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Meeting to Discuss The Classic Center's Expansion, 6 p.m.

Meeting to Discuss The Classic Center's Expansion, 6 p.m.

A public meeting open house regarding The Classic Center's expansion is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011 at 6 p.m. in the Firehall at The Classic Center.

The program plans will be on display and the public will have an opportunity for questions and comments.

The Classic Center is located at 300 N. Thomas Street in Downtown Athens.

Get your Chisel, the Classic Center Calls for Athens Sculpture Festival Entries

Get your Chisel, the Classic Center Calls for Athens Sculpture Festival Entries

The Classic Center Cultural Foundation has issued a call for entries for the second annual Athens Sculpture Festival, scheduled for June 25 and 26, 2011. The inaugural event in 2010 brought more than 1,200 people to The Classic Center’s Grand Hall to view the juried exhibition and cast votes for the People’s Choice award.

“The Classic Center Cultural Foundation is committed to celebrating the sculpture artists of Athens and Georgia, and we are pleased to host this event again,” said Julie Walters, Director of the Classic Center Cultural Foundation. “We are seeking original pieces of superior quality and expect it to be another wonderful experience for artists and for guests.”

Standards of eligibility, award information and applications are online at www.AthenSculptureFestiva.om. Call 706.357.4417 or email Julie@ClassicCenter.com for more information.

The B-52's bring the "Love Shack" to The Classic Center, Again

The B-52's bring the "Love Shack" to The Classic Center, Again

The B-52s have announced plans to bring their cosmic dance party back to the town where it all began, Athens, GA. Almost 34 years to the day that they played their first-ever show, “The Worlds Greatest Party Band” will perform at the Classic Center in a festive celebration of their longtime and venerated career. It will be the band’s first show in their beloved hometown in over ten years.

The show will also raise funds to support efforts to rebuild the Georgia Theater, the landmark venue which had presented live music in Athens for over 30 years before being gutted by fire in 2009. A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to help rebuild the theater. For over 30 years the theater played host to a who’s-who in music, including REM, The Police, Pylon and Widespread Panic.

Mark Chesnutt Concert Cancelled, Refunds Offered

Athens concerts go-er’s might want to make other plans, this weekend. Popular country singer, Mark Chesnutt, has cancelled his December 10 at The Classic Center Theatre.

Ticket holders for the concert will receive full refunds from The Classic Center box office. Call 706.357.4444 or visit www.ClassicCenter.com for more information on these details.

For the latest Mark Chesnutt news, visit www.MarkChesnutt.com.

Athens Christmas Art & Craft Show, November 19th-21st

Santa Claus is coming to town so make your list, check it twice and join the more than 125 artists and craftsmen from Georgia and around the country for the Athens Christmas Art & Craft Show, November 19—21, 2010 at the Classic Center in the heart of downtown Athens. Artists working in every medium will be offering handcrafted items in all shapes and sizes.

The Athens Christmas Art & Craft Show takes place Friday, November 19, 10 am—8 pm; Saturday, November 20, 10 am—6 pm and Sunday, November 21, 11 am—5 pm at The Classic Center, 300 N. Thomas Street.

Free parking will be available for everyone in the Classic Center parking deck compliments of the Athens Christmas Art & Craft Show.

Tickets are $6.00 for adults (good all three days with hand stamp), 12 and under free with paid adult.

You, Me and the Bus: Art Rocks

The Athens Area Arts Council, in conjunction with, the Athens Transit System and the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County, are inviting everyone to celebrate the installation of the four new fabulous music- themed bus shelters brought by You, Me and the Bus Art Rocks!

The unveiling event will be held on October 14th from 4-7 p.m. Bus rides will depart every half hour from the Lyndon House Arts Center (293 Hoyt Street, Athens).

These four bus shelters are a Public Art tribute to the music scene of Athens, and are designed to transform basic public transportation services into an inspirational experience for everyone. This event was designed for the whole family to meet the artists and enjoy a community celebration as the artistic new bus shelters are unveiled.

Wuxtry Named Top 25 Record Store in Country by Rolling Stone

Famous as much for its former employees — Peter Buck of R.E.M. and Danger Mouse have both manned the counters of the Athens shop — Wuxtry is a Georgia stalwart that continues to win new fans that don’t even care about its history. (Well, maybe a little.)

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