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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.

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.