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Georgia-born artist James Partee creates artwork for Queen Elizabeth

Queen requests paintings of favorite sporting animals from Georgia artists

James Partee’s artwork has earned him a number of awards, but none compares to a painting he created for Queen Elizabeth II.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Dec. 11-17, 2013

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

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Southwest Georgia coach/administrator Graham Lowe book-signing guest

Family friend to open her home to supporters, friends of author Graham Lowe

“It’s a Grand Old School” is a collection of Albany High School remembrances by former students, teachers and administrators.

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Darton seeks funds for Steinway pianos

DArton State College seeks $1 million for 21 Steinways

Tax-deductible donations for the Darton State College All-Steinway School Campaign may be made out to Darton State College Foundation, earmarked “Steinway School.”

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Albany Chorale boasts rich and varied heritage

The Albany Chorale will hold its annual Christmas concert Dec. 16 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

The Albany Chorale will hold its annual Christmas concert Dec. 16 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

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Lee County School System Notebook - Dec. 4, 2013

A JFK commemoration, breakfast with Santa, musical auditions and a trivia contest headline Lee County High School events

Lee County High School students display memories of JFK’s assassination day and prepare for Santa Clause, auditions for a stage version of “Young Frankenstein,” and hone up for a book trivia contest next week.

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Christmas will come with Celtic flair at Albany Symphony Orchestra performances

Mithril meshes old world Celtic style with classical, American folk and Middle Eastern influences

On a weekend full of Christmas-related events, the Albany Symphony Orchestra will have two performances of holiday music Saturday at the Darton State College theater.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Dec. 4-10, 2013

A busy weekend of holiday-related events is Coming Up in Albany and Southwest Georgia.

Christmas will make its presence known this weekend as parades, concerts and stage productions hit high gear.

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Former Herald writer Sonja Lewis publishes novel 'Blindsided Prophet'

Calhoun County native has lived in England for past 16 years

Sonja Lewis will return home to Calhoun County for a Thanksgiving visit with her family.

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Theatre Albany plans plenty of 'Nunsense' for Christmas

'Nuncrackers,' the Christmas incarnation of Dan Goggin's Nunsense series of musical comedies, comes to the Albany stage

Theatre Albany Artistic Director Mark Costello says 'Nuncrackers' will pay homage to Christmas while also creating a lot of zany fun.

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Ballet Theater South presenting 'Peter Pan' in Albany

The 'Peter Pan' production will mix acting and singing with ballet.

Ballet Theater South will bring J.M. Barrie’s classic tale "Peter Pan" to life on the Albany Municipal Auditorium stage on Dec. 6-8.

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'It's A Wonderful Life' radio stage show coming to Tifton

“It’s A Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theatre” will be performed at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 in Howard Auditorium at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Nov. 27-Dec. 3, 2013

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

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Darton State College hosting diverse 'Nutcracker'

Two performances set Saturday in campus theater

“The Nutcracker: A Diversity Celebration,” under the direction of artistic director, Henry Hernandez, is an ethnically inclusive approach to the telling of this holiday classic.

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On the Job with Dotty Davis

Lee County High School Theater and Artistic Director Dotty Davis is helping mold the next generation of actors

For more than 30 years, Dotty Davis has lived much of her life on the stage. Now the Theater and Artistic Director at Lee County High School is passing the torch on to the next generation of performers.