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The Artist’s Inspiration: An artist lecture by Renée Stout, Feb. 16

ATLANTA -- Spelman College Museum of Fine Art will host an artist lecture with Renée Stout in conjunction with the new exhibition Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman, Sunday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. Stout will discuss the people, places, and things that influenced the works featured in the exhibition.

The African-derived folk beliefs of hoodoo and conjuring are explored in Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman. Featuring Stout’s multimedia works, the exhibition, on view through May 17, 2014, brings together painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, glassblowing, installation, and compelling storytelling.

Doodle 4 Google contest accepting entries

Doodle 4 Google contest accepting entries

(WXIA) -- It's back! The wildly popular Doodle 4 Google contest, which gives children the opportunity to create a Google Doodle, is now accepting entries.

Students in grades K-12 can enter the competition by drawing the Google logo with the theme, "If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place ..."

"So many of the world's greatest inventions started out as simple doodles -- just think of Leonardo da Vinci's drawings of flying machines long before airplanes were made. We hope students will think big and surprise us with their creative ideas, just like they've done in years past!" Google said in a release.

Google will choose one finalist from each state. Last year's Georgia winner was Christine Jeong, a 5th grader at Wilson Creek Elementary School in Johns Creek. Meet Christine and see her winning doodle.

AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest open

AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest open

ATLANTA -- Calling all artists: the AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest is now accepting entries.

Designers have until Friday, Feb. 28 to submit their works of art. All entries will be whittled down to five finalists, which will be unveiled on ajc.com/peachtree on Saturday, Mar. 15.

No one will see the winning design until race day, when it will adorn tens of thousands of finishers' T-shirts.

"The AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest is a great way to showcase the work of our local artists, and we are always impressed with the entries we receive," Atlanta Track Club interim executive director Sue Payne said in a statement.

Whoever wins the contest receives $1,000, while each of the four finalists gets $100.

Kelley Williams-Bolar set to film self-titled biopic

Kelley Williams-Bolar set to film self-titled biopic

ATLANTA -- The Kelley Williams-Bolar story became a topic of discussions amongst mothers who understood her desires of providing proper education for her daughters, celebrities such as Sean “Diddy” Combs who acknowledge the passion parents have to make a better life for their children and news outlet worldwide who understood the actions of this Ohio mother.

Kelley Williams-Bolar, known for being sent to jail on felony charges for sending her children to a school outside of her district, spoke with me about her story being portrayed on the big screen in a biopic. Gaining the attention of credible film producers, this mother’s story is comparable to well reviewed films such as Antoine Fischer.

HOLIDAY HAPPINESS BUBBLES OVER AT THE WORLD OF COCA-COLA THIS SEASON

HOLIDAY HAPPINESS BUBBLES OVER AT THE WORLD OF COCA-COLA THIS SEASON
Celebrations include a Reinvigorated Annual Pass and Holiday Exhibits, Recipes and Gift Ideas
 
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and the World of Coca-Cola is full of ways to celebrate. Starting today, the Atlanta attraction kicks off the holiday season with holiday decorations and additions to the visitor experience. On Dec. 2, the World of Coca-Cola also will re-launch its annual pass with new benefits.
               
“Coca-Cola has long been a part of the holidays, from the 1930s when the Company commissioned Haddon Sundblom to illustrate Santa Claus, to the ways we spread cheer during the season today,” said Russell Jacobs, general manager of retail and attractions for The Coca-Cola Company. “It’s only fitting that the home of happiness be a place where people can celebrate the season and its history.”

Sneak peek of Martin Scorsese’s 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

Sneak peek of Martin Scorsese’s 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

ATLANTA -- Money. Power. Women. Drugs. Temptations were for the taking and the threat of authority was irrelevant.

For Jordan and his wolf pack, modesty was quickly deemed overrated and more was never enough.

Revered filmmaker Martin Scorsese directs the story of New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio). From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late 80's. Excess success and affluence in his early 20's as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont warranted Belfort the title "The Wolf of Wall Street."

The Wolf of Wall Street opens Christmas Day.

Suzi Awards honor best local theater productions

Suzi Awards honor best local theater productions

ATLANTA -- Many of metro Atlanta's most talented performers, directors and theater crew members descended on DeKalb County Monday night for the 2013 Suzi Bass Awards.

Every year, the Suzis honor the best theater productions in the area. Awards are given in two areas -- plays and musicals.

THE SUZI AWARDS | Meet this year's nominees
THE SUZI AWARDS | Who won last year?

The Aurora Theatre's staging of Les Misérables was one of this year's big winners. It took home five Suzi Awards, including Outstanding Musical Production, Outstanding Director of a Musical and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical.