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Spelman music professor performs classical compositions

Spelman music professor performs classical compositions

ATLANTA -- The Spelman College Department of Music presents a performance by pianist Hyunjung Rachel Chung, Ph.D., associate professor at Spelman College, Saturday, April 13 at 3 p.m. in Sisters Chapel. Chung will perform a selection of classical compositions to include Beethoven’s “Fantasia Sonata In D,” Faure’s “Valse-Caprice No. 1 Op. 20” and works by Debussy. The recital is free and open to the public.

Gladys Knight to perform at Wolf Creek Amphitheater

Gladys Knight to perform at Wolf Creek Amphitheater

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- The Empress of Soul will perform a concert in south Fulton County later this year.

Gladys Knight, former lead singer of Gladys Knight and the Pips, will grace the stage of Wolf Creek Amphitheater on Friday, May 3.

Singer and songwriter Howard Hewett will be Knight's special guest for the concert. Jazz trumpeter "Milkshake" Mayfield is also scheduled to perform.

Tickets for the May 3 show are currently available and can be purchased at ticketalternative.com. They range in price from $45 for a lawn seat to $125 for a VIP table.

Wolf Creek Amphitheater is located at 3025 Merk Road. Learn more at wolfcreekamphitheater.com.

Gotta have art! Spelman Museum hosts Community Day

Gotta have art! Spelman Museum hosts Community Day

ATLANTA -- The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art's Community Day will be held Saturday, March 9, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

During Community Day festivities, families can enjoy guided tours of the exhibition, “Multiple Choice: Perspectives on the Spelman College;” take part in art-making workshops, try their luck at an art scavenger hunt, and participate in interactive dance performances.

The first 25 families to arrive at the museum will receive a free gift. The event is free and open to the public.

For visitors with GPS navigation systems, please use the following address: 440 Westview Drive, S.W. Atlanta, GA 30310.

For more information, call 404-270-5682.

Fulton County Arts and Culture to begin classes

Fulton County Arts and Culture to begin classes

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Registration is soon to open for the Fulton County Department of Arts and Culture's Spring 2013 class sessions. 

Four Arts Centers will offer classes in arts and culture studies, including dance, theatre, painting, drawing, pottery and others, according to Fulton County Government official Jolene Freeman. 

As Freeman reported, registration can be completed online or onsite, beginning February 19 and ending March 19. Classes begin March 19, and run for eight weeks. Youth and adults are welcome to attend. 

To sign up, visit the Fulton Arts website, or call (404) 612-5780 for more information. 

Classes are being held at the Abernathy Arts Center, South Fulton Arts Center, Southwest Arts Center and the West End Performing Arts Center. 

Opening reception for Spelman Museum 'Multiple Choice' Feb. 7

Opening reception for Spelman Museum 'Multiple Choice' Feb. 7

ATLANTA -- Stepping into the archives housing the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art permanent collection is akin to diving into a treasure trove of mixed media. Paintings, textiles, prints and sculptures by Faith Ringgold, iona rozeal brown, Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett, and Hale Woodruff are among the 350 pieces in the collection. The museum has opened the doors of its collection storage to friends and champions of the institution, who have in turn, helped to create the upcoming exhibition, “Multiple Choice: Perspectives on the Spelman College Collection.”

Fulton County senior multipurpose facilities to celebrate Black History Month

Fulton County senior multipurpose facilities to celebrate Black History Month

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Senior Multipurpose Facilities will host the following Black History observances during February:

Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility
Black History Month Celebration
Monday, February 18, 2013
10:00am – 11:30am
Program will feature the Darnell Chorus, the Adult Day Program Bells of Darnell, representatives from the Darnell Players, Toast Masters, the Darnell Divas & Dudes and more.
Contact information:  Terryl Sparkman, Senior Services Manager, 404-699-8580

Adult Day Program Black History Month Celebration
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
10:30: a.m. – Noon
Participants will recognize the contributions of Africans Americans to the nation’s history through music and theatrical presentations.
Contact Information: Partrounar Bryant- James – 404-6998595

H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility

Documentary on tobacco addiction comes to Fulton County

Documentary on tobacco addiction comes to Fulton County

ATLANTA -- Tobacco use is responsible for 87% of lung cancer deaths, most cases of chronic obstructive disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, 21% of all coronary heart diseases and kills more than 400,000 Americans each year, with about 700 of those deaths occurring in Fulton County.