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Georgia Lottery Launches Search for Top Musical Acts

Atlanta, GA--  The Georgia Lottery is looking for the hottest music acts in Georgia. Your Hollywood dreams could come true with the Georgia Lottery’s All Access Music Search.

The All Access Music Search is open to all unsigned musical acts in Georgia in country, rock, pop/R&B, and hip-hop/rap. There will be one winner in each music genre.

Winners will receive a recording session at the Capitol Records Tower in Hollywood. Additionally, the top 12 acts will perform at a professional football halftime show.

Registration for audition slots is open through Oct. 27, 2010. Acts may have one to five members.

Auditions will be held in Atlanta, Columbus, Macon and Savannah starting Oct. 28, 2010.

For official rules and to register for an audition slot, visit www.galottery.com/musicsearch.

2 Atlantans Selected by the Rush Philantropic Art Foundation to Show their Work at Art Basel Miami

Atlanta, GA--  Last week was the end of a nearly 6 month process for a group of 20 Atlanta artists.  These artists were vying for just 2 open spots to show their artwork at the world famous Art Basel Miami under the banner of Russell and Danny Simmons' Art Foundation and the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series.

This summer, Russell and Danny Simmons’ organization, the RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation, launched the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series, a charity program created to discover the next big names in both urban photography and multi-media art. 

Russell Simmons, who founded RUSH Philanthropic in 1995 with his artist brother Danny Simmons, has long been dedicated to philanthropy, especially in the African American community.

Guide to Westside Arts District Art Walk, Saturday Oct. 16

The ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER (535 Means Street NW  will hold a Screening & Commentary for the work of William Kentridge: Anything is Possible. This event will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event is free to members and $3-$5 for non-members, kids under 12 are free. Other exhibitions include: Laura Poitras: O’ Say Can You See?, Steve Aishman and Jaimie Warren: Recent Photographs, Mia Feuer: The Bridge.The filmic and photographic works coincide with Atlanta Celebrates Photography month.

The GET THIS! GALLERY (662 11th St. NW) will host Artist Talk at noon. During the month of October, open 11am to 5pm. Get This! Gallery is pleased to present the group photography exhibition, Free People of Colour (and other Pictures), curated by Santiago Mostyn.

Cast of DREAMGIRLS supports the Boys and Girls Club Today and gets Help from Councilman Kwanzaa Hall

Atlanta, GA--  

*    Wednesday, October 13, 4-5 p.m. 

DREAMGIRLS cast members will host a special performance at Youth Art Connection, a Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta facility.  During the program, the cast members will perform two songs and answer questions from the students.  Atlanta City Councilmember (District 2), Kwanza Hall will also be on hand to recognize the students for their participation in a “What’s Your Dream?” essay contest and announce the winner.

WHO:  Atlanta Councilmember Kwanza Hall and DREAMGIRLS cast members

WHERE:  Youth Art Connection, 63 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30303


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Flux Projects presents Chance: Atlanta

Atlanta, GA--  Today at 12:15pm Flux Projects will be holding a special Art Walk at Woodruff Park, which depends solely on participants.

Chance: Atlanta is a walk performance by Robert Ladislas Derr.  Interested in viewers being more than quiet observers of his work, Derr asks pedestrians to roll a die to determine his cartography through the streets.  These rolls determine if he proceeds forward down a street, goes right, left, back, spins, or stands in place.  Derr began this ongoing project in late 2005 and has completed it in cities throughout the world. 

Adding to the spectacle of the street, Derr dresses in a mirrored suit and wears four video cameras that capture the scenes from his front, back, and sides as he proceeds on his walk. The performance continues for approximately forty-five minutes—the average amount of time that it takes to complete all thirty commands.

Morehouse College to Host Award-winning Composer Peter Buffett

Atlanta, GA--  In a 90-minute performance, Emmy Award-winning composer, philanthropist and author, Peter Buffett will bring the message of his book to the stage. Life Is What You Make It delves into following one’s passions over conventions, transcending one’s circumstances or status, taking up the reins of one’s destiny, and living life to its fullest.

The concert will take place in the newly opened Ray Charles Performing Arts Center and Music Academic Building on the campus of Morehouse College on Monday, October 11 at 7:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

Lee Walton's Presents: Momentary Performances

Check out Momentary Performances, a concept created by popular Atlanta experiementalist, Lee Walton.

Momentary Performances is a series of 8 different choreographed performances that will take place in 8 different locations in Atlanta. Over the course of a month, each performance will occur 4 times. 

This project stems from Walton’s interest in the subtle, everyday actions of public life.  Through the simple of use of vinyl text installed in public space, everyday actions are formalized and made able to taking on a new life.  Through this amplification, intimate everyday occurrences become celebrated events and blur the line between real-life and theater.

These performances will run through October 31st. Check for daily schedule, below: