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'Saturday Evening Post' exhibit on display at Booth

'Saturday Evening Post' exhibit on display at Booth

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- A display honoring the timeless covers of the Saturday Evening Post is now on display at Booth Western Art Museum.

"Covering America: The Saturday Evening Post in the 1950's and early 1960's" opened Mar. 30.

Thirty original paintings from John Clymer, Stevan Dohanos, John Falter, George Hughes, Norman Rockwell, Amos Sewell, Richard Sargent, Mead Schaeffer and Thornton Utz depict the quality of life in post-World War II America.

The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 29.

Booth Western Art Museum is located at 501 Museum Drive in Cartersville.

2013 Shuler Hensley Awards nominees announced

2013 Shuler Hensley Awards nominees announced

ATLANTA -- Some of the most talented young performers in Georgia have been recognized with nominations for the 2013 Shuler Hensley Awards.

The awards program honors the best high school musical theater productions in the state.

It is named for Cobb County native Shuler Hensley, a seasoned Broadway performer who has won a number of prestigious awards, including a Tony.

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This year's Shuler Hensley Awards nominees were announced Tuesday. The awards ceremony will be held Apr. 18 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

The nominees include:

Best Overall Production

* Avenue Q
Atlanta International School, Buckhead

* Les Misérables
Buford High School

American Idol winner Phillip Phillips to take KSU stage

American Idol winner Phillip Phillips to take KSU stage

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Artist Phillip Phillips will be live in concert at KSU Stadium on Sunday, March 24.

Phillip Phillips won the American Idol singing competition in its eleventh season, and released his debut singe "Home" that same year. The song was used as the theme song for the United States women's gymnastics team. 

Phillips released his first album in November 2012. 

Tickets to the show can be purchased through the KSU box office, (770) 794-7809, Showtime is set for 7:00 p.m.

American West photography exhibit closes Sunday

American West photography exhibit closes Sunday

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Booth Western Art Museum patrons only have a few more days to see Greatest Photographs of the American West before the exhibit closes.

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The National Geographic photographs will be on display through Sunday, Mar. 10.

But a new exhibit will open at the Cartersville museum on Thursday. Native Expressions: Dave McGary's Bronze Realism will feature realistic and colorful bronze busts of Native Americans.

Booth Western Art Museum is located at 501 Museum Drive. Learn more at boothmuseum.org.

"Driving Miss Daisy" home on the market for $1.95 million

"Driving Miss Daisy" home on the market for $1.95 million

ATLANTA -- Twenty-three years ago, this month, Atlanta was the focus of the Academy Awards when "Driving Miss Daisy" won "Best Picture.

The film was written by Pulitzer prize winning Atlanta playwright Alfred Uhry who grew up in the Druid Hills area.

The story deals with the relationship between an elderly Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur after World War II.

And as of today, the home from the movie, which forever linked Atlanta to Hollywood is, now, up for sale and it's going to the highest bidder.

To some, the home is as defining as Jessica Tandy & Morgan Freeman and as unforgettable as Alfred Uhry's words.

It's located at 922 Lullwater Road in the Druid Hills neighborhood.

Jeff Hullinger asked, the listing agent for Coldwell Banker Doris Robinson, "How did this home get selected for the movie?"

Sculptor to attend Booth golf tournament

Sculptor to attend Booth golf tournament

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Famed sculptor Dave McGary will play in this year's Booth Western Art Museum Winter Golf Tournament.

McGary is best known for creating bronze sculptures of Native Americans. His work is on display at locations across the country, including the U.S. Capitol National Statuary Hall and the Smithsonian Museum.

The golf tournament, which raises money for the Cartersville museum, will be held Friday, Mar. 8 at Woodland Hills Golf Club. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m., with a shotgun start scheduled for noon.

Entry into the tournament is $100, which includes 18 holes of golf, range balls, golf cart rental, lunch and soft drinks. Learn more at boothmuseum.org.

Woodland Hills Golf Club is located at 256 Summit Ridge Drive SE in Cartersville.

See some of McGary's work at davemcgary.com.

'Cowgirl Heaven' opens Tuesday

'Cowgirl Heaven' opens Tuesday

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- The newest exhibit at the Booth Western Art Museum's Borderlands Gallery features a colorful view of the American West.

Amy Watts' Cowgirl Heaven opens Jan. 8 at the Cartersville museum.

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Watts, a horsewoman and Statham, Ga.-based artist, will host an Art for Lunch talk about the exhibit in the Booth Ballroom on Wednesday, Feb. 6.

Cowgirl Heaven will be on display through Apr. 7.

Booth Western Art Museum is located at 501 Museum Drive. Learn more at boothmuseum.org.