Sunday, August 21, 2011

Wynton Marsalis And Eric Clapton Play The Blues Erupts onto the Big Screen Featuring Sold-Out Performance From Jazz at Lincoln Center

One-Night Concert In-Theater Event Presented by NCM Fathom and Reprise Records in Nearly 550 Select Theaters Nationwide on September 7

Grammy Award® winning artists Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton will offer fans a spellbinding evening of blues and jazz in Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton Play the Blues, a one-night in-theater concert event broadcast to nearly 550 movie theaters nationwide on Wednesday, September 7, at 7:30 p.m. local time. The concert also includes a special appearance by blues musician Taj Mahal, who joins the duo for two songs, as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes rehearsal footage. This intimate performance from Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City brings together an unrivaled cross-generational, cross-cultural collaboration as the pair of musical virtuosos brought to life a repertoire of songs selected by Clapton and arranged by Marsalis. Captured this past spring from Jazz at Lincoln Center’s renowned annual gala, the iconic duo, performed to a sell-out crowd.

Tickets for Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton Play the Blues are available at participating theater box offices and online at For a complete list of theater locations and prices, visit the NCM Fathom website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

Presented by NCM Fathom and Reprise Records, Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton Play the Blues will be broadcast nationwide through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network.

“We’re playing music we know and love,” says Marsalis.

Marsalis is a trumpeter, composer, bandleader, music educator and Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center. He has been awarded nine Grammy awards and “Blood on the Fields” was the first jazz piece to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music.

Clapton is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist and separately as a member of the bands The Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton, a 17-time Grammy award winner, has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time.

“Jazz at Lincoln Center is truly one of the most distinguished producers of jazz music in the country,” said Dan Diamond, vice president of NCM Fathom. “Both jazz and blues enthusiasts alike will be left speechless by the eclectic mix of music and heartfelt performances of this power-duo.”

About National CineMedia (NCM)

operates NCM Media Networks, a leading integrated media company reaching U.S. consumers in movie theaters, online and through mobile technology. The NCM Cinema Network and NCM Fathom present cinema advertising and events across the nation’s largest digital in-theater network, comprised of theaters owned by AMC Entertainment Inc., Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK), Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) and other leading regional theater circuits. NCM’s theater advertising network covers 175 Designated Market Areas® (49 of the top 50) and includes over 18,100 screens (16,800 digital). During 2010, over 690 million patrons attended movies shown in theaters in which NCM currently has exclusive, cinema advertising agreements in place. The NCM Fathom Events broadcast network is comprised of nearly 700 locations in 165 Designated Market Areas® (all of the top 50). The NCM Interactive Network offers 360-degree integrated marketing opportunities in combination with cinema, encompassing 42 entertainment-related websites, online widgets and mobile applications. National CineMedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: NCMI) owns a 48.7% interest in and is the managing member of National CineMedia LLC. For more information, visit or

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Kansas Carries On, Continues with 2011 Collegiate Symphony Tour to Raise Funds for College Music Programs

After the groundbreaking and universally successful 2010 KANSAS Collegiate Symphony Tour, legendary rock band KANSAS is not only continuing, but expanding the tour for the fall of 2011. The 2011 KANSAS Collegiate Symphony Tour will again help raise funds and awareness for college and university music programs.

Original member and drummer, Phil Ehart had this to say about last year’s concerts. “KANSAS and all the school symphonies just hit it off big time! The only people having more fun than us were all the students playing on stage with us! And considering all the money that was raised to help the music departments, everyone considered it a real success! We know this year will be bigger and better!”

The 2010 tour, which was inspired by their DVD “There’s Know Place Like Home,” saw KANSAS joined by conductor Larry Baird, and performing concerts with symphonies from the University of Alabama; University of Texas, San Antonio; Wichita State University; Oklahoma State University; Hardin-Simmons University; and Truman State University. Eugene Dowdy, Music Director and Conductor at University of Texas, San Antonio raved, “This was the biggest show my students have ever played – there were people everywhere! This is a visionary collaboration that resonates on every level…it is fantastic!” Presenting sponsor D’Addario & Company will once again be joining KANSAS in their effort to raise funds and awareness for college and university music programs. D’Addario, the world’s largest musical products accessory manufacturer, brings products to market under the brand names D’Addario; Planet Waves; Rico Reeds; and Evans/PureSound/HQ percussion products. Jay Bulen, Chair of the Truman State University Music Department explains, “The support from D’Addario is tremendous. In the fall of 2011, we will have two new scholarships for incoming string players because of this. It will help us build our music program.”

“D’Addario & Company is excited, once again, to be the presenting sponsor for the 2011 KANSAS Collegiate Symphony Tour,” commented D’Addario Vice President of Sales & Marketing, David Via. “Last year’s concerts were exciting, once-in-a-lifetime, events for the participating institutions and their students. Our scholarship and product donation is but a small way we can assist, along with KANSAS, in providing some much needed funding assistance to schools who are faced with departmental cut-backs,” Via stated.

With their self-titled first album released in 1974, KANSAS went on to become one of the decade’s most popular rock acts – issuing classic rock albums such as 1976’s ‘Leftoverture’ and 1977’s ‘Point of Know Return,’ along with the hit singles “Carry on Wayward Son” and “Dust In the Wind,” and “Point of Know Return.” The band – which in addition to Ehart, is comprised of singer/keyboardist Steve Walsh, guitarist Rich Williams, bassist Billy Greer, and violinist David Ragsdale – continue to tour in front of large and enthusiastic audiences and to this day remain a fixture on classic rock radio.


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Jo Dee Messina & Jimmy Wayne in Concert June 18 at ‘The Fred’ in Peachtree City

Say “Bye, Bye Love” and head to ‘The Fred’ as Country music takes center stage in the 2011 BMW of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series with Jo Dee Messina and special guest Jimmy Wayne on Saturday, June 18. Reserved seating is available for the show through ‘The Fred’ Box Office in Peachtree City, and on-line with

Multi-platinum and award-winning country singer/songwriter Jo Dee Messina has sold over five million albums, has 9 #1 singles, two Grammy nominations in addition to awards by the CMA and ACM, Jo Dee Messina is one of country’s most loved and enduring hit makers. Jo Dee is best known for hits like “Heads Carolina, Tales California”, “You’re Not in Kansas Anymore”, “Bye Bye”, “Bring on the Rain”, and more. The evening will also feature special guest Jimmy Wayne who has been on the country charts with hits like “Do You Believe Me Now”, “Stay Gone”, and a remake of the Hall & Oates classic “Sara Smile”.

Enjoy an evening under the stars with Jo Dee Messina and special guest Jimmy Wayne at ‘The Fred’ in Peachtree City, Saturday, June 18. Gates open at 7 p.m., Jimmy Wayne kicks off the night at 8 p.m., with Jo Dee Messina taking the stage at 9 p.m. For more information about the artists check them out on-line at, and A limited number of reserved seats priced at $45-65 are still available and can be purchased on-line at or the venue box office. For more information call (770) 631-0630.

The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater is a 2,500 seat state-of-the art facility owned and operated by the city of Peachtree City. ‘The Fred’ box office, located at 201 McIntosh Trail, is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Box office opens at 4:00 p.m. on concert day. On-line ticketing for events is through Ticket Alternative, and a link to their site is available through the amphitheater website For further information regarding the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater or the concert events, please call 770-631-0630.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Have to admit...

I'm a rather wishy-washy American Idol watcher. I listen late in the season, if at all. If I like someone I'll keep the tube on while working on the computer, go in and turn it up when whoever it is sings. Last night with all the bad weather I was glued to the TV, had my computers unplugged due to the massive amount of lightening. I can lose a TV and not care, can't survive without my computers!

This season there are a few I like, but I think James Durbin tops the list. I like raspy voiced musicians so Haley Reinhart is one I like, too. But I'm from Georgia so it won't hurt my feelings if Lauren Alaina wins. Those are the only ones I can think of at the moment (OK, I admit, I had to go to the website and look for their names...).

I missed Durbin's song last night due to the weather alerts so when someone posted his song on Facebook I had to give it a listen. I loved it. Oh, I liked that country guy's song, too. Crud, now I have to go back to the website and look up another name. Hang on a sec. Scotty McCreery.

Here's Durbin's song, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Kris Kristofferson In Concert

Kris Kristofferson In Concert
May 21st, 2011 at 7:00 PM
Tickets on Sale April 22nd

The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds is proud to present three-time Grammy winner, member of the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriter's Hall of Fame and Best Actor Golden Globe Winner Kris Kristofferson as he plays at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds in Hiawassee Georgia on May 21st, 201 at 7 PM.

Kristofferson's path to musical success is far from standard. Born in Texas and raised in a military family, he followed in the tradition by serving in the army as an Airbone Ranger helicopter pilot and achieved the rank of captain. After turning down an assignment to teach at West Point, Kristofferson chose to pursue his dream to create music after becoming inspired by songwriters like Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, two close friends. Kristofferson broke out into the national music scene as a country songwriter, including such hits as "Me and Bobby McGee," "Help Me Make it Through the Night," "Sunday Morning Coming Down," and "For the Good Times," all chart topping hits that helped the re-defined sound of country music.

Don't miss Kris Kristofferson as he takes the stage in the beautiful North Georgia Mountains in Hiawassee at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds 2900 seat, air conditioned Music Hall. Tickets go on sale April 22nd and are $40 + $2 Handling Fee.

HOW TO BUY TICKETS: Tickets are available at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds Office, Online, Or by phone (706) 896-4191.

The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
Highway 76, West of Hiawassee, GA 30546
(706) 896-4191

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Randy Rogers Band Performs Mar 25 at Buckhead Theatre

Doors open at 8 p.m. $16 in advance; $21 at the door; Buckhead Theatre 3110 Roswell Road, Atlanta; or

Since their debut album, Live at Cheatham Street Warehouse, in 2000, The Randy Rogers Band has built its audience by combining the forces of a dynamic live act centered around songs that fit the rowdy, party vibe of the concert circuit, with songs that also say something. Touring more than 200 days a year, they have opened for the likes of Willie Nelson and The Eagles, and landed spots on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” and “Late Show With David Letterman.” The band’s fifth album, Burning The Day, was released in August 2010 and debuted at #2 on the Billboard country albums chart, the band’s highest-ever charting position.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The 18th Annual Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival

Earlier this week the Activities Council of Thomson, Inc. announced the lineup for the 18th Annual Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival, to be held on Saturday, May 21, 2011. The annual one day fest, voted by Southeastern Tourism writers as one of the top small cultural events in the Southeast, will be held at the regular festival site, on Stagecoach Road, 300 yards off Washington Highway, north of Thomson, Georgia.

The event is held each year to bring great music and musicians to the rural South, as well as pay tribute to country blues legend McTell, a Thomson native son, born and buried in the Happy Valley area of McDuffie County. The small town feel and exceptional quality of the music presented year in and year out, makes the McTell Festival a special event indeed. Annually, the organizers strive to feature artists who offer the best in American music, focusing on the styles of Americana, folk, gospel, rock, blues and all its variations….players that our smaller market can support; music played by folks at the top of their game. Again, that’s what will be presented in Thomson on 2011

This year’s stellar roster features headliner and closing act Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, and includes Marcia Ball, Sonny Landreth, Jimmy Hall & the Prisoners of Love featuring Jack Pearson, the Georgia Horns featuring Chris Crenshaw and Marcus Printup, Jack Pearson, Atlanta's Mark Miller & Travelin Shoes, and Crosstie Walkers.

The jazzy, funk side of blues will be represented at the festival in the form of none other than Trombone Shorty, along with his combo Orleans Avenue. This act is one of the hottest touring bands today and they’ll come through Thomson after working the Main Stage at New Orleans Jazzfest in April, 2011. His latest disc “Backatown”, released in 2010, was nominated for a GRAMMY and currently sits in the top 10 on Billboard’s jazz charts. Says New Orleans native Troy Andrews or ‘Shorty’, “What we do is just another word for 'gumbo . . . we make different music fit in one mixture that has a funky and huge rock edge to it.” The McTell Fest has never really featured great horn players and what an act to get it started.

Four time GRAMMY Nominee Marcia Ball knows how to get after it onstage with her infectious and emotional brand of rollicking, roadhouse blues and ballads. Over the course of her three-decade career, Ball and her crackerjack combo have earned a huge and intensely loyal following all over the world. Her piano playing and passionate, playful vocals fuse New Orleans and Gulf Coast R&B with Austin's deep songwriting tradition into a sound all her own. Ms Ball has been to Thomson before as our headliner and after a ton of requests from our patrons, we are glad she is coming back to east Georgia. She’s the winner of eight Blues Music Awards - four wins in the last five years for Best Piano Player, plus recent wins for Best Contemporary Blues - Female Artist (twice), and once each for Contemporary Blues Album for So Many Rivers and Blues Album of the Year for Presumed Innocent. Her latest release, titled Peace, Love & BBQ debuted at #1 in the Billboard Blues Charts.

The rest of the artists in this year’s lineup are equally as impressive as our headliners. Jimmy Hall & the Prisoners of Love featuring Jack Pearson are the very essence of a harmonica based, soul-shouting, blues combo. Pick up a copy of Hall’s “Rendezvous with the Blues” prior to the festival if you need any more proof. With Jack Pearson, one of Nashville’s premier players holding down guitar, this band will be something to see. Hall led 70’s southern rockers, Wet Willie, and sings, plays harp and sax, is a favorite of Georgia audiences.

Along with Jack Pearson (who’ll play a mini-set on his own), we’ll also feature another absolute guitar giant, Sonny Landreth. Landreth also comes from Louisiana and his style of playing the slide guitar is nothing short of phenomenal. He’s been leading a trio for awhile, but check the collaborations that he keeps and you can tell that he’s a guitar player’s player. His latest disc, From the Reach, features guitar duets on Landreth originals with the likes of Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Eric Johnson, Robben Ford, and Vince Gill, to name a few. He’s working on a new disc, to be released this spring, and he’ll make it into town on the heels of an appearance on the Main stage of the N.O. Jazz Fest as well.

Crosstie Walkers from Thomson usually represent east Georgia at the festival and they’ll be opening up again this year. But along with this Thomson band, we’re proud to present another act this year with local roots. In a combo put together especially for the festival, we’ll present the Georgia Horns, featuring Thomson’s Chris Crenshaw on trombone and Conyers native, Marcus Printup on trumpet.

Both Chris and Marcus have regular jobs playing and touring in New York’s Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra led by Wynton Marsalis. Crenshaw has been itching to play here in his hometown for awhile, and we were finally able to squeeze his booking into his busy schedule. The set will be called Swinging the Blues with the Georgia Horns. Along with Crenshaw and Printup, local sax player, Stantawn Kendrick will be in the sextet as well.

Newcomers, Mark Miller and Travelin Shoes, a gospel and blues based string band from Atlanta, will be featured this year. These guys just released a set of Willie McTell gospel tunes called Ain’t it Grand…the Gospel Songs of Willie McTell and if you like McTell’s music, you’ll love these interpretations.

Mentioned earlier, Thomson’s Crosstie Walkers will also open up the day at the 2011 event. They will be showcasing music from over twenty years of playing together, both originals and covers that they make their own.

As in years gone by, there will be an array of vendors serving traditional Southern food and beverages…..ribs, chicken, fish, Cajun, great dishes that go hand in hand with the music that will be on tap that day. Carry in food and drink will not be allowed. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Advance tickets for the Saturday afternoon show will be $25. Tickets will go on sale in mid-March, and will be available locally at the Chamber office, as well as, on line at For info, visit or the Blind Willie McTell Facebook page.
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Buckhead Theatre Presents: Robert Earl Keen in March, Brooke Fraser in June

Tickets On Sale Saturday, February 26, 2011

Robert Earl Keen
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Doors open at 8 p.m.

Buckhead Theatre
3110 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30305

TICKETS: $26 adv
On sale Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 10am
Show is general admission and open to all ages.


Robert Earl Keen, one of Texas’s best-known alt-country/folk artists, returns to the Buckhead Theatre March 31, following up a sold-out concert in November. Recording since the early 1980’s, Keen has been wowing country fans for years with over 15 albums of well-loved country music. Known for his extensive touring and incredible live shows, Robert Earl Keen grew in popularity in the 1990’s with a touring schedule that often included 200 tour dates per year. A dedicated and talented musician, fans should grab tickets now as this show is sure to sell out again.

Brooke Fraser
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Doors open at 7 p.m.

 Buckhead Theatre
3110 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30305

TICKETS: $20 adv - On sale Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 10am
Show is general admission and open to all ages.


New Zealand’s Brooke Fraser is known for heart-wrenching, confessional lyrics layered over haunting folk-pop melodies. Fraser has toured Australia and New Zealand with artists including John Mayer and David Bowie, and her last headlining Atlanta show sold out. Trained in piano as a child and self-taught on guitar, Fraser has been a staple of the Contemporary Christian and folk scenes since her 2003 debut What To Do With Daylight. She followed that album up with 2006’s Albertine, inspired by her time with disadvantaged children in Africa. Now touring in support of her third album, Flags, Fraser will play the Buckhead Theatre for one night only June 7.

Buckhead Theatre Shows On Sale Now:

Friday, February 25: Old 97’s, Those Darlins | $20 adv
Saturday, March 19: Cloris! A One Woman Show | $30, $50, $75
Friday, March 25: Randy Rogers Band, Stoney LaRue | $16 adv, $21 at the door
Friday, May 20: Of Montreal, Modern Skirts, Painted Palms | $23 adv

Buckhead Theatre has received recent accolades for its diversity of programming as well as the many sold out, critically acclaimed artists that have come through the six month old venue. Recent sold out shows have included: Scissor Sisters, Drive-By Truckers, Indigo Girls, Mumford & Sons, Robert Earl Keen, Dresden Dolls and Pat Green.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Charlie Daniels In Concert March 5, 2011 - 7 PM

Tickets on Sale Now
Ticket Prices are $35 + $2 Handling & $25 + $2 Handling

Charlie Daniels began writing and performing country music in the early 1950s. In 1964, Daniels sold one of his songs, "It Hurts Me" to Elvis Presley. Charlie Daniels recorded his first major hit, "Uneasy Rider" off his second, 1972 album. He won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal in 1979 for "The Devil Went Down to Georgia". Other hits include "In America", "The South's Gonna Do It", "Long Haired Country Boy", "Still in Saigon", and "The Legend of Wooley Swamp".

Don't miss legendary, Charlie Daniels as he takes the stage on March 19, 2011. The concert will be held in a 2900 seat, Air Conditioed hall at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds located in the beautiful mountains of Hiawassee, Georgia. Tickets go on sale February 4th and prices are $37. For more information visit us online or call (706-896-4191).

HOW TO BUY TICKETS: Tickets are available at the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds Office, Online, Or by phone (706) 896-4191.
The Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds
Highway 76, West of Hiawassee, GA 30546
(706) 896-4191

Thursday, January 20, 2011

An Acoustic Evening with Travis Tritt

Saturday, January 29, 2011
Doors open at 7 p.m.

Buckhead Theatre
3110 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30305

Tickets range from $50-$75
Show is reserved seating and open to all ages.

Travis Tritt, one of the leading country singers and one of the first country artists to infuse rock & blues into the world of country music, brings his magic to Atlanta for an acoustic performance at Atlanta’s landmark Buckhead Theatre. His bluesy, Southern rock sound and gutsy outlaw image distinguished him from fellow country artists. Tritt produced a string of platinum albums and Top Ten singles throughout his music career, including three number one hits as well as two Grammy-Awards. Visit for more information.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Receives $1.85 Million Endowment Gift from the Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra announced today it has received commitment of a $1.85 million endowment gift from the Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation. In recognition of this contribution, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will establish The Mabel Dorn Reeder Honorary Chair.

The Mabel Dorn Reeder Honorary Chair will be awarded, based on merit, for a period of five years to an Atlanta Symphony Orchestra musician who demonstrates excellence in musical artistry, leadership, collegiality and community engagement. The chair may be granted to any tenured Orchestra member, including those who already occupy a named chair. Recipients will be awarded a one-time $10,000 stipend at the start of their five-year term as the honoree, to be utilized for professional development. The award will be celebrated every five years.

“Mrs. Reeder called Atlanta home for most of her life and wholly understood the value a fine orchestra can have to a growing city,” said Brian Frank, Co-Trustee of the Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation. “Building upon her long-time support of the Woodruff Arts Center and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Mabel Dorn Reeder Honorary Chair is an exceptional tribute to her love of music. The Foundation is delighted that her name and her generosity will be preserved in such a meaningful way.”

“This extraordinary gift from the Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation adds to the future financial security of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra while recognizing and nurturing the exceptional talent of the musicians on stage,” said Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Board Chairman Ben Johnson. “We are very grateful to the Foundation trustees for this generous investment and for the opportunity to acknowledge Mabel Dorn Reeder with the honorary chair. Mrs. Reeder was a special friend to the Woodruff Arts Center and the Orchestra and we are honored to play a part in her Atlanta legacy."

“The Mabel Dorn Reeder Honorary Chair is a compelling testament of passion for great music and musicians,” said Atlanta Symphony Orchestra President Stanley E. Romanstein. “This historic contribution also represents a new model for supporting the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra — in which a contribution can transcend Symphony Hall and marry our institutional goals with unique philanthropic vision. The Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation's honorary chair model will inspire others to think outside of the traditional named gift, and I look forward to the creativity and generosity gifts like this will undoubtedly inspire.”

Congrats to ASO, wish everyone would donate a dollar or two or million! - SoftnBlue

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

One Night of Queen Rocks Atlanta

On the April 30, 2011 the UK’s hottest and most successful rock show ‘One Night of Queen’ which celebrates the music of Freddie Mercury and Queen is coming to the Cobb Energy Centre.

In 1985 following their appearance on Live Aid, Queen were Internationally acclaimed as the best live band on Earth with Freddie Mercury as the greatest live performer of his generation. Few performers could ever hope to match his unique talent.

Since winning ITV’s ‘Stars in their Eyes’ Gary Mullen has been recognized world-wide as the closest thing to Freddie. His voice, persona and portrayal send a shiver down your spine and leaves your hairs standing on end. He and his band ‘The Works’ recreate the excitement and atmosphere of a live Queen concert to unmatched perfection.

Nine years of touring has seen One Night of Queen build a reputation for regularly selling out large theatres and concert halls, across the UK, Europe and the World!

In the USA alone they sold over 150,000 tickets over 3 tours (2008, 2009 & 2010) where they sold out in more than 125 cities. Demand is such that they are already scheduled to return in 2011 to conquer even more states and cities over a 10 week, 50 date tour period.

One Night of Queen returned to Hyde Park ‘BBC Proms in the Park’ in September 2009 for the second time. This follows their 2005 appearance where they shared the stage with Andrea Bocelli, G4 and Simply Red. Being described as “the highlight of the day” and receiving rapturous applause from 45,000 fans, cemented One Night of Queen’s reputation as being “much more than a tribute”.

“Mullen brought legendary Queen front man Freddie Mercury back to life in a two-hour energy-filled concert that had toddlers to grandparents dancing in the aisles.” The Salt Lake Tribune

“We’ve seen a lot of Tribute bands in our lives, but nothing that in any way, shape or form, comes close to One Night Of Queen!” Out On The Town magazine, Pennsylvania

The show features fantastic hits such as ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘We Are The Champions’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘Radio GaGa’, ‘It’s A Kind Of Magic’ and many more.

This is your chance to see this phenomenal live concert.

If you like hot rock you’ll love ‘One Night of Queen’.
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Live Art: Spanish Harlem Orchestra

The University of West Georgia’s Townsend Center presents the fourth annual Live Art performance starring the Spanish Harlem Orchestra on Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Since their founding in 2000, Spanish Harlem Orchestra has established itself as the standard bearer of contemporary Latin music. Directed by world-renowned pianist, arranger, and producer Oscar Hernández, the thirteen-member all-star ensemble has reintroduced the classic sounds of New York City Salsa to music lovers worldwide. Tickets are $38 for adults and $10 for students. For more information contact the Townsend Center at 678-839-4722 or to purchase a ticket visit

Monday, January 10, 2011

Georgia Boy Choir Rehearsals canceled for January 10, 2011

All Georgia Boy Choir Rehearsals are canceled for January 10, 2011 due to inclement weather. Georgia Boy Choir rehearsals are located at 4300 Northside Dr. in Atlanta.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Georgia Boy Choir Auditions Now Being Held

I received a press notice from the Georgia Boy Choir saying they're holding auditions. They sent a pdf file, which means I have to re-type it and I'm just basically lazy so I thought I'd write a short blog instead. Yep, I prefer to copy and paste, so shoot me.

It's for boys 5 to 12. I can see from reading the pdf that there are a lot of great benefits and opportunities. I'll let you go to the web page to read about them... The phone number for more info is 404-402-4083, the web address is...well, it's not on the pdf. Huh. Let's see if the 'register here' button works... yup, it works. It took me to (no S after boy).

I've heard the Georgia Boy Choir and they are fabulous. If you have a boy in the age bracket who has a voice that more than just Mom thinks is good, give it a shot.

Here's a sampling: