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7 Stages, Aurora Theater lineups

THEATER
7 Stages announces 2013-14 season

The current 7 Stages season has been one of transition, with Heidi S. Howard and Mack Headrick taking over the leadership roles of artistic director Del Hamilton and producing director Faye Allen, who co-founded the Little 5 Points company in 1979.

But for the recently announced 2013-14 season, the troupe’s 35th and first full one under the artistic guidance of Howard and new associate artistic director Michael Haverty, it’s even easier to see the fingerprints of the new leadership team.

Take, for instance, the fall season opener, “The Navigator,” adapted by Haverty from the young adult novel by Irish writer Eoin McNamee and to be staged in a roving, large-scale production utilizing multiple venues at the Goat Farm. Described as an “interactive adaptation” in which audiences are encouraged to become part of the show, the world premiere promises giant puppets, film and shadow projection, actors, music and otherworldly objects.

The …

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Carter Center chief to step down in July

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Jay Hakes, the Director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum in Atlanta, will step down at the end of July.

Hakes, who has held the position 13 years, wants to devote more time to writing and speaking about energy issues.

“Jay has been a wonderful director,” said former President Jimmy Carter. “Rosalynn and I appreciate all that he has done for the library and will miss working with him and his wife Anita.”

Hakes and his wife plan to split their time between Atlanta and New Orleans.

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Culture notes: Fox Theatre summer film series announced; two arts benefits Saturday

MOVIES

Fox’s summer screenings

The Fox Theatre has announced its 2013 Coca-Cola Summer Film Festival lineup: “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (7: 30 p.m. June 14), Saturday morning cartoons (10 a.m. June 15), “Oz the Great and Powerful” (7:30 p.m. June 15), “42″ (7:30 p.m. June 21), “Finding Nemo” (2 p.m. June 22), “Les Miserables” (7:30 p.m. June 22), “The Birds”(4 p.m. June 23), “Django Unchained” (7:30 p.m. July 26), “The Croods” (2 p.m. July 27), “Lawrence of Arabia” (4 p.m. July 28), Saturday morning cartoons (10 a.m. Aug. 17), “Breakfast at Tiffany’s (4 p.m. Aug. 18). Titles for Aug. 16, 17 and 29 are to be announced. Tickets go on sale Friday at at the Fox ticket office, 1-855-285-8499, www.foxatltix.com. HOWARD POUSNER

ARTS

Providing ‘Fuel’ for artists

C4 Atlanta, a nonprofit service organization that helps empower artists to build successful careers in the metro area, is mounting its first art exhibit. Featuring works by 25 artists who have completed C4’s entrepreneurship …

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