Main Street Players presents “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)”

NORMA RICHARDSON ::: Special contributor to The GRIP You need go no farther than downtown Griffin to ring in the holiday season with a joyful, side-splitting production of “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)” presented by Main Street Players. The play centers on three actors who have grown weary of performing Charles Dickens’ […]

Griffin Ballet Theatre presents the holiday classic “The Nutcracker”

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: While out and about this holiday weekend, kick off the Christmas season with a magical performance of Griffin Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker.” The Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. will include a special visit from Santa, and two additional performances will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday night and 2 p.m. Sunday […]

Spalding County Fair with new midway continues through Saturday

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Despite changes in the midway attractions, Kiwanis Club of Griffin Fair Manager Ralph Jones said the Spalding County Fair goes on. Jones said the Kiwanis Club of Griffin, which sponsors the annual Spalding County Fair, was unaware Belle City Amusements would not be providing the midway entertainment. “Belle City has been […]

Library features Griffin Nature Photographers Association exhibit

STAFF REPORT ::: The Flint River Regional Library, in collaboration with Georgia Nature Photographers, is currently featuring a nature photography exhibit. An independent judge selected 12 photographs from the Griffin chapter for each month to be displayed in August and September. Georgia Nature Photographers Association (GNPA) is composed of a group of photographers passionate about […]

16th Annual June Jam sure to rock

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The 16th Annual June Jam is right around the corner and has a packed schedule of activities with something for everyone. Coming Saturday, June 2, the family-friendly event is brought to town by the Griffin Downtown Council and Main Street Program with sponsors including the Griffin Exchange Club, Affairs to Remember, […]

Last weekend to catch Main Street Players “The Diviners”

NOR NORMA RICHARDSON ::: Main Street Players is proud to present “The Diviners,” its fourth production of the 2017/2018 season. This moving, critically-acclaimed drama is sure to captivate you and touch your heart. The story takes place in the small town of Zion, Indiana, and centers on a mentally challenged boy named Buddy Layman, played […]

Sometimes parents need tweaking

This editorial column by Dusty Takle was previously published in a print edition of The GRIP. I have found myself the past few weeks correcting Jett and how he responds to me. “Remember who I am,” I’ve told him. “You are not allowed to talk to me like that,” I’ve told him. This has not […]

Local students earn high praise at 2018 Atlanta Junior Theater Festival

SUBMITTED ::: Students from Camelot Theatre Company earned praise and recognition at the 2018 Junior Theater Festival Atlanta, in January at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta. The Junior Theater Festival Atlanta united 6,000+ students and educators from 130 educational musical theater groups representing 30 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Australia, New Zealand and […]

Griffin Choral Arts to present Handel’s Messiah

STAFF REPORT ::: Griffin Choral Arts (GCA) will present Handel’s “Messiah,” Parts 2 and 3 on 7:30 p.m. March 15. Sixty area artists will perform this work. Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” stands as a pillar of the choral-orchestral repertoire. GCA will present the second and third parts, which illuminate the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ, […]

Main Street Players presents “The Mystery of Irma Vep”

NORMA RICHARDSON ::: What do you get when you combine a bit of Victorian melodrama, a bit of “Wuthering Heights,” a bit of Alfred Hitchcock’s “Rebecca,” a bit of penny dreadful horror and a whole lot of laughs? You get “The Mystery of Irma Vep,” the third production of Main Street Players’ 2017-2018 season. The […]

The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind

This column written by Dr. Bob Hayden was previously published in the print edition of The GRIP. That title is not original with me. You may recognize it from Bob Dylan’s song of 1962. Originally penned as a war protest piece, it asks searching questions about why things happen. Events of the past few days […]

Doc Holliday BBQ & Music Festival returns

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The annual Doc Holliday Barbecue and Music Festival will return to downtown Griffin Sept. 22 and 23, bringing with it entertainment of the past and present. This family-friendly event not only offers entertainment for all, but has made it more affordable than ever before. In past years, the festival was a […]

GACA announces upcoming 2017-18 concert lineup

STAFF REPORT ::: The Griffin Area Concert Association has announced its lineup of performers for the 2017-18 concert season. The upcoming season will consist of four concerts featuring internationally acclaimed performers in a variety of genres. All concerts will be held at the Griffin Auditorium located at 234 E. Taylor Street. Back by popular demand […]

SlowExposures announces the Dunnahoo Prize for young photographers division

STAFF REPORT ::: SlowExposures is pleased to announce the inaugural Dunnahoo Prize for the winner of our Young Photographers Division. The prize will honor Dr. Dan Dunnahoo’s lifetime commitment to inspiring students to engage with art. The first place winner of the Young Photographer Show will receive this honor, a ribbon and a $50 award. […]

Last weekend to catch Main Street Player’s “Nunsense Boulevard”

SUBMITTED ::: Get ready to laugh your habit off with Main Street Players’ new production of “Nunset Boulevard,” the final show of the 2016-2017 season. This riotously funny musical comedy features catchy songs, memorable characters and even some audience participation. The play is one of many sequels to the popular Broadway musical “Nunsense,” which introduced […]