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Holley Calmes

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ART BEAT: Hudgens Center's fall classes include workshops

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

ART BEAT: Lawrenceville Community Children's Choir warms up with weekend camp

The local choir is hosting a music camp Aug. 17 and 18 for children.

ART BEAT: Gwinnett Ballet to host Youth America Grand Prix's Southeastern Semifinals

The competition is slated for March 1 to 3, 2013 in Lawrenceville.

ART BEAT: Atlanta's 'Pen Women' offer visual art

National League of American Pen Women, Atlanta branch, are featured in a multi-media exhibition at the gallery at St. Edward's Episcopal Church in Lawrenceville.

ART BEAT: DE Fine Art offers a colorful display of international artists

Upcoming events include "Valencian Summers" from Aug. 1 to 31 and "French Inspirations" from Sept. 5 to 28.

ART BEAT: Disney's 'The Little Mermaid Jr.' swims into Suwanee for annual fundraiser

Suwanee Performing Arts performs July 27 and 28 to raise money for Broadway in the Park.

ART BEAT: All youth version of Disney's "Jungle Book" will support Norcross Co-op Ministry

The Norcross theater plans to donate money and school supplies gathered from the audience.

ART BEAT: 'Arts at Twilight' celebrates the creative spirit in Duluth

The fourth annual "Arts at Twilight" fundraiser titled "An Evening in Paris" is an event in an effort to raise money for the arts in Duluth and for high school scholarships for students planning to major in the fine arts.

ART BEAT: OTC Comedy Troupe invokes laughter at Lionheart Theatre

This improv troupe brings a 90-minute show to Norcross.

ART BEAT: Gwinnett Ballet Theatre moves to new state-of-the-art facility in Lawrenceville

The new studio will be at 1800 MacLeod Drive across Sugarloaf Parkway from Gwinnett Tech.

ART BEAT: Onion Man Productions harvests a bumper crop at Lionheart

A collection of eight original 10-minute plays will be performed at the Lionheart Theatre in Norcross.

ART BEAT: Hudgens Center opens four new exhibitions

"DRAWN: From Athens," "Summer Sk8," "Pulp Fashion: The Art of the Paper Dress" and "Altered Books" are on display through Aug. 25.

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: Suwanee holds third annual Arts in the Park

Great emphasis is being placed on the entertainment this year, and there are some interesting groups being offered to festival-goers.

ART BEAT: Northeast Atlanta Ballet finishes the season with 'Beauty and the Beast'

"Beauty and the Beast" will hit the stage of the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center on May 18 and 20.

ART BEAT: Barefoot in the Park Fine Arts Market celebrates a new era for Gwinnett's arts community

The Duluth festival welcomes art of all mediums to the Duluth Town Green May 5 and 6.

ART BEAT: Kathy Thomas and En Pointe School of Dance celebrate a year of significant milestones

In celebration of its 20 year history, Praise in Motion will present their anniversary concert on Saturday at Southern Polytechnic University.

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: Duluth Fine Arts League offers scholarships to Duluth High School seniors

Six Duluth High School seniors will be vying for three scholarships at a public audition taking place in the New Dawn Theater on April 15.

ART BEAT: Barbara Mock creates costumes to help children with challenges

Mock's "Tu Turiffik Kidz" is a grass roots organization that makes and distributes tutus, fairy headpieces, masks and superhero capes for children with long term illnesses and disabilities.

ART BEAT: Suwanee hosts Plein Air Event this weekend

Artists scatter throughout Suwanee for art competition.

ART BEAT: Northeast Atlanta Ballet present 'Sleeping Beauty' with the Gwinnett Symphony

The ballet will be performed at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center March 16 to 18.

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ART BEAT: Barefoot in the Park Arts Festival prepares for an exciting event

The annual event returns to Duluth's Town Greene on May 4 to 6.

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ART BEAT: 'Duluth Reads' returns featuring author Jack Riggs

In 2012, "Duluth Reads" will include two separate events, a Book Talk on March 13 and a Meet the Author event on March 16.

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ART BEAT: The Actor's Edge shines a spotlight on bullying through a time-traveling fairy tale play

There is a lot of activity buzzing about The Actor's Edge with two performances, "Reading, Writing and Little Red Riding Hood" and "Mirror Image," premiering in the next few weeks.

ART BEAT: GSO and Stone Mountain Chorus celebrate Valentine's Day; Onionman announces festival plays

Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra and Stone Mountain Chorus celebrate Valentine's Day, while the Onionman announces festival plays.

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ART BEAT: Suwanee's 'SculpTour' wraps a first year of audience-gathering art

Suwanee's first "SculpTour" concludes in March with 15 pieces of sculpture displayed throughout the city's Town Center Park and environs.

ART BEAT: ArtWorks! Gwinnett Awards ceremony creates a 'fusion' themed event

The ArtWorks! Gwinnett Awards ceremony on Jan. 23 will fill the Hudgens Center for the Arts with representatives of many arts organizations and community leaders.

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ART BEAT: Ukrainian singing star visits Atlanta for the first time presenting 'Christmas with Ruslana'

For everyone who mourns the end of the holidays, perk up. They aren't over until the beautiful Ukrainian lady sings. Ruslana, Ukrainian singer, recording star and multi-awarded artist will be gracing the stage of the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center on Jan. 14 beginning at 5 p.m. with her show

ART BEAT: Lionheart Theatre announces 2012 season and Flex Pass

Holley Calmes gives a preview to Lionheart Theater's 2012 season.

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ART BEAT: Gift giving made easy at the Hudgens Center for the Arts

The Hudgens Center for the Arts in Duluth has a bounty of gift ideas for anyone on your shopping list.

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ART BEAT: 'Santaland Diaries' allow Lionheart actors a chance to improvise

The Lionheart Theatre performs "Santaland Diaries" in the beginning of December.

ART BEAT: New London Theatre hosts 'Arts in Snellville Extravaganza -- Holiday Edition'

New London Theatre is hosting "The Arts in Snellville Extravaganza -- Holiday Edition," which will take place on Nov. 25 through Nov. 27 as a fundraiser for the theater.

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ART BEAT: Gwinnett teen creates unique fashions from paper

A Gwinnett teen was included in "Papers, Fashion for a Cause" at Morris Brown College on Oct. 23 for her hand-crafted tutus.

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ART BEAT: Music and mystery dinner theater events offer a variety of weekend fun

For the next few weekends, Gwinnett County residents with have a chance to support two nonprofit arts organizations: the Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra and the Community Art Players of Suwanee, who will have several performances for residents to attend.

ART BEAT: Sugarloaf Ballet presents 'The Sleeping Beauty'

The Sugarloaf Ballet presents "The Sleeping Beauty" for three performances at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center on Oct. 22 and 23.

ART BEAT: Sugarloaf Ballet presents 'The Sleeping Beauty'

A new pre-professional ballet company was added to Gwinnett's impressive list of nonprofit arts organizations last year. Sugarloaf Ballet was launched in 2010 and consists of 65 dancers from the combined Sugarloaf Ballet and Sugarloaf Performing Arts dance companies.

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ART BEAT: Suwanee's Plein Air Festival offers artists 'Fresh Air' inspiration

Artists work in the outdoors at Suwanee's Plein Air Arts Event Oct. 22 and 23.

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ART BEAT: Suwanee's Plein Air Festival offers artists 'Fresh Air' inspiration

The city of Suwanee will be buzzing yet again with artistic activity over the weekend of Oct. 22 and 23. The annual "Plein Air Arts Festival" will be in full swing, with artists choosing whatever outdoor subject suits their fancy about this picturesque town. The event begins at 9 a.m. Saturday and culminates with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at Ippolito's Italian Restaurant, an event which is open to the public.This year's event has been expanded to invite photographers, sculptors and mixed media artists as well as painters, pastel and pencil artists.

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ART BEAT: Gwinnett teen dances her way to Scotland and back

Gwinnett dancer Mary Avis Burnam performed in the annual Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer in Scotland.

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ART BEAT: 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' heats up Lionheart Theatre

One of the 20th century's most passionate plays will be heating up the stage of the Lionheart Theatre beginning Friday and running weekends through Sept. 25.

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Art Beat: 'Cat On A Hot Tin Roof' Heats Up Lionheart Theatre

One of the 20th century's most passionate plays will be heating up the stage of the Lionheart Theatre beginning Friday and running weekends through Sept. 25.

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ART BEAT: Peach State Opera's 'Elixir of Love' to be toasted with a wine event

Wine can certainly be an "elixir," and it has many romantic connotations. So it seems only fitting to create a wine tasting event in celebration of Peach State Opera's production of "Elixir of Love."

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Art Beat: Peach State Opera's 'Elixir Of Love' To Be Toasted With A Wine Event

Wine can certainly be an "elixir," and it has many romantic connotations. So it seems only fitting to create a wine tasting event in celebration of Peach State Opera's production of "Elixir of Love."

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ART BEAT: Art classes for all ages abound at the Hudgens Center

Painting, drawing, clay, photography, printmaking and more are all being offered at the Hudgens Center for the Arts during their fall session which begins the week of Aug. 23.

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ART BEAT: Aurora caters to younger crowd with Children's Playhouse season

It isn't just the grownups who get to enjoy Aurora Theatre's stellar lineup of theatrical offerings. Gwinnett's professional theater has quite a schedule of shows for the younger crowd, and it all starts Aug. 20 with "The Ron J Show -- Juggling and Unicycle Duo," featuring the dynamic Ron Anglin.

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ART BEAT: A new season starts for The Actor's Edge

The Actor's Edge just ended the most successful Summer Performing Arts Camp in the organization's four-year history, and this fall it will launch a new series of classes with great preparation and anticipation.

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ART BEAT: Gwinnett Ballet Theatre announces its new staff

Gwinnett Ballet Theatre is Gwinnett County's oldest nonprofit performing arts organization, formed in 1977 by Lynne Snipes. For the past 14 years, Lisa Sheppard Robson has been at the helm as artistic director, steering the company to achieve many honors and produce many wonderful dancers.

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ART BEAT: Lionheart ends summer with camps, 'Velveteen Rabbit'

Lionheart Theatre has been active this summer with drama camps for kids of all ages, but it's not too late to get in on the action. Two more weeks of camp will be held the week of July 25-29 at Lionheart's facility at 10 College St. in Downtown Historic Norcross.