Join GPB at the historic Douglass Theatre for a special live recording of On Second Thought exploring the music and culture of Macon! The evening will feature performances by students from the DREAM Academy Charter School, discussion with representatives from the Otis Redding Foundation, and the OST Breakroom. Musician Cedric Burnside will perform as house band throughout the evening. Immediately following the show, join Celeste Headlee and the entire OST crew for a complimentary dessert reception.
THE VIETNAM WAR an immersive ten part, eighteen hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and misunderstood events in American history. The series features testimony of nearly 100 eye-witnesses, including “ordinary” Americans who fought in the conflict and those who fought against it, and “ordinary” Vietnamese soldiers and civilians from the North and the South. In recalling for the camera what they saw and felt and did half a century ago, these men and women reveal the human dimensions of the searing tragedy that tore America apart, unified Vietnam under communist rule, and cost the lives of 58,000 Americans and as many as three million Vietnamese.
Join us for a preview of selected footage from the series and a panel discussion moderated by Col (R) Carlton Savory and Col (R) Ralph Puckett.
6PM Complimentary reception hosted by Hughston
7:30PM Panel discussion
GPB and the City of Johns Creek are pleased to partner for a free community sneak peek of this new documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick at the Mark Burkhalter Ampitheater in Newtown Park. Attendees will see selected footage from the 10-part, 18-hour documentary, featuring rarely seen and digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th Century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, and secret audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations. THE VIETNAM WAR features more than 100 iconic musical recordings from greatest artists of the era and haunting original music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as the Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma.
This event is free and open to the public. No reservation required. The Mark Burkhalter Ampitheater is located inside Newtown Park, near the intersection of Haynes Bridge Road and Old Alabama Road. The physical address is 3150 Old Alabama Road Johns Creek, GA 30022. Free parking is located inside Newtown Park. Parking is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. We encourage you to carpool or walk to the park if you are able to do so.