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Tri-Cities HS to hold magnet program open house

Tri-Cities HS to hold magnet program open house

EAST POINT, Ga. -- The Visual and Performing Arts Magnet Program at Tri-Cities High School will hold an open house this weekend.

The open house will be Saturday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Tri-Cities High's magnet program gives budding artists and performers the chance to study and train in their passions while earning their high school diplomas. Learn more at fultonschools.org.

The school is located at 2575 Harris Street in East Point.

Morgan Stanley sponsors Atlanta Mountainfilm on Tour Travelling Film Festival

ATLANTA -- Morgan Stanley is the presenting sponsor of the Mountainfilm on Tour ATL event, held on Sept. 6 and 7 at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta. Mountainfilm on Tour is a traveling showcase of inspiring, adventurous and humorous short films spotlighting the environment and outdoor activity. All screenings during the two-day event are curated from the 2013 Mountainfilm in Telluride Film Festival held earlier this year.

Gospel celebration at Wolf Creek Amphitheater

Gospel celebration at Wolf Creek Amphitheater

ATLANTA -- Elizabeth Baptist Church will present The Gathering, a gospel concert, at Wolf Creek Amphitheater next week.

The lineup includes some of the biggest names in gospel music, such as Tye Tribbett, Anita Wilson, Jonathan Nelson, William Murphy and "Sunday Best" winner Crystal Aikin.

The Gathering will be Saturday, June 8 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 for reserved seating, $20 for general seating and $10 for children.

Visit wolfcreekamphitheater.com for more information.

Wolf Creek Amphitheater is located at 3025 Merk Road SW in College Park.

2012 turnout strong for Fulton Co. Arts & Culture

2012 turnout strong for Fulton Co. Arts & Culture

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Department of Arts & Culture announced on Tuesday that South Fulton Arts Facilities are attracting a good number of visitors. 

In 2012, as reported by Jolene Butts Freeman of the Fulton Co. Government, South Fulton Arts Centers held over 550 activities and had a total turnout of around 38,000 people. Those activities included classes, summer camps, Art at Work, exhibits, festivals, lectures, screenings, workshops and productions. 

Over 18,000 visited the Southwest Arts Center Performance Theater & Gallery in 2012. A portion of that number came from attendance of "Mountaintop" - a presentation by Tony Award Winner Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company. The play averaged 222 people per show. 

Urban Youth Harp Ensemble to play Spring Concert Finale

Urban Youth Harp Ensemble to play Spring Concert Finale

ATLANTA -- The Urban Youth Harp Ensemble will hold their Spring Concert Finale on Thursday, May 16, and is inviting all residents to hear them play. 

The Southwest Arts Center is the venue of the concert, located at 915 New Hope Road. Showtime is set for 7:00 p.m. in the Performance Center. 

The Urban Youth Harp Ensemble is directed by Carolyn Lund, and is made up of 50 African American harpists. Those who attend the performance can enjoy light concert pieces and movie themes. It is free admission for the public. 

Gladys Knight to perform at Wolf Creek Amphitheater

Gladys Knight to perform at Wolf Creek Amphitheater

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- The Empress of Soul will perform a concert in south Fulton County later this year.

Gladys Knight, former lead singer of Gladys Knight and the Pips, will grace the stage of Wolf Creek Amphitheater on Friday, May 3.

Singer and songwriter Howard Hewett will be Knight's special guest for the concert. Jazz trumpeter "Milkshake" Mayfield is also scheduled to perform.

Tickets for the May 3 show are currently available and can be purchased at ticketalternative.com. They range in price from $45 for a lawn seat to $125 for a VIP table.

Wolf Creek Amphitheater is located at 3025 Merk Road. Learn more at wolfcreekamphitheater.com.

"Driving Miss Daisy" home on the market for $1.95 million

"Driving Miss Daisy" home on the market for $1.95 million

ATLANTA -- Twenty-three years ago, this month, Atlanta was the focus of the Academy Awards when "Driving Miss Daisy" won "Best Picture.

The film was written by Pulitzer prize winning Atlanta playwright Alfred Uhry who grew up in the Druid Hills area.

The story deals with the relationship between an elderly Jewish woman and her African-American chauffeur after World War II.

And as of today, the home from the movie, which forever linked Atlanta to Hollywood is, now, up for sale and it's going to the highest bidder.

To some, the home is as defining as Jessica Tandy & Morgan Freeman and as unforgettable as Alfred Uhry's words.

It's located at 922 Lullwater Road in the Druid Hills neighborhood.

Jeff Hullinger asked, the listing agent for Coldwell Banker Doris Robinson, "How did this home get selected for the movie?"