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Live Music and Performances On Stage for Midtown Festival of the Arts Sept. 25-26

ATLANTA – Live music is a centerpiece of the Midtown Festival of the Arts. The inaugural event taking place Sept. 25 and 26 features three outdoor stages and performances at a beautiful and historic Midtown neighborhood church.

                Headline bands include Raleigh’s popular “jangle-pop outfit” The Connells in a rare performance on the Main Stage Saturday evening, with first-of-their-genre ’80s tribute band The Breakfast Club set to rock the Festival’s Main Stage on Sunday evening.

FLUX 2010 Art Event

FLUX is a one-night public art celebration presented by Flux Projects in the streets and empty spaces of the Castleberry Hill Art District. The event includes large and small-scale projections, performance, dance, music, light installations, and other forms of multi-media projects and public interactions.

This year’s event will takes place tonight, Friday, October 1, from 8 p.m. until 2 a.m. The evening is free and open to the public. Additional information on everything from projects to parking will be posted early September.  To receive updates on this and other Flux Projects happenings, please sign our mailing list at www.fluxprojects.org.

It will be a night of art & arm wrestling, performance, outdoor films, escaped zebras, parades, projections, and experimentation!

Mayor Kasim Reed Announced the Opening of 3 Cultural Centers and AfterSchool Programs

Atlanta, GA--  Mayor Kasim Reed recently kicked off the reopening of the city’s closed three cultural centers.  Joined by Atlanta City Council members, Department of Parks Commissioner George Dusenbury and others, Mayor Reed shared his vision in transforming all 33 of the city’s recreation centers into “Centers of Hope.”

Trey Songs Announces Partnership with Target

ATLANTA, GA – Last night, Target hosted a private rooftop event for Grammy nominated, R&B crooner Trey Songz, in celebration of the release of his fourth studio album “Passion, Pain and Pleasure”.

During the party, Trey Songz announced his partnership with Target and that Target would be the exclusive retailer of the deluxe version of his album. The deluxe edition includes: four additional live tracks and thirty minutes of video footage.

TI Performs at 19th Annual "For Sisters Only" Event

Atlanta, GA--  This past weekend saw the 19th annual For Sisters Only event held at Georgia World Congress Center. Celebrity performances included Fantasia, Keri Hilson, Eric Benet, El Debarge, Jazmine Sullivan, and TI.

TI did not enter the media press room and did not answer questions posed to him regarding his latest parole violation. While on stage he offered his thanks to his fans that continue to support him and promises to win back the support from those that have left him.

NBCAHOF Hall of Fame Weekend

The National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation will celebrate its 25th Anniversary during their Annual Hall of Fame Weekend; beginning Thursday, September 23rd and ending Sunday, September 26th.

The Hall of Fame Foundation is a “partner to help ensure the stability, strength and excellence of our nation’s Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and assembles alumni, students, administrators, corporate leaders, celebrities and dignitaries for a weekend of events that include workshops and panel discussions surrounding trends and issues that impact HBCUs and/or predominately Black colleges and universities, as well as the community at large”.

The 25th Annual Hall of Fame Weekend celebration features numerous events for the entire family, including its signature Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Friday, September 24, 2010 at The Hyatt Regency Atlanta, hosted by Mrs. April Woodard of Inside Edition.

2nd Friday's Art Stroll on Castleberry Hill Sept. 10th 7pm-10pm

Atlanta, GA-- Atlanta is quickly becoming the next great place for art and no area is more alive with the arts than Castleberry Hill, Atlanta’s historic arts district.

Come stroll through Castleberry Hill during the next installment of the 2nd Friday ArtStroll, the Best Art Stroll in Atlanta! Visit fascinating and diverse galleries and get a taste of what Atlanta has to offer. Neighborhood businesses and restaurants will be open and welcoming you to our little corner of Atlanta! Come have some dinner, buy some art and find your new loft or condo!

Visit the Castleberry Hill Neighborhood Association website to find out more about the neighborhood, local businesses,events, and event sponsorship!