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Summer free concert series gets under way at the Mable House Amphitheatre

Summer free concert series gets under way at the Mable House Amphitheatre

Mableton, Ga --  South Cobb Arts Alliance is sponsoring the Summer Candlelite Concert Series at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre.

The scheduled performances are: Delta Moon, Saturday, June 18; Roxie Watson Saturday, Aug. 20; Kayla Taylor Jazz, Saturday, Sept. 10; and Blair Crimmins and the Hookers, Saturday, Oct. 15. Gates open at 7 p.m. and the shows start at 8 p.m.

Parking and general admission are free to all performances.

Attendees may bring their own food and beverages, and concessions will be open. Tables that seat four are available for $50 for a single concert of $225 for the entire season.

To reserve a table, call 770-819-3285. Mable House is located at 5239 Floyd Road, Mableton. For more information, visit mablehouse.org.

50% off 1 week of Summer Art Camp at The Little House of Art in Brookhaven ($250 value)

50% off 1 week of Summer Art Camp at The Little House of Art in Brookhaven ($250 value)

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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.

LOCAL PROFILE: Indie Film Scene

LOCAL PROFILE: Indie Film Scene

ATLANTA, Ga. – Atlanta has come to be known as the home of young professionals, performing arts professionals and indie artists. The city that was once a breeding ground for hip-hop trends has become a haven of the aesthetic arts and artists alike.   

Recently, while searching for this thriving indie artist scene in the city that is home to large-scale Tyler Perry Studios, I stumbled upon a “somewhat dormant” subculture lying low in the middle of town; it’s Atlanta’s Underground Art scene.

Just like movie buffs, members of world want to claim they were the first to see the most recent and popular cult indie films, films like “Reservoir Dogs” or “Requiem for a Dream”. Well, in Atlanta, artists can experience that excitement by visiting their local independent theatre. These theatres in most cases, have been around for 20 years, or more, are home to many of the most artistically gifted and innovative people in town.

High School Opera Institute to hold spring concert

High School Opera Institute to hold spring concert

ATLANTA -- Graduates of the Atlanta Opera's High School Opera Institute are getting ready to show off their amazing talent.

The students will perform arias and small ensemble pieces from some of opera's greatest works in a free spring concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 5 at Morningside Presbyterian Church (1411 North Morningside Drive NE, Atlanta, 30306).

The High School Opera Institute (HSOI) is a training program for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors who are interested in pursuing careers in music.

Participants in the eight-month program attend monthly workshops and vocal coachings on topics that include preparing and auditioning for a role, selecting a music school, characterization, diction and vocal technique.

LOCAL PROFILE: West Georgia Regional Summer Reading Program

LOCAL PROFILE: West Georgia Regional Summer Reading Program

CARROLLTON, Ga. – Although, local schools are on the cusp of summer recess students in the area will, no longer, back able to use summer as an excuse to impede their enrichment. The Douglas County Library System is sponsoring their annual summer reading programming for this year on June 2. The county offers programs for teens and children.

The reading program starts on June 2, this year, and end on July 14. The program will begin with a performance by Todd King, a professional juggler at 10:00 a.m.  On the first day of the program, children can come and retrieve their reading log, stickers and literary information sheet. Gift coupons from local businesses will be included in bags available upon registration.

Children are eligible to win different prizes according to how many stickers they accrue.

Every week, the library will hold programs on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10:00 a.m.

Numerous Cobb County Summer Camp Options Still Available

Numerous Cobb County Summer Camp Options Still Available

Cobb County --  There are plenty of summer camps avaiable to suit everyone's needs. Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs offers day camps, art camps, art performance camps, and tennis camps. In addition, there are many other camps offered by outside organizations in Cobb. The recent Camp Expo had a variety of camps represented, including ballet and dance camps, church camps, scout camps and more. For a complete listing of all the camps represented at the Camp Expo, you may download the list here (pdf file).