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Seminal Photography Exhibition ‘Posing Beauty’ Makes Southeast Debut at Spelman College

Seminal Photography Exhibition ‘Posing Beauty’ Makes Southeast Debut at Spelman College

The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art is the first institution in the Southeast to present the nationally touring exhibition, “Posing Beauty in African American Culture.” Featuring more than 75 photographs by leading, emerging, and amateur photographers, “Posing Beauty” explores ways contemporary understanding of beauty has been informed by the works of photographers and artists dating from 1890 to the present.  The exhibition will be on view Sept. 5 through Dec. 7, 2013. The exhibition is curated by Deborah Willis, Ph.D., one of the nation's leading historians of African-American photography.

Roy Ayers to perform at the Wren's Nest

Roy Ayers to perform at the Wren's Nest

ATLANTA -- Jazz musician Roy Ayers will give a concert at the Wren's Nest this weekend.

Ayers will perform on Saturday, July 20 as part of the Jazz at the Nest concert series. Doors open at 5 p.m., with the music scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

Attendees are invited to bring blankets, lawn chairs and picnic baskets to the outdoor concert.

The Wren's Nest, home of "Uncle Remus" writer Joel Chandler Harris, is located at 1050 Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard in Atlanta's West End.

Gospel celebration at Wolf Creek Amphitheater

Gospel celebration at Wolf Creek Amphitheater

ATLANTA -- Elizabeth Baptist Church will present The Gathering, a gospel concert, at Wolf Creek Amphitheater next week.

The lineup includes some of the biggest names in gospel music, such as Tye Tribbett, Anita Wilson, Jonathan Nelson, William Murphy and "Sunday Best" winner Crystal Aikin.

The Gathering will be Saturday, June 8 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 for reserved seating, $20 for general seating and $10 for children.

Visit wolfcreekamphitheater.com for more information.

Wolf Creek Amphitheater is located at 3025 Merk Road SW in College Park.

Memorial Day weekend events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Memorial Day weekend events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

#1 Memorial Day Weekend - Salute The Troops at Stone Mountain Park:

Stone Mountain Park honors our troops and their families at Atlanta’s largest three-day Memorial Weekend event featuring free concerts, the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision®, special fireworks finale, and other patriotic activities.

2012 turnout strong for Fulton Co. Arts & Culture

2012 turnout strong for Fulton Co. Arts & Culture

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Department of Arts & Culture announced on Tuesday that South Fulton Arts Facilities are attracting a good number of visitors. 

In 2012, as reported by Jolene Butts Freeman of the Fulton Co. Government, South Fulton Arts Centers held over 550 activities and had a total turnout of around 38,000 people. Those activities included classes, summer camps, Art at Work, exhibits, festivals, lectures, screenings, workshops and productions. 

Over 18,000 visited the Southwest Arts Center Performance Theater & Gallery in 2012. A portion of that number came from attendance of "Mountaintop" - a presentation by Tony Award Winner Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company. The play averaged 222 people per show. 

Urban Youth Harp Ensemble to play Spring Concert Finale

Urban Youth Harp Ensemble to play Spring Concert Finale

ATLANTA -- The Urban Youth Harp Ensemble will hold their Spring Concert Finale on Thursday, May 16, and is inviting all residents to hear them play. 

The Southwest Arts Center is the venue of the concert, located at 915 New Hope Road. Showtime is set for 7:00 p.m. in the Performance Center. 

The Urban Youth Harp Ensemble is directed by Carolyn Lund, and is made up of 50 African American harpists. Those who attend the performance can enjoy light concert pieces and movie themes. It is free admission for the public. 

Twins Kristie and Kirstie Bronner Make Spelman College History

Twins Kristie and Kirstie Bronner Make Spelman College History

Identical twins Kirstie and Kristie Bronner are used to sharing monumental milestones in their li