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Two for Tuesday(s)

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Two Republicans win Georgia’s Two Statewide Election Run-Offs Two Campaign issues may carry-over after Slim margins once again in a former Red State The so-called “Blue Wave” of Democrats taking back Georgia after decades of Republican domination netted no gain in statewide seats in 2018 . Yet, the races in Tuesday’s two runoffs for Secretary of State and a place on the...

Camera Ready: Ty Manns’ Silver-Screen Gospel

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“I’m a preacher’s kid,” Ty Manns begins in describing a life path that led him to the film world. “My dad was a Holiness preacher,” the writer/director/producer continues during an October interview at Fountain City Coffee. “He preached for a long time in West Virginia before cancer made him move to be with family in North Carolina. All those years growing up, we’d watch and talk about movies...

Of Men, Music & Myth

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Now entering its second weekend at the Springer Opera House, Kudzu the Musical celebrates in story and song this place we call home—the quintessential eccentric Southern community that is Columbus, Georgia. In this Q&A with Electric City Life Editor Frank Etheridge, local music luminary Allen Levi shares his insights into the original musical theater production he created in collaboration...

COLUMBUS, GA NAMED TOP 10 PLACES TO RETIRE IN THE U.S.

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Livability.com named Columbus, Georgia as one of the 10 Best Places to Retire in the U.S. in its “2018 – 10 Best Places to Retire” rankings. According to Livability.com, each of these 10 cities offers access to affordable and quality healthcare, an accessible cost of living, retiree-friendly businesses and services, as well as amenities to keep residents active and engaged. See...

Good Viberations

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“St. EOM made up his own words, like Pasaquan and viberations,” Charles Fowler says. “We decided we wanted to bring back Artists for Pasaquan weekend but to put our own spin on it. So in the spirit of St. EOM, we renamed it a word we came up with: Pasafest.” An artist and musician, Fowler is also caretaker of Pasaquan: the surreal vision of inter-planetary utopia on 7 acres erected by mystic...

(Not) Hidden Figures

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“You can’t hide anything—it’s all out there,” Garry Pound says of the allure for artists to capture the nude human form. “You can’t fake it. You either get it, or you don’t.” Transferring the naked body into fine-art form has been the focus of live drawing sessions Pound, an acclaimed portraitist, has hosted for decades. Originally held at the Columbus Museum, these Friday morning gatherings...

Ain’t that America: The Quest in Columbus for Lil’ Tiny Houses (for You and Me)

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Among the many cheap-shots at Columbus in his 2007 book The Big Eddy Club, Englishman David Rose’s observation “the city takes up far more room than its inhabitants” is perhaps his most astute. Rose went on to compliment the “towering gardens” he found on Columbus’ large residential lots. It’s a charming characteristic of the city and it comes rooted in a Deep South agrarian society and...

Local Film-Biz Leader Crystal W. Trawick Launches Distribution Company

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Tell us about your experience in the movie industry. “My experience started in 1998 when I began a part-time job with Carmike Cinemas. I worked my way up in Operations: I spent 10 years threading projectors, popping popcorn, working in the box office, just like everyone else.   Then I received the opportunity to work in Carmike’s Film Department, where I spent four years acquiring films from the...

Way Down Film Festival Hosting Celebrities and Expanding

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Celebrate the $9.5 billion film industry here, as Synovus presents the third annual Way Down Film Festival on Oct 19-21st at the gorgeous, historic state theater, Springer Opera House! Saluting 47 incredible short films from around the world, savor a weekend of seven curated screenings, innovative thematic parties (like the Saturday Night Awards Bash, picture below, presented by Mercedes Benz of...

New Films Recruited to Columbus, GA by Way Down Film Festival Judge

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Visions Production Faith-based feature film “REDEEMED” to be produced by Manns/Mackie Studios in Columbus, Georgia from 29 November-15 December, 2018. Visions Production, a North Carolina based feature film production company has tapped Georgia based feature film production company, Manns/Mackie Studios (My Brother’s Keeper) to produce “Redeemed”, its first feature film project. “Redeemed” a...

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