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Gainesville author creates a fantasy world for teens

To everyone at Brenau University, Alison Reeger Cook is the administrative assistant to the Office of Communications and Publications.

January 08, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Get Out top stories


UNG faculty shows off artistic flourish

The University of North Georgia will showcase the work of faculty members of the Department of Visual Arts in the Faculty Biennial, which runs through January and February in galleries across the university's campuses.

January 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Civil Rights leader MLK Jr. in spotlight

A community collaborative exhibit featuring a visual poetry project on the theme of cooperation will honor Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. this month.

January 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Ukuleles add comic element to concert

Combining charming Kiwi humor with expert musicality, the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra presents the ukulele as it's never been played before, featuring songs made famous by such diverse artists as Justin Timberlake, Dolly Parton, Elvis, The Beatles, Cyndi Lauper, Prince and Kings of Leon.

January 08, 2015 | | Get Out top stories


Opera scenes ring through Piedmont

"Great Scenes from Great Operas" is the theme for the Piedmont College Opera Workshop class concert.

January 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Human and puppet play on Avenue Q

The comic modern musical focusing on a group of unique 20-somethings making their way in the big city and seeking their purpose in life returns to the Habersham Community Theater in Clarkesville.

January 08, 2015 | | Get Out top stories


‘Swan Lake’ swoops into Athens

The timeless music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky will accompany the classic ballet "Swan Lake" at the University of Georgia Performing Arts Center next week.

January 08, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Exhibit examines Lincoln's struggles during Civil War

Did you ever wonder how President Abraham Lincoln used the Constitution to confront three intertwined crises of the Civil War: the secession of Southern states, slavery and wartime civil liberties?

January 01, 2015 | | Get Out top stories


Two authors dig deeper into North Georgia

Exploring the nature wonders for North Georgia and understanding the science lying behind the scenery is the topic two scientists plan to unearth at Elachee Nature Science Center.

January 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


North Georgia Zoo to start winter behind-the-scenes tours

With winter officially here, the North Georgia Zoo and Petting Farm is beginning its Winter Wonderland Tours this weekend.

January 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Sautee center teaches precision oil painting

Learning the intricacies of oil painting is the purpose of a weekly adult oil painting class, which begins is next four-week session this month at Sautee Nacoochee Center.

January 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Artists learn to paint from photo at arts center

Transforming a photograph into a painting is the task artists will undertake for three days at Quinlan Visual Arts Center.

January 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Leecherous leech wooing 2 Windsor women

Sir John Falstaff, in Windsor and short of money, decides to woo Mistress Ford and Mistress Page, prosperous citizens' wives, and sends identical letters to them.

January 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Holly Theater seeking ‘Nerd’ and other actors

A two-act comedy featuring a former soldier and a "nerd" who saved his life in Vietnam is seeking men and women to portray the characters in the upcoming production at the Holly Theater.

January 01, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Youths acting out to win awards

For two years, a group of young actors from Northeast Georgia captured awards at the Junior Theater Festival. This year, Play on Players plans to do the same.

January 01, 2015 | Amanda Head | Get Out top stories


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Shake off your cabin fever with a dose of painting

While many residents may remain cooped inside their homes, the Bowen for the Arts Center in Dawsonville is coaxing some out of doors and into a creative state of minds with a mixture of art workshops in Dawsonville.

January 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Traditional German celebration floats through Helen

When you think of parades, brightly colored costumes and parties this time of year, Mardi Gras may come to mind. But instead of Mardi Gras, think Fasching.

January 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Braselton prepares for sweet "Chocolate Walk"

Unique chocolate delicacies will be in the public eye as the first-ever "Chocolate Walk" begins in downtown Braselton.

January 29, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Former Irish Tenor to sing for charitable causes

A smooth, soothing voice meets powerful music and philanthropy when John McDermott takes the stage for many of his concerts. Now McDermott, once a member of the famed Irish Tenors and multi-platinum recording artist, will bring his range of hymns, traditional songs and contemporary music to Gainesville.

January 29, 2015 | Kelsey Williamson | Get Out top stories


Rodrigo Rodriguez uses his talent to spread the gospel

Born into a musically inclined family, Rodrigo Rodriguez began playing guitar very early in his life. In fact, the Quito, Ecuador, native recorded his first album at age 12.

January 22, 2015 | BY CAROLINE WATTS intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Get Out top stories


'Prairie Home Companion' host to share stories

Garrison Keillor, host of the long-running radio program "A Prairie Home Companion," will indulge North Georgia residents with an evening of his hypnotic storytelling this month.

January 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Renaissance music resonates off walls of Piedmont

Ranging from the Renaissance era through the present Jeri-Mae G. Astolfi's repertoire affirms her keen interest in new music.

January 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Fernbank Museum to celebrate 45 years of Sesame Street

Sesame Street has been on television for 45 years and Fernbank Museum of Natural History plans to mark the anniversary with a party.

January 22, 2015 | | Get Out top stories


Visitors can explore pioneer life as a youth at EHC

Step into another time and place and learn how to be a colonial blacksmith, paddle a Native American canoe or churn butter like an American pioneer at the Environmental and Heritage Center.

January 22, 2015 | | Get Out top stories


Ghost walk inspires night of stories in Sautee Nacoochee

A warm and welcoming event filled with stories of local lore and a free dinner is in store for the Sautee Nacoochee community.

January 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Spartan Players transform into 'Grimm' characters

While Meryl Streep and Emily Blunt star in the movie version, the Spartan Players of West Hall High School will perform the stage version "Into the Woods" next week.

January 22, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Annual Bridal Expo to take over Gainesville Civic Center

Here comes the Bridal Expo.

January 22, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Get Out top stories


Museum reception to close ceramic show at Piedmont

A reception for Japanese ceramics artist Ohi Toshio will mark the end of the two-month stay of the exhibit at the Piedmont College Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art.

January 22, 2015 | | Get Out top stories


Boat show coming to Atlanta this weekend

Georgia residents may jump into the world of watercrafts and fishing Jan. 15-18 at the Progressive Insurance Atlanta Boat Show in the Georgia World Congress Center.

January 15, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Gainesville native spends time working on 'Selma' set

Sometimes, without even trying, you find yourself becoming a part of history.

January 15, 2015 | C.L. Abercrombie | Get Out top stories


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