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A ticket to 'In the Heights' could get you 'in the heights'

A ticket to 'In the Heights' could get you 'in the heights'

ATHENS, Ga. -- In the Heights is coming to Athens next month, and the Classic Center is celebrating its appearance with a giveaway that will literally put two people "in the heights."

Anyone who buys a ticket to In the Heights, which will play at the Classic Center at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, will be entered to win two Adventure Tour gift certificates to North Georgia Canopy Tours. This $178 value includes 12 ziplines, two sky bridges, three nature hikes and a rappel that sends guests over the North Oconee River and, finally, a 695-foot dual zip over Hilltop Pond.

"We are very happy to offer our Broadway patrons this great giveaway that will have them literally 'in the heights,'" said Angi Harben, director of marketing for the Classic Center.

Athens Heritage Walks: Haunted History Tour

Athens Heritage Walks: Haunted History Tour
  • From: October 27, 2011 - October 31, 2011 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Downtown Athens
  • Times: 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Monday (no Saturday tour)
  • Admission: $15; $12 ACHF members
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A mystery guide will lead these tours.

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.


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”.