Monday, May 6, 2013
Does anyone have a feel for what is considered fine art, and if you do, what is that art worth?
Most think of art in terms of visual arts, i.e. painting, sculpture, jewelry, and the like. Many think of artists in terms of Michelangelo, Rubens, or companies like Tiffany or Faberge, and others. But most modern art isn’t created by folks with innate ability. Artists learn it and develop the sales skills needed to make a living. More likely they are the Warhols of our age. Most of us don’t appreciate some of the fine arts because we don’t like how it looks. After all a pile of sticks is just a pile of sticks no matter how cleverly they are stacked up. Yet the art market in the United States is over a billion dollars per year. Millionaires stalk each other at art auction in places like Christie’s and pay enormous prices for some items …
Country singer and former "The Voice" contestant Jordan Rager and two other young Nashville Hopefuls to go on tour in the fall.
A year ago, Jordan Rager was just coming off his stint as a contestant on NBC’s show “The Voice” and getting ready to graduate from Loganville High School. This year, he's getting ready to go on tour. According to his mother, Connie Rager, this tour is just what the budding young musician needs to kickstart his career. "Since graduating LHS last May, he's full speed ahead with his music career and this upcoming tour is just what he needs to continue to build his fan base with tons of college age folks," Rager said, adding he's continued to work hard. "He hasn't slowed down at all." Jordon Rager was well known in the local and surrounding area before his stint on the national stage when he was a contestant on NBC's "The Voice." He graduated…
Saturday, May 4, 2013
This pie is sweet and tart with a hint of tequila.
- On Patch
Saturday, May 4
It was music and mayhem in Monroe, Ga. on May 2, 2013 as hometown boy Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, of county music duo Florida Georgia Line, were in town shooting the video for their new single, "Round Here."
After spending about five hours shooting their new video, "Round Here," Tyler Hubbard, of Monroe, and Brian Kelley, the other half of county-music duo Florida Georgia Line, were given the key to the city by Monroe Mayor Greg Thompson. The award-winning country duo then dined with the mayor before heading to a farm off Pannell Road to finish up the shoot. Passing traffic was treated to the musicians performing in the middle of Broad Street as crowds gathered on the side of the road to take photographs. Buckles store also became part of the set. Hubbard, Kelley and a crowd of local Monroe residents then took the party to Pannell Road for some down home southern fun. Read the full story and see photos from the shoot on Monroe Patch. You might…
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The winner will receive a pair of tickets to see the play on opening weekend at Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville, Ga.
Thanks to everyone who entered our Lark Eden ticket giveaway contest! We asked you to tell us about your best friend. We then randomly selected a winner from all of the submissions. Our winner is Beth Farr! Here's what Beth said about her best friend: "My daughter is my best friend as we have fought some tremendous battles together theses past few years. She has always loved live theater as does her mom, her grandpa and his mom before her. She blesses my life both on stage and off." Congratulations Beth! Check your email for instructions on how to claim your prize, two tickets for the Saturday, May 8th performance of Lark Eden at 8pm at Aurora Theatre in downtown Lawrenceville, Ga. Enjoy the show! If you didn't win, you can still buy …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Patch is giving away a pair of prime tickets to the last show of the downtown Lawrenceville theatre's season.
Enter to win a pair of fifth row tickets to an opening weekend performance of Lark Eden at the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville on Saturday, May 4, at 8 p.m. from Patch. Aurora's final play of its 17th season, Lark Eden is a southern comedy about chosen family and best friends. The play by Natalie Symons follows three lifelong friends over 75 years. The play runs from May 2 through May 26. Full-price tickets start at $20. Visit www.auroratheatre.com for discount and matinee prices. To enter Patch's ticket giveaway, simply tell us about your best friend in the comment section below by Thursday, May 2, at 12 p.m. We will randomly choose the winner from the comments. The winner will be announced by Thursday, May 2, at 6 p.m. See our rules for…
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Any kind of berry will work, but strawberries make for the best presentation.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Cosmic Love and War is a short, young-adult, novel written by 13-year-old author Jada Ariel Johnson.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
A small army of students, faculty and community members alike have volunteered over 6,500 hours of their time in making sure every detail is executed and performed with excellence as they bring this masterpiece together.
Monday, April 22, 2013
Winner Stacie Stamper: "Everybody has a way to give."
The winner of the Patch Easter PEEPs contest is a diorama that shows a little marshmallow figure in a hard hat helping to build a home while other PEEPs cheer him (or her?) on. The entry by Stacie Stamper honors the work of the Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore, which helps support the nonprofit’s mission to provide decent housing for low-income people around the world. "That's so exciting. How fun is that?" Stamper said when she learned that her entry had won. Second place goes to Martin Burrow of Winder, who used jelly beans and a glass jar to create a colorful PEEPs floral arrangement. Stamper, a Duluth resident, is the donations coordinator for the Gwinnett Habitat ReStore in Lawrenceville. Habitat ReStores take donations of …