Saturday, May 18, 2013
Mixed reviews on J.J. Abrams latest Star Trek epic, with at least one critic raving about the film.
See the new movie, 'Star Trek Into Darkness' playing at Acworth's NCG Cinemas. For more theater information, show times and pricing, click here. The premise, courtesy of the film's official website: When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk …
Friday, May 17, 2013
See tweets and photos from teams and attendees at the Relay For Life events happening in Paulding and Cobb counties.
Close to 4,000 people are set to gather in two counties to remember those who lost their battles to cancer, show support to those who survived it, and to raise money to fight the disease. Relay For Life of Cobb County will kick off at 7 p.m. at Jim Miller Park in Marietta. In the county next door, Relay for Life of Paulding County is being held at White Oak Park in Dallas, with the event’s opening ceremony set for 6:45 p.m. Related news: What is Relay For Life? We’ll be following the tweets from all of those involved in the two events, and you can follow along too. Check out the live Twitter stream attached to this article to follow the tweets from @PauldingRelay and @CobbRelay. We’ll also be following the tweets that you make from the …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Country singer and former "The Voice" contestant Jordan Rager and two other young Nashville Hopefuls to go on tour in the fall.
A year ago, Jordan Rager was just coming off his stint as a contestant on NBC’s show “The Voice” and getting ready to graduate from Loganville High School. This year, he's getting ready to go on tour. According to his mother, Connie Rager, this tour is just what the young musician needs to kickstart his career. "Since graduating LHS last May, he's full speed ahead with his music career and this upcoming tour is just what he needs to continue to build his fan base with tons of college age folks," Rager said, adding he's continued to work hard. "He hasn't slowed down at all." Jordon Rager was well known in the local and surrounding area before his stint on the national stage when he was a contestant on NBC's "The Voice." He graduated from …
Friday, May 10, 2013
'Great Gatsby' is playing this weekend in Acworth.
Leonardo DiCaprio stars in Baz Luhrmann's take on "The Great Gatsby," which is at times more style than substance – just like like the novel's main character himself – say some critics. "The Great Gatsby" is rated PG-13 and runs two hours and 22 minutes. Find movies playing in Acworth by using our Moviefone locator above. Here's what else the critics are saying: Baz Luhrmann’s new film version of The Great Gatsby is stylish, slick, funny and entertaining—a bit detached at points, a bit overblown at others. That should be all that matters. — Jeremy Mathews, Paste Magazine Just because a film looks like it was dipped in 18-karat gold doesn’t mean it’s rich in quality. Take this 3-D adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel. Though …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Sara Hardy Williams, who will appear in the August competition, has made cakes for movies and TV shows, politicians and royalty. She'll also be a part of Season 2 of TLC's 'The Next Great Baker.'
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The front man of the indie rock band State of Man is set to perform live June 8 at North Point Community Church.
More than 30 teams will fill up Cauble Park in downtown Acworth on Friday and Saturday for the Rotary Club of North Cobb's largest fundraiser of the year, which includes activities for kids, live music and more.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The students have moderate to severe intellectual disabilities.
An exhibit featuring the artwork of Cobb County students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities will go up May 9 in Marietta. The 'Inspired by the heART' art show will kick off with a dessert reception at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cobb County Central Library, 266 Roswell St. During the opening reception, there will be a student slideshow presentation. The exhibit will run until May 11. Tell us what you think in the comments, share your photos and videos, and don’t miss any of the local news you care about—subscribe to Acworth Patch's newsletter, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.
Friday, May 3, 2013
'Iron Man 3' is playing this weekend.
Robert Downey Jr. and gang are back for the third "Iron Man" installment. "Iron Man 3" is rated PG-13 and runs two hours and 20 minutes. Find movies playing in Acworth by using our Moviefone locator above. Here's what the critics are saying: This weekend, the summer movie season kicks off in spectacular fashion . . . with Disney and Marvel's "Iron Man 3." The third film in the series and the fourth featuring national treasure Robert Downey Jr. as genius billionaire playboy-philanthropist Tony Stark (after last summer's superhero free-for-all "The Avengers"), it raises the stakes considerably, to the point that, should RDJ never want to put on the robotic suit again, the story would be nicely and tidily resolved. Drew Taylor, Moviefone. …
Traveling exhibit needs entries from artists in Georgia to benefit non-profit.
A new arts project needs Acworth participants for a traveling exhibit. Arts On The Creek's Block Party, open to all Georgia residents ages 6 and over, is registering participants at www.artsonthecreek.org. Artists will receive one or more 2”x2”x6” blocks of wood with which they will create a work of art that embodies their vision for “community.” The entry fee is $30 and includes mailing of the blocks to artists and entry into the online and/or traveling exhibition. Blocks will be mailed beginning May 8-10 and are due back by June 21. Photos of entries will be posted on the website for voting. An opening exhibit of all the entries will be held July 14-15, followed by the traveling exhibit. Click here for more information about …