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Mr. Greg's Musical Madness comes to Sweet Apple Elm.

Mr. Greg's Musical Madness comes to Sweet Apple Elm.
Kindergarten and 1st Grade students at Sweet Apple Elementary enjoyed a performance by Greg Roth of “Mr. Greg’s Musical Madness.”
 
Students had a chance to dance, jump, clap, and laugh as they learned to count through creative, innovative sing-a-longs and audience participation.
 
Mr. Greg’s Musical Madness videos are featured alongside Curious George, Dinosaur Train, and other Emmy-winning shows on PBS!
 
You can find out more about Mr. Greg and his music at http://www.mrgregsmusicalmadness.com/
 
Special Thanks to PTO for funding this awesome program! 
 

The Berenstain Bears LIVE! at The Strand in Marietta, FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock

The Berenstain Bears LIVE!  at The Strand in Marietta, FoxTale Book Shoppe in Woodstock

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The Center for Children & Young Adults (CCYA) proudly presents the Berenstain Bears in Family Matters the Musical!

This show is in town for one day only -- Saturday, Oct. 5. There will be three performances: 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. at the Earl Smith Strand Theater on the Marietta Square. All proceeds benefit CCYA.

Adapted from the classic children's book series by Stan and Jan Berenstain, this special family-friendly exclusive show event brings everyone's favorite bear family to life in an exciting theatrical experience that kids as well as their parents will treasure for many years to come. As always, Bear Country is not without its complications: Brother Bear's grades are slipping, Sister Bear still has a few things to learn about making new friends, and Papa Bear just can't stop eating junk food. Thankfully, we can always depend on Mama Bear and her loving patience to help set things right.

2013 Suzi Awards nominees revealed

2013 Suzi Awards nominees revealed

ATLANTA -- The nominees for the 2012-13 Suzi Bass Awards were announced Monday.

This year's Suzi Nomination Party was held at 7 Stages Theatre in Little Five Points and was hosted by past Suzi winners Ingrid Cole and Glenn Rainey.

RELATED | See last year's Suzi nominees
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The Suzi Awards are named for Suzi Bass, a well-loved Atlanta actress who died of cancer in 2002. Every year, they honor some of the best theater productions in metro Atlanta.

Jazz under the Stars at Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex

Jazz under the Stars at Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- The Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Facility will host “Jazz under the Stars” on Thursday, Aug. 22 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of Benson and will feature vocalist Gina Grate of Grate Productions. According to her website, Ms. Grate performs with numerous “big bands and small combos” along with her work in the recording studio.  Light refreshments will be provided during the event.

The Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex is located at 6500 Vernon Woods Drive NE, Sandy Springs.  The public is invited to join Benson participants as they enjoy an evening of music and fellowship.

“Jazz under the Stars” is free.  For more information, please contact Ms. Lila Womack at 404-612-2303.

Summer Puppet Series begins Monday

Summer Puppet Series begins Monday

ROSWELL, Ga. -- The popular Roswell Summer Puppet Series is back for the 2013 season.

All shows are Monday through Saturday at 10 a.m., with additional performances Wednesday and Friday at 1 p.m. They are held at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center.

This year's lineup includes:

June 3-8
The Wizard of Oz (Frisch Marionettes)

June 10-15
The Reluctant Dragon (All Hands Productions)

June 17-22
Stinky Cheese Man (Paul Mesner)

June 24-29
The Velveteen Rabbit (Applause Unlimited)

July 1-6
Circus Fanta-Sea (Lee Bryan, "That Puppet Guy")

July 8-13
Three Bears! (Tuckers' Tales Puppet Theatre)

July 15-20
Beauty and the Beast (Roz Puppets)

Memorial Day weekend events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Memorial Day weekend events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

#1 Memorial Day Weekend - Salute The Troops at Stone Mountain Park:

Stone Mountain Park honors our troops and their families at Atlanta’s largest three-day Memorial Weekend event featuring free concerts, the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision®, special fireworks finale, and other patriotic activities.

Urban Youth Harp Ensemble to play Spring Concert Finale

Urban Youth Harp Ensemble to play Spring Concert Finale

ATLANTA -- The Urban Youth Harp Ensemble will hold their Spring Concert Finale on Thursday, May 16, and is inviting all residents to hear them play. 

The Southwest Arts Center is the venue of the concert, located at 915 New Hope Road. Showtime is set for 7:00 p.m. in the Performance Center. 

The Urban Youth Harp Ensemble is directed by Carolyn Lund, and is made up of 50 African American harpists. Those who attend the performance can enjoy light concert pieces and movie themes. It is free admission for the public.