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Budding artist wins grand prize

Budding artist wins grand prize

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Eight-year-old Happy Leveson-Jones, a student at The Springmont School, has won a Grand Prize in Art in the 2013 River of Words Youth Environmental Poetry & Art Contest.

Sponsored by The Center for Environmental Literacy, the annual River of Words contest is the world's largest youth poetry and art competition. It celebrates both National Poetry Month and Earth Day.

Happy received an expense-paid trip to the awards presentation in San Francisco. Winning art and poetry will be published in the annual River of Words anthology, which is available from The Center for Environmental Literacy. Her artwork also will be exhibited at the Saint Mary's Library in Moraga, Calif., and at the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose.

Atlanta Opera presents 'The Italian Girl in Algiers'

Atlanta Opera presents 'The Italian Girl in Algiers'

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Opera will close its 2012-13 season with Gioachino Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers.

The opera opens this Saturday, Apr. 27.

It follows the story of an Italian woman kidnapped by an Algerian ruler who wants to add her to his harem. But he isn't expecting his new "wife" to turn the tables and rescue the man of her dreams. It is sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage.

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Tickets for The Italian Girl in Algiers range in price from $24 to $131, plus fees. All performances will be held at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center.

Learn more and buy tickets at atlantaopera.org.

DESIGN ADAC events announced

DESIGN ADAC events announced

ATLANTA – ADAC (Atlanta Decorative Arts Center) is pleased to host this year’s most anticipated series of signature events and panel discussions for designers and design enthusiasts from May 6 through May 10. DESIGN ADAC, co-sponsored by VERANDA magazine, is a five-day series of interior design, lifestyle and entertaining events that will introduce guests to new trends and design secrets while providing first-hand experiences with presentations and seminars by industry experts.

Atlanta Symphony Associates announces signature events for 2013 Decorators’ Show House & Gardens

Atlanta Symphony Associates announces signature events for 2013 Decorators’ Show House & Gardens

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Symphony Associates is pleased to announce a series of signature events as part of the 43rd Annual Decorators’ Show House & Gardens. In addition to touring the home, these events welcome all attendees to participate and indulge in tailored special presentations — including lectures, book signings, garden tours, wine tastings, and cooking demonstrations — that will take place at Tuffeau Estate in April and May.
 
The French-inspired home, designed by Atlanta’s well-known residential designer William T. Baker, will play host to these special events and provide firsthand experiences with a variety of keynote presenters. Events are complimentary with the purchase of a ticket to tour the home on the same day of the presentation. All proceeds will benefit the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and its education and community engagement programs.
 
 

Atlanta Symphony Associates announces designers for 2013 Decorators' Show House & Gardens

Atlanta Symphony Associates announces designers for 2013 Decorators' Show House & Gardens

ATLANTA - The 43rd annual Decorators’ Show House & Gardens at Tuffeau estate is pleased to welcome aboard its 2013 designers. This year, the notable talent will showcase their inventive design ideas while focusing on fresh techniques, creative trends and innovative process.  Open to the public from April 20 – May 12, 2013, Tuffeau is a French-inspired Show House nestled within a West Paces Ferry neighborhood.
 
“This year’s designers represent sophistication, quality and distinction,” said Natalie Miller, the 2013 Show House Chair. “With these qualities, attendees can look forward to an exquisite blend of modern and traditional styles.”
 
The 2013 Decorators’ Show House & Gardens designers are:

Fun with Mom on Mothers Day

Fun with Mom on Mothers Day
 
Atlanta, GA – May 11th - 12th, 2013 – In addition to many Atlanta restaurants giving discounts, deals, and even free meals for Mother's Day, wouldn't you like to take your mother out to enjoy family events in Atlanta? Local businesses are highly encouraged to advertise and special offers are being made available and affordable to advertise on the CleanFreeFun website as well.

Author to hold book signing at Caribou Coffee

Author to hold book signing at Caribou Coffee

ATLANTA -- A Mableton author will hold a book signing at a local coffeeshop next weekend.

Wayne E. Beyea is the author of The Treasure of Valcour Island. He will sign copies of the book Saturday, Apr. 20 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Caribou Coffee on Northside Parkway in Buckhead.

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According to Beyea's publisher, Tate Publishing:

It was difficult to hide a body 30 feet long, 2 to 4 feet thick, and weighing nearly 6,000 pounds, but he knew every inch of the half-mile long, pitch-black cavern ... he stretched his massive, dark body against the cool stone wall and tried to blend into the dissipating darkness near the far end of the cavern.