SHAKEN NOT STIRRED

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Come support YOUR ARTS COUNCIL where we strive hard to ENHANCE, EDUCATE & EXPAND public interest in the ARTS throughout NORTHEAST GEORGIA!

When: April 18th, 2015 @ 6:30PM

Where: The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center – 331 Spring Street SW, Gainesville, GA 30501

YOUR MISSION: Enjoy Live Entertainment, Casino Games with Live Dealers, Gourmet Foods and Drinks, Silent & Live Auctions, a Red Carpet, Valet Parking and much more!

Tickets: $125 per couple; $75 individual and many sponsorship opportunities!

Your Current Assignment: Call Family & Friends and inform them of this event…PURCHASE TICKETS…prepare to dress in your most iconic James Bond attire!

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Jere Flint’s Last Hoorah!

Jere Flint’s Last Hoorah!.

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Jere Flint’s Last Hoorah!

THE ARTS COUNCIL HONORS ATLANTA SYMPHONY’S CONDUCTOR JERE FLINT

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“I am not afraid to make a fool of myself,” says Conductor Jere Flint. “I enjoy it.” But even though Mr. Flint is known for his comedic flair — dressing like wizards and ghosts of dead composers at Haunted Halloween family concerts to “busting-a-move” illustrating syncopation to young children, bopping along to orchestrations of Beach Boys favorites and rocking out on his cello — by no means has he taken his job lightly.

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Flint joined the ASO (IN THE 1970S), which at the time was a part-time orchestra, with musicians who worked in a number of professions. When it became full-time, people had to start making decisions about whether or not to stay. Flint chose to stay.

“To be part of the growth was fabulous,” says Flint. “I was forced to learn along with everybody else about building a major orchestra, what it entailed. There was real promise on the horizon.”

“I tried to get the audience to enjoy themselves,” explains Flint. “This is the basic thing. All music may not at first be ‘enjoyable,’ but it’s thought provoking. There’s a place for deep art and there’s a place for light art, just as there are places for humorous art and sad art.” And whatever type of art is being performed, there are always new things for conductors and children to learn.

“Jere’s commitment to the ASO over the years has been extraordinary,” said Allison Vulgamore, ASO President and CEO. “No matter which hat he wears for the ASO, he always performs with great dedication, professionalism and good humor.”

Jere Flint retires at the end of this performing season and will grace the stage in Gainesville, Georgia on June 20th kicking off The Arts Council’s 2014 Summer MusicFest. “Jere has graced our audiences with his brilliance for several years; each time bringing them to their feet with appreciation. We are honored that he has decided to perform one of his last concerts for our patrons,” says Gladys Wyant, Director of The Arts Council, Inc.

THE ARTS COUNCIL SMITHGALL ARTS CENTER: The Atlanta Symphony’s outdoor performance will take place on June 20th at 8pm. Our gates will open at 6pm for picnicker. All are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnics and beverages of choice…or reserve tables up-front! For tickets call 770.534.2787 or visit www.TheArtsCouncil.net/aso.html

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OUR OSCAR PICKS FOR THE 86TH ACADEMY AWARDS

THE ARTS COUNCIL PICKS…

Let’s start with the big one: BEST PICTURE

Winner: 12 Years a Slave                                                           Upset: Gravity

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BEST DIRECTOR

Winner: Alfonso Cuaron                     Upset: Steve McQueen

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BEST ACTOR

Winner: Matthew McConaughey                  Upset: Leonardo DiCaprio   OR   Chiwetel Ejiofor

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BEST ACTRESS

Winner: Cate Blanchett              Upset: Any of the other nominees

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Winner: Jared Leto                                           Upset: Barkhad Abdi

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Winner: Lupita Nyong’o             Upset: Jennifer Lawrence

  

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Winner: Gravity                                                                                             Upset: Inside Llewyn Davis

  

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Winner: American Hustle                                                              Upset: The Great Gatsby

  

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Winner: Gravity – Steven Price                                               Upset: Her – William Butler and Owen Pallett

  

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Winner: “Let It Go” from Frozen                                                   Upset:  “Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

  

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Winner: Gravity                   Upset: There can be no other

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

Winner: Frozen                                                                                            Upset: The Wind Rises

  

BEST DOCUMENTARY

Winner: The Square                                                                                  Upset: 20 Feet from Stardom

  

BEST MAKE-UP & HAIRSTYLING

Winner: Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa                           Upset: Dallas Buyers Club

  

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Winner: The Great Beauty – Italy                                            Upset: The Broken Circle Breakdown – Belgium

  

FINALLY SOME RED CARPET PREDICTIONS:

BEST DRESSED FEMALE

Winner: Lupita Nyong’o                  OR                    Jennifer Lawrence                               OR              Angelina Jolie

      the best red carpet dresses ever by elle

BEST DRESSED MALE

Winner: Leonardo DiCaprio              OR                     Chris Pine                   OR           Sean Combs

     

WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THE OSCARS

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SEARCHING FOR THAT LOST SHAKER OF SALT

It’s almost summer time and nothing more evocatively describes this season than the music of Jimmy Buffett. Bring out your multi-hued Hawaiian shirts, grass skirts, palm tree topped sombreros, lawn flamingoes and join us on our lawn for care-free “Lounge at the Lagoon” atmosphere. The music is guaranteed to be electrifying. Self-indulge and allow for a late evening sunset to evade all life’s obligations. Let the rhythmical beats remind you of pounding waves under a cerulean sky. Grab your lawn chairs and blankets or reserve tables up front and personal; bring picnics and beverages of choice, cut up some limes and ENJOY this high energy musical extravaganza. Celebrate with the intensity of a Parrot Head and you will find no stranger in sight. It will be an evening to remember. Bring your pineapple and Caribbean state of mind! We are thrilled A1A keeps searching for the lost shaker of salt finding Gainesville on its way.

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The Arts Council, Inc. is offering you a chance to find your lost shaker of salt by announcing A1A’s return to our stage on Saturday, June 1st at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center (331 Spring Street SW, Gainesville, GA 30501). Our gates will open at 6:00PM and the concert will start at 8:00PM. Tickets are $18 each plus 7% tax. Tables of 8 can be reserved for $200 each plus tax). We are offering a Caribbean dinner (Jamaican Jerked Chicken, Black Beans and Rice, Mango Salsa, Dessert and Iced Tea) for $10 plus tax. For tickets call 770.534.2787 or visit http://www.TheArtsCouncil.net

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A1A brings to life a highly energetic, colorful, family friendly, Parrot Head Extravaganza Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show. The band has performed exclusively for clients such as Ted Turner, Bill Gates and Microsoft, CNN, NASCAR, Hewlett Packard, The Atlanta Braves, The United States Navy, Bellsouth, AT & T, Georgia Pacific, The Maui Ocean Center, The Georgia Aquarium, The Georgia Transplant Association, Angel Flight, Delta Com, Team National, The MGM Grand, and many more. You will also be treated to some classic Reggae as well as some original A1A Trop Rock music, all mixed together in one big Caribbean beach party musical gumbo!

A1A was first formed in 1991 by band member Jeff Pike, who had already developed an enormous following in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, with his one man, first of its kind tribute to Jimmy Buffett. In 1992 Jeff and A1A won a Margaritaville Records-sponsored Jimmy Buffett Sound Alike Contest. As the first band ever to showcase a high-energy 4-hour concert composed of nothing except Buffett’s best songs spanning every era of his career, A1A became the only Tribute Band personally sanctioned by Jimmy Buffett. While countless other bands have followed in A1A’s wake and cited them as their main inspiration, A1A remains the first and foremost Jimmy Buffett Tribute Show. Period!

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Where in the World is SHIRLEY FEENEY

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Shirley Feeney (Cindy Williams)—Shirley Wilhelmina Feeney is the perky, positive one. She also tends to be meek, while Laverne is more outspoken and athletic; this doesn’t mean that Shirley is a wimp or a pushover, as she is quite capable of standing up for herself when necessary—she just isn’t quite as aggressive about it as her friend. One of Shirley’s most prized possessions is “Boo Boo Kitty”, a large stuffed cat which sits next to her bed

Well, where has Shirley (Cindy Williams) been since?

First for some Cindy Williams TRIVIA

She graduated from Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, CA and went to Los Angeles City College.

Former waitress at the House of Pancakes.

Favorite actress is Debbie Reynolds.

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Was on the bowling and volleyball teams in high school.

Went to school with Sally Field and Michael Ovitz at Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, California.

Has two children, Emily and Zachary.

Wrote with Penny Marshall before acting with her.

Ex-sister-in-law of Mark Hudson and Brett Hudson.

Ex-stepmother of Kate Hudson and Oliver Hudson.

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Sister of Carol Ann Williams.

Auditioned for the part of Princess Leia in the original Star Wars (1977).

Co-starred with “Laverne & Shirley” (1976) cast member Eddie Mekka in a record-breaking tour of “Grease”.

Best remembered as “Shirley Feeney” on “Laverne & Shirley” (1976).

Majored in theatre arts at Los Angeles City College.

Cindy and Penny Marshall each received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a joint ceremony in 2004.

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She left the show in ’82 due to a pregnancy from husband Bill Hudson who had previously been married to actress Goldie Hawn. She has gone on to make a few movies, helped produce “The Father Of The Bride” movies with husband Bill, do Jenny Craig commercials and do guest spots on the TV show “For Your Love” (1998). Then theatre acting had her name written all over it. You’d never know it by looking at her career, but Cindy Williams prefers the stage to the camera. “That’s my first love, theater,” said Williams. “That’s what I was trained to do. That’s what I’m comfortable with.” “I think people will love it because there’s something for everyone,” said Williams.

There’s also plenty for Williams and the cast of four other actors, to do on stage. They sing, dance and tell a lively tale with the help of an on-stage band.

“They’re all excellent and so much fun to be on stage with,” said Williams, of her co-stars. “I love the cast, I love the fun of it.”

Cindy will be in Gainesville, GA October 24 starring in NUNSET BOULEVARD presented by The Arts Council. For tickets call 770.534.2787 or visit http://www.TheArtsCouncil.net

ONE-NIGHT-ONLY! DO NOT MISS!

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small, beautifully MOVING PARTS

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SOUTHERN CIRCUIT OF INDEPENDENT FILMMAKERS SERIES kicks off in Gainesville, Ga this Thursday, September 20, at The Smithgall Arts Center – 331 Spring Street SW. This is one of six movies and will be accompanied by dinner! Dinner will start at 6pm followed by the movie small, beautifully MOVING PARTS After the movie, we will have a MEET THE DIRECTOR reception for audience Q&A. Tickets $15 adults, $13 students and seniors. Movie trailer is available on our website. For tickets call The Arts Council at 770.534.2787 or visit our website.

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