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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What We Think
  • If I were mayor

    Each year, the City of Valdosta holds an essay contest, “If I Were Mayor,” with students in the area writing their ideas about what they would do as the head of the city.

    April 16, 2014

  • The real lessons of a mock drill

    Valdosta High School’s Students Against Destructive Decisions held a powerful mock demonstration Monday morning on the school’s campus.

    April 14, 2014

  • Kudos to VPD

    Followed by a stellar report on Sunday about the drop in the crime rate in the City of Valdosta, city police officers prove their worth once again by arresting a dangerous fugitive in our community.

    April 13, 2014

  • It just plain stinks

    After every rain event, the pungent smell of sewage can be detected around the rivers and streams of south Georgia, and Florida residents brace for more to float their way.

    April 13, 2014

  • Pennsylvania school stabbings: Why?

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Thursday, April 10:

    April 11, 2014

  • European bans on emails unlikely in America

    Several European countries are banning work emails to employees before and after normal working hours, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., in an effort to curb the perceived abuse of employees by corporations.

    April 11, 2014

  • Strength of character

    It was an unusual friendship — a tiny 8-year old girl with long blonde hair and the 6’10” Michigan State basketball player.

    April 10, 2014

  • Daly’s return a boost for Valdosta

    Flashy, colorful and always a hit with the fans for his long drives and humble demeanor, John Daly’s return to Kinderlou Forest and the South Georgia Classic is a boon for Valdosta.

    April 9, 2014

  • Too many pinwheels

    April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, with numerous volunteers assisting the Child Advocacy Center in placing pinwheels on the lawn of the Valdosta City Hall. Each pinwheel represents one child that was a victim of abuse in 2013. Volunteers placed 887 pinwheels in remembrance.

    April 8, 2014

  • Take some kid time this week

    Spring break returns this week for many South Georgia schools. Both Valdosta and Lowndes County school systems are out through the week for the traditional spring break.

    April 6, 2014

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