Friday, November 21, 2008

New TV Show Supports Southside Arts

A new television show promoting the visual and performing arts began broadcasting Friday, November 21 on Comcast channel 25 in Fayette County. Produced by the Southside ARTS Agenda and Zeel TV for Comcast Cable Television it will also be carried by Charter Cable Television as well as Nu-Tel Cable. The month long, daily one-hour program will showcase arts events in Carroll, Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Henry, Lamar, Meriwether, South Fulton, Spalding and Troup counties. The program’s Executive Producer is Andre De Lorenzo with Sue Ann Taylor, CEO of Zeel TV, Producer.

Currently the program can be viewed on Comcast channel 25 in Fayette County and on channel 22 in South Fulton County. Broadcast in areas served by Charter and Nu-Tel cable companies will begin shortly.

The pilot show, taped at Tyrone’s Legacy Theatre includes interviews and performances by the Henry Players, Georgia Youth Ballet, Ryan Academy of Irish Dance, the Southside Theatre Guild, the Southern Nights Chorale as well as a video tour of the Legacy Theatre.

Planned programming for The Southern Crescent Arts Round-up will contain visits to different theatrical venues throughout the Southern Crescent each month and include a variety of interviews with arts leaders throughout the Southern Crescent, performance segments by professional and community theatres, visits to local arts events and showcase the work of leading visual artists and crafts persons.

“We are very excited and pleased that Comcast Cable Television recognized the importance of the arts in the daily lives of residents throughout the Southern Crescent. Comcast embraced our concept and provided the professional support needed that brought the pilot program to the air in record time,” stated De Lorenzo. “The professional caliber of the visual and performing arts in the Southern Crescent deserve the exposure and recognition that the Southern Crescent Arts Round-up can provide. The fact that Comcast Cable has committed to supporting the arts by broadcasting the Southern Crescent Arts Round-up is a clear demonstration of their dedication to quality local television meeting the needs of our communities,” he continued.

The show can be seen throughout the day at various times until a firm time slot can be programmed into the schedule, however it can be viewed every day in prime time at approximately 8:00 PM Sunday through Saturday. An up-to-date daily schedule can be obtained on the Peachtree City Web site at .

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