Community Schedule available at NBAF.org

NBAF Summer Institute 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Hammonds House

Home Exhibition Artist Talk and Gallery Tour 1:00 PM The Gallery at Chastain

Film — Stormy Weather 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University

FIRST GLANCE Film — The Manuscripts of Timbuktu & The New “N” Word 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Rialto Center for the Arts Conversation — Race, Diversity & Performance: Michael Harris & Halima Taha 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM Hammonds House Film — I Sing of a Well 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University Conversation - Race, Diversity & Performance: Music in 21st Century 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Hammonds House From a Whisper & Grace 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Rialto Center for the Arts Film — Funkjazz KafÉ: Diary of A Decade 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Rialto Center for the Arts

THURS., JULY 14 NBAF Summer Institute 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Hammonds House The O’Jays in Context with Dr. Portia Maultsby 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Hammonds House First Glance: Fresh Perspectives from Young Artists 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Rialto Center for the Arts Film — Stubborn As A Mule 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Rialto Center for the Arts

VISUAL ARTS Film — Shaft or Sidney POITIER: The Emergence of Black Masculinity in Comic Book 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Rialto Center for the Arts Film – Viva Riva! 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Rialto Center for the Arts Radcliffe Bailey’s Art as Aesthetic Action 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Woodruff Arts Center, Rich Symphony Film — The Inheritance 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Rialto Center for the Arts INTERPRETATIONS: BLACK Visual Art Past, Present, Future 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Woodruff Arts Center, Symphony Hall

FRI., JULY 15 NBAF Summer Institute 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Hammonds House International Marketplace Sponsored by American Family Insurance 10:00 AM- 9:00 PM Centennial Olympic Park Children’s Education Village 10:00 AM-4:00 PM Centennial Olympic Park


DANCE Publix Healthy Cooking Pavillion 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Centennial Olympic Park Rio Negro 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM Centennial Olympic Park RAS KOFI 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM Centennial Olympic Park Views, Moods, Attitudes: Life Perspectives from Acclaimed Artists 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Zucot Gallery Orquesta Macuba 7:30 PM - 8:50 PM ,mnbvvccxza Olympic Park Sankofa: Looking Back to Move Forward Exhibition 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Rialto Center for the Arts Legends Celebration: The O’Jays Sponsored by The Coca-Cola Company 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Woodruff Arts Center, Symphony Hall

SAT., JULY 16 International Marketplace Sponsored by American Family Insurance 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM Centennial Olympic Park

LEGENDS African Americans & The African Renaissance 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Auburn Avenue Research Library Father/Son Drum Circle 10:00 AM - 11:30 PM Centennial Olympic Park Community Dance Class w/ Mantsoe & Maine 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Ballethnic Dance Company Children’s Education Village 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Centennial Olympic Park Publix Healthy Cooking Pavillion 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Centennial Olympic Park Frankie’s Blues Mission 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Centennial Olympic Park Chicago Bob Nelson 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Centennial Olympic Park

GALA Julie Dexter 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM Centennial Olympic Park The Chronicle 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Centennial Olympic Park Freddie Styles & Lynn Marshall- Linnemeier 6:00 PM Avisca Fine Art Gallery NBAF Gala: A Gathering of Colors 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead DanceAfrica! Libations and Processional 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM Rialto Center for the Arts

Children’s Education Village 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Centennial Olympic Park Publix Healthy Cooking Pavillion 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Centennial Olympic Park Yo! Karaoke 12:00 PM- 12:45 PM Centennial Olympic Park Tribute to Gil ScottHeron 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Centennial Olympic Park Kathleen Bertrand 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Centennial Olympic Park

DanceAfrica! Sponsored by Macy’s, Chevron & South Arts 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Rialto Center for the Arts

DanceAfrica! Sponsored by Macy’s, Chevron & South Arts 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Rialto Center for the Arts

SUN., JULY 17

Gregory Porter 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Centennial Olympic Park

Sandra Hall: the Empress of the Blues 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Centennial Olympic Park

Brunch & Gallery Tour with Radcliffe Bailey 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Table 1280, Woodruff Arts Center

JAZZMATIC 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM Centennial Olympic Park

International Marketplace Sponsored by American Family Insurance 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Centennial Olympic Park

Donnie 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Centennial Olympic Park

MUSIC

Omar Sosa 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Centennial Olympic Park Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Community Concert 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Ebenezer Baptist Church

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ATLANTA SHOWGUIDE

Spotlights

Award-winning Act 3 Launches 2011-2012 Season

Lee Harper & Dancers Open 32nd Season of Classes and Performances

Act 3 Productions is a professional-level community theater based at the state-of-the-art Act 3 Playhouse in Sandy Springs Plaza. Since incorporating in 2007, the non-profit has won rave reviews and support for PRODUCTIONS its exciting repertoire of Broadway musicals, dramas and original new works performed by professional and amateur actors of all ages. Throughout the year, Act 3 offers workshops, camps and educational programs in addition to a full roster of performances. The 2011-2012 season promises to be the most exciting and varied season yet! Visit www.act3productions.org to learn more and purchase tickets.

Dancers and dance lovers—the curtain is going up this fall on the 32nd season of classes and performances for Lee Harper & Dancers. Registration will begin soon for an exciting array of dance classes for students of all ages, including ballet, pointe, jazz, strengthen and stretch, modern and tap. Many of Lee Harper & Dancers’ annual performances have become cherished family traditions, including the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Family Halloween Concert, featuring Lee Harper’s choreography and dancers. And mark you calendars now for the Kids’ Holiday Concerts at Symphony Hall in December. For more information, visit www.leeharperanddancers.com.

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Candler Concert Series Subscriptions on Sale Now

Emory’s 2011-2012 Candler Concert Series brings a rich array of classical, world and contemporary music to Atlanta. Grammy-winning violinist Hilary Hahn opens the season this October. International music includes Schola Cantorum de Venezuela, a major choral society beloved by many acclaimed conductors; and Kronos Quartet, whose latest collaboration features the traditional music of Central Asia. Crowd favorite Christopher O’Riley will perform classical and alt-rock piano; later, Dawn Upshaw, soprano, will grace Emory’s stage. The Australian Chamber Orchestra closes the season with their eclectic repertoire and high energy. Concert subscriptions are on sale now! Subscribe by July 31 for priority seating—visit arts.emory.edu or call 404-727-5050.

Serenbe Playhouse: Making a Splash in Season Two

Audiences and critics are already raving about Season Two of Serenbe Playhouse after their first production, Ordinary Days. The Ugly Duckling and Shipwrecked! are not to be missed either. The Ugly Duckling is being performed on a stage built under water with dancers on land and lake and runs July 2nd- August 28tth. Shipwrecked! (starring Mark Kincaid) is being staged in The Serenbe Farmers’ Market where audiences will be transported to an early 1900s bustling open-air market with characters whisking you away into a story book adventure and runs August 4th27th. Visit www.serenbeplayhouse.com or call 770.463.1110 for tickets and more info.

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Atlanta Shakespeare’s Shakespeare Evolution Series

Georgia Shakespeare 2011 Summer Festival

Having recently become the first American theatre company to have completed the entire Shakespeare canon, The Atlanta Shakespeare Company at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse is gearing up to run through his works in a special way. This time they are starting out with all of the Comedies. Beginning in August, they will produce the Shakespeare comedies in the order in which they were written. Calling it their Shakespeare Evolution Series, The Tavern will do the same for the Tragedies, the Histories and the Romances as time goes on. Get on board now and experience the evolution of a genius! For information, call 404-874-5299 or visit www.shakespearetavern.com 499 Peachtree St.

Georgia Shakespeare, the professional theatre in residence at Oglethorpe University is committed to producing bold, passionate works from Shakespeare and other classic authors. Their flagship 2011 Summer Festival is comprised of Shakespeare’s The Tempest and Antony and Cleopatra running in repertory through July 23 with The Jungle Book. Opening July 29, the Summer Festival is rounded out by Michael Frayn’s hilarious farce Noises Off. Clandestine affairs, out-of-control egos, drunken frivolity... and that’s just what’s happening backstage! Go behind the curtain with a mediocre touring company putting on a terrible play and making a delightfully entertaining mess of it.

image: Radcliffe Bailey (American, born 1968), Windward Coast (detail), 2009–2011, courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery. Photo by K. Tauches. © Radcliffe Bailey, 2011.

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H I G H M U S E U M O F A R T AT L A N TA

RADCLIFFE BAILEY MEMORY AS MEDICINE June 26–September 11

Radcliffe Bailey: Memory as Medicine is organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta. The exhibition has been made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts as part of American Masterpieces: Three Centuries of Artistic Genius. Additional support has been provided by the Ed Bradley Family Foundation, the Lubo Fund, Jack Shainman Gallery, Vicki and John Palmer, Marjorie and Steve Harvey, and members of the Radcliffe Bailey Guild, co-chaired by Vicki and John Palmer, Jay and Arthur Richardson, and Honorary Chair, The Honorable Kasim Reed, Mayor of the City of Atlanta.

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ATLANTA PERFORMANCE GUIDE

June Theatre THE BACHELOR - A DATE WITH DEATH 4/21 - 7/27 Prices: $62 to $64.50 Agatha’s-A Taste of Mystery 161 Peachtree Center Ave., Atlanta TIX: 404-584-2255 www.agathas.com UNCOMFORTABLY UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL 5/26 - 7/29 Prices: $5 to $19 THEATRESPORTS 6/25 - 9/3 Prices: $7 to $19 Dad’s Garage Theatre Company 280 Elizabeth St. NE., Suite C-101, Atlanta TIX: 404-523-3141 www.dadsgarage.com THE TEMPEST 6/8 - 7/23 Prices: $12 to $45 Georgia Shakespeare, Conant Performing Arts Center, Oglethorpe University 4484 Peachtree Rd. NE , Atlanta TIX: 404-264-0020 www.gashakespeare.org

ACT3

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) 6/16 - 7/31 Prices: $12 to $32 Atlanta Shakespeare Company, New American Shakespeare Tavern 499 Peachtree St. NE., Atlanta TIX: 404-874-5299 www.shakespearetavern.com ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA 6/23 - 7/22 Prices: $12 to $45 Georgia Shakespeare, Conant Performing Arts Center, Oglethorpe University 4484 Peachtree Rd. NE., Atlanta TIX: 04-264-0020 www.gashakespeare.org WHOLE WORLD THEATRE COMPANY IMPROV 6/23 - 9/3 Prices: $10 to $21 Whole World Improv Theatre 1216 Spring St. NW., Atlanta TIX: 404-817-0880 www.wholeworldtheatre.com A SLEEPING COUNTRY 6/29 - 7/30 Prices: $10 to $23 Essential Theatre, Actor’s Express, King Plow Arts Center 887 W. Marietta St., Suite J-107, Atlanta TIX: 1-866-811-4111 www.essentialtheatre.com

FERST CENTER FOR TH E ARTS AT G EORG IA TEC H

PRODUCTIONS Experience

professional-level community theater with Act 3 Productions, located in the heart of Sandy Springs. Visit www.act3productions.org to discover what all the excitement is about!

BILL COSBY A national treasure!

Sunday, October 23 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. Tickets on sale August 9

404-894-9600

www.ferstcenter.org


shows Music Theatre AVENUE Q 5/17 - 7/3 Prices: $30; Seniors: $27; Students: $25 Horizon Theatre 1083 Austin Ave. NE., Atlanta TIX: 404-584-7450 www.horizontheatre.com

Concerts MUSIC AT NOON 6/21 - 9/1 Prices: Free! WEDNESDAY WINDDOWN 6/22 - 8/31 Prices: Free! Centennial Olympic Park 265 Centennial Olympic Park Dr., Atlanta TIX: 404-223-4412 www.centennialpark.com WEDNESDAYS IN WOODRUFF 6/22 - 8/31 Prices: Free! Central Atlanta Progress, Woodruff Park, Auburn Ave. NE and Peachtree St. NE., Atlanta TIX: 404-658-1877 www.atlantadowntown.com

GLOVER PARK CONCERT SERIES 6/24 - 8/26 Prices: Free!; Reserved Tables: $45 to $55 City of Marietta Parks, Recreation & Facilities Department, Glover Park 50 Park Square, Marietta TIX: 770-794-5601 www.mariettaga.gov/departments/parks_rec JAZZ JOURNEYS 6/24 - 9/2 Prices: Free with Aquarium Admission; General Admission: $24.95; Seniors: $20.95 Georgia Aquarium 225 Baker St., Atlanta TIX: 404-581-4000 www.georgiaaquarium.org STARLIGHT SUMMER CONCERT SERIES 6/26 - 8/7 Prices: $8; Star-Spangled Spectacular: Free! Kennesaw State University, College of the Arts 1000 Chastain Rd., Kennesaw TIX: 770-423-6650 www.kennesaw.edu

Galleries & Museums WAR IN OUR BACKYARDS: DISCOVERING ATLANTA 8/7/2010 - 10/7/2011 Prices: $11.00 - $16.50 Children (3 and under): Free! ATLANTA MAGAZINE 1961 - 2011: 50 YEARS OF THE CHANGING CITY 5/18 - 9/18 Prices: Free!

by

Annie

Baker

August 10 - 28 • 7Stages Backstage • www.pnotheatre.org


ATLANTA PERFORMANCE GUIDE ATLANTA’S BOOK: THE LOST GONE WITH THE WIND MANUSCRIPT 6/4 - 9/5 Prices: $11.00 - $16.50 Children (3 and under): Free! Atlanta History Center 130 West Paces Ferry Rd. NW., Atlanta TIX: 404-814-4000 www.atlantahistorycenter.com PORTRAIT AND TEXT: AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS OF DANCE, MUSIC AND THE WRITTEN WORD 1/17 - 6/30 Prices: Free! THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THE DISCONTENTED: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF ROBERT W. WOODRUFF 5/16 - 6/30 Prices: Free! AFTER: IMAGES FROM HAITI 5/16 - 9/9 Prices: Free! Arts at Emory Emory’s Robert W. Woodruff Library 540 Asbury Circle, Atlanta TIX: 404-727-6861 www.arts.emory.edu MONSTERS, DEMONS AND WINGED-BEASTS: COMPOSITE CREATURES IN THE ANCIENT WORLD 2/5 - 6/19 Prices: Free with Museum Admission; $8 $6; Children (5 and under): Free! DIVINE INTERVENTION: AFRICAN ART AND RELIGION 2/5 - 12/4 Prices: Free with Museum Admission; $8 $6; Children (5 and under): Free! Michael C. Carlos Museum 571 South Kilgo Circle, Atlanta TIX: 404-727-4282 www.carlos.emory.edu

Summer SEASCAPES: PHOTOGRAPHY OF SANDRA GOTTLIEB 2/5 - 8/7 Prices: Free with Museum Admission; $17.50 - $15.50; Children (2 and under): Free! MYTHIC CREATURES: DRAGONS, UNICORNS AND MERMAIDS 2/19 - 8/14 Prices: Free with Museum Admission; $17.50 - $15.50; Children (2 and under): Free! Fernbank Museum of Natural History 767 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta TIX: 404-929-6300 www.fernbankmuseum.org SPECIAL EDITIONS: RECENT ACQUISITIONS OF CONTEMPORARY PRINTS 2/5 - 8/21 Prices: Free with Museum Admission; $18 $11; Children (5 and under): Free! MAKING A MARK: DRAWINGS FROM THE CONTEMPORARY COLLECTION 2/24 - 8/21 Prices: Free with Museum Admission; $18 - $11; Children (5 and under): Free! MODERN BY DESIGN 6/4 - 8/21 Prices: Free with Museum Admission; $18 $11; Children (5 and under): Free! ALFRED STIEGLITZ AND HIS CIRCLE: AMERICAN MODERNS FROM ATLANTA COLLECTIONS 6/18 - 9/11 Prices: Free with Museum Admission; $18 - $11; Children (5 and under): Free! THE RESONANT IMAGE: PHOTOGRAPHS BY CHIP SIMONE 6/18 - 11/6 Prices: Free with Museum Admission; $18 - $11; Children (5 and under): Free!


shows RADCLIFFE BAILEY: MEMORY AS MEDICINE 6/26 - 9/11 Prices: Free with Museum Admission; $18 - $11; Children (5 and under): Free! JOHN MARIN’S WATERCOLORS: A MEDIUM FOR MODERNISM 6/26 - 9/11 Prices: Free with Museum Admission; $18 - $11; Children (5 and under): Free! High Museum of Art 1280 Peachtree St. NE., Atlanta TIX: 404-733-5000 www.high.org UP THROUGH THE RAILS 3/1 - 6/30 Prices: Free with Museum Admission; $7.50 - $5.50; Children (3 and under): Free! Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History 2829 Cherokee St., Kennesaw TIX: 770-427-2117 www.southernmuseum.org RIALTO VISUAL ARTS SERIES: JAZZY IMAGES 3/14 - 7/1 Prices: Admission is free Georgia State University Rialto Center for the Arts 80 Forsyth St. NW TIX: 404-413-9820 www.rialtocenter.org MIXING METAPHORS: THE AESTHETIC, THE SOCIAL AND THE POLITICAL IN AFRICAN AMERICAN ART 3/19 - 7/31 Prices: Free with Museum Admission; $8 $6; Children (16 and under): Free! Jimmy Carter Presidential Library & Museum 441 Freedom Pkwy. TIX: 404-865-7100 www.jimmycarterlibrary.org

INAUGURAL GROUP SHOW 4/1 - 6/30 Prices: Admission is free Acacia Fine Art 309 East Paces Ferry Rd. Suite 101, Atlanta TIX: 404-842-1223 www.acaciafineart.com AFFINITY, VISION AND DIFFERENCE 4/11 - 6/30 Prices: Free! ENCHANTMENT 4/27 - 7/22 Prices: Free! WE DONE ALL WE COULD AND NONE OF ITS GOOD 6/27 - 8/28 Prices: Free! SCAD Atlanta 1600 Peachtree St. NW., Atlanta TIX: 404-253-3100 www.scad.edu/atlanta SLAVE CABINS: THE ARCHITECTURE OF ENSLAVEMENT 5/9 - 7/31 Prices: Free! Auburn Avenue Research Library 101 Auburn Ave. NE, Atlanta TIX: 404-730-4001 www.afpls.org/aarl PLATE TECTONICS: THE EROTIC EARTH 5/13 - 7/2 Prices: Free! Bill Lowe Gallery 1555 Peachtree St. NE Suite 100, Atlanta TIX: 404-352-8114 www.lowegallery.com SUMMER LANDSCAPES 5/21 - 7/1 Prices: Free! Hagedorn Foundation Gallery 425 Peachtree Hills Ave. NE #25 TIX: 404-492-7718 www.hagedornfoundationgallery.org

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Members Always Free


Summer

ATLANTA PERFORMANCE GUIDE FRANK BUCKNER EXHIBIT 6/3 - 6/26 Prices: Free! The Strand Theatre 117 North Park Square, Marietta TIX: 770-293-0080 www.earlsmithstrand.org EXOTIC BEAUTIES AND BIRDS 6/7 - 6/30 Prices: Free! Catherine Kelleghan Gallery 309 East Paces Ferry Rd. NE Suite 130 Aaron Building, Atlanta TIX: 404-841-2345 www.catherinekelleghangallery.com HOME 6/10 - 7/23 Prices: Free! National Black Arts Festival Chastain Arts Center 135 West Wieuca Rd. NW, Atlanta TIX: 404-252-2927 www.nbaf.org IN YOUR DREAMS 2011 6/24 - 8/26 Prices: Free! Atlanta Photography Group Gallery, Tula Art Center 75 Bennett St. NW, Space B-1, Atlanta TIX: 404-605-0605 www.apgphoto.org

Greater Atlanta’s Performing Arts Magazine in print and online! www.atlantashowguide.com

Kids Shows CINDERELLA DELLA CIRCUS 6/14 - 7/17 Prices: $16.50 Center for Puppetry Arts 1404 Spring St. NW., Atlanta TIX: 404-873-3391 www.puppet.org

July Theatre THE UGLY DUCKLING 7/2 - 8/29 Prices: Adults: $15; Children: $10 Serenbe Playhouse 9110 Selborne Lane, Palmetto TIX: 770-463-1110 www.serenbeplayhouse.com GREAT FALLS 7/6 - 7/31 Prices: General Admission: $10 to $23 A THOUSAND CIRCLETS 7/14 - 7/29 Prices: General Admission: $10 to $23 Essential Theatre, Actor’s Express, King Plow Arts Center, 887 W. Marietta St., Suite J-107, Atlanta TIX: 1-866-811-4111 www.essentialtheatre.com DESMONDA: A PLAY ABOUT A HANDKERCHIEF 7/8 - 7/23 Prices: General Admission: $15 Atlanta Shakespeare Company, New American Shakespeare Tavern, 499 Peachtree St. NE., Atlanta TIX: 404-874-5299 www.shakespearetavern.com MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL 7/8 - 7/24 Prices: $30.00 Alabama Shakepeare Festival, 1 Festival Dr., Montgomery, Al. 36117 TIX: 1-800-841-4asf www.asf.net SUMMER SHORTS EXTRAVAGANZA 7/9 - 7/11 Prices: General Admission: $5 Academy Theatre 119 Center St., Avondale Estates TIX: 404-474-8332 www.academytheatre.org TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD 7/15 - 8/7 Prices: Adults: $15; Seniors/Children (12 and under): $12 Act1 Theatre Company 180 Academy St., Alpharetta TIX: 678-371-3079 www.act1theater.com

World Premiere!

SEVEN GUITARS 7/22 - 7/24 Prices: General Admission: $25 adv, $30 at the door New African Grove Theatre Company, Theatre in the Square’s Alley Stage 11 Whitlock Ave. NW., Marietta TIX: 678-983-5459 www.newafricangrove.com


shows 1940 RADIO MYSTERY THEATER 7/22 - 7/30 Prices: $12.50 to $20 Polk Street Players, St. James Episcopal Church 161 Church St. NW., Marietta TIX: 770-218-9669 http://stjames-marietta.episcopalatlanta.org STRIPPED 7/27 - 7/31 Prices: $31.50 to $41.50 Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech 349 Ferst Dr. NW., Atlanta TIX: 404-894-9600 www.ferstcenter.gatech.edu NOISES OFF 7/28 - 8/14 Prices: $15 to $50 Georgia Shakespeare, Conant Performing Arts Center, Oglethorpe University 4484 Peachtree Rd. NE., Atlanta TIX: 404-264-0020 www.gashakespeare.org NEXT BITE AT TWILIGHT: THE SAGA CONTINUES 7/28 - 11/2 Prices: $62 to $64.50 Agatha’s-A Taste of Mystery 161 Peachtree Center Ave., Atlanta TIX: 404-584-2255 www.agathas.com CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE 7/30 only Prices: $12 to $35 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park 2200 Encore Pkwy., Alpharetta TIX: 404-733-5010 www.vzwamp.com

Dance DANCEAFRICA ATLANTA! 7/16 - 7/17 Prices: $25 National Black Arts Festival, Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth St. NW., Atlanta TIX: 404-733-5000 www.nbaf.org NOISES OFF BY MICHAEL FRAYN July 28-August 14 Prices (range): $15 and up Georgia Shakespeare, Conant Performing Arts Center 4484 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319 TIX: 404.504.1473 gashakespeare.org

Music Theatre ROCK OF AGES 7/5 - 7/10 Prices: $25 to $65 Fiddler on the Roof 7/19 - 7/24 Prices: $25 to $65 Theater of the Stars, The Fabulous Fox Theatre 660 Peachtree St. NE., Atlanta TIX: 1-800-745-3000 www.theaterofthestars.com THREE SISTAHS 7/12 - 8/28 Prices: $15 to $30 Horizon Theatre 1083 Austin Ave. NE., Atlanta TIX: 404-584-7450 www.horizontheatre.com

Creative Movement through Pre-Professional Levels Excellence in Classical Ballet Training, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Hip Hop Accepting new students for our 2011-2012 Season! Classes start August 8, 2011

Register now! gwinnettballet.org

770-978-0188

Gwinnett Ballet Theatre 2204 Fountain Square Snellville, GA 30078

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ATLANTA PERFORMANCE GUIDE MARRIED ALIVE 7/20 - 8/7 Prices: $15 to $27 ART Station 5384 Manor Dr., Stone Mountain TIX: 770-469-1105 www.artstation.org THE ALL-AMERICAN MUSICAL 7/23 only Prices: $30 Capitol City Opera Company, Callanwolde Fine Arts Center 980 Briarcliff Rd. NE., Atlanta TIX: 678-301-8013 www.ccityopera.org

Concerts TRIBUTE TO MOTOWN 7/1 - 7/4 Prices: $12 adv, $15 at the door The Strand Theatre117 North Park Square, Marietta TIX: 770-293-0080 www.earlsmithstrand.org LATE NIGHT CABARET SERIES – FROM GERSHWIN TO GAGA AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN 7/9, 9:30pm at The Farmhouse, Tickets: $20 7/23, 9:30pm at Blue Eyed Daisy Bakeshop Tickets: $15 8/6, 10:30pm at The Hil, Tickets: $20 8/20, 10:30pm at The Hil, Tickets Tix: 770.463.1110 www.serenbeplayhouse.com

Summer RANDY TRAVIS 7/15 only Prices: $34.50 - $65.00 BON IVER 7/28 Prices: $30.50 - $38.00 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy. TIX: 770-916-2800 www.cobbenergycentre.com ALL-AMERICAN CELEBRATION 7/4 only Prices: $12 to $35 CASABLANCA 7/15 only Prices: $12 to $35 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park 2200 Encore Pkwy., Alpharetta TIX: 404-733-5013 www.vzwamp.com THE MUSIC OF ABBA 7/8 only Prices: $25 to $49 adv IDINA MENZEL 7/9 only Prices: $25 to $75 adv MICHAEL MCDONALD & BOZ SCAGGS 7/13only Prices: $25 to $75 adv CHARLIE WILSON 7/15 only Prices: $25 to $69 adv HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS 7/23 only Prices: $25 to $59 adv THE TEMPTATIONS & THE FOUR TOPS 7/27 only Prices: $25 to $74 adv AMY GRANT & MICHAEL W. SMITH 7/29 only Prices: $25 to $65 adv


shows TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND 7/30 only Prices: $24 to $69 adv Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Chastain Park Amphitheatre 4469 Stella Dr., Atlanta TIX: 404-733-5012 www.classicchastain.com CONCERTS IN THE GARDEN 7/8 - 8/26 Prices: $37 to $52.50 Atlanta Botanical Garden 1345 Piedmont Ave. NE., Atlanta TIX: 404-876-5859 www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org JAZZ ENSEMBLE CONCERT 7/11 only Prices: Free! GPC WIND ENSEMBLE CONCERT 7/21 only Prices: Free! SUMMER POPS CONCERT 7/29 - 7/31 Prices: $30; Seniors: $28; Students: $15 Georgia Perimeter College Jazz Ensemble, Marvin Cole Auditorium 555 N. Indian Creek Dr., Clarkston TIX: 770-274-5491 www.gpc.edu/~clafa LEGENDS CELEBRATION: THE O’JAYS 7/15 only Prices: $33.25 to $52.25 National Black Arts Festival, Woodruff Arts Center - Symphony Hall1280 Peachtree St. NE., Atlanta TIX: 404-733-5000 www.nbaf.org

FRIDAY JAZZ 7/15 - 8/19 Prices: $18; Seniors/Students: $15 High Museum of Art 1280 Peachtree St. NE., Atlanta TIX: 404-733-5000 www.high.org

Museums & Galleries A DIVERSITY OF COLORS 7/1 - 7/23 Prices: Free Catherine Kelleghan Gallery 309 East Paces Ferry Rd. NE Suite 130 Aaron Building, Atlanta TIX: 404-841-2345 www.catherinekelleghangallery.com NATIONAL BLACK ARTS FESTIVAL 2011 7/5 - 7/17 Prices: vary by date Atlanta TIX: 404-730-7315 www.nbaf.org EQUAL RIGHTS: THE ART OF MICHAEL D. HARRIS 7/10 - 9/11 Prices: $4 - $2 Hammonds House Museum 503 Peeples St. SW, Atlanta TIX: 404-612-0500 www.hammondshouse.org WORKS ON PAPER: FREDDIE STYLES AND LYNN MARSHALL-LINNEMEIER 7/16 - 7/30 Prices: Free Avisca Fine Art 507 Roswell St. NE., Marietta TIX: 770-977-2732 www.aviscafineart.com

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Summer

ATLANTA PERFORMANCE GUIDE

Kids Shows

CINDERELLA 7/14 only Prices: $8 - $6 ONCE UPON A TUNE 7/21 only Prices: $8 - $6 ART Station 5384 Manor Dr., Stone Mountain TIX: 770-469-1105 www.artstation.org

THE UGLY DUCKLING 7/2 -8/28 at 2pm (every Saturday and Sunday) with 3 Friday shows at 2pm on July 15, 22, 29 Tickets: $15 Adults, $10 Children Serenbe Playhouse: The Pavilion Lake Stage 10950 Hutcheson Ferry Rd. Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268 Tix: 770.463.1110 www.serenbeplayhouse.com

MARTHA SPEAKS 7/19 - 7/31 Prices: $16.50 Center for Puppetry Arts 1404 Spring St. NW., Atlanta TIX: 404-873-3391 www.puppet.org

THE JUNGLE BOOK 7/5 - 7/23 Prices: $13 Georgia Shakespeare, Conant Performing Arts Center, Oglethorpe University 4484 Peachtree Rd. NE., Atlanta TIX: 404-264-0020 www.gashakespeare.org

SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL 7/21 - 8/7 Prices: $12 to $15 Southside Theatre Guild, 20 W. Cambellton St., Fairburn TIX: 770-969-0956 www.stgplays.com

THE WIGGLES BIG BIRTHDAY 7/12 only Prices: $15.50 to $75 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 2800 Cobb Galleria Pkwy., Atlanta TIX: 770-916-2800 www.cobbenergycentre.com

August Theatre

CINDERELLA 7/13 - 7/24 Prices: $9 Elm Street Cultural Arts Village 8534 Main St., Woodstock TIX: 678-494-4251 www.elmstreetarts.org

SHIPWRECKED! 8/4 - 8/27 Prices: $20 - $15 Serenbe Playhouse 9065 Selborne Lane, Palmetto TIX: 770-463-1110 www.serenbeplayhouse.com

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shows FLIPPIN’ THRU THE ROLODEX 8/5 - 8/6 Prices: $12 - $10 Elm Street Cultural Arts Village 8534 Main St., Woodstock TIX: 678-494-4251 www.elmstreetarts.org THE POSSIBILITIES OF LOVE 8/5 - 8/7 Prices: $25.75 Winston and Winston Productions, 14th Street Playhouse, 173 14th St., Atlanta TIX: 404-733-5000 www.14thstplayhouse.org THERE GOES THE BRIDE 8/5 - 8/13 Prices: $6 to $12 Centerstage North Theatre, The Art Place - Mountain View, 3330 Sandy Plains Rd., Marietta TIX: 770-516-3330 www.centerstagenorth.org BODY AWARENESS 8/10 - 8/28 Prices: $20 BACHELORETTE 9/1 - 9/18 Prices: $20 Pinch ‘n’ Ouch Theatre, 7 Stages Theatre,1105 Euclid Ave. NE. TIX: 404-455-1313 www.pnotheatre.org THE GREEN BOOK 8/17 - 9/11 Prices: $15 to $35 Theatrical Outfit, Balzer Theater at Herren’s, 84 Luckie St. NW. TIX: 678-528-1500 www.theatricaloutfit.org

Art • Sculpture • Pottery • Glass • Artifacts

630 North Highland Ave., NE • Atlanta, GA 30306

404-876-8200 www.gemsofafricagallery.com

Music Theatre COME FLY AWAY 8/2 - 8/7 Prices: $25 to $65 GUYS AND DOLLS 8/16 - 8/21 Prices: $25 to $65 Theater of the Stars, The Fabulous Fox Theatre 660 Peachtree St. NE., Atlanta TIX: 1-800-745-3000 www.theaterofthestars.com NUNSENSE 8/19 - 8/27 Prices: $11 to $10 Elm Street Cultural Arts Village 8534 Main St., Woodstock TIX: 678-494-4251 www.elmstreetarts.org SPRING AWAKENING 8/25 - 10/1 Prices: $15 to $40 Actor’s Express, King Plow Arts Center 887 W. Marietta St., Suite J-107, Atlanta TIX404-607-7469 www.actors-express.com THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE 9/16 - 10/2 Prices: $27.50 - $48.70 Atlanta Lyric Theatre, The Strand Theatre 117 North Park Sq., Marietta Tix: 404-377-9948 www.atlantalyrictheatre.com


Summer Shows

ATLANTA PERFORMANCE GUIDE CHICAGO 9/1 - 9/11 Prices:: $12 - $10 The Henry Players, Henry County Performing Arts Center 37 Lemon St., McDonough TIX: 770-914-1474 www.henryplayers.com

Concerts BRIAN WILSON 8/3 only Prices: $25 to $75 adv STEELY DAN 8/6 only Prices: $85.50 to $95.50 adv BELA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES 8/12 only Prices: $25 to $59 adv MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER 8/13 only Prices: $25 to $69 adv GUSTER & JACK’S MANNEQUIN 8/24 only Prices: $26 to $36 adv GRACE POTTER & THE NOCTURNALS 8/27 only Prices: $25 to $35 adv Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Chastain Park Amphitheatre 4469 Stella Dr., Atlanta TIX: 404-733-5012 www.classicchastain.com JACKIE EVANCHO: DREAM WITH ME 8/5 only Prices: $39 to $60 Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Woodruff Arts Center - Symphony Hall,1280 Peachtree St. NE., Atlanta TIX: 404-733-5000 www.atlantasymphony.org ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION 8/13 only Prices: $37 to $47 adv The Fabulous Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE., Atlanta TIX: 1-800-745-3000 www.foxtheatre.org

BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY 8/13 only Prices: $12 to $35 adv Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park 2200 Encore Pkwy., Alpharetta TIX: 404-733-5013 www.vzwamp.com BACH TO BROADWAY 8/14 only Prices: $12 adv, $15 at the door The Michael O’Neal Singers, Roswell United Methodist Church 814 Mimosa Blvd., Roswell TIX: 770-594-7974 www.mosingers.com SUMMER CANDLELIGHT CONCERT 8/20 only Prices: Free!; Table for Four: $50 South Cobb Arts Alliance, Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre 5239 Floyd Rd., Mableton TIX: 770-819-3285 www.southcobbarts.org MASTERS OF THE CONCERTO: BACH AND CORELLI 9/3 only Prices: $9 to $39 New Trinity Baroque, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church 1790 Lavista Rd. NE., Atlanta TIX: 770-638-7574 www.newtrinitybaroque.org

Kids Shows FROG BELLY RAT BONE 8/4 - 8/14 Prices: $16.50 Center for Puppetry Arts 1404 Spring St. NW., Atlanta TIX: 404-873-3391 www.puppet.org THE UGLY DUCKLING 8/16 - 9/18 Prices: $16.50 Center for Puppetry Arts 1404 Spring St. NW., Atlanta TIX: 404-873-3391 www.puppet.org

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ALABAMA ShAkeSpeAre FeStivAL

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Dracula Adapted by William Mcnulty originally dramatized by John L. Balderson and hamilton deane from Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Oct 7 – 30, 2011 A BLoody Good tiMe

iN the bOOk OF... SWp world premiere By John Walch

JaN 5 – 22, 2012

hot topic WorLd preMiere!

travelS with My auNt Adapted by Giles havergal Based on Graham Greene’s novel

Feb 3 – 7; apr 22 – May 19, 2012 A GLoBAL coMedy Adventure

Book by duane poole Music by Larry Grossman Lyrics by carol hall Based on a short story by truman capote

NOv 25 –Dec 24, 2011 A Southern MuSicAL

the 39 StepS Adapted by phillip Barlow From the novel by John Buchan From the movie of Alfred hitchcock

JaN 27 - Feb 7; apr 22 – May 19, 2012 A coMedy thriLLer!

the Merry wiveS OF wiNDSOr By William Shakespeare

apr 13 – May 18, 2012 FeMALe doMinAtion!

a MiDSuMMer Night’S DreaM

heNry viii By William Shakespeare

apr 19 – May 20, 2012

A once in A LiFetiMe production!

NaNta cOOkiNg ShOw July 10 – 15, 2012 Iron Chef Meets Stomp!

By William Shakespeare

apr 21 & 29, May 4, 12 & 20, 2012 A FLiGht oF FAiry FAncy

An intern ActinG coMpAny production

the 25th aNNual putNaM cOuNty SpelliNg bee Book by rachel Sheinkin Music and lyrics by William Finn

aug 10 – Sept 2, 2012 h-i-L-A-r-i-o-u-S!

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