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RETROSPECTIVE: Photographs by Douglas Kirkland

Fifty Years of Photography

DATES: February 15 through April 27, 2013

 Walk the red carpet with Marilyn, sing with Gladys and croon the night away at a champagne and chocolate opening reception featuring the photography of noted Hollywood celebrity photographer Douglas Kirkland at the LaGrange Art Museum and the Cochran Gallery.

Opening Reception for Douglas Kirkland, Photographer

“RED CARPET RUNWAY… a Night with Marilyn”

LaGrange Art Museum

112 Lafayette Parkway, LaGrange, GA

The Cochran Gallery, Lafayette Square

7 – 9 PM


Exhibit: Smithsonian-recognized, intimate stage and footlight photography of Atlanta-based Motown photographer Jim Alexander will open simultaneously, at LaGrange College’s Lamar Dodd Art Center.

From Congo Square to Symphony Hall: Photographs by Jim Alexander

“The Changing Face of Music”

Lamar Dodd Art Center of LaGrange College

5 – 7 PM


Artist Lecture: Douglas Kirkland

Thursday, February 14

11:15 am – noon

Dickson Assembly Room, Turner Hall

LaGrange College in partnership with the LaGrange Art Museum

Sponsored by Canon under the Explorer of Light Program

Contact: dbriggs@lagrange.edu, 706-880-8211


“I had imagined my life and then I had lived it. My images tell the story of a dreamer with a camera in his hands. I have always seized the day. For me, photography has always meant to imagine and interpret persons, sites and events. I understand the world better with a camera.” —Douglas Kirkland [Interview by Moria De Zen, Bassano Fotografia, 2011]



Renowned for his work in photojournalism, celebrity portraiture and film photography, Douglas Kirkland’s retrospective is a compelling look into a career in photography spanning over five decades. With just over 100 images, this exhibition features portraits of celebrities such as Elizabeth Taylor, Judy Garland, ‘Coco’ Chanel, Marilyn Monroe, Michael Jackson and other icons, alongside iconic stills taken on the sets of acclaimed films such as The Sound of Music (1965), Out of Africa (1985), Titanic (1997) and Australia (2008).


Douglas Kirkland was born in Toronto, Canada and spent much of his early professional life working in New York, before relocating in Los Angeles in the mid ‘70s.Kirkland’s career started quickly when he joined Look Magazine in his early twenties, and later Life Magazine during the golden age of 60’s/70’s photojournalism. Among his assignments were essays on Greece, Lebanon and Japan as well as fashion and celebrity work, photographing Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlene Dietrich among others.
Through the years, Douglas Kirkland has worked on the sets of over one hundred motion pictures. Among them, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”, 2001 A Space Odyssey, “Out of Africa”, “Titanic” and “Moulin Rouge” which was filmed in Australia with Nicole Kidman. A book of Kirkland’s celebrity work, “Light Years” was published by Thames and Hudson in 1989 followed by “ICONS, Creativity with Camera and Computer”, by Collins San Francisco in 1993. Some of the subjects interpreted in “ICONS” were Dustin Hoffman, Robert Redford, Kim Basinger, Sean Connery, Robert De Niro and Dr. Stephen Hawking. In 1997 Kirkland had four books published “Legends” (a retrospective of his forty year career), “Body Stories”(interpretations of the body from birth to old age), “Woza Africa” and “James Cameron’s Titanic” which was on the New York Times Best Sellers list.
Kirkland’s photography has been honored and collected by almost all major museums in the US and Europe and he has been the recipient of awards from the Art Director’s Club of New York, the International Museum of Photography, Fotofusion, the PhotoImaging, the America Film Institute, Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMDA), The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Lucie Foundation awards (2003 Lucie Award Recipient, Achievement in Entertainment). He has had numerous solo exhibitions at museums and galleries in Europe, Australia and the US.
Kirkland’s assignments have taken him to all continents in the world (with the exception of Antarctica) where he worked on subjects as varied as: Astronomy in Chile, to The Trans Siberian Railroad, and fashion in Bali.
When not traveling the globe on assignment, his home and studio is in the Hollywood Hills where he lives with his wife and business partner Françoise. Visit Douglas Kirkland’s official website at www.douglaskirkland.com. Click HERE for On View Magazine Cover Story featuring this exhibition.

 Sponsored by:

The Georgia Council for the Art

Sponsored by Canon under the Explorer of Light Program



Give blood? Who, me? It might hurt!
Some people, because of medical and other reasons, cannot give blood. That is understandable. A number of people do give blood, and their actions are truly appreciated as they literally can help to save lives. Many people have either rarely or never donated the “gift of life” because it might be at least a little bit painful, or it might not be the most convenient thing for them to do. As the late Winston Churchill is sometimes quoted, “From what we get we make a living. From what we give we make a life”. In terms of helping to “make a life”, we can certainly do that if we make the simple effort to give blood.
The Optimist Club of Senoia will sponsor a blood drive for the Senoia area on Monday, February 4th. The community drive will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the Senoia United Methodist Church. The hours of the drive will be from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Those who may not have yet decided to donate the “gift of life” are encouraged to look at the online story on You Tube about Madeline, a 6 year old battling cancer. To learn more about the importance of blood during her treatment, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHsfi2fExuo&feature=share. Remember, too, that there are countless others – young and old – who need your support of this and future blood drives.
Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. As the nation’s single largest supplier of blood and blood products, the Red Cross is dedicated to ensuring that every patient who needs a lifesaving transfusion is able to receive one. In fact, the Red Cross must collect more than 17,000 pints of blood each day to meet the needs of patients at more than 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country.
Those who give at the Senoia blood drive will obviously know they have done something to benefit others, but – in addition to this feeling of accomplishment – each participant will be rewarded with a FREE gift of special coupons from a number of restaurants and other merchants in Senoia. In addition, all blood donors will be entered into a drawing for a $1,000 gift card to a home improvement store. Senoia Optimists also plan to serve their delicious grilled cheese sandwiches along with cookies and juice provided by the American Red Cross.
The Senoia United Methodist Church– site of the blood drive – is in the historic district of Senoia and is located at 229 Bridge Street. It is at the intersection of Seavy and Bridge Streets. For those not familiar with the area, you can turn east at the downtown intersection of Main Street and Seavy Street, and go past the Veranda Bed & Breakfast towards the City Park or State Highway 85. The church is on the right – only about 2 blocks east of Main Street.
It is anticipated that those who donated at the Optimist Club’s last blood drive will be personally notified about the upcoming effort and given the opportunity to schedule their appointments to better meet their needs. If necessary, potential donors may either contact Senoia Optimist Club member and blood drive coordinator Ivie Bowman at 678-378-7151 or the Senoia United Methodist Church office at 770-599-3245.
Donors at the Senoia blood drive are again asked to bring one or more non-perishable food items. The Optimist Club members will collect these items and make them available to a local food bank in order to help those around us who are in need.
Please make your plans now to attend this critical blood drive. Your help is needed to prevent the delay or cancellation of surgeries and other life-saving procedures.
A single pint of blood can be safely donated every 56 days, and this important opportunity will allow the citizens in and around the Senoia area to once again rise to the need.
Most healthy people age 17 and older or 16 with parental consent, who weigh at least 110 pounds, are eligible to donate blood. For more information, please call 1-800-GIVE LIFE (448-3543) or visit www.redcrossblood.org.
The Senoia Area blood drive is sponsored by the Senoia Optimists on a quarterly basis. If you would like to learn how you can help in this or another worthwhile project sponsored by the Senoia Optimist Club, please contact club President Tony Bell at 770-599-3981 or 770-632-9052 or visit the Senoia club’s web site at www.senoiaoptimistclub.org.

3rd Annual Art with Heart Showcases Fine Arts and Crafts This Weekend
Show to benefit The Children’s Village at Christian City
For Immediate Release – Artists from Fayette, Coweta, and other South Metro counties are teaming up to share their culinary and artistic talents this weekend. Over 25 award-winning and multi-talented artists and crafters will be selling original, one-of-a-kind stained glass, paintings, pottery, fabric art, and more at St. Andrews in the Pines Episcopal Church, Peachtree City.

There will be an opening reception Friday February 1st from 6 – 9 p.m. Art lovers and food appreciators are invited to come meet the artists and view and purchase their art prior to the Saturday show. The art show will be Saturday February 2nd from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Select pieces of art have been donated by the artists to help raise money to support The Children’s Village at Christian City. Some artists will also be donating a portion of their sales proceeds to the Children’s Village. Christian City has been caring for abandoned and abused children in a family centered residential setting since 1965. Over 1,000 children have called Christian City “home.” If you would like to learn more about The Children’s Village or how to sponsor a child, please call Heidi Becker at 770-703-2636 or visit www.christiancity.org.

Art with Heart is sponsored by the south metro arts group, Fine Arts and Crafts Entrepreneurs (FAACE). FAACE meets at St. Andrews on a quarterly basis and holds a number of shows in the area. Additionally, they host seminars, plan to offer some “gallery hops” and sponsor a number of arts-related day-trips. The groups next show will be at the Farrago Gallery in Newnan in May.

Art With Heart will be held at St. Andrews in the Pines Episcopal Church, 316 Peachtree Parkway, Peachtree City, GA 30269. For more information, please call Janet McGregor Dunn at 404-290-3638, email Noel at noelmer7@yahoo.com or visit the FAACE website at www.FAACE.org.

On today’s show, Patrick interviews Robin Leach.

Interface will host a Job Fair this Friday, January 25, from noon to 7 p.m. at the Callaway Center on the campus of West Georgia Tech, 220 Fort Drive in LaGrange.

They will be accepting resumes for 2nd and 3rd shift manufacturing positions at the Ray C. Anderson Plant in West Point. Participants should bring a resume, and come prepared to complete an employment application and interview on-site.

Please share this with friends and family who may be interested!

Atlantic Wine Inc. 3906 Roswell Rd. NE — Phone: 404-846-5770
“2010, like 2009 and 2005, may be the three greatest Bordeaux vintages I have tasted in my career!”
Robert Parker
Bordeaux Tasting
50 Wines Showcasing the 2005, 2009 and 2010 Vintages
When: 1-4PM Saturday January 26th
Where: Barça Tapas & Bar
(formerly La Fourchette, directly across Piedmont from Bone’s)
Cost: $25 per person
Dear Wine Lovers,

We are pleased to invite you to join the best consumer tasting of Bordeaux this year. We will be tasting over 50 wines. Our focus will be on the incredible 2010s. They are just being released. We will also feature 2009s and 2005s which complete the triumvirate Parker calls the three greatest vintages of his life! A few additional highly rated wines from other vintages will spice things up.
Each commune of Bordeaux will be represented with Pauillac, Margaux, Graves, St. Estephe, Sauternes, St. Emilion, Pomerol and St. Julien all being offered. Additionally, we cover the entire price spectrum from affordable everyday wines to classics costing several hundred dollars.
If you like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillion or Muscadelle we will have wines you will love. As much as you will love the wines you will learn a lot about why Bordeaux are the most sought after and collected wines in the world.
We will have wines to fill up your glass, your case or your cellar. Please join us!
AKA Dr. Champagne

Bordeaux Tasting
$25 per person
Saturday January 26th
Barça Tapas & Bar
3133 Piedmont Rd
(across from Bone’s)

If you would like to improve your life and join us, simply reply via email or call us at 404-846-5770.

LaGrange Symphony Guild presents Denim and Diamonds dinner and return of Jason Coleman

Prepared by LSO Staff

Jason Coleman, grandson of legendary keyboardist Floyd Cramer, joins the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra for “The Legacy of Floyd Cramer” on Saturday, February 9, at 7:30pm in Callaway Auditorium on the campus of LaGrange College.

Prior to Saturday’s concert, the LaGrange Symphony Guild is sponsoring its annual “Denim and Diamonds” dinner at Highland Country Club. Concertgoers can enjoy a delicious dinner buffet featuring the finest in country-style cooking. Doors open at 5:00 pm with cocktails available (credit cards or HCC account only). Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm. Reservations are required by Thursday, January 31. Cost for dinner is $30 and seating is limited. Concert tickets are $25 each and both can be purchased through the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra office.

“The LaGrange Symphony Guild is an auxiliary organization for all who share an interest in music and wish to support the LSO in its mission to enrich our community through music,” explained Guild President Libba Bowling. “Denim and Diamonds was a big success last year. We are excited to sponsor the event again this year and to welcome back Jason Coleman. Put on your boots and blue jeans, and join us for dinner and a great evening of music. All proceeds go to support the LSO.”

Following the dinner on Saturday, fans will step back in time as Coleman and the LSO perform the music of Floyd Cramer along with a nostalgic lineup of country, pop, and easy listening standards guaranteed to bring back wonderful memories. Selections include several of Cramer’s self-penned hits as well as instrumental arrangements of popular classics by other notable artists – many of which featured Floyd on the original sessions. Great pop and country hits of the 60’s and 70’s such as “Crazy,” “Are You Lonesome Tonight,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” and “Last Date” are among the titles fans will remember.

“I am thrilled to be returning to LaGrange to perform again with the LSO. I look forward to sharing some of the music made famous by my granddad and other timeless selections that have been popular for years,”said Jason Coleman. “Last year’s concert was the first time I had the opportunity to perform with an orchestra. We had a great time playing with the LSO and promise to present another memorable night of music.”

Concertgoers are strongly encouraged to purchase tickets in advance from the Symphony office by calling 706.882.0662 prior to the day of the concert. Tickets will also be sold, pending availability, at the Callaway Auditorium box office beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday night.

Reserved seats are $25 for the concert. For tickets or more information, please contact the LSO office at 706.882.0662 or e-mail info@lagrangesymphony.org.

Rozlyn Sorrell

The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts, Newnan, GA
Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Rozlyn Sorrell”s music industry colleagues describe her as a “consummate artist.” Preview any of her performances and you too, will come away in full agreement. Rozlyn Sorrell is supremely accomplished.

Here is an artist whose passion and unique vocal talent ring true. They are true when using her six-octave range in performing various roles on the musical theatre stage or when presenting her rendition of a traditional gospel selection in church. She recently returned from a three-week study/performance scholarship with the ASSISI PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL in Assisi, Italy. Ms. Sorrell is a regularly featured soloist with the NC Symphony during their POPS IN THE PARK series, was a featured soloist with the NC SYMPHONY during their Gospel Christmas Spectacular, in Raleigh”s Maymandi Concert Hall and joined them for an thirteen-city tour in 2009. She is also a soloist with the DURHAM SYMPHONY as well. Rozlyn appeared as a featured soloist on the HOUR OF POWER, and principal cast member in both the GLORY OF CHRISTMAS and GLORY OF EASTER, at Robert Schuller”s Crystal Cathedral for several years before locating to North Carolina.

Ms. Sorrell has performed and recorded with world-renowned recording artists Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, Al Jarreau, Norman Connors, Cece Winans, and Daryl Coley, to name a few. She is a member of SAG/AFTRA/AEA, and her acting experiences range from 30-second commercials and voice-overs to featured roles in a number of television programs and films. Also to her credit is the production of AND STILL I RISE, written and directed by Maya Angelou. Rozlyn is proud to have also added director to her list of credits and accomplishments. She won the 2011 title Best Musical Director in the Triangle by Independent Weekly for the Mike Wiley production of THE PARCHMAN HOUR at PlayMakers Repertory Company at UNC Chapel Hill. She also appeared in the cast of the touring company in the role of 1961 Freedom Rider, James Farmer.

Ms. Sorrell”s education is as varied as her entertainment career having earned a Bachelor”s degree in Theatre Arts and a Master”s in Special Education. Upon her initial arrival in North Carolina, she used her educational experience to counsel children in the area of mental health through the Easter Seals organization and instruct children with learning differences at a private educational facility. Currently, Ms. Sorrell incorporates her knowledge of speech and diction into private and group vocal instruction of aspiring artists at her Vocal Precision Studio in Raleigh. Additionally she assists corporate clients to speak with more confidence, clarity and conviction.

She has been rewarded for her hard work and dedication with recognition and inclusion into The Marquis series of Who”s Who publications, including; WHO”S WHO IN THE WEST, WHO”S WHO OF AMERICAN WOMEN, WHO”S WHO IN AMERICA, AND WHO”S WHO IN THE WORLD. Rozlyn was recently recognized by and represents Garner, NC in the METROPOLITAN WHO”S WHO publication. Although originally from New York City, her soul is inextricably tied to the heartland of America, where her commitment is to minister to others through her God given gift of music, in song.

 Venue Information
The Centre for Performing and Visual Arts
1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd
Newnan, GA 30265

The Only Red Skelton Tribute Show in America
Authorized by the Red Skelton Estate and Lothian Skelton

Sunday, January 27th at 3:00 pm

Purchase Tickets   VISIT CENTRE SITE

The Centre for Performing & Visual Arts
1523 Lower Fayetteville Rd
Newnan, Georgia 30265

Here is a list of events that are free and open to anyone who is fighting cancer, is a cancer survivor or is a caregiver for someone with cancer. They do not have to be Piedmont patients to attend. Unless otherwise noted, all Cancer Wellness at Newnan classes take place at:


The Summit Healthplex

1755 Highway 34 East

Suite 1400

Newnan, Georgia 30265

770.719.5860- call to register



Fun with the Cruciferous FamilyFeb. 19, noon to 2 p.m.

Cold weather eating requires some adjustments but sacrificing great nutrition is not one of them. As you try to keep your immune system strong and take advantage of seasonal produce, think about cruciferous veggies. Making the same old broccoli? Don’t think you like Cauliflower or Kale? Come join Chef Nancy Waldeck and Cancer Wellness Dietitian Taryn Tennyson to learn about the wonderful possibilities of these powerful vegetables AND how you can cook up delicious meals with them that everyone in the family will enjoy! Call to register 770-719-5860.


MINDFULNESS TRAINING 101/PRACTICE –Feb. 13, 11 a.m to noon

Learn to meditate and move through the world in a more peaceful way. Numerous benefits including enhanced immune system, reduced inflammation, less anxiety and depression symptoms. Each participant receives a CD for daily practice.


GENTLE YOGA – Feb. 13, 10 to 11 a.m. and Feb. 23, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

In a gentle, non-competitive environment, participants are guided through soothing breathwork, simple mindful yoga postures, and deep relaxation. Yoga calms mind, body and emotions so even firs-time participants enjoy an improved sense of well being.


LEARN TO KNIT – Feb. 7 and 21, 10 a.m. to noon

Have you always wanted to learn how to knit? Are you just looking for an opportunity to socialize with others? Knitting can be cathartic while in treatment or as a positive distraction. Knitting can help with neuropathy symptoms, stimulating nerves and promoting blood circulation. Bring supplies, if you have them, or another project.


ONE HOUR DRUMMER – Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Join in the fun playing drums and other rhythm instruments. The interactive and energetic ensemble allows you to experience decreased stress, boost your immune system, feel a part of a caring community and enjoy an overall sense of well-being. No prior musical experience necessary.



This program teaches beauty techniques to women who are actively undergoing cancer treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of radiation and chemotherapy.
Radiation and Oncology Services – Newnan
211 Millard Farmer Ind Blvd (34 Bypass)
Newnan, Georgia 30263
*Call Tricia Dunlap to register at (770) 631-0625

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