Friday, May 24, 2013
Here's what you need to know about the annual event that kicks off this Friday (May 24).
It's Memorial Day weekend, and for Norcross locals, they know what that means: the start of the Summer Concert Series. The first night of music officially kicks off Friday (May 24) with Terry Lee & The GT's, who will be playing rock 'n' roll covers, tributes and party favorites. A different band will perform at every show this season, which are scheduled for every other Friday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Thrasher Park. As always, guests are welcome to use the chairs and tables in front of the stage while enjoying the music, but they're often reserved in advanced before every concert. Click here to get more details on how to get a table and pricing options. If you don't end up snagging a table, no worries; bring a blanket and lawn chair …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Ms. Senior Georgia pageant participants will be performing high energy Vaudeville-style entertainment Wednesday in the Norcross Community and Cultural Arts Center.
Monday, May 20, 2013
The Norcross Elementary School's Drama Club is performing the play at the downtown park May 20.
Check out what photographer Leigh Broschat captured at the 16th annual event this past weekend.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Gwinnett County Public Schools salutes fine arts programs in its latest issue of Communique.
As the school year comes to a close, Gwinnett County Public Schools officials are taking the time to commend the district's arts programs and the students who bring them to life. More than 147,000 Gwinnett County students were enrolled in fine arts classes this year, officials said in the latest issue of Communique, an online magazine for the district's school community. That's more than 88 percent of the district's student enrollment. "At a time when shrinking budgets have squeezed out electives in some school districts, we feel both fortunate and resolute in ensuring that fine arts remain an important part of quality and effective education for Gwinnett County schoolchildren," Superintendent J. Alvin Wilbanks said in Communique. "If …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Lionheart will have a staged reading of a new work by playwright G.M. Lupo.
Lionheart Theatre Co. is offering guests to be a part of the process of developing a new play next week. In partnership with Working Title Playwrights, the Norcross community theatre will be having a staged reading of G.M. Lupo's "Rebecca, Too" on Monday (May 20). The story is about Alyssa Caine, who is in a serious car accident leaving her in a coma, all within a month of losing her father. When she wakes up, she claims she's Rebecca Asher, a woman who died five years earlier, and asks for her brother Steven. Alyssa knows enough about Rebecca to suggest she knew her, but neither Steven, nor Alyssa's husband, Tim, know how they were acquainted. Leah Walker, Alyssa's estranged older sister, sets out to unravel the mystery and bring Alyssa …
The Norcross High graduate stars in the daytime soap opera "Days of Our Lives."
For Peachtree Corners former resident Chandler Massey, life keeps getting sweeter by the day. The former drama student at Norcross High has made it to the big league. He stars in the long-running daytime drama, "Days of Our Lives," and has been nominated for an Emmy for the third time. The awards take place on June 18. Massey, whose parents Lewis and Amy Massey live in Peachtree Corners, won his first Daytime Emmy in 2012. This year is the third time he's been nominated. "It feels great," said 22-year-old Massey in a report published by PEOPLE. "It's a huge honor and I'd love to have another piece of hardware but we'll see what happens in June." Massey, who also has a movie to add to his credits ("16-Love debuted in January 2012), plays a …
See what's happening locally this weekend (May 17-19).
It seems like there's a little bit of everything for everyone this weekend in downtown Norcross. Olympic athletes Lolo Jones, Ashton Eaton, Reese Hoffa and Queen Harrison are coming to Greater Atlanta Christian School at 7 p.m. Friday to compete in the Atlanta Grand Prix, a professional track meet that will allow fans to interact with some of the world’s top track and field Olympians. More than a hundred Atlanta-area high school track and field athletes will be participating in the meet, too. The Velveteen Playboys will be performing live, and while admission is free, donations will be taken to support the Boston bombing victims as well as Track and Field Athletes Association. Read more about the event here. The Lionheart Theatre Co. has …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
The Norcross gallery is giving back to the community by hosting an "Alice in Wonderland"-inspired party this Saturday, May 18.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
A new improv camp has been added to the summer programs for kids and adults at the Norcross theatre company.
Lionheart Theatre Co. again will host two weeks of low-cost, fun and creative summer drama camps and classes. Lionheart is offering two separate sessions. From June 10 through June 14, the campers will sing, dance and act with a “Lion King” theme, and from June 17 through June 21, “Mary Poppins” is the theme. The Young Stars Camp for ages 4 through 7 is 10 a.m. to noon and costs only $75 per camper. The Spotlight Camp for ages 7-12 is from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and costs $150 per camper and $100 for siblings. Also from June 10 through 14 from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m, The Improv Workshop for ages 10 through adult costs only $20. Students learn the basics of great and funny improv. The workshop culminates with a performance on Saturday, June 15, …