Georgia Arts & Entertainment Legacy Awards announced

Three Atlanta arts leaders took home Georgia Arts & Entertainment Legacy (GAELA) awards on Oct. 1. Vince Anthony, director and founder of the Center for Puppetry Arts, Kenny Leon, artistic director and co-founder of True Colors Theatre Company, and Ruth Mitchell, founder of Ruth Miller Dance Theatre, were honored for making significant contributions to Georgia’s cultural heritage…

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Georgia Arts & Entertainment Legacy Awards announced

Three Atlanta arts leaders took home Georgia Arts & Entertainment Legacy (GAELA) awards on Oct. 1. Vince Anthony, director and founder of the Center for Puppetry Arts, Kenny Leon, artistic director and co-founder of True Colors Theatre Company, and Ruth Mitchell, founder of Ruth Miller Dance Theatre, were honored for making significant contributions to Georgia’s cultural heritage…

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The ballet's lost boys:

Perhaps it’s a cliché, but Atlanta Ballet company member Christian Clark is not ashamed to admit he doesn’t want to grow up. “If I wasn’t too tall and a bit older, I’d really want to [dance] Lost Boy again,” he says. This is the first time in the 10 years since he first performed Atlanta Ballet’s Peter Pan that he’s dancing a different part. “This time, I’m a pirate as well as the crocodile. It’s huge – sort of like a mascot for a sports team. The kids love it.” …

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The future looks bright for Atlanta Ballet

In 1979, Barry Hughson came home from school and told his mother he was starting a theater company. Thrilled, she started rummaging for some old blankets he could hang up and use for a set. The 11-year-old gently told his mother that he already had a real theater. “I had gone to the church and asked the priest if we could do shows in the church basement,” Hughson remembers. His father was so impressed with Barry’s ambition, he enlisted an attorney to draw up the 501(c)(3) paperwork, recruited an adult board of directors and Connecticut’s Youth Theatre Ensemble was born. “I cut my teeth on it, and it lasted for 20 years,” Hughson says…

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