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Harold Shedd produces new songs on Alabama's tribute album

Harold Shedd produces new songs on Alabama's tribute album

BREMEN, Ga. -- Harold Shedd was instrumental in signing Alabama to the RCA label in 1979. Shedd went on to produce 21 consecutive number one hits for the multi-GRAMMY Award winning country music band. This year, Shedd has again collaborated with the band for their latest release, Alabama & Friends, which debuts on Aug. 27.  Plans are also underway to open the Harold Shedd Music Mill Gallery, a non-profit extension at Mill Town Music Hall, to serve as a tourist attraction which celebrates the music history connected to the state of Georgia and showcase one-of-a-kind music memorabilia. The Gallery is scheduled to open in early 2014.

For the Alabama & Friends album, Shedd reunited with the band to produce two new original songs, That’s How I was Raised and All-American.  The other nine tracks on the album will be classic Alabama hits sung by country music legends such as Toby Keith, Trisha Yearwood and Kenny Chesney.

Florida Georgia Line concert sells out in record time

Florida Georgia Line concert sells out in record time

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- It took less than 20 minutes for rabid Florida Georgia Line fans to snatch up all the tickets to the band's upcoming concert at the University of West Georgia.

UWG spokeswoman Elizabeth Stone confirmed that the Oct. 23 concert sold out in 17 minutes.

A limited number of VIP packages are still available. The package includes reserved floor seating, a pre-show acoustic performance and party, and a photo opportunity with the country duo.

VIP packages are $199 each and can be purchased at townsendcenter.com.

The concert will be held at UWG's Coliseum. Doors open at 7 p.m., with the fun scheduled to start at 8 p.m.

East Point native stars in 'Clybourne Park'

East Point native stars in 'Clybourne Park'

(WXIA) -- A Georgia girl is well on her way to becoming a seasoned stage actress. This summer, Tangela Large starred in the award-winning play Clybourne Park.

The play was written by Bruce Norris in response to the classic 1959 Lorraine Hansberry play A Raisin in the Sun. It won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and 2012 Tony Award for Best Play.

"Being in this play was such a blessing," Large said. "I saw two different productions, and I got a chance to meet Bruce Norris and hear his inspiration and views about his playwritings. I basically fell in love with the play because I felt that the text was romantic and also very necessary."

Large grew up in East Point and graduated from the University of West Georgia in 2010. She is currently attending Brown University on a full scholarship.

UWG professor's design to be featured in journal

UWG professor's design to be featured in journal

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- A graphic design professor at the University of West Georgia will see her art featured in the 2014 Graphics Annual, a prestigious European design journal.

Cassie Hester's piece was among 150 chosen for the journal from approximately 850 submissions worldwide.

"Having my poster included in the 2014 Graphics Annual is a huge honor," Hester said in a statement. "Graphics is a well-respected international design journal that reaches a large international audience."

Hester's piece features a logotype laser-cut into clear acrylic, which was then anchored to a black board. Red lasers were shone through the acrylic. The piece was photographed and turned into a poster for "Art Incend," an annual UWG event.

Florida Georgia Line to perform at UWG

Florida Georgia Line to perform at UWG

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- One of the hottest duos on the airwaves will hold a concert in Carrollton this fall.

Florida Georgia Line will stop by the University of West Georgia on its Here's to the Good Times tour. The country group is best known for its quadruple platinum single "Cruise."

"We can't wait to give our fans what they have been asking for all year -- our own headline tour," Florida Georgia Line member Tyler Hubbard said in a statement. "It is unreal, and the first night of the tour can't get here fast enough!"

The Here's to the Good Times tour begins Oct. 3 in Brookings, S.D. It will be at UWG's Coliseum on Wednesday, Oct. 23.

For more information or to buy tickets, visit floridageorgialine.com.

Country singer John Michael Montgomery to perform at Mill Town Music Hall

Country singer John Michael Montgomery to perform at Mill Town Music Hall

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, July 16 at 10 a.m.; Clint Black tickets still available

 

BREMEN, Ga. (July 15, 2013) – The stars keep shining on the Mill Town Music Hall stage.  John Michael Montgomery is the latest country music superstar to announce an upcoming performance at the venue. Rising star Jaida Dreyer will serve as the opening act for the concert on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale this Tuesday, July 16, beginning at 10 a.m. EST, and can be purchased through the Mill Town Music Hall website and box office of by calling Ticket Alternative. Mill Town Music Hall focuses on wholesome, family-friendly music and events and is located conveniently off I-20 in Bremen (1031 Alabama Avenue).

 

Beatles tribute concert this weekend

Beatles tribute concert this weekend

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- The Return, a Beatles tribute band, will give a free concert in downtown Carrollton this weekend.

The concert will be held Saturday, June 15 at 8 p.m. at The Amp on Adamson Square.

Learn more about The Return at carrollcalendar.com.