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Black Gay Pride returns to Atlanta

Black Gay Pride returns to Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Black Gay Pride, the country's leading LGBTQ annual pride celebration, is gearing up for their annual celebration during the 2014 Labor Day holiday weekend.

The festival, which runs Aug. 28 through Sept. 1, will feature special guest performances from Faith Evans, Tamar Braxton and Sevyn Streeter. The Georgian Terrace and Loews Hotel in Downtown Atlanta are the official host hotels for pride weekend.

This year, the festival will honor Grammy Award-winning songstress Faith Evans. Evans will receive the 2014 Humanitarian Award and will perform live on the main stage.

The five-day holiday weekend will also feature the third annual Pure Heat Community Festival, which takes place on Sunday, Aug. 31 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Piedmont Park. The cultural event will highlight market and food vendors, live performances, entertainment, educational forums, prizes and giveaways, all of which bring together the spirit of community, pride and vision.

Win tickets to ONE Musicfest

Win tickets to ONE Musicfest

ATLANTA -- The fifth annual One Musicfest will take place Saturday, September 13, 2014, at Aaron's Amphitheater at Lakewood.

The 2014 full performance line up will include Kendrick Lamar, Nas, Jhene Aiko, Method Man, Redman, Amel Larrieux, Daley, Bilal, Alice Smith, Isaiah Rashad, Cody ChestnuTT, and will also feature the Soulection Sound Stage with Lakim, Andre Power, the Whooligan and the WERC DJs.

The festival experience will include three stages, a food truck and art village, activities and much more.

For more information visit www.ONEMusicfest.com.

In order to win, tweet: @TamaraFranklin I want those tickets! #OMF2014  or Instagram @WritingFrankly I want those tickets! #OMF2014 by Friday, August 15, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.

Giveaway courtesy of The Garner Circle PR.

Wolf Creek Amphitheater presents an evening of reggae and R&B fusion

Wolf Creek Amphitheater presents an evening of reggae and R&B fusion

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Spend your Sunday evening enjoying an evening of reggae and R&B fusion on Sunday, August 3 at the Wolf Creek Amphitheater.

The evening features reggae star Beres Hammond, The Manhattans, featuring Gerald Alston and Blue Lovett, and the reggae duo Chaka Demus & Pliers. The concert begins at 5 p.m., with concert gates opening at 3 p.m.

Wolf Creek is located at 3025 Merk Road SW in Atlanta.

Tickets for the concert are available through Ticket Alternative and costs are as follows:

• VIP Table seats are $90.00 in advance, $95 on the day of the show. 
• Reserved Rows A o F are $65 in advance, $70 dollars the day of the show
• Reserved Rows G to L are $55 in advance, $60 the day of the show
• General Admission lawn seats are $35 in advance, $40 dollars the day of the show

Online and phone ticket sales close at 3:00 p.m. the day of the show. Concert attendees must be 18 years or older.

Concert series continues at Wolf Creek Amphitheater

Concert series continues at Wolf Creek Amphitheater

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Wolf Creek Amphitheater continues the popular Affordable Old School Concert Series on Saturday, August 2 with Tank, Ginuwine, Chubb Rock, RL of Next and Case. The concert host will be comedian Ronnie Jordan.

The All White Party begins at 7 p.m., with concert gates opening at 5 p.m. Wolf Creek is located at 3025 Merk Road, SW in Atlanta.

Tickets for the concert are available through Ticket Alternative, and costs are as follows:

• VIP Table seats are $85.00 in advance, $90 on the day of the show. 
• Reserved Seats are $47, $52 on the day of the show
• General Admission lawn seats are $25 in advance, $30 dollars the day of the show

An Evening of Jazz in White

An Evening of Jazz in White

ATLANTA -- The Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility and the Friends of Darnell. Inc. will present an “An Evening of Jazz in White” on Saturday, July 19 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Seniors will enjoy a variety of Jazz music, light refreshments and fellowship. The event is a fundraiser for the Friends of Darnell Inc.

Ticket prices are $25 per person or $40 per couple. Everyone attending the event is asked to wear white. For more information, contact Terryl Sparkman, Facility Manager, at 404-613-8580

The Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility is located at 677 Fairburn Road, NW, Atlanta.

Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability including communications in an alternative format should contact the Disability Services Liaison in the Housing and Human Services Department at (404) 613-7944. To obtain Georgia Relay Access, citizens should dial 711.

Darnaa makes history in Seoul

Darnaa makes history in Seoul

ATLANTA -- Pop star Darnaa has been in Seoul, South Korea since May 22, collaborating with the country’s top KPop artists and producers on new music, performing at various events and, most importantly, offering her support and condolences to families affected by the recent ferry accident.

The culmination of Darnaa's trip will come as she records and releases a tribute song with Z.HERA in honor of those who died in the ferry tragedy, making her first African-American artist to ever release a song in South Korea.  

Best known for hit singles "Runaway," "Calling It Love," "We All Sleep Alone" and "The Moment,” Darnaa’s rise to stardom began on YouTube. In only a few months and without a major record label’s support, Darnaa’s videos were shared over 3 million times. As her fan base continued to grow, she quickly rose to #3 on ReverbNation’s National Indie Artist Ranking.

Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center to open June 19

Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center to open June 19

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Commissioner Emma I. Darnell, District 5, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners and Fulton County Arts and Culture, will celebrate the Grand Opening of the Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center (ACCC) on Thursday, June 19 at 10 a.m.

The grand opening celebration will kick off three days of activities organized to introduce the new facility to the community and increase awareness of the center, its programming and activities. 

The center is located at 3900 Aviation Circle, Atlanta on the grounds of Fulton County Airport – Brown Field.  It is designed as a community gathering place and will focus on the following types of programming: