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“Kick’n It with Bone Crusher” Fundraiser for Boys2Men Home & Sanctuary for Youth, Inc.

“Kick’n It with Bone Crusher” Fundraiser for Boys2Men Home & Sanctuary for Youth, Inc.

Atlanta, GA…The native Atlanta rapper, Bone Crusher, will be launching the first in the “Taking Back Our Future Series” of fundraisers for Boys2Men Home and Sanctuary for Youth. B2M is an organization dedicated to empowering young males by teaching positive and productive life skills during their journey to manhood. Bone Crusher is the guest speaker as well as the headlining performer of the event.

 

Wayne Hardnett Jr., or Bone Crusher as he is better known, grew up in Adamsville (southwest Atlanta). He worked odd jobs as a cook, a carpenter and a bodyguard for several artists until his job at Black Marketing Entertainment. Lil’ John introduced Hardnett to Jermaine Dupri and he was immediately put on his record label So So Def in 2003. His first album AttenCHUN! topped at number 11 on music charts with his hit single “Never Scared” featuring T.I. and Killer Mike.

People urged not to shop, work to protest Ga. law

People urged not to shop, work to protest Ga. law

ATLANTA (AP) -- As many parts of Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration take effect, a Latino community group is organizing "a day without immigrants" to protest the measure.

The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights is calling for a day of non-compliance, asking businesses to close and community members to stay home and not work or shop Friday.

Alan Conner, owner of Dakota Blue restaurant in Grant Park, said he thinks the law is unjust and planned to close for lunch Friday in solidarity.

But some urge caution. Jerry Gonzalez, executive director of the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials, says skipping work without authorization could cost people jobs in a tough economic climate.

Groups are also organizing a "march for justice" on Saturday at the state Capitol to protest the law.

(The Associated Press)

LOCAL PROFILE: R&B Scene in Atlanta

LOCAL PROFILE: R&B Scene in Atlanta

ATLANTA – Derived from popular genres of music like jazz, blues and gospel, rhythm and blues was born. Rhythm and Blues music, which is widely referred to as R&B, is unique in that it has the ability to take on many musical identities, at once. Some say the genre was first identified in Harlem, during the Harlem Renaissance, which is known as one of the most prominent cultural movements for African Americans during the 1930’s. However, others think the genre originated in the 1940’s when African Americans began moving to northern cities, creating cultural fusion.  

The music evolved from “race music”, which was an offensive term that referred to the music of African Americans, into jump blues which was known for having a swing boogie, big band sound.

BEST SPOTS: Skincare and Barberspas

BEST SPOTS: Skincare and Barberspas

ATLANTA – It’s the summer time, ‘tis the season for chic fits, light fabrics, mandals, murses and clean faces and we know you want to let it all hang out. However it’s more important for today’s modern fashionmister to have clean and healthy skin. From cleansers to exfoliants, shavers to straight ravors, shaving creams to soaps, moisturizers and sunscreen men have a wide range of product selections to maintain their signature smirk.

Of course, every guy has their own routine; some skip a day to stay smooth others use a hot towel and facial scrub, either way; they all work to achieve the same goal which is smooth skin.

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.

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.