Sunday, August 21, 2011

Last Call for Sips in the City

Don’t Miss The Chance To Drink Up Downtown Restaurant Summer Specials

As the month of August heats up, there are only a few more weeks to cool down with this summer’s Sips in the City experience. Stop in now at participating restaurants in the Downtown Dining District for refreshing signature cocktails, happy hours and deals that won’t last long! With more than 20 restaurants participating, guests are sure to find a summer cocktail special that will leave them relaxed or ready for a night on the town.

“Sips in the City has been a great summer promotion for Downtown Atlanta,” said David Clapp, founder of Dantanna’s Downtown. “It’s inspiring to see restaurants around Downtown partnering up to promote this city’s fantastic dining scene. I hope Atlanta residents will take advantage of the great restaurant specials going on this summer.”

Below is a few of the restaurants with deals to take advantage of before the end of August:

Dantanna’s Downtown – Dantanna’s Wine Down Wednesdays feature half-priced bottles of wine, and the upscale sports lounge also offers a wide variety of beers, classic cocktails and specialty drinks.

Max Lager’s – Watch the ball game and toast to the home team with seven new cocktails! Drink prices range between $8 -$10 and are offered throughout the baseball season.

Thrive – From4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thrive makes summertime a little cooler with $5 cocktails and discounted bar bites. The full bar serves everything from high gravity beers to hand-crafted specialty mixes as well as wines, champagnes and sakes to stimulate your senses.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House – With a drink in hand andfriends gathered round, enjoy the Ruth’s Hour Prime Bites Menu, which features a half-priced bar menu Monday through Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

STATS – Experience STATS’ unique beer tap that allows guests to pour their own beer with no server or bartender needed. Have a brew and catch a few games at this unique sports lounge.

DRINKSHOP – Experience DRINKSHOP, where the cocktails are impeccably created with the greatest of ease using homemade ingredients and freshly made ingredients. On Thursdays enjoy some cool drink specials and live entertainment at DRINKSHOP Live.

Central Atlanta Progress encourages patrons to be responsible and not drink and drive. SafeRide America offers professional teams of two drivers to drive you and your car home. After a night on the town enjoying all the steals and deals Downtown Dining District has to offer, sit back and relax as a driver takes you home in the comfort of your own car. This service typically costs the same or less than a taxi, and you have your car home with you.

With so much to do and see, make the evening in Downtown Atlanta extra special with a stay at W Atlanta Downtown. Enjoy a special Downtown Dining District Sip and Stay rate starting at $149 per night plus taxes based on availability. For more information, visit www.watlantadowntown.com or call 1-888-627-8187 to make your reservation.

For a full list of the Downtown Dining District participants and a brief description of each, visit www.atlantadowntown.com/fun/sips.

ABOUT CENTRAL ATLANTA PROGRESS:
Central Atlanta Progress, Inc. (CAP) is a private nonprofit community development organization providing leadership, programs and services to preserve and strengthen the economic vitality of Downtown Atlanta. Its mission is to build a 21st century Downtown as the heart of the Atlanta Region – a vibrant community with strong leadership and sustainable infrastructure that is safe, livable, diverse, economically viable, accessible, clean, hospitable and entertaining. It is governed by a 70 member Board of Directors, including an Executive Committee that oversees the monthly operational decisions on behalf of the Board. The Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID) is a 510(c)(3) non-profit organization created by CAP to keep Downtown vibrant, safe and smart. It is governed by a nine member Board of Directors, six of which are elected by Downtown property owners; two additional directors appointed by the Mayor and City Council President; the final director, per State statute, is the Chair of the City Council Finance Committee. For more information, visit www.atlantadowntown.com.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The 32nd Annual Great Miller Lite Chili Cook-Off Returns to Stone Mountain

Saturday 24, 2011
All Ages are Invited to Enjoy Chili, Live Music, Games and Nonstop Fun

100% of Proceeds Benefit Camp Twin Lakes

The 32nd annual Great Miller Lite Chili Cook-Off will once again be held in beautiful Stone Mountain, Ga., where more than 300 culinary teams from across the country battle for chili bragging rights. In addition to sampling chili, Brunswick stew and cornbread, guests of all ages are invited to enjoy live music from some of the nation’s best tribute bands and partake in games such as the Mullet Flop and the Jalapeno Eating contest. As in previous years, 100% of the proceeds will benefit Camp Twin Lakes, a network of camps providing life-changing experiences to thousands of Georgia children with serious illnesses, disabilities and challenges. Since 2005, the Great Miller Lite Chili Cook-Off has raised more than $380,000 for Camp Twin Lakes. Tickets are $10 for adults. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets can only be purchased on site the day of the event, and will not sell out. For more information, visit www.theatlantachilicookoff..com.

Saturday, September 24, 2011
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Stone Mountain Park, GA - Coliseum Meadow
1000 Robert E. Lee Dr, Stone Mountain, GA 30083
http://www.stonemountainpark.com/maps-directions/

$10 for adults; children 12 and under are free.
Tickets must be purchased on site the day of the event and it will not sell out.

100% of the Proceeds Benefit Camp Twin Lakes
www.camptwinlakes.org

More info: www.theatlantachilicookoff..com

Parking: Each vehicle will be charged $10 for entrance into the park.

Schedule:

10 a.m. Miller Time - Steve Miller Tribute Band
12:15 p.m. MetroPCS Master Hole Hitting Contest
12:30 - 2 p.m. Sex Type Thing - Stone Temple Pilots Tribute Band
2:15 p.m. MetroPCS Jalapeno Eating Contest
2:30 – 4 p.m. ZOSO - The Ultimate Led Zepplin Experience
4:15 p.m. MetroPCS Mullet Flop
4:30 – 6:15 p.m. Free Fallin - A Tribute to Tom Petty
6:30 p.m. 2011 Chili Awards

Sponsors: Miller Lite, Aaron’s Sales and Leasing, Waffle House, Metro PCS, Rock 100.5, Camp Twin Lakes, Caren West PR

For more information, call 678.309.4285 or email chili@uniteddistinc.com.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Grammy Winner Shawn Colvin, Joe Purdy Join Callaway Gardens' Harvest Moon Festival Line-up

Act Soon - Early Bird Weekend Pass Price of $69 Ends August 31st; Overnight Accommodations are Filling Up

The Callaway Gardens Harvest Moon Festival is adding to its stellar musical lineup. Having already announced the likes of The B-52s, The Gin Blossoms and John Hiatt, the festival now includes multiple Grammy-winning Shawn Colvin.

Early Bird Weekend Passes for $69 will be available for purchase only through August 31. Beginning September 1, the price goes up to $79 for advance weekend passes. Gate price during the event will be $85. This family-friendly music festival October 6-9, 2011, also features celebrity chef Claire Robinson, host of the Food Network’s popular “5 Ingredient Fix.”

Shawn Colvin, who has won three Grammy Awards of an incredible ten nominations, is an iconic singer-songwriter who is perhaps most famous for her 1997 chart-topper “Sonny Came Home.” With this announcement of Colvin’s addition to the event, the Festival also is announcing the daily lineup. The Thursday evening Harvest Feast ($62 per person) will feature a cooking demonstration by Claire Robinson, followed by a double-bill of Atlanta musician Nic Cowan and popular recording artist Joe Purdy. Friday boasts some big names with The B-52s, Shawn Colvin, Parachute, Dread Clampitt and Allgood among the acts scheduled to appear. Saturday showcases the bulk of the musical lineup, with the Gin Blossoms, John Hiatt, Shawn Mullins, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and Mat Kearney among the biggest names to appear on the festival’s two stages.

The four-day festival is a celebration of the harvest and of man and nature’s fruitful coexistence, combining farm-to-table foods, eco-centric vendors, cooking and gardening demonstrations, fun and educational activities for children, and of course, this unprecedented lineup of big-name bands. For tickets, information and the complete list of confirmed acts, visit harvestmoonfest.com.

The inaugural Callaway Gardens Harvest Moon Festival is definitely something to experience. Plan to stay for the festival and savor every moment. Overnight packages include tickets to the events but space is filling up quickly in the Mountain Creek Inn, Southern Pine Cottages and Mountain Creek Villas. Gather friends and family and call today to reserve a Harvest Moon Festival overnight package.

For more information, visit www.harvestmoonfest.com. For overnight reservations, call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292) or visit www.callawaygardens.com. Keep up with updates for the Harvest Moon Festival at www.facebook.com/HarvestMoonFest and at www.twitter.com/HarvestMoonFst.

For sponsorship or vendor information, email harvestmoonfest@callawaygardens.com.

Callaway Gardens® is in Pine Mountain, Ga., 60 minutes southwest of Atlanta and 30 minutes north of Columbus.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Georgia Wildlife Federation’s Atlanta Buckarama Is Back For the 27th Year!

Deer hunting season may be more than a month away, but the festivities begin in August. For 27 years, hunters from all over the state have marked the Georgia Wildlife Federation’s Atlanta Buckarama as the unofficial beginning of deer season.

“This is an opportunity for sportsmen and women to get together with each other for a good time and fellowship with something for the whole family,” said Sam Stowe, Sportsman’s Program Manager for the Georgia Wildlife Federation.

One of the top shows in the nation, the Buckarama features products from hundreds of vendors across the globe, highlighting the latest in hunting, fishing and outdoor sporting products. This year, CVA Muzzleloaders continues their 20-year partnership in sponsoring the Buckarama and GLOCK has signed on as the official handgun of the show.

More than 20,000 sportsmen and women are expected to attend this year’s show, which will be held Aug. 5-7 at the Atlanta Expo Center North. The Perry Buckarama will be held Aug. 19-21 at the Georgia National Fairgrounds.

As always, the show will feature a number of activities for children, as well as guest appearances and seminars. This year, former Atlanta Braves catcher Charlie O’brien will be a featured guest. O’brien, also an avid hunter, will conduct a seminar along with Todd Wofford of Charlie O’ Products. Nashville Star season 2 winner Brad Cotter will be on hand to meet and greet visitors. Other seminars include Jason Clark’s snake show, the Georgia Falconry Association, and Field Trial Retrievers with Roy Coffee.

The Georgia Wildlife Federation also hosts The Buckarama Deer Head Competition, encouraging contestants to bring their deer head in to compete for the $1,000 grand prize. The heads will be displayed and judged throughout the weekend and certificates will be awarded on Sunday. There are many “Best of” categories as well, including for youth and ladies.Both the Perry and Atlanta Buckaramas are presented by The Georgia Wildlife Federation, the state’s oldest member-supported conservation organization and the state affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation. Since 1936, the Federation’s work in politics, environmental education and sportsmen and women’s issues has shaped every aspect of Georgia’s diverse environmental landscape and give them a strong reputation for conservation success.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Meet the Cast of Disney's PROM

De’Vaughn Nixon and Kylie Bunbury will sign autographs at Macy’s at Lenox Square

Meet the stars of Disney’s PROM, De’Vaughn Nixon and Kylie Bunbury, at Macy’s at Lenox Square Mall on Friday, April 15. The first 250 customers in line will receive their autographs.

There are hundreds of nights in high school, but there’s only one PROM! Featuring an emerging ensemble cast and a powerful soundtrack, PROM hits theaters April 29.

At the signing event, Macy’s shoppers can make a girl's prom dream come true by donating their gently worn prom or formal dresses, which will be given to Becca’s Closet, a local DonateMyDress.org chapter. Don’t miss the chance to meet the stars of PROM and give back to the local community!

Friday, April 15, 2011 at 6 p.m.

Macy’s at Lenox Square Mall
Juniors Department– Level One
3393 Peachtree Road
Atlanta, GA 30326

April Events at the Carnegie in Downtown Newnan

Please join us on Wednesday, April 13th at 10 a.m. for the informative History with Elizabeth series. This month’s topic is Downtown Churches Part II.

A fourth generation Coweta Countian, Elizabeth is a descendant of early settlers. Proud of her heritage and always imbued with a strong sense of history, Ms. Beers has been actively involved in various professional, civic, community, church, and historical organizations. With her knowledge of the county and its people, she is a resource person, and has become known as the "unofficial local historian."

A Diabetes Program will be held on Friday, April 15 at 10:00 a.m. hosted by Home Helpers. The program will consist of a roundtable discussion with certified diabetes educator Patricia Addie-Gentle RN, BSN, CDE followed by Mike Hutcheson of “Dishing with Mike” at noon. Mike will be demonstrating how to prepare fun food fast and healthy.

On Wednesday, April 20 at noon is Sack Lunch Cinema featuring “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Bring your sack lunch and we’ll provide the drinks and dessert.

What is the Buzzzz About Bees? On Thursday, April 21 at 2:00 p.m. Steven Page, Certified Beekeeper, will talk about Pollination, Honeybees and Honey and will have samples of four different types of honey.

Steven Page is a Certified Beekeeper in the Georgia Master Beekeepers Program. He is a member of the Coweta Beekeepers Association and Georgia Beekeepers Association. With numerous honeybee yards in Coweta County, he is one of the larger beekeepers in the county. Steven mentors aspiring beekeepers and through speaking engagements shares the importance and fascination of honeybees. His honey business is Barrington Farms Apiary, LLC, which can be found of the internet at www.cowetahoney.com.

Find out about West Coast India through the Carnegie’s series ‘Armchair Travelers.’ The series speaker for the month of April is local resident Laxman Kamath. The speaking engagement will be on Friday, April 22 at 2pm at the Carnegie.

Laxman was born and raised along the west coast of India in Mulki. After earning a degree in Civil Engineering at Mysore University he came to the U.S. as a permanent resident in 1971 and began his career in Engineering. After retiring as a Professional Civil Engineer in 2006 he traveled to Newnan and fell in love with our city. He and his wife Mamata love to travel and have been to 40 states in the U.S. and more than 10 countries in Europe.

The Carnegie Literary Circle will meet on Monday, April 25 at 10:30 a.m. This month’s book selection is “Cold Sassy Tree” by Olive Ann Burns. New members are welcome.

Come to The Carnegie for an educational seminar with local financial advisor Sam Madaris Jr. In “Putting Rising Prices into Perspective” you will learn how to understand inflation and the role it plays in the economy and how it may affect your long-term financial goals. This program will be Friday, April 29 at 10 A.M. Refreshments will be served.

Sam is a Newnan native who has over 20 years of financial planning, financial management, and executive management experience of Fortune 500 companies in the financial, technology, production, telecommunications, professional services consulting, program management, and healthcare industries.

Please call the Carnegie at 770-683-1347 to reserve a spot today and visit www.newnancarnegie.com for a complete calendar of events.

About the Carnegie

Carnegie is one of the most historically significant structures in downtown Newnan and was built in 1904. The building served as a library until 1987 when a new facility was constructed on Hospital Road. With its iconic lighted sign that states the ‘City of Homes’ on top of the building, citizens recognize the Carnegie when they drive through historic downtown.

The Carnegie was funded by the city of Newnan’s General Fund and partly by 2007 Special Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). The Carnegie’s cost to be renovated was over $1.5 million dollars to the city. For more information on the Carnegie, please visit www.newnancarnegie.com or email amapel@cityofnewnan.org

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

¡ESTÁS BIENVENIDA, BEAUTY! Beauty and the Beast Returns to the Center for Puppetry Arts

¡Saludos! Center for Puppetry Arts brings back its popular modern adaptation of the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast, artfully presented in a bilingual blend of Spanish and English. Artistic Director Jon Ludwig’s interpretation has the same spunk and sass from years past, full of toe-tapping music, lots of laughs, and a poignant message.

The Center’s distinctive production takes place in an urban environment where Beauty and her mother run a beauty salon, owned by the tyrannical Doña Arruga. During a business deal gone awry, Beauty’s mother stumbles upon the Beast’s “lair”, a fantasy forest in the midst of the city. Obeying the Beast’s demands, Beauty goes to him in return for her mother’s safety. Although afraid of the creature she expects to find, Beauty realizes that beneath the Beast’s shaggy exterior, there is a loveable and lonely friend.

Representing the urban world in which they live, mops, rakes, pipes, wrenches and other “found” objects, make up the cast of characters. Innocent Beauty, fiery Mama, power-hungry Doña Arruga, and the surprisingly sweet Beast embody their most identifiable characteristics from the objects of which they are made. For those who have always wanted to see a cat boogie, a book rap, and two mops fall in love, entonces this is the perfect show!

Beauty and the Beast will be presented in the Mainstage Theater. Show times are as follows:
April 7-10, 2011: Tuesday-Friday @ 10am & 11:30am; Saturday @ 12pm and 2pm; Sunday @ 2pm
April 12-May 29, 2011: Tuesday-Friday @ 10am & 11:30am; Saturday @ 11am, 1pm and 3pm; Sunday @ 1pm and 3pm.

CREATE-A-PUPPET WORKSHOP AND MUSEUM TOUR

Included in the ticket cost is admission to the Create-A-Puppet Workshop, where visitors can experience the thrill of puppetry by creating their own Cool Cat Hand Puppet or pick up a Create-A-Puppet To-Go Kit to continue the fun at home!

Investigate all kinds of puppets in the Center’s permanent museum

PUPPETS: The Power of Wonder, which includes three exclusive exhibits featuring the work of Jim Henson. Please visit www.puppet.org for more information on the Museum and Special Exhibits.

TICKETING

Tickets for patrons two and older are $16.00 ($14.82 + tax) and include admission to the performance, Create-A-Puppet Workshop (or Create-A-Puppet To-Go Kit), and all museum exhibits. Membership and group rates are available. ORDER TICKETS ONLINE AT WWW.PUPPET.ORG OR CALL THE TICKET SALES OFFICE AT: 404-873-3391.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

SINBAD Tickets on Sale This Friday!

A hardworking funnyman whose clean, family friendly persona and animated antics have endeared him into the hearts of dedicated fans worldwide, Sinbad has worked tirelessly to rise to the top of the standup circuit, finding success in both television and film in addition to his popular stage act.

Born David Adkins on November 18, 1956, in Benton Harbor, MI, the energetic youngster spent much of his youth entertaining his three brothers and two sisters and refining his unique sense of humor. A passion for basketball and the Harlem Globetrotters won the red-haired youth (affectionately christened "Red" Chamberlain by his teammates) a basketball scholarship to the University of Denver, but a knee injury later sidelined his professional sports aspirations. Turning back to his humorous instincts, Sinbad hit the road for his "Poverty Tour," working the comedy circuits while taking the Greyhound from city to city and living hand-to-mouth. Adapting the moniker of a legend that embodied the spirit of strength, adventure, and optimism symbolized all that the hardworking comedian aspired to be. Putting his faith in God and his ability to make others laugh paid off, and following seven appearances on Star Search the now-established Sinbad was given his television break by comedy legend Redd Foxx. Playing Foxx's son on The New Redd Foxx show in the mid-'80s found the aspiring actor expanding his talents, and though the show didn't last long, it did bring said talents to the attention of yet another comedy legend, Bill Cosby. Following a few other television appearances, Sinbad joined the cast of Cosby Show spin-off A Different World in 1987. Concurrently serving as host for It's Showtime at the Apollo continued his career momentum on the right track, and before long he had developed his own television show, Sinbad and Friends All the Way Live...Almost.

On the world of the silver screen, Sinbad made an appropriate debut as a standup comedian in 1989 with That's Adequate. Following with notably funny bone-tickling minor roles in Necessary Roughness (1991) and Coneheads (1993), he took the lead for 1995's Houseguest and has since turned up memorably alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in Jingle All the Way and with James Coburn and Burt Reynolds in the made-for-television film The Cherokee Kid (both 1996), all the while making frequent appearances in standup cable specials and continuing to tour tirelessly. The 2000's would find him appearing on shows like Resurrection Blvd. and Slacker Cats, as well as in films like Stompin' and Leila.

In addition to his constant efforts to bring laughter to the masses, Sinbad has dedicated his free time and personal efforts to such causes as the Children's Defense Fund and the Omega Boys Club. Sinbad also made his bid to increase AIDS awareness with his involvement in the Time Out: The Truth About HIV, AIDS and You video in 1992. His intense dedication to family is evident in his hiring of his brothers and sisters to assist him in his numerous endeavors.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Museum of Design Atlanta Celebrates Dream Location with Grand Opening Party

Grand Opening Event - Saturday, March 19
Museum Open for Daily Viewing - Sunday, March 20


In high style, the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) will launch its new space on Peachtree Street with a Grand Opening Party celebrating its move to the Midtown Arts Corridor. The evening will double as a fundraiser and will offer attendees a chance to preview the inaugural exhibition, Passione Italiana: Design of the Italian Motorcycle.

Museum of Design Atlanta Grand Opening Party

The party will feature all things Italian including cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and the thrilling motorcycle exhibition. There will be photo ops galore with Italian-styled extras, a spectacular Italian theme silent auction including a private wine tasting, a ride on the racetrack at the Barber Vintage Sports Museum and an ultra-chic ladies accessories package. A not-to-be-missed soundtrack will keep the party in high gear. Vroom Vroom!

Saturday, March 19
7 to 10 p.m.

MODA in Midtown:
1315 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

Tickets are $100 per person and will be available at www.museumofdesign.org or by calling 404.979.6455.

The Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA), in association with the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, introduces Passione Italiana curated by Joe Remling of ai3, Inc. – an examination of the astonishing design passion and technological advancement behind the most desired motorcycles in the world. This exhibition presents eleven masterpieces of Italian motorcycle design spanning the last five decades including motorcycles by MV Agusta, Ducati, Bimota and Moto – Morini.

With a dynamic and exclusive mixed media backdrop and freestanding interpretative stations, the exhibition will showcase and discuss the design of Italian motorcycles in the larger context of fashion, industrial and furniture design. This rare and intimate exhibition will compare design and technological advancements of vintage Italian motorcycles to their contemporary counterparts. By exploring the ingenuity and creative evolution of Italian motorcycle design, Passione Italiana will expose the raw passion of their designers and riders.

The new MODA is housed on the ground floor of a building artfully restored by Perkins+Will, one of Atlanta’s leading architectural firms. The upper floors include the Perkins+Will Architecture firm and the Peachtree Branch of the Atlanta Public Library. With the move, MODA acquires 9,000 square feet of space in a building is on track to receive LEED Platinum certification — the highest environmental rating awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council.

About Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)
Moving to Midtown Atlanta in March 2011, MODA is the only museum in the Southeast devoted exclusively to the study and celebration of all things design. MODA examines how design affects our daily lives through engaging exhibitions, K-12 educational outreach and exciting adult programming. MODA regularly features exhibitions of architecture, industrial and product design, interiors and furniture, graphics, fashion, and more. For more information, visit: www.museumofdesign.org.


Museum entrance is $10, free for members.

Museum Hours at 1315 Peachtree will be as follows:

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10am-5pm
Wednesday 10am-5pm
Thursday 10am-8pm
Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday 10am-5pmSunday 12noon-5pm

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Clayton State’s Center for Continuing Education

Are you looking for something different this Valentine’s Day? Check out http://conted.clayton.edu/. That’s the website for Clayton State University’s Center for Continuing Education, which is holding three special events for the Valentine’s Day weekend. All three programs will be held in the Harry S. Downs Center on the main campus in Morrow, Ga.

Starting on Friday, Feb. 11, there’s the Valentine Murder Mystery Dinner from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. It’s an evening that begins with a murder, (well, not really, but you get the idea) only to climax with clues and a dinner buffet. The menu (for dinner, not the murder) includes; grilled chicken breast with fruit salsa garlic and rosemary roasted potatoes, vegetable medley, fresh mixed greens salad with raspberry vinaigrette on the side, bread and butter, and assorted desserts. The cost is $39 per person.

Then on Sunday, Feb. 13, you can choose between Massage for Couples (1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and Romantic Cupcakes and Cookies (2 p.m. to 5 p.m.)

If you want to learn how to give a full body massage to that massage "buddy" and not tire out after five minutes, Massage for Couples is for both of you. This class teaches some basic essentials of Swedish massage wherein partners will practice massage techniques on each other. However, as you might guess, registration is for couples only. As you also might guess, there aren’t many openings – spots are still available for just three more couples.

Each student should wear loose fitting, comfortable clothes and a swimming suit underneath. Each couple should bring two fluffy pillows with pillow cases, two twin flat sheets, a large floor blanket and their favorite lotion for massage. The cost is $49 per couple.

For those who don’t make it for the massage class, there are still cupcakes and cookies. Since filled cupcakes are all the rage in bakeries these days, you’ll learn the proper tools you will need to make them, practice the tricks for filling, and share some great recipes. Here’s a chance to learn how to embellish cupcakes and cookies with trendy damask, paisley and toile designs in butter cream, royal and fondant. You’ll also learn how to package your creations professionally with wraps, ties and stickers. The cost for this class is $35 per person.

For more information, or to register, you can also call the Center for Continuing Education at (678) 466-5050 or email ce@clayton.edu.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT is coming to ATLANTA

...and they want to see YOUR Talent!!!

Auditions are being held Saturday, January 29 and Sunday, January 30, 2011
Registration: 8 a.m.– 7 p.m.
Location: Atlanta America’s Mart
240 Peachtree Street NW #2200, Atlanta, Ga. 30303-1327
Contestant Entrance: 235 William St. !!!

What can YOU do in 90 seconds??? ANY TALENT AND ANY AGE GOES. They want to see anything and everything.



Don't miss your chance to show America YOUR talent and compete for the opportunity of a lifetime at winning the Grand Prize of $1 MILLION DOLLARS.

* To pre-register for an Audition and for more information on AGT, please log onto www.agtauditions.com*
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

DRUMLine Live's Atlanta Performance (Jan 12) Postponed Due to Inclement Weather


Marching band theatrical rescheduled for January 24 at 8 p.m.
DRUMLine Live, the show-stopping attraction created by the music team behind 20th Century Fox's hit movie Drumline, will parade onto the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre stage on January 24th at 8 p.m. The show’s original January 12th performance has been cancelled due to inclement weather and icy road conditions throughout metropolitan Atlanta
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Complete with dazzling choreography and explosive percussion, DRUMLine Live is a thrilling spectacle
that pays homage to the show-style marching popularized at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). With riveting rhythms, bold beats and ear-grabbing energy, the staged show is a synchronized musical showcase of the HBCU experience.

“We’ve taken the excitement of an HBCU football game halftime show, increased the intensity by a thousand watts, and created a musical journey that will touch every emotion,” says Don P. Roberts, DRUMLine Live’s creator and director. “DRUMLine Live is a high-octane musical roller coaster ride that will keep the entire family cheering for more.”

The legendary HBCU band experience comes alive with DRUMLine Live’s world-class cast of percussionists, musicians and dancers. The 39-member cast of performers, many originally from the metropolitan Atlanta area, honed its unrivaled talent with years of training in marching band programs across the United States such as Clark Atlanta, University of Georgia, Tennessee State, and Florida A&M University, just to name a few.

Incorporating original compositions and soul-infused interpretations of top 40 hits, DRUMLine’s musical journey infuses colorful, choreographed routines with vibrant costumes and heavy doses of drum riffs and cadences. Audiences across the globe have been brought to their feet by the stirring sound of trumpets and incredible feats of athleticism; and have been astonished by the precision, creativity, and pulsing force in the climatic percussion battle. With musical highlights from hip-hop, American soul, gospel, jazz and other music genres, DRUMLine Live brings a unique style of drumming, mesmerizing musicianship, and lively choreography never seen on stage before.

Roberts was inspired to create DRUMLine Live after serving as executive band consultant for the 2002 movie Drumline starring Nick Cannon. Filmed in Atlanta, Drumline was one of the first major motion pictures to capture the electricity of the black college marching band experience. Atlanta serves as the headquarters for DRUMLine Live, which kicked off its second U.S. tour in October 2010. The show had a successful 70-performance international tour in 2008-2009 with sold-out shows throughout Asia.

"For those who live in the Atlanta area who attended HBCUs, and for those who have never had a chance to catch black college football games, the energy and the talent in DRUMLine Live are simply going to blow you away."

DRUMLine Live is co-produced by Halftime Live, LLC, and Columbia Artists Management, Inc (CAMI). CAMI is an internationally producer of live entertainment including many award winning Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. DRUMLine Live’s Atlanta show will be followed by 30 performance dates across the country including West Palm Beach (1/17), Detroit (2/11), Pittsburgh (2/15), Baltimore (2/19), and Charlotte (2/24).

Tickets for DRUMLine Live at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at www.cobbenergycentre.com or through Ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster outlet, and in person at the Cobb Energy Centre box office located at 2800 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Atlanta 30339. Box office hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The box office is closed on Sundays. 
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