Like a phoenix
The Georgia Theatre reopened on Aug. 1, two years after it was destroyed by fire and with $4.5 million in renovations. The reopening was celebrated with two weeks of steady performances that included shows by The Glands, a local indie band, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones and Drive-by Truckers. Though insurance covered little of the cost to rebuild and retrofit the 100-year-old building, a concerted fundraising effort drew in $250,000, much of it from performers with ties to the theater.
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