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Social critic to host book signing at SCAD

Social critic to host book signing at SCAD

ATLANTA -- A bestselling author will give a talk and sign copies of her latest book at SCAD Atlanta this week.

Camille Paglia, a professor of humanities and media studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, is the author of Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars. In the book, she examines more than two dozen pieces of art that have influenced the world.

Paglia's talk begins at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29 at SCAD Atlanta's Events Space. Admission is free with the purchase of Glittering Images ($32) or $10 without a copy of the book. SCAD students and employees will be admitted free with proper ID.

Buy advance tickets at A Cappella Books in Inman Park or online at acappellabooks.com.

Documentary on tobacco addiction comes to Fulton County

Documentary on tobacco addiction comes to Fulton County

ATLANTA -- Tobacco use is responsible for 87% of lung cancer deaths, most cases of chronic obstructive disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, 21% of all coronary heart diseases and kills more than 400,000 Americans each year, with about 700 of those deaths occurring in Fulton County.

Celtic Woman to perform with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Celtic Woman to perform with Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

ATLANTA -- One of the world's most popular Celtic music ensembles will perform a special Christmas concert in Atlanta this holiday season.

Celtic Woman will perform with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20 at Atlanta Symphony Hall.

Their visit is part of the Coca-Cola Holiday Concerts series.

Tickets for Celtic Woman and the ASO range in price from $35 to $100 each.

Learn more and buy tickets at atlantasymphony.org.

Open Call: South Fulton Arts Center to exhibit creative holiday wreaths

Open Call: South Fulton Arts Center to exhibit creative holiday wreaths

FULTON COUNTY -- To celebrate the holiday season, the South Fulton Arts Center will host a wreath exhibit at the center in College Park on December 1.

They are now looking for artists and crafters to make artistic versions of holiday wreaths, using various materials to be shown and sold at South Fulton Arts Center's Holiday Arts and Crafts Market.

Submission guidelines are as follows:

Atlanta Botanical Garden shines 'green' this winter with new sparkling attractions

Atlanta Botanical Garden shines 'green' this winter with new sparkling attractions
ATLANTA -- Garden Lights, Holiday Nights not only offers an enchanting in-town experience but also is one of the largest light shows in the country, shimmering more than 1 million energy-efficient bulbs.
 
The show, set for November 17-January 5 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, will feature almost exclusively LED lights, or special light-emitting diodes, continuing the Garden’s commitment to environmental sustainability. LED lights consume up to 80 percent less electricity than incandescent lights and have a life span more than double that of such traditional lights – five years or more. To further increase energy efficiency, new timing controls allow the Garden to minimize the number of hours the lights are on, providing a large-scale show with small-scale power consumption. 
 
As part of an ongoing partnership, the Garden will use green energy from Georgia Power for the holiday exhibition.

'Spring Awakening,' 'Red' take top Suzi Awards

'Spring Awakening,' 'Red' take top Suzi Awards

ATLANTA -- Monday was a huge night for metro Atlanta theater, as the winners of the 2012 Suzi Bass Awards were announced at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center in DeKalb County.

Some of the area's most talented actors, directors and techies walked away with Suzis, which are among the top honors for Atlanta theater productions.

RELATED | 2012 Suzi Award nominees announced

The award for Outstanding Production of a Musical went to the Actor's Express staging of Spring Awakening, while Theatrical Outfit's Red won Outstanding Production of a Play.

'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' soars back to Center for Puppetry Arts

'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer' soars back to Center for Puppetry Arts

ATLANTA -- The Center for Puppetry Arts’ beloved holiday adaptation of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ is soaring back into town to once again charm Atlanta audiences this holiday season. Adapted and directed by the Center’s Artistic Director, Jon Ludwig, the production is based on the classic 1964 stop-motion animated special and provides the audience with the opportunity to experience the timeless tale of Rudolph and his misfit friends live on stage.

“The third time is a charm,” remarked Ludwig on the return of the holiday classic. “Shine up your jingle bells and get ready to sing along to your favorite holiday hits! It’s Holly Jolly Time!”