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Legendary musician Billy Joel to play Philips Arena

Billy Joel will perform at Philips Arena on Saturday, Feb. 28, which marks his first solo appearance at the venue since 2007.

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Upcoming best bets in arts and entertainment: Nov. 21

A look at three upcoming events to check out.

FILM FANS: 2 of 3 Film Fans agree "Rosewater" is slow, labored movie for mature audiences

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Celtic Thunder brings holiday Symphony Tour to Atlanta

Celtic Thunder has consistently been one of the most popualr entertainment programs on PBS — the group has sold over two million CDs, their music on YouTube has had over 28 million views and they have 32,000 Twitter followers.

"Dirty Dancing" brings racy dancing and iconic songs to Fox stage

Atlanta audiences will be able to have the time of their lives experiencing the classic film “Dirty Dancing” come to life on stage.

The Gala of the Royal Horses comes to Gwinnett Arena

Lipizzaner Mozart circles around himself in front of the Gwinnett Arena before rearing regally up on his hind legs. Rider Christine Drentwitt and expert trainer Rene Gasser both congratulate the Royal Horse for his performance.

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ART BEAT: "A Very Grinchy Christmas" returns and a local chorus wins national recognition

The holidays are filled with performances and events to raise the spirits and celebrate this special time of year. Some of the events are familiar and well loved, such as “The Nutcracker” and “A Christmas Carol.” Yet, there is a bounty of other activities, some which might offer surprises.

Aurora offers holiday laughs with one-woman show

Aurora Theatre gives audiences a unique perspective of the holiday season with the light-hearted comedy “The 12 Dates of Christmas.”

Chip Davis brings popular Christmas concert to Atlanta

Chip Davis is an innovator of popular instrumental music, being credited with creating the New Age genre. When he released “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas” in 1984, it trasnformed the holiday music industry.

Movie Trivia Contest — Nov. 21, 2014

So, you think you’re good at movie trivia?

New holiday attractions promise winter fun at Lanier Islands

From today until Dec. 31, Lanier Islands will open each night to offer a winter wonderland to its guests to get them into the holiday spirit. This year, the well-known and loved Magical Nights of Lights has been transformed into Lanier Islands Christmas. In addition to this new attraction, the park will also feature the brand new SnowWorld, a snowy, activity-filled destination for the whole family.

Actor Mahershala Ali joins "The Hunger Games"

The first two installments of the The Hunger Games captivated audiences around the world as they watched Katniss fight to survive in the games. In “Mockinjay Part 1” the games are destroyed, and Katniss finds herself in the dark, underground world of District 13.

MOVIE REVIEW: "Mockingjay" better off as one flick instead of two

Following the lead of both the “Harry Potter” and “Twilight” franchises, the brain trust at Lionsgate studios chose to make two movies out of the last book in “The Hunger Games” trilogy and the results are about what you’d expect.


Micheal Clark spotlights the DVD/Blu-ray release of the film “Coming Home”

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