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Jefferson author pens debut book 'Do You See Them? There Are Angels Everywhere!'

Jefferson author Barbara Wilson has released her debut book, “Do You See Them? There Are Angels Everywhere!" In the memoir, Wilson offers a candid narrative into her life story to provide hope and empowerment to those living with addictive disorders or serious medical challenges. Wilson also provides insight into what it is like to witness a near-death experience and the aftermath of the encounter.
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UGA Film School excited about plans for Athens film studio

The Hollywood of the South is now expanding into a new part of Georgia. Construction crews just broke ground on the first film studio in Athens. Channel 2′s Justin Wilfon found out up that until now, there had not been much filming in Athens, and that was a big problem for the University of Georgia’s film school.
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PHOTOS: St. Paul & The Broken Bones perform sold-out show at Georgia Theatre

St. Paul & The Broken Bones played to a sold out audience at the Georgia Theatre on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. The Birmingham based soul band, lead by vocalist Paul Janeway, is no stranger to Athens, with Friday’s performance being their third at the Georgia Theatre since 2015. Milwaukee based solo blues act, Buffalo Nichols, performed as the opening act.
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WEEK IN PHOTOS: SEC Championship, Jason Mraz and more

The week of Nov. 28 to Dec. 4 in Athens, Georgia, saw the University of Georgia men's basketball team lose to Wofford College and defeat the University of Memphis, Jason Mraz live at the Classic Center, Winter WonderLights at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia at UGA, the annual Downtown Parade of Lights, ESPN's College GameDay and the SEC Championship game. Here are some of our favorite photos of the week.

Henry Robinett Quartet: Jazz Standards Volume 2 Then Again

A million years ago when I was a scuffling student at the University of Georgia, I would from time to time find myself at The Light House. The Light House was a small bar in the Little Five Points neighborhood in Athens that most nights had an acoustic Jazz trio or quartet playing. The calm zen of acoustic Jazz amid the din of my college town craziness stayed with me down the years. So it happens I find myself hosting Mainstream and Modern on Jazz 91.9 WCLK(8p-11p Sundays) and along comes Northern California Guitarist Henry Robinett and his quartet with this newish(February 2021) release Jazz Standards Volume 2 Then Again(Nefertiti Records). This record takes me back to those halcyon Light House days, an acoustic quartet taking every opportunity the Great American Songbook offers seasoned Jazz musicians. Songs covered on this record come from Jimmy Van Heusen, Miles, Monk and others, all lovingly played by Robinett, Joe Gilman on keys, Chris Symer on bass, and Michael Stephans brushing the drums. I've been playing various cuts of this record lately on Mainstream and Modern. Need a brief Jazz vacation from your hectic routine? Take a listen to this record.
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Period Project at UGA hosts art exhibit and drive to fight stigma and poverty

On the evening of Friday, Dec. 3, the Period Project at the University of Georgia held an art exhibition and menstrual product drive at Rabbit Hole Studios. Attendees gathered at the community center to view featured art submissions from students and community members. Guests were asked to bring donations of...

Athens Creative Theatre (ACT) is Seeking Instrumentalists and Vocalists

Athens Creative Theatre (ACT) is seeking instrumentalists and vocalists for a concert production of Titanic the Musical with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Peter Stone. Seats for instrumentalists and choral singers are available with no audition required. Auditions for select leading roles and prominent vocal solos...

'Santa Baby' video featured at Commerce Public Library

Now showing in the Commerce Public Library's entrance is a video of "Santa Baby" by Jonathan Stutzman and Heather Fox. "Just ask at the desk to have the story begin," library manager Angel Abounader states. "There will also be children's tables set up in the same area for children to make a Christmas card to take home and maybe another one to leave at the library to be donated to a nearby nursing home.

King’s Singers return for festive holiday program

When the UGA Performing Arts Center presented its inaugural season 25 years ago, one of the first ensembles to grace the Hodgson Concert Hall stage was the internationally celebrated King’s Singers. Their popularity in Athens only increased with subsequent visits. On Dec. 18 at 7:30 p.m., they will appear once again with a program of jolly, evocative seasonal music—and plenty of surprises.

Ga Museum of Art book sale begins

The Georgia Museum of Art’s annual book sale begins today, getting underway at 10 o’clock this morning at the museum on Carlton Street in Athens. Shop for the holidays at the museum’s annual book sale, featuring new and used publications in all genres. The museum takes credit cards. For more...
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UGA Next Act revives nostalgic hits in New Millennium cabaret

The University of Georgia’s student-run musical theater organization Next Act put on a nostalgic revamp of 2000s and early 2010s hit songs in their New Millennium cabaret show at Hendershot’s on Thursday night. As finals season inches closer and everyone is singing the pandemic blues, this cabaret was a chance...

Holiday Movie Family Night

Auburn Elementary will be ringing in the holiday season by celebrating with our families by hosting a family movie night. On December 8th, PK-2nd grade families will be watching "The Grinch" and on December 9th, 3rd-5th grade families will be watching "A Christmas Carol." After the movies, students will receive the corresponding book! Families will also be able to shop the book fair before each event. Come out and celebrate the holiday with your AES family!
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Auburn art historian to conclude Albany Museum of Art series

ALBANY — The Albany Museum of Art European Splendors Lecture Series will conclude on Dec. 9 with Dr. Joyce de Vries, chair of the Department of Art & Art History at Auburn University, speaking on “Living with Art: Paintings from the European Splendors Exhibition in the Renaissance Household.”. The lecture,...

Uptown Downhome Creations at Half-Mile Farm

Written By: Marlene Osteen | Issue: 2021/12 – December. Cookbook author and culinary celebrity Rebecca Lang will showcase her Uptown Downhome Creations with a hosted weekend at Half-Mile Farm, December 3-4. For reservations, visit O. n December 3 and 4, Half-Mile Farm will welcome cookbook author, media star, and...

'Unique, beautiful and brave': JHS student an advocate for people with Down syndrome

Jefferson High School student Lily Moore has accomplished more than most people dream of. She’s narrated a children’s book, traveled across the world, modeled for national companies and starred in movies and television shows. Moore, who has Down syndrome, is also an international advocate for people with disabilities. Moore is...

WIN TICKETS: Athens Symphony Christmas Concert

Enter below for a chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets to the Athens Symphony Christmas Concert Concert featuring the Good Grief Trio at The Classic Center Theatre on December 11-12th. Click here to learn more!. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. 12/1/2021 (12:00am ET) – 12/7/2021 (11:59pm ET)....

Athens Creative Theatre to Hold Auditions

Athens Creative Theatre (ACT) will hold auditions for Nathan Sanders’ "The Sugar Bean Sisters" on January 10 and 11, 2022 at Memorial Park (Quinn Hall). "The Sugar Bean Sisters" is a Southern Gothic comedy of romance, murder, and alien abduction featuring roles for 4 women and 1 man. Auditions are open to actors ages 18+. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. To schedule an audition contact the ACT offices at or calling 706-613-3628.

Athens Extension addresses ag, origins through artwork

ATHENS -- A publicly commissioned sculpture at the new home of University of Georgia Cooperative Extension in Athens-Clarke County takes the age-old question of “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” to new heights. “Origins,” a 20-foot-tall public art installation featuring a concrete chicken atop an egg, greets community...

Ixian’s Folding Space, And More Music News and Gossip

HAVIN’ THEIR DAY: Athens band Everyday Dogs has been out there for the past few years doing the daily work of making a name for itself. They’ve done pretty well building a steady fan base and have proven willing to play wherever they can get booked. They’ve come a long way since their 2018 debut EP, which saw them kind of scrambling around finding their sound. Now, they operate dependably in that arena-level sound that has its roots in pop punk. Last week they released a new single named “Sidewalk Smasher” that’s among the most aggressive music they’ve ever done. It opens with a riff not unlike a distant relative to Budgie’s “Crash Course In Brain Surgery,” and the whole track unwinds via a pretty straightforward, no-frills arrangement. That is, until the final minute or so, when they let loose the big rock guitar solos. I dunno. This didn’t, like, blow my mind wide open or anything, but it was cool to be able to dig into an enjoyable local band making its way in our scene outside the prescribed townie cultural structure. Find this on Spotify, and find out more via