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Ga. Shakespeare co-founder to direct Berry College production

Ga. Shakespeare co-founder to direct Berry College production

ROME, Ga. -- The Berry College Theatre Company will present A Midsummer Night's Dream next month, and a very special guest will direct the show.

Richard Garner is co-founder and producing artistic director of Georgia Shakespeare. He is also a Berry alumnus. The American Conservatory Theater-trained actor will return to his alma mater to direct its latest production.

Performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream will be held at 7:30 p.m. Apr. 18-20 and 25-27, and at 2 p.m. on Apr. 21 and 28. All shows will be at Berry's E.H. Young Theatre.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. To reserve a seat, call the box office at 706-236-2263.

Georgia Shakespeare is based at Oglethorpe University in Brookhaven.

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LEGOLAND Discovery Center celebrates 1st birthday

LEGOLAND Discovery Center celebrates 1st birthday

ATLANTA -- After a year of successful builds, memorable events and new adventures, LEGOLAND Discovery Center is ready to celebrate its first birthday with an all-out LEGO-filled bash! The attraction is doing it big with a whole week devoted to the celebration, March 16-23. Area LEGO lovers are invited to join LEGOLAND Discovery Center for a week of themed builds, giveaways, mini birthday activities, crafts and fun visits with the attraction’s mascot, Bertie.

"Driving Miss Daisy" home on the market for $1.95 million

"Driving Miss Daisy" home on the market for $1.95 million

ATLANTA -- Twenty-three years ago, this month, Atlanta was the focus of the Academy Awards when "Driving Miss Daisy" won "Best Picture.

The film was written by Pulitzer prize winning Atlanta playwright Alfred Uhry who grew up in the Druid Hills area.

The story deals with the relationship between an elderly Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur after World War II.

And as of today, the home from the movie, which forever linked Atlanta to Hollywood is, now, up for sale and it's going to the highest bidder.

To some, the home is as defining as Jessica Tandy & Morgan Freeman and as unforgettable as Alfred Uhry's words.

It's located at 922 Lullwater Road in the Druid Hills neighborhood.

Jeff Hullinger asked, the listing agent for Coldwell Banker Doris Robinson, "How did this home get selected for the movie?"

ICAA Southeast Chapter to hold seventh annual Shutze Awards

 ICAA Southeast Chapter to hold seventh annual Shutze Awards
Winners Recognized Among Industry Notables for Excellence at Awards Ceremony

 
ATLANTA – The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA), Southeast Chapter were pleased to announce the winners of the Seventh Annual Shutze Awards at the Shutze-designed Piedmont Driving Club on Feb. 23. The Shutze Awards, named after the renowned architect Phillip Trammell Shutze, recognize excellence in traditional design and spotlight practitioners for their work while educating the general public and professionals about the enduring excellence, appeal and importance of traditional design and those in the community that contribute to its advancement.
 
The 2012 awards jury committee and master of ceremonies awarded 10 victors of various groups at a black-tie event that included a cocktail reception, elegant dinner and the Southeast’s finest design awards ceremony among prominent design practitioners.
 

Capitol City Opera presents 'The Secret Agent'

Capitol City Opera presents 'The Secret Agent'

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- Capitol City Opera will host the world premiere of an English-language opera next month.

The new opera, The Secret Agent, was composed by Atlanta resident Curtis Bryant. It is based on the 1907 Joseph Conrad novel of the same name, and tells the story of an anarchist spy living in London in the late 19th century.

Performances will be held Friday, Mar. 15 and Saturday, Mar. 16 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Mar. 17 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $30 general admission and $25 for seniors, students and military.

All performances will be held at the Conant Center for the Performing Arts at Oglethorpe University.

Learn more about The Secret Agent at curtisbryantmusic.com.

International model & mentor launches self-worth program for teens at Neiman Marcus

International model & mentor launches self-worth program for teens at Neiman Marcus

ATLANTA -- Lack of self-worth and self-esteem in teens and adolescents is a dangerous epidemic that constitutes as a gateway for many problematic behaviors and actions in their lives such as teen pregnancy STD's, abuse and unhealthy relationships, eating disorders and suicide.  The self esteem of a young girl peaks at the age of 9, and by the age of 12-13, has decreased by more than 56%.

Melba Moore talks new play in Atlanta, more!

Tony Award winning entertainer is in Atlanta for her new play Good God A'Mighty playing 2/14 - 2/24 at the 14th St. Playhouse. Watch what she says about forgiveness, her career and how she decided to stop teaching to act.