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 […]

Griffin Choral Arts presents Bravo!

SUBMITTED ::: Start your spring with Bravo, a Griffin Choral Arts concert, in March. Griffin Choral Arts (GCA) will collaborate with the Clayton State University Chorale and Dr. Michael Fuchs, the director of choral activities at Clayton State University, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at The Griffin Auditorium located at 234 E. Taylor St. […]

Griffin Ballet Theatre to present classic holiday favorite “The Nutcracker”

STAFF REPORT ::: Please join Griffin Ballet Theatre and continue to celebrate its 20th Season of dance with the annual holiday tradition of The Nutcracker. Join Clara, Fritz the Mouse King,and the Nutcracker as they dance their ways into your heart! This ballet features over 100 local, talented dancers from the ages of four to […]

Violin virtuoso Emil Altschuler to perform in Griffin

STAFF REPORTS ::: In 2012, violin virtuoso Emil Altschuler performed in concert at the First United Methodist Church in Griffin. Emil’s brilliant technique and vigorous performing energy captivated the audience. Many of the patrons who heard Emil have requested that he return to Griffin. In response to these requests, the Griffin Area Concert Association is […]

Easter Eggstravaganza at The Rock Ranch Today

SUBMITTED::: A free, outdoor egg hunt will be held today (Saturday, April 12) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Rock Ranch, Truett Cathy’s 1500-acre property in Upson County. This event, appropriately called The Easter Eggstravaganza, will feature 40,000 plastic prize-filled eggs. Staff and volunteers will spend hours hiding eggs by hand for the […]

Griffin Choral Arts, Griffin Ballet Theatre present “A Mother’s Tears”

By ALEXANDER CAIN ::: The Griffin Choral Arts community chorus, under the direction of Dr. Stephen J. Mulder, will present “A Mother’s Tears” on Friday, March 28, and Saturday, March 29, 2014 at the Griffin Auditorium on 234 E. Taylor Street. The presentation will feature Welsh Composer Karl Jenkins’ Stabat Mater performed with a professional […]