Saturday, August 20, 2011
The showcase of Cobb Energy’s resident companies—Gas South Broadway Series, The Atlanta Opera and Atlanta Ballet—will be held Sunday and Monday.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Access the Arts at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre will be held on Sunday, Aug. 21 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and on Monday, Aug. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This showcase of Cobb Energy’s resident companies—Gas South Broadway Series, The Atlanta Opera and Atlanta Ballet—features entertainment, raffles, and food and drink samples from the centre’s executive chef M.G. Farris and local restaurants. It also offers patrons a chance to “test-drive” the centre’s seats. The resident companies will also be offering special promotions on subscriptions. Gas South Broadway Series is offering a complimentary ticket to “Neil Berg’s Broadway Holiday Show” for every subscription purchased. The Atlanta Opera is waving the $15 fee for every subscription …
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Vinings resident shines at musical theatre awards ceremony; lots of performances and event happenings in the coming weeks at Cobb Energy.
Whether it plays classic rock, opera, musicals or ballet, the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center has something for everyone. Check out what’s happening this month and next. The Third Annual Shuler Hensley Awards honoring musical theater in Georgia high schools will broadcast Friday, Aug. 12, at 8 p.m. on WSB-TV Channel 2. The awards show took place this past April at Cobb Energy and honored students in 15 different categories including overall production, leading actor and actress, supporting actor and actress, music direction, costume, lighting and scenic design and chorus ensemble. Vinings resident Jamie Harwood, who graduated from Lovett in the spring, received the best actress award at the ceremony. The awards are a part of Artsbridge…
Friday, July 15, 2011
Tickets for upcoming Cobb Energy performances by Wilco and comedian Jim Gaffigan on sale Friday
Randy Travis is coming to the Cobb Energy Center tonight as part of his 25th anniversary celebration tour. Showtime is set for 8 p.m. and tickets are still available here. But if you want to win free tickets, then brush up on the performer's song lyrics and check out Cobb Energy’s facebook page for an 12 p.m. trivia question. Travis released his latest album last month entitled “Anniversary Celebration” and it features duets with the likes of Willie Nelson, Carrie Underwood, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw, George Jones, Kristin Chenoweth, Don Henley and more. Travis is expected to play songs from his new album tonight and of course many of his fan’s favorites including some of the 18 No. 1 singles he has recorded. Opening for Travis will be …
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Staying in town for the holiday weekend? If so, we've got a bevy of events and happenings to keep you busy.
Like or dislike, most people have an opinion about comedian Bill Maher. If you belong to the former category, this is your lucky chance to see the funny guy do his irreverent stuff at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Beginning as a stand-up comic way back in 1979, Maher’s career has followed an impressive ever-upward trajectory. Always pushing the envelope, Maher sharpened his TV chops on the un-P.C. Comedy Central show "Politically Incorrect." Later, Maher had a successful run on HBO’s "Real Time," for which he earned 21 Emmy nominations. In 2007, his documentary “Religulous” poked serious fun at organized religion and became the seventh highest grossing documentary of all time. Maher may not be as well-known as an author, but he …
Friday, May 20, 2011
Just about everyone should approve of this list of crowd-pleasing, local music options this weekend.
If you’re a music lover and a parent with little ones, chances are your “mini me’s” think Imagination Movers are the bomb. And you probably even like them a little bit, yourself. Show your rug rats just how cool you can be by taking them to see the rock stars of their generation at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center on Saturday. This quartet of musicians from New Orleans knows how to ham it up for the kids and rock it out with a certain amount of hipness for the parents. The Imagination Movers’ “In a Big Warehouse” concert tour should demonstrate why these Emmy Award-winning dudes are all the rage for all ages. Tickets are available via Ticketmaster for $27, $37, and $117 (VIP package) plus fees. Matinee at 2 p.m. and evening show at 5…