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Atlanta Police Department joins 'The First 48'

Atlanta Police Department joins 'The First 48'

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Police Department Homicide Unit will be featured on the new season of A&E documentary series "The First 48."

The television program follows detectives as they search for clues and interview witnesses in the first two days of a murder investigation. It has profiled police departments across the country, including DeKalb County.

"The First 48" crews filmed Atlanta's Homicide Unit members as they investigated and solved homicides throughout the city.

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Atlanta students to attend special 'Selma' screening

Atlanta students to attend special 'Selma' screening

ATLANTA -- A select group of Atlanta Public Schools students will attend a special screening of the film Selma Wednesday.

The 350 young people will also participate in a question and answer session with two Selma actors, executive producer Paul Garnes and Atlanta Public Schools superintendent Meria Carstarphen, a Selma, Ala., native, among others.

Students from Booker T. Washington High School, Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy and Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School will watch the movie at Landmark Midtown Arts Cinema in Atlanta.

Atlanta Public Schools said the film's educational outreach includes a curriculum guide with 11 lesson plans that meet Common Core State Standards. The lessons are appropriate for children in grades 6-12.

Super Kids Save the World at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Super Kids Save the World at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

The newest feature exhibit at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is soaring into town to give families the power to “go green!” Super Kids Save the World, an educational traveling exhibit designed with “green” materials and practices, will be featured in Atlanta February 7 through May 3 to teach children the importance of practicing eco-friendly habits in the community.

Super Kids Save the Word is sure to be a family favorite as our next featured exhibit,” said Jane Turner, executive director of The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. “It's the ordinary, day-to-day tasks that really make a difference when caring for the environment, and that is exactly what this exhibit demonstrates for both children and parents. Plus, the hands-on components, engaging activities and focus on pretend play directly align with our museum’s mission to spark imagination and inspire discovery for children.”

Snoop Dogg to perform at 2015 SweetWater 420 Festival

Snoop Dogg to perform at 2015 SweetWater 420 Festival

ATLANTA -- Snoop Dogg, 311 and Cage the Elephant are among the artists scheduled to perform at the 2015 SweetWater 420 Festival.

The three-day celebration of music, the environment and, of course, SweetWater beer will be held Apr. 17-19 at Centennial Olympic Park.

Other acts in the lineup include Thievery Corporation, Primus, Slightly Stoopid, moe., Gov't Mule and Beats Antique. The festival will have two main stages and a separate area to highlight up and coming artists.

Next year's 420 Fest will also feature its Planet 420 environmental village, live comedy acts, food trucks and a local artists market.

Discounted three-day general admission passes and VIP "Big Fish" passes are currently on sale at sweetwater420fest.com. Reduced pricing will be available until Jan. 6.

Children’s Museum of Atlanta announces December programming

Children’s Museum of Atlanta announces December programming

ATLANTA -- It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is celebrating with merry programming all month long! Families can look forward to a variety of interactive, hands-on learning opportunities featuring holidays around the world and more.

From decking the halls with festive crafts for December’s “Boxes and Bows” theme for the Outside the Box exhibit to learning about African American heritage and culture for Meet The Holidays: Kwanzaa, children can get into the spirit of the season through the power of play.\

Below is a schedule of exhibit information and special programming for December 2014.

 

Feature Exhibit: Outside the Box:

Available through January 25, 2015*

Rome Alexander debuts new single 'Bring Me Back'

Rome Alexander debuts new single 'Bring Me Back'

ATLANTA-- Rome Alexander's Atlanta Listening Session for "Bring Me Back" was held Thursday, Oct. 9 at The BQE Restaurant and Lounge.

Guests enjoyed signature dishes provided by the restaurant and a special toast sponsored by Voscato. Hosted by BET Music Director Buttahman, guests got a sneak peak of Rome Alexander's new singles as well as received signature Rome Alexander promotional items.

Rome Alexander's single is currently ranking high over several national and international charts as well as receiving recognition on several high-profile media outlets.

Darnell Senior Facility Artists Walk features creativity of participants and professionals

Darnell Senior Facility Artists Walk features creativity of participants and professionals

ATLANTA -- The Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility hosted its third annual Artists Walk on Thursday, Sept. 25, with dozens of citizens viewing the creativity of Darnell Facility participants and local artists.

The display, which was open Wednesday and Thursday featured personally designed greeting cards, paintings, jewelry, clothing, quilting and other forms of tapestry as well as creatively styled home goods. Those who believe that quilting is a fading art form would have been pleasantly surprised as dozens of colorful and meticulously designed quilts were on display. Participant creations were completed in Darnell Facility creative classes such as art, jewelry making and pottery.

For more information about classes offered at the Darnell Senior Multipurpose facility and Fulton County’s three other senior multipurpose facilities, call the Fulton County STARline at 404-613-6000.