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Artist’s work inspires stillness

Artist’s work inspires stillness

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

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Celebrate an extreme Christmas

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

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Gazing over Japanese ceramics at Piedmont College

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.

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Holiday classic dances, sparkles

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.

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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.

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Scrooge ‘bah humbugs’ Christmas

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.

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

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‘Jerusalem’ explores history, religion

‘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.

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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.

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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.

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

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.

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Gainesville man attempts tire-flipping record

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.

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Annual John Berry Christmas show set for Dec. 18

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.

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Cornelia filled with holiday spirit

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.

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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.

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Experience Christmas by candlelight at McDaniel Farm

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.

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‘Pippin’ pops into town

‘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.”

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Turning humbug to holy cow in Habersham

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.

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Christmas tree twinkles and sings at church

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. 

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Ring in holidays with choir carols

Sautee Nacoochee residents will get into the mood of Christmas with its Community Chorale concert next weekend.

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Discover handmade gifts at Bowen Center for the Arts

Discover handmade gifts at Bowen Center for the Arts

Artwork, leather and handcrafted gifts will fill the rooms for the holiday season at Bowen Center for the Arts in Dawsonville.

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Falling in love with Latin art

Falling in love with Latin art

Three new promising exhibitions will adorn the walls of the Quinlan Visual Arts Center for the winter season in Gainesville.

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Secrets hide underneath the surface in ‘Imitation Game’

World War II, for those a little rusty on their history, wasn’t won by Brad Pitt or Gen. Patton or Captain America.

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Eat breakfast with Santa in Hall County

Santa Claus is scheduled to make a special trip to Hall County’s community centers this year for breakfast.

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Race against firefighters raises funds

Hall County firefighters will hit the pavement in a race to raise money for their injured comrades.

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'Wild' confronts baggage in isolation

'Wild' confronts baggage in isolation

Cheryl Strayed, as played by Reese Witherspoon in Jean-Marc Vallee’s “Wild,” is, bless the lord, not an easily discernible type.

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Paying homage to John Kollock with holiday art show

Paying homage to John Kollock with holiday art show

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‘White Christmas’ echos in Dahlonega

‘White Christmas’ echos in Dahlonega

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Christmas season parades into town

Christmas season parades into town

Christmas comes early to Gainesville when Christmas on Green Street takes over the downtown area Dec. 7.

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North Georgia cities to celebrate Yuletide season soon

As twinkling lights are strung and the scent of pine lingers through the air, the Northeast Georgia community prepares for the Christmas season. Along with the numerous activities planned in the Gainesville area, surrounding cities and towns have their fair share of events planned to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.

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Experience a ‘Norman Rockwell’ Christmas in Flowery Branch

Experience a ‘Norman Rockwell’ Christmas in Flowery Branch

Christmas is even bigger and better this year, thanks to Flowery Branch and its dedicated elves.

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Area choirs to heralding the arrival of Christmas

Area choirs to heralding the arrival of Christmas

As the holiday season hits full swing, many college and community choirs will warm up their voices to sing the holy hymns and seasonal songs in annual Christmas concerts.

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Start day with pancakes and Santa Claus

While many young children clamor for time on Santa’s lap to share their Christmas gift list, the Wauka Mountain Multiple Intelligences Academy is offering kids a chance to eat with the jolly old elf.

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Touring the homey beds of Dahlonega in annual event

As the holiday decorations go up around town, a handful of business owners will invite tourists into their abodes for the annual Holiday Tour of Dahlonega Bed & Breakfast Inns.

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See reason for season in live nativity

With Thanksgiving focused on the family and Black Friday focused on shopping, the North Georgia Zoo and Petting Farm focuses this weekend on the real reason for the season.

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Holiday fairy tale comes to life

Falling asleep underneath the Christmas tree doesn’t always cue a dance number, but when it does, it always brings a nutcracker to life.

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Christmas elf takes over Horizon Theatre

The family favorite “Madeline’s Christmas” and David Sedaris’ comedic gem “The Santaland Diaries” will return to Horizon Theatre this holiday season to entertain young and old alike.

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