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6 Trisha Yearwood comes home to Atlanta

IN THIS ISSUE … By Janet Roberts

12 Black Music Honors

23 Penn & Teller

14  Jim Jefferies

24 Anjelah Johnson

16 Greg Gutfeld

25 Rodney Carrington

17 Atlanta Ballet: Love Fear Loss

26 Rickey Smiley

18 Kevin James

27 Marisela & Amanda Miguel

19 Darci Lynne & Friends

28 Incognito

20 King Crimson

29 Neil DeGrasse Tyson

22 Gordon Lightfoot

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TRISHA YEARWOOD | October 13 | 7:30 p.m.

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Trisha Yearwood comes home to Atlanta By Janet Roberts

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or me, playing in Atlanta is like coming home,” she says. “I haven’t toured in five years, and to be doing this handful of dates, I just can’t imagine not playing in Atlanta.

“I’m so excited about this show, and I know I better make it good because half of the audience is going to be my friends and family. “My sister still lives in Georgia, and we have such a strong connection to where we grew up. Whenever I go back, everybody supports everything I do.” Atlanta is a special town for Yearwood, who hails from Monticello, the seat of Jasper County about 60 miles south of Atlanta on the edge of the Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge. “I remember I was 16 when I first saw Linda Ronstadt sing at the Fox Theatre,” Yearwood recalls. “I sat in the balcony and knew right then that this was what I wanted to be. That hasn’t changed over the years.” Linda Ronstadt remains one of her greatest musical influences, she says, along with the great Patsy Cline – two women with powerful voices that don’t shy away from raw emotion.

“Linda had these big, strong vocals, and I always wanted to become that singer,” Yearwood says. “I channeled that as a 14- or 15-year-old, playing piano at home, trying to sing along and hit the high notes. I couldn’t do it then, but I just kept at it.” “The thing about Linda Ronstadt that I always admired was the variety of her musical choices and how she let her emotions through in her singing. She and Patsy are like that. You can hear them crying, hear them take a breath, and that makes it all real. That’s how I wanted to sing.” Ronstadt’s music led her to other strong female vocalists like Emmy Lou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, and Karla Bonoff. Yearwood was eventually able to meet, perform with, and even form friendships with these women. Her new album, Every Girl, includes Bonoff’s contemplative song “Home.” “I had asked her if she had written anything

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new, and she suggested I record ‘Home.’ I did my own take on it, nervously sent it to her, and got her seal of approval,” Yearwood said. And then there’s Cher. “I love Cher!” she says, laughing. “I’m such a fan.” Before releasing Every Girl, Yearwood recorded an homage to Frank Sinatra and the Great American Songbook, Let’s Be Frank, in 2019. She performed signature Sinatra tunes like “Come Fly with Me,” “One for My Baby (And One More for the Road),” and “I’ll Be Seeing You.” But Every Girl signals a return to her bigcountry-sound roots, beginning with “Every Girl in Town,” the single she released in June that debuted at No. 21 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart. Every Girl on Tour supports the new studio album, which is Yearwood’s 14th. Every Girl includes collaborations with marquee names like Kelly Clarkson, Patty Loveless, Don Henley, and somebody else. What was that guy’s name? Oh, yeah, her husband. Garth Brooks. Brooks is featured on the album’s cut “What Gave Me Away” but don’t look for him

in the backing vocals at the show. “I’ve toured with him, but I can fly under the radar easier than he can,” she says. “So, he’ll just stay home and do the laundry.” Along with handling laundry chores, Brooks is Yearwood’s writing partner. “I know how to tell a story but he’s the poet,” she says. “My best writing happens when he and I sit together, we have a conversation, and he writes it down.” One thing Yearwood’s fans can count on during the concert is hearing lots of her hits along with the new material. Unlike musicians who grow tired of playing their best-known songs, Yearwood is right there with the fans who want to hear the hits. “When I go to a concert, I want to hear the songs that made them famous, the ones we can all sing along to,” she says. “I don’t want to go to a show where all you hear is new material. I can’t imagine doing a show without doing the hits.” That means “She’s in Love with the Boy,” the 1991 No. 1 song that made her a household name, is on the concert playlist for sure. Yearwood expresses gratitude that “Every Girl in This Town” made such a big hit when it launched. “I was so surprised by the success

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of Every Girl,” she says. “I was not expecting it after several years off the radio.” Not that she spent those years just walking the dogs at her home near Nashville. Yearwood is working on the 15th season of her Emmy-winning Food Network cooking show, “Trish’s Southern Kitchen” and will produce the accompanying cookbook after the tour winds down. “The show came out of writing a book (Georgia Cooking in an Oklahoma Kitchen) with my mother, Gwen, and my sister, Beth,” she says. “It was a place to get all of my family recipes in one place. I certainly didn’t intend for it to become a New York Times No. 1 best seller, which lead to the cooking show. “It has been a wild ride ever since. But since both of my parents have passed, the show has become a way for Beth and me to keep our parents with us. Food and family go hand in hand for us.”

One episode was even a Cher tribute show, complete with wigs and glitter and foods like “The Beat Goes On” sandwiches made with golden beets. Yearwood has three more cookbooks to her credit along with a line of housewares, home furnishings, and prepared foods. She also has a string of dramatic television credits, including a recurring role on “JAG” from 1997 to 2002. About the only entertainment box Yearwood hasn’t checked is a Broadway show – yet. “Broadway is something I’ve talked about, and I have been approached to fill in on Broadway in a 12-week run. I don’t really have three months to carve out right now, but it’s something I would love to do in the future.” Broadway folks – the ball’s in your court.

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BLACK MUSIC HONORS | September 5 | 7 p.m.

THE 4TH ANNUAL BLACK MUSIC HONORS

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he Black Music Honors acknowledges legendary artists and producers who have made significant contributions to African American music. Previous honorees include Clarence Avant, Dionne Warwick, Big Daddy Kane, Faith Evans, Bobby Brown, and more. This year, the 4th annual event is hosted by Rickey Smiley and LeToya Luckett and will honor artists Yolanda Adams, Freddie Jackson, Xscape, and Arrested

Development. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre is proud to host a live taping of the awards that is scheduled to air in broadcast syndication September 14 through October 20, 2019. In addition, the event will air on Bounce TV on October 20, 2019. Tickets start at $25 and are available from Ticketmaster.com or the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.

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JIM JEFFERIES | September 14 | 8 p.m.

JIM JEFFERIES: NIGHT TALKER TOUR

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im Jefferies is an AustralianAmerican stand-up comedian, political commentator, actor, and writer currently hosting “The Jim Jefferies Show” on Comedy Central. Jefferies has firmly established himself as one of the most popular and respected comedians of his generation, with a controversial and belief-challenging standup style that continues to surprise and entertain

audiences. After originally gaining popularity in the United States after debuting his HBO comedy special, “I Swear to God,” Jefferies went on to create other specials including “Contraband,” “Alcoholocaust,” and “Fully Functional.” Tickets start at $42.50 and are available from Ticketmaster.com or the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.

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GREG GUTFELD | September 15 | 7 p.m.

GREG GUTFELD

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reg Gutfeld is a libertarian political satirist, humorist, magazine editor, and blogger. Gutfeld is perhaps best known as host of “The Greg Gutfeld Show,” on which he brings a comedic twist to the news by parodying current events, conversing on key issues, and interviewing newsmakers and culture critics on the major headlines of the week. Gutfeld is the author of eight books

including three New York Times best sellers (How to be Right, Not Cool, and The Joy of Hate). He’s been published in countless magazines, has appeared in too many profiles to mention, and was only fingerprinted once. Tickets start at $30 and are available from Ticketmaster.com or the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.

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ATLANTA BALLET: LOVE FEAR LOSS | September 20-22

Atlanta Ballet dancers Airi Igarashi and Keaton Leier. Photo by Charlie McCullers .

LOVE FEAR LOSS

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tlanta Ballet begins their 90th anniversary season with Love Fear Loss, a program of emotionallycharged and intoxicatingly beautiful works including Love Fear Loss; Vespertine, a world premiere of choreography by Claudia Schreier; and a guest performance from Complexions Contemporary Ballet. Love Fear Loss by Brazilian choreographer Ricardo Amarante follows the love story of the late French singer Édith Piaf through her classic works. Exploring the journey from discovering new love, to waning

intimacy, to tragic loss, Amarante’s work is a touching tribute that is both dazzling and heartbreaking. Vespertine is a sensual powerhouse production that incited audible gasps of delight from the audience from the moment the curtain rose on the arresting tableau. Hypnotic and alluring, it will thrill once again this fall after receiving its North American debut in Atlanta in 2017. Tickets start at $25 and are available from Ticketmaster.com or the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.

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KEVIN JAMES | September 26 | 8 p.m.

KEVIN JAMES

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evin James began his comedy career in the Long Island comedy scene. After performing in the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, James was offered a network development deal to create his own sitcom, which lead to the creation of CBS’ “The King of Queens.” James received an Emmy nomination in 2006 for his lead role on the show. James was the producer, co-writer, and star of the hit comedies Paul Blart: Mall Cop 1 & 2, Zookeeper, and Here Comes the

Boom. James also starred in Hitch opposite Will Smith, and starred alongside Adam Sandler in Pixels, Grown Ups, Grown Ups 2, and I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. Kevin James has had numerous stand-up specials on Comedy Central and Netflix. Tickets start at $42.50 and are available from Ticketmaster.com or the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.

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DARCI LYNNE & FRIENDS | September 28 | 7 p.m.

DARCI LYNNE & FRIENDS: FRESH OUT OF THE BOX TOUR

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inger/Ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer, winner of NBCs “Americas Got Talent” at just 12 years old, is impressing audiences across the country with her sweetheart disposition and undeniable talent. The Oklahoma native has been featured on NBCs “Little Big Shots,” Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship,” “Ellen,” and “TODAY,” and made her stage debut at the Grand Ole Opry in 2018. Accompanied on stage by

her musical friends – including a divaesque rabbit named Petunia, a shy and soulful mouse named Oscar, and a sarcastic old woman named Edna – Farmer found that singing through her friends helped her overcome a lifelong struggle with shyness and discover her inner voice. Tickets start at $26.75 and are available from Ticketmaster.com or the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.

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KING CRIMSON | September 29 | 7:30 p.m.

KING CRIMSON

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ing Crimson, a progressive rock band originally formed in London in 1968, is celebrating its 50th anniversary across three continents with festivals, headline shows, and special events. Though the band has experienced many changes in formation throughout the years, they have a cult following and extensive influence on music and pop culture across multiple genres and generations. While King Crimson’s music was originally grounded in 1960s rock with influence from the acid rock and psychedelic rock movements, they went

on to experiment with various styles and approaches including classical, folk, grunge, industrial, continuous improvisation, and symphonic rock. King Crimson’s debut album “In the Court of the Crimson King” is thought to be one of the most influential albums of the progressive rock genre, combining rock with the features of jazz, classical, and symphonic music. Tickets start at $49 and are available from Ticketmaster.com or the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.

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GORDON LIGHTFOOT | October 9 | 8 p.m.

Gordon Lightfoot’s July 22 concert has been rescheduled. Tickets from the July 22 show will be honored on October 9.

GORDON LIGHTFOOT: 80 YEARS STRONG

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ordon Lightfoot has been making hit songs for more than 50 active years. Lightfoot’s songs have been recorded and performed by great artists including: Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Barbra Streisand, and Harry Belafonte. The 80 Years Strong Tour spectacularly celebrates Lightfoot’s 80th birthday. During these performances across the country, the accomplished artist will weave immortal hits and deep tracks together with behind the scenes stories and personal anecdotes.

Honored in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Lightfoot is an indelible part of the Canadian national spirit and is widely regarded as one of the most prolific and greatest Canadian singer-songwriters of all time. Tickets start at $45 and are available from Ticketmaster.com or the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.

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PENN & TELLER | October 10 | 8 p.m.

PENN & TELLER

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ver their 40-year performance career, the long-time comedy duo of Penn & Teller created a distinct niche in comedy and redefined magic. The duo has performed around the world, sold out Broadway runs, won Emmys and earned a spot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. With an amazing eight wins as Las Vegas Magicians of the Year, their 18-year run at The Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino makes Penn & Teller the longest running and one of the most-beloved headline

acts in Las Vegas history, outselling every other resident magician on The Strip. Their acclaimed Showtime series, “Penn & Teller: BS!” was the longest-running series in the history of the network and tackled the fakes and frauds behind topics from alien abduction to bottled water. Tickets start at $35 and are available from Ticketmaster.com or the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.

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ANJELAH JOHNSON | October 11 | 7:30 p.m.

ANJELAH JOHNSON: TECHNICALLY NOT STALKING TOUR

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he Mexican and Native American comedian, actress, and former NFL cheerleader Anjelah Johnson has been featured on ABC’s “Ugly Betty,” HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” and NBC’s “Superstore.” As a cast member of MADtv, Johnson became an internet sensation with her character Bon Qui Qui, the disgruntled fast food employee with no filter, whose videos

have been viewed by more than 65 million people worldwide on YouTube. In 2008, Johnson was nominated for an ALMA Award for Outstanding Female Performance in a Comedy Television Series for her work on MADtv. Tickets start at $36 and are available from Ticketmaster.com or the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.

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RODNEY CARRINGTON | October 12 | 7 p.m.

RODNEY CARRINGTON

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odney Carrington is a comedian, actor, singer, and writer. Carrington has recorded numerous comedy albums on both major record labels and his own record label called Laughter’s Good Records. Carrington starred in his own TV sitcom “Rodney,” which ran for two seasons on ABC. Carrington won Supporting Character of the Year from the Country Music Television Music Video Awards for his

appearance on the Trace Adkins’ music video “I Got My Game On.” Carrington is known to connect with his audience both at his live shows and through social media. Tickets start at $41.75 and are available from Ticketmaster.com or the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.

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RICKEY SMILEY | October 19 | 8 p.m.

RICKEY SMILEY’S COMEDY EXPLOSION

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omedian. TV host. Actor. Syndicated radio personality. Father of six. Rickey Smiley is known for delivering clean laughs to millions on nearly 60 radio stations. The drive-time “Rickey Smiley Morning Show” features news, information, interviews, the latest in hip-hop, and — perhaps most famously — the host’s patented prank phone calls. Smiley is known for his down-home Southern humor, using insight instead of

vulgarity to get laughs onstage, onscreen and on-the-air. Smiley has appeared in films, published books, recorded bestselling comedy albums, and shared advice about balancing career, personal life, and parenthood on a nationally syndicated TV show. Tickets start at $40 and are available from Ticketmaster.com or the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.

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MARISELA & AMANDA MIGUEL | October 20 | 7 p.m.

MARISELA & AMANDA MIGUEL

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radition runs deep in the lush Latin American sound of singers Marisela Hernandez and Amanda Miguel, both longtime performers with an audience across the Americas. The two come together for an evening of music, stories, and surprises. Miguel, who’s Argentinian, moved to Los Angeles at age 16. She recorded her first album El Sonido, Vol. 1, in 1981, and found success with the songs “Así no te amará jamás” (“So He Won’t Ever Love You”) and “Mi Buen Corazón” (“My Good Heart”),

which became staples on the Southern California Spanish radio station KRCD-FM. Marisela Hernandez – known to fans as simply Marisela or “La Dama de Hierro” (the Iron Lady) - is a Mexican-American singer who was born in Los Angeles. She recorded her first album at age 15 and recorded 13 more over the course of her career. Tickets start at $50 and are available from Ticketmaster.com or the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.

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INCOGNITO | October 21 | 7:30 p.m.

INCOGNITO: 40TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR FT. MAYSA

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ncognito is recognized as one of the world’s best funk/jazz/soul groups. A pioneer of the acid jazz movement, Incognito has been delighting listeners and dancers for decades since their debut album Jazz Funk was released in 1981. The powerhouse group has scored hits with versions of Stevie Wonder’s “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing” and Ronnie Laws’ “Always There,” selling more than a million records worldwide in the process. Their song “Need to

Know” is the theme song for progressive radio and television news program “Democracy Now!” Incognito’s 2019 tour celebrates their 40th anniversary with the thing credited with developing their loyal fan base – powerful and energetic live performances with irresistible grooves and an always positive message. Tickets start at $31 and are available from Ticketmaster.com or the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.

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NEIL deGRASSE TYSON | October 22 | 7:30 p.m.

NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON: LETTERS FROM AN ASTROPHYSICIST

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eil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History, host of the hit radio and TV show “StarTalk,” and the New York Times best-selling author: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military. In Letters from an Astrophysicist, Tyson introduces readers to a newly personal dimension of his quest to understand our place in the cosmos. In this handpicked collection of

one hundred letters, Tyson draws upon cosmic perspectives to address a vast array of questions about science, faith, philosophy, life, and, of course, Pluto. His succinct, opinionated, passionate, and often funny responses reflect his popularity and standing as a leading educator. Tickets start at $46 and are available from Ticketmaster.com or the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre.

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THEATER INFORMATION ATM: An ATM is located in the Grand Lobby. Concessions: Concession stands are located in the center of the lobbies. Coat check: Available at the concierge desk. Emergency information: In the event of an emergency, please locate the nearest usher who will direct you to the appropriate exit. Elevators: Elevators are located on each side of the lobbies on all levels. Lost and found: Items are turned into the concierge desk on the day of a performance. To inquire about a lost item, please call Public Safety at 770.916.2911. Parking: PREPAID PARKING AVAILABLE. Cobb Energy Centre offers prepaid parking for performances. On each performance page on the Cobb Energy Centre website there is now a button to purchase parking in advance for $12. Day-of parking is still available for $10 (cash or credit). There are 1,000 on-site parking spaces; 700 in a four-level deck and 300 more in a surface lot. Valet parking is available for The Atlanta

Opera and Atlanta Ballet only. $10 day of park fee; $12 prepay option; $15 valet (cash or credit card). Restrooms: Located on house right and house left of all three lobbies. Family restrooms are located on house right of all three lobbies. Mobility-impaired patrons may use any of our restrooms. Smoking: Smoking, vaping and e-cigarettes are prohibited inside the building. Please use the terrace exit to step outside and smoke. Special assistance: Persons requiring access assistance are asked to contact the box office at 770.916.2850 for advance arrangements. Audio clarification devices are available to our hearing-impaired guests at no charge. This is on a first-come, firstserved basis. A limited number of booster seats are also available. Wheelchairs are available upon request. All items require a form of identification to be held until the item is returned.

COBB ENERGY CENTRE REQUESTS: • All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to be admitted to the performance. Please be aware that not all events are suitable for children. Infants will not be admitted to adult programs. Parents will be asked to remove children who create a disturbance. • Please turn off all cellphones before each performance. Please limit conversation during the performance. • Audio & video recording devices are permitted or restricted at the discretion of the artist(s). • Please unwrap all candies and cough drops before the performance.

•T  his policy applies to The Atlanta Opera and Atlanta Ballet only: We know that patrons make every effort to be on time for events out of respect for the performers and other theatergoers. However, there are times when traffic or weather problems cause late arrivals. Latecomers may watch the beginning of a show on flat-screen TVs in our lobby until the theater has reopened to allow guests into the auditorium. In addition, touring companies set the policy for allowing those who arrive past curtain time into the theater. We ask late patrons to wait until the approved time and we reopen the theater doors. Please plan ahead to arrive early and relax before the performance begins.

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Offering the best in academics—enriched with more than 80 classes in the Fine Arts, all taught by professional artists.

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UPCOMING EVENTS at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre For the most up-to-date list of performances, please visit cobbenergycentre.com Tickets sold at the Synovus Box Office at Cobb Energy Centre, Ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-982-2787.

The Atlanta Opera “La Cenerentola”

November 12

Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!

Hip Hop Nutcracker

Il Divo

Brian Setzer

November 29

December 1

December 3

Dave Koz & Friends Christmas

Nate Bargatze

Black Nativity

December 7

Atlanta Ballet 2 “Swan Princess” February 13-16

November 2-10

December 6

The Doobie Brothers

Straight No Chaser

Elf on the Shelf

November 20

November 23

An Evening with Julie Andrews

A Magical Cirque Christmas

December 4

December 5

December 13-15

The Atlanta Opera “Salome”

Atlanta Ballet “Heart/Beat”

January 25, 28, 31 & February 2

February 7-9

The Atlanta Opera “Porgy & Bess”

Atlanta Ballet “Giselle”

Atlanta Ballet “Firebird”

The Atlanta Opera “Madame Butterfly”

March 7, 8, 10,13 & 15

March 27-29

May 15-17

May 2, 5, 8 & 10

November 15-17

VENUE SPONSORS

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BEYOND THE PERFORMANCE At Galloway, students are inspired to be fearless learners, to embrace challenges, and to discover more about themselves and the world around them.

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COBBENERGYCENTRE.COM VENUE STAFF

COBB-MARIETTA COLISEUM & EXHIBIT HALL AUTHORITY

MANAGING DIRECTOR Vickie Hubbard

HOUSEKEEPING MANAGER Jeri Wallis

CHAIRMAN Jerry Nix | Post 6

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Barbara Kiss

HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST Lorena Dominguez

VICE-CHAIR A. Max Bacon | Post 2

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING, SPONSORSHIPS, & PROGRAMMING Tom Rowland MARKETING COORDINATOR Laura Sullivan RECEPTIONIST Beryl Bernier BOX OFFICE MANAGER Richard Scholla ASSISTANT BOX OFFICE MANAGER Russel Kennedy BOX OFFICE SUPERVISOR Dianna Cassin-Khoury HOUSE MANAGER Ellie Clark DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS Jessica Coale DIRECTOR OF SAFETY & SECURITY Larry Green

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR Jon Summers PRODUCTION MANAGER Sarah Panozzo HEAD AUDIO ENGINEER David Young HEAD ELECTRICIAN Julia Jordan HEAD CARPENTER/RIGGER Mark Newman

Mike Boyce | Post 5 Earl Smith | Post 7 Steve “Thunder” Tumlin | Post 1 Robert P. Voyles | Post 3 GENERAL MANAGER & CEO Michele L. Swann

DIRECTOR OF FACILITY SERVICES Arthur McDowell CHIEF ENGINEER Marty Taylor ENGINEERING SUPERVISOR Joseph DeSoto DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING Brian Duncan

PUBLIC SAFETY MANAGER Jamie Wheeler

ARTSBRIDGE FOUNDATION STAFF

PUBLIC SAFETY SUPERVISOR Carlyle Roberts

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Jennifer D. Dobbs

CULINARY DIRECTOR/ EXECUTIVE CHEF Nicholas Walker

DIRECTOR OF ARTS EDUCATION Angela Farr Schiller

DIRECTOR OF FOOD & BEVERAGE Susan Burchell

DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR Lizzy Rhodes

BANQUET MANAGER Abol Ghoreishi

PROGRAM COORDINATOR Audine Crosse

BEVERAGE & CONCESSION MANAGER Fernando Quintero

SECRETARY Johnny Gresham | Post 4

ARTSBRIDGE FOUNDATION PRESIDENT Clare Richardson

DIRECTOR Jerry Nix

VICE PRESIDENT Joanne Truffelman

DIRECTOR Sam Olens

SECRETARY/TREASURER Larry M. Dingle

DIRECTOR Kessel D. Stelling

DIRECTOR Helen S. Carlos

DIRECTOR Percy Vaughn

DIRECTOR Mary Staley Clark

DIRECTOR Jack Ward

DIRECTOR Shan Cooper

DIRECTOR EMERITUS Barbara E. Williams

DIRECTOR Barbarella Diaz DIRECTOR Fran Friedrich

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Ensemble $250 - 499 Jessica Coale & Corrie Phillips Ushers at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Mike Cronin David Delk Andrew Diaz Winkelmann Sondra Dillon Nicki Glee Susan M. Levy Sara Stephens WH Management Group, LLC

THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS! Producer $25000+ Bobbie Bailey Foundation Helen & Jimmy Carlos Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority Delta Community Credit Union Georgia Lottery Ge Lettie Pate Evans Foundation The Molly Blank Fund (Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation) Scicom Infrastructure Services, Inc. Synovus Foundation Walton Communities Wells Fargo Foundation Director $10000 - 24999 Terry Chandler Sylvia & Bruce Dick Ed Voyles Automotive Group Emerson Climate Technologies Genuine Parts Company Georgia Council for the Arts Ge Georgia Power Dr. & Mrs. Ronald Goldstein The Imlay Foundation John & Mary Franklin Foundation Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company National Endowment for the Arts Cheryl & Jerry Nix Regions Bank Sartain Lanier Family Foundation Total Wine & More The Zeist Foundation, Inc.

Playwright $2500 - 4999 Atlanta Braves Foundation, Inc. Elaine & John Carlos Susana Chavez Larry Dingle Fisher & Phillips, LLP Goode Goo Van Slyke Architecture Margaret Kleiman McKenney’s, Inc. The Morgan Fund Carol & Jim Ney Michelle Quinones RISPA Performing Arts School Taylor English Joanne Truffelman Tull Charitable Foundation Presenter $1000 - 2499 Judith M. Alembik Andrew Blaisdell Mike Boyce Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Randy Donaldson Judith & Fred Keith Mrs. Peter G. Kessenich, Sr. Billy R. Lyde Lisa & Sam Olens Renasant Bank Rena Kathleen E. Rios Bennie Shaw Earl Smith Subaru of Kennesaw The Vinings Rotary Charity Fund Belle & Bob Voyles

Lead Le Actor $500 - 999 Anonymous Designer $5000 - 9999 Susan & David Abee Abney Family Foundation Cobb Travel & Tourism Bennett Thrasher Foundation, Inc. Bruce Cohen Cobb Community Foundation The Cumberland Mall Lynn Cochran-Schroder Maryanne Elliott Barbarella & René Diaz Forsyth Academy of The Kendeda Fund Performing Arts The Martha & Wilton Looney Teena & Rob Garcia Foundation, Inc. Gay Construction Company Publix Super Markets Charities Patricia T. & Gene Hennsler Clare Richardson Vicki D. Palefsky Smiley for Kylie Foundation Alex Paulson Michele & David Swann Josh Pike Pi Ticketmaster Karen & John Spiegel Tyler Perry Studios Luci Sunshine Valery Voyles James Wall Jean & Jack Ward

Audience $1 - 249 (cont.) Mary C. Jackson Linda L. Johnson Carolyn J. Johnston Shea Jones Florrie Kelley Delores Kennedy Kennesaw State University Foundation, Inc. Walter Kiley Beverly Kinsey Mike Knowles Susan Krull Lambert High School Audience $1 - 249 Emma Lankford Anonymous (2,843) Phyllis P. Lea Jo Ann P. Ard Robert S. Lederman Susan & Robert Arko Diane Levere Julie Arnold Barbara Lewitt Dani & Chris Benner Deborah Lundquist Debbie & Irwin Berman Michelle Mahoney Ann Blair Hope Martin Marty Bohan Sheree H. Martin James A. Bohart Dr. Liss Maynard Brenda Bookman Greg McAlvin Jo Ann Boyd Christopher C. McCoy Rose Briglevich Ollie McCoy Dan Britt Pat McGinnis Carole Brooks McKinsey & Company Casey Brown Atlanta Jeffery Brown Leslie McLeod Diane Caldwell Craig McMahon Anne Camery Stephanie Meeboer Lynn Camp William Miles Cantigny Research D eborah Minor Foundation, Inc. Donna Misra Megan-Claire Chase David Nadler Patricia Claus Sandi C. Nelson Alan Clarke Kinsey O’Lee Gretchen Corbin Rochelle Oms Audine Crosse Sunnah & Tara Pasha Joan M. Davey John Patton Pat Gillon David Wendy Pero Tom Davis Lisuan Poh Patti Dickey Margaret L. Pope Diggs Dillehay Management Group Henry Quillian Jennifer D. Dobbs Embassy Suites Centennial Park Mike Quinlan Gregory A. Randell Brenda & Philip Etheridge Rosalind Reiss Ro Randall Farmer Lizzy A. Rhodes Georgianna Ferrero Ge Elizabeth H. Roper Anna Filardi Barkley Russell Delbert Flack Francis H. Russy Fran & Bruce Friedrich Carla Sessions Dave Herman Collin M. Siedor Gail & Lyons Heyman Ann Sisk Philanthropic Fund of the Bonnie Smith Jewish Federation Linda Smith Melissa Gilbert Alisa Smith-McMahon Paul Goggin Pat & Bob Snider Andrew Guerrasio Jeannie Speed Christine Guerrasio Donna Stembridge Joseph Gursky Richard Stevens Jermaine Gurvin Marilyn & Jim Sustrich Dale Gustafson Tama Tanowitz Matthew Hand Lynn Walley Cyndi Hinesley Mary Wellington Greg Holliday The Westminster School Deborah Hooper Pauline & Gregory Wilson Ray Horihan Nancy Merrell Woodyard Arlyn B. Huntzicker Daniel Zalacain Listing reflects gifts made between October 1, 2017 and August 7, 2019 If you do not see your name or are listed incorrectly, we apologize. Please contact us at 770.916.2817 to correct.

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creating the future through arts education

Over 380,000 Georgia students and educators served since 2007!

ArtsBridge Foundation, the non-proďŹ t arm of the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, provides quality arts education and community engagement programming designed to inspire creativity and foster the next generation of artists and arts supporters.

2019 FALL SEASON FIELD TRIPS

High-quality, educational performances that connect to Georgia Standards of Excellence

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:15 AM & Noon Grades 1 - 6 | $10 per ticket

Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:15 AM & Noon Grades PreK - 4 | $10 per ticket

Friday, November 1, 2019 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM Grades 9 - 12 | FREE ADMISSION Presented by The Atlanta Opera

Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:15 AM & Noon Grades 3 - 8 | $10 per ticket

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MASTER CLASSES

Skill development for both students and educators in the performing arts Classes taught by Broadway professionals in partnership with

January 25, 2020 Performance Technique Class in Style of The Band’s Visit

November 2, 2019 Performance Technique Class in the style of Wicked

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT October 28, 2019 Panel: 6 - 7 PM Fair: 7 - 9 PM Admission: FREE with Registration

Visit with 100 different universities and colleges from all over the world at Georgia’s only Perfoming and Visual Arts College Fair

DONATE TODAY! Visit ArtsBridgeGA.org to learn how you can help keep ticket prices low and the buses rolling!


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