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$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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Double Feature: Celebrating the Birthdays of Earl Smith and The Strand

Double Feature: Celebrating the Birthdays of Earl Smith and The Strand

MARIETTA, GA -- This January marks a very special double feature event for The Strand Theatre.

"We have the opportunity to celebrate two legends: the two-year birthday of the reopening of the Earl Smith Strand Theatre and the 80th birthday of the theatre's namesake, Earl Smith," said Strand executive director Earl Reece.

The Strand Theatre (117 North Park Square, Marietta, 30060) opened its doors in 1935, providing movie entertainment to thousands before closing its doors as a movie house in 1976. After serving as a variety of venues, a "FOR RENT" sign was placed in the box office window.

Earl Smith saw the weathered and time-ravaged Strand and envisioned her classic beauty restored at the center of a thriving community. With the assistance of many volunteers, he organized the nonprofit Friends of the Strand, Inc.

'Fun in the Park' Photo Contest Winners Announced

'Fun in the Park' Photo Contest Winners Announced

COBB COUNTY, GA -- The "Fun in the Park" Photo Contest, hosted by the Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, is over for 2010.

This year marked the largest turn-out in the contest's history. Over 280 photos, all of which were taken in Cobb parks, were submitted in the three categories.

With so many great photos submitted, the panel of eight judges had a difficult time selecting the winners.

Brookhaven Arts Festival, this weekend

Celebrating its seventh year, the Brookhaven Arts Festival, returns to Apple Valley Road. Constant with their claim that they “bring communities together”, Brookhaven Bank will present this festival free of charge and it offers a little something for everyone.

On Saturday and Sunday, October 16th and 17th, the festival will be take place directly behind the Brookhaven-Oglethorpe MARTA station (between North Druid Hills and Dresden Drive). More than 125 juried artists will be displaying and marketing their fine arts.

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.

Kennesaw State Honors Local Leaders, Artists

KENNESAW, GA -- The Kennesaw State University College of the Arts will present its annual Flourish Awards at the third annual Flourish Luncheon on Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 11:30 a.m. at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

More than 200 guests are expected to attend the luncheon, which is anticipated to raise more than $100,000 to benefit scholarship endowments and student-learning initiatives in the KSU College of the Arts. The event's theme, "Be Inspired," spotlights the role the arts play in reinvigorating people through creative activity and new ways of looking at the world.

"At this year's luncheon, we are really highlighting our students," said Joseph Meeks, who has served as the dean of the college since its inception in 1998. "Guests will be able to experience the talent and dedication of the students through displays, videos and live performances."

The Flourish Awards honor those who have helped the arts flourish in Georgia.

Metropolitan Atlanta Theater Awards Announces 2010 Ceremony

ATLANTA, GA -- Nearly 300 local theater leaders, supporters and fans from all throughout the Atlanta area will be on hand to recognize this year's nominees and winners at the Annual Metropolitan Atlanta Theater Awards Ceremony on Sunday, September 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center in Roswell.

The ceremony will once again be headed up by one of Atlanta's most loved and acclaimed actors, Jeff McKerley, and punctuated with musical performances from this year's nominees for Best Overall Musical.

Since 2004, the Metropolitan Atlanta Theater (MAT) Awards has celebrated the talents of Atlanta's community theaters and small professional theater companies. The 2010 season brought 24 productions for consideration of awards, resulting in 108 nominees in 29 categories.

For more information about the 2010 MAT Awards Ceremony, please visit http://www.matawards.com/AwardCeremony.html.