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AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest open

AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest open

ATLANTA -- Calling all artists: the AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest is now accepting entries.

Designers have until Friday, Feb. 28 to submit their works of art. All entries will be whittled down to five finalists, which will be unveiled on ajc.com/peachtree on Saturday, Mar. 15.

No one will see the winning design until race day, when it will adorn tens of thousands of finishers' T-shirts.

"The AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest is a great way to showcase the work of our local artists, and we are always impressed with the entries we receive," Atlanta Track Club interim executive director Sue Payne said in a statement.

Whoever wins the contest receives $1,000, while each of the four finalists gets $100.

Masters of Motown coming to The Centre

Masters of Motown coming to The Centre

NEWNAN, Ga. -- A rollicking Motown celebration will make its way to the Centre for Performing & Visual Arts stage next month.

Masters of Motown will perform on Friday. Jan. 17 at 7 p.m.

The production brings to life some of the top artists of Motown's golden era, include Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson and the Temptations.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. Visit thecentreonline.net for more information and to reserve your seat.

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

Suzi Awards honor best local theater productions

Suzi Awards honor best local theater productions

ATLANTA -- Many of metro Atlanta's most talented performers, directors and theater crew members descended on DeKalb County Monday night for the 2013 Suzi Bass Awards.

Every year, the Suzis honor the best theater productions in the area. Awards are given in two areas -- plays and musicals.

THE SUZI AWARDS | Meet this year's nominees
THE SUZI AWARDS | Who won last year?

The Aurora Theatre's staging of Les Misérables was one of this year's big winners. It took home five Suzi Awards, including Outstanding Musical Production, Outstanding Director of a Musical and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical.

The Broadway Boys to perform at The Centre

The Broadway Boys to perform at The Centre

NEWNAN, Ga. -- The Broadway Boys will be in Coweta County this weekend for one night only.

The group of professional New York City stage performers was formed in 2005 and now tours the country, bringing pop music and showtunes to their adoring fans. They will appear at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the boys' show are now on sale and are $15 each. Visit thecentreonline.com for more information and to reserve your seat.

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

2013 Suzi Awards nominees revealed

2013 Suzi Awards nominees revealed

ATLANTA -- The nominees for the 2012-13 Suzi Bass Awards were announced Monday.

This year's Suzi Nomination Party was held at 7 Stages Theatre in Little Five Points and was hosted by past Suzi winners Ingrid Cole and Glenn Rainey.

RELATED | See last year's Suzi nominees
RELATED | See last year's Suzi winners

The Suzi Awards are named for Suzi Bass, a well-loved Atlanta actress who died of cancer in 2002. Every year, they honor some of the best theater productions in metro Atlanta.

Centre Strings rehearsals begin Sept. 10

Centre Strings rehearsals begin Sept. 10

NEWNAN, Ga. -- Centre Strings, Coweta County's student/community orchestra, will begin rehearsals next month.

The orchestra holds no formal auditions and is open to anyone who has played a string instrument for at least two years.

Rehearsals are held Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. at the county's Central Education Center. The first one will be Sept. 10.

This year marks Centre Strings' eighth season.

"It promises to be a lively season," conductor Dr. Lyn Schenbeck said in a statement. "If someone plays an orchestral instrument, I hope they would consider joining Centre Strings. I am certain they will enjoy the warmth and camaraderie of the orchestra while maintaining high standards of musical excellence."

"Centre Strings was built on the premise that music should not be competitive," Schenbeck added. "With the exception of the concertmaster's named chair, none of the seats are auditioned. They are rotated throughout the season."

Crossroads Guitar Festival film coming to Atlanta

Crossroads Guitar Festival film coming to Atlanta

(WXIA) -- Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 was held at Madison Square Garden in April.

Those who missed this gathering of legendary guitarists can still experience it -- without leaving metro Atlanta.

A special film presentation of the festival will screen at several theaters on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m. It features behind-the-scenes footage and some of the best concerts from the two-day jam session.

Musicians featured in the film include Gregg Allman, Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, John Mayer, Keith Urban and, of course, Eric Clapton.

"The Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival has long been one of the premiere events in music, and communities of fans nationwide will enjoy the ultimate concert experience on the big screen with amazing sound and front row seats," Dan Diamond, senior vice president of business development for NCM Fathom, said in a statement. Fathom will host the Aug. 13 film screenings.