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www.besthistorysites.net/index.php/art-history To learn more about art or its history, this website offers a brief synopsis of several national and international museums. The site also can connect you to the sites with a click of the mouse on the selected museum or gallery.

Hoping to replace the “Twilight” franchise with another book-based young adult film, Summit Summit Entertainment Entertainment has formed the series “Ender’s Game.” PAGE 10 A documentary based on Emory Jones’ book shares the historical tale of the Nacoochee Indian Mound. PAGE 13

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Sloane Bibb creates artwork from objects he finds in his every day life. Items in his art range from license plates to vehicle hood ornaments. PAGE 5

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Carol Christie won “Best in Show” for her painting titled “Dreamscape,” which was in the 66th annual Members’ Exhibition last week at Quinlan Visual Arts Center.

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Quinlan Visual Arts Center selects winners for the 66th annual Member’s Exhibition competition. Four ribbons were awarded last week and all participants’ artwork will be on display until December. PAGE 4

Several Atlanta area musicians will play with the First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville chancel choir as part of its “Rutter Requiem” performance. PAGE 6

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Quinlan Members’ Exhibition attracts crowd Winners of annual event announced BY ANDREW AKERS

aakers@gainesvilletimes.com Quinlan Visual Arts Center recognized local artists for their skills and creativity during the 66th annual Members’ Exhibition opening reception last week in Gainesville. Earning awards were: best in show, Carol Christie; first place, Dana Ross; second place, Chris Hammond; and third place, Durward Pepper. Christie won the best in show prize for her abstract painting “Dreamscape.” The Roswell resident is a selftaught painter known for her contemporary florals and abstract expressionism. “I’ve always dabbled in art since I was a little kid,” Christie said. “It was just one of those things that I knew I was meant to do. “Winning was very validating, especially because of the judge, who has a lot of credibility. It gives me a lot of confidence.” Christie’s piece is part of an exhibition showcasing work from about 200 Quinlan member-artists in what has become the center’s longestheld tradition. Submitted works included abstract paintings, folk art, woodworks, ceramics and traditional paintings. The exhibition coincides with the “Inspired Georgia: 28 works from Georgia’s State Art Collection” tour. “The exhibition is a chance to honor the artists that make it all happen,” Quinlan Director Amanda McClure said. “Without them, we wouldn’t have been successful.” Karen Paty, director of the Georgia Council for the Arts,

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Visitors to the Quinlan Visual Art Center check out artwork during the 66th annual Members’ Exhibition opening reception last week.

66th Annual Members’ Exhibition Awards Best in Show: Carol Christie “Dreamscape,” acrylic First Place: Dana Ross “Particles 2 Wave,” wood Second Place: Chris Hammond “Suwanee Farmers Market,” acrylic Third Place: Durward Pepper “Midnight Cry,” tin Honorable Mentions: Greg Hodson “ A Scape,” mixed media; Paula Hoffman “Resting Easy,” oil; Charles Livingston “False Prophet,” mixed media; Jeff McClure “Who you gonna call,” mixed media; Ruth Money “Self Portrait of the Artist,” oil; GeorgeAnn Moore “Between Friends,” pen and ink; Marsha Richtor “Self Portrait 2013,” collage; Catherine Ritch “Symphony of Air,” oil; Chris Sherry “New England Harbor,” oil; and Catherine Susky “This one is Mine,” oil

judged this year’s Members’ Exhibition. “I was struck by the breadth of media, types of work and the remarkable technique

exhibited by many of the artists in this exhibit,” said in a juror’s statement. Christie and the other award winners and honorable mentioned

were recognized at the opening reception Oct. 24. On her way to the reception, Christie jokingly told her daughter and a friend she was going to win best in show, but she arrived late and didn’t find out she had won until near the end of the event. “It’s actually a pretty funny story,” she said. “I was an hour and a half late, and I was getting ready to leave when they told me that I won best in show. It was shocking and I was extremely honored to win.” This year’s Members’ Exhibition was a considerably larger event than previous years because it coincided with the “Inspired Georgia” exhibition and The Traveling Show, both of which helped bring more than 350

people to the reception, about 150 more than last year. The reception included artwork from the two exhibitions as well as performances by the contemporary dance group gloATL who are part of The Traveling Show, which also includes public art organization Living Walls. “We really raised the bar this year,” McClure said. “It was an event that involved all of the senses. “It starts that conversation about appreciating different kinds of art.” The Members’ Exhibition is on display until Dec. 8. For more information visit www. quinlanartscenter.org or call 770536-2575.


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Artist reuses found objects in his artwork In the world of Sloane Bibb, a license plate can become a goldfinch and a Chevrolet hood ornament can be a belt buckle. The Decatur, Ala., artist is known for taking found objects and advertising ephemera and converting them into threedimensional art evoking both a sense of nostalgia and humor. A collection of Bibb’s work is on display now through Nov. 30 at the Piedmont College MasonScharfenstein Museum of Art. Admission is free to the gallery at 567 Georgia St. in Demorest. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, contact director Daniel White at 706-894-4201 or dwhite@piedmont.edu. “Sloane Bibb is an artist I have admired for some time,” MSMA director Daniel White said. “With his work there is always this sense of discovery, as you are always going to see something new that you haven’t seen before. It is layers upon layer of material, but he always gives you access to how it is made and an honest approach to his use of materials. Relying on his art training and a knack for collecting unusual objects and parts, he makes works that are rather assemblages than they are paintings.” Bibb worked in the advertising and design industries for 12 years, which he says heavily

go o the arts Discovering and recognizing talented but unknown high school artists in the North Georgia area is the goal of the Ninth Congressional District’s art competition. “An Artistic Discovery: the Congressional Art Competition” exhibit will run from Nov. 4 through Dec. 4 at the gallery in the Continuing Education/ Performing Arts Building at 3820 Mundy Mill Road in Oakwood. The annual nationwide high school arts competition is organized by members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

This year, the Ninth Congressional District’s competition is in honor of Rep. Doug Collins. The exhibit is announcing the selected artists during a reception at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 6, at the Roy C. Moore Art Gallery on the University of North Georgia Gainesville campus. The reception is open to the public. Delores Diaz will serve as this year’s juror, selecting one artwork to represent the district on display in the Capitol for a year. Diaz has taught art in high schools and colleges and is a practicing studio artist. Diaz serves on the Quinlan Visual Arts Center Board of Trustees and is chair of the Quinlan’s Educational Programming Committee.

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Gears, bingo markers and parts from an International Harvester tractor gain new life as sunflowers in the art of Sloane Bibb, whose work is on display through Nov. 30 at the Piedmont College Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art in Demorest.

influenced his art. “I began doing this particular style on canvas, using mainly paint, old paper and beeswax,” Bibb said. “However, the glue made the canvases torque and bend, so I moved to wood. With the wood canvases, I was able to incorporate metal and found objects, and with these elements my work increasingly became more 3-D. As far as the theme goes, I know what the main element will be when I start, but as I flip

through old magazines and catalogs the story grows and usually changes. I try

to put things together that don’t go together or are just comical together.”

An Artistic Discovery: the Congressional Art Competition, Oakwood. Nov. 4 through Dec. 4. Reception 5:30 p.m. Nov. 6. University of North Georgia Gainesville Campus, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood.

America’s music film series: The History of Rock and Roll, Oakwood. 4 p.m. Nov. 9. Martha T. Nesbitt Building of University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville. $10. 678-717-3658.

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Combining talents for sacred concert Pirating party Church choir, guest musicians to sing requiem From staff reports An adaptation of the “Tridentine Requiem Mass” completed by John Rutter in 1985 will be performed by the chancel choir of First Presbyterian Church of Gainesville with several guest musicians from the Atlanta area at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3. Sunday’s concert is the third in a series of five special events at First Presbyterian Church. The series helps support the church’s Chancel Choir in its upcoming tour to Italy in April. Tickets are $20 and available at the church at 800 S. Enota Drive. The church’s choir director Michael Henry has chosen the orchestral accompaniment version with chamber ensemble and organ accompaniment. Henry said each instrument has soloistic moments to contribute to the ensemble. Two demanding instrumental roles will be filled by well-known local cellist Wendy Baker and

harpist Patricia Anderson. Baker’s solo on the second movement, “Out of the Deep” (Psalm 130), is Rutter’s attempt to musically depict the depth of human sorrow that can accompany the grieving the loss of loved ones. Anderson’s harp has major accompanying tasks throughout the entire composition. A resident of Woodstock, she plays throughout the Southeast, including solo roles with the Savannah and Jacksonville symphonies. “We have enjoyed Patricia’s wonderful artistry on several previous concerts, and look forward to having her join us on the Rutter,” Henry said. Daniel Merck, percussionist and band director at Chestatee High School, will fill a cameo role on the glockenspiel on the Sanctus movement of Requiem. Other ensemble members are coming from the University of Georgia Hodgson School of Music. The guest soprano soloist will be Karen Lupton from Atlanta. A professional singer with credits in opera as well as oratorio, Lupton’s recent recitals have garnered her national

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Young swashbucklers can meet fellow pirates and learn the art of sword fighting as well as play pirate-themed games Saturday during a Pirate Party Fundraiser. The Friends of the Hall County Library will host the pirate party fundraiser from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 at Spout Springs Library, at 6488 Spout Springs Road in Flowery Branch. Snacks will be provided. Children are encouraged to come in their best pirate attire, although it is not required. Activities are best suited for youth ages 4-9, although all children are welcome. Tickets are $20 per child and are limited. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Lisa MacKinney at 770-532-3311, ext. 134, or email lmackinney@hallcountylibrary.org. For Get Out

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HemlockFest hits 9th year Festival raises funds to save specific tree BY ANDREW AKERS

aakers@gainesvilletimes.com The ninth annual family-friendly music and outdoor festival HemlockFest is taking place this weekend near Dahlonega and will feature about 20 bands performing a variety of styles ranging from bluegrass to blues. Produced by the Lumpkin Coalition, a nonprofit organization formed to facilitate projects benefiting North Georgia and Lumpkin County, the event is designed to raise funds and public awareness of the problems with the state’s Eastern and Carolina hemlock trees, which are being killed by the parasitic insect hemlock woolly adelgid. “We consider the festival family friendly, but there is beer and wine for the adults,” Lumpkin Coalition Chairman Forest Hilyer said. “There are plenty of opportunities to get your hands in the dirt and connect with your children such as the Kids Nature Village, tree climbing, canoeing and a 5-acre lake, knife throwing and archery.” Gates open at 2 p.m. Friday and patrons are allowed, and even encouraged, to camp in the festival’s campgrounds until the festival ends late Sunday afternoon. However, the campgrounds are primitive camping only, meaning all vehicles must stay in the parking lot. Campers also must carry their equipment for a short distance. The festival also emphasizes conservation so all refuse and purchased items must be disposed of properly or taken with you when you leave. The festival’s bands include acts such as Soulhound, Col. Bruce Hampton and

Ninth annual HemlockFest When: Nov. 1-3 Where: Starbridge Sanctuary, 396 Starbridge Road, Murrayville. Cost: $15 Friday, $25 Saturday, $10 Sunday or $50 for all three days.

the Madrid Express, Gibson Wilbanks, Unifire and many more. A variety of mostly handcrafted merchandise and food will be provided by local restaurants such as Shenanigan’s, which is donating all profits to the festival. Proceeds from the festival benefit three labs located at Georgia universities that are studying ways to prevent the extinction of the hemlock tree in the Eastern United States. The HWA parasite was detected in Virginia in the 1950s and it spread north and then south across the East Coast. Originally from Southern Japan, where it lives in balance with natural predators, the parasite has wreaked havoc in the region because no natural predators are present to keep the population under control. Currently chemical remedies are being used to fight the insect, but that is a stopgap measure until a more sustainable solution can be found, Hilyer said. Most HWA research involves introducing predatory beetles into the environment to prey on the parasites. If the spread of the parasite cannot be slowed down, hemlock trees in Georgia may be lost in as little as 15 years, according to the HemlockFest website. Tickets cost $15 for Friday, $25 for Saturday, $10 for Sunday or $50 for all three days. Camping is only included in the three-day pass. For more information, visit www. hemlockfest.org.

Increase garden know-how at session From staff reports Constant gardeners can indulge in the passion or increase their knowledge at the monthly gardening series at Gardens on Green. Hall County Extension Agent Michael Wheeler and Assistant Wanda Cannon are coordinating the month-by-month programs and providing educational tips from noon to 1 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month. The next program will be Wednesday, Nov. 6.

Some classes will be conducted in the gardens and others inside the education building at 711 Green Street. The program is sponsored by Hall County Master Gardeners and the Hall County School System. Future dates for the monthly program are Dec. 4, Jan. 8, Feb. 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2, Aug. 6, Sept. 3 and Oct. 1. For more information, call 770-534-1080 or 770-535-8293 or email williamllovett@ bellsouth.net to register.

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Trick of Treat on the Square, Gainesville. 3-5 p.m. Oct. 31. Downtown Gainesville.

Missy Raines & The New Hip, Dahlonega. 8:30 p.m. Nov. 1. The Crimson Moon Cafe, 24 Park St., Dahlonega. 706-8643982, thecrimsonmoon.com.

“Distant Voices, The Story of the Nacoochee Indian Mound,” Sautee Nacoochee. 3 p.m. Nov. 3. Sautee Nacoochee Center, 283 Ga. 255, Sautee Nacoochee. 706-878-3300,

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Summit Entertainment hopes to replace the popular “Twilight” series with another franchise adapted from a popular series of young adult novels: Orson Scott Card’s “Ender’s Game” series. It’s a standard trope of young adult fiction to place the fate of the world in the hands of a teenage character. However, I didn’t buy into the premise of “Ender’s Game” for a moment. Even if he were mature enough to see this PG-13 movie, I wouldn’t allow my son to see “Ender’s Game.”

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Rutter Requiem, Gainesville. 4 p.m. Nov. 3. First Presbyterian Church-Gainesville, 800 S. Enota Drive, Gainesville. fpcga.org.

Swing with the Stars of Les Miz, Lawrenceville. 8 p.m. Nov. 2. Aurora Theatre, 128 E. Pike St., Lawrencville. $18. 678-226-6222, auroratheatre.com.

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Quinlan’s 66th annual Members’ Exhibition and “Inspired Georgia: 28 Works from Georgia’s State Art Collection,” Gainesville. Through Dec. 8. Quinlan Visual Arts Center, 514 Green St. NE, Gainesville. Free. qvac.org.

Pirate Party Fundraiser, Flowery Branch. 1-3 p.m. Nov. 2. 6488 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch. $20. Benefits Hall County Library. 770-532-3311 ext. 134, lmackinney@hallcountylibrary.org, hallcountylibrary.org.

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Veterans Day ceremony, Flowery Branch. 10 a.m. Nov. 11. C.W. Davis Middle School, 4450 Hog Mountain Road, Flowery Branch. Free. Veterans and general public welcome. 770-965-3020.

The Believers Band, Gainesville. 3 p.m. Nov. 10. Gainesville First United Methodist Church, 2780 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. 770-5362341, gfumc.com.

America’s music film series: “The History of Rock and Roll,” Oakwood. 4 p.m. Nov. 9. Martha T. Nesbitt Building of University of North Georgia’s Gainesville campus, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Gainesville. $10. emily.thornton@ung.edu, 678-717-3658.

WomenSource Brown Bag Lunch,Gainesville. Noon Nov. 7. Brenau Downtown Center, 301 Main Street, Gainesville. Members $5, Nonmembers $6. Reservations should be made by Nov. 5. 770-503-9060, laura@womensource.info, WomenSource.info.

“An Artistic Discovery: the Congressional Art Competition,” Oakwood. Nov. 4 through Dec. 4. Reception 5:30 p.m. Nov. 6. University of North Georgia Gainesville campus, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. Free. gallery@ung.edu, 678-717-3438.

Author Christal Presley, Dahlonega and Oakwood. 7 p.m. Nov. 6 in Dahlonega, 4 p.m. Nov. 7 in Oakwood. Health and Natural Sciences auditorium at University of North Georgia Dahlonega campus, 82 College Circle; Martha T Nesbitt Academic Building of UNG Gainesville campus, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. ung.edu/ english/visitingauthors.php.

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“The Mousetrap,” Dahlonega. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Nov. 1-3. Historic Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. Adults $18, children and students $12. hollytheater.com.

Art of found objects, Demorest. Through Nov. 20. Piedmont College MasonScharfenstein Museum of Art, 567 Georgia St., Demorest. 706894-4201, dwhite@ piedmont.edu.

Hallelujah Harvest, Lula. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Rafe Banks Park Ballfield, 5831 Athens St., Lula. Free. 770-869-7632.

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Tween tale a heartless, violent bore ‘Ender’s Game’

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Film Review Now that the incredibly lucrative “Twilight” series has gone dark, Summit Entertainment hopes to replace it with another franchise adapted from a popular series of young adult novels: Orson Scott Card’s “Ender’s Game” series. It’s a standard trope of young adult fiction to place the fate of the world in the hands of a teenage character. We accept it as a convention of the genre as long as the backstory convinces us to suspend our disbelief. I didn’t buy into the premise of “Ender’s Game” for a moment. Fifty years after narrowly defending Earth against alien “Buggers,” the military Summit Entertainment establishment of the planet is Asa Butterfield, left, and Abigail Breslin in a scene from the film “Ender’s Game.” preparing for another battle, and is looking for someone to lead the entire army against the without ever considering what teen team through a series of training a preteen Patton aliens. real battle will be like. battle simulations against other who will command an army And they’re going to choose Forgive the obscure teams. of tweens who have never a 12-year-old to command that reference, but the movie Most of the movie plays out experienced real warfare. army? To devise a strategy reminded me of the infamous like a video game being played It’s simply not believable, and make tactical adjustments World War II-era Disney by someone else. Each battle even for young adult science during battle while adult army animated short “Education for sequence is one level of the fiction. commanders look on silently? Death,” which chronicles how game, all held together by a The casting doesn’t help, Ender (Asa Butterfield), the a normal, empathetic German very thin storyline. It becomes either. Butterfield, who played title character and inevitable boy named Hans is raised to exceedingly tedious. the title character in “Hugo,” is choice for commander, isn’t a become a lethal cog in the Nazi It’s also relentlessly a promising young actor. But supernatural prodigy chosen war machine. The film inspires militaristic. Perhaps the preteen at 16, he is thin as a bamboo by prophecy. He isn’t protected in the viewer a conflicted mix of boys for whom this movie is stalk. He does not offer an and strengthened by the ghosts sympathy and hatred for Hans. made will get a charge out of authoritative presence beyond of his forebears. Nor is he just It isn’t his fault the Nazi regime seeing kids being trained to his years. one of many soldiers who pulls molds him into a killer, yet he ruthlessly defeat each other in Even if we buy into this young off a miraculous feat during becomes revolting and barely the simulations, but I found it boy’s fantasy, “Ender’s Game” battle. human. disturbing. suffers from numerous other We are asked to believe Similarly, it isn’t Ender’s fault The kids eagerly grow into problems. he grows up in a thoroughly the remorseless warriors their Earth’s military would protect Ender must earn his position militarized society. Yet he so trainers want them to be, as commander by leading his the planet by systematically

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eagerly accepts his fate and is so naturally suited to ruling his peers and destroying his enemies that he is rather detestable. It should give nothing away to say that Ender eventually will learn a lesson about empathy and the costs of real warfare. This humanistic message is greatly undercut, though, by how much death Ender causes and how violent he becomes before he reaches his epiphany. One of the inevitable impacts of successful young adult novels and movies is that young viewers idolize the protagonist to some degree. It’s no coincidence, for instance, that young girls recently became interested in bows and arrows. So will the boys who see “Ender’s Game” understand they should not view Ender as a role model as he slays one enemy after another, when the movie spends less than 15 minutes exploring Ender’s peaceful side and around 100 minutes showing him as a Napoleonic destroyer? Even if he were mature enough to see this PG-13 movie, I wouldn’t allow my son to see “Ender’s Game.” Jeff Marker is head of the Communication, Media & Journalism Department at the University of North Georgia. His reviews appear weekly in Get Out and on gainesvilletimes.com/getout.


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Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 3D (PG) Thu. 12:00-2:25-4:35 Fri. 1:00 Sat. 10:301:00 Sun. 1:00 The Counselor (R) Thu. 1:00-4:00-7:00-9:45 Fri. 1:00-4:00-7:00-9:45-12:30 Sat. 10:151:00-4:00-7:00-9:45-12:30 Sun. 10:151:00-4:00-7:00-9:45 Ender’s Game (PG-13) Thu. 8:30 Fri. 12:00-2:10-2:45-3:40-4:50-5:256:30-7:30-8:05-9:15-10:45-11:55 Sat. 11:25-12:00-2:10-2:45-3:40-4:50-5:256:30-7:30-8:05-9:15-10:45-11:55 Sun. 11:25-12:00-2:10-2:45-3:40-4:50-5:256:30-7:30-8:05-9:15-10:45 Ender’s Game: The IMAX Experience (PG-13) Thu. 8:00-10:45 Fri. 12:30-1:30-4:15-7:009:45 Sat. 12:30-10:45-1:30-4:15-7:00-9:45 Sun. 10:45-1:30-4:15-7:00-9:45 Escape Plan (R) Thu.-Sun. 12:00-2:40-5:208:00-10:40 The Fifth Estate (R) Thu. 12:20-3:35-7:10 Free Birds (PG) Fri. 12:00-12:30-2:10-2:404:25-4:55-7:00-7:30-10:00-12:20 Sat. 10:00-12:00-12:30-2:10-2:40-4:25-4:557:00-7:30-10:00-12:20 Sun. 12:00-12:302:10-2:40-4:25-4:55-7:00-7:30-10:00 Free Birds 3D (PG) Fri.-Sat. 12:05-2:15-4:307:15-9:30-11:45 Sun. 12:05-2:15-4:307:15-9:30 Grace Unplugged (PG) Thu. 12:05-2:30-4:557:20-9:45 Gravity (PG-13) Thu. 1:45-7:15 Fri.-Sat. 1:45-7:15-11:50 Sun. 1:45-7:15 Gravity 3D (PG-13) Thu. 1:15-3:304:00-5:45-8:00-9:30-10:15 Fri. 12:151:15-2:30-3:30-4:00-4:45-5:45-7:008:00-9:15-9:30-10:15-11:30-12:30 Sat. 10:00-11:00-11:30-12:15-1:152:30-3:30-4:00-4:45-5:45-7:00-8:009:15-9:30-10:15-11:30-12:30 Sun. 10:00-11:00-12:15-1:15-2:30-3:30-4:004:45-5:45-7:00-8:00-9:15-9:30-10:15 Gravity: An IMAX 3D Experience (PG-13) Thu. 12:15-2:30-4:45 I’m in Love With a Church Girl (PG) Thu. 12:50-3:55-7:05-10:05 Fri. 12:50-3:55 Sat.Sun. 10:05-12:50-3:55 Insidious: Chapter 2 (PG-13) Thu. 12:05-2:355:15-7:50-10:25 Fri.-Sun. 10:30 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (R) Thu. 12:00-12:30-1:00-2:20-2:50-3:20-4:455:15-5:45-7:05-7:35-8:05-9:25-9:55-10:25 Fri. 12:00-12:30-2:20-2:50-4:20-4:45-5:157:05-7:35-9:25-9:55-10:20-11:45-12:15 Sat. 10:15-12:00-12:30-2:20-2:50-4:204:45-5:15-7:05-7:35-9:25-9:55-10:2011:45-12:15 Sun. 12:00-12:30-2:20-2:504:20-4:45-5:15-7:05-7:35-9:25-9:55-10:20 Last Vegas (PG-13) Thu. 10:00 Fri.-Sat. 12:05-2:45-5:15-7:15-7:45-9:40-10:3011:55 Sun. 12:05-2:45-5:15-7:15-7:459:40-10:30 Machete Kills (R) Thu. 10:15 Runner Runner (R) Thu. 12:10-2:35-4:557:10-9:30 Rush (R) Thu. 12:50-3:45-7:05-9:55 Fri.Sun. 9:30

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Captain Phillips (PG-13) Thu. 4:15-7:00-9:45 Fri. 4:15-7:15-9:45 Sat.-Sun. 1:30-4:15-7:159:45 Carrie (R) Thu. 5:30-7:45-10:00 The Counselor (R) Thu. 4:30-7:00-9:30 Fri. 5:00-7:30-10:00 Sat.-Sun. 2:00-4:30-7:009:30 Ender’s Game (PG-13) Fri. 4:45-7:15-9:30 Sat.Sun. 2:15-4:45-7:15-9:30 Escape Plan (R) Thu. 4:30-7:15-9:45 Free Birds (PG) Fri. 4:45-7:00-9:15 Sat.-Sun. 2:30-4:45-7:00-9:15 Gravity (PG-13) Thu. 5:15-7:30-10:00 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (R) Thu. 5:007:15-9:30 Fri. 5:30-7:45-10:00 Sat.-Sun. 1:15-3:15-5:30-7:45-10:00 Last Vegas (PG-13) Fri. 5:00-7:30-9:45 Sat.Sun. 2:30-5:00-7:30-9:45

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LOS ANGELES — Apparently astronauts are no match for Jackass. Paramount's "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" topped the weekend box office with $32 million, according to studio estimates Sunday, sinking threeweek champ "Gravity" to second place. "Bad Grandpa" stars Johnny Knoxville as an accident-prone grandfather in the hidden-camera comedy. Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters. Where available, latest international numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included: 1. "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa," $32 million ($8.1 million international). 2. "Gravity," $20.3 million ($36.6 million international). 3. "Captain Phillips," $11.8 million ($12.1 million international). 4. "The Counselor," $8 million. 5. "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2," $6.1 million ($17.9 million international). 6. "Carrie," $5.9 million. 7. "Escape Plan," $4.3 million ($7 million international). 8. "12 Years a Slave," $2.15 million. 9. "Enough Said," $1.55 million. 10. "Prisoners," $1.06 million ($5.1 million international).

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Carrie (R) Thu. 4:15-7:15-10:00 Fri.-Sun. 2:00-10:00 Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG) Thu. 5:30-7:45-10:00 Fri.-Sun. 1:00-3:15-5:307:45-10:00 The Counselor (R) Thu. 4:30-7:15-9:45 Fri.Sun. 1:15-4:30-7:15-9:45 Ender’s Game (PG-13) Thu. 8:00 Fri.-Sun. 1:154:00-7:00-7:30-9:30 Escape Plan (R) Thu. 4:15-7:00 Fri.-Sun. 1:304:15-10:00 The Fifth Estate (R) Thu. 4:00 Free Birds (PG) Fri.-Sun. 12:45-4:30-5:157:00-9:30 Free Birds 3D (PG) Fri.-Sun. 3:00-7:30 Gravity (PG-13) Thu. 7:45-10:00 Fri.-Sun. 3:15-7:45 Gravity 3D (PG-13) Thu. 5:30-7:00 Fri.-Sun. 1:00-5:30-10:00 Insidious: Chapter 2 (PG-13) Thu. 4:30-10:00 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (R) Thu. 5:307:45-10:00 Fri.-Sun. 1:00-3:15-5:30-7:4510:00 Last Vegas (PG-13) Thu. 10:00 Fri.-Sun. 1:304:00-7:00-10:00 We’re the Millers (R) Thu. 4:00-7:15-10:00


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Showcasing authors Brenau alumni to speak about book industry

Local writers set to meet, greet public

From staff reports Brenau University will feature graduates who have produced books on a variety of subjects ranging from a photographic record of the Georgia coast to how to dress for divorce in the first Alumni Authors Showcase from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday at the Brenau Trustee Library on the historic Gainesville campus. The free event provides opportunities for individuals to meet and talk with Brenau alumni authors oneon-one, buy books and get authors’ signatures. Books will be for sale through the university’s Barnes & Noble campus bookstore. Visitors can enter to win a Barnes & Noble gift card. Featured Brenau authors include Chris Barber from Hoschton, a 1982 graduate who served for years as a police SWAT squad officer before turning to writing. His book, “Charging Your Mind-set,” is geared toward circumstances, a positive lifestyle and the importance of settling a crisis. Shakeera Forrest of Atlanta is a 2010 Brenau graduate pursuing her Ph.D. in marketing from Walden University. Her book, “Are You Who You Want 2 Be? Trust Your Intuition,” examines her journey growing up without parents and how she applied techniques to become successful. Lynn M. Jones earned a master’s degree from Brenau in 2004 and is a professor of interior

Art and books mingle at Piedmont College Nov. 2 From staff reports

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Photographer and writer Lee Anne White, a 1982 graduate of Brenau University, speaks at a release for her new book, “The Mutable Sea,” at Brenau’s Norcross campus. She will speak about her experiences at the Brenau Trustee Library on the Gainesville campus Friday.

design at the university. She recently completed an update to her book, “Beginnings of Interior Environments.” 1991 graduate Brandy Nagel is a marketing catalyst and social media coach. Her first book, “From Wedding Gown to Divorce Dress: 12 Things to Do with Your Wedding Gown After the Divorce is Final,” is a witty and whimsical take on, well, what to do with the wedding dress after the divorce is final. Her Digitally Famous books provide advice on visibility campaigns for job seekers and small-business owners. Lee Anne White, a 1982 graduate from Cumming, is an artist, photographer and gardening expert. Her books, which include “The Mutable Sea,” “Her Own Way” and “Patio & Walkway Ideas That Work,”

invite readers to explore the creative process and tap into their creative potential. Mary Pat Ward King will represent her 1972 Brenau classmate, the late Kitty McKenna Brothers, author of “Kookin’ With Kitty,” inspired after Kitty’s sevenyear battle with cancer. For more information, visit www.brenau.edu/ alum/calendar-of-events/ authors/.

Book and art lovers can get together on Nov. 2 as the Piedmont College Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Demorest holds a signing party for five local authors at the adjacent MasonScharfenstein Museum of Art. The free event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the museum at 551 Georgia St. features authors Emory Jones, John Kollock, Heidi Peaster, Denise Weimer and Barbara Woodall. In addition to meeting the local writers, visitors can view the museum’s permanent collection and two traveling exhibits of works by Alabama artist Sloane Bibb and a collection by six noted realist painters. Emory Jones of White County is the author of “Distant Voices: The

Story of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound.” The book and a documentary by the same name recounts the prehistoric and modern history of the Nacoochee mound and its influence on generations of artists, poets, and residents of the valley. John Kollock of Clarkesville has illustrated more than 35 books, and his collections of watercolor paintings reflect the history of northeast Georgia. Kollock’s books include “These Gentle Hills,” The Long Afternoon,” “Memories of the Hills,” and “Painting Memories,” as well as two children’s books, “Meg’s World” and “The Empty Nest.” Heidi Peaster is a North Georgia writer whose seven books chronicle the fictional McKenna family of Dooley. Her newest, “Insider,” is set in the 1920s as the residents of Dooley come to grips with the presence of a murderer in

their small town. Denise Weimer is author of The Georgia Gold Series, which began with “Sautee Shadows” and continues with “The Gray Divide.” Set in Habersham County in the 1850s, Weimer’s newest book follows the life of halfCherokee Mahala Franklin, who struggles with class prejudice and her own heart as she searches for clues about her father’s death. Barbara Woodall is a seventh-generation Appalachian and lives on her family home place in Rabun County. Her book, “It’s Not My Mountain Anymore,” touches on all aspects of her life with humor and is a warning about how the Appalachian life she experienced and loved as a child is fast disappearing. For more information about the book signing, contact Claudia Barton at the Piedmont Bookstore at 706-776-0013 or email SM036@bncollege.com.

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Voices share historical tales Judge chili, cars in Lula contest

Documentary tells story of Indian mound

Annual event kicks off Nov. 2

From staff reports Based on the book by Emory Jones, a documentary of an Indian mound will be shown at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 at the Sautee Nacoochee Center theatre. “Distant Voices, The Story of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound” covers the history of the Indian mound from the building of the mound, occupation by the Cherokee, alleged visit by DeSoto, excavation in 1915 up to the current ownership by the State of Georgia. The documentary features more than two dozen notable local artists, historians, writers and poets. It includes original music selections by Dede Vogt. The runtime for the video is 63 minutes. The

From staff reports The ninth annual Chili Cook Off and Car Show kicks off at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Main Street Gospel Church, 6459 Main St., in Lula. For nearly 4 1/2 hours, visitors can participate in a cake auction, horse shoe tournament, bouncy house and face painting. Gospel singing will entertain the crowds while free chili and hot dogs will feed them. Chili entries for the cookoff need to be For Get Out

Emory Jones’ book “Distant Voices: The story of the Nacoochee Valley Indian Mound” has been turned into a documentary film, which will be shown at 3 p.m. Sunday.

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submitted by 10:30 a.m. for judging at 11 a.m. Lula Fire Station No. 6 will judge the entries. There is no entry fee, but competitors are asked to bring a pot of chili for judging and sampling. To enter the contest, call Buster Autry at 678-3166003. Car Show entries should be submitted by 1 p.m. with judging at 1:30 p.m. Call Tommy Pinnell at 706-654-8795 for information on car show. The cake auction will begin at noon. Cake donations are appreciated. Call Carol Turpin at 706-677-2458 for more information.

“From Dawn To Sunset” and other scary writings, Dunwoody. 7 p.m. Nov. 1 and 2. Dunwoody United Methodist Church, 1548 Mt. Vernon Road, Dunwoody. Heritage Academy Gala, Gainesville. 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2. Lakewood Baptist Church, 2235 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. heritagea.org, heritagegala.eventbrite. com, kingbkmp1@bellsouth.net. Meet author Larry Johnson, Clarkesville. 4 p.m. Nov. 5. Clarkesville-Habersham County Library, 178 E. Green St., Clarkesville. 678-696-5914, 706-754-4413. Christal Presley author of PTSD memoir, Dahlonega and Oakwood. 7 p.m. Nov. 6 in Dahlonega, 4 p.m. Nov. 7 in Oakwood. Health and Natural Sciences auditorium at University of North Georgia Dahlonega campus, 82 College Circle; Martha T Nesbitt Academic Building of UNG Gainesville campus, 3820 Mundy Mill Road, Oakwood. WomenSource Brown Bag Lunch, Gainesville. Noon Nov. 7. Guests speaker

and will be a “pass the hat” fundraiser for SNC.

is NASA Deputy Chief Scientist Gale Allen. Brenau Downtown Center, 301 Main Street, Gainesville. Members $5, Nonmembers $6. Reservations should be made by Nov. 5. 770-503-9060, laura@ womensource.info, WomenSource.info. Release celebration of Cameron Hughes’ Lot 500 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, Atlanta. 6-8 p.m. Nov. 7. 1170 Howell Mill Road, Atlanta. Free. roomandboard.com/ Lot500Atlanta. Joe Cobb Crawford book signing, Demorest. 5-7:30 p.m. Nov. 7. Piedmont College Bookstore, 551 Georgia St., Demorest. 706-776-0013.

Upcoming

Georgia Gives Day, online. Nov. 13. Benefits nonprofit organizations. gagivesday.org, 678-916-3060.

Ongoing

Fencing classes, Gainesville. 4-6 p.m. Thursdays through Nov. 14. North Hall Community Center, 4175 Nopone Road, Gainesville. Ages 8 and older. $90 for six weeks. 770-535-8280.

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Endure cold to help the hungry Corn maze to donate funds to food pantry From staff reports Buford Corn Maze and South Hall Community Food Pantry are teaming up to feed the hungry of Hall County. Proceeds from food concessions from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Buford Corn Maze will benefit the pantry’s efforts. Last year, the organization served 1,343. Food concessions include a $5 homemade chili bowl and $2 hot dogs. Desserts are sold separately. Visitors are encourage to take a bit of the homemade chili, hotdogs and desserts or donate canned food. The maze is also open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday. Buford Corn Maze is at 4470 Bennett Road on the corner of Friendship Road and Hog Mountain Road For more information about the maze, visit www.bufordcornmaze. com. For more information about South Hall Community Food Pantry, visit shcfp.org or email treasurer@ shcfp.org.

Family events

Pumpkin Smashing Fun, Cleveland. First and second weekends in November. North Georgia Zoo & Farm, Paradise Valley Road, Cleveland. 706-348-7279. Solar System Scale Model Tour, Gainesville. 10 a.m. Nov. 2. Downtown Square, Gainesville. Free. 914-4751578, fasterlock@att.net. Chastain Park Arts Festival, Atlanta. Nov. 2 and 3. Chastain Park, 4469 Stella Dr., Atlanta. Free. chastainparkartsfestival.com Cirque Italia Water Show, Gainesville. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 7 and 8; 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9; 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Brown’s Bridge Shopping, 2293 Browns Bridge Road, Gainesville. 941-704-8572, cirqueitalia.com.

This week

Trick or Treat on the Square, Gainesville. 3-5 p.m. Oct. 31. Downtown Gainesville. Trick or Treat on the Square, Clarkesville. 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31. Downtown Clarkesville. Halloween at the Northlake Mall, Atlanta. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Northlake Mall, 4800 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta. Kidgits Club members enter free, nonmembers $5. Simon.com/kidgits/. Hallelujah Harvest, Lula. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Rafe Banks Park Ballfield, 5831 Athens St., Lula. Free. 770-869-7632. Uncle Shuck’s Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, Dawsonville. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 4520 Ga. 53 E, Dawsonville. $10 for maze, $13 for maze and hayride, $13 for haunted maze, $16 for haunted maze and hayride, $5 for hayride. 770-772-6223 or uncleshucks.com. Burt’s Farm’s Pumpkin Patch and Hayrides, Dawsonville. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. everyday in October. Burt’s Farm, 4801 Ga. 52, Dawsonville. Adults $5, children $4. 706-2653701 or burtsfarm.com. Buck’s Corn Maze, Dawsonville. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays in October. Buck’s Corn Maze, 1923 New Hope Road, Dawsonville. 706-344-8834 or buckscornmaze.com. Scarecrow Trail and Pumpkin Fest, Cleveland. Through Oct. 31. North Georgia Zoo & Farm, Paradise Valley Road, Cleveland. 706-348-7279. Scarecrows in the Garden, Atlanta. Oct. 31. Atlanta Botanical Garden,

Upcoming

Veterans Day ceremony, Flowery Branch. 10 a.m. Nov. 11. C.W. Davis Middle School, 4450 Hog Mountain Road, Flowery Branch. Free. Veterans and general public are welcome. 770-965-3020 Garden Lights, Holiday Nights, Atlanta. Nov. 16. through Jan. 4. Atlanta Botanical Garden, 1345 Piedmont Ave., Atlanta. Adult $20, child $14 Thursdays through Sundays; Adult $17, child $11 Mondays through Wednesdays. 404-8765859, atlantabotanical garden.org. Get Out file photo

Jacob Barth grabs candy while trick or treating with mom Gina at last year’s Trick or Treat on the Trail at the Midtown Greenway. 1345 Piedmont Ave NE, Atlanta. 404-876-5859 or atlantabotanicalgarden.org. Pirate Party Fundraiser, Flowery Branch. 1-3 p.m. Nov. 2. 6488 Spout Springs Road, Flowery Branch. $20. Benefits Hall County Library. 770-532-3311 ext. 134, lmackinney@ hallcountylibrary.org, hallcountylibrary.org.

Beans and Greens Supper, Gainesville. 5-7 p.m. Nov. 2. Clemons Chapel U.M.C., Ga. 52, Gainesville. $5. 770983-7384, 770-983-3080. Art and Books Mingle, Demorest. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 2. Piedmont College Barnes & Noble Bookstore, 165 Central Ave., Demorest. Free. 706-776-0013, SM036@ bncollege.com.


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Orchestra opens new season International Festival Concert is Sunday at Gwinnett Center From staff reports Musicians from Korea, Peru and Atlanta will kick off the Ludwig Symphony Orchestra’s 17th season with “An International Festival Concert” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3 at the Gwinnett CenterPerforming Arts Center. Internationally renowned Korean violinist Janet Sung, Peruvian baritone Jose Sacin and local wunderkind pianist Joshua Shue are the featured musicians of the concert. They will perform selections from the Ludwig violin Concerto, two arias in honor of Verdi’s birth and an Andante from Saint-

Outdoors events This week

“Murph” for Mutts, Gainesville. 8 a.m. Nov. 2. 2491 Hilton Drive, Gainesville. Proceeds benefit Hall County Animal Shelter. 678-777-7871, crossfitnega.zenplanner. com.

Upcoming

Land Navigation at Buck Shoals, Helen. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 9. and Nov. 16. Smithgall Woods State Park 61 Tsalaki Trail, Helen. Two-part navigation class. $60, $5 parking. Advanced registration required. 706878-3087. Full Moon Suspension Bridge Hikes, Tallulah Falls. 5-7 p.m. Nov. 15, 6-8 p.m. Nov. 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Tallulah Gorge State Park, 338 Jane Hurt Yarn Road, Tallulah Falls. $5, $5 parking. 706-7547981.

Saens Piano Concerto No. 2. Tickets are $22 for adults, $19 for seniors older than 65 and $12 for students younger than 21. Purchase tickets by calling 770-623-8623 or visiting www.ludwigsymphony.org. Sung enjoys an acclaimed international career as a virtuoso soloist, praised for her tone and bravura performances. Sung plays on a rare 1600 Maggini violin. Since her orchestral debut with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra at age 9, Sung has soloed with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra,

Aspen Chamber Orchestra, Korea’s Pusan Philharmonic, Germany’s Stelzen Festival Orchestra, Russia’s Omsk Philharmonic and the National Symphony Orchestra of Bashkortostan. She has performed at Switzerland’s Lucerne Festival and served on the faculty of the Juilliard School. Baritone Jose Sacin from the Washington Opera will return for two Verdi arias — “Pieta, rispetto amore” from Macbeth and the “Cortigiani” from Rigoletto. Hailed for an “expressive voice of liquid gold” and “the stage presence of a lion,” the Peruvian native has performed with Placido Domingo in Washington, D.C., and appeared with at the Caramoor International

Theater events This week

“The Mousetrap,” Dahlonega. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays. Nov. 1-3. Historic Holly Theater, 69 W. Main St., Dahlonega. Adults $18, children and students $12. hollytheater.com. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” Atlanta. Nov. 7 through Dec. 29. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW at 18th, Atlanta. Members $9.25, nonmembers $16.50. 404-881-5151, puppet.org. “Othello,” Atlanta. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. Sundays. 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Nov. 3. The New American Shakespeare Tavern, 499 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. Thursday $15-$20, Friday $22-$32, Saturday $24$36, Sunday $15-$28. $5 parking. 404-874-5299, shakespearetavern.com. “The Dragon King,” Atlanta. Through Nov. 3. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW at 18th, Atlanta. Members $9.25, nonmembers $16.50. 404-881-5151.

Upcoming

“Autumn Portraits,” Atlanta. Nov. 8-10. Center for Puppetry Arts, 1404 Spring St. NW at 18th, Atlanta. Members $9.25, nonmembers $16.50. 404-881-5151. “King Lear,” Atlanta. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. Sundays, 10 a.m. most Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Nov. 9 through Dec. 1. The New American Shakespeare Tavern, 499 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. Thursday $15-$20, Friday $22-$32, Saturday $24-$36, Sunday $15-$28. $5 parking. Previews Nov. 7-8. $15. 404-874-5299.

Festival and with the Baltimore Opera. The orchestral program includes the exciting “Scherzo” from Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, Rossini’s scintillating Overture to “The Silken Ladder,” and Wagner’s expansive and richly orchestrated “Prelude and Love Death” from Tristan and Isolde. Maestro Thomas Ludwig will lead the 80-piece orchestra. He is the former music director of the New York City Symphony and resident conductor for American Ballet Theatre with Mikhail Baryshnikov at the Metropolitan Opera House. For more information, visit www.ludwigsymphony. org or call 770-623-8623.

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