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"Celebrate" from the film Sparkle featuring Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston debuts online today!

"Celebrate" from the film Sparkle featuring Jordin Sparks and Whitney Houston debuts online today!

The video for Celebrate – from the motion picture SPARKLE featuring Jordin Sparks

Atlanta Opera High School Opera Institute to give concert

Atlanta Opera High School Opera Institute to give concert

ATLANTA -- The 11 talented local students who participated in this year's Atlanta Opera High School Opera Institute will give a special concert next month.

The institute, which is one of only a few programs of its kind in the U.S., puts high school students through a rigorous audition process and offers eight months of workshops, vocal coaching and other courses for young people who are interested in pursuing music careers.

In the three years the Atlanta Opera has offered the program, 11 of its graduates have gone on to study music at universities and conservatories across the country.

Spice Market Announces “Artful Thursdays” and “Après Art” Packages

Spice Market Announces “Artful Thursdays” and “Après Art” Packages

Spice Market, located inside the W Atlanta-Midtown, is rolling out two new promotions with the High Museum of Art in Midtown beginning the week of April 16 in order to encourage guests to support the arts and to offer a convenient and free parking option for museum-goers.

The restaurant’s Artful Thursdays will take place every Thursday evening beginning at 5 p.m. and includes the following:

·         Complimentary valet at the W Atlanta-Midtown (guests most present their High Museum ticket and their Spice Market receipt upon leaving to receive valet services free of charge)

·         Half-priced tickets to the High Museum of Art, which can be purchased at the Museum. The Museum is open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

'High School Musical' coming to Mable House Amphitheatre

'High School Musical' coming to Mable House Amphitheatre

 

MABLETON --  The Theatre Project production of Disney's "High School Musical: On Stage" will be held at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre April 20-22.

The show will run 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5 and children 12 and younger are free. VIP tables that seat four are available for $30.

Tickets may be purchased at Mable House Arts Center, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton, or at the gate the day of the performance. This production is sponsored by the South Cobb Arts Alliance and Cobb Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department. 

'High School Musical' coming to Mable House Amphitheatre

'High School Musical' coming to Mable House Amphitheatre

 

MABLETON --  The Theatre Project production of Disney's "High School Musical: On Stage" will be held at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre April 20-22.

The show will run 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $5 and children 12 and younger are free. VIP tables that seat four are available for $30.

Tickets may be purchased at Mable House Arts Center, 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton, or at the gate the day of the performance. This production is sponsored by the South Cobb Arts Alliance and Cobb Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department. 

Billy Elliot The Musical at The Fabulous Fox Theatre

Billy Elliot The Musical at The Fabulous Fox Theatre

Based on the international smash-hit film and featuring music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, choreography by Peter Darling and direction by Stephen Daldry, “Billy Elliot the Musical” has earned critical acclaim on Broadway including 10 Tony Awards.

“Billy Elliot the Musical” is the joyous celebration of one boy’s journey to make his dreams come true. Set in a small town, the story follows Billy as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, discovering a surprising talent that inspires his family and his whole community and changes his life forever.

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Internationally-renowned West African Drummer Leads Atlanta Workshop Friday & Saturday

Internationally-renowned West African Drummer Leads Atlanta Workshop Friday & Saturday

Braimah’s master classes cost as little as $5 dollars and are part of the ‘DanceAfrica Atlanta Class Series’ produced by GIWAYEN MATA, Atlanta’s all-female dance, percussion and vocal ensemble.

Feb 15, 2011 (Atlanta, GA) – This weekend in Atlanta, Black History Month anticipates the teachings of a world-renowned drum master. Ghana-born djembe and dunun master drummer Weedie Braimah will teach a drum workshop at BNM Studio located 409 Mead Road Decatur, GA 30030.  Joined by New Orleans native  and dancer, Christan Carter, expect to learn how the dance movements correspond with high-energy West Africa drumming techniques.