Steppin’ Out: Jan. 2, 2015

Published 4:00 pm Saturday, January 3, 2015

Editor’s Note: Every Friday a list of local and area upcoming entertainment and cultural events will be published on the Steppin’ Out page in the Times-Recorder. To submit information for this listing, please send to Steppin’ Out, c/o Americus Times-Recorder, P.O. Box 1247, Americus GA 31709, or fax to 928-6344 or e-mail to


The Rylander Theatre

The movie “Gone With The Wind” is presented by the Rotary Club of Americus at 6 p.m. Jan. 10 at the Rylander Theatre. Contact Cindy Pryor 942-7654 or Jimmy Whaley 938-4837 to have tickets delivered. Tickets are a minimum $10 donation per ticket, and any remaining tickets will be available at the door prior to the show. Tickets also available at The Hooks Agency, downtown Americus.

The Rylander Theatre

• Second City Improv: Second City Hits Home

8 p.m. Jan. 17

John Belushi. Dan Aykroyd. Gilda Radner. John Candy. Bill Murray. Mike Meyers. Tina Fey. Steve Carrell. What do these comedians have in common with you? They got their start with the same historic theater company that will take over the Rylander stage. Doing what they do best, the hilarious cast finds laughs in everything about Americus and what makes our city home, including musical numbers based on local history and headlines.

• Blind Boys of Alabama

8 p.m. March 14

Put a spring in your step with five-time Grammy Award winning gospel group, Blind Boys of Alabama. After first singing together in 1944, the group has spanned 70 years of music and numerous albums. Renowned for their musicianship, Blind Boys have collaborated with popular artists such as Ben Harper, Randy Travis, Bonnie Raitt and Lou Reed. Their transition from small town gospel group to high-profile mainstream act is evident with television appearances on 60 Minutes, Late Night with David Letterman, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Today Show, Austin City Limits, and more.


Museum Hours

The Macon County Historical Museum is open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and by appointment. Call the Montezuma Downtown Development Authority at 478-472-4777 for more information.


The High Museum of Art

1280 Peachtree St. N.E.

• Bangles to Benches: Contemporary Jewelry and Design

Now on view

The High broadens visitors ideas of jewelry as wearable sculpture with this exhibition, which focuses on the scale, range and creative dexterity found in many contemporary designers repertoires today. Innovative contemporary jewelry is paired with other design objects – from chairs to climbing walls – created by key designers in the High’s permanent collection. Ranging from mass produced to one-of-a-kind works and from hand-crafted to digitally fabricated pieces, the works in the exhibition include many of the High’s recent acquisitions by notable designers such as Marcel Wanders, Zaha Hadid and the Campana Brothers.

• Molly Hatch’s Physic Garden

Now on view

This installation, created by contemporary ceramicist Molly Hatch, is a two-story tall, hand-painted “plate painting” commissioned by the Museum that reinterprets works from its renowned decorative arts and design collection. Physic Garden is installed in the High’s Margaretta Taylor Lobby and is comprised of 456 plates featuring an original design inspired by two ca. 1755 Chelsea Factory plates from the Museum’s Frances and Emory Cocke Collection of English Ceramics, which totals more than 300 works. The historic source plates depict realistic flora and fauna in the Chelsea “Hans Sloane” style of the early 1750s.

• Top Drawer: Select Drawings from the High’s Collection

Through Jan. 4

The High is pleased to present Top Drawer, a selection of drawings from four of the museum’s curatorial departments, including works by such world-renowned artists as Ellsworth Kelly, Jasper Johns, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Salvador Dalí and John Singer Sargent. Separated by centuries and continents, these diverse drawings are brought together by the unique insights each work brings into its creation. The term “drawing” encompasses a varied set of techniques: objects in pencil, ink, pastel, watercolor, and combinations thereof fall into this category. Drawings also serve a variety of purposes: they act as finished works of art, as preparations for other artworks, or as sketches that translate the artist’s thoughts onto paper.

• Gordon Parks: Segregation Story

Through June 7

The High will present rarely seen photographs by trailblazing African-American artist and filmmaker Gordon Parks in this exhibition, presented in collaboration with The Gordon Parks Foundation. The exhibition features more than 40 of Parks’ color prints – most on view for the first time in over half a century – created for a powerful and influential 1950s Life magazine article documenting the lives of an extended African-American family in segregated Alabama. The series represents one of Parks’ earliest social documentary studies on color film. Coinciding with the exhibition, the High will acquire 12 of the color prints featured in the exhibition, which will augment the Museum’s extensive collection of Civil Rights era photography, one of the most significant in the nation.

• Wynn Bullock: Revelations

Through Jan. 18

The High will become the first major art museum in nearly 40 years to mount a retrospective of work by photographer Wynn Bullock (1902-1975). This exhibition is organized by the High in collaboration with the Center for Creative Photography. One of the most significant photographers of the mid-20th century, Bullock worked in the American modernist tradition alongside Edward Weston, Harry Callahan and Ansel Adams. More than 100 black-and-white and color works by Bullock will come together for the exhibition, which will coincide with a major gift to the High from the Bullock Estate of a large collection of vintage photographs, making the High one of the most significant repositories of Bullock’s work in the country. 

• Cézanne and the Modern: Masterpieces of European Art from the Pearlman Collection

Through Jan. 11

This major traveling exhibition organized by the Princeton University Art Museum features 50 modern masterworks, many of which have rarely been exhibited. The exhibition offers visitors the chance to view exceptional masterpieces by Cézanne, van Gogh, Modigliani, Degas, Gauguin, Toulouse-Lautrec and others. The works featured in the exhibition showcase the extraordinary vision of Henry Pearlman (1895-1974), a modest American entrepreneur who amassed an astonishing collection of modern art from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including perhaps the greatest collection of watercolors by Cézanne outside of France. The Henry and Rose Pearlman Collection has resided at the Princeton University Art Museum since 1976, and this exhibition marks the first international tour of the entire collection since Pearlman’s death in 1974. 

• “Make a Joyful Noise”: Renaissance Art and Music at Florence Cathedral

Through Jan. 11

Three marble panels from Italian sculptor Luca della Robbia’s famed organ loft created for Florence Cathedral will travel to the U.S. for the first time for “Make A Joyful Noise”: Renaissance Art and Music at Florence Cathedral. The High’s exhibition places these panels in the musical environment for which they were originally created by displaying them with other musical objects, including hand-decorated choir books from the cathedral and a lectern designed to hold them. Luca della Robbia began his Cantoria, originally designed as an organ loft but later used to hold choir singers, for the Cathedral of Florence in 1431. He worked for seven years on the project, eventually producing 10 exquisitely detailed panels that depict the celebratory text of Psalm 150. The High is planning an extensive music program to accompany the exhibition, and the Museum’s neighbor, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, will provide assistance to the Museum as it develops this aspect of the exhibition.

• The Forty Part Motet by Janet Cardiff

Through Jan. 18

From the collection of The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), sound artist Janet Cardiff’s critically acclaimed installation “The Forty Part Motet” will travel to the High. Described as “achingly beautiful” (The New Yorker) and “transcendent” (The New York Times), Cardiff’s “The Forty Part Motet” is a reworking of a 40-part choral piece by Tudor composer Thomas Tallis (ca. 1505-1585). The installation features the voices of 59 singers (adults and children) performing Tallis’ “Spem in Alium Nunquam Habui” (1556), which translates to “In No Other is My Hope” and is perhaps Tallis’ most famous composition. Each voice was recorded separately, and all voices are played back in unison for the final piece via 40 individual loudspeakers on tripods (one speaker for each choral part). The audio component is a 14-minute loop – 11 minutes of singing and three minutes of intermission.

• American Encounters: Anglo-American Portraiture in an Era of Revolution

Through Jan.18

The High, Musée du Louvre, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and the Terra Foundation for American Art will present the third installation in their four-year collaboration focusing on the history of American art. American Encounters: Anglo-American Portraiture in an Era of Revolution provides a close look at five portraits that demonstrate how portraiture style evolved in the late 18th and early 19th centuries as American and European painters were influenced by each other. The installation’s five works have never been displayed together previously.

• African Art: Building the Collection

Through May 31

In celebration of its newly expanded Fred and Rita Richman Gallery for African Art, the High is showcasing nearly 40 recent acquisitions of art from Africa to enter the permanent collection. African Art: Building the Collection marks a significant expansion of the African Art galleries, a more than 60 percent increase in the dedicated space for art from the continent. The expansion is the result of a generous pledge from Fred and Rita Richman, longtime patrons of African art at the High and for whom the gallery was named in 2005. Featuring works from ancient to contemporary times and from disparate regions throughout the continent, all of which were acquired over the last nine years, the exhibition provides important insights into African cultural heritage from the past to the present day.

Night Life:


American Legion Post 558

Ga. Highway 30 West

Open 6-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday

7 p.m. Tuesday is Bingo Night

Wednesday is Games Night

Open 6 p.m.-2:30 a.m. weekends

Friday is Grown Folks Night Out, featuring dance party, karaoke, music video and disco lights show from 9 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Presented by Monster Screen Projections

Saturday is Oldies Goldies Night

Sunday is Members/Guests Night

Astro’s “The Dance Clubb”

153 Sunset Park Road

Entertainment for 21 and over

11 p.m.-until

Thursday: College and Ladies Night

Friday: Midnight Special

Saturday: Dress to Impress Live

I.D. required

Valid college student ID exempt

Floyd’s Pub at BEST WESTERN PLUS Windsor Hotel

125 W. Lamar St.

Ladies Night: Tuesdays beginning at 5 p.m. Ladies only enjoy specials on


Live Music:

Fridays beginning at 10 p.m. No cover, must be 21 and older with valid ID.

For more information, call 924-1555. Look for us on Facebook!

G.W.F. Phillips Lodge

The Lodge is open every Friday night with oldies from the ‘70s and ‘80s with Master TJ and Bronco Bill at the Elks Lodge. No teens allowed.

Pat’s Place

1526 S. Lee St. 924-0033

11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Saturday

Quality Inn Lounge (Hillside Cafe)

1205 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Vickie Craig deejays every Friday and Saturday nights with karaoke from 9 p.m.-midnight and dance music until 2 a.m. Low drink prices and specials


Cypress Grill at Lake Blackshear Resort and Golf Club

2459-H U.S. Highway 280 East

Karaoke — Thursday nights

Live music — Friday and Saturday nights