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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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Visit Callaway Gardens FREE Jan through Feb 28, 2011

Enjoy complimentary admission to Callaway Gardens between January 1 and February 28, 2011.

For the third year, Callaway Gardens is inviting everyone to enjoy the simpler things in life such as spending time with family and friends.

It may be Winter but there are lots of fun things to do and see at Callaway Gardens such as witnessing butterflies emerging and taking flight in the warm, tropical Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center and exploring the beautiful John A. Sibley Horticultural Center with gorgeous floral displays. The Virginia Hand Callaway Discovery Center is offering a photography exhibit entitled “America Unnoticed – A Photographer’s Journey” by Patsy Epperson. This exhibit documents Epperson’s experience in nature throughout the country in different seasons. While visiting, get outdoors for a little exercise on one of the many walking trails or meander through the Gardens on the Discovery Bicycle Trail (bicycles are available for rent or bring your own). It’s amazing what wonders nature provides at this time of year.

For those who have visited Callaway Gardens before, we want to show our appreciation for their patronage and support our mission of connecting man and nature with this special offer. For those who have not had the opportunity, we want to invite them at no cost to the experience and discover Callaway Gardens.

Please note that special signs will be posted and different traffic routing will be established to direct guests to the Callaway Discovery Center upon arrival.

Every season provides a great reason to visit Callaway Gardens!

January 1 through February 28, 2011. Open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Callaway Gardens is in Pine Mountain, Georgia

For More Information, visit www.callawaygardens.com or call 1-800-CALLAWAY (225-5292).

About Callaway Gardens

For almost 60 years Callaway Gardens has provided “a place of relaxation, inspiration and a better understanding of the living world” for millions of visitors. Owned and operated by the non-profit Ida Cason Callaway Foundation, Callaway Gardens includes a garden, resort, preserve and residential community on 13,000 acres in Pine Mountain, Georgia. Highlights include a butterfly conservatory, horticultural center, discovery center, chapel, inland beach, nature trails and special events throughout the year.

In addition, Callaway Gardens offers nearly 100,000 square feet of meeting space, 923 guest rooms, restaurants, a full-service spa, shops, golf, tennis, fishing and more.

Five unique, close-knit residential communities with custom home sites, lakefront properties and cottages on the golf course –offer an ideal home away from home or full-time residence.

Callaway Gardens is home to a 4,610-acre forest preserve, which is under conservation easement. This conserved, sustainably-managed land is used for biological studies and environmental education programs.