Emrah Kotan: Atlanta Jazz International Sounds Series
Turkey’s Emrah Kotan leads the December showcase of Atlanta's first ever monthly cultural exchange event featuring Top International Artists based in Georgia, presented by Cultural Ambassador and America's Songbird of the South Myrna Clayton along with CedarTree Worldwide Productions.
Indie Artist Xposed ATL '2020' Celebration
December 28, 2019 (10 PM – 1 AM)
Join JFly & Friends on December 14th at St. James Live in Atlanta, GA, for an electrifying night of incredible music. Friends gracing the stage with JFly will be
BK Jackson, Trey Daniels, Dahmeneekah, Martin Luther and many more!!
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City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs Seeks Teaching Artists for 2020 Saturday School for the Arts Program
Atlanta Track Club Announces 2020 AJC Peachtree Road Race T-Shirt Design Contest
Graphic designers, amateur artists and creative minds looking to have their work appear on Atlanta’s most famous T-shirt are invited to submit designs for the 2020 AJC Peachtree Road Race T-Shirt Contest.
Submissions are now being accepted. Click here to submit a design.
The theme of this year’s AJC Peachtree Road Race is “Move Forward with Atlanta.” Submissions should illustrate the way in which the iconic event continues to shape and reflect growth and change in Atlanta.
“Following an unforgettable celebration of its 50th Running, the AJC Peachtree Road Race moves forward into the next 50 years of the iconic event,” said Race Director Rich Kenah. “The artist who wins this year’s contest will be a major storyline of the Peachtree’s new chapter.”
Artists can submit up to three designs between today and February 1, 2020. Detailed instructions including size, color limits and file types can be found here. A panel of judges from Atlanta Track Club, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the running community will choose five finalists. The five finalists will be voted on by the public in March with the winning design being revealed at the finish line of the 51st Running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race on July 4, 2020. The artist will win $1,000 and their work will forever be part of Peachtree history.
The AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt contest has been a beloved tradition at the world’s largest 10K since 1995. New York Times Bestselling Author Emily Giffin was last year’s winner in a special celebrity edition of the contest. “Lucky Bib,” The design she submitted with local artist and runner Tina Tait received the most votes in the history of the contest.
The 51st Running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race will be held on Saturday, July 4, 2020. The race begins at Lenox Square and ends in Piedmont Park. Registration for Atlanta Track Club members as well as the lottery opens on March 15, 2020.
Event hashtag: #ajcprr
ABOUT ATLANTA TRACK CLUB
Atlanta Track Club is a nonprofit committed to creating an active and healthy Atlanta. Through running and walking, Atlanta Track Club motivates, inspires and engages the community to enjoy a healthier lifestyle.
With more than 30,000 members, Atlanta Track Club is the second largest running organization in the United States. In addition to the AJC Peachtree Road Race (peachtreeroadrace.org) – the largest 10K running event in the world, the Publix Atlanta Marathon, PNC Atlanta 10 Miler and Invesco QQQ Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon, Atlanta Track Club directs more than 30 events per year. Through the support of its members and volunteers, Atlanta Track Club also maintains a number of community initiatives including organizing and promoting the Kilometer Kids youth running program to metro Atlanta youth, honoring high school cross country and track and field athletes through Atlanta Track Club’s All-Metro Banquets and supporting the Grady Bicycle EMT program. For more information on Atlanta Track Club, visit atlantatrackclub.org.
ABOUT AJC PEACHTREE ROAD RACE
The AJC Peachtree Road Race is a 10K event that takes place every Fourth of July in Atlanta, Georgia. The first Peachtree was held in 1970 and featured 110 finishers. The AJC Peachtree Road Race is now the largest 10K running event in the world with 60,000 participants.
The AJC Peachtree Road Race is perhaps most famous for the coveted AJC Peachtree Road Race T-shirt, which is handed out to all the event finishers. For more information on the AJC Peachtree Road Race visit peachtreeroadrace.org or AJC.com/peachtree.
SAVE THE DATE
FEB. 8-10, 2020
You don't want to miss the Bronner Bros International Beauty Show in Atlanta. If you have never attended, it is a 3 day beauty show unlike any other.
Come out to City Winery Atlanta and celebrate with
Actress/Singer Crissy Collins for her Pre Birthday Bash!
Monday, Nov 18, 2019
Show Starts at 8PM
Fulton County Arts & Culture Focuses on Families this Fall with Thomas Dorsey Exhibition and Fulton Families Photos
NEWS SOURCE: Hatchett PR
“We believe the arts are essential to the social, spiritual, and intellectual health of our communities,” states Lionell Thomas, Director of Fulton County Arts & Culture. “We’re honoring the legacy of renowned family portrait photographer Thomas Dorsey with an exhibition of his work, and we are celebrating the beauty and diversity of our own Fulton County family by inviting residents to have their portrait taken. We hope they enjoy the art and come celebrate with us!”
Thomas Dorsey exhibition Family: Pride, Dignity and Togetherness
There will be an Opening Reception on Wednesday, October 30 from 6-9 pm, and the exhibition will be on view through November 14 at the gallery at Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road SW, Atlanta, GA 30331. The gallery is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission to the exhibition is free.
Thomas Dorsey was born in Augusta, GA, but grew up in Chicago, IL. After a four-year stint in the Air Force, he worked at the Post Office for a decade. Then he became interested in art and pursued a degree in Fine Art from the Art Institute of Chicago. He fell in love with photography which led him to start a business with his wife centered on family portraiture. During the next 32 years he made a name for himself beginning in Chicago, and then in Atlanta, by taking photos of families in their homes. The Family: Pride, Dignity and Togetherness exhibition showcases selected photos of prominent African American families from Fulton County and Chicago taken between 1978 and 2002.
“I cannot say how one should view these images, but the title reflects the positive potential of the human spirit I saw every time I was given the opportunity to trip the shutter!” - Thomas Dorsey
Fulton Families Free Photo Days
Fulton County Arts & Culture invites Fulton families to have their family portrait taken for free this fall. In celebration of the work of Thomas Dorsey and his exhibition at Southwest Arts Center which showcases photographs of families, they have created events across the six county districts to continue building relationships, sharing stories, and engaging directly with residents. Here are the locations, dates and times for Fulton Families Photo Days events.
*Note families are asked to RSVP in advance for the location they will visit for their free family portrait.
Fulton County Arts & Culture is celebrating 40 years of creative leadership, improving and enhancing the lives of Fulton County residents and visitors through the arts. Their mission is to ensure all citizens have access to the arts for the passion they inspire, the quality of life they afford, and the economic impact they make in the community. FCAC provides broad access to arts programming including classes and free performances at their six community Arts Centers; generous support for area artists and arts organizations through Contracts for Services arts funding; outreach through their numerous community partnerships; and diverse public art experiences through the Fulton County Public Art Program. For more information visit: fultonarts.org.
The Shades of Nubia Festival is an event that honors the creative genius and achievements of black women and provides exposure to the awesome talent of black women, that continues to breathe life into our communities through the arts.
Watch these amazing sisters, as they showcase their creative artistry through music, spoken word, fashion, and dance!
Who says you can’t get along with those annoying step kids? Mike E. Winfield explains the challenges of marrying an older woman and being a step father to a son with whom he shares similar qualities. Step Son AND Step Homies! Not only will you laugh, be prepared to fall in love with this relatable one hour of comedy.
During the 2019 Labor Day weekend, there was so much to do in Atlanta. It was so hard for us to determine what events we wanted to attend but when we saw that Mike E Winfield was coming back to Punchline Comedy Club, it was apparent that When We Speak TV would be there to support our friend and former When We Speak TV guest!
Freddie Jackson, Xscape, Tamia, Arrested Development, and Yolanda Adams Honored at 2019 Black Music Honors
Central City Productions is pleased to return with the 4th Annual Black Music Honors acknowledging legendary artists who have made a significant contribution to African American music, such as Freddie Jackson, Xscape, Yolanda Adams, Arrested Development & Tamia.
Hosted by funnyman, Rickey Smiley and leading lady, LeToya Luckett, the Black Music Honors is set to air in broadcast syndication September 14 - October 20, 2019 and on Bounce TV October 20, 2019 at 12PM EST.
The two-hour event will acknowledge these legendary African American artists who have made significant musical contributions to African American culture and American music worldwide. Performing live will be Jagged Edge, Jekalyn Carr, Tevin Campbell, Kelly Price, Naughty By Nature, Le'Andria Johnson, Tony Terry, Travis Greene, 702, Jade Novah, Dee-1, June's Diary, Mali Music, Mumu Fresh, Major, Keke Wyatt, Jessie Woo, Leon Timbo, Avery Wilson & more!
For airing dates and times, go to www.blackmusichonors.com
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