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JUN 2019

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JUNE 2019 | COBB LIFE 55 n H I G H L I G H T S n CL space of four days, the trio recorded two songs – songs that would lead, in what they say seemed like the blink of an eye, to the formation of LANY and, not long afterward, to the band signing to Polydor Records. Six days after putting the tracks online, the band found themselves fielding emails from major-label suitors. Making music that aims an arrow at your heart. Writing beautiful songs with swashes of synth, spare percussion, echoes of prime 1980s FM pop, of early 1990s R&B, of new-wave electronica. H THE GEORGIA CELEBRATES QUILTS® SHOW June 6 – 8, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cobb County Civic Center 584 South Marietta Parkway SE Marietta 30060 Cost: $10 Info: ecqg.com/quilt-show The 2019 Georgia Celebrates Quilts Show, presented by the East Cobb Quilters' Guild, will feature more than 325 juried quilts. H THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS June 6, 8 p.m. Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway Atlanta 30339 Cost: $55 - $85 Info: cobbenergycentre.com/events Blue-eyed soul pioneers The Righteous Brothers are back with a special show in Cobb. With a string of No. 1 classics, including the most played song in radio history, "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'," the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield topped the charts for four decades. After Bobby's death in 2003, Bill Medley continued to perform to sold-out crowds around the world, but fans and friends pleaded with him to keep The Righteous Brothers alive. "No one could ever take Bobby's place, but when I caught Bucky Heard's show it all came together – I found the right guy to help me recreate the magic," Medley said. The concert experience will feature their biggest hits – "Lovin' Feelin'," "Soul & Inspiration," "Unchained Melody," "Rock and Roll Heaven," Medley's Grammy- winning theme song to "Dirty Dancing," "The Time of My Life" and much, much more. H DIXIE HIGHWAY 90-MILE YARD SALE June 7 - June 9 Marietta to Ringgold Cost: Free to travel the route Info: facebook.com/DixieHighway90MileYardSale Each June, Georgia yard sale shoppers spend the weekend hunting for bargains at the Dixie Highway 90-Mile Sale. The sale spans 90 miles from Marietta to Ringgold, with 13 participating communities in all. The route spans 90 miles across northwest Georgia on the Historic Dixie Highway (U.S. Highway 41). H BLADE SHOW & INTERNATIONAL CUTLERY FAIR June 7 - June 9 Cobb Galleria Centre Two Galleria Parkway Atlanta 30339 Cost: $20 - $55 Info: bladeshow.com BLADE Magazine is proud to present the world's largest knife show, featuring the most diverse array of knife manufacturers, custom knifemakers, collections and products under one roof. For three days, visitors will meet very best of the knife-making and knife-collecting industries—nearly 700 tables and over 200 factory booths and thousands of products-as well as unique educational seminars and edge-of-seat fun at the BladeSports International Competitions. H THE LIGHTNING THIEF, THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL June 7 - June 9 Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway Atlanta 30339 Cost: $45 - $87 Info: cobbenergycentre.com/events This "winning adaptation" (The Hollywood Reporter) of the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, "THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL" is "electrifying!" (Newsday). The Greek gods are real, and they're ruining Percy Jackson's life. As a son of Poseidon, Percy has newly discovered powers he can't control, monsters on his trail, and is on an epic quest to find Zeus's lightning bolt to prevent a war between the gods. Nominated for three Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical, "THE LIGHTNING THIEF" is "mesmerizing" and proves "lightning can strike twice!" (TheaterMania). H ATLANTA LYRIC THEATRE PRESENTS OLIVER! June 7 - June 23 Jennie T. Anderson Theatre 548 S. Marietta Parkway Marietta 30060 Cost: $33 - $58 Info: atlantalyrictheatre.com/show/oliver Consider yourself at home with Lionel Bart's classic musical based on Charles Dickens' novel, "Oliver Twist." The Tony and Olivier Award-winning show is one of the few musicals to win an Academy Award for Best Picture and is widely hailed as a true theatrical masterpiece by actors and audience members alike. The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow, takes him in. Fearing

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