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Dr Richard J. Martortano and Ann MartoranoCourtesy photo / Rick and Ann Martorano, shown here, are among the acts for a special benefit concert for the Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach later this month.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach is pleased to announce a free benefit concert: A musical salute to George Gershwin – The American Music Man, which will be performed at the Coronado Community United Methodist Church,  201 N. Peninsula.

The event will be held 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20.

Dr. Richard Martorano will conduct this concert featuring Kathleen Lamy Puzzo and Friends to support the Little Theatre and the Worship Arts program at Coronado Community. The concert is free; however an offering will be collected.

Dr. Richard Martorano will conduct this concert featuring Kathleen Lamy Puzzo and Friends to support the Little Theatre and the Worship Arts program at Coronado Community. The concert is free; however an offering will be collected.

Special guests include national recording artist Clay Gatton; Dr. Cyndi Fraser; Shannon McPadden, Rhonda Atkins, and Dr. Sondra Avant, Rob Hebel, David Jenkins, and Martorano's wife, Ann Martorano. They will be accompanied by pianist William Perry and dancer Daniel Walker. Special guest political cartoonist Bruce Beattie will narrate the show.

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NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- The New Smyrna Beach Little Theatre will hold auditions from for "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, and Sunday, Aug. 28, at the theater, 726 East Third Ave. on the beachside.

"Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" is an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical with lyrics by Tim Rice. The story is based on the "coat of many colors" story of Joseph from the Hebrew Bible's Book of Genesis.

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Stetson University student Jason Sauter and his girlfriend, Nancy Vidarte.Courtesy photo / Stetson student Jason Sauter and his girlfriend, Nancy Vidarte, will report on the Royal wedding for CNN.

DELAND -- Stetson University student Jason Sauter isn't necessarily a big fan of the Royal Wedding, but his girlfriend is, and he won a CNN contest to cover it. And she's going with him.

Check out the full story as reported by the Orlando Sentinel. Click the attachment here: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/os-stetson-student-covers-royal-weddi20110420,0,2592632.story 

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DELAND – The city of DeLand and the MainStreet DeLand Association plan to host the third annual Green Affair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 16, on West Indiana Avenue.

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Courtesy photos by Sandi Carroll / Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach presents its newest play "Foxfire."

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Annie Nations, an indomitable Appalachian widow of 79, lives on her mountain farm with the acerbic ghost of her husband, Hector.

And so goes "Foxfire,"  a dramatic play by Susan Cooper and Hume Cronyn Performances that opens Friday at the Little Theatre.

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New Smyrna Beach was the place to be Sunday for arts lovers

Exclusive video by Henry Frederick / The Horsin' Around fundraiser, the second biggest fundraiser for the Atlantic Center for the Arts behind the IMAGES Festival, draws nearly 500 arts patrons Sunday on the grounds of the New Smyrna Beach Municipal Airport.

NEW SMYRNA BEACH -- Arts lovers Tod and Amanda Chismark had no problem plunking down a grand on artwork at the Atlantic Center for the Arts' annual "Horsin' Around" on Sunday. 

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Photos by Sandi Carroll / Left to right - Donna Fahey playing Panacea, Casey Rollins as Tintinabula, Dani Farmer and Joey Reader as the Courtesans, and Amanda Ryals as Vibrata, surround Pseudolus, played by Brian Fitzgibbons, on assignment for an entertaining romp in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" at the Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach through March 13.

EDGEWATER -- The Steven Sondheim classic, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" opens at the Little Theatre of New Smyrna Beach on Friday.

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Courtesy photo / Children ages 7 and up can enjoy Wonderland camp sponsored by the Little Theatre as demonstrated by this unidentified child at last year's event.
 

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Courtesy photo / Stetson University Dr. Anne Hallum is featured on CNN for her work with Guatemalan children in need following a mud slide.

DELAND -- Since 1992, Stetson University Political Science Professor Dr. Anne Hallum's non-profit, the Alliance for International Reforestation, has helped more than 2,000 rural Guatemalan families protect their homes and villages from deadly mudslides by planting trees on mountainsides.

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Courtesy photo / The historic Lilian Place as shown here is one of Daytona Beach's treasures made famous in the book "Open Boat" by Stephen Crane, who also wrote "The Red Badge of Courage."

DAYTONA BEACH -- The Art League of Daytona Beach will hold a Wine and Cheese Reception and Fine Art Auction on Saturday Feb. 5, to benefit Lilian Place – the oldest house on Daytona’s beach side.

Admission is free for the 6 to 8 p.m. event held at the League’s Main Gallery, 433 South Palmetto Ave.

Art work by 27 specially selected artists will be featured in a silent auction with a portion of the proceeds donated to the non-profit Heritage Preservation Trust of Volusia County.

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