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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

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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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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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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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