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Author to lecture on Stonewall Jackson

Author to lecture on Stonewall Jackson

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta History Center will host a talk by bestselling author S. C. Gwynne later this month.

Gwynne's latest book, Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson, tells the story of "one of our country's greatest military figures."

He will speak on Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. as part of the Atlanta History Center's Livingston Lectures series.

Rebel Yell tells of Jackon's rise from unpopular physics professor to Confederate general whose knowledge of warfare struck fear in the hearts of Union leaders. Many consider Jackson the greatest Southern hero of the Civil War, after Robert E. Lee. He is one of three notable Confederates featured on the Stone Mountain carving.

Gwynne was named a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critic's Circle Award for his first historical work, Empire of the Summer Moon, about Quanah Parker and the Comanche tribe.

Ga. Boy Choir holding auditions

Ga. Boy Choir holding auditions

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Boy Choir will hold auditions next month.

The choir is looking for new members in kindergarten through 4th grade. No musical experience is required.

Auditions will be held Sept. 6 and 13 at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Buckhead.

Visit georgiaboychoir.org for more information and to submit an audition application.

Win tickets for Sister Hazel charity concert

Win tickets for Sister Hazel charity concert

ATLANTA -- Sister Hazel will perform to benefit the Sarah Jones Scholarship Fund and the Dare 2 Make a Change organization.

Sarah Jones was an aspiring filmmaker and crew member who tragically lost her life this past February while on a movie set due to unsafe working conditions.

The scholarship fund created in her name will enable future aspiring filmmakers to receive the necessary education needed to fulfill their dreams.

The Dare 2 Make a Change organization seeks to establish campuses in developing countries that will provide shelter, education, medical attention and, most importantly, safe havens to otherwise destitute women and children.

The show will be Friday, Aug. 22 at the Buckhead Theatre. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

Next at Chastain: Temptations, Four Tops, Pat Benatar

Next at Chastain: Temptations, Four Tops, Pat Benatar

ATLANTA -- This year's Delta Classic Chastain concert series will continue with two big shows this weekend.

The Temptations & The Four Tops will return, as they do most seasons, on Friday, June 27. The show will start at 8 p.m. Tickets range in price from $29.50 for the lawn and rear terrace to $297 for a terrace table that seats six.

On Saturday, June 28, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo + Rick Springfield will perform with special guest William Beckett at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $30.50 for lawn seats and go up to $297 for a terrace table.

Visit classicchastain.com for more information.

Chastain Park Amphitheater is located at 4469 Stella Drive.

Youth Ensemble of Atlanta to perform at Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex

Youth Ensemble of Atlanta to perform at Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Fulton County’s Dorothy C. Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex will host the Youth Ensemble of Atlanta (YEA) Tuesday, June 24 from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center to open June 19

Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center to open June 19

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Commissioner Emma I. Darnell, District 5, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners and Fulton County Arts and Culture, will celebrate the Grand Opening of the Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center (ACCC) on Thursday, June 19 at 10 a.m.

The grand opening celebration will kick off three days of activities organized to introduce the new facility to the community and increase awareness of the center, its programming and activities. 

The center is located at 3900 Aviation Circle, Atlanta on the grounds of Fulton County Airport – Brown Field.  It is designed as a community gathering place and will focus on the following types of programming:

Tri-Cities HS dominates Shuler Hensley Awards

Tri-Cities HS dominates Shuler Hensley Awards

(WXIA) -- The 2014 Georgia High School Musical Theater Awards, otherwise known as the Shuler Hensley Awards, were held Thursday night, with one Fulton County school scoring the majority of the honors.

Tri-Cities High School's production of Dreamgirls crushed the competition. It won a whopping 13 awards, including Best Musical, Best Director and all the acting prizes.

Milton High School's Legally Blonde won two awards, while Pebblebrook High School's Les Misérables and Wesleyan School's Into the Woods each took home one.

Six students also received special Shuler Scholarships at the ceremony, which took place at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

See this year's nominees. The winners are: