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Holiday classic dances, sparkles

More than 122 years ago, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was commissioned by the director of Russia's Imperial Theatre to compose the score for "The Nutcracker," using a libretto adapted from E. T. A. Hoffman's The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.

December 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Knightly musicians trumpet birth of Christ with concert

The Knights Chamber Orchestra from New York and the University of Georgia Hodgson Singers along with four professional soloists will combine their talents for a rare complete performance of Handel's Messiah.

December 18, 2014 | | Get Out top stories


Scrooge ‘bah humbugs’ Christmas

The timeless classic feature a mean "humbug" of a man, three ghosts and a special boy named Tiny Tim will take its place on stage once again this holiday season.

December 18, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


‘Jerusalem’ explores history, religion

The giant-screen film "Jerusalem" at Fernbank Museum of Natural History's IMAX® Theatre, in conjunction with the Winter Wonderland exhibition, has turned the museum into a holiday attraction.

December 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Children’s theater transports audience to underwater world

Based on Disney's animated movie, a children's theater group will bring "The Little Mermaid Jr." to life this weekend at Brenau University's Hosch Theater.

December 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Santa Claus hunting down letter-stealing thief in play

Ominous Crook and his sidekick, Skellmutt, are two dastardly bad-guys who are out to stop Christmas by stealing Santa Claus' mail.

December 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Center transforms for live radio broadcast of 'It's a Wonderful Life'

The holidays wouldn't be the holidays without seeing the Christmas classic, "It's a Wonderful Life" at least once.

December 11, 2014 | Tyler Bennett | Get Out top stories


Gainesville man attempts tire-flipping record

While holding three world records in strength and endurance may be enough for some folks, it isn't for one Hall County Sheriff's Office employee.

December 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Annual John Berry Christmas show set for Dec. 18

As the Christmas spirit is about giving, country artist John Berry is primed to do just that in his upcoming annual Christmas show. But his giving will be two-fold.

December 11, 2014 | By Amanda Head ahead@gainesvilletimes.com | Get Out top stories


Cornelia filled with holiday spirit

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is upon the city of Cornelia, which plans to celebrate in style.

December 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Pottery pieces fresh out of kiln

To celebrate its 30 years in operation, the Crocker Pottery in Lula will unveil more than 200 pieces of folk potter Saturday, Dec. 13.

December 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Experience Christmas by candlelight at McDaniel Farm

While Christmas consumerism runs rampant this holiday season, the Environmental and Heritage Center is offering an escape to the hustle and bustle.

December 11, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


‘Pippin’ pops into town

A performance troupe will descend on the Gainesville High School stage to recount the tale of a young prince named "Pippin."

December 04, 2014 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Turning humbug to holy cow in Habersham

As every knows the classic Charles Dickens tale "A Christmas Carol," the Habersham Community Theatre troupe has decided to turn the traditional holiday tale upside down.

December 04, 2014 | | Get Out top stories


Christmas tree twinkles and sings at church

Singers have been rehearsing and will be ready to gather on a decorated stage in the shape of a Christmas tree to perform the "Living Christmas Tree" concert next week.

December 04, 2014 | BY AMANDA HEAD ahead@gainesvilletimes.com | Get Out top stories


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Veterans outline ways to help families of military men

Aiming to supply deceased veterans the honor they deserve and ease families' burden of transportation, Donald Ware began a company to provide these services with In Their Honor Transports.

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Students to sing iconic ‘Oklahoma’ musical

"There's a bright golden haze on the meadow" and "the corn is as high as an elephant's eye" in "Oklahoma!"

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Cadets turn into fanciful characters

Riverside Military Academy cadets will morph into the quirky and memorable characters of one of William Shakespeare's most well-known comedies this week.

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Lanier Chamber Singers to celebrate Bach's birthday

Music lovers with an affinity for Johann Sebastian Bach and his other classical friends will be delighted with the upcoming concert from the Lanier Chamber Singers.

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Runners race down Riverside Drive

Walkers and runners of all shapes, sizes and fitness levels can trek across Riverside Military Academy as part of the annual Chamber Chase next week.

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Humane society to provide shots for furry friends

Pet owners seeking an affordable way to care for their four-legged friends will have their chance this weekend.

March 19, 2015 | Times staff reports | Get Out top stories


Children in pursuit of Easter eggs

While the Easter fun comes a little early this year, the Hall County Parks and Leisure Department is having its festivities later in the day to accommodate its new event.

March 18, 2015 | BY CAROLINE WATTS intern@gainesvilletimes.com | Get Out top stories


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