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The Centre to host 2 musical theatre camps

The Centre to host 2 musical theatre camps

NEWNAN, Ga. -- Students in the Coweta County area have the opportunity to perform in two musicals this summer.

The county's Centre for Performing & Visual Arts will host summer theatre camps. Rising 4th through 6th graders are invited to participate.

Each camp lasts one week and ends with a final performance. The cost is $200, which includes instruction, snacks, T-shirts, and recreation time.

The first camp will run July 13-17; campers will perform Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr. Participants in the second camp, which runs July 20-24, will perform Seussical Jr.

Visit centrepatrons.org for more information, including how to sign up.

The Centre is located at 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road in Newnan.

Blind Boys of Alabama to perform at The Centre

Blind Boys of Alabama to perform at The Centre

NEWNAN, Ga. -- Award-winning gospel group Blind Boys of Alabama will perform at Coweta County's Centre for Performing and Visual Arts next month.

The show, which is expected to sell out, will be Sunday, Mar. 15 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at thecentreonline.com.

Blind Boys of Alabama consists of eight musicians, including four blind singers. The group first performed in 1944.

"Our disability doesn't have to be a handicap," said Ricky McKinnie, one of the group's blind musicians. "It's not about what you can't do. It's about what you do. And what we do is sing good gospel music."

The Centre is located at 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road in Newnan.

Georgia-based Carmike backs out of 'The Interview'

Georgia-based Carmike backs out of 'The Interview'

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Columbus-based Carmike Cinemas has become the first theater chain to decide not to show the upcoming Sony film "The Interview", according to both Variety and The Hollywood Reporter Tuesday evening.

Carmike operates 2,917 screens in 278 theaters over 41 states, including nine theaters in metro Atlanta -- Athens, Cartersville, Canton, Conyers, Newnan, Snellville, Cumming, Hiram and southwest Atlanta.

Sony said earlier in the day Tuesday that they were moving ahead with plans to distribute the controversial comedy on Christmas Day, despite messages from hackers that appeared to threaten violence at theaters showing the film. The threats evoked the memory of 9/11, and suggested that violence of that sort would come to theaters and theater goers as a result of the film's going into wide release on Christmas weekend.

Tickets on sale for 27th Candlelight Tour of Homes

Tickets on sale for 27th Candlelight Tour of Homes

NEWNAN, Ga. -- Piedmont Newnan Hospital Auxiliary’s 27th Candlelight Tour of Homes will feature a walking tour and a scavenger hunt to give participants a more interactive role as they take in some of Newnan’s most interesting, turn-of-the-century and early 1900s dwellings.  

The Tour of Homes will be held Friday, Dec. 5 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will feature six homes along a one-mile loop, allowing participants to walk the tour if they desire. The scavenger hunt will challenge visitors who match the house address to the correct architectural detail of the home to enter into a drawing for a gift basket from local vendors.

The featured homes will be the:

·         Salbide-Kestler-Pate Home at 32 Wesley Street

·         Salbide-Odom-Lee Home at 30 Wesley Street

South City Winds Quintet to give free concert

South City Winds Quintet to give free concert

NEWNAN, Ga. -- The South City Wind Quintet will give a free concert at Coweta County's Centre for Performing and Visual Arts this weekend.

The group is made up of musicians from metro Atlanta, including Coweta County-based band director Rusty Wilson.

They will perform chamber music at the Centre on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 3 p.m. Everyone is invited to attend.

The Centre is located at 1523 Lower Fayetteville Road in Newnan.

'Gone With the Wind' returns to theaters

'Gone With the Wind' returns to theaters

(WXIA) -- Frankly, plenty of people do give a damn about one of Hollywood's iconic films.

Gone With the Wind returns to movie theaters for its 75th anniversary later this year.

The movie, which won 10 Academy Awards, will be screened Sunday, Sept. 28 and Wednesday, Oct. 1 at select Atlanta-area theaters. Showings will be at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. both days. TCM Presents: Gone With the Wind also features an introduction from film historian Robert Osborne.

Visit fathomevents.com for more information and to buy tickets.

Gone With the Wind will be shown at these theaters:

Alpharetta
Regal North Point 8
6500 North Point Parkway

Chamblee
Regal Hollywood 24 @ North I-85
3265 Northeast Expressway NE

'Fat Sick & Nearly Dead 2' coming to metro Atlanta theaters

'Fat Sick & Nearly Dead 2' coming to metro Atlanta theaters

(WXIA) -- A sequel to the popular health documentary Fat Sick & Nearly Dead will be screened at several Atlanta-area movie theaters next month.

Fat Sick & Nearly Dead 2 will play Thursday, Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

The first film, released in 2010, followed Australian filmmaker Joe Cross in his quest to lose 100 pounds by consuming fruit and vegetable juice. In the second movie, Cross and a team of experts will explore broader themes of diet and health.

Cross credited his juice-based diet with helping him lose a considerable amount of weight and rid his body of a chronic auto-immune disease. He has since founded Reboot with Joe, which supports people in their decision to make positive dietary and lifestyle changes.

Fat Sick & Nearly Dead 2 will be shown at these theaters:

Alpharetta
UA North Point 8
6500 North Point Parkway