Monday, December 29, 2008

[Coweta Arts Tidbits] "Teacher Man" Play Coming to Arts Centre on January 7

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Composed By: Forrest W. Schultz 770-583-3258

December 23, 2008


"Teacher Man" Play Coming to Arts Centre on January 7

     The Centre for Perfomring and Visual Arts of Coweta County is starting up the new year with a play performed by The American Theatre, which specializes in making theatrical productions out of literary works.  Info on the Centre is available at their website  Their events calendar contains this info on on the play:
  • Name of Event: "Teacher Man"
    Event Type: theatrical production based on the bestseller
    Date: January 7th
    Time: 7pm
    Description: Frank McCourt, a dedicated teacher, charming storyteller, and eloquent writer, shares the riches of his thirty years experience in public high school classrooms. A modest man; "I thought I was teaching. I was learning," he says as he and his students take us on a journey laced with humor and fueled by a heart of unlimited circumference. Teacher Man By Frank McCourt Performed by Michael McMonagle Adapted and Directed by Wynn Handman Presented by The AMerican Place Theatre This production is both inspirational and educational for students of all ages.
    Cost: Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for Students and Sr. Citizens.

  • Wednesday, December 24, 2008

    Christmas Wishes 

    Dear Media Friends,
    Special wishes of love and peace may bless us all
    this Christmas and year to come.
    May we all walk with courage and wisdom
    the paths which lay ahead of us
    and share our days with joy
    found in the knowledge of the meaning
    of the true meaningful things in life
    and the understanding
    of how blessed we are.
    Thank you for your continued support!


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    Tuesday, December 23, 2008

    [Coweta Arts Tidbits] Jerry Yates Wins "2008 Gospel Artist of Year" Award

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    The Successor To Newnan-Coweta Arts Council News Releases

    Composed By: Forrest W. Schultz 770-583-3258

    December 23, 2008

    The 2008 Coweta Arts Scene Ends (as it began) With a Bang:

    Jerry Yates Wins National Music Award !!

    Named "2008 Gospel Artist of Year" by Roots Music Ass'n.


         The 2008 Coweta arts scene began with two overwhelming triumphs -- Newnan visual artists Martin Pate and Marc Stewart each won "Best In Show" in NATIONAL art contests; and it ended with another -- Newnan Vocal & Instrumental Artist Jerry Yates won a NATIONAL music award from the Roots Music Association presented to him at the World Music Convention in Texas last week. This itself is obviously a tremendous honor for Yates and for Coweta.  But what makes it even more significant is that Yates is NOT a professional musician, nor has he ever had any formal music education or training.  He is a pastor; and he only does his music in his spare time and as a ministry in additional to his pastoral one.  


         Here is the press release issued by the Roots Music Association:


    Yates Takes Home Big Award


    November 19, 2008, Newnan, GA....Newnan, Georgia's Jerry Yates came out a big winner at the 2008 Roots Music Association's Award Ceremony, held on November 15th, in San Marcos, Texas.

    The ceremony, was part of the World United Music Festival and Radio Conference, presented by the Roots Music Association and the United States Entertainment Forces. The festival and conference were the premier radio and music industry networking events for professionals involved in the music industry, around the globe.  The event's focus was on the national and international radio, music industry, and related press, within the worldwide music market, providing a platform, primarily for independent musicians and artists, but including established performers, to gain exposure and be heard.

    Although bad weather forced the cancellation of the music festival Saturday night and Sunday, the event was not a total wash out.

    Rev. Jerry Yates, a solo Gospel artist, who sings, writes songs, and plays acoustic guitar, with a country blues, rockabilly style, performed Friday afternoon, showcasing his talents before a small, but enthusiastic crowd.  However, the big event for Yates came during the award ceremony, which was held in the Embassy Suites Hotel, in San Marcos, when he walked away with the 2008 Roots Music Association's "Gospel Artist of the Year Award"!  Other nominees in the "Gospel Category" included Ricky Scaggs and the Blind Boys of Alabama.

    "It was absolutely impossible for me to win" Yates said, after the ceremony.  "But God is known for doing the impossible, and I know it was only by His grace that I won!  I need to hurry and get back home, to see if I'm dreaming" he said.

    To learn more about the music ministry of Jerry Yates, listen to some of his music, and find booking information, visit or  Jerry's radio promotion is managed by RhonBob Promotions,



    Logo of World United Music Festival and Radio Conference


    Jerry Yates Playing His Guitar









    [Coweta Arts Tidbits] "Smoke On The Mountain" at Legacy Theatre Opens Jan. 31

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    Composed By: Forrest W. Schultz 770-583-3258

    December 18, 2008 

    Legacy Theatre Presents Smoke On The Mountain, Opening Jan. 31

    Famous '30s Play Is a Prequel to A Sanders Family Christmas

         If you liked the recent performance of A Sanders Family Christmas at the Centre for Performing and Visual Arts of Coweta County, you will probably also like its prequel, Smoke on The Mountain, which will be performed soon at the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone.  There seems to be an increasing interest in the rural life of that time period ever since the popular movie and CD O Brother, Where Art Thou?.  For this reason, although we are now focussing our attention upon Christmas, it would probably be advisable to begin thinking now about this play before the tickets are all sold.  The following information is provided by the Theatre's publicity director, Dustin Lewis:

    Book by Constance Ray, Conceived by Alan Bailey, Musical arrangements by Mike Craver & Mark Hardwick.
    January 30th - Feb 22nd, 2009
    Performances:  Fridays-Saturdays 8pm; Saturdays-Sundays 3pm

    Tickets: Adults $25; Seniors 60+/Students $22; Children 12 and under $15; Group rates available

         The year is 1938. It's Saturday night in Mount Pleasant, NC, and the Reverend Oglethorpe has invited the Sanders Family Singers to provide an upliftin' evening of singin' and witnessin'. The audience is invited to pull up a pew and join in the rollicking good time. More than two dozen songs, many of them vintage pop hymns, and hilarious stories from the more or less devout Sanders provide a richly entertaining evening that has audiences clapping, singing, laughing and cheering.

    For more info visit . 


    Thursday, December 11, 2008

    [Coweta Arts Tidbits] "Nature, Undisturbed" Photography Contest Announced

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    The Successor To Newnan-Coweta Arts Council News Releases

    Composed By: Forrest W. Schultz 770-583-3258


    December 11, 2008


    "Nature, Undisturbed" Photographic Art Contest Announced


         Donna Rosser, the head of the Fayette Photography Club and a noted nature photographer, has just announced that she has been named the Director of a new juried photographic art exhibition: Nature, Undisturbed.   This exhibition, which will benefit the Peachtree City - based Southern Conservation Trust, is open to any interested photographers, including those in Coweta County.  According to The Call For Entries, the show will be held at the Dogwood Gallery from Friday, April 24 through Sunday May 3.  The deadline for acceptance of submissions is January 31.


         A copy of the Call For Entries and other information is available at  Donna Rosser can be reached at  Her website is 



    Friday, December 05, 2008

    Fw: Christmas in the Country at Powers


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    Subject: Christmas in the Country at Powers
    Date: Friday, December 5, 2008, 3:47 PM

    Hi there,

    Please see attached for a brand new program we have launched at Powers'. We are opening our Country Store for Christmas as we begin rolling out new programs for our organization. Some of our exhibitors are putting merchandise in our beautiful country store for sale during the holidays.

    Please share this information.

    Many thanks,
    Carol Chancey

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    Thursday, December 04, 2008

    [Coweta Arts Tidbits]Musicology Winter Recital at The Heritage School on December 14

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    Composed By: Forrest W. Schultz 770-583-3258

    December 4, 2008
    Musicology Winter Recital at The Heritage School on Dec. 14
    100 Staff and Students To Be Performing
         Musicology of Newnan has announced that there will be approximately a hundred of its teachers and students in its Winter Recital, which will be held at The Heritage School (on Highway 29 in Newnan) on December 14 at 2:00 PM.  There will be both solo and ensemble performances of both Christmas and non-Christmas music.
        The cost will be $10 for adults and $5 for children under 16.  Tickets may be purchased either at the Concert or at Musicology, which is located at 48 Spring Street in Newnan.  Information is available from Kelly at 770-252-7900 or at   
    Information on Musicology's classes is available on their website,