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Briefs: WFWA offers 'Downton Abbey' new season sneak peak

Downton Abbey begins Jan. 5. (By The Associated Press)
Downton Abbey begins Jan. 5. (By The Associated Press)
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Thursday, December 12, 2013 12:01 am
Local public television station WFWA, PBS39, will present a free sneak preview of the new season of hit British drama “Downton Abbey” at 7 p.m. Dec. 29 at the Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.The preview will include the first hour of the first episode of Season 4 of the series, which centers around a British country estate and the upper-crust family and their staff who live there. Season 4 shows begin Jan. 5 on PBS.

In conjunction with the preview, WFWA also will hold a Premiere Tea Party at 4 p.m. in the adjacent Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. The fundraising event for the TV station will be set up as if for a traditional British high tea.

People who want to dress in 1920s garb for the tea party or sneak preview are encouraged to do so. Admission to the tea party is $100 per ticket, which also includes preferred seating for the “Downton” sneak preview at the Embassy Theatre. Premiere Tea Party tickets are available by contacting WFWA's Kelly Hardesty at kellyhardesty@ wfwa.org or at 471-5363.Local music group Fernando Tarango and the Wickersham Bros. recently issued a five-song, limited-release CD, “Indiana.” You can buy the CD for $12 or download a digital version for $7. For more information or to order, go to http://fernandotarango.com.

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