Valdosta Daily Times

What We Think

April 28, 2013

May: It’s All About Arts

-- — The Times’ weekly It’s All About You feature turns toward the arts for the month of May. South Georgia is rich in the arts.

Valdosta has its own orchestra — a rarity for a town this size. It also has numerous free, public concerts and recitals sponsored by Valdosta State University Music.

Valdosta hosts the state’s official summer musical theatre with Peach State Summer Theatre — returning with three new shows starting in early June and running through mid July.

Valdosta has the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, which opens its galleries for area artists, while also introducing out-of-the-area artists to visitors. The arts center also sponsors the Presenter Series which brings nationally touring shows to Valdosta.

Valdosta has numerous theatre opportunities for area actors and audiences, of all ages: VSU Theatre & Dance, Theatre Guild Valdosta, Lowndes High School Off-Broadway, Valdosta High School Drama, Valdosta Middle School Players, Gingerbread Players, Little Actors Theatre.

VSU Dance and area dance studios present full productions and recitals, providing again opportunities for both performers and spectators.

The arts are a blessing to our region. And that’s what It’s All About You is about, too — sharing the region’s blessings with our readers.

It’s All About You stories run each Wednesday on The Times’ front page through 2013. Each month has a selected theme.

So, join us for the five Wednesdays of May to see how the arts is all about you.

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    THUMBS UP: To Air Force Lt. Col. David Rayman. The 75th Fighter Squadron commander recently logged 3,000 flight hours in the A-10C Thunderbolt II. A rare feat. In presenting a Moody Air Force Base story on his accomplishment in The Times, it’s good to see the face and know the name of one of the many pilots who cross our South Georgia skies. Congratulations on 3,000 and thank you for your service.

    July 26, 2014

  • Closing another summer chapter

    The South Georgia Regional Library brings its 2014 summer reading program to a close this weekend with an event that celebrates readers and writers.

    July 24, 2014

  • Countdown for voter apathy

    If you don’t think your vote counts, talk to Ellis Black and John Page today.

    July 24, 2014

  • Vote to remove signs

    Congratulations to the winners in the primary runoff election Tuesday.

    July 23, 2014

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    Today is an election day that started just a little more than two months ago.

    July 21, 2014

  • PSST! Only one week left

    Peach State Summer Theatre enters its final week of performances for the 2014 season. This means there are only a few more opportunities left to see “Mary Poppins,” “Smokey Joe’s Cafe,” and “42nd Street.”

    July 20, 2014

  • The wisdom of animals

    Animals may be smarter than us. If you don’t think so take a look at how we humans deal with the oppressive heat of summer. Compare our activities with those of animals.

    July 19, 2014

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    Two months ago, they embarked on an ambitious endeavor: Two friends, riding on motorcycles criss-crossing the United States, followed by a film crew, on a faith-based tour to find America the Unseen.

    July 17, 2014

  • A downtown church’s faith

    First Baptist Church made a leap of faith this past weekend.

    July 16, 2014

  • Overpass has double potential

    They say it will be here sooner than we think.

    July 16, 2014

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