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One-man 'Christmas Carol' comes to Aurora Theatre

One-man 'Christmas Carol' comes to Aurora Theatre

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- An Aurora Theatre tradition will return for the 2012 holiday season.

Anthony Rodriguez's one-man staging of A Christmas Carol will play at the Lawrenceville theater for three weeks, beginning Nov. 29.

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In this production, Rodriguez performs similar to the way Charles Dickens told his stories by the fireside in Victorian England. He uses different voices and mannerisms to bring all the beloved characters -- Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future -- to life.

This will be Rodriguez's sixth time staging the show.

Fight for the cause! Medieval Times launches breast cancer awareness campaign

Fight for the cause! Medieval Times launches breast cancer awareness campaign

A medieval company uses social media to raise awareness and funds to a modern-day cause

Hear ye! Hear ye! October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and for the first time in company history, Medieval Times, Atlanta has joined the FIGHT FOR THE CAUSE! In an effort to build fan engagement while supportingbreast cancer awareness, the castle has committed to donate $1,000 to Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University once attaining 4,000 local Facebook page ‘Likes’ at https://www.facebook.com/MTatlanta

The virtues of knighthood demand a commitment to the community,” said the Atlanta Castle’s Marketing & Sales Manager, Katrina Stroup. “FIGHT FOR THE CAUSE allows the castle to give back, while simultaneously addressing an audience of passionate locals who wish to be involved in the community.”

Dynamic Kids Expo at Gwinnett Convention Center

Dynamic Kids Expo at Gwinnett Convention Center

Kid-centric event to include entertainment, vendors in support of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

DULUTH, Ga. -- The founders of the popular Atlanta’s Chef Expo and Atlanta Street Food Festival are excited to announce tickets are now on sale for the inaugural Dynamic Kids Expo taking place on Saturday, October 13, at the Gwinnett Convention Center from noon to 6 p.m. Primed to become the premier children’s expo, showcasing the region’s most popular talent and vendors, the Dynamic Kids Expo will delight and entertain children and adults alike throughout the all-day festivities. Proceeds from the event will benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in support of its patients.

2012 Suzi Award nominees announced

2012 Suzi Award nominees announced

ATLANTA -- The nominees for this year's Suzi Bass Awards were announced Monday.

The Suzi Awards are among the top honors for Atlanta theater productions. This year's Suzi Nomination Party was held at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville, which scored 18 nominations.

Aurora's world premiere production of Clyde 'n Bonnie: A Folktale had 15 nominations -- the most of any play or musical. Second place went to Spring Awakening at Actor's Express with 10 nominations, while two shows tied for a third-place seven nominations -- Atlanta Lyric Theatre's Gypsy and Theatrical Outfit's Red.

"Celebrate" from the film Sparkle featuring Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston debuts online today!

"Celebrate" from the film Sparkle featuring Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston debuts online today!

The video for Celebrate – from the motion picture SPARKLE featuring Jordin Sparks

Gwinnett Ballet Theatre moves to Lawrenceville

Gwinnett Ballet Theatre moves to Lawrenceville

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Gwinnett Ballet Theatre, Gwinnett County's oldest non-profit arts organization, will move its headquarters this fall.

The company will fill a new 19,000-square-foot space at 1800 MacLeod Avenue in Lawrenceville, across from Gwinnett Technical College, Gwinnett Ballet Theatre announced Tuesday.

"We will now be in the center of Gwinnett County and therefore more accessible to an increased number of students and families," company artistic director Wade Walthall said in a statement. "This new facility gives us more space to offer a wider and more comprehensive curriculum. It will be a quality facility for quality dance training."

The new space is also closer to the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center, where the company performs.

Gwinnett Ballet Theatre's new home contains five studios, offices, a student study area, dressing areas with showers, a costume shop and plenty of storage, Walthall said.

'B at the Movies' this summer

'B at the Movies' this summer

ATLANTA -- Looking for some free family fun this summer?

ALDI and radio station B98.5 will present the "B at the Movies" outdoor movie series at several locations throughout metro Atlanta all summer long.

Everyone is invited to bring their blankets and chairs to the participating parks and watch the family-friendly movies on giant inflatable screens. Movies begin at dusk, but come out early for activities and giveaways.

The 2012 B at the Movies schedule includes:

Saturday, May 12
We Bought a Zoo
Georgia International Horse Park, 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway, Conyers

Saturday, May 26
We Bought a Zoo
Riverside Park, 575 Riverside Road, Roswell

Saturday, June 2
Puss in Boots
Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, 185 Crogan Street, Lawrenceville