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Atlanta Opera High School Opera Institute to give concert

Atlanta Opera High School Opera Institute to give concert

ATLANTA -- The 11 talented local students who participated in this year's Atlanta Opera High School Opera Institute will give a special concert next month.

The institute, which is one of only a few programs of its kind in the U.S., puts high school students through a rigorous audition process and offers eight months of workshops, vocal coaching and other courses for young people who are interested in pursuing music careers.

In the three years the Atlanta Opera has offered the program, 11 of its graduates have gone on to study music at universities and conservatories across the country.

NY Times Best Selling Author Adriana Trigiani Coming to FoxTale Book Shoppe

From The Today Show to CBS This Morning to Woodstock’s very own FoxTale Book Shoppe, best-selling author Adriana Trigiani is quite busy with the release of her latest novel today called The Shoemaker’s Wife.  FoxTale is excited to welcome Adriana Trigiani on Tuesday, April 17th for an exclusive Georgia event.  Trigiani is an award-winning playwright, television writer, documentary filmmaker and, most importantly, author of the bestselling Big Stone Gap series, Very Valentine; Brava, Valentine; Lucia, Lucia; The Queen of the Big Time and Rococo.   Her books have been published in 36 countries around the world. She has recently written and will direct the big screen version of her first novel, Big Stone Gap.

70th anniversary of Casablanca comes to local movie theatres

70th anniversary of Casablanca comes to local movie theatres

 

A cinematic treasure returns to movie theaters this month with the Turner Classic Movies Presents Casablanca 70th Anniversary Event on Wednesday, March 21 at 7:00 pm local time and special matinees in select theaters. Audiences in more than 450 movie theaters nationwide will be able to experience the time-honored classic in a stunning digital presentation by NCM Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Warner Home Video.  The event will be introduced by TCM host Robert Osborne who will discuss Casablanca’s enduring legacy and reveal some of its fascinating behind-the-scenes stories.

Tickets for Casablanca are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.

Woodstock Third Grader Ethan Lasenyik Debuts on the Stage

Woodstock Third Grader Ethan Lasenyik Debuts on the Stage

 

Carmel Elementary School third grader, Ethan Lasenyik, made his acting debut as Hansel in this past weekend's performance of Hansel & Gretel, a Children's Garden Theater original retelling of the classic fairy tale.  The show, under the direction of Artistic Director Don Goodner, is approximately an hour long and is performed by a wonderful cast of kids ages 4-15.  There are two more performances on Saturday, February 11th at 11am and 3pm where families can come and enjoy this kid-friendly show.  An additional date of February 18th is presently being considered.  As you may recall....tired of enduring their mother's attempts to make them eat vegetables, Hansel and Gretel go out in search of the fabled House of Gingerbread so that they can eat candy for the rest of their lives. What could possibly go wrong?!?!

Zoo Atlanta Adding Giraffe Feeding Experience

Zoo Atlanta Adding Giraffe Feeding Experience

Zoo Atlanta is adding a new experience that will soon delight visitors.  In a holiday email sent to its members, Zoo Atlanta, announced a new experience being planned for late Spring 2012, which is sure to brighten the days of thousands of zoo visitors in the coming years.  Zoo Atlanta is planning a new deck overlooking the savanna exhibit. This overlook will provide the opportunity to create a special giraffe feeding experience for Zoo visitors, who will be able to purchase lettuce to be fed to the giraffes.  An exhibit  opening date and more details will follow in the coming months.