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Mary Chapin Carpenter talks about her depression

...novels, attracted a similar audience Saturday. Total attendance was 8,000 to 12,000, said Aaron Greenwald, festival director. The biggest draw was Barbara Kingsolver, author of "The Poisonwood Bible," who attracted about 2,200 people...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/05/02/mus_79680.shtml
Music
Plan is key to festival success

...planning and public accountability are key in making a festival that is an asset for years to come, according to festival directors in three Southeastern cities. A conservative financial plan is crucial when starting a festival, organizers say...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/03/20/met_71595.shtml
Metro
Woody Allen among familiar faces at Cannes

...three different time periods. "We are delighted about the return of big names at the top of their art," said festival director Gilles Jacob. "It's not a question of showing all of an auteur's films, but about rifling through the chapters...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/05/11/mov_452840.shtml
Movies
Indie spirit lives on at Sundance despite festival's growth

...Watts? "As much as the press argues that Sundance has completely changed, it hasn't changed that much," said festival Director Geoffrey Gilmore. "It's still a place for discovery. It's a place for common ground among filmmakers and audiences...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/21/mov_440549.shtml
Movies
Watts, Linney, Clarkson lead Sundance dramatic lineup

...Jan. 20-30 in Park City, Utah. "The quality of the competitions is as strong as we've ever seen," said festival Director Geoffrey Gilmore. "The range of different kinds of work coming through this year is going to be surprising to a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/11/30/mov_435889.shtml
Movies
Surfers, ski town and Robert Redford star in Sundance fest

...The Clearing" at Sundance, worrying it might present a conflict of interest, said Geoffrey Gilmore, Sundance festival director. "What he did with 'The Clearing' was act in a small, low-budget film for the first time in many years...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/15/ent_401061.shtml
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...films range "from tragic love story to political psychodrama, from historical thriller to intimate family saga," festival director Dieter Kosslick said in a statement Monday. The entries guarantee "a versatile program, both in theme and style...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/12/03/ent_387842.shtml
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Entertainment briefs

...Aid to the festival had been threatened by state budget problems, but fund-raisers have helped close the gap, festival director Mary Miller said recently. This year's 16-day festival, which opens June 12, has a smaller budget - $3...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/04/29/ent_371071.shtml
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Across Georgia

...Blossom Festival parade. Lt. Richard Saracelli will be honored at the March 17 parade, part of the 20th anniversary of the festival. "We thought it was a pretty appropriate way to honor him," said Allen Freeman, the festival director.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/07/met_337175.shtml
Metro
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...until fall because of the high temperatures. A new date for the third annual festival should be chosen by Friday, festival director Joyce Brooks said. "It's always hot, and up to 90 degrees is OK," Ms. Brooks said. "But when it's 106...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/07/01/met_232250.shtml
Metro