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Culture notes: ‘39 Plaza sign to be restored; Emory’s arts honorees; Bo Bice’s art on view

Restoration for Plaza’s landmark sign

The Plaza Theatre’s chevron-shaped sign, which has greeted moviegoers to the Ponce de Leon Avenue movie house since 1939, will soon undergo a restoration and update, compliments of the former movie palace up the street. The Fox Theatre Institute, an outreach program of the 1929 Fox that bestows funding and lends restoration expertise to smaller historic theaters across Georgia each year, has announced plans to convert the Plaza marquee from fluorescent to LED lighting and to rehabilitate areas on the sign affected by rust. The Fox Institute also will help do a complete reconstruction of the President Theatre’s facade in the west central Georgia town of Manchester. HOWARD POUSNER

Emory’s Creativity & Arts honorees

The Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts bestowed its annual Creativity & Arts Awards, recognizing Emory and metro community members who have made significant contributions to the arts, on Sept 6. Among the recipients during the sixth annual Creativity & Arts Soiree at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts were:

  • Community Impact Arts Administrator: Cathy Fox, executive director and editor of
  • Community Impact Artist: Marium Khalid, stage director
  • Community Impact Organization: The Creatives Project
  • Alumni: Yu-Kai Lin, creative director and owner of Kai-Lin Art
  • Faculty: Matthew Bernstein, professor/chair, Emory Film & Media Studies

Biographical sketches of all honorees:


Bo Bice creations on view

You’ve heard of Bo Bice the singer, but how about Bo Bice the artist? Paintings and photographs by the “American Idol” finalist are on exhibit (and for sale) at the Cherokee Arts Center in downtown Canton in the four-person exhibit “Crosscut: A Visual Odyssey in Photography and Art.” Through Sept. 27. 94 North St., Canton. Gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays. 770-704-6244, HOWARD POUSNER

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