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2015 Shuler Hensley Awards nominees announced

2015 Shuler Hensley Awards nominees announced

ATLANTA -- Twenty-four productions have been nominated for the 2015 Georgia High School Musical Theater Awards, otherwise known as the Shuler Hensley Awards.

The program is named for Tony Award-winning actor Shuler Hensley, a Cobb County native. This year's winners will be announced Thursday, Apr. 23 during an awards ceremony at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

Winning a Shuler Hensley Award can reap major benefits for a budding performer. Just ask Jai'Len Josey, who won Best Actress in 2014 for her portrayal of Effie White in Tri-Cities High School's production of Dreamgirls.

Georgia-based Carmike backs out of 'The Interview'

Georgia-based Carmike backs out of 'The Interview'

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Columbus-based Carmike Cinemas has become the first theater chain to decide not to show the upcoming Sony film "The Interview", according to both Variety and The Hollywood Reporter Tuesday evening.

Carmike operates 2,917 screens in 278 theaters over 41 states, including nine theaters in metro Atlanta -- Athens, Cartersville, Canton, Conyers, Newnan, Snellville, Cumming, Hiram and southwest Atlanta.

Sony said earlier in the day Tuesday that they were moving ahead with plans to distribute the controversial comedy on Christmas Day, despite messages from hackers that appeared to threaten violence at theaters showing the film. The threats evoked the memory of 9/11, and suggested that violence of that sort would come to theaters and theater goers as a result of the film's going into wide release on Christmas weekend.

History museum to host Civil War bus tour

History museum to host Civil War bus tour

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- The Bartow History Museum will tell the untold stories of the Civil War during a bus tour this weekend.

"War at Every Door: Bartow County, 1864" will be guided by Dr. Keith S. Hebert, a Bartow County native and an assistant professor of history at Auburn University. It will travel to historic sites in Adairsville, Cartersville, Cassville and Kingston, telling stories of the woes Bartow County citizens suffered during the Atlanta Campaign.

The bus tour will be Saturday, Aug. 23. It will depart the museum at 9 a.m. and return at around 3 p.m. Attendees are asked to arrive no later than 8:45 a.m.

Tickets are $45 for Bartow History Museum members and $50 for non-members. Prices include charter bus transportation, admission to historic sites, lunch, snacks and a souvenir.

Call 770-387-2774 to reserve a space on the tour.

The Bartow History Museum is located at 4 East Church Street in downtown Cartersville.

Booth Western Art Museum Summer Camps

Booth Western Art Museum Summer Camps

Art Gone Wild to raise money for Zoo Atlanta

Art Gone Wild to raise money for Zoo Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Zoo Atlanta has teamed up with Cartersville's Booth Western Art Museum for a fundraising event.

Art Gone Wild, an art show and silent auction, will be held at the zoo on Saturday, June 14 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Attendees will bid on zoo-inspired artwork and mingle with the artists themselves during the event. All Art Gone Wild artists have agreed to donate 50 percent of their proceed from the auction to the zoo.

The event will also promote Art and the Animal, the current exhibition at Booth.

Art Gone Wild tickets are $35 for Zoo Atlanta members and $40 for non-members, and include zoo admission, entertainment during the event, and food and drinks.

Visit zooatlanta.org for more information.

Free Bank of America weekennds at Tellus Science Museum

Free Bank of America weekennds at Tellus Science Museum

Bank of America cardholders get free admission to Tellus during the first full weekend of each month as part of Museums On Us.

Tri-Cities HS dominates Shuler Hensley Awards

Tri-Cities HS dominates Shuler Hensley Awards

(WXIA) -- The 2014 Georgia High School Musical Theater Awards, otherwise known as the Shuler Hensley Awards, were held Thursday night, with one Fulton County school scoring the majority of the honors.

Tri-Cities High School's production of Dreamgirls crushed the competition. It won a whopping 13 awards, including Best Musical, Best Director and all the acting prizes.

Milton High School's Legally Blonde won two awards, while Pebblebrook High School's Les Misérables and Wesleyan School's Into the Woods each took home one.

Six students also received special Shuler Scholarships at the ceremony, which took place at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

See this year's nominees. The winners are: