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LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

ATLANTA – According to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, “country music is a perennial Southern favorite in Atlanta and it won’t disappoint”. The music, which has its roots in the south, is known as a blend of, both, traditional and popular music. The country music genre gained widespread popularity around the mid-1900’s as music known as “hillbilly” or old-time music began to decline. Hillbilly music was a genre of music native to the people of the Ozarks. The music was usually played on acoustic instrument like a guitar or a banjo.

Over the years, old-time music changed however most of the lyrical content and instrumentation stayed the same. As it evolved, the arrangement of instruments grew to include the electronic keyboard, drums, the bass, fiddle and the harmonica.

Are you a filmmaker? Submit your films to the newest Atlanta film festival, Bronzelens

Are you a filmmaker? Submit your films to the newest Atlanta film festival, Bronzelens

Atlanta, GA --  Now in its second year, the BronzeLens Film Festival will take place November 10-13, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  Calls for Entries are now open for submission in all categories which include:

-Narrative Fiction

-Shorts

-Documentaries

-Music Videos

 

The official deadline for film submission is June 30, 2011.  Late submissions must be received by July 31, 2011

To submit a film to the 2011 BronzeLens Film Festival, please visit www.bronzelens.com  which also features submission procedures and rules, fees and eligibility information.  All fees and DVD copies must be postmarked no later than deadline date to be considered. 

FULTON CO.: India Arie opens new amphitheater with free concert

FULTON CO.: India Arie opens new amphitheater with free concert

ATLANTA -- India Arie helped open Fulton County's new Wolf Creek Amphitheater Saturday night.

Fulton County provided tickets to county residents for free. Demand was so high, they were out of tickets after only three days.

Jean Carne, TC Carson and Chanda McKnight opened the show for Arie.

The $6 million venue in College Park can hold about 5,400 people. Concert-goers are allowed to bring their own coolers to shows.

For more information about Wolf Creek ampitheatre, call 404-613-WOLF (9653) or visit their website at www.wolfcreekamphitheater.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Family matters: Airport artwork highlights family roots

Family matters: Airport artwork highlights family roots

ATLANTA -- In a new exhibit at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, family photographs capture the love and hope shared by artist Lesley Ann Price's German and South African ancestors.

The exhibit, "Liebe Papa," is an art project inspired by mementos, postcards and documents collected by Price's late father, Henry Lesser.

Lesser was born in Berlin and migrated to South Africa at the age of 13 -- before Adolf Hitler began confiscating the businesses and belongings of German Jews. From his new country, Lesser began writing postcards home, many of which belong in "Liebe Papa . . ." [Dear Papa].

"Here we see the story of one family's journey," said Katherine Dirga, Airport Art Program manager.

Free concert will celebrate opening of Wolf Creek Amphitheater

Free concert will celebrate opening of Wolf Creek Amphitheater

UPDATE: Response to the Wolf Creek Music Festival has been overwhelming, and as of Friday, May 27, all available tickets have been given away.

Residents are encouraged to check the Fulton County website regularly for future concerts and events at the Wolf Creek Amphitheater.

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- Everyone in Fulton County is invited to a free concert to celebrate the opening of the new Wolf Creek Amphitheater (3025 Merk Road, College Park, 30349) on Saturday, June 4.

The headliner at the first annual Wolf Creek Music Festival is world-famous singer, songwriter and poet India Arie.

Doors to the amphitheater will open at 5 p.m, with the concert scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.

The concert is only open to residents of Fulton County.

An Atlanta's Music icon called Don Juan R. Ramírez-Hernández

An Atlanta's Music icon called Don Juan R. Ramírez-Hernández

Mexican Music composer Juan R. Ramírez-Hernández is an icon in the classical music and especially in Atlanta where he is a  violinist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, founder of the Atlanta Virtuosi Foundation, Inc. and the Buckhead Youth Orchestra, and conductor of the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra, began his study of music in Mexico. At age 14, he began studying with Henryk Szeryng, and continued as Szeryng became his principal mentor in Mexico, the U.S. and Europe.

LOCAL PROFILE: The LGBT Community in Atlanta

LOCAL PROFILE: The LGBT Community in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- According to The Advocate, the U.S. based national gay and lesbian newsmagazine, Atlanta holds the title of “America’s gayest city” and Gay Atlanta, a subsidiary of the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau says that Atlanta is the “epicenter of the LGBT South” but according to Phillip Rafshoon of Outwrite Bookstore, Atlanta is just a “progressive city in a conservative state, that’s in a conservative region of the United States. The city serves as a place where people from small, southern towns can come to be who they want to be” which is why the LGBT community loves to call this city, home.

In the nook that is Tenth Street and Piedmont Road, Outwrite Bookstore has been a staple in the Atlanta LGBT community for about 18 years.