Thursday, July 29, 2010

Louis C.K. Coming to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Sat Dec 11

With more than twenty years as a stand-up, Louis C.K. is one of the most honest and respected comedic voices of his generation, finding success in television and film as well as the live stage.

Louis’ new FX series, Louie, premiered to rave reviews on June 29 airing on Tuesdays at 11:00 PM. Louis is executive producer, writer, director, editor and star of the series based on his life as a stand-up comic and single father of two living in New York City.

Louis’ stand-up concert film, Louis C.K.: Hilarious, premiered at The Sundance Film Festival in January as the first stand-up concert film presented at Sundance. Directed by Louis, the film received rave reviews with Variety declaring, “Standup comedy cinema has a new star in Louis C.K.: Hilarious.”

In July, Louis was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special for his second hour special, Louis C.K.: Chewed Up. Chewed Up, is available on CD & DVD and Louis’ first hour special, Louis C.K.: Shameless, is available on DVD. Louis has starred in two HBO One Night Stand stand-up specials, a Comedy Central Presents special and HBO's 25th Anniversary Young Comedians special.

Louis recently starred in the film, The Invention of Lying, alongside Ricky Gervais and Jennifer Garner and was seen in a recurring role on the NBC series, Parks & Recreation, playing Pawnee police officer Dave Sanderson, a love interest of Amy Poehler’s “Leslie Kanope.”

Louis created and starred in HBO’s first traditional sitcom, Lucky Louie, about the struggles of first time parenthood. The complete first season of Lucky Louie is available on DVD and the series premiered in Canada on March 3, 2010.



Tickets Available At:
The Cobb Energy Centre Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000

Ticket Price:
$32.50 | |

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

#1 Hit TV Show America's Got Talent to Launch First Ever Nationwide Tour; In Atlanta 11/6/10

Live Shows to Feature Host Jerry Springer with Performances by Season 5 Champion and Fan Favorites
Tour to Launch October 1st in Oakland, CA
Tickets on Sale Now

Sat. 11/6/10 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

“America’s Got Talent,” NBC’s hit television talent show from American Idol producers FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell’s SYCO Television, will launch its first ever nationwide tour this fall, bringing the country’s most dynamic and diverse entertainers to 25 cities beginning October 1st at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland, CA. The announcement was made jointly today by Debra Rathwell, Senior Vice President of AEG Live, Northeast, and Andy Felsher, SVP, Games, Entertainment and Live Events for FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME). Hosted by Jerry Springer, the spectacular live stage version will feature the Season 5 winner, who will be crowned during the show’s season finale on September 15th. This phenomenal event, promoted by AEG Live, will also feature other dynamic finalists and fan favorites from the hit series.

Tickets to America’s Got Talent Live go on sale Friday, July 23rd at 10am and can be purchased via

“America’s Got Talent has discovered some of the most amazing performers that this country has to offer,” said Debra Rathwell of AEG Live, in making the announcement. “We’re proud to have the opportunity to tour this unique and explosive live stage show.”

“After the huge success of both the television show and the live version of America’s Got Talent in Las Vegas hosted by Jerry Springer, we’re thrilled for another opportunity to bring fans closer to one of their favorite shows, in what is sure to be an amazing tour,” said Andy Felsher, Senior VP Entertainment, Games, and Live Events, FME.

America's Got Talent returned this summer with the hottest performers from across the country competing in the blockbuster reality show's fifth season. Bringing the variety show format back to the forefront of American culture each week, the show features a colorful array of hopeful future stars -- singers, dancers, comedic performers and unique acts of all ages. While each contestant has the chance to strut and perform in front of a panel of celebrity judges including Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne and Piers Morgan, the eventual winner is chosen by the television viewing audience. Since launching in 2006, America's Got Talent has been sold to over 100 countries, with localized versions of the hit format being produced in 24 countries around the world.

Fri. 10/1/10 Oakland, CA Paramount Theatre

Sat. 10/2/10 Reno, NV Reno Events Center

Sun. 10/3/10 Fresno, CA William Saroyan Theatre Fresno Convention & Entertainment Center

Wed. 10/6/10 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre

Thu. 10/7/10 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Theatre L.A. Live

Fri. 10/8/10 Las Vegas, NV The Colosseum at Caesars Palace

Sat. 10/9/10 San Diego, CA San Diego Civic Theatre

Wed. 10/13/10 Grand Prairie Verizon Theatre

Fri. 10/15/10 Kansas City, MO The Midland by AMC

Sat. 10/16/10 Minneapolis, MN Northrop Auditorium

Sun. 10/17/10 Milwaukee, WI Riverside Theater

Wed. 10/20/10 Rosemont, IL Rosemont Theatre

Thu. 10/21/10 Saint Louis, MO Fabulous Fox Theatre

Fri. 10/22/10 Indianapolis, IN Clowes Memorial Hall

Sat. 10/23/10 Columbus, OH Veterans Memorial Auditorium

Sun. 10/24/10 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre

Wed. 10/27/10 New York, NY Beacon Theatre

Thu. 10/28/10 Richmond, VA Landmark Theater

Fri. 10/29/10 Mashantucket, CT The MGM Grand at Foxwoods

Sat. 10/30/10 Atlantic City, NJ Trump Taj Mahal - Mark Etess Arena

Wed. 11/3/10 Boston, MA Citi Performing Arts Center–Wang Theatre

Thu. 11/4/10 Washington DC DAR Constitution Hall

Fri. 11/5/10 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum

Sat. 11/6/10 Atlanta, GA Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Sun. 11/7/10 Orlando, FL Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre

About AEG Live

AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices, and thirty state-of-the-art venues. The company is currently producing tours and productions including Cher at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Barry Manilow at Paris Las Vegas. The concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Miley Cyrus, Kelly Clarkson, Wisin & Yandel, Britney Spears, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Paul McCartney and KISS. AEG Live is the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. For more information, go to


FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. production division of global media giant FremantleMedia. Based in Burbank, California, FMNA produces entertaining and innovative programs for network, cable, syndicated and online platforms, including the Emmy-nominated musical/reality phenomenon “American Idol” (FOX), “America’s Got Talent” (NBC), “What Chilli Wants” (VH1), “Kirstie Alley’s BIG LIFE” (A&E), “Let’s Make A Deal” (CBS), “Million Dollar Password” (CBS), “Family Feud” (syndicated) and the longest-running game show in television history, “The Price Is Right” (CBS).

FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) is the commercial and brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, offering a one-stop-shop for all licensing, distribution and home entertainment around the world. It builds brands both on and off screen and extends them into areas such as sponsorship and promotion, consumer products and interactive, mobile and gaming. FME also has a unique live events division and has launched numerous brands in this space including "The American Idol Experience" at Walt Disney Resort in Florida and "The Price is Right Live" in Las Vegas. In international TV distribution, FME represents some of the world's best known independent channels and producers across drama, entertainment, factual, music, comedy and kids' genres. The catalogue comprises over 20,000 hours of programming which is licensed to broadcasters in over 150 countries worldwide including popular titles "American Idol" and "Project Runway" as well as the Martha Stewart franchise. FME's home entertainment division includes hundreds of great titles on DVD and Blu-Ray across films, sports, TV, kids, documentaries and music.

See a “Movie on the Beach” This Friday at Callaway Gardens®

This Friday night Callaway Gardens’® Robin Lake Beach becomes an outdoor cinema with a Movie on the Beach.

Robin Lake’s sandy beach will be the seating and the stars the backdrop for evening’s viewing of the award-winning movie Blind Side. Projected onto an inflatable, 35-foot wide screen, the movie will be shown with a digital projection system with surround sound.

Prior to show time, guests can enjoy the 8 p.m. FSU Flying High Circus’s Friday night special show Spectacular. Showtime will immediately follow at dusk (generally around 9:15 p.m.). Guests may want to bring a blanket or lawn chair. The Beach Pavilion will be open for snacks and beverages prior to the movie.

A Movie on the Beach is a great way to end a full day of family fun at Callaway Gardens. Guests visiting the Gardens during the day will be admitted to the movies at no additional cost. Day admission is $18/adult; $9/child (ages six to 12); children five and younger are admitted for free. The Gardens and its attractions are open daily during the Summer from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Beginning at 6 p.m. admission is $9/adult; $4.50/child (ages six to 12); children five and younger are admitted for free. Admission will be complimentary for annual pass holders and military (active and retired with ID) and up to five guests in the same vehicle.

Be sure to check out Callaway’s additional special Summer attractions including Iceberg Island (fee), a floating water playground, the Xcelerator (fee), the world’s largest inflatable waterslide and paddleboats (fee) - all on Robin Lake. These are in addition to the beloved traditional beach attractions included with admission -- miniature golf course, shuffleboard, table tennis and the FSU Flying High Circus, an acrobatic circus with six weekly performances.

In addition, the 12th annual Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival at Callaway Gardens Labor Day Weekend will include a “Movie on the Beach.” On Saturday, September 4, a movie will be shown at dusk. The public is invited to vote on the family movie to be shown on this date by visiting the Callaway Gardens’ Facebook page to vote between August 2 and August 16, 2010. For a complete Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival schedule of events, please visit

Callaway Gardens®, is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus. To experience Mother Nature at its finest, call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292) or visit

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Halfway through Summer Break but Fun is Full Speed Ahead at Fernbank

Fernbank Museum of Natural History is almost halfway through its summer-long 97 Days (and Ways) to Play series, and there are still more than seven weeks of fun to be had. Next up—a Bug Out Festival on Sunday, July 18 from noon to 3:30 p.m.

Join Fernbank for a variety of games, treats and bug-themed activities during the Bug Out Festival, which is inspired by the IMAX® film Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure, now showing through September 30, 2010.

Scheduled Activities Include:

Entomology Lab
Noon to 4 p.m., the Naturalist Center
Learn more about insects and other invertebrates through a variety of hands-on activities.

Radio Disney Street Team
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Great Hall
Enjoy music, games and prizes with our friends from Radio Disney AM 590.

UGA Insect Zoo
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Great Hall

Hands-on learning with live and preserved insects, scorpions, spiders and more.

Insect Encounters
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Great Hall
Take an up-close look at insects and other invertebrates with a Fernbank educator.

Bunch o’ Bugs Counting Contest
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Great Hall
How many bugs does our special container hold? Guess correctly and you might win a great prize.

Spider Web Toss Game and Coloring Corner
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Great Hall
Try your bug tossing skills and see if you can make it through the web.

Free Ice Cream, courtesy of Bruster’s Real Ice Cream
12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Great Hall (Line closes at 3 p.m.)
Chill out with free ice cream provided by Bruster’s Real Ice Cream (Toco Hills and Decatur locations). While supplies last.

BUZZ Photo Opportunities
1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Museum-wide
Meet BUZZ, Georgia Tech’s iconic mascot. Don’t forget your cameras!

All Bug Out Festival activities are included with Museum admission and are free for Museum Members. (IMAX® films require a separate ticket.) Museum ticket prices are $13-$15 or free for Museum Members. Value Pass admission, which includes both Museum and IMAX admission are $19-$23 or $8 for Museum Members. Children ages 2 and younger receive free admission on a space-available basis.

Mark your calendars for other upcoming 97 Days (and Ways) to Play events, including more Bug Out Festivals on August 14, August 29 and September 4, Show & Tail Weekends on Saturday, July 24 and Sunday, July 25, and the Dinosaur Birthday Bash on August 21. Game Day Wednesdays feature a variety of games every Wednesday through August 18. A free hotdog is offered with Museum admission every Wednesday through August 25.

For more special summer programming, visit

Monday, July 5, 2010

FREE Friday Night of Fun and Fireworks THIS Friday 7/9/2010‏ at Callaway Gardens

Callaway Gardens would like to invite everyone for a FREE Friday Night of Fun and Fireworks this Friday, July 9, 2010.

After a great day of fun, sun, circus performances and a concert on July 4th, the fireworks finale was not up to Callaway Gardens’ standards. Callaway Gardens has partnered with East Coast Pyrotechnics, Inc. for more than 15 years to provide memorable firework displays. This year a failed electrical system kept some of the fireworks from launching.

Callaway Gardens and East Coast Pyrotechnics, Inc. are inviting everyone for a FREE Friday Night of Fun and Fireworks this Friday, July 9. The beach gate on U. S. Hwy. 27 will open for free admission at 5 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy music and fun on Robin Lake Beach; watch the 7:50 p.m. performance of Florida State University Flying High Circus (10 minutes earlier than normal); and take in fireworks at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Callaway Gardens®, is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus. For more information, call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292) or visit

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Atlanta Steeplechase Sets New Date for 2011

“Best Lawn Party in Georgia” to be held April 16
The excitement returns April 16, 2011 with the 46th annual Atlanta Steeplechase – featuring an earlier event date. Preparations are already underway for Georgia’s world class racing event and the social event of the spring season!

“Having flexibility with our date gives us the room we need to increase attendance and sponsorship opportunities at this great and growing event,” said Atlanta Steeplechase Board Chairman Hal Barry. "Our track is in the finest condition it's ever been in and by moving the race date up a few weeks we can ensure that the best horses in the country will come to the Atlanta Steeplechase."

An action-packed day of fun for race fans, families and businesses, Atlanta Steeplechase returns with crowd favorites and the thrill of horse racing at its best.

“We are really excited about moving the Steeplechase up a few weeks,” said Atlanta Steeplechase Marketing and Sales Director India Watson. “We made sure that we do not conflict with Spring Break, Easter or the Masters, so Atlanta needs to plan early to spend the 16th of April at the Best Lawn Party in Georgia!”

Back once again will be beloved traditions, including the Ladies Hat Contest, Jack Russell Terrier Races and, of course, tailgating fun. There are also some exciting surprises in store for the 2011 event, which benefits the Starlight Children’s Foundation and The University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

The annual Atlanta Steeplechase is held at Kingston Downs on 400 acres of beautiful countryside situated along the banks of the Etowah River. Each year some 25,000 people spend the day the old fashioned way socializing with friends, eating barbecue, drinking ice cold beverages and cheering on their favorite horses as they gallop down the back stretch.

The day is filled with family-fun activities, including hat contests, tent contests, a foxhound parade, skydivers, children’s activities, terrier races, Frisbee dogs, shopping, people watching and so much more!

Also new are two amateur races including a Pony Pace for riders 12 and under and Junior Jockeys – for 12-18 year old equestrians.

Preparations for the 2012 Atlanta Steeplechase are also in the works. The race date for the 2012 Atlanta Steeplechase has been set for April 14.

For more information about the Atlanta Steeplechase – please call 404-237-7436 or go to

Friday, July 2, 2010

Lovejoy Mayor's Park Grand Opening & July 4th Celebration

Come join us in Downtown Lovejoy for fireworks, food, and family fun from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm Sunday, July 4th. Games, pie eating contest and fun for the entire family.

Fireworks start at 9:30 pm.

Downtown Lovejoy
11620 Hastings Bridge Road
Lovejoy, GA 30250