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Atlanta will Host the 42nd Annual Gospel Music Awards

Atlanta will Host the 42nd Annual Gospel Music Awards

Atlanta, GA--  As many know Atlanta is home to some amazing voices! It’s also commonly known as a city that hosts some of the musics biggest award shows, so it’s no wonder The Gospel Music Association (GMA) chose the historic Fox Theatreto hold the 42nd Annual GMA Dove Awards in Atlanta on April 20, 2011. GMC will air the awards show on Easter Sunday, April 24th at 8:00m. EST

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“Before They Die” Documentary Film Screening and Panel Discussion Hosted by Morehouse College

“Before They Die” Documentary Film Screening and  Panel Discussion Hosted by Morehouse College

Atlanta, GA--  This event centered on the documentary produced by the Tulsa Project, Inc.,  a 501(3)(c) non-profit company,  is about the historical section of Greenwood in Tulsa, Oklahoma also known as “Black Wall Street.”  

Reggie Turner, the documentary’s executive producer and longtime dedicated supporter of the survivors will be in attendance along with Dr. Charles J. Ogletree, Harvard Law School Professor, Bishop Otis Clark the oldest living survivor will be celebrating his 108th birthday, Bishop Barbara Lewis King Founding Minister of Hillside International Chapel and Truth Center and others.

The UniverSoul Circus Arrives at Turner Field on February 10th

The UniverSoul Circus Arrives at Turner Field on February 10th

Atlanta, GA--  (Submitted by Hank Ernest) 

The UniverSoul Circus line up for 2011 will flat out blow you away. New acts include, The Mighty Shaolin Warriors, showcasing wicked combinations of Kung fu mastery and untold feats of brute strength. The beautiful and enchanting Rahel of Ethiopia will twist and turn her way into our hearts with a cutting edge presentation of contortion we like to call Pretty Girl Rocks. If that’s not enough we traveled all the way to Dalian, China to unearth Modern Biker Girls, a group of amazing young ladies who will put any extreme biker to shame with their amazing two-wheel, non-motorized, dexterity.

“We are a circus with a rhythm and beat all our own,” said UniverSoul Circus Founder and CEO Cedric Walker. “We will always produce a show filled with soul and hip hop music, and we will always feature only the most dynamic performers from around the world. It doesn’t matter if you’re an urbanite or a suburbanite, old school or new school, generation X or Y, pre-school, high school or grad school – I strongly believe everyone will find something to enjoy at our show.”

WHEN:           February 10-27, 2011

WHERE:         Turner Field Green Parking Lot  755 Hank Aaron Drive, Atlanta, GA 30315

Got Ink? An Interview With Songwriter and Two-Time Grammy Nominee Cri$tyle

Got Ink? An Interview With Songwriter and Two-Time Grammy Nominee Cri$tyle

New year, new segment. As part of our commitment to always bring you stories, articles, and inspirational thoughts that help you lead a happy and positive life, we will occasionally be posting interviews from people who have persevered in the face of adversity and lead extraordinary lives. Today's interview is about Cristyle Johnson.

Cristyle Johnson or sometimes credited as Cri$tyle is an amazing female producer, artist, and songwriter signed with So So Def/EMI Music. She was born and raised in Decatur , Georgia and wrote her first song at the age of ten. Cristyle received  this year two 2011 Grammy nominations for  Rihanna's "Only Girl"( Best dance record) and Monica's "Love All Over Me" (Best RnB album). Both records were #1 on the charts in 2010. In addition to writing those songs, she also has written #1 records on Mariah Carey and Natasha Bedingfield!  As if that isn't enough, she's written songs for Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez , Brandy, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J Blige and many more.

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Holocaust Survivors Offer Message of Hope at the Norcross Welcome Center and History Museum

Holocaust Survivors Offer Message of Hope at the Norcross Welcome Center and History Museum

Norcross, GA--  (submitted by Tixie Fowler)

The Norcross Welcome Center & History Museum will have “Parallel Journeys” on exhibit through February 26th. The exhibit is considered appropriate for middle-school children ages 11 or 12 and older (content maybe considered “too much” for younger children). Regular center hours are 8a.m. – 5p.m. Monday through Friday.

The message behind the current exhibit at the Norcross Welcome Center & History Museum is one meant for the world. The exhibit is called “Parallel Journeys” and recounts the lives of dozens of teenagers--not all of them heroic--who were witnesses, participants, and often victims of World War II and the Holocaust.  While its stories and visuals are specific to that time and place, its significance transcends time, conveying an urgent and relevant point to young people of today.

"Full Court Fest,” the Atlanta Hawks Foundation’s annual fundraiser returns on Sunday at Ventanas

"Full Court Fest,” the Atlanta Hawks Foundation’s annual fundraiser returns on Sunday at Ventanas

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by Hawks PR)

“Full Court Fest,” the Atlanta Hawks Foundation’s annual fundraiser returns on Sunday, January 30 and promises to be another exciting night of fun, food and entertainment, all in the name of charity.  

The event, which benefits the Hawks Foundation and its numerous philanthropic endeavors, is set to begin at 6 p.m. at Ventanas (rooftop of the Park Pavilion Building in downtown Atlanta).  Tickets for this fun-filled evening cost $125 and guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

GSU's Rialto Theatre Presents the Sounds and Dances of Bahia, Brazil

GSU's Rialto Theatre Presents the Sounds and Dances of Bahia, Brazil

Atlanta, GA-- (submitted by The Rialto) 

Georgia State University’s Rialto Center for the Arts continues its 2010-2011 season with Balé Folclórico da Bahia on Friday, February 18th and Saturday, February 19th at 8pm. This thirty-eight member troupe of dancers, musicians, and singers is the premier professional folk dance company in Brazil. 

Influences of the "Bahian" folkloric dances of African origin combined with slave dances, capoeira (a form of martial arts), samba, and those that celebrate Carnival, Balé Folclórico da Bahia continues to reflect its traditional, special origins. 

The Brazilian troupe is based in Salvador in the northern state of Bahia.