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Revelers can get 'all shook up' on New Year's Eve

While many people will ring in the New Year with friends and family, visitors to Habersham Community Theater will welcome 2015 with Elvis Presley.

December 25, 2014 | BY AMANDA HEAD ahead@gainesvilletimes.com | Get Out top stories


Residents can plunge into Lake Lanier on New Year's Day

Participants young and old are prepared to jump in the frigid waters of Lake Lanier at the 18th annual Polar Bear Plunge at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue on 3105 Clarks Bridge Road.

December 24, 2014 | BY AMANDA HEAD ahead@gainesvilletimes.com | Get Out top stories


Favorite reindeer spreads Christmas spirit

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen. But do you recall, the most famous reindeer of all?

December 23, 2014 | Times staff reports | 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


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


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


Gazing over Japanese ceramics at Piedmont College

A world-traveling exhibit of Japanese studio ceramics is making a two-month stop at the Piedmont College Mason-Scharfenstein Museum of Art in Demorest.

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


Celebrate an extreme Christmas

Christmas is a week away, but some are already handing out gifts.

December 18, 2014 | Tyler Bennett | Get Out top stories


Artist’s work inspires stillness

Since Sam Raynor was young, she knew she wanted to make people smile with her artwork.

December 18, 2014 | BY AMANDA HEAD ahead@gainesvilletimes.com | Get Out top stories


‘Gifts of Magi’ and ‘Christmas Memory’ tell touching stories

Theatrical Outfit in Atlanta continues its "Season of Compassion" with the uplifting musical "The Gifts of the Magi" and storytelling event "A Christmas Memory," which explores the compassion needed and realized when people really love each other and can triumphantly navigate adversity.

December 18, 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


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


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


‘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


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


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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


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