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Jere Flint’s Last Hoorah!

Jere Flint’s Last Hoorah!.

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SUMMER AT THE ARTS COUNCIL

Our summer flowers are in full bloom and our grass is thick and deep green… MOVIES ON THE GREEN and SUMMER MUSICFEST 2012 are here at The Arts Council. This is going to be a summer to remember – we have something for every age group!

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June 29, 2012 we proudly present the U.S. ARMY GROUND FORCES BAND – JAZZ GUARDIANS at The Smithgall Arts Center. This is a FREE concert for all. If you would like to enjoy a purchased dinner, catered by The Holbrook of Lake Lanier, on our lawn before the concert please make a reservation. No outside food will be permitted at this event.

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Bring in our country’s birthday with a concert and movie July 3, 2012! VERTIGO BAND will perform outdoors followed by a screening of TOP GUN at The Smithgall Arts Center.

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Gainesville’s very own superstar Chandler Massey (Days of our Lives fame) will star in 16 LOVE, July 13, 2012! This is a movie for tennis lovers and lovers of innocent romance movies. Of course, it is a sure treat for all fans of Chandler Massey.

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July 20, 2012 THE ATLANTA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA will perform outdoors (rain date July 22) for its 37th season with The Arts Council. This is the perfect date night for all music lovers!

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August 3, 2012 we bring you THE SWINGIN’ MEDALLIONS!!! Bring your dancing feet and join us for a night of thrilling entertainment.

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CASINO NIGHT at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center on August 18, 2012 will offer you a night of exciting games, live and silent auctions, raffles and grand prizes. We will roll out the red carpet and entertain you in style. All proceeds to benefit and aid The Arts Council to enhance, educate and expand public interest in the arts throughout Northeast Georgia.

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Dr. Seuss’ masterpiece THE LORAX will screen on August 24, 2012! Travel with us to Thneedville and experience the wonders of animation.

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We bring our summer to a close with a tribute to our local schools – public and private. The Arts Council is hosting an ARTS IN SCHOOLS BENEFIT FESTIVAL, on our lawn, September 15, 2012. Proceeds from this festival will directly benefit participating schools. We encourage every school to take this opportunity to raise funds for itself! This will be a fun filled day for the entire family.

For more information on The Arts Council, ticket sales and events call 770.534.2787 or visit us on the web at http://www.TheArtsCouncil.net

For all our outdoor events you are welcome to bring your lawn chairs and blankets or reserve tables of 8 up front and personal! Most events permit picnics and beverages of choice. Call 770.534.2787 for details.

SEE YOU ALL SUMMER LONG AT THE ARTS COUNCIL!!!

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TAKING FLIGHT

Face painting, turtles, juicy hotdogs, slithering snakes, ballerinas, arts and crafts, butterflies, music, balloons, candy and loads of people – all have something in common! They were all present at the 16th Annual Butterfly Release presented by Friends of Gainesville Parks and Greenways at Wilshire Trails Park. Giggling children, happy feet, the distinct and friendly voice of WDUN’s Bill Maine…all made for a terrific way to bring in the start of summer vacation. Were you there??? We certainly were!!! Parents and children excitedly discussed The Arts Council’s upcoming Summer MusicFest and Movies on the Green. “Y’all are screening Top Gun on your lawn,” gleefully squealed a starry eyed teenage girl. “I love Tom Cruise!” Another was excited by The Lorax. Young dads, wishfully reminiscing college frat days cheered when they saw The Swingin’ Medallions on our summer calendar while moms are excited about date night with The Atlanta Symphony under the stars! This promises to be one hot, fun-filled summer for all!!!

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The Arts Council’s booth. How many artists do you recognize?

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People eagerly awaiting an envelope with a Painted Lady Butterfly in it to release. Spot yourself or a friend?

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Beautiful art work found all along the trail

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No community event is complete without the presence of WDUN. Bill Maine where are you?

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A young boy excited to see the beautiful butterfly in his envelope take flight

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Captain Conservation (Gainesville Public Utilities Department) whose special message and water saving tips were a huge hit with the children! Did you get to sign the water barrel?

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Ballerinas from Gainesville School of Ballet dressed for the occasion. This is the regional dance company responsible for bringing the wonderful holiday tradition of the Nutcracker to Gainesville each year!

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Little boy swaying to some wonderful summertime music played by WDUN. May I have this dance, please?

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A Painted Lady Butterfly about to spread its wings. Just imagine 1500 of them in the park – a sight to remember!

We will be back with the butterflies at next year’s event!!!

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Calling all extras!!

Look who you can be in a movie with!!!
The Arts Council wants to help put you on the silver screen! Keep checking our Facebook page for updated films being made in and around GA, the new Hollywood of the southeast!
   
Southern Hollywood Events is looking for paid extras to be a part of the movie 42 – The Jackie Robinson Story.  500 seats will be reserved for extras in Birmingham, Alabama; Chattanooga, Tennessee; and Macon, Georgia.
Harrison Ford will star as Branch Rickey the team executive that signed Robinson with Chadwick Boseman playing the part of Jackie Robinson andChristopher Meloni playing the part of Leo Durocher.
Each day raffle tickets will be given away for you to win prizes ranging from iPads to featured extra roles, and all-inclusive trips to Jamaica and Cancun.  Everyone will walk away with something and the more days you participate the more raffle tickets you will get.  You will also receive an extra raffle ticket for every friend you have signup and bring to the set.

The dress will be 1940s attire and a photographer will be on set to take everyone’s picture for a best dressed contest, man and woman, in each of the three cities.  Winners will win a featured extra role in the movie.
Birmingham, Alabama 
May 15th, 16th and 17th
Chattanooga, Tennessee
May 21st, 22nd, 24th, 25th, 29th, 30th, 31st
and
June 1st, 4th and 6th
Macon, Georgia 
June 12th and 13th
For more info and registration: beinthemovie42.com

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Buy Local, Give Local, Live Local! Part 2

North Georgia Writers: Juliana Finch singer/songwriter May 2 

 

Sounds of Sawnee SPring FLing at the Dawsonville Council for the Arts may 6 at 2pm

 

I.N.K.: Mother’s Day Craft Week May 7-May 11

  

Gainesville State College: May 10, Face it: Substance Abuse Prevention Video Contest 

 

Elachee Nature Center: Flights of Fancy Garden Art Auction May 11 6:30-9pm 

 

 

Dahlonega Arts Council 2012 Mountain Flower Festival May 19-20

 

Brenau’s 4th Annual Memphis BBQ championship, gates open at 10am May 26  

The Arts Council presents Northeast Georgia resident The Larry Barker in a quartet as the last performance in the Evenings of Intimate Jazz Series 2012!

  

The Larry Barker Quartet will perform at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center

Saturday May 19, 2012 at 8pm

Go to our website to purchase tickets or call The Arts Council (770) 534-2787

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Buy Local, Give Local, Live Local

The Arts Council salutes its affiliates for producing high quality entertainment and events for our wonderful community. To showcase a few scroll down to see some upcoming performances and events for the ENTIRE FAMILY:

Main Street Gainesville presents The Spring Chicken Festival & Parade

 April 28 9am-4pm in Downtown Gainesville

 *FREE ADMISSION*

   

Gainesville Ballet Company 

Dancing at Dusk

One of our newest affiliates:  Fifth Row Center

 

Memorial Day Concert, May 28, 2012 at 7:30pm at First Baptist Church, Gainesville, GA

*FREE ADMISSION*

Come celebrate our great nation and its heroes!

 

The Arts Council presents Northeast Georgia resident The Larry Barker in a quartet as the last performance in the Evenings of Intimate Jazz Series 2012!

  

The Larry Barker Quartet will perform at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center

Saturday May 19, 2012 at 8pm

Go to our website to purchase tickets or call The Arts Council (770) 534-2787

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The Del Baroni Quartet

Our next artists in The Arts Council’s Evenings of Intimate Jazz Series, The Del Baroni Quartet, get a lot of inspiration from greats like Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Harry Connick, Jr., Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald  and more.

Ol’ Blue Eyes

Frank Sinatra began his musical career in the swing era with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey.

Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole first came to prominence as a jazz pianist.  He owes most of his popular musical fame to his soft baritone voice, which he used to perform in big band and jazz genres. He was one of the first black Americans to host a television variety show, and has maintained worldwide popularity since his death.

Harry Connick, Jr.

Harry Connick, Jr. is an American singer, big-band leader/conductor, pianist, actor, and composer. He has sold over 25 million albums worldwide. Connick is ranked among the top 60 best-selling male artists in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America, with 16 million in certified sales. He has seven top-20 US albums, and ten number-one US jazz albums, earning more number-one albums than any other artist in the US jazz chart history. 

Ella Fitzgerald

 

Ella Fitzgerald is also known as the “First Lady of Song” “Queen of Jazz” and “Lady Ella,” she was an American jazz and song vocalist. With a vocal range spanning three octaves (D♭3 to D♭6), she was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a “horn-like” improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.

The Del Baroni Quartet with Vocalist Jennifer Hanson

Del Baroni  has  an appreciation for American standard music, Jazz and the artists who had public impact with both live and recorded performances, Baroni created a concept to recreate the excitement of live broadcasts as well as intimate jazz club settings utilizing vintage equipment and vocal stylings like Frank Sinatra in his shows.

See The Del Baroni Quartet perform Live this Friday, April 20, at 8pm at The Arts Council Smithgall Arts Center

For tickets call The Arts Council (770) 534-2787 or visit our website!

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