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ART BEAT: New London Theatre to present 'Death of a Salesman'

The classic tale of Willy Loman comes to Snellville

Audiences have a chance to see the performans on Fridays through Sundays until Nov. 17, when the play closes.

ART BEAT: The Actor's Edge looking for young performers

Young actors ages 10-17 have a chance to be in a funny mystery when The Actor’s Edge presents “Murder’s in the Heir” in November.

ART BEAT: Young Gwinnett dancers to travel for summer intensives

Several performers are traveling around the United States and out of the country to sharpen their skills.

ART BEAT: Drama and dance camps abound in Duluth

Sugarloaf Performing Arts and New Dawn Theater offers several camps this summer.

ART BEAT: 'Aladdin' takes stage by Northeast Atlanta Ballet

This ballet was brought back to the stage due to popular demand.

ART BEAT: Duluth Fine Arts League to hold scholarship auditions

This year, three scholarships will be presented to first-, second- and third-place winners in the respective amounts of $2,500, $1,500 and $1,000.

ART BEAT: Hudgens Center offers summer camps for creative kids

Four "Color Wheel" camps and three "Summer Pottery Camps" are being offered in June and July.

ART BEAT: Lawrenceville Community Orchestra to launch in spring

The new group's first performance is slated for April 4.

ART BEAT: Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra invites audiences to 'Xperience the Passion'

On Dec. 17, audiences can watch "Shiver" at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center.

Duluth Fine Arts League invited art lovers into area homes

Four Duluth homes open its doors for the arts.

ART BEAT: Zephyr Instrumental launches its first 'Master Season' of concerts

The Gwinnett group kicks off its concert season Oct. 13 and 14.

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ART BEAT: Anita's Art School opens its doors for an open house, homecoming

Anita Stewart has been a mainstay of the visual arts and arts education community in Gwinnett for a long time.

ART BEAT: Hudgens Center's fall classes include workshops

The nine workshops planned begin Saturday and run through Nov. 4.

ART BEAT: Lionheart Theatre's drama camps for young artists offer creative fun

The Norcross theater offers three summer camps from June 25 to 29 for performers of all ages.

ART BEAT: Mikki Dillon's "Forays into Photography" on display at St. Edwards gallery

"Forays into Photography" consists of 26 pieces, depicting scenes from Italy, Japan and from South Carolina to New Mexico.

ART BEAT: Visual artist Adrian Green creates murals to inspire viewers

Visual artist and DeKalb County Fire and Rescue professional, Adrian Green began creating murals in a variety of public buildings in 1995.

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ART BEAT: Broadway arrives in Suwanee with 'Hairspray'

The culture of the '60s has fascinated people for years. Filled with social change, tragedy and upheaval, the '60s also ushered in new ideas that uplifted those who lived through the turmoil.

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Author Karin Slaughter's appearance to help libraries

The Norcross Barnes and Noble store will be the site of best-selling author Karin Slaughter's highly anticipated annual appearance at 7 p.m. July 1. The event will also be a benefit for Gwinnett Public Libraries.

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ART BEAT: New London Theatre to take audiences to Oz again

Audiences will have an opportunity to revisit a favorite musical as New London Theatre presents "The Wizard of Oz (Junior)" on Saturdays and Sundays from May 14-22 and again on June 4. The performances will take place at the New London Theatre facility located at 2485 W. Main St. in Snellville, Georgia.

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ART BEAT: Fine Arts League to bring Terry Kay to Duluth

"To Dance with the White Dog" is a much lauded book, and its author, Terry Kay, is one of Georgia's most recognized and popular authors. What better choice to be the first book and first author selected for the Duluth Fine Arts League's first Duluth Reads event?

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ART BEAT: Music festival in Duluth features lineup of Ga. musicians

The Duluth Festival Center Amphitheater Stage will showcase nine musical acts beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday in what is hopefully the first year of many for the Duluth Music Festival. What is special about this festival is that all the performers are Georgians and they represent a variety of musical styles. Best of all, there is no admission fee.

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ART BEAT: Tannery Row looking for artists while Suwanee rocks 'Footloose'

The Tannery Row Artist Colony is asking artists to submit work for a new exhibition to be held Oct. 16 through Dec. 4 at the facility at 554 W. Main St. in Buford. The exhibition is titled "The Music in Me," and it will be juried by Angela Nichols, director of education and public programming for the Hudgens Center for the Arts.

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ART BEAT: Theater welcomes Tony nominee for 'Once on This Island' gala

Red Phoenix Theatre highlights its summer with a special weekend today and Saturday as it presents "Once on This Island," a Broadway production that garnered eight Tony nominations. A special public preview will be held at 8 p.m. today. On Saturday, there will be a matinee at 2 p.m., and later a silent auction and black tie gala, culminating with an 8 p.m. performance.

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ART BEAT: Author returns to Norcross Barnes & Noble

Atlanta's Karin Slaughter is petite, blonde, vivacious and brilliant. She neither looks nor acts like the author of murder mysteries that leave little to the imagination. However, her novels have enjoyed inclusion on the New York Times Best Seller list and have been translated into numerous foreign languages.

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ART BEAT: Stone Mountain Chorus invites group to share stage

The Stone Mountain Chorus is an all-male group, but a lot of ladies will be lending this award-winning group their voices at the annual spring concert to be held at 3 p.m. June 5.

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ART BEAT: Red Phoenix Theatre rises in Duluth's historic downtown

On a cold winter's night in 2009, three theatrical friends sat discussing all the plays they wanted to produce, act in or direct: theater with bite, with diversity.

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ART BEAT: Lionheart offers drama courses for all ages

Lionheart Theatre is offering a number of exciting opportunities for aspiring actors of all ages to "get in touch with the inner thespian."

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ART BEAT: Dance education starts early with new kid's book

"Dear Baby, Let's Dance!" is a new children's book with a joyous message for little ones: Dancing is fun. At 11 a.m. Saturday, the book's author, Carol Casey, will be at Barnes and Noble's Norcross location to sign books. She will also encourage parents to take the book's charming idea and put it to work in their own homes.

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CALMES: Choral Guild to perform at Spivey Hall

The Gwinnett Choral Guild's history is taking a new turn, one that will lead to the very prestigious performing space at Spivey Hall on Feb. 21. This concert will be the first performance the group has given in the Clayton County theater, a performing space that has offered Atlanta audiences the highest quality classical and jazz music since 1991.

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ART BEAT: New Suwanee nonprofit seeks to embrace all art forms, artists

"Suwanee is an award-winning community, recognized twice by Money magazine as one of America's best places to live. Now it's time to become one of America's best places to enjoy the arts," said Vickie Johnson, co-founder and president of the new North Gwinnett Arts Association Inc. She made this enthusiastic pronouncement while outlining the goals and aspirations of this new group in support of community arts and artists.

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ART BEAT: Barefoot in the Park looks ahead to May

Barefoot In the Park Fine Arts Festival will celebrate its sixth annual event this May 8 and 9 on the rolling lawn of Duluth's Town Green.

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ART BEAT: Gwinnett Ballet Theatre adds twist to classic 'Nutcracker'

As Gwinnett Ballet Theatre's "The Nutcracker" continues at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center with the 16 performances of its 28th season, Artistic Director Lisa Sheppard Robson couldn't resist taking this holiday favorite and turning it upside down. So many jokes and take-offs on the traditional ballet had been running through her head for years, and she decided it was time to let the ideas run wild.

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Art Beat: Gwinnett music groups offer holiday concerts

Two of the area's arts organizations will offer a musical prelude to the holidays with several concerts in Gwinnett and beyond.

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ART BEAT: Tannery Row artists enjoy the busy holiday season

As holiday shoppers consider their gift-giving options, they might want to think about a visit to historic Tannery Row in Buford. The artist colony that uses the space in this wonderful, old building has a lot to offer those who seek one-of-a-kind art items. This year is also special, as the artists of Tannery Row have joined with another organization to help make the holidays brighter for those in need.

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