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John Anderson, Shovels and Rope have Big Pine headlining slots

Local, regional, national favorites to perform on four stages at two-day festival

The two-day Big Pine Festival that starts Oct. 24 at the Exchange Club Fairgrounds offers a mix of top local, regional and national musical artists.

Albany-Southwest Georgia Briefs - Oct. 16, 2014

Theatre Albany has second round of auditions; Blakely man to be inducted into state Military Hall of Fame

Albany Freedom Singers, Syd Blackmarr of Tifton among 2014 Governor's Arts Award winners

Thirteen recipients statewide were chosen for the 3rd annual Arts and Humanities Awards

The Freedom Singers and arts advocate Syd Blackmarr were the two Southwest Georgia recipients of the Arts and Humanities Awards announced Tuesday.

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Albany Museum of Art fall Family Day set for Saturday

The free event includes arts stations for children

Family Day allows families to get acquainted with what the museum has to offer while also having an entertaining time.

Jazz group opens First Tuesday Concert Series at ABAC

The Carter/David Project performs Tuesday at the Chapel of All Faiths at ABAC in Tifton

The First Tuesday series, now in its 13th year, features regional professional artists on the first Tuesdays of five months during the year.

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New Albany Area Arts Council exhibit starts Thursday

Dominick Gheesling photos subject of new exhibit at Albany's Carnegie Library

WayDown, the latest exhibit hosted by the Albany Area Arts Council at the Carnegie Library, begins this week and will feature Valdosta artist Dominick Gheesling.

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FRESH SOUNDS: 'New' is the theme for the Albany Chorale's 85th season | VIDEO

The Albany vocal group will launch its 2014-15 Oct. 20 at the Wetherbee Planetarium

As the Albany Chorale prepares to open its 2014-15 season next months, officials with the organization say they’re aiming for a fresh approach with new members, new direction, new venues and new fans.

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Albany's E.G. Sherman to present paper about Vernon Johns in Memphis.

Association for the Study of African American Life and History will hold its 99th Annual Convention

A professor, pastor and author, Dr. Eugene G. Sherman Jr. will present his paper, “Dr. Vernon Johns: Predecessor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” on Saturday

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Sept. 24-30, 2014

Things to do over the next seven days in Metro Albany and Southwest Georgia

Booking signing today by interior design expert Jennifer Boles; Dougherty County Sheriff Kevin Sproul speaks at Albany Civicl Rights Institute's monthly Community Night on Thursday; Theatre Albany opens its "Odd Couple (Female Version)" production Friday; wildlife comes to the Flint RiverQuarium Saturday while Plains celebrates peanuts and Tifton hosts a two-day truck and tractor pull.

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Kazakhstan's national string quartet to perform at the Albany Museum of Art

The Sunday concert launches the third season of the Symphony @ the Museum concert series

The Gaziza Zhubanova String Quartet will be in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Albany Museum of Art, 311 Meadowlark Drive. The group will play classics, plus a selection from its native Kazakhstan.

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Artistic couple from Parrott featured in 'Meet the Artist'

The event is scheduled for Saturday afternoon at Dillard's

Arriving in Parrott in 1978, Bond Anderson looked for musical work and began doing school residencies through the Georgia Council for the Arts Artist-in-Education program.

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An 'Odd Couple' of gals | PHOTO GALLERY

Theatre Albany performs the female version of classic comedy 'The Odd Couple'

While their characters get on each other’s nerves throught the play, the leads of Theatre Albany’s performance of “The Odd Couple (Female version)” — Kelly Mullins and Karen McNally — say their on-stage chemistry clicked early on.

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Artists lend support to Albany Humane Society

Albany Humane Society to benefit from Artists for Animals event

Area artists have joined together to raise money and awareness for the Albany Humane Society and it’s mission through next week’s Artist’s for Animals benefit.

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Lee Formwalt's 'Looking Back, Moving Forward'

New book recounts the 200-year history of Southwest Georgia's freedom struggle.

Historian Lee Formwalt delivers “Looking Back, Moving Forward,” a history of Albany and southwest Georgia’s civil rights movement

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Albany Area Coming Up Calendar - Sept. 10-16, 2014

The following is a list of events happening in metro Albany and Southwest Georgia this week.