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Deep Roots Festival in October

Deep Roots Festival in October

Allen Stone, Shovels and Rope, Wet Willie, The Greenway and Rock U AllStars perform this month Saturday, October 19 at the Deep Roots Festival.

Also catch the artist market, BBQ cookoff, Kid Zone and car show!

See all details at deeprootsfestival.com

"Speaking Highly of the South" Exhibition by Stan Strickland

"Speaking Highly of the South" Exhibition by Stan Strickland

Allied Arts invites you to “Speaking Highly of the South” an exhibition of paintings by artist Stan Strickland. The Milledgeville Civic Woman’s Club and the Friends of Allied Arts will host an opening reception honoring the artist from 1:00-3:00 pm on Sunday, October 6 at the Marlor Arts Center, 201 North Wayne Street, Milledgeville. The public is invited to attend.

With a career that spans five decades, Stan Strickland has established himself as the preeminent ambassador of the Old South, a talented chronicler of a simpler time. His sensitive and dignified portrayals of life in his native southland in the mid-nineteenth century have delighted art collectors the world over.

Atlantic City Ballet brings "Dracula: The Ballet" to Milledgeville

Atlantic City Ballet brings "Dracula: The Ballet" to Milledgeville

The Atlantic City Ballet Theatre (ACBT) will conduct a two day residency in Milledgeville on Tuesday & Wednesday, October 8 & 9.  The residency will conclude with a main stage performance of “Dracula: The Ballet” on Wednesday, October 9, at 8:00 pm in Russell Auditorium on the campus of Georgia College & State University (GCSU).  Tickets for the performance are $15.00 each.  Georgia College students are admitted with their Bobcat ID. Ticket prices for members of the Friends of Allied Arts are $12.00.

   In addition to the main stage performance on Wednesday, October 9 the  Atlantic City Ballet Theatre residency in Milledgeville will include a master class for dancers enrolled in the GCSU Dance Minor Program and two performances for students at Baldwin High School. Eighteen dancers from the GCSU Dance Minor program will join ACBT on stage for the performance of “Dracula: The Ballet”.

Who's the Next to Get BOOSTED?

Who's the Next to Get BOOSTED?

Milledgeville, GA- BOOST is the Downtown Development Authority’s latest program intended to support small local business and entrepreneurs with funding opportunities. BOOST offers businesses these grants towards various departments such as inventory, professional services, equipment, marketing/advertising etc. BOOST now has over 30 “BOOSTERS” that donate $200 to the program per year. Every quarter, the investment group comes together to review, discuss and vote on the most deserving candidates as well as the amount given for each grant. The grant amounts will start at a minimum of $100 and as much as $1,000. 

Congratulations once again to Blossoms Florists, HairBar, and Amici’s Café for the first set of BOOST grants of $1,000. Last year, BOOST received nine applications for the first round and we hope to see that number double this quarter.

September's First Friday: Taste of Milledgeville

September's First Friday: Taste of Milledgeville

Milledgeville, GA- Get your taste buds ready, the second annual Taste of Milledgeville is on its way! Taste of Milledgeville will offer food samples from many different restaurants in Baldwin County, giving Taste attendees a wide variety of samples to choose from. The event will take place during the September First Friday event on September 6th from 6-8:30pm. In case of rain, a rain date has been set for September 13th. Mark your calendar food lovers this isn’t going to be a First Friday to miss!

SPOTTED | Central Georgia Authors Featured in 'Rural Georgia Authors Tour'

SPOTTED | Central Georgia Authors Featured in 'Rural Georgia Authors Tour'

Two well-known Central Georgia authors were featured in Deep South Magazine.

Eatonton natives Alice Walker and Joel Chandler Harris as well as Flannery O'Connor are featured.

Deep South Mag reports that Walker visited O'connor's home in the '70s, just a few years before winning a Pulitzer Prize.
 

Read the full article.