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Original Star Wars parody to premiere in Atlanta

Original Star Wars parody to premiere in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- The Spirit of Broadway presents an original show for 2013, The Skywalkers, benefiting the Compassion Programs of the Metropolitan Community Center in Atlanta.

This hysterical atypical Star Wars parody, written by Woodstock resident Trevor Petty, is "honest and respectful to each and every action in the six film saga." However, Petty saw an opportunity to create story lines, motives and intentions not originally in any of the movies. The Skywalkers will be performed on Saturday, August 24 at 8 p.m. at the First MCC Theatre.

Capitol City Opera announces summer fundraiser

Capitol City Opera announces summer fundraiser

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Capitol City Opera Company will host On the Light Side, its summer fundraiser, later this month.

The event will be held Saturday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Church of the Atonement in Sandy Springs. Festivities include performances from popular musicals, an indoor picnic dinner and a silent auction.

On the Light Side tickets are $35 each or $350 for a table of 10. They can be purchased at ccityopera.org.

The Church of the Atonement is located at 4945 High Point Road.

Capitol City Opera Company is a non-profit that helps metro Atlanta performers learn the finer points of opera and establish their careers.

Josh Groban film to have encore screening

Josh Groban film to have encore screening

ATLANTA -- A film of Josh Groban's February concert at New York City's Allen Room will return to metro Atlanta in July.

All That Echoes Artist Cut will be screened in select theaters on Tuesday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m. The movie includes the entire Feb. 4 concert, as well as a behind-the-scenes journey through production of Groban's sixth studio album, All That Echoes, and a Q&A session with the singer's fans.

"The event will include a lot of new footage, a huge amount of behind-the-scenes of the making of 'All That Echoes' and everything that went into it," Groban said in a statement. "If you weren't able to go last time, maybe you can come this time, and if you did go last time and you want to do it again, come bring a friend."

Memorial Day weekend events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Memorial Day weekend events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

#1 Memorial Day Weekend - Salute The Troops at Stone Mountain Park:

Stone Mountain Park honors our troops and their families at Atlanta’s largest three-day Memorial Weekend event featuring free concerts, the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision®, special fireworks finale, and other patriotic activities.

Ga. Shakespeare partners with 3 universities

Ga. Shakespeare partners with 3 universities

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- Georgia Shakespeare, the Oglethorpe University-based theater group, recently announced a partnership with three other north Georgia schools.

The new alliance includes Kennesaw State University and the two schools that make up the Gainesville Theatre Alliance -- Brenau University and the University of North Georgia.

"In 2012, we took a hard look at our operating model and decided that, in order to become truly sustainable, we needed to capitalize on our unique strengths," Georgia Shakespeare managing director Lauren Morris said in a statement.

Georgia Shakespeare will use the new partnership to play up those strengths, including bringing classic stories to life in a modern, relatable way. The newly added universities will also help the company increase ticket sales and sponsorship opportunities, and allow budding performers at the schools to explore the inner workings of a professional theater company.

Oglethorpe museum hosting Japanese art exhibit

Oglethorpe museum hosting Japanese art exhibit

ATLANTA -- The Oglethorpe University Museum of Art is set to host an exhibition featuring Japanese color woodcuts and porcelain works of art.

The exhibition titled "Jiki to Hanga: Japanese Porcelain and Prints" is scheduled to open May 12 and will run through Aug. 25.

Elizabeth Peterson, the museum's director says the exhibit is inspired by collectors who are looking to support the arts in metro Atlanta and at Oglethorpe University.

The museum is also hosting a lecture series in conjunction with the exhibition on Wednesday evening between June 12 and July 24.

Museum admission is $5. Children under 12 receive free admission.

Learn more at museum.oglethorpe.edu.

Fun with Mom on Mothers Day

Fun with Mom on Mothers Day
 
Atlanta, GA – May 11th - 12th, 2013 – In addition to many Atlanta restaurants giving discounts, deals, and even free meals for Mother's Day, wouldn't you like to take your mother out to enjoy family events in Atlanta? Local businesses are highly encouraged to advertise and special offers are being made available and affordable to advertise on the CleanFreeFun website as well.