February 10, 2011
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One young Gwinnett artist is enjoying a summer filled with challenging artistic experiences. Sam Casey, son of Lionheart Theatre’s Sean and Chris Casey, is at the helm of the play “Seussical Jr.” as its director, managing and inspiring dozens of other teen actors and technical workers.
With the sultry weather making everyone hot and cranky, it’s nice to know that the Hudgens Center for the Arts is nearby to keep you cool, with plenty of “cool” things to see and do for all ages. The Hudgens Center recently opened four new exhibitions, and art camps for kids are going full swing.
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.
Chocolates are a lovely gift to bestow upon your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day, but if you want to be original, how about choosing a “Musical Valentine” instead? Whether your taste is in classical music, barbershop or rock and roll, you’ll have fun surprising your honey with something more than candy this year.
Can you paint with a needle? Sculpt with fabric? The talented members of the Tangled Threads Doll Club can, and their artwork is on view in an exhibition titled “Frost and Fantasy in Fibers” at Pinckneyville Community Arts and Recreations Center in Norcross. The exhibition is on view and will end Jan. 28.
The best of metro Atlanta’s theatre productions were honored at the 6th annual SUZI Awards on Nov. 8 in a gala evening presentation which glittered with the region’s theatrical royalty. Among those in attendance were representatives of Gwinnett’s own Aurora Theatre, which took home three SUZI Awards.
The Ludwig Symphony Orchestra will offer concert-goers a roster of guest artists and a variety of classical selections when this professional orchestra takes the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center stage at 8 p.m. Nov. 20. No less than five featured performers or performing groups will be highlighted, performing on piano, violin and clarinet.
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.
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.
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.
How many adults go to work every day wishing they could make a living by following a dream? By "working" at something they created and loved?