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Russian pianist to perform recital at UGA

Russian pianist to perform recital at UGA

ATHENS, Ga. -- Russian pianist Glen Ivanov will perform at the University of Georgia Performing Arts Center next month.

The concert will be Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. in the Ramsey Concert Hall and will include works by Haydn, Schubert, Rachmaninov and Lizst.

The Moscow native began playing recitals at age eight. He is a protégé of the late Mstislav Rostropovich and appeared as a soloist under the famous maestro with the Nizhny Novgorod Philharmonic.

He has also played at famous venues across the world, from the Louvre Museum in Paris to the Paramount Theater in Vermont.

Tickets to the concert are $25.

ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will hold an appreciation ceremony for more than 180 Atlanta-area music teachers Friday evening.

The teachers will be recognized at 7 p.m. by ASO president Stanley Romanstein. Afterward, the instructors will attend the evening's concert featuring the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov and Mussorgsky.

ASO cellist Joel Dallow will also receive a special award from Romanstein for his arts education advocacy work throughout Georgia.

Both the 8 p.m. concert and the preceding reception will take place at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Midtown.

 

UGA alumna named MacArthur 'genius'

UGA alumna named MacArthur 'genius'

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia grad and poet A. E. "Alicia" Stallings is one of 22 new MacArthur Fellows for 2011.

Stallings, 43, got $500,000 from the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and was recognized for her work as a poet and translator.

Stallings, who lives in Athens, Greece, majored in Latin at UGA. She later received her master's at Oxford University in England.

Her debut collection of poetry, "Archaic Smile," received the 1999 Richard Wilbur Award and was a finalist for both the Yale Younger Poets Series and the Walt Whitman Award. Her second collection, "Hapax," was published in 2006 and won the 2008 Poets' Prize.

In 2007, Stallings published a verse translation of Lucretius' "De Rerum Natura" (The Nature of Things).

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BEST SPOTS: Labor Day Weekend Activities in Atlanta

BEST SPOTS: Labor Day Weekend Activities in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- If you're stuck in Atlanta for the Labor Day holiday, don't worry, there are plenty of events to make your weekend unforgettable. The Where U Live team has compiled a list of things to do for familes, foodies, runners and many more.

Families:

There are a number of things for families to do, this weekend, around Atlanta. At the Chastain Park Amphitheatre HLM Worldwide and Soul Headphones by Ludacris will host a concert called “The Reunion” with The Isley Brothers, El Debarge and Carl Thomas. The concert will be hosted by Idris Elba on Saturday afternoon.

Take your family to see one of the greatest spectacles, presented by the Cirque de Soleil Company. Dralion infuses the “ancient Chinese circus tradition and the avant-garde approach of Cirque du Soleil production”.

Ceramic sculptor to speak at UGA

Ceramic sculptor to speak at UGA

ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia native Kristen Morgin, a renowned ceramic sculptor, will deliver a lecture at the University of Georgia this week.

Morgin will lecture Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in room S151 of the UGA art school. She is serving a yearlong special appointment at UGA as part of the Lamar Dodd School of Art Faculty.

The Brunswick native's work has been shown across the U.S. and Korea, including UCLA's Hammer Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Her work will be included this year in the 12th Istanbul Biennial.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Indigo Girls tickets go on sale Friday

Indigo Girls tickets go on sale Friday

ATHENS, Ga. -- Grammy-winning folk rock duo the Indigo Girls will perform at The Classic Center Theatre in Athens at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6.

Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 19 at 10 a.m. Visit the Classic Center website or call 706-357-4444 to buy tickets.

The Indigo Girls, made up of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers, will release their 14th studio album, "Beauty Queen Sister," on Oct. 4.