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The Nutcracker
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A holiday classic:  (Top) Clara, (Elise Barksdale) waves farewell to the Land of Sweets. (Left) The Snow Queen (Rachel Sandman) crowns Clara as a princess of the Land of Sweets. (Right) The Snow Queen and Snow King (Patrick Faircloth) dance.

The Nutcracker will have it's final performance tonight at Porter Hall of Newton High School in Covington. The show is annually presented by the Arts Association of Newton County, and tickets can be  purchased on their Web site,

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