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art, music, and theater

Youthful workers impress as they prep for ‘Willy Wonka’

The Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center is preparing for this weekend’s production of “Willy Wonka — The Musical.” The performance opens on Thursday, March 23, and runs through Sunday, March 26. Performance times are 7 p.m. March 23-25 and 2:30 p.m. March 26. Tickets are $10. “This is the second BPACC production that I have […]

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Gettin’ our kicks on ‘Route 66’

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“Route 66,” a musical comedy revue of 1950s hits, splashed across the stage at the Bartlett Performing Arts and Conference Center for two performances Friday. The dashing male dancers and singers coaxed a local resident on the stage with them for a dance and a song before returning her to the audience. The show was […]

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Suspicions ignited: ‘Crucible’ tells tale of Salem’s fears, grudges

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Bartlett High School actors in Puritan garb took to the stage of the Panther Playhouse March 2-4. They were acting out a community’s rising suspicions and long-held grudges that caught fire in 1692’s Salem, Mass. In their performance of Arthur Miller’s 1963 classic play, “The Crucible,” they showed how the line can blur between truth […]

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Bartlett High presents ‘The Crucible’ March 2-4

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The Panther Playhouse at Bartlett High School presents “The Crucible” by Arthur Miller. Performances are at 7 p.m. March 2-4 on the Panther Playhouse Mainstage at Bartlett High School. In the insular, Puritan community of 1692 Salem, Mass., a group of young girls are found dancing in the woods and immediately fall ill. When no […]

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Southern Whimsy to host devotional book signing

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Coffee, good friends, encouragement, spices, essential oils and lots of inspiration fill the pages of a recently released devotional book by Lynn U. Watson. Southern Whimsy gift shop in Bartlett is hosting a book signing for this local author on Saturday, March 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In The Essence of Courage, the […]

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The sound of Arlington

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Pickin’ up steam

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At a Glance for Feb. 23, 2017

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See what’s happening in our ‘Progress’ magazine for 2017 Look for the 40-page 2017 “Progress” magazine in this issue, showcasing growth in businesses and industry and highlighting some of the Mid-South’s citizens. Special tea in Bartlett to celebrate literacy with Miss Tennessee “Tea with Miss Tennessee” will celebrate literacy 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 25 at the […]

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Find goosebumps and grins in ‘Southern Terror’ anthology

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Creative and entertaining fiction starts with an author’s “What if?” and then launches into uncharted waters. That free-thinking style shines in A.J. Dugger III’s collection of short stories, “Southern Terror,” which hit shelves in January. He describes the work as silly stories in a horror situation. The horror anthology’s back cover asks, “What if you […]

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Bartlett High’s All-West competitors

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Pinot’s Palette donates art to Fayette Cares Homeless Shelter

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At a Glance for Feb. 16, 2017

Saint Francis-Bartlett offers information on conquering joint pain A free seminar on Feb. 16 will help people with stiff and sore joints learn how Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett can help identify causes and treat their pain. The event will be 6-9 p.m. in the hospital’s Magnolia Room. Admission is free. To attend, call (877) 624-2762 to […]

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