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Dolly Parton tickets now on sale

Dolly Parton tickets now on sale

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Tickets are now on sale for Dolly Parton's Wednesday, Aug. 3 concert at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre at Encore Park (2200 Encore Parkway, Alpharetta, 30009).

The box office opened at 10 a.m. on Friday, Apr. 1. Tickets range in price from $29 to $99 and may be purchased through the amphitheatre's box office or Ticketmaster.

Dolly Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time, with 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards. She has had a record 25 songs reach number 1 on the Billboard Country charts, 41 career top 10 albums and 110 career charted singles.

The Aug. 3 concert is part of Parton's "Better Day" tour.

Fidelity donates musical instruments to local middle school

Fidelity donates musical instruments to local middle school

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- On Friday, Mar. 25, representatives from Fidelity Investments surprised students at Alpharetta's Holcomb Bridge Middle School with a donation of new musical instruments.

The gift, valued at approximately $20,000, included four flutes, five clarinets, two French horns and two euphoniums.

This generous donation was part of Fidelity's FutureStage program, an arts education initiative to support music programs in public schools across the country.

"Fidelity is happy to support the arts in our local schools and help programs like the one here at Holcomb Bridge Middle School provide as many students as possible with opportunities to participate and explore their interests in music," said Joan Michelson, vice president and branch manager of Fidelity's Alpharetta Investor Center.

The Alpharetta Children's Festival is March 26 from 11-3:30

The Alpharetta Children's Festival is March 26 from 11-3:30

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Saturday, March 26 from 11-3:30 is the 9th Annual Alpharetta Children’s Festival. It’s held at the Alpharetta Community Center Event Lawn, which is on the backside of the dog park and behind the gymnasium. This is a very family friendly event that has arts, crafts, food, educational activities from the fire and police departments and much more. 

The event is free and open to the public. Some of the premium events like the train or pony ride may charge a nominal amount of money. This event will be cancelled in the event of rain, so check the forecast for Alpharetta. If it does rain there is no make-up date, so cross your fingers for good weather!

Fine Art + Fashion Hosted by Neiman Marcus Benefit for NBAF - Recap

Fine Art + Fashion Hosted by Neiman Marcus Benefit for NBAF - Recap

 

 

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The 5th Annual Fine  Art + Fashion presentation hosted by Neiman Marcus was a beautifully major success!  The NBAF were delighted and honored to have Sandra Anderson Baccus chair Fine Art + Fashion this year, as well as honorary chairs Su and Al Longman, co-chairs Marjorie and Steve Harvey, Earnest Ingram and Charlene Crusoe Ingram, John and Vicki Palmer, and Bill Torres and Jack Sawyer. The fashion presentation was absolutely amazing and CD Greene's designs were simply stunning.

Popular young adult author coming to Alpharetta

Popular young adult author coming to Alpharetta

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Lisa McMann, author of the bestselling Wake trilogy (Wake, Fade and Gone), has written a new young adult novel, Cryer's Cross.

She will give a talk and sign copies of her books at Barnes & Noble at Mansell Crossings (7660 Northpoint Parkway, Alpharetta, 30022) at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 22.

Cryer's Cross is about a young woman named Kendall, who loves her life in a small Montana town but still longs for something more.

However, when Cryer's Cross is shaken by a horrifying tragedy, Kendall tosses her dreams aside to join the search for her missing friends. In the process, she uncovers some frightening local history and discovers just how far the townspeople will go to keep their secrets buried.

Alpharetta High Presents 'Oklahoma!'

Alpharetta High Presents 'Oklahoma!'

ALPHARETTA, GA -- "The Surry with the Fringe on Top" is preparing to stop in Alpharetta.

Oklahoma!, the rollicking musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein, will be presented at Alpharetta High School (3595 Webb Bridge Road, 30005) in March.

Set during the turn of the 20th century, Oklahoma! tells the story of Laurey, a winsome farm girl, and the two men who love her -- a handsome cowboy named Curly and a sinister hired farmhand named Jud Fry.

Children Have Lots of Storytime Options in Alpharetta

Children Have Lots of Storytime Options in Alpharetta

A great activity for children and their stay at home parents is storytime.  Reading, hearing the story, looking at the pictures, interaction with children --or other adults -- are all great reasons for everybody to enjoy it.

The Alpharetta area has a large number of places that have storytime, each with their own benefit.