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KSU Hosts Fourth Annual Star Spangled Spectacular

Fireworks and an outdoor concert and fun with family and friends is totally free as KSU's College of the Arts kicks off the Starlight Summer Concert series on Monday, June 26.

Fireworks and an outdoor concert and fun with family and friends are totally free as Kennesaw State’s College of the Arts kicks off the Starlight Summer Concert series on Monday, June 26, 2011. The Green at the center of campus will open at 6:30 p.m. with the concert scheduled to start at 8 p.m.

Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets filled to the brim as you enjoy the music provided by KSU musical theater ensemble students. A rousing rendition of the poem “Casey at the Bat” with narration by Harrison Long, an Assistant Professor of Theatre, Performance Studies and Dance, will surely delight the baseball fans in your family.

The Georgia Symphony Orchestra (formerly known as the Cobb Symphony) will delight the audience with music that includes patriotic numbers and familiar music from film and theater classics guaranteed to put your toes in the mood to tap.

David Daly, the director of the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center is the coordinator of this terrific yearly event for the community.

"The evening," Daly explains, "finishes with a bang as the orchestra plays favorite Sousa marches to accompany the fireworks display."

Janet and Bryan McGovern from Canton came to watch the fireworks for the first time last year. They brought their son, Padraig, who just finished Kindergarten.

“It was a fun and family-friendly evening for us. Padraig loved the fireworks show,” Janet said. “We plan on attending future concerts at KSU."

Free parking is available in the East Deck, located near the intersection of Frey and Chastain Roads. For more information about this event, please call the College of the Arts Box office at 770-423-6650.

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