Albany Briefs - April 18, 2014

News briefs from the Albany area

A communitywide Easter egg hunt is planned at 4 p.m. Sunday at Renaissance Cultural Arts Center, 950 N. Maple St.

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Albany Symphony to present Italian opera for season finale

The Albany Symphony Orchestra will present its 50th anniversary season finale featuring highlights from Italian operas on April 12 in the Darton State College Theatre at 7:30 p.m. and on April 13 at 3 pm in the Rylander Theatre in Americus.

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Theatre Albany sets 'Oliver!' auditions

Auditions for the show will be at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the theater

Theatre Albany is scheduled to perform the Tony Award-winning musical “Oliver!” in early June.

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Driving for laughs (Video and Photo Gallery)

It's comedy by the mile in Theatre Albany's 'Mama Won't Fly'

A cross-country drive brings a woman, her meddling mom and her soon-to-be sister-in-law closer through a series of misadventures and mishaps.

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Sunbelt Photography Club displays photos at Arts Council

The latest exhibit at the Albany Area Arts Council features photographs from members of the Sunbelt Photography Club.

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Twin Oaks presents HONK! Jr., The Ugly Duckling Musical (PHOTO GALLERY)

Students from area Leesburg elementary schools have collaborated for “HONK! Jr., The Ugly Duckling Musical.

'Vagina Monologues' set at Albany State University

Program raises money to prevent violence against women and girls

A reception for discussion and netowrking will follow the Saturday evening performance.

'Into the Woods' opens Friday night at Lee County High School

The Stephen Sondheim musical is the Lee High Theatre Arts Program's town-and-gown musical

A cast of 20 adults and students will bring some classic fairy tale characters to life in a sophisticated way in “Into the Woods,” which begins at seven-performance run on Friday evening at Lee County High School.

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Albany Chorale presenting annual fundraiser

The Albany Chorale’s annual fundraiser will be held Feb. 27.

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Shirley Temple Black, beloved childhood star and former ambassador, dies at age 85 (Photo Gallery)

As a precocious childhood movie star, Shirley Temple raised American spirits during the Great Depression

Shirley Ttemple Black, former U.S. ambassador to Ghana, dies at her California residence from natural causes, family says.

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Stories for redemption (VIDEO)

Theatre Albany play has two older adults recalling the good times and the bad as they deal with personal loss

“Stories About the Old Days” stars Betty Vaughn Sweat and Ken Stutely. The seven-performance run opens Friday at 8 p.m. at Theatre Albany.

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Albany Area Arts Council showcases works of Henrietta Ladson (PHOTO GALLERY)

Artist recreates images from her travels on canvas

Artist Herietta Ladson says her two favorite locations to visit are France, where she lived for a year while in college, and Ireland, which she says is “unbelievably gorgeous.”

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Jan. 8-14, 2014

The following is a list of events happening in the area this week.

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Noted organist to perform in Tifton

Organist Robert McCormick will appear in concert at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church at 7 p.m. on Jan. 17.

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Theatre Albany auditions set for Sunday and Monday

Eight roles are up for audition for the comedy Mama Wont Fly

Theatre Albany Artistic Director Mark Costello is looking for fill eight roles with six women and two men. Auditions are Sunday and Monday evenings.