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Winston Churchill’s Descendent Delivers Special Invitation

Winston Churchill’s Descendent Delivers Special Invitation

FAYETTEVILLE – (submitted by Melinda Barry-Dreisbach) A visit of historical proportions took place on Friday at Fayette County High.

Sir Winston Churchill’s great grandson, Duncan Sandys, and also the Lord Mayor of the City of Westminster, made a personal appearance to invite the school’s chorus to perform in the London International Choral Festival taking place in London, England December 27, 2011-January 4, 2012.

The choral festival is being held in conjunction with the London New Year's Parade. This will be the first official event in Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee Celebration, honoring 60 years on the throne.

Orchestra to Make Community Donation to Give Kids the World

FAYETTEVILLE – (submitted by Melinda Barry-Dreisbach) The Whitewater High School Orchestra is paying it forward to an organization that helped one of its own while dealing with a life-threatening illness.

The Orchestra is scheduled to perform at the Give Kids the World Village in Kissimmee, FL on April 2. Give Kids the World is a nonprofit organization that provides memorable, magical, cost-free experiences to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families by arranging visits to the Central Florida attractions. Children and their families stay at the Give Kids the World Village during their visit.
Back in 2004, one of the orchestra’s families was granted a wish by the organization. They and their child, who was diagnosed with leukemia, stayed at the village and visited Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom and Universal Studios, all at no cost to the family.

$10 General Admission Ticket to The Brand New Kid, produced by Synchronicity Theatre ($18 value)

$10 General Admission Ticket to The Brand New Kid, produced by Synchronicity Theatre ($18 value)

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Summer Concert Series at The Fred, Announced

Summer Concert Series at The Fred, Announced

The Frederick Brown Jr. “The Fred” Amphitheater in Peachtree City has announced the 2011 summer concert series:

April 30 – Kenny G

May 14 – Creedence Clearwater Revisited

June 18 – Jo Dee Messina with Jimmy Wayne

July 16 – Kool & The Gang

August 5 – To be announced March 21

August 20 – 10,000 Maniacs and Edwin McCain

Series ticket renewals will take place February 16 – 28. Public series tickets will go on sale on Friday, March 4, at the Fred Box Office, and on-line with www.ticketalternative.com. Individual tickets can be purchased beginning Monday, March 7.  Visit www.amphitheater.org for more information.

FCHS Wind Ensemble to Perform at 34th Annual University of South Carolina Band Clinic

FCHS Wind Ensemble to Perform at 34th Annual University of South Carolina Band Clinic

FAYETTEVILLE – (FBOE) The Fayette County High Wind Ensemble has the honor of being the only out-of-state school invited to perform at the 34th Annual University of South Carolina Band Clinic in February.

The ensemble is one of three invited as guest performers; the other two are local bands from Columbia, South Carolina. Fayette County High’s wind ensemble will perform “Toccata Marziale” by Ralph Vaughan Williams, “Ballade” by Darren Jenkins, “Third Symphony, Mvt.

Marietta Native to Star in Starr's Mill Play

Professional actress and Marietta native, Kayce Grogan-Wallace, who teaches theatre at Marietta Middle School, is going back to high school this fall—Starr’s Mill High School, to be exact—as a cast member in the Fayette County school’s production of the wildly popular Broadway musical “Hairspray.”

Set in 1962, “Hairspray,” which won eight Tony Awards in 2003, tells the story of the pleasantly plump Baltimore teen Tracy Turnblad, whose greatest desire is to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star, but she must use her newfound power to vanquish the reigning teen queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin and integrate a TV network—all without denting her hairdo.