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ALBANY — It looks as though Mother Nature has agreed not to rain on anyone’s parade Saturday, setting up what may very well be one of the most perfect — and event-filled — weekends in southwest Georgia since the pandemic struck the world.

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ALBANY — Say this for the Albany Symphony Orchestra and its musical director/maestro, Claire Fox Hillard: If nothing else, the organization is resilient. And it’s that resiliency that will make this year’s Dec. 7 performance of the annual Peppermint Pops holiday musical celebration a special one.

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ATLANTA — Following critically acclaimed, sold-out engagements in the UK, the reimagined 50th anniversary tour of “Jesus Christ Superstar” will play Atlanta’s Fox Theatre April 19-24 as part of the Broadway in Atlanta 40th anniversary season. The 2017 Olivier award-winning production from Re…

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ATLANTA — The Georgia Historical Society announced recently that Grace Elizabeth Hale has been awarded the 2021 Malcolm Bell Jr. and Muriel Barrow Bell Award for the best book on Georgia history published in 2020 for her book “Cool Town: How Athens, Georgia, Launched Alternative Music and Ch…

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Young Dolph, the rapper behind albums like "Rich Slave," died in a fatal shooting in Memphis, Tennessee, on Wednesday at the age of 36, according to Memphis Police Chief Cerelyn "CJ" Davis.

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LOS ANGELES – Don McLean’s 1971 masterpiece “American Pie” was released 50 years ago on Oct. 24, 1971. The song “American Pie” went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spent four weeks at No. 1 in the first two months of 1972. The album also went to No. 1 for three consecutive weeks in Jan…

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TIFTON — The Azalea Winds will provide a special tribute to the 80th anniversary of the battle at Pearl Harbor at 7 p.m. on Nov. 16 in Howard Auditorium as a part of the annual fall band concert at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. The concert is open to the public at no charge.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Presented by NewSong Ministries with Premier Productions, Winter Jam, Christian music’s biggest multi-artist tour, is back for 2022 with headliners Skillet and Tauren Wells and a solid lineup of acts. Sponsored by Compassion International and coupled with a $10 at the door…

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Five-time Entertainer of the Year and 2021 host of the “55th Annual CMA Awards” Luke Bryan wrapped his 2021 “Proud to Be Right Here Tour” after playing a rescheduled date due to Hurricane Ida striking the coast of Mississippi back in August. The country superstar was the f…

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ALBANY — With the fourth annual Albany Museum of Art ChalkFest only days away, the event is shaping up to be a fall “masterpiece” of a street art festival. The fourth annual AMA ChalkFest will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Nov. 13 on the 100 block of Pine Avenue in downtown Albany, which will be clos…

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ALBANY — Even though his band, Casting Crowns, is recognized as one of — if not the — most pre-eminent acts in Contemporary Christian Music, having collected multiple Grammy, Dove, and Billboard Music awards over the course of their career, CC lead singer/songwriter Mark Hall insists he does…

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — GRAMMY-winning multiplatinum group Casting Crowns will make a stop at the Albany Civic Center on Friday as part of the group’s popular “Only Jesus Tour.” The tour takes its name from the band’s current top-selling album and features award-winning singer-songwriter Matthew …

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Poohder P is a budding musician whose searing lyrics speak for an often-forgotten part of his generation: socially conscious young people from the inner city.

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TIFTON — The sounds of violin, cello and piano will ring out through the historic rafters of Howard Auditorium on Nov. 11 when TAKE3 storm the stage at 7 p.m. in the ABAC Presents! Performing Arts Series at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

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PITTS – The High Rock Music and Makers Festival returns to the city of Pitts for its second year on Saturday from 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Held at the Pitts Recreational Field, the festival will showcase more than 10 bands from all over the state and host an array of makers.

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ALBANY ─ Publix VIP Experience and tasting tickets for “AMA ChalkFest: Masterpieces” are now available for purchase by the public. The Albany Museum of Art’s popular chalk art, live music and food street festival returns to the 100 block of Pine Avenue in downtown Albany on Nov 13.

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ATLANTA — Power 96.1, Atlanta’s No. 1 hit music station, unveiled the lineup for its annual holiday concert, iHeartRadio’s Power 96.1 Jingle Ball 2021 Presented by Capital One, taking place on Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the award-winning State Farm Arena.

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TIFTON — Barbecue lovers can go hog-wild Saturday at Fulwood Park here at the eighth annual Rhythm & Ribs BBQ Festival.

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ALBANY – Rumours A Fleetwood Mac Tribute makes a stop in Albany at the Albany Municipal Auditorium on Jan. 28. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show begins at 7:30. Tickets will be available for purchase this starting Friday at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com

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ALBANY — Opening a new season of orchestral music is somewhat old-hat for Albany Symphony Orchestra music director and conductor Claire Fox Hillard. He has, after all, been the maestro with the baton for going on 34 years now.

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TIFTON — Music fans can live the magic of Elvis Presley through a remarkable resemblance and an incredible emulation of voice and style when Travis LeDoyt takes the stage for Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College on Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tift Theater for the Performing Arts in downtown Tifton.

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LIVE OAK, Fla. – Fans of rustic music will want to spend Oct. 8-9 at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park and Campground attending the 40th annual Florida State Fiddlers Convention. This is the first time this convention has been held at the Spirit of the Suwanee venue.

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ALBANY — Southwest Georgia blues/rock fans looking for an opportunity to show a little of their Christmas “bad” side will get that opportunity on Dec. 12 when George Thorogood and The Destroyers bring their “Good to Be Bad Tour: 45 Years of Rock” to the Albany Municipal Auditorium.

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TIFTON — The Black Market Trust takes the stage in the Kirbo Center at ABAC Bainbridge on Sept. 27 as part of the Carter Arts & Lecture Series presented by Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. Visitors will witness five world-class musicians perform songs with a Gypsy jazz blend.

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ALBANY – Country star Riley Green is bringing his We Out Here Tour with special guests Corey Smith and Mike Ryan to the Albany Civic Center on Jan. 15. Tickets to this event will go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. at Ticketmaster.com.

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ALBANY — Diane Giddens points to the set pieces on the Theatre Albany stage as she talks about the Sept. 17 opening of “Mamma Mia!,” the musical based on the songs of ’70s-’80s-era pop band ABBA.

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Playlist for Steve Earle & the Dukes' performance at the Sweetland Amphitheatre in LaGrange:

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LaGRANGE — Eight songs into his concert at the Sweetland Amphitheatre here, after winding up “Copperhead Road,” perhaps his most beloved song, veteran country/rocker Steve Earle looked at his watch and said, “See how that worked out? Those of you on paper can now go home and be legal before …

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Five-Time Entertainer of the Year and country music superstar Luke Bryan has landed the 27th No. 1 single of his career as “Waves” rippled to the top of the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase charts. The song was written by Zach Crowell, Ryan Hurd and Chase McGill and…

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