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A-Town Showdown
Saturday February 7, 2015 5:00 pm
A-Town Showdown is a national intercollegiate Garba-Raas and Bollywood-Fusion dance competition that will showcase the talents of dancers from across the nation. Eight Garba-Raas and eight Bollywood-Fusion teams will be selected to compete for first place in their respective categories.
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Fly Guy & Other Stories
Monday February 9, 2015 10:00 am
Theatreworks USA presents this new musical revue based on favorite children’s books. School day performances only.
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What God Joined Together
Friday February 13, 2015 8:00 pm
Saturday February 14, 2015 3:00 pm
Saturday February 14, 2015 8:00 pm
A Play starring Shirley Murdock, Erica Dixon, Christopher Williams, D’Atra Hicks, Bridget Carrington, Maurice Lauchner, and Dathan Thigpen.She was a doctor, her husband, an assistant district attorney with his eyes on the White House. Two high school sweethearts at the pinnacle of success...while their marriage is on the rocks.How can it be the best of times and the worst of times at the same time?! Held together by the power of a husband’s love in the midst of the adversities that tear at the thinning threads of the union that was once believed to be joined together by God. “Will the marriage survive?”is the question that surrounds this family as the couple nears their 10th wedding anniversary. Or will they succumb to the option the prenup she put in place indicated was there from the beginning?
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Mummenschanz
Sunday February 15, 2015 5:00 pm
Inspiring, captivating and playful, the performers of Mummenschanz create a magical world of possibilities, all without uttering a word. The troupe’s inventive use of forms, shadow, light and the creative manipulation of sculptural, expressive masks result in a visually stunning spectacle of visual theatre that has entertained audiences of all ages for more than 40 years.
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Jonah Bokaer
Saturday February 21, 2015 8:00 pm
Jonah Bokaer returns with "Why Patterns," a piece that begins with a single ping-pong ball that triggers four dancers and hundreds of balls dropping in controlled chaos. The performance piece is a collaboration between choreographer Bokaer and Snarkitecture, a creative studio founded by artist Daniel Arsham and architect Alex Mustonen. The evening also features Bokaer's "Recess." Bokaer, a resident artist at Georgia Tech, has cultivated a new form of choreography whose structural supports rely on visual art and design to transform public viewing and understanding of dance.
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TAP-A-CE-TIC LIVE
Sunday February 22, 2015 5:00 pm
THIS PERFORMANCE IS CANCELLED. Ticket holders should contact the Box Office at 404-894-9600. TAP-A-CE-TIC [LIVE] takes live tap dancing to limitless heights to bring the audience on an unimaginable journey using technology, sensational lighting, live music, indescribable tap sets, and the sounds of their feet. The exhilarating performers will keep you expecting the unexpected in the multi-sensory world they create through the magic of live theatre and dance. An unforgettable journey that will leave you breathless!
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Lobgesang: Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra and Choirs
Sunday March 1, 2015 3:00 pm
The Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra and Choirs present Mendelssohn's "Symphony-Cantata," Lobgesang (Hymn of Praise), joined by sopranos Francisca Vanherle Maxwell, Elizabeth Wilson, and tenor Timothy Miller. Under the direction of Dr. Timothy Hsu, the Georgia Tech Chamber Choir, Chorale and Women's Choir joins the Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra in presenting this less-known master work of Felix Mendelssohn. The concert is free and open to the public.
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Witches' Night Off
Monday March 2, 2015 7:30 pm
6 - 7 pm: VIP Reception with JENNIFER HOLLIDAY and cast members of Wicked.

Witches’ Night Off is part of an ongoing series of performances by the touring company of "Wicked" to support charitable causes. Produced by company members, Witches’ Night Off is an opportunity for them to step out of their roles in the musical and kick up their heels performing their favorite non-Ozian material. This event includes LIVE and Silent auctions featuring opportunities to join the company backstage at Atlanta’s Fabulous Fox Theatre. All proceeds benefit both Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Joining Hearts, Inc. of Atlanta.
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An Evening with RadioLab's Jad Abumrad
Thursday March 5, 2015 7:00 pm
Due to bad weather in the northeast, Jad Abumrad is unable to make it for tonight's performance. Please contact the Box Office at 404-894-9600 for more information.
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Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy
Saturday March 7, 2015 8:00 pm
Two of the world’s most celebrated fiddlers, this married couple is a whirlwind of Celtic music, dance and song. Versatile and exciting on both the folk and Celtic music scenes, their performances are delivered with an uplifting energy felt by the musicians and audiences.
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Banff Mountain Film Festival
Sunday March 8, 2015 1:00 pm
Sunday March 8, 2015 7:00 pm
REI once again hosts the only Atlanta stop on the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour!
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The Leucine Zipper Science Show
Friday March 27, 2015 7:30 pm
Science like you’ve never seen it before! This science spectacular features the rock and roll stylings of the world’s first genetically modified rock band, Leucine Zipper and The Zinc Fingers, as well as comedians, dancers, magicians and much, much more!
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The Honeycutters
Thursday April 2, 2015 12:00 pm
The Honeycutters are an original country roots band from Asheville, NC. Organically grown around the songs of lead singer Amanda Anne Platt, the band has gained an audience that has stretched far beyond their mountain home.

This concert will be performed in the Ferst Center's outdoor amphitheatre.
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Orchestra Season Finale: A Night at the Opera
Thursday April 16, 2015 7:30 pm
The Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra presents the last concert of the 2014-15 year, featuring arias, orchestral overtures and excerpts from your favorite operas. GTSO\\\'s very own Alex Lind, the winner of 2014 GTSO Concerto Competition will also perform Richard Strauss\\\' First Horn Concerto with the GTSO.
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Earl Klugh
Saturday April 18, 2015 8:00 pm
Since GRAMMY®-winner Earl Klugh released his inaugural album in 1976, the Detroit-born master of the acoustic-classical guitar has become one of the most imitated icons of the instrument, issued dozens of records, 24 of which have been on Billboard’s top-10 list of jazz albums and 6 that made it to the No. 1 slot. During that time, Klugh’s recordings also received 13 Grammy® nominations (the latest of which is for his current release HandPicked) – and his collaboration with pianist Bob James, One on One, walked away with the 1980 Grammy® Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album.

While music remains Klugh’s craft and passion, several of his albums feature glimpses of another form of entertainment: The Movies. Klugh’s guitar is featured on the soundtrack scores of “How to Beat the High Cost of Living,” “Marvin and Tige” and “Just Between Friends.” Many of Klugh’s albums feature his interpretations of classic movie themes and songs in movie soundtracks, including “Alfie,” “Jo Ann’s Song,” “Moon River,” “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead,” themes from “Goldfinger,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “Spartacus,” “The Cincinnati Kid” and more.

While preparing for his Jazz and The Movies portion of Klugh’s three-year artist residency at The Ferst Center, Dave Grusin and Lee Ritenour immediately came to mind. “Dave Grusin is one of my favorite film composers of all time,” reflects Klugh. “I was a fan of his long before I requested to have [Dave] produce my first three albums for Blue Note Records [Earl Klugh, Living Inside Your Love and Fingerpaintings]. He also wrote arrangements for and performed on quite a few of the tunes.”

“Lee recorded on several of my early albums, and on many of Dave Grusin’s film and studio projects. I am a big fan of both of their music as individuals and as a collaborative duo. It will be very special to share the stage with them at The Ferst Center, especially with all of us having a great passion for the movies and the music that makes them even more extraordinary!”

DAVE GRUSIN: Grusin’s prolific career includes 10 Grammy®-Awards in scoring and arranging categories, over 60 feature film scores and 8 Academy Award nominations. He co-founded the influential jazz label GRP and has distinguished himself as a composer, arranger, musician and bandleader, as well as a recording artist with over 25 albums to his credit. | Grusin.net LEE RITENOUR: Lee Ritenour has earned 19 Grammy® nominations, was a founding member of jazz supergroup Fourplay, and has recorded over 40 albums with 35 chart songs. Some of his many notable performances were with The Mamas and the Papas (at age 16), Tony Bennett and Lena Horne, Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie and more. Grusin and Ritenour won a Grammy®-Award together for Best Arrangement on an Instrumental in 1985. | leeritenour.com
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Charlotte's Web
Monday April 20, 2015 10:00 am
Theatreworks USA presents this school day theatre performance based on the classic children's book by EB White.
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