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‘Oklahoma’ is the East Jackson Comprehensive High School’s spring production

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East Jackson Comprehensive High School Drama Club will perform the beloved and classic musical Oklahoma! March 26, March 28, March 29 and April 2 and 3 in the EJCHS auditorium. The production is directed by Ashley Ware.  The vocals are directed by EJCHS Choral Director Alan Bunn and the Orchestra is led by EJCHS  Band Director Miguel Guisasola. Based on Lynn Riggs play “Green Grow the Lilacs,” Oklahoma! was the first collaboration of the award-winning team of Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (book & lyrics), earning them the Pulitzer Prize in 1944. Though many thought it would be a flop since it lacked big stars and gags, Oklahoma! premiered in 1943 and broke all box-office records, running on Broadway for an unprecedented five years and nine months (2,248 performances) before touring to 71 cities. It was the first musical to have its entire score recorded, thus creating the original cast album. Set against the backdrop of farming and ranching in Oklahoma around 1900, this Rogers & Hammerstein collaboration is full of fun, music and romance and features popular songs that have become American standards such as “Oh What A Beautiful Mornin’,” “The Surrey With The Fringe on Top,” “People Will Say We’re In Love” and, of course, the rousing title song. East Jackson Comprehensive High School will present "Oklahoma" with March 26 as the opening night.

East Jackson Comprehensive High School Drama Club will perform the beloved and classic musical Oklahoma! with opening night on March 26.

East Jackson Comprehensive High School Drama Club will perform the beloved and classic musical Oklahoma! March 26, March 28, March 29 and April 2 and 3 in the EJCHS auditorium. The production is directed by Ashley Ware.  The vocals are directed by EJCHS Choral Director Alan Bunn and the Orchestra is led by EJCHS  Band Director Miguel Guisasola.

Based on Lynn Riggs play “Green Grow the Lilacs,” Oklahoma! was the first collaboration of the award-winning team of Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (book & lyrics), earning them the Pulitzer Prize in 1944. Though many thought it would be a flop since it lacked big stars and gags, Oklahoma! premiered in 1943 and broke all box-office records, running on Broadway for an unprecedented five years and nine months (2,248 performances) before touring to 71 cities. It was the first musical to have its entire score recorded, thus creating the original cast album.

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Brad Stine to host 2nd annual Heritage Academy Gala

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The second annual Heritage Academy Gala will be held at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, at the Buford Community Center.

The gala will feature dinner, music, entertainment, silent and live auctions, personal testimonies from former students and honored guest, Brad Stine.  Proceeds from the event will go toward the Heritage Academy Annual Fund.

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Registration for spring’s BULLI in Braselton in Feb. 24

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By FARAH BOHANNON

fbohannon@clickthepaper.com

Brenau University Learning & Leisure Institute (BULLI) Braselton division is gearing up for the spring semester, and things will kick off on Feb. 24 at the registration event at Country Inn & Suites.

The session will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will include a social hour featuring tastes of One Blue Duck in Hoschton which will be relocating to a suite inside the Braselton Brothers Store complex and an information session regarding the courses offered this semester which will run from March 23 through May 1.

BULLI is open to mature adults who want to be a part of a vibrant learning community and make friends along the way. It is supported through its membership fees — each member pays $130 for the full year or $40 per course. A BULLI membership gives its members exclusive access to a variety of interesting courses as well as other benefits. These benefits include newsletters, a discounted membership at the Brenau Fitness Center, Brenau library privileges, social events at minimum or low cost, as well as local and international field trips.

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JCCHS theatre to present Spamalot as spring production

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The JCCHS Lofty Inside Outside Hey! We’re Back in the Box Players invite you to come see the spring production Monty Python’s Spamalot!

Rude Frenchmen, cancan dancers, the Lady of the Lake and her Laker Girls, Killer rabbits, catapulting cows and the somewhat odd Knights who say “Ni” are just part of the adventures and dangers awaiting King Arthur and his knights of the very, very, very round table in their quest for the holy grail. Continue reading JCCHS theatre to present Spamalot as spring production

Benton Elementary School in Nicholson will remain open

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Jackson County Board of Education chairman Michael Cronic announced Monday at Benton Elementary would remain open next year as a K-5 facility. On Tuesday, he said there would be negative impacts on the west side as a result of not repurposing Benton.

Jackson County Board of Education chairman Michael Cronic announced Monday at Benton Elementary would remain open next year as a K-5 facility. On Tuesday, he said there would be negative impacts on the west side as a result of not repurposing Benton.

By LEANNE AKIN
lakin@clickthepaper.com
After two community meetings at which public input was received about the possibility of Benton Elementary School being repurposed for another education-related use, Jackson County Board of Education chairman Michael Cronic announced Monday that Benton would remain open.
“We are going to leave Benton open but we are going to need your help,” said Cronic, who pointed out that keeping Benton open will come at a price which has yet to be determined. Redistricting of students will likely be ahead to help even out the student population between the east side where classrooms are sitting empty and the crowded and growing west side.
The Jackson County Comprehensive High School fine arts auditorium erupted into cheers and shouts from Benton Elementary supporters.

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