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Shorter presents 'Dancing at Lughnasa'

Shorter presents 'Dancing at Lughnasa'

ROME, Ga. -- Shorter University's production of Dancing at Lughnasa opens this Wednesday.

The play will run daily through Apr. 14. According to Shorter:

This extraordinary play tells of five unmarried sisters eeking out their lives in a small village in Ireland in 1936. Their sparse existence is interrupted by brief, colorful bursts of music from the radio, their only link to the romance and hope of the world at large.

Showings of Dancing at Lughnasa will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.

For more information, call the box office at 706-233-7288.

Ga. Shakespeare co-founder to direct Berry College production

Ga. Shakespeare co-founder to direct Berry College production

ROME, Ga. -- The Berry College Theatre Company will present A Midsummer Night's Dream next month, and a very special guest will direct the show.

Richard Garner is co-founder and producing artistic director of Georgia Shakespeare. He is also a Berry alumnus. The American Conservatory Theater-trained actor will return to his alma mater to direct its latest production.

Performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream will be held at 7:30 p.m. Apr. 18-20 and 25-27, and at 2 p.m. on Apr. 21 and 28. All shows will be at Berry's E.H. Young Theatre.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. To reserve a seat, call the box office at 706-236-2263.

Georgia Shakespeare is based at Oglethorpe University in Brookhaven.

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Berry to hold spring dance showcase

Berry to hold spring dance showcase

ROME, Ga. -- The Berry College Dance Troupe will perform its annual spring concert at the Rome City Auditorium later this month.

The troupe's showcase is titled "Eudaimonia." Students have been preparing for the exhibition since October.

Performances will be held at 8 p.m. Mar. 21-23. There will also be a 2 p.m. matinee on Mar. 23. Tickets are $5 for opening night and $7 for all other performances.

For more information or to reserve a seat, call 706-236-2263.

The Rome City Auditorium is located at 601 Broad Street.

'Journeys into the Unknown' to open at Moon Gallery

'Journeys into the Unknown' to open at Moon Gallery

ROME, Ga. -- A new exhibit will open at Berry College's Moon Gallery on Mar. 11.

"Journeys into the Unknown" features archival digital prints on canvas created by artist Julia Kjelgaard.

"My work has always been about learning to see and appreciate the unseen," Kjelgaard said in a statement. "My artworks utilize collaboration between the mechanically reproduced and the handmade to assist us to see the chaotic yet beautiful nature of the world in which we live."

Kjelgaard is chair of the visual arts department at Emory University. She earned a BFA from the University of California and an MFA from the University of Michigan.

A gallery talk about "Journeys into the Unknown" will be held Mar. 11 at 7 p.m. The exhibit closes Apr. 5.

Moon Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Journeys into the Unknown" is free and open to the public.

Melba Moore talks new play in Atlanta, more!

Tony Award winning entertainer is in Atlanta for her new play Good God A'Mighty playing 2/14 - 2/24 at the 14th St. Playhouse. Watch what she says about forgiveness, her career and how she decided to stop teaching to act.

Berry Lunar New Year Experience to celebrate Korean traditions

Berry Lunar New Year Experience to celebrate Korean traditions

ROME, Ga. -- The Berry College Office of Advancement and International Programs will host a Korean Lunar New Year Experience festival later this month.

The fun will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13 in Berry's Krannert Ballroom.

Attendees will sample Korean dishes, meet exchange students from South Korea and enjoy other New Year's traditions.

After the celebration, Ret. Commanding Gen. Larry Ellis will speak to those in attendance. Ellis served with the United Nations Command in South Korea and received a number of awards from the country, including the Korean Defense Service Medal and the Korean Cheon-Su Medal. He retired from the Army as a four-star general.

The Korean Lunar New Year Experience is free and open to the public.

8 Berry students make Ga. All College Band

8 Berry students make Ga. All College Band

ROME, Ga. -- Eight talented musicians at Berry College have been selected for this year's Georgia All College Band.

The band is made up of some of the best college musicians in the state. It will perform at this week's Georgia Music Educators Association conferece in Savannah.

Berry's All College Band members include the school's principal chair clarinet, Jarod Holland of Oxford, Ga., as well as two other clarinet players -- Katie Stuck of Acworth, and Kathy Stuvick of Nolensville, Tenn.

Four Berry trumpeters made the cut -- John Heidbreder (who lives in Atlanta), Everett Reiff (Buford), Matthew Soares (Rossville) and Joe Vidalez (Dalton).

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Berry's final All College Band member is trombone player Ahmad Pruitt of Decatur.