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 […]

Lightroom Workshop March 18

Catherine Ritchie Park will be the guest speaker at the Tuesday, March 18th meeting of the Georgia Nature Photographers Association, Central region. Her topic will be “Post-Processing Photos Using Lightroom”.  She is currently professor of photography and art history at Southern Crescent Technical College. Catherine holds a Bachelor as well as a Master of Fine Arts […]

St. Patrick’s Day Ballroom Dance

Stardust Ballroom Dance Club will host a St. Patrick’s Day Ballroom Dance with FREE hour of Foxtrot lessons on Friday, March 7, 2014.  Dance music and lighting by DJ Bill Mitchell. Cost of dance includes an hour of Foxtrot lessons by Sondra Chan. Beginner lesson at 7:00 pm and intermediate at 7:30 pm. Come to either or both lessons! Dance from 8:00 – 10:30 […]

Camelot Theatre, Studio D students showcase theatrical skills in Atlanta

ALEXANDER CAIN ::: Three youth from Griffin are waiting to hear if they will be chosen to participate in the filming of performing arts DVDs in New York City after attending a musical-theater based festival earlier this month. Faith Flanders, her brother Hayden Flanders and their friend Ben Brown were each selected for the possible […]

Essentials of Wildlife Photography

SUBMITTED ::: Dr. Jimmy Day will be the speaker at the Tuesday, January 21st meeting of the Georgia Nature Photographers Association, Central Region. His topic will be “Essentials of Wildlife Photography”. He will also present a slideshow of South African wildlife. Jimmy is Vice President of Georgia Nature Photographers Association, Central Region (GNPA). He is an […]

Main Street Players prepare for February mystery-thriller production

ALEXANDER CAIN ::: An enthusiastic cast of five will present playwright Ira Levin’s 1978 play “Deathtrap” next month inside the Main Street Players Theatre in downtown Griffin. The cast includes Main Street Players alumnus Lisa Boyd as Helga Ten Dorp; Atlanta actor Lee Buechele as Sidney Bruhl; Robbie Burke as Porter Milgrim; actress Diane Dicker […]

“Voices of the Season” benefit concert for MSP tonight

Christmas with Griffin Choral Arts

  SUBMITTED ::: Griffin Choral Arts, under the direction of Dr. Stephen J. Mulder, will present “Christmas With Griffin Choral Arts”  Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m. at Griffin First Baptist Church (106 W. Taylor St.).  This seventh annual Christmas concert continues the Griffin-area tradition with music for choir, organ, brass, and percussion and includes audience […]

City Archives offering Oak Hill Cemetery tour Dec. 5

ALEXANDER CAIN ::: Local residents will have an opportunity to learn more about the history and heritage of Oak Hill Cemetery when the Archives division of the City of Griffin hosts a guided walking tour of the property on December 5th. Archivist Cynthia Barton will provide a one-hour tour of the older sections of the […]

Kick off the holiday season with The Nutcracker

SUBMITTED :::  This holiday tradition is not to be missed!  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 4 to 18 and professional guest dancers from Carolina Ballet Theatre in Greenville, South Carolina.  The […]

Jackson Road Elementary offers art this year at request of students and parents

ALEXANDER CAIN ::: In addition to their regular academic subjects, this semester Jackson Road Elementary (JRE) students have learned about lines and shapes, drawing, and color theory in their new art class taught by Laurel Denham, a University of Georgia graduate who strongly believes in the expressive power of art:  “Having art at school allows […]

RichterUzur duo blend classical, world & rock in Nov. 14 concert

SUBMITTED ::: The Griffin Area Concert Association presents the internationally acclaimed duo RichterUzur in concert at the Griffin Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013. The RichterUzur Duo plays a whimsical mashed-up blend of classical, world, and rock music. Viktor Uzur and Brad Richter are each master musicians of the highest caliber with […]

Local photography club open to amateurs & professionals

ALEXANDER CAIN ::: Ivy creeps around a utility meter on a cement wall. Sunlight is glancing off the meter’s display. Suddenly there’s a clicking noise and the sound of a shutter snapping. A member of the Southside Photographic Society (SPS) (namely, Catherine Jarret) has captured yet another photograph for the club’s collection. The club […]