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Worldreader gives kids around the world access to digital books. Using e‑readers loaded with thousands of local and international e-books, children can have access to the books they want and need, so they can improve their lives.

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Help local children find safe, healthy homes by having a little fun at Dawson/Hall County CASA‘s annual Casablanca Casino Night, complete with gaming tables, music and food. PAGE 4

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If you can’t find a play to see this weekend, it is simply because you didn’t look. Gainesville Theatre Alliance, Georgia Mountain Players, Habersham Community Theatre and The Arts Council all have plays opening this week. Get thee to a show! PAGES 6, 7 and 14

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What could be better than Woody Harrelson playing a psychopath? How about a movie that doesn’t have to try so hard. “Seven Psychopaths” is a clever miss. PAGE 10

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outdoors events This week Hiking in Helen. 1-3 p.m. Oct. 20 and 27. Guided hike travels three miles from lodge to Helen. Shuttle service for one-way hikers. Unicoi State Park and Lodge. Pre-registration required. $5 parking. 800-573-9659 ext. 305. Stars Over Elachee telescope workshop, Gainesville. 6:30–8:30 p.m. Oct. 20 and 5–7 p.m. Nov. 17. Elachee Nature Science Center. Reservations required for each telescope. $10 adults, $5 under age 12, free for Elachee members. Recommended for ages 8 and up. 770-535-1976 Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle’s 2nd annual Century Ride. Oct. 20. Rides are 3, 29, 50, 66 and 100 miles. 678-414-2030. NGTC Foundation 5K. 8 a.m. Oct. 20. North Georgia Technical College Campus, Clarkesville.

Upcoming Run For A Life, Gainesville. 1-mile fun run/walk 11:30 a.m., 5K run/walk noon, Toddler Dash 12:05 p.m. Oct. 27. Lakeview Academy, Gainesville. Benefits Gainesville Care Center. gainesvillecarepartners. org/calendar. Soque River Ramble. Oct. 27. Old Chimney Mountain Road, Batesville. www. soqueriverramble.com Run Your Cookies Off! Lawrenceville. 8:30 a.m. Fun Run, 9 a.m. 5K, Oct. 27. Tribble Mill Park, Lawrenceville. 5K $30, Fun Run $25, Girl Scouts $15. Register www.active.com, runyourcookiesoff@ yahoo.com.

Here’s looking at you, kids From staff reports Trying your hand a game of chance could land you prizes while helping a child in need. Court Appointed Special Advocate has scheduled its Casablanca Casino Charity Night for 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Gainesville Civic Center. Gamers can try their hand at tables of blackjack, craps and poker run by professional casino dealers. Each $50 ticket provides $100 in casino cash, with winners able to earn prizes. Food will be provided, along with entertainment by Sean VanMeter and the Vertigo Band. A $5 raffle ticket offers a chance to win a free Nissan for a year, iPad or trip to The Inn in Highlands, N.C. A live and silent auction will be held for gifts that include vacations, collectibles, art, jewelry, pottery, services and spa packets.

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Growing at Gardens on Green, Gainesville. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 18. Picnic area of Gardens on Green or conference room, 711 Green St., Gainesville. Wayne Moffett will provide information on planting for birds, participating in Cornell Lab of Ornithology bird study. Cooperative effort of Hall County School System and Hall County Master Gardeners. 770-532-3136. Dog Agility Trial. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 1921. Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center, Calvary Church Road, Gainesville. Dogs of all sizes and breeds compete based on skill level. Stadium seating available; leave pets at home. Free. agilebay@ bellsouth.net. Forgotten Past: Keeping Tradition Alive, Gainesville. 10 a.m. Oct. 20. Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy St. NE, Gainesville. Identify fall wild edibles, learn which are safe to eat,

CASA Casablanca Casino Charity Night When: 7-11 p.m. Oct. 20 Where: Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St., Gainesville How much: $50 More info: www.halldawsoncasa.org, 770-531-1964

All proceeds will benefit CASA, a nonprofit organization that helps abused children find safe, permanent homes. Last year, the organization served 439 children in Hall and Dawson Counties who were removed from their homes due to abuse. Sponsors may call 770-531-1964 to advertise at the tables, on the website and invitations. Gold sponsors are $500, platinum $1,000 and diamond are $1,500.

use plant fibers to make cords. $40 members, $45 nonmembers. Advance registration appreciated. 770-297-5900; www. negahc.org; jcarson@ brenau.edu. 4th annual MelaNoMo!, Cleveland. Noon Oct. 20. 26 Megan Drive, Cleveland. $25. Food, drinks and live music on the Chattahoochee River. Benefits melanoma awareness campaign. www.melaNoMo.org Black Pot Cookin’, Jefferson. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 20. Shields Ethridge Heritage Farm, 2355 Ethridge Road, Jefferson. $15 adults,

$10 children, includes entry to farm, one plate, one drink. 706-367-2949, shieldsethridgefarminc. com. Old Jail Tours. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20-21. Enota St., Dahlonega. 1884 Lumpkin County Jail & Museum will conduct free tours by members of the Lumpkin County Historical Society. Power for the Cure. 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Oct. 22. Flip Your Dog Yoga Studio, 2480 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville. Power yoga class. Ages 18 and older. Donation $10 to benefit Susan G. Komen. 678983-7717, doinyoga.net.

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Upcoming Giant book sale, Gainesville. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 25-28, noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 28. 1397 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville in the gym located behind Westminster Church. Free admission. Hardbacks, paperbacks and CDs. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted. All proceeds benefit Our Neighbor, Inc. and The Next Chapter Bookstore. www.ourneighbor.org/fm/ events/detail/id/5/ Ghost Walk 2012, Gainesville. 6 p.m. Oct. 26-27. Northeast Georgia History Center,

322 Academy St. NE, Gainesville. Walking tour of the Brenau campus and nearby area, with stops to hear six stories. Seven walks per evening departing from History Center at 6, 6:20, 6:40, 7, 7:20, 7:40 and 8 p.m. $8 members, $10 nonmembers. Reservations are required. Limited to 20 walkers per time slot. Children younger than 10 are not permitted. Participants must be able to climb stairs and walk several blocks. 770-2975900; www.negahc.org; jcarson@brenau.edu. or rphillips@brenau.edu.


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Lights On Afterschool, Gainesville. 5-7 p.m. Oct. 18. Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County, 2094 Memorial Drive, Gainesville. Visual arts talent showcase. angelbgchc@gmail.com Creatures of the Night Festival, Buford. 6-9 p.m. Oct. 19. Gwinnett Environmental & Heritage Center, 2020 Clean Water Drive, Buford. Experience the wonders of nocturnal animals. 770-904-3542, www.gwinnettEHC.org. Fun at the Fort, Winder. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20. Experience a picturesque and fascinating historic site within the state park, while learning about life in the late 1700s. $3 plus $5 parking. Fort Yargo State Park 770867-3489. Kids’ Yoga. 1:30 p.m. Oct. 21. Flip Your Dog Yoga Studio, 2480 Limestone Parkway, Gainesville. Yoga games and basic beginners kids yoga poses. Ages 4-12. Parents should stay on premises during class. Donation $15. “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown,” Gainesville. 2 p.m. Oct. 21. Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, Gainesville. Movie, music, games, crafts, contests and pumpkins in the pool. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. $10 children, $5 adults. 770-533-5850. 9th annual Mother Son Halloween Dance. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 23. Gainesville Civic Center, Gainesville. Dinner, Dancing and Costume Contests. $20. 770531-2680.

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Ride the skies at Harvest Balloon Festival From staff reports If those clear blue autumn skies look inviting, there’s a way to get a closer look. The third annual Harvest Balloon Festival is set for Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Sterling on the Lake community in Flowery Branch. The fall festival is held in the Village Green, and includes balloon rides and other family-friendly activities to benefit local charities. Visitors can take tethered balloon rides in addition to taking part in pumpkin carving and painting, hay rides, games and face painting.

Live music and food vendors will be on hand. “This festival is an exciting way to introduce visitors to our wonderful community and to celebrate the season with our friends and residents,” said Jennifer Landers, marketing director for Newland Communities, developer of Sterling on the Lake. “We’ve really enjoyed the event the past two years, so we’re happy to welcome everyone back this October for the best Harvest Balloon Festival yet.” New features this year include a pet adoption tent, where visitors can meet and adopt a pet from the

Rushing for gold in Dahlonega From staff reports Years before gold was discovered in California, the nation’s first big rush for the shiny metal descended upon Dahlonega. The annual Gold Rush Days festival Oct. 20-21 celebrates the town’s 1828 discovery with a weekend full of arts, crafts, music, food, children’s activities, a parade, contests and a chance to pan for gold. More than 300 art and

craft exhibitors will gather around the down square and Historic District, with some 200,000 visitors expected. The event has been voted one of the top 20 events in the southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society. Contests include a fashion show, gold panning contest, wheelbarrow race, King and Queen Coronation, hog calling, buck dancing, cross-cut saw competition and wrist-

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Hall County Animal Shelter. The American Red Cross is offering a blood drive. The festival will donate money raised from parking fees, purchases and balloon rides to the Hall County Animal Shelter and Challenged Child & Friends. Visitors also can tour model homes at Sterling on the Lake. “Harvest Balloon Festival is a unique and fun way to get to know our community, especially for those who take in the view from up above,” Landers said. Admission is free, but parking is $5 per vehicle. For a complete schedule

Gold Rush Days When: Oct. 20-21. Craft and food booths open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days; Saturday, King & Queen Coronation, 2 p.m.; parade, 3 p.m.; concert on the Main Stage, Dahlonega Visitor Center, 6-7:30 p.m. Where: Dahlonega downtown square More info: www. dahlonegajaycees. com

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When: 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 Where: Sterling on the Lake Village Green, 7005 Lake Sterling Blvd., Flowery Branch How much: Festival is free; parking, $5 per vehicle More info: www. harvestballoonfestival.com

and directions, visit www. harvestballoonfestival.com or call 770- 967-9777.

Sheriff’s Office. The downtown stage will include gospel singing, clogging and other live entertainment. The Gold Rush Days concert, “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash,” is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St.; tickets are $20. In addition, there will be activities for children and a Gold Rush 5K road race beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday at North Georgia College & State University’s Memorial Hall. Proceeds from the festival supports scholarships for Lumpkin County students and the Empty Stocking Fund. For more information

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Habersham theater group ‘Nunset’ musical comedy to perform ‘Rocky Horror’ stars actress Cindy Williams From staff reports

From staff reports It’s that time of year to do the time warp again: The Habersham Community Theater is bringing “The Rocky Horror Show” back the next two weekends. Performances begin at 9 p.m. Oct. 19-20 and 26-27, with a special 11:59 p.m. show on Oct. 19. Tickets are $16, on sale at the box office by calling 706-8391315 or by visiting www. habershamtheater.org. The play focuses on Brad and Janet, who encounter a group of aliens in a mysterious castle when they have a flat tire. There they encounter Dr. Frank ’N Furter, who has created his own version of Frankenstein’s monster. The Habersham Community Theater has blended the stage and film experiences by allowing audiences to interact as if they were watching the movie, and it includes shouting lines at the actors and tossing various items

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in the air. Participation packs are sold for $5, but patrons are welcome to bring items from home; no food items, please. The show is rated R so audience members must be 18 years of age or older. A cash bar with beer and wine is offered for ages 21 and older. There will also be a nightly Rocky Horror character lookalike contest during each performance.

‘Rocky Horror Show’ When: 9 p.m. Oct. 1920 and 26-27, 11:59 p.m. Oct. 19 Where: Habersham Community Theater, 1370 Washington St., Clarkesville How much: $16 More info: 706839-1315, www. habershamtheater.org

12 actors perform 57 roles From staff reports Just 12 actors will perform 57 roles in A.R. Gurney’s “The Dining Room,” in Riverside Military Academy’s Sandy Beaver Center Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, and 1 p.m. Oct. 20. Admission is free. Riverside cadet cast members include Elijah Holyfield, Demarko Hooper, Stephen Wechsler, Robinson Whitaker and Sekayi Williams. Community cast members include Bailey Armour, Catherine Bailey, Claire Bailey, Elizabeth Bishop, Kayla DelPizzo, Ivy Gerrell and Libby Sayre. The action of the play takes place in

the dining room of a typical well-to-do household. Interrelated scenes that are sometimes funny, touching or rueful combine to create an in-depth portrait of the upper middle class. The actors change roles, personalities and ages as they portray a wide variety of characters from little boys to stern grandfathers and from giggling teenage girls to Irish housemaids. The various scenes ultimately coalesce into a theatrical experience of compassionate humor and abundant humanity. For more information visit www. riversidemilitary.com.

Nothing like a little “nunsense” to brighten up your weekend. The Arts Council presents the comedy musical “Nunset Boulevard” at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Brenau University’s Pearce Auditorium. The performance stars Cindy Williams of “Laverne and Shirley” and “American Graffiti” fame. The play features the Little Sisters of Hoboken, who head to perform in Hollywood — though not the Hollywood Bowl but the Hollywood Bowl-ARama. But when they hear a big-time producer is auditioning roles for a new movie musical about the life of movie-star-turnednun Dolores Hart, they hope it will be their big break. The show features all new songs, audience participation and lots of laughs, and has received rave reviews from ABC television and the New York Times. Williams plays the Rev. Mother Mary Regina, reprising her role from the play’s first national tour. She is best known for her role as Shirley Feeney in the long-running hit series “Laverne and Shirley,” which recently won the TV Land award for “Fan Favorite.” She was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2004. In April, she won Best Actress actress award at the L.A. Comedy Film Festival for the indie film, “Stealing Roses.” Her film credits include

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‘Nunset Boulevard’ When: 8 p.m. Oct. 24 Where: Brenau University’s Pearce Auditorium, 500 Washington St., Gainesville How much: $32 adults, $30 seniors, $27 students and children More info: 770-534-2787, www.theartscouncil.net

“Travels with My Aunt,” “The Conversation” and “American Graffiti,” for which she received a British Academy award nomination in 1974 for Best Supporting actress (she lost out to Ingrid Bergman).

Coming TUESDAY Look for a one-onone interview with “Laverne & Shirley” star Cindy Williams on the Life page.


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A.R. Gurney’s “The Dining Room” Gainesville. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and 1 p.m. Oct. 20. Riverside Military Academy’s Sandy Beaver Center Auditorium, Gainesville. Admission is free. www. riversidemilitary.com Georgia Mountain Players presents “The Education of Angels,” Gainesville. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18-20, 25-26 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 21 and 27. Georgia Mountains Center Theatre, $17 adults, $13 seniors, students and children. Tickets available at GMC box office or by phone, web. Additional fees apply when ordering by phone or Internet. 770-534-8420. Brad Sherrill’s “Red Letter Jesus,” Buford. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and 2:30 p.m. Oct. 21. Sylvia Beard Theatre, Buford Community Center, 2200 Buford Highway, Buford. Presented by the Gainesville Theatre Alliance Southern Stage. $16-$18 for adults, $14-$16 for seniors and $10$12 for students and children. $40 VIP box seats available. Patrons can select seats online. 678-717-3624, www. gainesvilletheatrealliance.org. Brad Sherrill’s “Gospel of John,” Buford. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 and Oct. 21. Sylvia Beard Theatre, Buford Community Center, 2200 Buford Highway, Buford. Meet Brad Sherrill reception following the Oct. 21 show. Presented by the Gainesville Theatre Alliance Southern Stage. $16$18 for adults, $14-$16 for seniors and $10-$12 for students and children. $40 VIP box seats available. Patrons can select seats online. 678-717-3624, www. gainesvilletheatrealliance.org. Funny Fridays at Aurora Theatre, Lawrenceville. 7:15 and 9:15 p.m. Oct. 19-20. $15. Aurora Theatre, 128 E. Pike

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St., Lawrenceville. 678-226-6222, www. auroratheatre.com GTA’s “The Producers” stage tour, Gainesville. 6 p.m. Oct. 23. Free. Brenau University’s Hosch Theatre in the John S. Burd Center, 429 Academy St., Gainesville. 678-717-3624, www. gainesvilletheatrealliance.org. “Nunset Boulevard” starring ‘Laverne & Shirley’s’ Cindy Williams, Gainesville. 8 p.m. Oct. 24. Brenau University’s Pearce Auditorium. Part of The Arts Council Pearce Series. $32 adult, $30 senior, $27 student/child

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An Evening With Mark Twain. 8 p.m. Oct. 27. The Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. $15. www.hollytheater.com. GTA’s “The Producers,” Gainesville. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6-10 and 13-17; 2:30 p.m. Nov. 11 and 17. Brenau University’s Hosch Theatre in the John S. Burd Center, 429 Academy St., Gainesville. $20-24 for adults, $18-22 for seniors and $1416 for students. 678-717-3624, www. gainesvilletheatrealliance.org. Gainesville Lions Club Children’s Theater, Gainesville. 10 and 11:30 a.m. Nov. 17. Gainesville Civic Center, 830 Green St., Gainesville. To volunteer or sponsor, call 404-310-0905. Comedian James Gregory, Dahlonega. 7 p.m. Nov. 17. The Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. $27-$35. www. hollytheater.com “A Christmas Story,” Clarkesville. 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 2. Habersham Community Theater, 1370 Washington St., Clarkesville. 706-839-1315, www. habershamtheater.org. “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Dahlonega. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays Dec. 7-9, 14-16, and 21-23. The Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. $15. www.hollytheater.com

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“Otis Under Sky,” Gainesville. 7 p.m. Oct. 18. Gainesville State College’s Martha T. Nesbitt Academic Building. $7 adults; $5 students and seniors. Includes movie and Meet the Filmmaker Q&A session following the screening. Part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. 770-534-2787, www.theartscouncil.net.

A.R. Gurney’s “The Dining Room” takes 12 actors through 57 moving roles in an

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Writer-director Martin McDonagh offers us seven characters deemed psychopaths, each of whom has a genuinely fascinating backstory. We are introduced to them in brief vignettes narrated in voice-over. It’s a series of short character studies, told most often by characters within the film.

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Ten women who sing in exquisite harmony return for their annual concert at 8 p.m. Oct. 20-21 at the Sautee Nacoochee Center.

The Lilies of the valley.

Johnny Cash Now, Dahlonega. 8 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20. $20 for adults, $10 for children younger than 12. The Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega.

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Growing at Gardens on Green, Gainesville. Noon-1:30 p.m. Oct. 18. Picnic area of Gardens on Green or an inside conference room, 711 Green St., Gainesville. Wayne Moffett will provide information on planting for the birds and information for participating in the Cornell Lab of Ornithology bird study. Cooperative effort of Hall County School System and Hall County Master Gardeners. 770-532-3136.

Lights On Afterschool, Gainesville. 57 p.m. Oct. 18. Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County, 2094 Memorial Dr., Gainesville. Visual Arts Talent Showcase. angelbgchc@gmail. com

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The third annual Harvest Balloon Festival is set for Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Sterling on the Lake community in Flowery Branch. The fall festival is held in the Village Green, and includes balloon rides and other family-friendly activities to benefit local charities.

Harvest Balloon Festival.

“It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown,” Gainesville. 2 p.m. Oct. 21. Frances Meadows Aquatic Center, Gainesville. Enjoy movie, music, games, crafts, contests and pumpkins in the pool. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. $10 children, $5 adults. 770-533-5850.

Celebrate Dahlonega’s 1828 discovery of gold 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20-21. Included in the weekend event are 300 arts and crafts exhibitors, a parade, children’s activities, gold panning and food. Tour the Gold Museum and Old Jail. $3.50-$6. Dahlonega Gold Museum Historic Site. 706-864-7247.

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emotional display of humanity. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and 1 p.m. Oct. 20. Riverside Military Academy’s Sandy Beaver Center Auditorium, Gainesville. Admission is free. www. riversidemilitary.com.

Ghost Walk 2012, Gainesville. 6 p.m. Oct. 2627. Northeast Georgia History Center, 322 Academy Street, NE, Gainesville. A walking tour of the Brenau campus and nearby area, with stops to hear six stories. Seven walks per evening departing from the History Center at 6, 6:20, 6:40, 7, 7:20, 7:40 and 8 p.m. $8 members, $10 nonmembers. Reservations are a must. Limited to 20 walkers per time slot. Children younger than 10 are not permitted. Participants must be able to climb stairs and walk several blocks. 770-297-5900; www. negahc.org; jcarson@brenau.edu. or rphillips@brenau.edu

All Hallows Eve Event/Autumn Hayride, Winder. 4-10 p.m. Oct. 31. Learn about All Hallows Eve from the 18th century as well as taking a hayride through the park. Learn about life in the late 1700s. Tours includes interactive activities and educational opportunities. $5 plus $5 parking. Fort Yargo State Park 770-8673489.

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Tribute to Elvis, Dahlonega. 8 p.m. Nov. 10. $15. The Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega.

Gordon Sawyer: “Marketing Your Book the Old-Fashioned Way and the E-Way.” Gainesville. 1-3 p.m. Nov. 7. Free. Peach State Bank, 325 Washington St., Gainesville. Northeast Georgia Writers, www.negawriters.org, HolmesLynda@bellsouth.net .

Tour de Tugaloo, Toccoa. 8 a.m. Nov. 3. Yonah Dam Park, Toccoa. 10th annual bike ride in memory of Lainie Weade benefits the Stephens County Foundation in support of the Tugaloo River Project. Discount for 10 or more. tourdetugaloo.com, active.com.

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GTA’s “The Producers” stage tour, Gainesville. 6 p.m. Oct. 23. Free. Brenau University’s Hosch Theatre in the John S. Burd Center, 429 Academy St., Gainesville. 678-717-3624, www.gainesvilletheatrealliance.org.

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‘Psychopaths’ parts better than whole JEFF MARKER jmarker@gsc.edu

Film Review Writer-director Martin McDonagh’s “Seven Psychopaths” reminded me of the old quote from Euripides: “Cleverness is not wisdom.” McDonagh is one of the most exciting playwrights of his generation. He excels at creating unexpected turns of the screw, those moments when unrelated plot elements converge and collide in ways that are both surprising and organic. He brought that ability to his brilliant film debut, “In Bruges,” a film with such a unique tone and sense of humor that it’s difficult to classify or even describe to those who haven’t seen it. “In Bruges” is witty without seeming to try, shockingly violent without being gratuitous and comedic CBS Films without undermining the tragedy Colin Farrell, left, Christopher Walken, center, and Sam Rockwell talk in a scene from “Seven Psychopaths.” of its story. “Seven Psychopaths” characters spring into real life, McDonagh fails to do. We know these episodes until the second does none of those things. It supposedly blurring the line at all times that his characters half, which actually becomes merely manages to be funny between fiction and reality. are speaking in double entendre. more talky just as we wish the sometimes and to sound quasiWhich brings me back to Their dialogue fits within the pace would pick up. philosophical. the Euripides quote. The whole story, but it constantly has a The menagerie of quirky To a degree, the story is structure and meta quality second meaning that references psychopaths converge now spelled out by the title. of the film is quite clever, but the movie we’re watching. and then as an actual plot takes McDonagh offers us it prevents the viewer from McDonagh is, however, an shape, especially in the final act. seven characters deemed engaging the characters irrefutable master of dialogue. “Seven Psychopaths” is psychopaths, each of whom emotionally, and prevents the Give him two or three characters also a meta movie, meaning it has a genuinely fascinating film from developing the sort and a topic, and he will deliver constantly refers to itself, in vein backstory. We are introduced to of gravity McDonagh created an engaging scene with a of “The Player” or “Stranger them in brief vignettes narrated in “In Bruges,” because we’re handful of quotable lines. Than Fiction.” The central in voice-over. It’s a series of constantly thinking about how Give him also Christopher character in this ensemble short character studies, told the movie is playing around with Walken, Sam Rockwell and is Marty (Colin Farrell), a most often by characters within the idea of itself. Farrell and you are going to have screenwriter struggling to write the film. Consider another quote from some great scenes. a movie called ­— wait for it This makes the film episodic, — “Seven Psychopaths.” a wise dead guy, François de But the sum is not greater and it feels like we are being As he invents or borrows la Rochefoucauld: “It is a great than its parts. told rather than shown the story, stories from real psychos, we act of cleverness to be able to The problem that the fictional which any writer will tell you is watch those stories play out. conceal one’s being clever.” writer is having within the film the cardinal sin. Occasionally, Marty’s fictional That’s precisely what is the problem with the film The movie consists mostly of

‘Seven Psychopaths’ Starring: Collin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Christopher Walken, Abbie Cornish, Sam Rockwell Rated: R, for strong violence, bloody images, pervasive language, sexuality/nudity and some drug use Runtime: 1 hour, 49 minutes Bottom line: Lots of quirk, too few laughs

itself. There is a lot of promising material here that might make for a great film, if only the artist knew what to do with all of it. “Seven Psychopaths” is essential viewing for fans of indie movies, but its appeal is likely to stop there. And it won’t become a favorite film for many of those indie fans. It’s an enjoyable movie with several great moments, but McDonagh doesn’t bring it all together into a great whole movie. Jeff Marker teaches film and literature at Gainesville State College. His reviews appear weekly in Get Out and on gainesvilletimes.com/getout.


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Alex Cross (PG-13) Fri.-Sun. 1:45-4:15-7:009:45 Argo (R) Thu. 4:00-7:00-9:45 Fri.-Sun. 1:154:00-6:45-9:30 Atlas Shrugged: Part 2 (PG-13) Thu. 4:00-7:009:30 Fri.-Sun. 1:15-4:00-6:45-9:15 End of Watch (R) Thu. 4:45-7:15-9:45 Frankenweenie (PG) Thu. 4:30-9:30 Fri.-Sun. 2:00-7:15 Frankenweenie 3D (PG) Thu. 7:15 Fri.-Sun. 4:30-9:30 Here Comes the Boom (PG) Thu. 4:45-7:1510:00 Fri.-Sun. 1:45-4:45-7:15-9:45 Hotel Transylvania (PG) Thu. 4:00-9:30 Fri.Sun. 4:30-9:30 Hotel Transylvania 3D (PG) Thu. 7:15 Fri.-Sun. 1:30-7:15 House at the End of the Street (PG-13) Thu. 4:45-7:30-10:00 Fri.-Sun. 2:15-4:45-7:3010:00 Looper (R) Thu. 4:15-6:45-9:30 Fri.-Sun. 1:30-4:15-6:45-9:30 Paranormal Activity 4 (R) Thu. 10:00 Fri.-Sun. 1:30-2:15-4:00-4:45-7:00-7:30-9:15-10:00 Pitch Perfect (PG-13) Thu. 4:30-7:00-9:45 Fri.Sun. 1:15-4:30-7:00-9:45 The Possession (PG-13) Thu. 4:30-7:30-10:00 Seven Psychopaths (R) Thu. 4:15-7:00-9:45 Fri.-Sun. 1:45-4:15-7:00-9:45 Sinister (R) Thu. 4:30-7:00-9:45 Fri.-Sun. 2:00-4:30-7:00-9:45 Taken 2 (PG-13) Thu. 4:15-5:00-6:45-7:3010:00 Fri.-Sun. 2:15-4:45-7:15-10:00 Trouble With the Curve (PG-13) Thu. 4:15-6:459:15 Fri.-Sun. 1:15-4:15-6:45-9:15

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Alex Cross (PG-13) Fri.-Sat. 10:40-12:051:10-2:30-3:45-4:55-6:20-7:20-7:559:00-9:45-10:25-11:30-12:10 Sun. 10:40-12:05-1:10-2:30-3:45-4:55-6:207:20-7:55-9:00-9:45-10:25 Argo (R) Thu. 12:10-1:30-3:20-4:30-6:307:30-9:20-10:20 Fri.-Sat. 10:30-12:10-1:303:20-4:30-6:15-7:30-9:05-10:20-11:55 Sun. 10:30-12:10-1:30-3:20-4:30-6:15-7:309:05-10:20 Atlas Shrugged: Part 2 (PG-13) Thu. 2:104:45-7:20-9:55 Fri.-Sun. 11:15-2:10-4:457:20-10:05 End of Watch (R) Thu. 4:35-7:05-9:35 Fri.Sun. 4:15-10:10 Finding Nemo 3D (G) Thu. 1:30-4:00 Frankenweenie (PG) Thu. 3:15-8:00 Fri.-Sat.

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‘Taken 2’ repeats at No. 1 with $21.9 million weekend LOS ANGELES — Liam Neeson remained the top gun at the weekend box office as his action sequel “Taken 2” took in $21.9 million. Ben Affleck’s “Argo” debuted a solid No. 2 with $19.5 million. The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Hollywood.com are: 1. “Taken 2,” Fox, $21,873,127, $86,131,979, two weeks. 2. “Argo,” Warner Bros., $19,458,109, $19,458,109, one week. 3. “Sinister,” Summit, $18,007,634, $18,007,634, one week. 4. “Hotel Transylvania,” Sony, $17,241,317, $102,133,934, three weeks. 5. “Here Comes the Boom,” Sony, $11,816,596, $11,816,596, one week. 6. “Pitch Perfect,” Universal, $9,266,940, $36,015,403, three weeks. 7. “Frankenweenie,” Disney, $7,054,334, $22,075,002, two weeks. 8. “Looper,” Sony, $6,201,665, $51,344,090, three weeks. 9. “Seven Psychopaths,” CBS Films, $4,174,915, $4,174,915, one week. 10:45-3:15-7:45-12:10 Sun. 10:45-3:157:45 Frankenweenie 3D (PG) Thu. 1:00-5:30-10:25 Fri.-Sun. 1:00-5:30-10:00 Frankenweenie: An IMAX 3D Experience (PG) Thu. 12:00-2:10-4:20-7:00 Here Comes the Boom (PG) Thu. 12:15-1:252:45-4:05-5:15-6:40-7:45-9:10-10:15 Fri.-Sat. 11:00-12:15-1:30-2:45-4:00-5:157:05-9:35-12:05 Sun. 11:00-12:15-1:302:45-4:00-5:15-7:05-9:35 Hotel Transylvania (PG) Thu. 1:55-3:15-4:157:05-9:20 Fri.-Sat. 11:20-1:50-2:55-4:107:40-12:15 Sun. 11:20-1:50-2:55-4:10-7:40 Hotel Transylvania 3D (PG) Thu. 1:00-5:30 Fri.-Sun. 12:30-5:20-9:55 House at the End of the Street (PG-13) Thu. 12:05-4:55-10:00 Looper (R) Thu. 1:35-4:25-7:15-10:05 Fri.Sun. 10:35-1:20-4:25-7:15-10:05 Paranormal Activity 4 (R) Thu. 9:00-9:30 Fri.-Sat. 11:10-12:45-1:25-2:55-12:00-2:203:40-4:40-5:15-5:55-6:30-7:00-7:30-8:108:50-9:20-9:45-10:25-11:05-11:40-11:55 Sun. 11:10-12:45-1:25-2:55-12:00-2:203:40-4:40-5:15-5:55-6:30-7:00-7:30-8:108:50-9:20-9:45-10:25 The Perks of Being a Wallflower (PG-13) Thu.Sun. 12:00-2:30-4:55-7:30-9:55 Pitch Perfect (PG-13) Thu. 2:20-5:00-7:40-

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Frankenweenie (PG) Thu. (12:00-4:40) 9:20 Fri.-Sun. (12:00-4:45) 9:30 Frankenweenie 3D (PG) Thu. (2:20) 7:00 Here Comes the Boom (PG) Thu.-Sun. (12:503:25) 6:50-9:25 Hotel Transylvania (PG) Thu.-Sun. (12:002:25-4:55) 7:20 Hotel Transylvania 3D (PG) Thu. (12:15-2:405:05) Fri.-Sun. (2:20) 7:05 House at the End of the Street (PG-13) Thu. 7:30-10:05 Looper (R) Thu. (1:00-4:00) 7:15-10:05 Fri.Sun. (2:20) 7:30-10:20 Paranormal Activity 4 (R) Fri.-Sun. (12:152:35-4:55) 7:45-10:05 Pitch Perfect (PG-13) Thu.-Sun. (1:00-4:00) 7:00-9:55 Sinister (R) Thu.-Sun. (1:30-4:10) 7:2510:10 Taken 2 (PG-13) Thu.-Sun. (12:25-2:50-5:15) 7:40-10:10 Trouble With the Curve (PG-13) Thu.-Sun. (12:30-3:15) 6:30-9:25 Won’t Back Down (PG) Thu. (1:20-4:05) 7:009:45

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10. “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” Summit, $2,150,064, $6,135,509, four weeks. 11. “Atlas Shrugged: Part II,” Atlas Distribution, $1,746,025, $1,746,025, one week. 12. “End of Watch,” Open Road Films, $1,702,048, $36,374,223, four weeks. 13. “Trouble with the Curve,” Warner Bros., $1,555,388, $32,773,497, four weeks. 14. “House at the End of the Street,” Relativity, $1,310,343, $29,996,347, four weeks. 15. “The Master,” Weinstein Co., $813,379, $13,910,287, five weeks. 16. “The Dark Knight Rises,” Warner Bros., $511,399, $446,199,996, 13 weeks. 17. “Brave,” Disney, $469,731, $234,463,471, 17 weeks. 18. “English Vinglish,” Eros International, $437,949, $1,405,758, two weeks. 19. “Finding Nemo in 3-D,” Disney, $387,942, $40,115,172, five weeks. 20. “Arbitrage,” Lionsgate, $342,144, $6,652,033, five weeks. Associated Press

10:20 Fri.-Sun. 11:40-2:20-5:00-7:35-10:15 Resident Evil: Retribution 3D (R) Thu. 2:307:35 Seven Psychopaths (R) Thu. 12:05-2:35-5:057:00-7:35-9:35-10:05 Fri.-Sun. 11:40-2:255:05-7:50-10:30 Sinister (R) Thu. 2:20-5:00-6:40-7:40-9:1510:20 Fri.-Sun. 11:20-2:10-4:50-7:45-10:30 Taken 2 (PG-13) Thu. 12:10-12:50-1:40-2:253:10-4:05-4:50-5:35-6:30-7:15-8:00-9:4010:25 Fri.-Sat. 10:30-11:30-12:50-2:003:10-4:30-5:35-7:00-8:00-9:20-10:20-11:40 Sun. 10:30-11:30-12:50-2:00-3:10-4:305:35-7:00-8:00-9:20-10:20 Trouble With the Curve (PG-13) Thu. 1:25-4:00 Won’t Back Down (PG) Thu. 1:10 Fri.-Sun. 1:00-7:10

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Argo (R) Thu. 4:15-7:15-10:00 Frankenweenie (PG) Thu. 5:15-7:30-9:45 Here Comes the Boom (PG) Thu. 4:00-7:159:45 Hotel Transylvania (PG) Thu. 5:00-7:15-9:30 Pitch Perfect (PG-13) Thu. 4:30-7:00-10:00 Taken 2 (PG-13) Thu. 4:45-7:00-9:45

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Alex Cross (PG-13) Fri.-Sun. 12:35-2:555:10-7:35-9:55 Argo (R) Thu. 4:15-7:15-9:20 Fri.-Sun. 1:05-4:15-7:15-9:15 Atlas Shrugged: Part 2 (PG-13) Thu. 4:107:20-9:20 Fri.-Sun. 12:55-4:10-7:20-9:15 Frankenweenie (PG) Thu. 4:55 Frankenweenie 3D (PG) Thu. 7:10 Here Comes the Boom (PG) Thu. 4:05-7:059:30 Fri.-Sun. 1:00-4:05-7:15-9:35 Hotel Transylvania (PG) Thu. 5:00-7:15-9:50 Fri.-Sun. 12:35-4:55-7:00-9:50 Hotel Transylvania 3D (PG) Fri.-Sun. 2:45 Paranormal Activity 4 (R) Thu. 9:40 Fri.-Sun. 12:30-2:40-4:50-7:30-9:40 Pitch Perfect (PG-13) Thu. 4:05-7:00-9:30 Fri.-Sun. 12:55-4:05-7:00-9:30 Seven Psychopaths (R) Thu. 4:30-7:10-9:25 Fri.-Sun. 4:00-9:30 Sinister (R) Thu. 4:00-7:00-9:30 Fri.-Sun. 12:50-4:00-7:00-9:35 Taken 2 (PG-13) Thu. 4:50-7:05-9:50 Fri.Sun. 12:30-2:40-4:50-7:05-9:50 Trouble With the Curve (PG-13) Thu. 4:007:00-9:30 Fri.-Sun. 12:50-7:00


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Taylor (Victor Garber). Longtime CIA operative Tony Mendez (Affleck) comes up with a crazy scheme to rescue them: He’ll fly to Tehran, pretend that they all entered the country together to scout locations for a schlocky sci-fi movie called “Argo,” then walk right out the front door with them and fly home. Bryan Cranston, John Goodman and Alan Arkin are among the excellent supporting cast.

‘Seven Psychopaths’ ■ Review, 10

‘Argo’ HHHH (R for language and some violent images.) A movie about the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis probably doesn’t sound like it would be a laugh riot — or should be — but that’s just one of the many ways in which this is a glorious, gripping surprise. Directing his third feature, Ben Affleck has come up with a seamless blend of detailed international drama and breathtaking suspense, with just the right amount of dry humor to provide context and levity. He shows a deft handling of tone, especially in making difficult transitions between scenes in Tehran, Washington and Hollywood, but also gives one of his strongest performances yet in front of the camera as the film’s star. It’s exciting to see the confidence with which Affleck expands his ambition and scope

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Bryan Cranston, left, as Jack O’Donnell and Ben Affleck as Tony Mendez stand in an office in “Argo,” a rescue thriller about the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis.

as a filmmaker. “Argo” reveals his further mastery of pacing and storytelling, even as he juggles complicated set pieces, various locations and a cast featuring 120 speaking parts. And the story he’s telling sounds impossible, but it’s absolutely

true (with a few third-act tweaks to magnify the drama). When protestors stormed the U.S. embassy in Tehran, taking 52 people hostage, six employees sneaked out a back door and sought refuge at the home of Canadian Ambassador Ken

‘Here Comes the Boom’ HH (PG for bouts of MMA sports violence, some rude humor and language.) This comedy starring Kevin James as a tubby science teacher who becomes a mixed martial arts sensation is every bit as ridiculous as it looks. That’s not such a bad thing for the movie, whose makers embrace the fact that they’re essentially doing a live-action cartoon. Co-writer James and director Frank Coraci assemble a likable gang of oddballs that

make it kind of work. Everyone surrounding James is so disarmingly incredulous yet perversely enthusiastic about his MMA foray that they disarm the audience to the outrageousness of this guy getting into the cage against ferocious brutes and coming back out with his teeth and vital organs intact. The real flaws are the stabs at genuine moments — the inspirational classroom hijinks, the simpleheaded critiques of the shortcomings of public schools, the humdrum romancing as James slowly wins the heart of Salma Hayek (yeah, like that’s going to happen). Coraci lets all of that stuffing linger and wander too loosely. There are decent gags and laughs, but in between, it’s “here comes the boor” — James acting the buffoon to little effect for much of the movie. He’s helped by the amiable supporting cast, especially Henry Winkler as the music teacher faced with budget cuts that propel James onto the fighting circuit to raise cash and former UFC champ Bas Rutten as James’ trainer, who steals scenes with his lowbrow, bearhugging charm.


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Documentary tackles the horror of slave industry From staff reports A film on the horrors of the modern day human slave trade will be screened Oct. 23 in Gainesville. “Nefarious: Merchant of Souls” is a hard-hitting documentary that exposes the disturbing trends in modern sex slavery. The screening is set for 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23 in the sanctuary of Westminster Church, 1397 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. Admission is free and open to the public. The film is recommended for viewers aged 18 and older due to mature content. Exodus Cry, an international anti-slavery organization, created the award-winning documentary depicting the business from multiple perspectives, and filmed in 19 countries across the world.

The organization and film were conceived by Benjamin Nolot who wrote, directed and co-produced the film. Cinematographer and coproducer Matthew Dickey is a graduate of the Savannah School of Art & Design. Tom Stewart, an elder at Westminster Church, initiated the Gainesville screening. “I learned about this documentary from an acquaintance, and when I saw it, I was immediately struck that it must be seen by others,” said Stewart, a physician and former director of an international ministry for street children. Representatives of Exodus Cry will be at the screening to discuss their work, and local organizations that work to assist people in slavery will have tables.

Arts EVents This Week

Gainesville Watercolor Society meeting. Noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 20. Randy and Friends, 896 Main St., Gainesville. All interested watercolorists are welcome. 786-208-4320. Art-oberfest, Helen. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 20 The Helen Arts & Heritage Center, 25 Chattahoochee Strasse, Helen. Alpine Village’s premiere arts festival will be filled with a wide variety of colorful artists displays. Free. Create your Own Dragonfly Key, Gainesville. 9 a.m. Oct. 23. $20. Please bring your own special key and favorite embellishments. Everything else is supplied. Call to register. 770-536-2575.

‘Nefarious: Merchant of Souls’ When: 7 p.m. Oct. 23 Where: Westminster Church, 1397 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville How much: Free More info: tomwstewart@gmail. com, 678-865-4157

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Gospel performances Players take us to Heaven open Southern Stage From staff reports

From staff reports Atlanta actor Brad Sherrill’s upcoming performances bring the four Gospels to life and breathe life into the new Gainesville Theatre Alliance Southern Stage, a new venture at Buford’s new Sylvia Beard Theatre. Sherrill’s two-act presentation of the “Gospel of John” has reached 200,000 people in the U.S. along with 600 performances in Europe. His new work, “Red Letter Jesus,” is comprised of Jesus’ words from the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. It includes a multimedia presentation with footage from the region where Jesus lived and taught. Both shows will be presented in repertory Oct. 18-21. “Red Letter Jesus” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, with a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 21, in the Buford Community Center’s Sylvia Beard Theatre, 2200 Buford Highway, Buford. The “Gospel of John” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19-21. With an additional $13.50 ticket, the audience can meet Sherrill at a dessert reception following the show. The gospel of John and “Red Letter Jesus” are presented by GTA Southern Stage. It is the newest addition to the Gainesville Theatre Alliance, a nationally acclaimed collaboration

Gainesville Theatre Alliance Southern Stage When: “Red Letter Jesus” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 21; “Gospel of John,” 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19-21 Where: Buford Community Center’s Sylvia Beard Theatre, 2200 Buford Highway, Buford How much: $16-$18 adults, $14$16 seniors, $10-$12 students and children, VIP box seats $40 More info: www. gainesvilletheatrealliance.org, 678717-3624

between Gainesville State College and Brenau University. These are the first performances in the Southern Stage’s premiere season. Tickets are $16-$18 for adults, $14-$16 for seniors and $10-$12 for students and children. VIP box seats are available for $40. Patrons can select their own seats online at www.gainesvilletheatrealliance. org or by calling 678-717-3624 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Group discounts of 20 percent for 12 or more people or ADA seating are available by calling in advance.

The Georgia Mountain Players are out to show the lighter side of Heaven. A hilarious and heartwarming show written by Matthew Carlin and directed by Dianne Martin, “The Education of Angels” opens at 7:30 p.m. today, Oct. 18, and runs through Oct. 27 at the Georgia Mountains Center in downtown Gainesville. When angels Nick (Josh Thompson) and Jenna (Rhonda Brown) are sent back to earth for a final exam before they can earn their wings, they have no idea why or what they are supposed to do. The angels must figure out everything for

themselves. They arrive at a church where Dave (Bill Maine), a very nervous bridegroom, is having doubts about getting married and becoming a new step-father to Ally (Nicolle Letts). To further complicate and confuse him is his

domineering ex-wife (Peggy Strickland) and his best man Jack (Cleve Brown). Dave gets help from the angels, but can only see Jenna and not Nick. For tickets, call 770534-8420 or visit www. gainesville.org/georgiamountains-center.


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Lilies of the Valley come to Sautee From staff reports The Lilies of the Valley, 10 women who sing in exquisite harmony, return for their annual concert at 8 p.m. Oct. 20-21 at the Sautee Nacoochee Center. The Lilies come together once a year to perform. Members of the group are Cheri Crutchfield-Luhn, Lisa Deaton, Sabrina Dorsey, Anne Greene, Courtney Johnston, Barbara Luhn, Lisa Mount, Joanne Steele, Dede Vogt and Debbielee Whelchel. The weekend show will feature “Little Lilies” Perry Gresham and Hannah

From, and guest appearances by Rebecca Steele and Kimberly Dorsey. The music provide plenty of singalong opportunities — from Paul Simon’s “Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard” to the Cornelius Brothers’ 1972 hit “Too Late to Turn Back Now.” There are also original songs by Vogt, Mount, Greene, Joanne Steele and Perry Gresham, plus jazz standards and folk anthems. Tickets are $22 for adults ($16 for SNCA members), $12 for children. Tickets are available at www.snca.org or by calling the Sautee Nacoochee Center at 706-878-3300.

Lilies of the Valley Where: Center Theater, Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255 N., Sautee When: 8 p.m. Oct. 20, 2 p.m. Oct. 21 How much: $22 adults, $16 SNCA members, $12 children More info: www.snca. org, 706-878-3300

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Johnny Cash Now, Dahlonega. 8 p.m. Oct. 19 and 20. $20 for adults, $10 for children younger than 12. The Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. Rascal Flatts with special guests Little Big Town, Eli Young Band and Eden’s Edge. 7 p.m. Oct. 20. Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood. 800-745-3000, www.livenation.com. Blue Sky Concert Series, Gainesville. Noon

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Rush, Clock Work Angels Tour. Nov. 1. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park, 2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta. www.vzwamp. com. Mountain Music & Medicine Show, Dahlonega. 8 p.m. Nov. 3. $15. The Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. Tribute to Elvis, Dahlonega. 8 p.m. Nov. 10. $15. The Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega.


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