Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Jane Henson was a supporter of puppetry arts. In lieu of flowers, it's been requested that donations be made in her honor to the Midtown puppetry center.
Jane Nebel Henson, creative partner and former wife of famed puppeteer Jim Henson, has died, according to a statement from the Jim Henson Company released yesterday. According to the statement, Henson, aged 79, passed away at her home in Connecticut yesterday after enduring a lengthly cancer diagnosis. Instead of flowers, donations may be sent in Henson's memory to the Center for Puppetry Arts, the Jim Henson Foundation for the Support of Puppetry, or The Puppetry Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Memorial Theatre Centre. Vincent Anthony, founder and director of Midtown's Center for Puppetry Arts, released this statement: Jane Henson's relationship with the Center for Puppetry Arts goes back to our very beginning. She, along with daughter …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
The Center for Puppetry Arts invites you to experience Bugville, a jumpin’ little insect community that swings to the Bugville Boogie and the sweet sounds of WBUG Radio star Morpha Butterfly.
Sunday, February 17, 2013
At the Center for Puppetry Arts, experience Gothic designs, haunting music, and shadowy figures breathe life into Poe’s tapestry of terror, weaving his classics "The Raven," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Black Cat," and more.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Lots to culturally experience this weekend in Midtown.
Another weekend is almost upon us and as usual, it will be another arts-filled one in Midtown Atlanta. Want to have your arts event featured at Midtown Patch? See this easy-to-follow video tutorial here that shows users of any Patch site how to post an announcement and/or events, including full press releases, by using the tools available to all users on the Patch. And it’s FREE! _______ The Atlanta Opera’s 24-Hour Opera Project Showcase is this weekend as selected composers, lyricists, stage directors and opera singers – randomly put into teams – will have 24 hours to compose, stage and rehearse a 7-10-minute opera. The composers and lyricists will have 12 hours to write the opera. At the end of 12 hours, the pieces will be assigned to a …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Midtown is the epicenter for arts, culture and music in Atlanta, so share your upcoming events, no matter how big or small, with Midtown Patch.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
There's never a shortage of wonderful arts and cultural events to attend in Midtown and on the westside alike. As a reminder to our Midtown Patch readers, click here for a quick and easy-to-follow video tutorial that shows users of any Patch site how to post free announcements, including full press releases. It’s so simple, a great way to promote your event and often times will be distributed via the Midtown Patch social networks. Let us know what's going on! The High Museum of Art is hosting a free Tweetup event Thursday, Aug. 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. Bring your smart phone and come explore the entire Museum. Use #hightweetup to tweet your impressions of Rising Up: Hale Woodruff's Murals from Talladega College, Picturing New York/Picturing the…
Monday, June 11, 2012
A new and exciting season begins at the Center for Puppetry Arts and Patch is giving away a family four-pack of tickets to Saturday's performance
Note: The contest deadline has passed and a winner has been notified by email. Patch is still awaiting confirmation. Thanks for participating and we'll be having more contests like this so stay tuned. Oh, and poor Fozzie Bear. Fella gives a good effort... The 2012-2013 performance season for Midtown’s Center for Puppetry Arts is under way and it promises to be a journey filled with classic tales, lovable characters and plenty of adventures and fun for the entire family. “It sets up to be a wonderful season,” said Jon Ludwig, the Center’s artistic director who has worked with the organization since its inception. “We have a little bit of everything.” Highlights from the upcoming Family Performances include the return of Ludwig’s musical …
Friday, February 17, 2012
Relapse Comedy Theatre is opening a new location in the space where Atlantic Station's Geisha House was formally housed.
The weekend is upon us and it promises to be a busy one with approximately 250,000 people expected to visit the downtown Atlanta area. Why so many? Well, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is at Philips Arena; the CHEERSPORT National Cheerleading and Dance Championship is at the Georgia World Congress Center; the Bronner Brothers International Hair Show is at the Georgia World Congress Center; and the Professional Bull Riders Built Ford Tough series is at the Georgia Dome on Saturday night. Sounds like a good weekend to stay in Midtown because there’s plenty of action here, too. So what’s up? Comedy is coming to Atlanta Station as the improv and stand-up comedy club, Relapse Comedy Theatre, is opening a new location in the space …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
February marks the start of Black History Month in Midtown and across the nation, but some critics call the celebration irrelevant.
Wednesday marked the beginning of Black History Month, a time when the sacrifices and contributions of black Americans throughout history are honored in schools and by the media. Throughout the month, Midtown Patch will highlight some of the area’s Black History Month events, such as the performance run of "Ruth and the Green Book" at the Center for Puppetry Arts, Feb. 7-16. Recommended for ages 9 and up, the production is adapted from Calvin Alexander Ramsey’s book of the same title that chronicles a relatively unknown chapter in Civil Rights history. It follows an African American family as they travel from Chicago to Alabama in the Jim Crow South of the 1950s. After being turned away from hotels, gas stations and restaurants, 8-year-old…