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Winter 2009

Greater Atlanta’s Performing Arts Magazine

The Artistry of Master Sculptor Nnamdi Okonkwo Creative Process Ferst Center’s New Director George Thompson

Song of Atlanta Show Chorus Chord-Ringing, Fun-Filled Harmony

Showguide Profile Alabama Shakespeare Festival

African American Dance Review Behind the 8 Count

Center for Puppetry Arts Bunraku Comes to Atlanta Atlanta ShowGuide Spotlights Performance Guide December ~ February 2010


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the Artistry of Master Sculptor Nnamdi Okonkwo

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Creative Process Ferst Center’s New Director George Thompson

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ShowGuide Company Profile Alabama Shakespeare Festival

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Song of Atlanta Show Chorus Chord-Ringing, Fun-Filled Harmony

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African American Dance Review Behind the 8 Count

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Center for Puppetry Arts Bunraku Comes to Atlanta

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Atlanta ShowGuide Spotlights Performance Guide December ~ February 2010

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THE ARTISTRY OF MASTER Sculptor

Nnamdi Okonkwo

o view the figures of Nnamdi Okonkwo is to witness the presence of peace, resilience and strength. One is able to glimpse movements and gestures, which demand more than a passing glance but a delving into their simple lines and fluid shapes. Okonkwo, born in Nigeria, was drawn to art from childhood, an inclination always encouraged by his mother. By the time he was seventeen he knew two things: he was artistic and he was tall—six feet nine inches. After receiving a diploma in painting in Nigeria, he was recruited by BYU-Hawaii to play basketball, and there he found his opportunity to nourish all his talents. He graduated in 1993 with a BFA in sculpture, and later with his MFA from BYU-Provo in 1997. In his indigenous culture, womanhood is venerated, which made the female form an obvious focus in graduate school. Okonkwo’s sculptures of women are rotund forms that symbolize the abundance of life, “an outward manifestation of a largeness of soul,” he explains. The souls are full of life, even in their seeming stillness. Whether enclosed within themselves or interacting with another form, their subtle “actions” evoke a depth of empathy. “My inspiration comes from the aspect of the human soul that I find sublimely beautiful and noble; my art is a projection of this deep personal belief about the nobility and expansiveness of the human spirit.” Visit www.nnamdiart.com, or call 404-835-7807 to visit his studio in Fayetteville, GA.

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t the Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech, new Director George Thompson has been on the job for just a few months, but is already putting the finishing touches on the new season that starts next September. He comes to the position with a full background of experience in presenting the arts, from managing the business side to being a professional dancer himself, and while it will be no surprise that dance will have an important place on the season roster, he is just as passionate about presenting music. Thompson began his arts career in 1979 as a dancer with American Ballet Theatre in New York. In 1987, he was named business manager and promoted to assistant director for Finance and Development for the Purchase College Performing Arts Center, launching a 20-year arts management career. He has served as executive vice president for the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Photo by by Bola Adedire Center, executive director of The Washington Ballet in Washington, D.C., senior vice president of Programming and Operations at Omaha Performing Arts, and conservatory general manager at San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theatre. “The Ferst Center’s history of performances is solid and has deep roots,” Thompson said. “I want to build on this history and expand the interaction with the campus and the community.” “Building on the strong jazz and dance programs already established here, I am planning for future programming to include young and new choreographers in the dance line-up, and for the Ferst Center to be the place to experience contemporary dance in Atlanta. Look for a great mix of musical artists, with the addition of a new seating section up front for jazz shows that has a nightclub feel.” At the Ferst Center he is tasked with overall leadership, selecting the season, fundraising and integrating the Center with the Atlanta arts community and Tech’s academic community. This winter he will continue getting to know the Atlanta community, and understanding what audiences are interested in seeing. He is especially looking forward to performances by the comic dance troupe Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, Monterey Jazz, and Rasta Thomas’ Bad Boys of Dance. For more information on the Ferst Center visit ferstcenter.org.

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live. Spirited. Fresh. The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is the Southeast’s premiere creator of world-class productions that entertain and inspire. ASF specializes in hand-made theatre; every production is created by skilled artists working at the theatre to design, build and breathe life into every performance. What’s on stage at ASF is more than entertainment—it is enlivened by every hand that touches it. Begun in Anniston, Alabama in 1972, ASF has a long history as a leader in the arts, not only in the Southeast, but also in the nation. Visionary founder Martin Platt brought classical theatre to the region when he opened his small professional company that performed in the Anniston High School gymnasium. In 1985, Wynton M. Blount and his wife Carolyn expanded the original vision of a world-class Shakespeare Festival by giving it a world-class home in Montgomery, Alabama. Since then ASF has grown to operate nearly year-round, with a summer repertory of classical works, along with children’s shows, Broadway musicals and contemporary classics throughout the year. ASF is also the proud home of the Southern Writers’ Project (SWP), one of the most prominent new play development programs in the country. SWP focuses on discovering and developing the best new voices in American Theatre—voices, that is, with a southern accent. Each year in May several new plays are workshopped and read in the Festival of New Plays. Recently SWP has borne plays such as Gee’s Bend by Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder, Bear Country by Michael Vigilant and coming in 2010 a new play from reknowned playwright and author Pearl Cleage. In addition to producing excellent theatre, ASF is set in one of the most inviting locations in the southeast: Blount Cultural Park. Featuring the Shakespeare Gardens and the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, the park is a lush oasis of culture and natural beauty just a few miles from Exit 6 off of I-85. Hailed by the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Atlanta Journal Constitution, ASF is a destination for theatre lovers across the southeast. A trip to ASF is made complete by one of the many travel packages offered, which include lodging, dining and entertainment at a great price with excellent concierge service from the ASF Box Office. For more information on the 2010 season at ASF or travel packages visit www.asf.net or call 1.800.841.4273. 8


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Based Upon the Legendary Life of Harriet Tubman

by Karen Jones Meadows February 5 – 28, 2010 The incredible and inspiring story of Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman comes to life in this amazing one-woman show, in which playwright and actress Karen Jones Meadows plays more than 30 characters. Recommended for ages 13+ and above, due to occasional suggested violence and mild sexual suggestion. Karen Jones Meadows as Harriet Tubman

TWO PROVOCATIVE PREMIERES COMING IN 2010 These Southern Writers’ Project World Premieres take it to the edge. Will you go there with us? by Richard Aellen MARCH 12 – 28, 2010 A pair of down-on-their-luck African-American vaudevillians can’t catch a break until they do the unthinkable – don blackface. This provocative new musical story is based on the tempestuous lives of Bert Williams and George Walker, who broke racial barriers by portraying racial stereotypes.

by Robert Ford APRIL 9 – 25, 2010 The spirit of Edgar Allen Poe haunts this mind-bending new play that brings together magic, betrayal, forbidden love, tragic accidents, secret documents and familial bonds that span 150 years.

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SoNG oF AtlANtA SHoW CHoRuS

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ong of Atlanta Show Chorus has a wonderful history. Some of our performers are even beginning to make membership a family tradition, by also recruiting their daughters! We’ve come a long way on our journey with many interesting highlights, and we look forward to our bright future. The “Atlanta Chapter” was chartered in 1957 as a chapter chorus of Sweet Adelines International. This original chapter, consisting of about 20 women, met weekly for the purpose of becoming educated while singing and performing the barbershop style of harmony. In 1970, two small chapters (The “Atlanta Chapter” and “Song of the South Chapter”) decided to merge and became the “Song of Atlanta Chorus” and voila, an amazing chorus was born! We were exceedingly proud when our director, Becki Hine, became the very first director in our region to be awarded the revered title of “Master Director”. We feel certain that her constant vigor to achieve new goals and musical excellence will gain us even greater achievements in the future. We currently have members ranging from age 16 to senior status. Some of the things we share are our deep love for the close harmonies we sing, lasting friendships and the amazing achievements we make together. We are truly a family of sisters and are thrilled to have three mother/ daughter teams among us making SOA a real family event! Song of Atlanta is extremely proud to be 13-time Regional Chorus Champions of Region 23, having won the competitions in 2009, 2007, 2005, 2003, 2001, 1999, 1997, 1995, 1993, 1991, 1988, 1986 and 1983. We are also thrilled to be three-time International medalists having placed 6th in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2008, 8th in Nashville, Tennessee in 2002 and 10th in Orlando, Florida in 2000. History of Sweet Adelines International: After World War II, barbershop singing was growing increasingly popular for men. In 1945, a small group of women wanted to participate in the chord-ringing, fun-filled harmony that the men were singing. So these women organized “Sweet Adelines in America.” From its humble beginnings in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sweet Adelines International, as it is now called, has grown to a membership of almost 30,000 women in countries all across the globe. For more information, please call at 770-509-0322, check us out on the Web at www.songofatlanta.com, or email at contact@songofatlanta.com.

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BEHiND tHE 8 CouNt A Choreography Perspective By tina A. Fears (AADR ARTISTIC DIRECTOR)

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he African American Dance Review’s “The Progressive Realization of Dreams” is a thought provoking and visually stimulating production consisting of over 15 choreographed pieces. This production captivates audiences by giving a historical account of how African American dance has evolved into what we see today. It also shows how both dance and music are like threads that help make up a blanket of African American history. The choreography is built upon a jazz and contemporary foundation; however as the show progresses popular dances from numerous time periods are easily identified. When developing the artistic direction for AADR, it was important to be authentic to the story being told while making sure the production was educational and entertaining. The AADR cast consists of extremely talented dancers with the majority less than 30 years of age. With several of the choreographed pieces covering time periods as early as the 1800’s, historical research was required. Our dancers are encouraged to become the story in movement and expression. Many times dancers get so wrapped in the technical perspective that the story is lost. Our dancers are taught that a raised eyebrow or a sway of a hip can communicate emotion and connect with the audience. Music selection is also a key element as the song choices needed to take viewers back to the place and time in their life. If someone attended college in the late 1970’s Parliament’s “Flashlight” should make the viewer want to get up and dance. Artistic and historical influences include the Roaring 20’s, The Civil Rights Movements and the Birth of Hip Hop to name a few. The African American Dance Review’s Progressive Realization of Dreams will be leave you filled with a wide range of emotions while tapping your foot along the way! Show dates are January 28 - 30 at 7:30 pm and January, 31 at 3:00 pm, February 4 - 6 at 7:30 pm, Rialto Center for the Arts – Georgia State Universityk. Tickets are available at the Rialto Center Arts Box Office. For more information visit www.aadratlanta.com 12


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unraku is a unique and revered traditional Japanese puppetry art form. Historically, Bunraku puppets range in size from two-and-a-half feet to four feet in height requiring three puppeteers for realistic manipulation—one for the feet, one for the left arm, and one for the right arm and head. As a result of precise synchronization this ensemble work evokes tremendous emotion through its beauty and realism. It is often said that Bunraku puppets move so freely and naturally that they appear to be alive. The training process is rigorous; traditionally, it takes a Bunraku puppeteer ten years to master manipulating the feet, twenty years to master the left arm, and thirty years to master the right arm and head (the features that most define the puppet’s personality). Bunraku originated in the Japanese city of Osaka in 1872; however, after World War II, the number of Bunraku puppeteers declined and conservation measures were taken by the Japanese government. Shortly thereafter, the Bunraku puppetry art form was declared a national Japanese treasure. Thematic Bunraku dramas revolve around Confucian concepts of loyalty at the cost of personal feelings and underscore the tragedy that ensues. Today, Bunraku puppetry is seen as art form through which younger generations can become attuned to the past. This past September, a private ceremony was held at Atlanta’s own Center for Puppetry Arts in which Japanese Bunraku Puppet Master Kiritake Kanjuro III dedicated two historically significant Bunraku puppets to the Center’s permanent museum collection. Named “Osome” and “Hisamatsu,” the puppets were used to perform the Japanese play Nozaki, a story in which their divergent familial backgrounds ultimately cause them to commit love suicide—an overarching theme in Bunraku theater. The two Bunraku puppets will join the hundreds of other historical puppets already on display in the Center’s Puppets: The Power of Wonder exhibit, the largest collection of global puppetry in the nation. As the largest American non-profit dedicated solely to the art of puppetry, the Center for Puppetry Arts is a cultural steward of the art form’s international and historical legacy. The Center was honored to accept Mr. Kiritake’s generous donation, which will be on display in the beginning in January, 2010. Visit the Center for Puppetry Arts—it’s fun for the whole family! Be amazed at the artistry as you watch a live puppet performance. Tour the Center’s exclusive Jim Henson exhibits and its global puppetry collection. Become a puppeteer in a Create-A-Puppet-Workshop where you make your own puppet. All three activities for one low price! Save even more by becoming a Member! Upcoming performances include: The Shoemaker & the Elves, A Woodland Cinderella, Rainforest Adventures, and Tales of Edgar Allan Poe. Performances and show times vary; please see www. puppet.org or call 404.873.3391 for a complete schedule and to purchase tickets. 14


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Exhibition organized by the Museum of Biblical Art, New York

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Also on Display: 27th Annual Juried Student Art Exhibiton Jan. 14-Feb. 11, 2010 Athos Menaboni: Portrait of a Painter Open through Spring 2011 PostSecr et

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February 4 - March 27, 2010 | Reception: 5 - 8 p.m., February 4. The Art Gallery, Sturgis Library Â&#x152;

PostSecret exhibition tour was organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C., in cooperation with Frank Warren.

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Alabama Shakespeare Festival The 2010 season at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival promises more of the outstanding theatre that ASF’s reputation has been built upon. Harriet’s Return (February 5-28)Based on the life of legendary Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman, this riveting one woman show features actress and playwright Karen Meadows Jones as more than 30 characters. Provocative Premieres from the Southern Writers’ Project Nobody (March 12-28) This provocative new musical is based on the tempestuous lives of African-American vaudeville performers Bert Williams and George Walker, who broke racial barriers by portraying racial stereotypes. The Fall of the House (April 9-25) The spirit of Edgar Allen Poe haunts this mind-bending new play that brings together magic, betrayal, forbidden love, tragic accidents, secret documents and familial bonds that span 150 years. Tickets range from $20 - $42. Group and other discounts are available. For tickets or more information visit www.asf.net or call 1.800.841.4273. No Longer A Hard Knock Life For Animals in ANNIE For 30 years William Berloni Theatrical Animals has provided animals trained for live performances. It started with Annie. Berloni was an apprentice actor when a producer offered him his first break. All Bill had to do was find and train a dog to play Sandy in the original production of Annie. In a featured role, an animal actor would have to be trained to ignore the distraction of an audience and respond to the same cues night-

after-night. It had never been done before. Bill found his dog at an animal shelter—beginning his career-long commitment to working with rescues. www.theatricalanimals.com. Theater of the Stars presents Annie at the Fox Theatre January 13-17. www.theaterofthestars.com The Atlanta Chamber Players The Atlanta Chamber Players are thrilled to return to The New American Shakespeare Tavern at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, January 26, 2010 to perform “Chamber Music at the Tavern: The Soldier’s Tale.” The program includes Bach, Elliott Carter, and features an exciting, staged performance of Igor Stravinsky’s 1918 theatrical masterpiece—L’Histoire du Soldat (A Soldier’s Tale), complete with seven ACP musicians, plus narrator, actors and dancers from the Atlanta Shakespeare Company roster. Tickets are $20 adult, $10 student, and are available through the Tavern box office: www.shakespearetavern. com or 404-874-5299. The Tavern’s pub opens at 6:15 for dinner (not included in the concert ticket price). More information available at: www.atlantachamberplayers.com. The Atlanta Shakespeare tavern is located at 499 Peachtree St. NE, ATL., GA., 30308 Capitol City Opera Capitol City Opera is celebrating 26 years of educating and entertaining through our outreach school programs to elementary, middle and high schools, our monthly Dinner and a Diva™ series and our Mainstage productions using local talent. 16


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Don’t miss upcoming Dinner and a Diva™ highlights of Operetta favorites in January, Operatic Love Duets in February in February and German Night in March. Capitol City Opera is always performing! More information at www.capitolcityopera. org or by calling 678-301-8013

see www.puppet.org or call 404.873.3391 for a complete schedule and to purchase tickets. Kwanzaa Celebration 2009 Featuring- Fusion: From African to Hip-Hop Founded in 1985, Atlanta’s Total Dance/ Dancical Productions, Inc. is a non-profit dance, cultural and performing arts organization dedicated to positively impacting the lives of all humankind through powerful dance education, outreach, and performance. For over ten years Total Dance founder, dance artist, and cultural arts entertainer, Terri Ajile Axam, has guided TDDP in celebrating Kwanzaa which is observed December 26th thru January 1st. Sunday, December 20th will feature the critically acclaimed production Fusion: from Africa to Hip-Hop, at 7:00 p.m. This production will be held at the Adamsville Auditorium located at 3201 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA 30311, (404) 745-9699.

Travel the World at the Carlos Museum Stories of love, power, beauty, glory, and faith, are revealed at the Michael C. Carlos Museum where the histories of world cultures are brought to life through exceptional works of art and rare artifacts from ancient Egypt, Nubia, Greece, Rome, the Near East, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Scripture for the Eyes: Bible Illustration in Netherlandish Prints of the Sixteenth Century is currently on view from October 17, 2009 to January 24, 2010. Discover even more through gallery talks, children’s programs, interactive technology, audio tours, special exhibitions, films, and much more. www. carlos.emory.edu.

The Fabulous Fox Theatre The Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta’s premiere venues for live entertainment. The Fox’s 4,674 seat theatre is booked for more than 300 performances per year. An impressive range of events from Broadway to concerts to comedians, ballets and movies continue to attract over 750,000 visitors per year. The Fox is also host to everything from wedding receptions, to corporate meetings in its fabulous ballrooms. As a 501(c) (3)non-profit arts organization, the Fox Theatre is a fiercely protected National Historic Landmark. Tickets for all events are available at The Fox Theatre box office, or at www.foxtheatre. org. The Fox Theatre is located at 660 Peachtree Street NE.

Center for Puppetry Arts Visit the Center for Puppetry Arts—it’s fun for the whole family! Be amazed at the artistry as you watch a live puppet performance. Tour the Center’s exclusive Jim Henson exhibits and its global puppetry collection. Become a puppeteer in a Create-A-Puppet-Workshop where you make your own puppet. All three activities for one low price! Save even more by becoming a Member! Upcoming performances include: The Shoemaker & the Elves, A Woodland Cinderella, Rainforest Adventures, and Tales of Edgar Allan Poe. Performances and show times vary; please 18


February 19 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; March 7, 2010

Yes, Swingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the Thing! And nowhere more than in this classy, sassy musical celebration of the 1930s and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;40s. The Strand Theatre

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Gypsy Theatre Company Gypsy Theatre Company revisits a classic romance—Love Letters. Love Letters by A.R. Gurney eloquently shows how much two people really meant and gave to each other over the years through lifelong correspondence. Physically apart, perhaps, but spiritually as close as only true lovers can be, their letters span the decades of their lives. If ever there was a “date night” activity, this is the one to see. Perfect for Valentine’s Day. Presented at The Kudzu Playhouse, 10743 Alpharetta Hwy, Roswell GA, February 5-14, 2010. Tickets: 770-594-1020 or www.KudzuPlayhouse.org Also playing at The Cumming Playhouse, 101 School Street, February 18-21, Cumming GA. Tickets: 770-781-9178 or www. PlayhouseCumming.com All shows $15 for adults, $13 for students, seniors and groups. For further information, go to www.GypsyTheatreCompany.Biz

to the public. Please call (770) 499-3223 or visit www.kennesaw.edu/arts/galleries for details and gallery hours. Is Roswell ready for RENT? This production of RENT will be produced locally by Roswell’s award-winning community theater, Kudzu Playhouse, under license from Music Theatre International. Directing this ensemble cast will be the well-qualified talents of Andy Meeks. Mr Meeks received much critical acclaim as Mark in the National Broadway tour of RENT. Music direction by Spencer G. Stephens. Kudzu Playhouse’s production of RENT opens on February 19, 2010 and will run through March 21, 2010. Shows are Friday and Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 7pm at Kudzu Playhouse. Tickets are available online at HYPERLINK “http://www. kudzuplayhouse.org, or call 770-594-1020 Atlanta Lyric Theatre’s 30th Anniversary Season Swings The All Night Strut! carries us through the Depression, World War ll and the post war boom. This is an evening filled with jazz, blues and classic song standards that thrill the heart, tickle the funny bone and raise the rafters, by legendary songwriters including Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Cab Calloway and the Gershwins. A fabulous foursome sing and dance through favorites including “In the Mood,” “Tuxedo Junction,” “As Time Goes By,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” and many others. The All Night Strut! Brings the sublime music of yesteryear together with an unbeatable energy that’s perfect

Kennesaw State University Galleries Presents PostSecret The Kennesaw State University Galleries are pleased to present PostSecret, an extraordinary exhibition of more than 400 postcards from the community art project begun by Frank Warren in Washington D.C. in November 2004. This exhibition brings together the most powerful, poignant and beautifully intimate secrets Warren has received. The exhibition will be on display in the Art Gallery, Sturgis Library, February 4 - March 27, 2010. PostSecret exhibition tour was organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington DC, in cooperation with Frank Warren. Free and open 20


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Spotlights Jan 25 through Feb 24 –Teaching King! The quintessential course on teaching the life and legacy of Dr. King. Mondays & Wednesdays 4:30 – 7:30 pm February 20 – Study Tour to Civil Rights Museum in Birmingham, Alabama 26 – Multicultural Book Fair at Fred Toomer Elementary School March 18 – Workshop with illustrator and author Kadir Nelson (in Partnership with the Auburn Avenue Research Library) 20 – Study Tour to Memphis, Tennessee

for the new generation of Swing fans as well as die-hard devotees! Michael O’Neal Singers The Michael O’Neal Singers (MOS) organization has established itself as one of the premier community choruses in the Southeastern United States and in 2008 celebrated its 20th anniversary season. Comprised of a symphonic chorus of over 140 auditioned voices and a chamber ensemble of 24 voices, MOS provides a unique opportunity to the north metropolitan Atlanta community to experience choral presentations of artistic excellence and programmatic variety. Our 2010 season continues with a Valentine’s concert by the acclaimed Michael O’Neal Chamber Singers and a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Visit www.mosingers.com for more information about The Michael O’Neal Singers.

ARTC, feeding your imagination The Atlanta Radio Theatre Company has been bringing quality audio drama to listeners in the southeast region and around the world since 1984. Join us on our celebration of the imagination as we wrap up our silver anniversary with one of our favorite original audio dramas. Our unique, immersive, and timehonored dramatic technique will feed your imagination and inspire your senses with realistic sound effects and stirring musical scores. Audio drama and radio theatre were seemingly left behind, but the power of stories lives on. Come rediscover that There is Adventure in Sound!

National Black Arts Festival July 14 -18, 2010 · Centennial Park www.nbaf.org Fine Art + Fashion AmericasMart, 2 West Wing, 2nd Floor 235 Williams Street, Atlanta, GA 30303 Thursday, February 25, 2010 6:30 pm VIP Reception 8 pm Fashion Show & Program 9:30 pm After Party with Frank Ski and Rio Negro Ticket and Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Judy Hanenkrat at 404.372.4572 or jhanenkrat@nbaf. org NBAF Education and Public Programs January 22 – Coretta Scott King Book Fair at King Middle School

Rosewater Celebrates its 3rd season The Rosewater Theatre is thrilled to be entering their 3rd season. After extensive major renovations the theatre opened early 2008 and now welcomes patrons into a beautiful lobby with lots of charming ambience and appeal. The theatre houses two wonderful stages, the Cabaret 21


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Spotlights Alexander, Sarah Hunley (drunk “Juanita”), Emerson Collins (the evil “Max”) & hosted by Jason Dottley.

Stage, (proscenium stage) and the wonderful Rendezvous Stage, (the permanent theatre in the round). Opening up their 2010 Season are two wonderful comedies, ‘Plaza Suite’, by Neil Simon, and the hysterical Jones/ Hope/Wooten comedy, ‘Til Beth Do Us Part’, which runs through Valentine’s Day. Tickets & more info are available online at www.rosewatertheatre.com or call 770-640-5500.

19 Years at Spivey Hall Spivey Hall, located on the campus of Clayton State University, is a 400-seat, acousticallysuperior performing arts venue that has presented the best in classical, jazz and world music to the metro-Atlanta area since 1991. Spivey Hall celebrates its 19th season with an array of concerts this winter including performances by The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Pepe Romero, Joshua Bell, the Taylor Eigsti Trio and more. For information on these performances and the 2009/2010 Spivey Hall concert series, call the Spivey Hall Box office at (678) 466-4200 or visit www.spiveyhall.org.

Song of Atlanta Show Chorus Presents “A Blast From The Past” Song of Atlanta, a captivating group of talented and energetic a cappella singers, are in search of women who love to sing. Our repertoire consists of show tunes, classic ballads and uptunes, jazz, patriotic songs, pop and rock. If you find yourself singing along with the radio in your car, or in the shower, like to have fun, and are committed to excellence, visit a SOA rehearsal to see and hear what we’re all about. Don’t miss our annual show April 24—two performances. For more information, visit www.songofatlanta.com.

Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company

Announces Multi-Cultural Interpretation of Pulitzer Prize Winning Classic Thornton Wilder’s Our Town

November 12, 2009 (Atlanta, GA) - Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company is proud to announce the Pulitzer Prize winning classic, Our Town, directed by Kenny Leon. This timeless classic of the American theater is seen through new eyes in Kenny Leon’s multi-cultural reinvention. Thornton Wilder’s Our Town will be performed at Fulton County’s Southwest Arts Center, February 21 - March 21, 2010. 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, GA, 30331. Tickets: $20 - $35 Available at: www.truecolorstheatre.org or 1.877.725.8849. Group sales available through 404.588.0308 ext. 201.

A Sordid Affair A Sordid Affair: An Evening of Sordid Laughter and Music is “A collection of stand-up and music that was so funny it had the audience doing spit-takes between standing ovations,” reviewed Joy Tipping of the Dallas Morning News of A Sordid Affair’s Dallas tour-stop. A Sordid Affair is headlined by Sordid Lives mastermind Del Shores doing pieces from his sold-out standup tour, along with Georgette Jones playing tribute to her mother Tammy Wynette through song, everyone`s favorite “Aunt LaVonda” Ann Walker, “Dr. Eve” and “Wardell” Rosemary and Newell 22


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December

Winter

RUDOLPH THE DEAD-NOSED REINDEER · NOV 5 ~ JAN 13 Agatha’s - A Taste of Mystery, 161 Peachtree Center Ave Box Office: 404-584-2255 Prices: $60.00 - $62.50 (includes tip, tax, 5 course meal, coffee, tea and some wine) Times: Mo - Th & Sa @ 7:30; Fr @ 8:00; Su @ 6:00

Theatre A CHRISTMAS CAROL · NOV 27 ~ DEC 24 Kudzu Playhouse 10743 Alpharetta Highway Brannon Square, Roswell Box Office: 770-594-1020 Prices: $12.00 - $18.00 Times: Th-Fr @ 8:00; Sa @ 3:00 & 8:00; Su @ 3:00

SANTALAND DIARIES · DEC 4 ~ DEC 19 Pumphouse Players Legion Theatre, 114 Main St, Cartersville Box Office: 770-387-2610 Prices: $12.00 - $15.00 Times: Fr-Sa @ 9:00

A CHRISTMAS CAROL · NOV 27 ~ DEC 23 The New American Shakespeare Tavern 499 Peachtree St, Atlanta Box Office: 404-874-5299 Prices: $12.00 - $35.00 Times: Th-Sa @ 7:30; Su @ 6:30

SANTALAND DIARIES · NOV 27 ~ JAN 3 Horizon Theatre Company, 1083 Austin Ave, Atlanta Box Office: 404-584-7450 Prices: $32.40 Times: We-Fr @ 8:00; Sa @ 8:30; Su @ 5:00

A CHRISTMAS CAROL · NOV 27 ~ DEC 19 The Rosewater Theatre, 633 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Roswell Box Office: 770-640-5500 Prices: $16.00 - $18.00 Times: Fr-Sa @ 8:00; Su @ 3:00

THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER · DEC 11 ~ DEC 20 Centerstage North Theatre Art Place, The 3330 Sandy Plains Rd, Marietta Box Office: 770-516-3330 Prices: $10.00 Times: Th-Sa @ 8:00; Su @ 2:00

A CHRISTMAS CAROL · NOV 28 ~ DEC 24 Alliance Theatre Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St, Atlanta Box Office: 404-733-5000 Prices: $40.00 - $60.00 Times: Tu-Fr @ 8:00; Sa @ 2:30 & 8:00; Su @ 2:30 & 7:30

THE SHOEMAKER AND THE ELVES · NOV 17 ~ JAN 3 Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St NW Box Office: 404-881-5132 Prices: $16.00 Times: Please Check Website for Showtimes

AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITOR · DEC 13 ~ DEC 23 Theatrical Outfit, 84 Luckie St, Atlanta Box Office: 678-528-1500 Prices: $15.00 - $25.00 Times: Mo-We @ 11:00; Th-Fr @ 7:30; Sa @ 2:30 & 7:30; Su @ 2:30

YES, VIRGINIA, THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS · NOV 27 ~ DEC 19 ACT1 Theater, 180 Academy St, Alpharetta Box Office: 770-663-0720 Prices: $12.00 - $15.00 Times: Fr-Sa @ 7:30; Su @ 2:00

DINNER AND A DIVA - THE MADRIGAL SINGERS BOARS HEAD DEC 15, 17 & 22 Capitol City Opera @ Petite Auberge, 2935 N. Druid Hills Rd Box Office: 404-634-6268 Prices: $55.00 Times: Tu @ 6:15 Dec 22 @ Sugo 408 S. Atlanta St., Roswell Box Office: 770-641-9131 Prices: $65.00 Times: Th @ 7:00

Dance THE NUTCRACKER · DEC 11 ~ DEC 27 Atlanta Ballet · Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St NE Box Office: 404-817-8700 Prices: $42.00 - $114.00 Times: We-Fr @ 7:30; Sa @ 2:00 & 7:30; Su @ 2:00 & 7:00

FELICE RAMADAN · DEC 11~ 20 Atlanta Radio Theatre Company Academy Theatre, 119 Center St., Avondale Estates Box Office: 404-474-8332 Prices: $15.00 - $20.00 Times: Fr & Sa @ 8:00; Su @ 2:30

Music Theatre A CHRISTMAS CAROL · DEC 4 ~ DEC 24 The Towne Lake Arts Center, 6579 Commerce Pkwy, Woodstock Box Office: 678-494-4251 Prices: $12.00 - $15.00 Times: Fr-Sa @ 7:30; Su @ 6:00

HO, HO, HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS AND A CONNIE SUE DAY CHRISTMAS · DEC 11 ~ DEC 20 Actor’s Express King Plow Arts Center, 887 W Marietta St, Ste J-107 Box Office: 404-607-7469 Prices: $40.00 Times: Fr-Su @ 7:30

ANNIE, JR. · DEC 5 ~ DEC 19 The Blackwell Playhouse, 3378 Canton Rd, Marietta Box Office: 678-213-3311 Prices: $0.00 Times: Sa @ 11:00 & 3:00

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shows BABES IN TOYLAND · NOV 28 ~ DEC 24 Kudzu Playhouse,10743 Alpharetta Highway Brannon Square, Roswell Box Office: 770-594-1020 Prices: $8.75 Times: Sa @ 2:00 & 7:00; Su @ 2:00 BLACK NATIVITY BY LANGSTON HUGHES · DEC 3 ~ DEC 27 True Colors Theatre Company Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Rd, Atlanta Box Office: 404-588-0308 Prices: $30.00 · Times: See website CHRISTMAS WITH THE DEVIL · DEC 17 ~ DEC 19 7 Stages Theatre, 1105 Euclid Ave, Atlanta Box Office: 404-523-7647 Prices: $15.00 - $20.00 Times: Th-Fr @ 9:00; Sa @ 11:45 & 9:00 CINDERELLA · DEC 4 ~ DEC 20 Atlanta Lyric Theatre The Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta Box Office: 770-293-0080 Prices: $30.00 - $40.00 Times: Th-Sa @ 8:00; Su @ 2:00 G.I. HOLIDAY JUKEBOX · DEC 4 ~ DEC 20 Stage Door Players, 5339 Chamblee-Dunwoody Rd Box Office: 770-396-1726 Prices: $24.00 Times: Th-Sa @ 8:00; Su @ 2:30

NUNCRACKERS · NOV 27 ~ DEC 20 Theatre On Main, 4857 North Main St, Acworth Box Office: 770-565-3995 Prices: $16.00 - $20.00 Times: Fr-Sa @ 8:00; Su @ 6:00 SCROOGE IN ROUGE · DEC 3 ~ DEC 27 14th St Playhouse, 173 14th St NE, Atlanta Box Office: 404-733-4738 Prices: $36.50 Times: Th-Sa @ 8:00; Su @ 2:00 THE LITTLEST ANGEL · DEC 5 ~ DEC 20 Theatre On Main, 4857 North Main St, Acworth Box Office: 770-565-3995 Prices: $14.00 - $20.00 Times: Sa-Su @ 3:00 THE MUSIC MAN · DEC 10 ~ DEC 20 Center Theatre at the MJCCA Morris & Rae Frank Theatre, 5342 Tilly Mill Rd, Dunwoody Box Office: 678-812-4002 Prices: $12.00 - $20.00 Times: We-Th @ 7:30; Sa @ 7:30; Su @ 2:30

Concert ASO NEW YEAR’S EVE · DEC 31 ONLY Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, 1280 Peachtree St NE Box Office: 404-733-5000 Prices: $30 - $68 Times: Th @ 8:00


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MESSIAH SING-ALONG · DEC 20 ONLY The Michael O’Neal Singers · Roswell United Methodist Church, 814 Mimosa Blvd, Roswell Box Office: 770-594-7974 Prices: $10.00 · Times: Su @ 3:00

Kids Shows MADELINE’S CHRISTMAS · DEC 5 ~ DEC 19 The Legacy Theatre, 1175 Senoia Rd, Tyrone Box Office: 404-895-1473 Prices: $0.00 · Times: Sa @ 11:00 THE LITTLEST ELF · DEC 2 ~ DEC 19 Kudzu Playhouse,10743 Alpharetta Highway Brannon Square, Roswell Box Office: 770-594-1020 Prices: $0.00 Times: We-Sa @ 11:00

Galleries & Museums SCRIPTURE FOR THE EYES: BIBLE ILLUSTRATION IN NETHERLANDISH PRINTS OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY · OCT 17 ~ JAN 24 Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 South Kilgo Cir Box Office: 404-727-4282 · Prices: $6.00 - $8.00 Times: Tu - Sa @ 10:00 - 4:00; Su @ 12:00 - 4:00


shows

January Theatre

PLAZA SUITE · JAN 8 ~ FEB 6 The Rosewater Theatre, 633 Holcolmb Bridge Rd., Roswell Box office: 770-640-5500 Prices: Call Box Office Times: Fr & Sa @ 8:00; Su @ 3:00

A SORDID AFFAIR · JAN 8 ~ 10 14th St Playhouse, 173 14th St, Atlanta Box Office: 404-733-4738 Prices: $20.00 - $100.00 Times: Fr & Sa @ 8:00; Su @ 2:00 & 7:00

THE CANTERBURY TALES · JAN 1 ~ JAN 31 The New American Shakespeare Tavern, 499 Peachtree St, Atlanta Box Office: 404-874-5299 Prices: $12.00 - $35.00 Times: Th-Sa @ 7:30; Su @ 6:30

FIRST BITE AT TWILIGHT · JAN 14 ~ MAR 13 Agatha’s - A Taste of Mystery, 161 Peachtree Center Ave Box Office: 404-584-2255 · Prices: $60.00 - $62.50 (includes tip, tax, 5 course meal, coffee, tea and some wine) Times: Mo - Th & Sa @ 7:30; Fr @ 8:00; Su @ 6:00

THE MURDER ROOM · JAN 29 ~ FEB 13 Polk St Players St. James Church, 161 Church St, Marietta Box Office: (770) 218-9669 Prices: $12.50 - $20.00 Times: Fr-Sa @ 8:00

GOOD BOYS & TRUE ° JAN 14 ~ FEB 13 Actors Express King Plow Arts Center, 887 W. Marietta St, Ste J-107 Box Office: 404-607-SHOW Prices: $20.00 - $28.00 Times: We - Sa @ 8:00; Su @ 2:00

THE SHOEMAKER AND THE ELVES · NOV 17 ~ JAN 3 Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St NW Box Office: 404-881-5132 Prices: $16.00 Times: Please Check Website for Showtimes

JAKE’S WOMEN · JAN 15 ~ FEB 14 Kudzu Playhouse, 10743 Alpharetta Hwy. Brannon Sq., Roswell Box Office: 770-594-1020 Prices: $12.00 - $18.00 Times: Fr & Sa @ 8:00; Su @ 3:00

The

rosewater theatre “Plaza Suite” Jan 8 - Feb 6

“Til Beth Do Us Part” Jan 15 - Feb 14

“The Graduate” Feb 19 - Mar 20

“Noises Off” Mar 5 - Apr 3

For Tickets or More Info Visit www.rosewatertheatre.com or call 770-640-5500 633 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Roswell

‘TIL BETH DO US PART · JAN 15 ~ FEB 14 The Rosewater Theatre, 633 Holcolm Bridge Rd., Roswell Box office: 770-640-5500 Prices: Call Box Office Times: Fr & Sa @ 8:00; Su @ 3:00; 2/14 Su @ 3:00 & 8:00


Winter

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Dance

Kids Shows

MOJA, HIP HOP AND AFRICAN AT AIM STUDIO JAN 4 @ 6 PM & 7PM · OPEN HOUSE, JAN 10 1-3PM Total Dance, 383 Marietta St. For Kwanzaa information visit www.myrnu.com

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE JAN 15 ~ JAN 31 The Towne Lake Arts Center, 6579 Commerce Pkwy, Woodstock Box Office: 678-494-4251 Prices: $0.00 Times: Fr @ 7:30; Sa-Su @ 3:00

LES BALLETS TROCKADERO DE MONTE CARLO JAN 24 ONLY Ferst Center for the Arts @ GA Tech, 349 Ferst Drive NW Box Office: 404-894-9600 Prices: $32.00 - $42.00 Times: Su @ 7:00

WOODLAND CINDERELLA · JAN 5 ~ JAN 10 Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St NW Box Office: 404-873-3391 Prices: $16.00 · Times: See website

Music Theatre

Galleries & Museums

ANNIE · JAN 13 ~ 17 Theater of the Stars · Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St Box Office: 800-982-2787 Prices: $16.10 - $55.75 Times: We & Th @ 7:30; Fr @ 8:00; Sa @ 3:30 & 8:00; Su @ 1:30 & 7:00

ANNE CARSON PERFORMS · JAN 24 ONLY Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 South Kilgo Cir Box Office: 404-727-4282 Prices: Free · Times: Su @ 7:00

February

MY WAY: A TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA JAN 22 ~ FEB 14 The Legacy Theatre, 1175 Senoia Rd, Tyrone Box Office: 404-895-1473 Prices: $0.00 Times: Fr @ 8:00; Sa @ 3:00 & 8:00; Su @ 3:00

Theatre BROWNIE POINTS · FEB 3 ~ FEB 28 Theatrical Outfit, 84 Luckie St, Atlanta Box Office: 678-528-1500 Prices: $15.00 - $35.00 Times: We-Fr @ 7:30; Sa @ 2:30 & 7:30; Su @ 2:30

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE BY N.Y. GILBERT & SULLIVAN PLAYERS · JAN 23 ONLY Ferst Center for the Arts @ GA Tech, 349 Ferst Drive NW Box Office: 404-894-9600 Prices: $32.00 - $42.00 Times: Sa @ 8:00

HARRIETT’S RETURN · FEB 5 ~ 28 Alabama Shakespeare Festival 1 Festival Drive, Montgomery, AL. 36117 Box office: 800-841-4273 Prices: $28.00 - $39.00 Times: Fr & Sa @ 7:30; Sa & Su @ 2:00

Concert A SOLDIER’S TALE - CHAMBER MUSIC @ THE TAVERN JAN 26 ONLY Atlanta Chamber Players New American Shakespeare Tavern, 499 Peachtree St Box Office: 404-874-5299 Prices: $10.00 - $20.00 Times: Tu @ 7:30 (British Pub Menu @ 6:15)

LOVE LETTERS · FEB 5 ~ 14 Kudzu Playhouse & Gypsy Theatre Company 10743 Alpharetta Hwy. Brannon Sq., Roswell Box Office: 770-594-1020 Prices: $13.00 - $15.00 Times: Fr & Sa @ 8:30; Su @ 6:00 LOVE LETTERS · FEB 18 ~ 21 Gypsy Theatre Company Cumming Playhouse, 1010 School St., Cumming Box Office: 770-781-9178 Prices: $13.00 - $15.00 Times: Fr & Sa @ 8:00; Su @ 3:00

MOSCOW STATE RADIO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Jan 17 only Prices: $20.00 - $40.00 Times: Su @ 5:00 NATALIE MACMASTER & DONALD LEAHY: MASTERS OF THE FIDDLE Jan 31 only Prices: $20.00 - $40.00 Times: Su @ 5:00 Ferst Center for the Arts @ GA Tech, 349 Ferst Drive NW Box Office: 404-894-9600

ROMEO AND JULIET · FEB 4 ~ FEB 28 The New American Shakespeare Tavern 499 Peachtree St, Atlanta Box Office: 404-874-5299 Prices: $12.00 - $35.00 Times: Th-Sa @ 7:30; Su @ 6:30

LAURA GORDY, PIANO; LAURA ARDAN, CLARINET; BRICE ANDRUS, FRENCH HORN, EMORY CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF ATLANTA NOONTIME SERIES JAN 15 ONLY Arts at Emory Michael C. Carlos Museum Reception Hall Emory University, 571 S. Kilgo Circle, Atlanta Box Office: 404-727-5050 Prices: $0.00 · Times: Fr @ 12:00

THE BEAUX STRATAGEM · FEB 9 ~ FEB 20 Gainesville Theatre Alliance Hosch Theatre Brenau Univ, 429 Academy St, Gainesville Box Office: 678-717-3624 Prices: $10.00 - $18.00 Times: Tu-Sa @ 7:30; Su @ 2:30

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shows OUR TOWN · FEB 25 ~ MAR 21 True Colors Theatre Company Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Rd., Atlanta Box Office: 404-588-0308 Prices: $20.00 - $30.00 Times: Tu - Fr @ 8:00; Sa @ 2:30 & 8:00; Su @ 2:30

Dance ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER · FEB 18 ~ 21 The Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta Box office: 800-745-3000 Prices: $20.00 - $65.00 Times: Th @ 7:30; Fr @ 8:00; Sa @ 2:00 & 8:00; Su @ 3:00 BALLET FOLKORICO DE MEXICO DE AMALIA HERNANDEZ FEB 5 ONLY Ferst Center for the Arts @ GA Tech, 349 Ferst Drive NW Box Office: 404-894-9600 Prices: $28 - $38 Times: Fr @ 8 MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN · FEB 20 ONLY Project 7 Contemporary Dance Company Tasty World, Athens Prices: $0.00 · Times: Sa @ 10:00 MOSCOW FESTIVAL BALLET - PERFORMING COPPELIA FEB 22 ONLY The Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St., Atlanta Box office: 800-745-3000 Prices: $35.00 - $65.00 Times: Mo @ 8:00

Music Theatre ALL NIGHT STRUT · FEB 19 ~ MAR 7 The Atlanta Lyric Theatre The Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta Box Office: 770-293-0080 Prices: $27.50 - $38.10 Times: Th-Sa @ 8:00; Su @ 2:00 BABY - THE MUSICAL COMEDY · FEB 12 ~ FEB 27 Centerstage North Theatre Art Place, The 3330 Sandy Plains Rd, Marietta Box Office: 770-516-3330 Prices: $12.00 Times: Fr-Sa @ 8:00; Su @ 2:00 PARADE · FEB 5 ~ FEB 14 Theatre Arts Guild @ Georgia Perimeter College Cole Auditorium 555 North Indian Creek Drive, Clarkston Box Office: 678-891-3572 Prices: $0.00 · Times: Fr-Sa @ 8:00 RENT · FEB 19 ~ MAR 21 Kudzu Playhouse, 10743 Alpharetta Hwy. Brannon Sq., Roswell Box Office: 770-594-1020 Prices: $12.00 - $18.00 Times: Fr & Sa @ 8:00; Su @ 7:00 Greater Atlanta’s Performing Arts magazine, in print and online! www.atlantashowguide.com


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Winter Shows

Concerts

Galleries & Museums

ATLANTA SACRED CHORALE: MASTERWORKS · FEB 27 ONLY Atlanta Sacred Chorale · Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, 1700 N. Decatur Rd. Emory Univ Box Office: 404-915-4541 Prices: $15 - $20 · Times: Sa @ 8:00

POSTSECRET · FEB 4 - MAR 27, RECEPTION FEB 4, 5-8 The Art Gallery, Sturgis Library at Kennesaw State Univ 1000 Chastain Rd., Kennesaw, GA 30144 Box office: 770-499-3223 or www.kennesaw.edu/arts/galleries · Prices: Free · Times: Mo - Th @ 11:00 - 3:00, We & Th @ 7:00 -9:00, Sa @ 1:00 - 4:00

HECTOR OLIVERA, ORGAN FEB 20 @ 3 · PRE-CONCERT TALK @ 2 TAYLOR EIGSTI TRIO · SAT, FEB 27 @ 8:15 Spivey Hall, 5900 North Lee St, Morrow GA 30260 Tickets: (678)466-4200 · www.Spiveyhall.Org DIVA DAY FESTIVAL · FEB 6 Song of Atlanta · All day choral festival Chattahoochee HS, 5230 Taylor Rd, Johns Creek Contact Lindsay Durden at ldurden@yahoo.com or www. songofatlanta.com AMORE - LOVE THROUGH THE AGES · FEB 21 ONLY The Michael O’Neal Chamber Singers Alpharetta Presby Church, 180 Academy St., Alpharetta Box Office: 770-594-7974 Prices: $10.00 · Times: Su @ 3:00

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FINE ART & FASHION (A Benefit for the National Black Arts Festival) · FEB 25 ONLY National Black Arts Festival AmericasMart 2 West Wing, 2nd Floor 235 Williams St Box Office: 404-372-4572 or www.nbaf.org Prices: $125.00 - $500.00 Times: Th @ 6:30 VIP; 8:00 Fashion Show; 9:30 After Party SCRIPTURE FOR THE EYES: BIBLE ILLUSTRATION IN NETHERLANDISH PRINTS OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY · NOW THRU JANUARY 24 Michael C. Carlos Museum, 571 South Kilgo Cir 404-727-4282; Prices: Adults: $8, Students, Seniors, and Children ages 6-17: $6 (Ages 5 and under free); Carlos Museum Mbrs: Free; Emory Univ Students, Faculty, Staff: Free; Audio guide rental: $2; Group tours: Adv booking req for weekday or wknd groups of 10+. Call 404-727-0519; Times: Tues - Sat 10 - 4; Sun 12 - 4 (Closed Mon and univ holidays) Public tours each Sunday at 2:30 during academic year.


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2009-10 Season supported in part by: City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, Fulton County Arts Council, Georgia Council for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts

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