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ART BEAT: Lionheart Theatre premieres an original comedy by local playwright Laura King

A comedy about four “mature” women breaking out of the old folks home on July 4th sounds too good to miss. “Independence Day at Happy Meadows” was written by local playwright Laura King.

ART BEAT: City of Duluth is 'Finding its Mojo' using the arts as a catalyst

“Finding your ‘mojo’ means finding the magic in what you do,” Duluth Mayor Nancy Harris said. “You have to dig deeper and find what’s unique, because people are looking for authenticity.”

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ART BEAT: Live Arts Theatre presents a buddy comedy that joins Dorothy of Oz with Alice of Wonderland

Did you know that there is a “nether region” existing between Oz and Wonderland called the “Tulgey Wood?”

ART BEAT: New London’s ‘Broadway Bound’ young artists present ‘Aladdin’

New London Theatre produces wonderful plays performed and directed by adults, but it also offers young thespians theatrical opportunities.

ART BEAT: Gwinnett arts leadership offers wishes and thoughts for 2015

It has been a stellar year for the arts in Gwinnett, but 2014 is history. What do our arts leaders have to say about the upcoming year?

ART BEAT: Nancy’s Candy and Spice can add flavor to your holiday gift giving

A very unique, and very fragrant, store is nestled on the corner of the Lawrenceville Historic Square.

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ART BEAT: Tannery Row celebrates local visual arts talent with the "Winners Circle" awards

Tannery Row Artist Colony will highlight the holiday season with a special exhibition of works by area visual artists. The “Winners Circle” show will give six award winners from the 2014 juried shows an opportunity to shine.

ART BEAT: North Gwinnett Arts Association offers a 'Picture Perfect' exhibit at the Suwanee Library

Beautiful works of visual art created by many of North Georgia’s most talented artists are on display until Feb. 28 in the City of Suwanee.

ART BEAT: Gwinnett Ballet Theatre's 'Nutcracker' presents a sensory friendly show

Gwinnett Ballet Theatre will be celebrating 33 years of producing its well-loved “Nutcracker” beginning Friday, Dec. 5, and continuing for three weekends.

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.

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