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Despicable Me 2 Features the Distinct Sound of Leslie Brathwaite

Despicable Me 2 Features the Distinct Sound of Leslie Brathwaite

Behind every great musician, there is a skilled engineer who works around the clock mixing all aspects of a song’s sound to make it a pop success.  As a recording and mix engineer, Leslie Brathwaite works behind the scenes for superstar performers such as Beyoncé, Akon, Madonna, Mary J. Blige and Ludacris. Beginning July 3, moviegoers will enjoy listening to his work in the major motion picture release of the expected blockbuster, Despicable Me 2.

Working with mega-producer Pharrell Williams on the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, Brathwaite utilized his trained ear to create distinct and polished music for the movie. The sequel to the 2010 hit will again star Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Ken Jeong and Miranda Cosgrove.

'Violet & Daisy' to be pre-screened in Carrollton

'Violet & Daisy' to be pre-screened in Carrollton

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- Violet & Daisy, the new film from Academy Award-winning screenwriter Geoffrey Fletcher, will be shown in Carrollton this week ahead of its June release.

Fletcher will host the screening, which will be Friday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Carrollton Cultural Arts Center.

"It is incredibly exciting and a real honor to have a world-class talent like Fletcher coming to talk to our students," UWG English professor Dr. Alison Umminger, who organized the event, said in a statement. "Events like this give our film program greater depth and a real-world resonance. We hope our students will be inspired."

Violet & Daisy tells the story of a pair of teenage assassins fighting crime in New York City. It stars "Gilmore Girls" alum Alexis Bledel and The Lovely Bones star Saoirse Ronan, as well as James Gandolfini and Danny Trejo. The screening is free and open to the public.

Mayfest to be held May 4

Mayfest to be held May 4

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- This year's Mayfest Arts and Crafts Festival will be Saturday, May 4 in downtown Carrollton.

The fun will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. among the historic buildings on Adamson Square.

Activities include showings from more than 150 vendors from all over the Southeast, not to mention food and a special section for children.

Visit carrolltonmainstreet.com for more information.

The Good Lovelies to perform at UWG

The Good Lovelies to perform at UWG

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- Canadian folk trio The Good Lovelies will perform at the University of West Georgia this weekend.

The Good Lovelies -- Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Sue Passmore -- play a wide range of instruments and cover several different musical genres in their upbeat shows. They have been invited to perform at folk festivals all over the world.

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The show will be Saturday, Apr. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at UWG's Dangle Theater. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors and military, and $15 for children.

To buy tickets, call the box office at 678-839-4722 or visit townsendcenter.org.

Neon Trees, Phillip Phillips to perform at UWG

Neon Trees, Phillip Phillips to perform at UWG

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- The University of West Georgia has announced the lineup for its 2013 Spring Concert.

Alt-rock band Neon Trees is this year's headliner. Georgia native Phillip Phillips, who won Season 11 of "American Idol," is also scheduled to perform.

The concert will be held Friday, Apr. 19 at 8 p.m. in the UWG Coliseum. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 on the day of the show. Visit townsendcenter.org to learn more and reserve a seat.

Mill Town Music Hall to host Newsong

Mill Town Music Hall to host Newsong

BREMEN, Ga. – Mill Town Music Hall welcomes Newsong on Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. Newsong will sing hits from their 30 years together. Located in Bremen (1031 Alabama Avenue), the venue focuses on wholesome family music and events.

Newsong is one of the leading Contemporary Christian groups in the country. The group has received eight GMA Dove Award nominations and one Grammy nomination.  Some of their more recognized hits include The Christmas Shoes, When God Made You and The Same God. With more than 18 albums including their recently released Swallow the Ocean, they are among the most prolific and successful acts in the genre.

Tickets for the show are $25 for premium reserved, $20 for reserved in advance and $20 general admission, which can be purchased in the following ways:

Bremen BRIDGE Festival to benefit Health of West Ga.

Bremen BRIDGE Festival to benefit Health of West Ga.

BREMEN, Ga. – West Georgians are encouraged to make a difference in their community through their voices and feet on Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13. The BRIDGE Fest is celebrating its sixth anniversary with “The Sing-off” competition and a 5K Race. Hosted for the second year at Mill Town Music Hall (1031 Alabama Ave.), the series of events will benefit BRIDGE, a local campaign designed to fight drugs in West Georgia.  BRIDGE (Build Recovery in Drug Gripped Environments) provides assistance and education to pre-teens and teens in finding the right path to a drug-free life. In addition, the campaign exposes adults to treatment options and support available to families affected by this epidemic in West Georgia.

This annual family celebration will hold activities throughout the weekend that the whole family can enjoy: