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    July 1, 2016 @ 5 p.m.

    Come celebrate Independence Day in Downtown Athens as The Classic Center presents this year's fireworks show! Read on...
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    July 9 & 10, 2016 (times vary)

    It's just like summer camp, except that the creatures most likely to draw blood are of the 4-legged, non-winged variety. Read on...
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    July 21, 2016 (6-9 p.m.)

    Third Thursday - a free art tour of several Athens galleries - will be held July 21 from 6-9 p.m. Read on...
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    August 20, 2016 @ 11 a.m.

    The fourth annual Classic City BBQ Festival will heat up Aug. 20 at The Classic Center in Athens, Ga. Read on...
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    September 25, 2016 @ 8 p.m.

    CAKE will perform live at The Classic Center Theatre on Sunday, September 25 at 8 p.m. Read on...
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    October 14, 2016 @ 8 p.m.

    Grammy-nominated comedian Bill Engvall will perform live at The Classic Center Theatre on Friday, October 14 at 8 p.m. Read on...
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    November 4, 2016 @ 8 p.m.

    From originating key roles in "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Pippin" to being in shows like "Jelly’s Last Jam" and "Wicked," Ben Vereen has called the stages of Broadway home for years. Read on...
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    December 13, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m.

    "ELF" is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Read on...
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    December 17 & 18, 2016 (times vary)

    Whether you're creating a new family tradition or continuing your current one, "The Nutcracker" is the perfect holiday show for every family. Join us for one of three shows this December! Read on...
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    January 20, 2017 @ 8 p.m.

    "Elvis Lives" is an unforgettable multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis' life. His iconic style, embraced by many of today's artists, continues to intrigue audiences of all generations. Read on...
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    February 23, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.

    Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2013 Grammy Award® for "Best Musical Theater Album", "ONCE" is a truly original Broadway experience. Read on...
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    April 9, 2017 @ 7:30 p.m.

    This unforgettable new production is the winner of four 2013 Tony Awards® including Best Musical Revival. Hailed as “an eye-popping, jaw-dropping extravaganza”, it’s unlike anything Broadway has ever seen! Read on...
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    Downtown Athens prepares today for Fireworks Spectacular

    Several downtown Athens streets will be closed today starting at 4 in preparation for tonight’s Downtown Fireworks Spectacular. As part of this event, some of the streets in the area will be closed at designated times. Read on...
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    Classic Center's Cramer proposes arena instead of proposed downtown amphitheater

    An open-air amphitheater included in a master plan for downtown Athens would instead be an enclosed arena, under a proposal from Paul Cramer, executive director of downtown’s Classic Center, that is just beginning to surface. Read on...
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    ADDA director to propose arts incubation space in downtown Athens

    Some commercial space along the Foundry Street frontage of The Classic Center could become incubation space for local creative enterprises, under a plan the Athens Downtown Development Authority board will hear in August. Read on...
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