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Trans-Siberian Orchestra

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Dec 8, 2018 – 8:00 PM

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Infinite Energy Arena, Duluth, GA
$49.00 - $79.50
Trans-Siberian Orchestra: While many rock and metal bands dabble with an orchestral backing at some point in their career, Trans-Siberian Orchestra has mastered it. Their rock operas have produced five hit albums and tour dates with amazing pyrotechnics and lighting effects. Trans-Siberian Orchestra is best known for its annual Christmas-themed tour every fall and winter, which adds an edge to primarily dated holiday music. This year is no exception, as Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

Paul O'Neill had worked in the music industry a long time, developing a relationship with the progressive metal band, Savatage, as a co-writer and producer and bonding over their fusion of classical music and hard rock. O'Neill eventually started his own band and recruited Jon Oliva, Robert Kinkel, and Al Pitrelli to produce rock operas, their first being Christmas Eve and Other Stories. The themed album and following tour dates were so successful that Trans-Siberian Orchestra decided to repeat the winning on The Christmas Attic and The Lost Christmas Eve, thus completing their "Christmas Trilogy." Not limiting their operas to just one season, Trans-Siberian Orchestra released Beethoven's Last Night, which combines fact and fiction to tell the tale of Beethoven's deal with the devil the night he finished his tenth symphony. Trans-Siberian Orchestra's latest album, Night Castle, tells the story of a soldier, his true love that he knew for just one night, and the daughter he never met. The album went gold inside a year and has proven to audiences that the band's rock operas contain truly great stories.

Local News

  • The Georgia Bulldog football team, gearing up for the January 1 Sugar Bowl game against the Texas Longhorns, is set to start practice.  From UGA Sports Communications... Friday, Dec. 14 – Closed practice with no media availability    Saturday, Dec. 15 – Closed practice with no media availability   Sunday, Dec. 16 – players off   Monday, Dec. 17 – 11:15 am – Coach Smart press conference (team meeting room on 1st floor); 11:40 am – select players available on second floor lobby *TBA periods open for viewing; no post-practice interviews   Tuesday, Dec. 18 – Closed practice with no media availability   Wednesday, Dec. 19 – 11:45 am – Signing day press conference with Coach Smart (team meeting room on 1st floor) *TBA periods open for viewing; Coach Smart post practice   Thursday, Dec. 20 – TBA periods open for viewing; select defensive players available post practice   Friday, Dec. 21 – TBA periods open for viewing; select offensive players available post practice   Saturday, Dec. 22 – Closed practice with no media availability
  • The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating what might have been the attempted abduction of two students on a Jackson County school bus. The bus driver tells investigators an older white man, balding with gray hair, approached the bus at a bus stop on Jett Roberts Road in Jefferson, asking for two children by name. The driver says he did not recognize the man as a parent of either of the children and kept the students on the bus. He says  the man drove off in a gray four-door car. Police were, at last report, trying to find the car and the driver. 
  • Two days of candidate qualifying come to a close in Barrow County: today is the last day to sign up to run in a special election that will be held in March of next year. Political hopefuls are qualifying to run for the District 3 seat on the Barrow County Commission; the winner of the March 19 election will fill the unexpired term of former Commissioner Roger Wehunt, who announced his resignation last month. There is an evening meeting of the Athens-Clarke County Planning Commission, a 6 o’clock session at the Government Building on Dougherty Street.  The Athens-Clarke County Board of Assessors meets this afternoon, 5 o’clock at City Hall. Hall County Commissioners will take up two big development proposals at tonight’s meeting in Gainesville: Commissioners are also expected to make an appointment to the Hall County Planning Commission. The last Commission meeting of the year is set for 6 o’clock at the Hall County Government Center in Gainesville.  There is talk of consolidating Pre-K classes in Madison County, with the Madison County School Board looking at reducing Pre-K costs by putting the classes under one roof in Danielsville. The estimated construction price tag: just over $1 million.
  • It took authorities two days to find Jerome Mobley after he allegedly shot his ex-wife to death. It took a jury in Walton County just 18 minutes earlier this month to convict him of murder. And a judge quickly sentenced him to life in prison plus 75 years without the possibility of parole after the verdict was announced, District Attorney Layla Zon said.   Evidence presented at the trial showed that Mobley drove to Katie Mobley's house in Social Circle on the morning of April 18. There was an exchange of gunfire, according to testimony. Jerome Mobley fired twice with a 12-gauge shotgun, with one shot hitting her. His ex-wife fired five times, one shot hitting Jerome Mobley in the leg. Responders said she was dead at the scene. He left the scene and was found two days later in a backyard on Hestertown Road. When he realized he would be captured, Mobley shot himself with the shotgun he was still carrying and blew off the front of his face. He underwent facial reconstruction surgery at Grady Memorial Hospital. Prosecutors also presented threatening text messages between the Mobleys as well as recorded interviews with their two children, according to Zon.
  • The Franklin County School Board will search for a new school superintendent: the Board says the contract of current Franklin County Superintendent Wayne Randall will not be renewed. Randall (pictured above) has been the head of the school district in Carnesville since 2006. The Clarke County Board of Education is meeting this evening: 6 o’clock at the HT Edwards Building on Dearing Extension in Athens.  The meeting agenda is below... Meeting Opening    Recognition of Achievements and Awards    Amend and/or Adopt Agenda    Public Comments    Information Items 1. Head Start/Early Head Start Policy Council Report 2. SPLOST Report 3. Athens Community Career Academy Report 4. Parent Advisory Board Report    Board of Education Committee Reports 1. Finance Committee 2. Government Relations Committee 3. Policy Committee 4. Property Committee    Boards of Community Committees 1. Athens Area Community Foundation 2. Community Oversight Committee 3. Envision Athens 4. Foundation for Excellence in Public Education 5. Georgia School Boards Association          Minutes of Previous Meetings 1. Work Session Meeting – November 1, 2018 2. Board Workshop – November 2-3, 2-18 3. Regular Meeting – November 8, 2018    Financial Report    Policy 1. Policies/Regulations/Exhibits to be Posted for Public Review for Four Weeks: There are no new policies to be posted for four weeks.    Policies to Adopt/Rescind: Policy ICKA - Religious Beliefs (New) Policy BBFA - Local School Governance Teams (New) Policy GBAB - Pay for Performance (Rescind) Policy GBE - Professional Personnel Assignment (Review) Policy GBL - Professional Personnel Tenure (Revise) Policy GBRB - Professional Personnel Time Schedules (Revise) Regulation GBRB-R(1) - Professional Personnel Time Schedules (Rescind) Policy GDB - Paraprofessional Positions (Rescind) Policy JR - Student Records (Revise) Regulation JR-R(1) - Student Records (Review)    Superintendent’s Report    Consent Agenda CA______1. Approve Field Trips CA______2. Approve 2019-2020 & 2020-2021 Academic Calendars CA______3. Approve 2019-2020 Program of Study CA______4. Approve the Annual Eligibility, Recruitment, Selection, Enrollment, and Attendance Plan and Selection Criteria for Head Start/Early Head Start CA______5. Approve Surplus Technology for Sale and/or Disposal CA______6. Approve Network Switch Upgrade CA______7. Approve Playworks Contracts with Five Schools CA______8. Approve Phase IV Furniture Purchase for BHL & Coile CA______9. Approve GaDOE Facility Safety Grant      Personnel Recommendations 1.Approve Personnel Recommendations    Executive Session 1. Evaluation of the Superintendent    O. Other Agenda Items 1. Approve Superintendent Contract N. Adjournment

Bulldog News

  • The Georgia Bulldog football team, gearing up for the January 1 Sugar Bowl game against the Texas Longhorns, is set to start practice.  From UGA Sports Communications... Friday, Dec. 14 – Closed practice with no media availability    Saturday, Dec. 15 – Closed practice with no media availability   Sunday, Dec. 16 – players off   Monday, Dec. 17 – 11:15 am – Coach Smart press conference (team meeting room on 1st floor); 11:40 am – select players available on second floor lobby *TBA periods open for viewing; no post-practice interviews   Tuesday, Dec. 18 – Closed practice with no media availability   Wednesday, Dec. 19 – 11:45 am – Signing day press conference with Coach Smart (team meeting room on 1st floor) *TBA periods open for viewing; Coach Smart post practice   Thursday, Dec. 20 – TBA periods open for viewing; select defensive players available post practice   Friday, Dec. 21 – TBA periods open for viewing; select offensive players available post practice   Saturday, Dec. 22 – Closed practice with no media availability
  • Tim Bassett has died: Bassett was an all SEC center for the Georgia Bulldog basketball team, one of the first black Bulldog basketball players in the early 1970s. The Washington DC native, who went on to a career in the NBA, was 67 years old.  Bassett’s season rebounding totals in 1972-73 (368) and 1971-72 (337) rank No. 3 and No. 6, respectively, in the Bulldogs’ record books. He also is No. 2 in career rebounding average (13.6 rpg) and No. 10 in career boards (705) despite playing only 52 games over two seasons.    Bassett’s single-game career highs – 36 points against Kentucky on Feb. 19, 1973 and 22 rebounds versus South Alabama on Dec. 6, 1971 – both rank No. 14 all-time in Georgia Basketball history.   Bassett was drafted by the NBA’s Buffalo Braves and the ABA’s San Diego Conquistadors and chose to sign with San Diego. He played for the Conquistadors for two seasons before helping the New York Nets to the 1976 ABA Championship while averaging 9.0 ppg and 8.4 rpg. The ABA and NBA merged following that season and Bassett went on to play with the New York/New Jersey Nets through 1980 before completing his NBA career with the San Antonio Spurs.   Prior to arriving in Athens, Bassett earned first-team Junior College All-America after leading the College of Southern Idaho to a runner-up finish in the 1971 NJCAA Tournament.   After retiring from basketball, Bassett worked with Athletes Helping Athletes, an organization devoted to bettering the lives of special needs athletes, as a member of their training team for over 30 years. He also worked with Heroes & Cool Kids, a non-profit group co-founded by former New York Jets star Bruce Harper that offers a variety of youth mentoring programs.
  • ATHENS – The difficulties of playing cornerback in football increase exponentially as one moves up the ranks. Nobody has to remind Tyson Campbell of this reality because he lived it this past season. Campbell, who signed with Georgia as a 5-star prospect out of Fort Lauderdale this year, earned the rare distinction of becoming not only a 10-game starter for the Bulldogs as a true freshman corner this season, but a first-game starter, as well. Campbell That Campbell did NOT start the last three games of his freshman season is equally notable. But he’s choosing not to make a fuss about either designation. “It was tough, it was fun,” Campbell said of his first season as a college football player. “But, at the same time, it was a wake-up call, a learning experience. I feel like I learned a lot about football. And, you know, it’s just an all-learning year for me to get ready for next year.” Indeed, Campbell got the proverbial trial by fire this season playing the corner opposite of All-American and Jim Thorpe Award recipient Deandre Baker. From the outset, he found himself — and his side of the field — under attack. Campbell was exploited in the second game of the season at South Carolina as veteran receiver Bryan Edwards beat him twice for touchdowns. He also struggled in games against LSU and Auburn. There were good times as well, though. Like the trip to Missouri in Week 4 when Campbell scooped up fumble on one bounce and returned 64 yards for a touchdown. That would end up being a short day for Campbell, however, as he suffered a shoulder injury in the first half and did not return. His replacement that afternoon was redshirt freshman Eric Stokes, who did some great work in relief.  Stokes finished the Missouri game with four pass-breakups and blocked-punt touchdown. Campbell returned to the starting lineup the next week, but the competition with Stokes for playing time would continue. Finally, in the 10th game of the season against Auburn, Georgia coaches subbed in Stokes for a struggling Campbell after a second pass-interference penalty. Stokes finished the game, then started the last three for the Bulldogs. Speaking with reporters for the first time all season after the SEC Championship Game last week, Campbell has taken the demotion in stride and claims no hard feelings. “Not every job is secure,” Campbell said after Georgia’s 35-28 loss to Alabama. “You’ve always got to have that chip on your shoulder. Anybody can be replaced. I’m not mad or anything. I’m supporting my teammates. I’m just ready to move forward.” Campbell’s first season was definitely a rollercoaster. His season high for tackles came against LSU when he finished with 11. But part that was mainly because he was tackling receivers downfield. He finished with 42 tackles, which was fifth on the team, but ended up with only one pass breakup and no interceptions. Stokes had eight pass breakups, including one in the end zone against Alabama. “We’ve talked for a long time about we’re going to play the players that play the best,” Smart said after the Auburn game. “I still think Tyson Campbell is a really good football player.” Campbell feels like he has identified his primary problem. “I panic sometimes,” he said last week. “Other than that, I’m working real hard in practice and staying focused. I feel I’ve got a bright future and I’m not really stressing or worrying about anything.” Georgia’s coaches believe Campbell has a bright future as well. The reason he was in the starting lineup in the first place is his tremendous speed. A two-time state champion in the 100- and 200-meter at American Heritage High and remains one of the fastest players on the Georgia team. Meanwhile, Campbell’s getting a lot of help on his DB skills. Baker, who came to Georgia as a 3-star prospect out of Miami and didn’t start until midway through his sophomore season, is one of Campbell’s primary tutors. “He’s helped me develop a lot, taught me a lot,” Campbell said. “I’m like a sponge out there with Coach Tuck and Coach Smart and the older guys in the secondary. They all teach me a lot and I just take whatever they tell me and just try to input it into my game.” Georgia needs to Campbell to remain alert and motivated. Regardless of who starts the rest of the way at left cornerback, both he and Stokes are sure to be in the Bulldogs’ plans as Baker moves on to the NFL. Regardless of how it went this season, Campbell knows his script isn’t written yet. “It’s football,” he said. “Things are going to happen. It’s a rollercoaster. There’s going to be swings. … I just have to focus on what’s ahead of me now.” The post Georgia CB Tyson Campbell believes ‘rollercoaster’ season will only make him a better appeared first on DawgNation.
  • Georgia Bulldogs senior defensive back Deandre Baker has been named to the 2018 Associated Press All-America First Team while sophomore left tackle Andrew Thomas has been included on the AP All-America’s Second Team.   Baker, a Miami, Fla., native, became the first Bulldog to win the Paycom Jim Thorpe Award last week for being nation’s best defensive back in college football. He was also a Walter Camp First Team All-American. Thomas, a native of Lilburn, Ga., was named to the Walter Camp All-America Second Team as well.   Baker becomes the first Georgia All-American from the defensive backfield named to the AP’s First Team since Bacarri Rambo in 2011.   A Miami, Fla., native, Baker has started all 13 games for Georgia and has 40 tackles and is tied for the team lead with two interceptions. He also has a team-best 10 pass break-ups. In addition, Baker has a forced fumble and has collected a fumble recovery for a defense that ranks 15th nationally allowing just 18.5 points per game.   Thomas, a native of Lithonia, Ga., has gotten the starting nod at left tackle for 12 of the Bulldogs’ 13 games, only missing the Middle Tennessee State game with an ankle injury. He has anchored an offensive line that leads the SEC in Rushing Offense at 251.6 yards per game and that currently features one senior, two sophomores and two freshmen as starters.    The Bulldogs are averaged 39.2 points per game during their second straight run to the SEC Championship Game and a their first invitation to the Sugar Bowl since 2008. Thomas and his offensive line unit were named a Joe Moore Award finalist for being one of the top offensive lines in the nation.   The Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) All-America teams are expected to be released later on Monday. The Sporting News All-America teams are scheduled to be released on Tuesday and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) teams on Wednesday.   The No. 5 Bulldogs (11-2) will take on No. 15 Texas (9-4) in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans, La., on Jan. 1 at 8:45 p.m. ET. ESPN will televise the fifth all-time matchup between the programs and the first matchup between the teams since 1984.