Monday, July 28, 2008

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Donna Rosser To Teach Photo Restoration Workshop at Veranda Inn in Senoia

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 July 29, 2008


"Barefoot Photographer" Donna Rosser To Teach at Veranda Inn in Senoia


Photo Restoration Workshop To Be Held on August 24


     Donna Rosser not only enjoys photography, she also loves writing about it and teaching it.  She recently had an article on photography published in Southern Creativity's Moonshine magazine and she recently announced that she will be coming to the the Veranda Bed and Breakfast Inn in the City of Senoia in Coweta County, GA to teach a workshop on the restoration of photographs.  Rosser is the President of the Fayette Photo Club and one of the leading photographers in the Southern Crescent.  Information about her and her photography can be found on her website  Information about the Veranda Inn can be found on their website or by calling 770-599-3905 or  866-598-3905. 






     Rosser plans a series of photography events at the Veranda Inn.  She says that:


"The first one will be on August 24 from 3 to 5pm.  I will present a program on restoration, duplication, and preservation of photos with an emphasis on old family photos.  The program will be followed by a short reception and a question and answer period.  The cost is $45 per person.  This program will be of great interest to anyone who is into genealogy or anyone who has old photos that need repair and preserving." 


    Rosser is impressed with the City of Senoia and with the Veranda Inn and is looking forward to conducting her workshops there.  Several months ago the Citry of Senoia sponsored a big visual arts event called Art Senoia.  Rosser's photography workshops will be the next big visual arts events for this Coweta city this year.




Wednesday, July 23, 2008

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Main Street Newnan Announces "Sunrise On The Square" Road Race

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 July 23, 2008


 Main Street Newnan Announces "Sunrise On The Square"  Road Race


     Main Street Newnan has contributed a lot to the Coweta arts scene and to the vitality of the city of Newnan, which is the county seat of Coweta County.  It would be far too lengthy even to list, let alone discuss, these important contributions.  The latest of these, which is called the "Sunrise On The Square" Road Race, is announced below by the Public Information Officer of the City of Newnan, Gina Lau Snider: 




     Dust off those running shoes! Main Street Newnan's 'Sunrise on the Square' Road Race is planned for Saturday, August 30th.


     The One Mile Walk/Run begins at 8:45 a.m., and the 5K race start at 9:00 a.m. New for 2008 is the Tot Trot which will be open to runners ages 2-6. The Tot Trot will take place immediately following the 5K on North Court Square. Runners gather on the west court square for the start of the race. The race course continues to Newnan High School and through historic neighborhoods and then finishes in Newnan's downtown square. 


     The entry fee is $20 for runners if received by August 25th and is $25 on the day of the race.  One Mile and 5K runners will receive a 100% cotton long sleeved road race t-shirt.  Tot Trot runners receive a child sized, short sleeved road race t-shirt and ribbon. Beverages and light refreshments will be available. 


     The road race is a fundraiser for the Main Street Newnan program, which hosts about 40 special events throughout the year in downtown Newnan. Along with Main Street Newnan, sponsors of the road race include Mike Fitzpatrick Ford, Bank of Coweta, Buffalo Rock, Coweta Fayette EMC Gas, Keep Newnan Beautiful Program and Nulink Cable and Internet. 


     There will be prizes given out to top finishers in the 5K for male and female categories based on age groups. The phantom runner, which allows people to support the cause, but do not want to run is still available for this year's race. Phantom runners can donate the registration fee to the Main Street program and receive a t-shirt.   


     The road race is a part of Main Street's Labor Day festivities.  The Annual Labor Day Sidewalk Sale kicks off Friday at 9:00 a.m. and continues until Saturday with Market Day on the Square is held from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 


     Race registration is available online at Runners can also download an application at 




 gina l. snider

Public Information Officer

O: 770.254.2358  x. 203

F: 770.254.2353

M: 770.294.1559

P.O. Box 1193 (30263 -1193)

25 LaGrange Street

Newnan, GA 30263


city website:


City of Newnan, GA

                             The City of Homes



Tuesday, July 22, 2008

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] New Author Linda Jennings Coming to CABSE

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 July 22, 2008


New Author Linda Jennings Coming to CABSE


Wrote Life Within The Veil To Show How To Live The Christian Life


     In response to the burgeoning Coweta County literary arts scene a Coweta Authors Book Signing Extravaganza (CABSE) was held last year to which all Coweta authors of a published book were invited.  The CABSE will be held again this year, and at the same venue as last year -- the annual Grantville Day community festival, which will be held this year on Saturday September 27 and Sunday September 28 on Main Street in Grantville, which is located at Exit 35 on Interstate 85.  The Book Signing Tables will open at 10 AM on Saturday and 12 Noon on Sunday.


     One of the authors planning to attend the CABSE is Linda Jennings of Newnan, who says that she wrote her book Life Within The Veil, which was published last year,  because she was "prompted by the Holy Spirit".  Linda, who is a graduate of Pat Robertson's Regent University,  has had experience in Christian pastoral work in Coweta County.  She also is known for her Christian TV Talk Show "Tea With Maggie and Linda". 


     Jennings can be reached at her email address, the CABSE Co-ordinator Forrest Schultz can be reached at or at 770-583-3258, and the Director of Grantville Day, Sandra Luttrell can be reached at 770-582-2147 or at


     The following information about Jennings book is verbatim from the website of her TV show,



                                                    Book Summary


     The moment our Lord took His last breath, some marvelous things happened. The earth shook, rocks split and graves opened. But the very first thing that happened was the tearing of the veil from top to bottom. The veil that separated the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place was rent. Primary on the heart of God was the fact that a new dwelling place had just been opened up for you and me. From that moment on, you and I were called to live our lives within the Most Holy Place. But, in practical terms, exactly what does that mean? That's what Life within the Veil tells us. It's a supremely holy work. It's not for those who want to giggle and be entertained. It's for those who know there just has to be something more to church life than what they are presently experiencing. It's for those who are hungry for more of God. Several have said, "Life within the Veil" is a deep book, but it's so easy to read. The author meant it to be that way. Anyone can understand the words and everyone should want to respond with a deeper walk with their Lord. For far too long, the body of Christ has lived far below the fullness of the purposes of Calvary. Christ paid for us to dwell within this glorious place. Let us be the generation which decides to step within the veil and live our lives in the fullness for which Christ died.



Monday, July 21, 2008

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Ballet Magnificat Presents The Scarlet Cord On Sept. 16 at Arts Centre



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 July 21, 2008


Magnificat Ballet Presents The Scarlet Cord at Arts Centre on Sept. 16


     One of the most sublime portions of Holy Writ is Mary's adoration, "My soul magnifies the Lord".  The Latin translation begins with the verb, "magnificat", so that this prayer is often refered to as the "Magnificat".  Thus we are not surprised to learn that the purpose of the Magnificat Ballet company is to magnify the Lord through their performances.


     There will be an opportunity to see how they go about doing this when they come to the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County on September 16.  The name of the work they will perform, The Scarlet Cord, also comes from Scripture:  Joshua told Rahab to place a scarlet cord in the window of her house to prevent her household from being killed.  The performance will begin at 7:00 PM.


     Their website,, provides the following info and pictures of this remarkable ballet:


Inspired and loosely based on the Biblical account of Rahab, the ballet is set against the gray background of the communist Soviet Union. This newest Ballet Magnificat! production depicts the story of Rahab the harlot, party official Vladimir Ivanovich, and the undercover missionaries Aaron and Anna Grimes, as well as those pressed down by the iron fist of the Soviet government. This tale of betrayal, love, dedication, and ultimate sacrifice paints a portrait of an offering brought before our amazing Savior. Come witness this moving drama of a revolution – a human heart turning to the ultimate truth, Jesus Christ.

Choreographer: Jiri Sebastian Voborsky


 Infomation on tickets is available at the Arts Centre by calling 770-254-2787.





[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Opera Singer Lawrence Harris in Concert at Arts Centre

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 July 21, 2008


Opera Singer Lawrence Harris In Concert at Arts Centre


     All kinds of strange things happen in the arts world.  Take Lawrence Harris, for instance.  This famous baritone opera singer was once a star football player!  At least this is what the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County is telling us!  Well, they ought to know because they have invited Harris to perform at the Centre on August 18 at 7:00 PM.  They have also provided us with the following info on Harris's operatic career:


     Baritone Lawrence Harris hailed by The New York Times critic Bernard Holland as a "major voice" is widely praised as "a singer with incredible dramatic intensity and enormous versatility". The 2006-2007 season debuts include High Priest in Samson & Delila with Hawaii Opera, Germont in La Traviata with Can Antonio Opera, Scarpia in Tosca with Opera East Texas, Lebert in David DiChiera premier of Visitors, as well as his Lincoln Center debut as the Burgomaster in Victor Herbert's The Red Mill. Mr. Harris bowed again as Scarpia in Tosca at Philadelphia 's Kimmel Center .


     In 2004, Mr. Harris made his debut in the title role of Rigoletto at Philadelphia 's Kimmel Center . The response established Mr. Harris overnight as an important new Verdi baritone. His Rigoletto with Connecticut Grand Opera earned him an Opera Online nomination for 2005 Best Leading Male Performance. Metropolitan Opera tenor Jon Vickers has also praised Mr. Harris as having one of the most beautiful voices in the world. Metropolitan Opera soprano Phillis Curtin has endorsed him as a significant singer of the Verdi repertoire.

Lawrence has also appeared in leading roles with Opera North, Philadelphia 's Center City Opera Theater , Connecticut Grand Opera, Bronx Opera, Center of Contemporary Opera , Manhattan Chamber Sinfonia, New York Grand Opera, the Wagner Society of Washington DC, the Metropolitan Opera Guild, One World Symphony, Garden State Philharmonic, Tulsa Opera, among others. Mr. Harris is the recipient of awards and grants from the Metropolitan Opera National Council, the Wagner Society of New York and Dallas, and the Manhattan School of Music.


     Last fall, Mr. Harris was a featured artist in an interview with Recently, Mr. Harris was featured in an exclusive story in The New York Times.

Recent and upcoming engagements include Melchoir in Fort Worth Opera's production of Mentotti's Amahl and the Night Visitors, an appearance with the Richard Tucker Foundation featured soloist with the Texarkana Symphony Orchestra in selections from Tosca and La Traviata, and the title role in Rigoletto in concert with the Sherman Symphony Orchestra.


     Mr. Harris has recently joined the  roster of International Music Talents in Paris .


Additional information is available on this site:


Info on tickets is available at the Centre by calling 770-254-2787.

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Famous Kohn Collection of Russian Impressionists Coming to Art Centre

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July 21, 2008


Kohn Collection of Russian Impressionists Coming To Arts Centre


     During the four years of its existence the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County has exhibited many different art works by some of the world's greatest visual artists.  One of the most interesting and most important of all these exhibits will be displayed there from September 2 through September 30 -- the famous Kohn Collection of Russian Impressionist paintings.  A discussion of these artists and their works is found on this website


     The Arts Centre is located on Lower Fayetteville Road several miles east of Newnan.  Information about the Kohn Collection and the other arts events sponsored by the Centre can be obtained by calling 770-254-2787.

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Christian Singer Kyle Matthews at Arts Centre on August 18


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July 21, 2008



Christian Singer Kyle Matthews Coming to Arts Centre on August 18


     During the past several decades there has been a great upsurge in performances by Christian singers. One of the most outstanding of these Christian singers, Kyle Matthews, will be coming to the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County on August 18 at 7 PM.  The Centre has provided the following info on this songwriter and vocal artist:






  In almost two decades of writing and performing his songs, Kyle Matthews has emerged as one of Christian music's most prolific song writers. Of his over 60 cuts by major artists of disparate genres, he has penned such well known songs as "If You Want Me To", recorded by Ginny Owens, "Everything and Nothing", recorded by Vince Gill, "One and the Same", recorded by CeCe Winans, and "God Forbid", recorded by Point of Grace, and "Been Thru the Water", recorded by Kyle.


His song "We Fall Down", recorded most notably on a multi-platinum release by Donnie McClurkin, won numerous music industry awards, including the Dove Award for Traditional Gospel Song of the Year, the Stellar Award for Song of the Year, and ASCAP's 2002 Christian Song of the Year. His songs have been broadcast and performed in concerts around the world and have appeared on television shows such as the Oprah Winfrey show, as well as the BET and WB networks, among others. He is a 20004 alumnus of Leadership Music ( Nashville ).

Kyle's itinerant, ecumenical ministry includes almost as many speaking engagements as concerts, because those opportunities allow him to blend his songs and storytelling with preaching and teaching. His music company, "See for Yourself Music", produces recordings, print music, and devotional materials which model Christian "edu-tainment" more than "entertainment". He has served as a teaching resource for both the Gospel Music Academy and the Samuel Project, a grant-funded mentoring program for students considering church-related vocations. Kyle also welcomes opportunities to teach creative writing and music in non-religious settings. Through a "Partners in the Arts" grant in Virginia , for example, he has taught songwriting and creative writing in public schools.


But Kyle's music is only a reflection of his deeper commitment to sound theology and spiritual health. Part of his mission is to motivate people to serve others in a way that allows them to meet Christ in "the least of these". In that endeavor, he is a recruiter for the Wherry Project, a transitional housing ministry near Nashville , TN , which combines the provision of renovated, low-cost shelter with programs for child development and adult support groups on a variety of issues. Kyle also serves on the board of directors for Hand Up Africa, a non-profit organization sending road paving and farming equipment to the people of Uganda, and he is a child sponsor and sponsor recruiter for Compassion International. In the course of his travels, Kyle lends temporary support to other deserving ministries and organizations, and he is an active part of a local congregation. The "Helping Others" page of his website is a resource for people interested in learning about, contributing to and participating in some of these helping ministries.


Kyle lives in Nashville with his wife Susan and children Emily and Christopher, writing for Universal Music Group and traveling many weekends to perform and speak. In April of 2006, his Alma Mater, Furman University , awarded him the Richard Furman Baptist Heritage Award recognizing "a graduate who reflects Baptist ideals by thinking critically, living compassionately and making life changing commitments."




For further info about the concert one can contact the Centre at 770-254-2787.  The Centre is located on Lower Fayetteville Road several miles east of Newnan.


For more info on Kyle Matthews you can visit his website at

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Golden Dragon Acrobats Return to Arts Centre

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 July 21, 2008


Golden Dragon Acrobats Return to Arts Centre


     During the past four years there have been many great artists at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County.  One of the most outstanding of these was the Golden Dragon Acrobats, who will be returning soon for another performance at the Arts Centre.


     The Centre has provided this info on the perfomers:


The Golden Dragon Acrobats represent the best of a time honored tradition that began more than twenty-five centuries ago. The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the United States and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today. The reputation of the company is solidly rooted in a commitment to the highest of production values and an attention to artistic details that is unparalleled in the art form. World renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty.

     The performance of the Golden Dragon Acrobats will begin at 2:30 PM on September 7, 2008.  Tickets can be purchased by calling the Centre at 770-254-2787.   

     The Centre is located on Lower Fayetteville Road several miles east of Newnan.






Tuesday, July 15, 2008

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] Jerry Yates Performing at Grantville Day on Sept. 28

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 July 15, 2008


Jerry Yates Coming to Grantville Days Crosstie Festival


Award-Winning Southern Country Gospel Musician Performs on Sept. 28


     It would take a bit of time just to list all the awards won recently by Jerry Yates of Newnan.  And it would take some time to try to explain his unique musical blend, which really cannot be appreciated until one has had the pleasure of hearing him singing and playing his guitar.  There will be an opporunity to do so at this year's "Grantville Day", which is being called the Grantville Days Crosstie Festival.   Yates will be performing on Sunday afternoon September 28 from 1:00 PM  until 1:50 PM.  The Grantville Day Planning Committee is to be commended for bring someone of this calibre to their community festival.


   Information about Yates is available on these websites:


     Information about Grantville Day, including how to become a vendor, is available from its Chairman Sandra Luttrell at or by calling 770-583-2147 or by dropping in to see her at her restaurant on Main Street in Grantville.


     Grantville is a small city in southern Coweta County located at Exit 35 on Interstate 85.

Friday, July 11, 2008

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] July Gospel Sing at Grantville Depot Announced

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 July 11, 2008


July Southern Country Gospel Sing at Grantville Depot Announced


     Some of the finest Southern Country Gospel Music on the Southside has been performed during the past several years at the renovated Railroad Freight Depot on Main Street in Grantville, a small city in southern Coweta County at Exit 35 on Interstate 85.  Roy Smith, the organizer of these concerts, has announced the perfomers for this month, which will be held on Saturday July 26 at 7:00 PM.


    These musicians are:  The Knox Family from Tallahassee, AL

                                     The Toomey Family from Phenix City, AL    and

                                     One Accord from Columbus, GA.


     As always, admission is free, everyone is welcome to attend, and refreshments will be available, and the atmosphere will be casual -- you may come and go when you please, and you may even listen from outside the building or from the adjacent Colley Park.


     Smith intends for these concerts to not only be great arts events but also to serve as a ministry.  He says of this Sing, "Jesus will be there in the spirit to meet every need.  Bring the family and friends and be blessed."


     For more information, one can contact Smith at either 770-251-5621 or by email at