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FULTON CO.: India Arie opens new amphitheater with free concert

FULTON CO.: India Arie opens new amphitheater with free concert

ATLANTA -- India Arie helped open Fulton County's new Wolf Creek Amphitheater Saturday night.

Fulton County provided tickets to county residents for free. Demand was so high, they were out of tickets after only three days.

Jean Carne, TC Carson and Chanda McKnight opened the show for Arie.

The $6 million venue in College Park can hold about 5,400 people. Concert-goers are allowed to bring their own coolers to shows.

For more information about Wolf Creek ampitheatre, call 404-613-WOLF (9653) or visit their website at www.wolfcreekamphitheater.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local Photographer Oana Hogrefe Announces 2012 Childhood Calendar Model Search

Local Photographer Oana Hogrefe Announces 2012 Childhood Calendar Model Search

 

Local photographer Oana Hogrefe of Oana Hogrefe Photography, a boutique studio providing insightful and genuine portrait imagery of children, babies and families, announces a model search for the 2012 edition of the Childhood Calendar. 

Each year, Hogrefe donates her time and photography skills to create a calendar to benefit a local child-centric charity. Last year’s Childhood Calendar raised $5,630 for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. This year’s beneficiary is Jack and Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation (JAJF), an organization that provides unique retreats and memory books to families with a parent suffering from late stage cancer.

The Childhood Calendar will feature 12 months of evocative, impactful images of children. This year’s theme is “Faces of childhood” and will focus on the beauty and expressivity of each child, the pure emotions shared by children everywhere.

50% off 1 week of Summer Art Camp at The Little House of Art in Brookhaven ($250 value)

50% off 1 week of Summer Art Camp at The Little House of Art in Brookhaven ($250 value)

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LOCAL PROFILE: The LGBT Community in Atlanta

LOCAL PROFILE: The LGBT Community in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- According to The Advocate, the U.S. based national gay and lesbian newsmagazine, Atlanta holds the title of “America’s gayest city” and Gay Atlanta, a subsidiary of the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau says that Atlanta is the “epicenter of the LGBT South” but according to Phillip Rafshoon of Outwrite Bookstore, Atlanta is just a “progressive city in a conservative state, that’s in a conservative region of the United States. The city serves as a place where people from small, southern towns can come to be who they want to be” which is why the LGBT community loves to call this city, home.

In the nook that is Tenth Street and Piedmont Road, Outwrite Bookstore has been a staple in the Atlanta LGBT community for about 18 years.

LOCAL PROFILE: Indie Film Scene

LOCAL PROFILE: Indie Film Scene

ATLANTA, Ga. – Atlanta has come to be known as the home of young professionals, performing arts professionals and indie artists. The city that was once a breeding ground for hip-hop trends has become a haven of the aesthetic arts and artists alike.   

Recently, while searching for this thriving indie artist scene in the city that is home to large-scale Tyler Perry Studios, I stumbled upon a “somewhat dormant” subculture lying low in the middle of town; it’s Atlanta’s Underground Art scene.

Just like movie buffs, members of world want to claim they were the first to see the most recent and popular cult indie films, films like “Reservoir Dogs” or “Requiem for a Dream”. Well, in Atlanta, artists can experience that excitement by visiting their local independent theatre. These theatres in most cases, have been around for 20 years, or more, are home to many of the most artistically gifted and innovative people in town.

Rick Ross, Travis Porter, Ace Hood and Sean Garrett took the stage at the Buckhead Theatre

Rick Ross, Travis Porter, Ace Hood and Sean Garrett took the stage at the Buckhead Theatre

BUCKHEAD --  Held on May 18, 2011, BMI's 14th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase featured Rick Ross, Sean Garrett, Travis Porter, Ace Hood and more.

The showcase was presented by Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the U.S. performing-rights organization that represents more than 475,000 songwriters,

We interviewed the top songwriter of the group and one of the top selling songwriters ever, Devyne Stephens.  SEE ALL THE PICS HERE.

WICKED - Broadway's Biggest Blockbuster to Return to Fox Theatre Beginning Wednesday, Sept 14

WICKED - Broadway's Biggest Blockbuster to Return to Fox Theatre Beginning Wednesday, Sept 14

ATLANTA – After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2006 and 2008, WICKED, Broadway’s biggest blockbuster, will return to Atlanta’s Fabulous Fox Theatre from September 14-October 9, as a special to the Broadway Across America – Atlanta 2011-12 season

Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Saturday, June 11 at 10 a.m. and will be exclusively available at the Fox Theatre Box Office (660 Peachtree Street NE) for a two hour priority sale. Beginning at 12 p.m., any remaining tickets will be available for purchase at Ticketmaster outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com/wicked, or by phone at 1-800-982-2787. There is an 8-ticket limit per patron.