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ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will hold an appreciation ceremony for more than 180 Atlanta-area music teachers Friday evening.

The teachers will be recognized at 7 p.m. by ASO president Stanley Romanstein. Afterward, the instructors will attend the evening's concert featuring the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov and Mussorgsky.

ASO cellist Joel Dallow will also receive a special award from Romanstein for his arts education advocacy work throughout Georgia.

Both the 8 p.m. concert and the preceding reception will take place at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Midtown.

 

Hip-Hop Day: music icons, Afrika Bambaataa, community spirit, FREE entertainment Oct 22 & 23

Hip-Hop Day: music icons, Afrika Bambaataa, community spirit, FREE entertainment Oct 22 & 23

Atlanta’s first Hip-Hop Day, a free two-day family festival, honoring Hip-Hop, its legacy and awareness of key community issues, is set to take place Sat. Oct. 22 & Sun. Oct. 23. at Woodruff Park, in the heart of downtown Atlanta.

The city-permitted festival, which has partnered with various groups including  S.C.L.C.; and several national and local artists, will be filled with activities, music, food, voter registration drives, live entertainment, and special performances.

Want to be a Fulton County principal for a day?

Want to be a Fulton County principal for a day?

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Think you've got what it takes to comfort a crying kindergartner? Manage the morning carpool?

The White House Visits Powertalk

The White House Visits Powertalk

It was an exciting day on Powertalk w/ Lorraine Jacques White today, as Valerie B. Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, stopped by to chat about the American Jobs Act and how it will impact and benefit African Americans.

As you know, the African American community is the one group that has been hardest hit by the economic crisis, and despite the fact that private sector jobs have been added over the past 19 months, still, too many Americans are without work. Valerie Jarrett had a few words to say that helped to clear up the issue and let the Powertalk audience know where we’ll go from here.

Click here to listen to her conversation with WAOK’s Lorraine Jacques White!

What are your thoughts on the state of the economy? Will President Obama be able to pull out a save for African Americans and the nation as a whole? #SoundOff

Huge 90th Birthday celebration for Dr. Joseph Lowery on Sunday, 10/9

Huge 90th Birthday celebration for Dr. Joseph Lowery on Sunday, 10/9
Joseph Lowery 90th Birthday Sunday, October/09/2011, 06:00 PM Venue: ATLANTA SYMPHONY HALL
 

Atlanta Symphony Hall
October 9, 2011 at 6:00pm
Reserved Seating

HIS WORDS-OUR GIFT


Dr. Panion will conduct the Atlanta Symphony in a performance of "Reverend Dr. Joseph E.

Bob Marley's son, Ky-mani, took part in the NBAF Fall Film Festival

Bob Marley's son, Ky-mani, took part in the NBAF Fall Film Festival

Atlanta – Grammy-nominated artist and son of the late Bob Marley, Ky-Mani Marley recently appeared at NBAF’s Fall Film Festival at the Southwest Arts Center. In an exclusive conversation with NBAF’s Director of Artistic Programming, Leatrice Ellzy, Marley shared his emotional account of viewing the film, Africa Unite: A Celebration of his father’s 60th Birthday during the festival and his life experience as one of the youngest Marley children.  In closing, NBAF fans cheered on Ellzy and Marley at the announcement of the two collaborating to co-curate the upcoming 2012 National Black Arts Festival this July.

To view post coverage of the conversation with Ky-Mani Marley and NBAF’s past Falling for Film Festival, please visit www.nbaf.org.

Georgia's First Lady to visit Fayetteville KinderCare

Georgia's First Lady to visit Fayetteville KinderCare

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- Two prominent Georgians will visit the Fayetteville KinderCare this week to see how the pre-K chain prepares its students for school.

First Lady Sandra Deal and Commissioner Casey Cagle will be at the daycare center on Tuesday, Oct. 4 in honor of Georgia Pre-K Week. Hosted by Voices for Georgia's Children, this celebration of pre-kindergarten programs aims to turn legislators' eyes to the nearly 4,000 classrooms serving thousands of children across the state.

Deal and Cagle will spend the morning in a classroom of four-year-olds, where they will observe activities, tour the center and speak to staff members about their students' school readiness.

The Fayetteville KinderCare is located at 5252 West Fayetteville Road in College Park.