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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!
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.
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.
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!
August 3, 2012 we bring you THE SWINGIN’ MEDALLIONS!!! Bring your dancing feet and join us for a night of thrilling entertainment.
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.
Dr. Seuss’ masterpiece THE LORAX will screen on August 24, 2012! Travel with us to Thneedville and experience the wonders of animation.
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 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!!!
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!!!
The Arts Council’s booth. How many artists do you recognize?
No community event is complete without the presence of WDUN. Bill Maine where are you?
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?
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!
We will be back with the butterflies at next year’s event!!!
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:
April 28 9am-4pm in Downtown Gainesville
One of our newest affiliates: Fifth Row Center
Memorial Day Concert, May 28, 2012 at 7:30pm at First Baptist Church, Gainesville, GA
Come celebrate our great nation and its heroes!
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 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.
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.