Love Stories

Presented by SIDEWAYS Contemporary Dance Company
Friday, March 15, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Tickets $21.50

Experience a journey through the heart with “Love Stories,” a dynamic performance by SIDEWAYS Contemporary Dance Theater. This professional contemporary dance production weaves together the threads of popular love songs to take you on a journey through the evolution of a family, the transformative experience of children becoming caretakers, the complexities of the dating world, the profound commitment of a forever relationship, and the power of self-love and self-acceptance. Presented in a captivating 1-act format, “Love Stories” is a must-see for audiences of all ages. Whether you’re a seasoned dance enthusiast or new to the world of dance, prepare to be deeply moved by this emotionally charged storytelling experience.


Indulge in the magic of Simone Vigilante’s talent and passion for the art of opera and vocal music. Her mastery will leave you spellbound, captivating hearts with every note.

About The Artist:

Simone Vigilante is lauded as a “beautiful dramatic soprano capable of some awesome fireworks” (Asheville Citizen-Times). She has appeared in recitals and competitions, with opera companies and orchestras, throughout the United States, France, Spain, Austria and Italy.

Recent highlights include a lecture-recital at the NC Museum of Art where Classical Voice of North Carolina noted “Vigilante provided the pizazz” and her solo CD release, Love, Look Away. This recording showcases her diverse talents in singing various genres including opera, classical, musical theater, gospel, and folk song through a dynamic collaboration with pianist David Troy Francis.
Ms. Vigilante has lived in the Asheville area since 2001 and is a founding member of Opera Creations. She has sung numerous leading roles with Asheville Lyric Opera, from Mozart to Strauss to Menotti, as well as musical theater such as Bloody Mary (South Pacific) and Mother Abbess (The Sound of Music). Additional roles include Sister Rose (Dead Man Walking) for The Modern American Music Project and Katisha (The Mikado), Miss Silverpeal (Mozart’s Impresario), and Ruth (Pirates of Penzance) for Opera Creations.

As a soloist of choral and orchestral works, Ms. Vigilante performs regularly with Asheville Choral Society (Vaughan Williams’ Hodie, Handel’s Messiah, Brubeck’s Mass: To Hope! A Celebration and Theofanidis’ The Here and Now), Asheville Symphony, and Asheville Symphony Chorus (Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem, Duruflé’s Requiem). She serves as a regular Cantor/Soloist at St. Mary’s Church and is a popular vocal instructor and master class clinician at UNC-Asheville, Academy for the Arts at First Baptist Church, and La Bella Voce Studio of Simone Vigilante.
Born in Rochester, New York, Ms. Vigilante attended the Eastman School of Music beginning her studies in piano and voice. She earned vocal and opera performance degrees from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (BM) and Indiana University of Bloomington (MM), where she worked primarily with the world-famous and Classical Singer Magazine’s 2010 teacher of the year Virginia Zeani.

Roswell Youth Theatre Auditions for Elf Jr

Roswell Youth Theatre Auditions for Elf, Jr.
Aug 14 & 15 (only attend 1 night)
5:30-7:30 at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center
Auditions are open to anyone in grades 6-12
More details are posted at http://www.roswellgov.com/ryt

The 5th Chelsea International Photography Competition

The Chelsea International Photography Competition (CIPC) honors the talents of gifted photographers from around the world. We are inviting photographers, both professional and amateur, to participate in our competition and get the chance to be discovered and promoted professionally in the heart of New York City’s art district. We are one with our photographers as we aim to promote iconic and innovative works of art.

This year’s CIPC will have awards valued at more than $55,000. Selected artists will win the chance to exhibit in Chelsea, New York, and receive numerous PR opportunities. This event also supports career growth and recognition as it provides exposure to the New York art community, and gives the chance for submissions to be reviewed by a distinguished panel of jurors.

For more info, please visit: https://www.nyartcompetitions.com/photography or email photo@nyartcompetitions.com

The Spirit of Harriet Tubman Written and performed by Leslie McCurdy

The Spirit of Harriet Tubman
Written and performed by Leslie McCurdy
Friday-Saturday, February 3 & 4, 2023 at 10am
Assigned Seats
Tickets $12 / Ages 2 and under are free
There are many plays about Harriet Tubman, but none shares her entire life story like a visit with The Spirit of Harriet Tubman. Leslie McCurdy invokes the ‘spirit’ of Harriet Tubman as she portrays the life of the famous Underground Railroad conductor, recreating stories familiar and some rarely told, using words said to have been Harriet Tubman¹s own. Through it all we learn of the faith and conviction that drove Harriet Tubman to follow her dreams; the spirit of the past connecting with the present, inspiring her charges to have the courage to do the same in envisioning their future.

Roswell Youth Theatre Presents Matilda Jr. The Musical

The children are rising up. Join the revolt in this Broadway Junior adaptation of the Tony Award-winning hit! Matilda has astonishing wit, intelligence…and special powers! She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace! Packed with high-energy dance numbers and catchy songs, Matilda JR. is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of the special little girl with an extraordinary imagination.

Friday, May 14, 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 15, 11:00 AM, 3:00 & 7:00 PM

Comedy For Your Soul

Host: Yoshee Time: Weekly, Saturday, 8-10pm First show: April 24th, Comedy For the Soul

Immeasurable Soul Food and Bar
1010 Mansell Rd. Ste. 180
Roswell, GA 30076

Roswell In Print – We Are Forward Thinking outdoor photo exhibition

Exploration Two: “We Are Forward Thinking”

Dates: March 5, 2021 – May 31, 2021

Where: The installation will be on display along the path outside City Hall and inside MARTA bus shelters along the two main MARTA routes in Roswell

The second characteristic photographers were invited to explore was “We Are Forward Thinking”.

“Intentional , inclusive, blended, charming, verdant, illustrious. Telling our story through artwork paints a picture that is lively, vivacious, leafy, and lush. If our city is a canvas for art, our history, physical surroundings, and the spirit of our people are the palette.“ – Public Art Master Plan, Roswell Arts Fund and the City of Roswell, 2017.

The current pandemic has momentarily closed the doors for many traditional spaces dedicated to art but the desire for connection and creative experiences is thriving. Roswell has a wealth of nontraditional outdoor spaces to explore and there is an opportunity to curate unique and unexpected experiences for neighborhoods throughout the city.

Roswell Arts Fund, in partnership with the Hagan Family Foundation, Getty Images and the City of the Roswell saw an opportunity to curate unique and unexpected experiences for neighborhoods throughout the city. Additionally, to support our artists all images shown in the exhibit are available to purchase and 70% of every sale will go directly to the artist!

Roswell in Print will have three distinct installations in different outdoor locations that allow for safe and socially distanced experiences. Each exploration will take inspiration from the characteristics that define the community of Roswell, GA: Modern Spirit, Southern Soul. Through an extensive public engagement process, we have come to understand that spirit by asking the people of Roswell who they are and what is important to their community. The unique elements that emerged from those conversations became the themes at the core of this photography exhibition.

In each exhibit, the visual storytellers featured will span countries and generations. We hope that these photographs, inspired by Roswell’s essence, will convey a universal message of belonging, a welcoming sense of community that travels beyond our city limits and resonates with viewers near and far.

Special companion piece “Warrior Within” by Feel Beautiful Today

Alongside “We Are Forward Thinking”, Roswell Arts Fund is honored to welcome Feel Beautiful Today’s exhibit “The Warrior Within” consisting of meaningful portraits highlighting cancer patients and their stories along their cancer journey.

Founded in 2010, Feel Beautiful Today (FBT) exists to help transform oncology patients’ journeys by encouraging their thoughts toward a more positive and healing perspective through creative art experiences.

Learn more at www.FeelBeautifulToday

Atlanta Dance Theatre presents Aladdin

Leap aboard the magical carpet for this performance and we’ll transport you from a Far East market to a cave full of treasures and on to a royal castle where you’ll experience the adventure and the mystical tale of Aladdin.

Socially-distanced performance. Masks required.

For tickets and more information, please call (404) 438-3028 or visit Atlanta Dance Theatre’s website.

Open-Hearth Cooking and Living History with Clarissa Clifton

Second & Fourth Saturdays of the Month, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Free to the public; house tour ticket not required

Please check the events calendar for possible changes to this schedule.

Cook House may only accommodate up to approximately 8 people at a time and while supplies last. Children under the age of 6 require strict supervision.

Living history interpreter Clarissa Clifton demonstrates open-hearth cooking using traditional 19th century southern recipes. Sensing how lengthy this process can be, visitors are welcome to drop-in at any point then go enjoy the grounds and exhibits, take a ticketed house tour, and then pop back into the kitchen to see the results. From baking without an oven to cooking vegetables and meat over a fire, recipes and presentation will change seasonally but there is always something delicious to smell and good conversation. Please note that this is for educational demonstration purposes only. Visitors are not encouraged to participate or taste food for safety precautions.

Clarissa Clifton is a long-term living history interpreter and open-hearth cooking expert. She shares and cooks seasonal recipes, often inspired by what’s growing in the Smith garden, walking visitors through the methods of cooking over an open fire with use of traditional cast iron cookware and tools.