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Magnolia Music & Medicine Show Schedules Performances for 2011

Magnolia Music & Medicine Show Schedules Performances for 2011

The Dodge Arts Guild released a schedule of 2011 events for the Magnolia Music and Medicine Show.

Future events:

March 5   Featuring Blue Mother Tupelo

May 7      Featuring The Wrights

July 16    Special guest to be announced

Sept. 17  Special guest to be announced

Dec. 10   Special guest to be announced

Tickets are $10, and can be purchased from any Dodge Arts Guild member, from the Eastman-Dodge County Chamber of Commerce, and at the door prior to showtime.

Shows begin at 7 p.m. at the Magnolia Theater, located at 122 Main Street in Eastman. For more information, please call 478-374-4723 or visit www.eastman-georgia.com.

The Ocmulgee Symphony Orchestra Debuts Pure Pleasure

The Ocmulgee Symphony Orchestra Debuts Pure Pleasure

Dr. Charles L. Quinn, Artisitic Director of the Ocmulgee Symphony Orchestra, invites you to enjoy the fourth concert in the Orchestra's 2010-2011 concert series: Pure Pleasure.

Highlighting the talents of Martin Gueorguiev on the violoncello and conductor, Adrian Gnam, Pure Pleasure will feature Mozart's Don Giovanni Overture, Haydn's Cello Concerto in D-Major, and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7.

The Ocmulgee Symphony Orchestra offers two performances of Pure Pleasure: February 26th at 7:30 p.m. at the Opera House in Hawkinsville or February 27 at 3 p.m. at Wesleyan College in Macon.

Tickets are $30 and are available by calling 478-934-9575 or visit www.ocmulgeesymphonyorchestra.com.

Bleckley Students Named to Honor Band

Eleven Bleckley middle and high school students were selected through audition to participate in the Georgia Music Educators Association Eleventh District Honor Band. 

They competed against students in both public and private schools from all classifications. 

Students selected will participate in the District Honor Band event held at Baldwin County High School on February 11 & 12. 

Honor Band members are:  Geena Smith, Elizabeth Thompson, Alondria Clemons,  Hannah DeLoach,  Kelby Dykes,  Kaitlan Allen, Amber Burton, Clarinet,  Justin Bates, Baritone Saxophone, Jasmin Allen, Ronald Leek, Euphonium, Zack Songer.

Smith, Thompson, DeLoach, and Dykes were also selected to participate in the South Georgia Region Honor Band held at Valdosta State University, April 14-16.

Ben Altman to Perform Classical Guitar

Ben Altman to Perform Classical Guitar

The Middle Georgia College Division of Humanities presents Ben Altman on classical guitar.

Altman will perform on Tuesday, February 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Altman is a classical guitarist who studied at the Eastman School of Music and maintains a private studio in Denver, Co. He is also a member of the Colorado Guitar Quartet, and Magpie, a trio with flute and cello.

The event is free and open to the public.

The concert will take place at Russell Hall Theatre on Middle Georgia College's campus.

For more information, call 478-934-3379.

MGC Fashion Club Holds 7th Annual Fashion Show

MGC Fashion Club Holds 7th Annual Fashion Show

The Middle Georgia College (MGC) Fashion Club recently held its 7th Annual Fashion Show for students, friends, and community members at Walker Hall Auditorium.

The show, hosted by MGC students Gary Reeves, Chancellor Martin, and Zenique Johnson, featured students modeling clothes from 4 different categories: Fall/Autumn, Winter Wonderland, Formal/Evening Wear, and The Rave, a news release says.

In between sections, the hosts held several contests for audience members including a dance off, a best dressed contest, and a walk off. The MGC Dance Club, Sway, also performed.

The creative team, including Courtney Hadley, Briana Chanel, Kim Mattox, and Marcel Walker, selected the clothes and put the models’ outfits together. “We looked at typical ‘girl stores,’” said Hadley, who is also the Fashion Club Fall 2010 president.  “We looked in Rainbow, Wal-Mart, as well as in thrift stores such as Goodwill.”

TLC Casa to Host 2nd Annual Father/Daughter Dance

On February 5, the TLC CASA will host a fun-filled night out on the town with your favorite girl(s).

All proceeds will benefit the Eastman TLC CASA Visitation Program, also known as The Oconee Clubhouse.

Pictures provided by Smith Studios beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Parking and security will be provided.

The event is from 6 until 9 p.m at the Dodge County Boys and Girls Club at 141 11th St.

The cost is $25 per father/daughter couple and $10 for each additional daughter.

Contact Julie German for more information at 478-374-3516.

TLC CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates for children, is a nationwide program that works with abused and neglected children. The nonprofit organization supports children through the entire court process.

TLC CASA also provides visitation for children and their parents while the children are in foster care.

Gospel Concert Scheduled at Local Church

Redeemed Quartet is scheduled to perform a gospel concert at Cochran United Methodist Church.

There is no admission cost.

The event will begin at 6 p.m.

According to their website, Redeemed Quartet is from Chattanooga, TN.

For more information about the performing group, visit their website: www.redeemedsgquartet.com