Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 2015

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

Seventeen Randolph County artists to exhibit in Shellman

An opening reception is set for Sept. 6

Works by 17 artists from Randolph County will be on display in the months of September and October at the Center for Art & Rehabilitative Energies in Shellman.

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Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam hits its stride | PHOTO GALLERY

Labor Day weekend music fest now in year three and counting

In what is fast becoming a Labor Day weekend tradition, music fans from across the country will descend on Panama City Beach in a few weeks to see three days of country music from some of the genre’s top acts at this year’s Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam.

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Kirstie Lovelady gets boost from Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam

Musical momentum building for singer/songwriter Kirstie Lovelady

After two years of cutting her teeth as a relative unkown, up-and-coming country musician Kirsite Lovelady will return to the main stage at this year’s Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam as she prepares to drop her second, and most personally satisfying, EP.

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Albany Museum of Art music series starts Sunday

The initial Albany Symphony chamber music concert features the South Georgia Tuba Quartet

The first of four Sunday afternoon chamber music concerts in the Albany Symphony Association’s Symphony @ the Museum series is Sunday with the South Georgia Tuba Quartet performing at the Albany Museum of Art.

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Aug. 19-25, 2015

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

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Albany and Southwest Georgia Briefly

Downtown Albany Waffle House opens Thursday

New Waffle House to open Thursday in Albany; University of Georgia retired econ professor wins Farm Bureau award; ABAC’s Baldwin Players to host auditions for fall production.

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'An Evening With Patsy Cline'

Albany Symphony fundraiser features Jennifer Varnadoe the original honky tonk angel, Patsy Cline

Jennifer Varnadoe will reprise her role as Patsy Cline Aug. 28 in a musical fundraiser for the Albany Symphony Orchestra.

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Southern Community Newspapers launches niche publications

Niche publications help Southern Community Newspapers expand readership

In an effort to expand readership and touch more people throughout Southwest Georgia, Southern Community Newspapers Inc. (SCNI) has launched a series of free monthly tabloid products devoted to providing information in specific content areas. Each month, SCNI’s Albany Herald, produces Southwest Georgia Health Beat, Southwest Georgia Beat and its latest offering the Southwest Georgia Praise, and gives those publications away for free throughout the Herald’s Southwest Georgia footprint.

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Sizzling Summer Art Show opens in Albany | PHOTOS

The show and sale featuring works by 17 artists continues through Aug. 28

Art show gallery

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FBI hopes grainy video will help resolve 25-year-old $500-million art heist | PHOTOS | VIDEO

The biggest art theft in U.S. history has been a mystery for a quarter of a century

Federal investigators in Boston on Thursday released 25-year-old surveillance video showing a security guard admitting a man to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum the night before it was robbed of $500 million worth of art in the largest such heist in U.S. history.

Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Aug. 5-11, 2015

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

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Albany's Chandler Lane lands first movie role

Deerfield-Windsor School grad earns part in upcoming 'Prayer Never Fails' movie

Albany’s Chandler Lane took advantage of a golden opportunity and parlayed that into a principal role in the upcoming faith-based movie “Prayer Never Fails,” which he says he hopes will be the start of his acting career.

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Krista Allen lands Significant role

Sexy is working again for the Days of Our Lives veteran

Krista Allen stars Monday in “Significant Mother,” a CW comedy in which she plays a newly separated wife and mother who worries her restaurateur son (Josh Zuckerman) by dating his best friend (Nathaniel Buzolic) – which also reignites her husband’s (Jonathan Silverman) interest, prompting him to try to win her back.

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Albany Area Arts Council to open new exhibit by Albany artist guild members | PHOTO GALLERY

Albany Area Arts Council presents 'Sizzling Summer Show: Art Like You've Never Seen It Before'

Albany area art lovers will get a chance to see the works of some of the surrounding area’s best and brightest artists when the Albany Area Arts Council opens its new monthly exhibit this week.