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African art expert Rowland Abiodun to discuss new book at Spelman College

African art expert Rowland Abiodun to discuss new book at Spelman College

ATLANTA -- Professor Rowland Abiodun, the Johnson C. Newton Professor of Art, the History of Art, and Black Studies at Amherst College, will visit Spelman College, Thursday, Oct 2, at 4 p.m. to discuss his new book, Yoruba Art and Language: Seeking the African in African Art.

In his latest book, Abiodun, a highly esteemed professor and expert on African art and Yoruba culture, makes plain the connection between the art and language of the Yoruba people.

Hosted by the Art and Art History Department, this event will take place in the Cosby Academic Auditorium located at 350 Spelman Lane SW (GPS Address: 440 Westview Drive, S.W. Atlanta, GA 30310). For more information, contact the Art and Art History Department at 404-270-5455.

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art hosts Community Day

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art hosts Community Day

ATLANTA -- The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, in partnership with the Spelman College Department of Dance and Drama will host their annual Community Day, an interactive experience of the Brides of Anansi: Fiber and Contemporary Art exhibition on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Brides of Anansi reveals how the exhibition’s featured artists use and manipulate fiber to articulate their perspectives on identity, relationships, history, experiences and artistry. The artists spin, weave, twist, and loop fibers through the ancient lens of Anansi, the Ghanaian folk hero and spider-man who is the central character in countless West African and Caribbean fables, to create an array of colorful and commanding works.

Brad James, Cassi Davis to host Spelman Alumnae Centennial Brunch

Brad James, Cassi Davis to host Spelman Alumnae Centennial Brunch

ATLANTA -- This year, the Atlanta Chapter of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NAASC) is celebrating 100 years of service to alumnae and the community with a Centennial Scholarship Brunch on October 11, hosted by “House of Payne” actress Cassi Davis (Class of 2009) and “For Better or Worse” actor Brad James.

This year’s brunch theme is “Painting the Town Blue: 100 Years of Spelman Legacy.” The goals of the Centennial Celebrations and Endowed Scholarship Campaign are to highlight achievements of Spelman alumnae and the local chapter and establish a $100,000 endowed scholarship for the college’s Metro Atlanta students.

Wolf Creek Amphitheater presents an evening of reggae and R&B fusion

Wolf Creek Amphitheater presents an evening of reggae and R&B fusion

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Spend your Sunday evening enjoying an evening of reggae and R&B fusion on Sunday, August 3 at the Wolf Creek Amphitheater.

The evening features reggae star Beres Hammond, The Manhattans, featuring Gerald Alston and Blue Lovett, and the reggae duo Chaka Demus & Pliers. The concert begins at 5 p.m., with concert gates opening at 3 p.m.

Wolf Creek is located at 3025 Merk Road SW in Atlanta.

Tickets for the concert are available through Ticket Alternative and costs are as follows:

• VIP Table seats are $90.00 in advance, $95 on the day of the show. 
• Reserved Rows A o F are $65 in advance, $70 dollars the day of the show
• Reserved Rows G to L are $55 in advance, $60 the day of the show
• General Admission lawn seats are $35 in advance, $40 dollars the day of the show

Online and phone ticket sales close at 3:00 p.m. the day of the show. Concert attendees must be 18 years or older.

Concert series continues at Wolf Creek Amphitheater

Concert series continues at Wolf Creek Amphitheater

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Wolf Creek Amphitheater continues the popular Affordable Old School Concert Series on Saturday, August 2 with Tank, Ginuwine, Chubb Rock, RL of Next and Case. The concert host will be comedian Ronnie Jordan.

The All White Party begins at 7 p.m., with concert gates opening at 5 p.m. Wolf Creek is located at 3025 Merk Road, SW in Atlanta.

Tickets for the concert are available through Ticket Alternative, and costs are as follows:

• VIP Table seats are $85.00 in advance, $90 on the day of the show. 
• Reserved Seats are $47, $52 on the day of the show
• General Admission lawn seats are $25 in advance, $30 dollars the day of the show

Black Women Film Festival returns June 13-15

Black Women Film Festival returns June 13-15

ATLANTA -- The Black Women Film Network (BWFN) will present its 10th Annual Black Women Film Festival June 13-15, 2014 in Atlanta.

The three-day event – sponsored by BET Networks, Spelman College, Atlanta Technical College, 11Alive, Moguldom Studios and Madame Noire – kicks off Friday, June 13 at noon at Spelman College (Sci Center NASA Auditorium) with seven films by or about African-American women, including the controversial 72% (directed by Janice Garcia and Jeremy Batchelor), a documentary that explores the single mother phenomenon in the black community.

Wolf Creek Amphitheater introduces Wolf Creek Jazz Series

Wolf Creek Amphitheater introduces Wolf Creek Jazz Series

ATLANTA -- The 2014 Wolf Creek Jazz Series kicks off on August 23 with Ruben Studdard, Mike Phillips, Ken Ford and Noel Gourdin. The concert series continues to bring some of the hottest acts to the Wolf Creek Amphitheater and this summer, the three-show series is guaranteed to keep guests entertained and moving to the smooth sounds of jazz.

The first 1,000 people to buy the 3-show series ticket can get all three shows for the amazing price of $60. Tickets can be purchased at ticketalternative.com or call Ticket Alternative at 877-725-8849. The run down for the Jazz Series is listed below.

• August 23, 2014 – Wolf Creek presents: Ruben Studdard, Mike Phillips, Ken Ford and Noel Gourdin

• September 20, 2014 – Wolf Creek presents: Chante Moore, Phil Perry, Joey Sommerville and Algebra

• October 4, 2014 – Wolf Creek presents: Maysa Leak, Jeff Lorber, Avery Sunshine and Milkshake