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Concert calendar
Feb. 19-25
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This week

Faculty Cooperative Recital, Dahlonega. North Georgia College & State University faculty. 8-9 p.m. today, Gloria Shott Performance Hall, North Georgia College & State University, 82 College Circle, Dahlonega. $5 adults, $2 students, free with NGCSU ID. 706-864-1423 or

Matt Papa Band, Gainesville. Benefits Hall County Right to Life and Gainesville Care Center. 7 p.m. Friday, Lakewood Baptist Church, 2235 Thompson Bridge Road, Gainesville. $8 in advance, $10 at the door. 770-287-5143.

Kevin Bales Trio, Gainesville. The Arts Council Evenings of Intimate Jazz concert series. 8 p.m. Saturday, Smithgall Arts Center, 331 Spring St. SW, Gainesville. $25. 770-534-2787.

Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Demorest. The orchestra will perform Bach, Handel, Haydn and Mozart pieces with Baroque and Classical period instruments. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Center for Worship and Music, Piedmont College, 165 Central Ave., Demorest. $10 adults, $5 students and seniors, free for Piedmont students, faculty and staff. 706-778-3000, ext. 1152. 

The Fab Four, Athens. Beatles tribute band. 8 p.m. Saturday, The Classic Center, 300 N. Thomas St., Athens. 706-357-4506. 

Benefit concert, Gainesville. Lanier Chamber Singers, Keith and Priscilla Jefcoat and other musicians. Benefits the Jimmy Cutrell Fund. 3 p.m. Sunday, Pearce Auditorium, Brenau University, 500 Washington St., Gainesville. Donation. 678-935-2082 or

Church Choir Festival, Cumming. Church choirs perform with NGCSU Singers, Le Belle Voci and Patriot Choir. Donations benefit Angel Connection and Treat the Troops. 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, First Baptist Church, 1597 Sawnee Drive, Cumming. 706-864-1423 or

Organ recital, Gainesville. Robert Poovey. 5 p.m. Sunday, Grace Episcopal Church, 431 Washington St., Gainesville. 770-536-0126. 

Music Celebration, Cornelia. The Alliance for African-American Music. Black spirituals performed by the Habersham Singers and the Piedmont College Gospel Choir. 3 p.m. Sunday, Cornelia United Methodist Church, 275 Wyly St., Cornelia. Donations benefit the Lachicotte-Strickland Scholarship for minority students majoring in music at Piedmont College. 706-778-3000, ext. 1152.


"Something Old, Something New," Gainesville. Performed by the Northwinds Symphonic Band. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28, Pearce Auditorium, Brenau University, 500 Washington St., Gainesville. $15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students.

Big Easy Speakeasy and Casino Night, Gainesville. Benefits the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra. The Atlanta Jazz Krewe will perform Dixieland jazz. Silent auction, casino games, dancing and dessert; bring your own drinks. 8 p.m. Feb. 28, The Arts Cottage, 203 Green St., Gainesville. $50, gaming chips included. 770-532-5727.

Rush of Fools, Cleveland. 7 p.m. Feb. 28, Truett-McConnell College, 100 Alumni Drive, Cleveland. $8 students, $12 adults in advance. 706-865-2134.