GOArts is short for Georgia Open Arts Month which takes place each October.
It's a collective campaign to raise awareness about arts in our area.

Last October, I took up a challenge to see 31 shows in 31 days and blog about it... in the end, I saw 41.
Sure, it was a bit tiring but it was also an amazing opportunity.

The column on the left is a linked schedule of everything I saw.
For a more logical read of this blog o'adventures, scroll down to the first entry and start reading there.

I'm not a reviewer, nor am I an art critic.
I aim to raise public awareness about the great tapestry of arts & culture in our area and inspire you to get out there and enjoy it.
x ~ Here's a special thanks to the folks who provided me comps to some of these events! ~

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Old Ways and a New Day (Prelude to Event #7)

Reconciling oneself and old ways with the imminent change of things to come, the True Colors cast of characters in The Sty of the Blind Pig confront the watershed changes that the the Civil Rights Movement is about to usher in... meaning that the play (from the 1970's) is set in the 1950's. I'm wondering how close this will parallel the watershed moments of our time, the '08 election and the racial issues and war/anti unrest that we face today? I'm sure I'll find out at the play this evening presented at the Fulton County Southwest Arts Center's newly completed performing arts center.

And speaking of the Civil Rights Movement, this week Dr. Joseph E. Lowery will be celebrating his 88th birthday. On October 11th, there will be a theatrical production at the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel, on the Morehouse College campus, to celebrate the work of Dr. Lowery.The event is open to the public and you can find out information about tickets by following this link to The Lowery Institute. Aretha Franklin and Savion Glover will be featured performers (and I wouldn't be surprised if other friends show up to honor the dean of the movement) . Happy Birthday!

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