Waters continues her award-winning artwork
Rockmart continues to enjoy a real cultural treasure in one local artist with an expanding body of work that ranges from sculpture telling the Nativity story to landscapes that tell stories of a natural and engineered world.
Susan Waters is a native of Bath in the United Kingdom, and moved to Rockmart in years past.
Over the past two decades, people have seen her work in the annual Rockmart Christmas Parade as her crèche creations of the Nativity story told a different scene from the story since the 2000s.
Last year, her work was the highlighted holiday gallery show for the Rockmart Cultural Arts Center. That show was hugely popular, and drew crowds to the Rockmart Art Gallery through the holiday season to see lifesized recreations of the people, animals and even the angels on high she built by hand using only paper, glue and metal wire.
During this winter’s Juried Art Show, Waters took the Best of Show for her landscape work. It was one of three paintings she entered into the show.
Her blue-ribbon painting “Flower Power” is a depiction of a field of flowers in the forefront and the steaming power plant in the background is just one of many paintings she’s created over the years.
Doctors at Johns Hopkins University hope to raise awareness and funds for research following famed guitarist Peter Frampton’s announcement that he has a rare muscular disease.
Frampton’s physician, Lisa ChristopherStine, is the director of the Johns Hopkins Myositis Center. She tells The Baltimore Sun that she and Frampton spoke years ago about potentially becoming a voice for inclusion body myositis. Because the disease is rare, it’s difficult to generate funding.
LOS ANGELES — The original stars of “Beverly Hills, 90210” are planning a high school reunion with a twist.
Fox said last week that cast members including Jason
Priestly and Jennie Garth will play “heightened versions” of themselves in a sixpart series airing this summer.
Fox says the drama currently titled
“90210” is inspired by the cast’s real lives and relationships, combined with what the network termed
Singing is among her many other talents, and Waters participates as a member of the Rockmart Community Choir when they perform holiday shows.
Currently Waters is planning to teach a Papier Mache Chicken Workshop at the Rockmart Cultural Arts Center which is coming up on March 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The opening class will cover how to make the sculpture, and then following on March 30 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., she’ll go over painting the sculpture.
The class costs for $60 per person. Have fun and learn from a master artist. Call 770-684-2707 or email [email protected]mart-ga.gov to sign up.
The disease causes weakness in the legs, forearms and fingers. Its cause is still unknown. As it will eventually prevent Frampton from playing guitar, the 68-yearold is embarking on a farewell tour this summer.
He’s also launched a fund at Hopkins to which he’ll donate
$1 per ticket sold.
Hopkins is also participating in two clinical trials for possible treatments. as a “healthy dose of irreverence.”
Ian Ziering, Gabrielle Carteris, Brian Austin Green and Tori Spelling also will star in the upcoming series.
The action begins when one of the cast suggests they try to launch a reboot of “Beverly Hills, 90210.”
The original series aired from 1990 to 2000 and followed a circle of friends in high school and young adulthood.
A date for the new series hasn’t been announced.
Rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis is recovering after a minor stroke, but he’s expected to make a full recovery.
A statement from his publicist says the 83-yearold Rock & Roll Hall of Famer had a stroke Thursday night and is recuperating in Memphis. His publicist, Zach Farnum, said no scheduled shows have been affected.
Nicknamed “The Killer,” Lewis is known for his outrageous energy and piano skills on songs like “Great Balls of Fire” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’.”
He is scheduled to perform at the 50th anniversary of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in April and his publicist said he has plans to record a gospel album soon.
A small northern Alabama music studio where The Rolling Stones, Cher, and other stars recorded their hit songs is turning 50 this year.
Muscle Shoals Sound Studios will host an April 27 celebration of the milestone in Sheffield, Alabama.
David Hood will perform as part of a Muscle Shoals All-Stars revue, fronted by singer Carla Russell, Al.com reported. Hood is one of the studio’s co-founders and the bassist for prolific session musicians Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, also known as The Swampers.
The Swampers opened Muscle Shoals Sound in 1969, after backing R&B stars such as Wilson Pickett and Etta James at nearby FAME Studios.
“It seems like a blink of an eye, really,” Hood told the Alabama news site. “It doesn’t seem possible that it’s been 50 years.”
Hood and fellow Swampers musicians Jimmy Johnson, Roger Hawkins and Barry Beckett recorded much of their work at the Sheffield building — formerly the home of a coffin factory.
In 1978, they relocated the studio to a former Naval Reserve Building along the Tennessee River. That’s where Bob Dylan recorded his 1979 “Slow Train Coming” album; and his 1980 “Saved” album.
Cher was among the first artists the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section worked with at the original studio. Her resulting album, released in June 1969, was titled “3614 Jackson Highway” after Muscle Shoals Sound’s address in Sheffield. The address was superimposed on the album’s cover photo, Al.com reported.
From top left, Tori Spelling, Jennie Garth, Gabrielle Carteris, and bottom row from left, Brian Austin Green, Ian Ziering and Jason Priestley.