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Calendar filled with Labor Day events

Labor Day weekend has long been considered summer's last blast.

August 29, 2013 | Staff Report | Arts Events


What love looks like

Marjae Kimble was involved in fashion design, jewelry design, doll design, clay design and interior design before she began picking up a paintbrush in earnest about two years ago.

April 29, 2009 | Michelle Kim | Arts Events


A bushel and a peck

Dapper zoot-suited mobsters and gun molls take to the stage as the Arts Association of Newton County brings to life the classic musical, "Guys and Dolls," featuring The Oxford Singing Children and the Oxford Youth Singers.

The event is one of the highlights of the Arts Association's spring season.

April 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Arts Events


True Colors

The True Colors Youth Art Exhibit opened at the Newton County Library's Covington Branch Monday evening with a well-attended reception. The free, annual exhibit, which runs until mid-April, is organized by the Arts Association in Newton County and celebrates the artistic talents of local students.

March 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Arts Events


Monte Carlo Night

An evening abroad: United Bank and Air Conditioning Specialists sponsored Southern Heartland Art Gallery's annual fundraiser, Monte Carlo for the Arts Saturday at the Porterdale Mill. After a dinner of prime rib catered by Stalvey's Restaurant, attendees enjoyed Monte Carlo-style gaming. More than 150 people played blackjack, Texas hold 'em poker, craps and roulette. The evening culminated with a live auction, silent auction and a raffle that used the winnings of the play money won in gambling. More than 100 prizes, auction items and art pieces were awarded. Susan Adams and Susan Wahl, co-chairs of the event that ...

February 10, 2009 | Staff Report | Arts Events


Bells will be ringing

The dulcet tones of handbells will ring out in Covington Saturday afternoon as the First Presbyterian Church hosts a day-long handbell festival and concert featuring three handbell choirs playing simultaneously.

February 03, 2009 | Staff Report | Arts Events


Shakespeare in the South

The only thing I regret about my experience this weekend at the New American Shakespeare Tavern in Midtown is that I waited two-and-a-half years to have it.

January 27, 2009 | Rachel Oswald | Arts Events


Superstar GOSPEL a must-see

Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL, which promised to be a hit as the Alliance Theatre staged its largest production in 20 years, lived up to its name and then some. Louis St. Louis' adaptation of the Oscar-nominated film tells one of the world's most time-honored stories using a smart mix of modern theatrics, stirring gospel numbers, and a hint of 70's flavor.

January 27, 2009 | Tisa Smart Washington | Arts Events


A tribute to Johnny Cash

Country fans, hold onto your hats - the man in black will roll into town for A Tribute to Johnny Cash, featuring Rusty Evans, on Jan. 24 at Porter Hall.

Join Rusty and his band, Ring of Fire, as they perform Cash's classic hits - "Ring of Fire," "I Walk the Line," "Sea of Heartbreak," "Big River," "Folsom Prison Blues" and many more.

January 13, 2009 | Michelle Kim | Arts Events


Bringing gospel flavor to Andrew Lloyd Webber

There's a reason to rejoice at the Alliance Theatre this January as the Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber blockbuster rock opera hits the stage starting Jan. 21 in an exhilarating new gospel production: "Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL." Audiences will experience the hit musical as never before in an inspirational, hand-clapping event that puts the power of praise back into the gospels.

January 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Arts Events


The Covington Regional Ballet presents The Nutcracker

December 24, 2008 | Mandi Singer | Arts Events


Make a joyful sound

With the economy in the doldrums and wallets feeling the pinch, there's nothing to lift the spirit quite like a free concert from the Newton County Community Band.

December 06, 2008 | Michelle Kim | Arts Events


A little night music

Classical music aficionados and anyone who wants to enjoy a quality, live piano performance will have to travel no farther than Newton High School next week.

November 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Arts Events


Into the West

After spending 30 years in Montana, Newton County native Monty Willson and his wife, Wendy, decided they wanted to share their love for the soaring mountains, sparkling rivers and abundant wildlife of the state with the community of his youth by lending a portion of their Western art collection to The Arts Association in Newton County and Oxford College.

October 29, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Arts Events


Something Wicked this way comes

The first time I saw "The Wizard of Oz," I was about 4 years old and I remember my mother warning me beforehand about the scariness of the Wicked Witch of the West and how she herself had been terrified of the witch when she first saw the movie as a young girl.

October 25, 2008 | Rachel Oswald | Arts Events


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