Monday, April 25, 2011

Kenny G brings Heart and Soul to Peachtree City

Summer Concert Series Kicks Off April 30 at ‘The Fred’ 

The Frederick Brown Jr. “The Fred” Amphitheater in Peachtree City kicks off their 2011 BMW of South Atlanta Summer Concert Series this Saturday, April 30 as the Grammy Award winning saxophonist Kenny G brings his Heart and Soul Tour to the Fred stage.

In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 23 albums, Kenny G has grafted elements of R&B, pop and Latin to a jazz foundation solidifying his reputation as the premiere artist in contemporary jazz. Since the early ‘80s, his combination of unparalleled instrumental chops and indelible melodies has resulted in sales of more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard’s contemporary jazz chart. Kenny G is known for hits such as “By the Time This Night is Over”, “Forever in Love”, and “Songbird”.

Each year the Summer Concert Series at ‘The Fred’ showcases a wide range of musical genres and this year will be no different according to Amphitheater Manager, Nancy Price. “Each year we strive to put together a diverse musical lineup and this year is no different as we feature country, rock, and jazz. We are especially excited to be kicking off our concert series with the legendary jazz artist, Kenny G,” said Ms. Price.

Enjoy an evening under the stars, serenaded by the smooth sounds of Kenny G on-stage at ‘The Fred’ in Peachtree City, Saturday, April 30. Gates will open at 7 p.m., opening act Toni Byrd and Walk Up Jazz on at 8 p.m., with Kenny G taking the stage at 9 p.m. A limited number of reserved seats priced at $47.50-75 are still available and can be purchased on-line at or at the venue box office. For more information about the artists performing check them out on-line at, and

The Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater is a 2,500 seat state-of-the art facility owned and operated by the city of Peachtree City. “The Fred” box office is located at 201 McIntosh Trail, and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Box office opens at 4:00 p.m. on concert day. On-line ticketing for events is through Ticket Alternative, and a link to their site is available through the amphitheater website For further information regarding the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater or the concert events, please call 770-631-0630.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Patti Lupone: Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda

SuperPOPS! Series
Atlanta Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center

Friday, May 27, 2011, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 28, 2011, 8:00 p.m.

Patti LuPone, vocalist
Robert Fischer, conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Single tickets for these performances are $25 to $62. All single tickets for the 2010–2011 season are on sale now, and available online at, or by calling (404) 733-5000. Tickets may also be purchased at, all ticketmaster outlets, and the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office, located in the Woodruff Arts Center at 15th and Peachtree Streets. Box office hours are Monday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Music at the Holly Theater, Dahlonega

Jazz & Blues Concert Weekend at the Holly Theater featuring Sammy Blue, The Crown Price of Blues will perform on Friday, April 22 at 8:00 p.m.; and Rick Harris, jazz pianist, along with Mad Romance will perform Manhattan Transfer-style jazz on Saturday, April 23 at 8:00 p.m. Special Concert Weekend ticket only $35; or purchase each individual show for $20. Call the Holly Theater at 706-864-3759 or visit for tickets . Seating is reserved.

Kathy Mattea will be performing live on stage at the Holly Theater , in cooperation with North Georgia College & State University, on Saturday, May 21st at 8:00 p.m. She will be singing selections from her recent CD Coal. Seating is limited. Tickets: $50. To be placed on a waiting list for tickets, call the Holly at 706-864-3759.

Friday, April 08, 2011

WAR THE BAND to Headline 5th Annual Fiesta Atlanta 2011

/PRNewswire/ -- Lanza Group, LLC announced today that WAR THE BAND will headline the 5th annual Fiesta Atlanta on Sunday, May 1st at Centennial Olympic Park. The southeast's largest Cinco de Mayo celebration set in the heart of Atlanta also features local and national Latin talent.

"WAR is an iconic band whose appeal crosses cultural barriers; their music resonates with a broad cross-section of America and many of their hits have become part of pop culture in the USA and throughout Latin America," said Lanza Group, LLC President Ralph E. Herrera. "Comedian George Lopez has proclaimed the song 'Lowrider' as the Chicano national anthem; we are looking forward to the buzz this artist will bring and to hearing WAR perform their many hits live at Fiesta Atlanta 2011."

An American original; WAR was the first and most successful musical crossover phenomenon that forever fused rock, jazz, Latin, and R&B; a musical melting pot and an enduring influence that has sold nearly 25 million records to date. WAR has been honored with 17 gold, platinum or multi-platinum awards which include the triple platinum "The World is a Ghetto," double platinum "Why Can't We Be Friends?" and "Greatest Hits," just to name a few.

The music lineup for Fiesta Atlanta also features a variety of local and national recording artists, with salsa, Regional Mexican and traditional Mexican Mariachi. The main stage opens at 10 a.m. with performances by Mariachi Pepe Lopez and rock group Tiger! Tiger! Two Miami-based groups will also perform, with Local 34 bringing a tropical influence to their upbeat Spanish rock and Bachaco will play a unique fusion of reggae and cumbia. Special guest this year is Edwin Reyes and Orquesta Con Clase, a salsa band whose members include Savannah, GA active duty soldiers, recently returned home from tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Fiesta Atlanta, is the Southeast's largest Cinco de Mayo celebration, a free, daylong festival that includes live Latin music on two stages, featuring national and local recording artists. The children's stage lineup includes lively, colorful acts including Mexican folkloric dancers, clowns, musicians and storytellers. Artists will be selling handmade traditional crafts while vendors will be selling delicious Latin foods. The festival's partners will provide product samples and many, fun and interactive displays. For additional information visit:

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