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American Idol winner Phillip Phillips to take KSU stage

American Idol winner Phillip Phillips to take KSU stage

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Artist Phillip Phillips will be live in concert at KSU Stadium on Sunday, March 24.

Phillip Phillips won the American Idol singing competition in its eleventh season, and released his debut singe "Home" that same year. The song was used as the theme song for the United States women's gymnastics team. 

Phillips released his first album in November 2012. 

Tickets to the show can be purchased through the KSU box office, (770) 794-7809, Showtime is set for 7:00 p.m.

Atlanta Lyric Theatre announces 2013-14 season

Atlanta Lyric Theatre announces 2013-14 season

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Atlanta Lyric Theatre announced its 2013-14 lineup Thursday morning.

The Lyric, which is metro Atlanta's only local professional musical theater company, will stage five shows in its 34th season.

The lineup includes Mel Brooks' The Producers, the Broadway classic Guys and Dolls, Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies, the adventures of redhead orphan Annie and the irreverent Monty Python's Spamalot.

There are still two shows left in the Lyric's 2012-13 season -- Ragtime, which will run in April, and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in June.

The new season will not be staged at the Lyric's usual home, Marietta's Earl Smith Strand Theatre. Bob Ash, chairman of The Friends of the Strand Inc., said the two organizations could not reach an agreement.

Pebblebrook HS presents 'Little Shop of Horrors'

Pebblebrook HS presents 'Little Shop of Horrors'

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts will stage Little Shop of Horrors later this month.

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According to information from CCCEPA:

A doo-wop spoof of 1950s sci-fi disaster movies, "Little Shop of Horrors" follows the misadventures of Seymour, a down-and-out floral assistant who longs to get the girl of his dreams and escape life on skid row. He becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon, "Audrey II" grows into an ill-tempered, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination.

Chattahoochee Tech begins ESL program

Chattahoochee Tech begins ESL program

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Chattahoochee Technical College will roll out a new program for non-native English-speaking students next month.

The Intensive English Program will feature classes in American culture and the English language, with a focus on grammar, writing, reading, speaking and listening. Students will learn in several environments, including a classroom, computer lab, library and from peer tutors.

"In the broad scope, the program will offer international students who currently attend or are interested in attending undergraduate programs in the United States the opportunity to improve their English language skills," Chattahoochee Tech ESL resource instructor Carol Glickman said in a statement.

Tuition for the Intensive English Program is $1,410 for full-time students, which includes 160 hours of instruction. There are also part-time options that cost $300 per class.

Cobb County author to host book signing

Cobb County author to host book signing

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Author and Marietta resident Dan Farr will host a book signing in Acworth next month.

Farr will sign copies of Final Score! Sports Devotions Volume 1 on Saturday, Mar. 2 at Books-A-Million. He will be at the store from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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According to a release from Farr's publisher, Tate Publishing:

Melba Moore talks new play in Atlanta, more!

Tony Award winning entertainer is in Atlanta for her new play Good God A'Mighty playing 2/14 - 2/24 at the 14th St. Playhouse. Watch what she says about forgiveness, her career and how she decided to stop teaching to act.

Al Roker talks White House, new book and his rules!

Conn Jackson chats with Al Roker about his connection to Atlanta, how he has maintained his weight loss, his new memoir and much more!