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)
News Source: SESAC
SESAC celebrated its songwriters and music publishers behind the year’s most-performed country and Americana songs at the company’s annual Nashville Music Awards, Sunday, Nov. 10, at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum.
Justin Ebach was named SESAC’s Songwriter of the Year for the second time, taking home his first award in 2017. Ebach’s chart-topping hits from the past year include “Good Girl,” recorded by Dustin Lynch and “Here Tonight,” recorded by Brett Young. The longest running No. 1 Country Airplay song of 2019, “Beautiful Crazy,” co-written by Wyatt Durrette III, published by Rosest Music, and recorded by Luke Combs was named SESAC Song of the Year. Warner Chappell Music took home the Publisher of the Year accolade during the event, after previously winning the award in 2017.
(L-R) SESAC Sr. Director Creative Services Lydia Schultz, Rosanne Cash, Words & Music Songs is Big Deal's Pete Robinson and SESAC Sr. Director Creative Services ET Brown take photos onstage during the 2019 SESAC Nashville Music Awards at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on November 10, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images for SESAC)
Dustin Lynch was on hand to present Ebach with his award for Songwriter of the Year, and Song of the Year and Publisher of the Year awards were presented by SESAC executives Shannan Hatch and Sam Kling. Eric Church surprised his co-writer, Ray Wylie Hubbard, as he presented him with the award for his song “Desperate Man.”
The awards ceremony kicked off with a lot of energy as Blanco Brown performed his debut smash “The Git Up.” Jimmie Allen provided a moving rendition of his record-breaking debut single “Best Shot” on piano, alongside co-writer and fellow award winner Josh London. Ray Wylie Hubbard took the stage last to perform Eric Church’s “Desperate Man,” which he co-wrote with Church.
The festive event, hosted by Shannan Hatch, SESAC’s Vice President of Creative Services, honored top songwriters and publishers behind the year’s biggest hits in the genres of country and Americana. More than 500 songwriters, publishers, and industry professionals attended the awards celebration, sponsored in part by Sound Royalties, SunTrust, Sweetwater, Bose and Jostens.
ATLANTA, Georgia, December 7, 2019– Headkrack, a leading national media personality co-host of both the nationally syndicated, “Rickey Smiley Morning Show”,” Dish Nation” and new morning radio show launching January 6th 2020 has partnered with Atlanta Children’s Shelter to invite the community to help break the cycle of poverty for families facing homelessness this holiday season. The 1st annual Headkrack’s “Ugly Xmas Sweater Birthday Bash” will be hosted on Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 8p.m. to 2a.m. in Center Stage- Vinyl 1374 W Peachtree St NW, Atlanta GA. Tickets are available HERE
Headkrack’s “Ugly Xmas Sweater Birthday Bash” sponsored by Onet Lavi Entertainment LLC and RIdeas, LTD will benefit several families for the holidays. Atlanta Children’s Shelter will receive donations, clothing, toys, and necessities from the event to stock their Holiday House Toy Drive an annual activity where homeless and formerly homeless families can come and shop ‘Free’. Founded in 1986, ACSATL provides free, quality day care, emotional support, an educational curriculum for homeless children, and focused social services for their families focusing on the long-term self-sufficiency of the family. They have cared for almost 8,000 children and provided services for more than 5,000 families since founded.
The event will be star studded and filled with live music from various past and present Hip-Hop. Performances for the night include Big Gipp and Khujo from Goodie Mob. A hip-hop group based in Atlanta, Georgia best known for their debut single “Cell Therapy”. Black Rob an American Rapper formerly signed to Bad Boy best known for the 2000 single “Whoa!”. High profile Atlanta DJ’s to include Jahlion Sound from the “Rickey Smiley Morning Show” and DJ Traci Steele from “Love & Hip-Hop Atlanta” as well as numerous surprise celebrities and a bunch of hilarious holiday games.
With so much to celebrate including his upcoming new syndicated morning radio show starting January 2020.
Headkrack stated “I want to celebrate the change coming into my life for 2020 by changing the lives of our community, starting with the children of Atlanta during the holidays. It takes a strong village to raise children and ACSATL.org gets it”.
“We are delighted that Headkrack has chosen us and the families we serve during the Holiday Season.” said Ms. Jordan Martin, Marketing and Communication Coordinator at acsatl.org.
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
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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
Black Music Honors is an annual 2-hour television special established to honor legendary artists who have influenced and made significant contribution to African American music.
2019 Black Music Honors pays tribute to Xscape, Tamia, Yolanda Adams, Arrested Development, and a special tribute to Bill Withers.
WATCH 2019 BLACK MUSIC HONORS BY CLICKING THE VIDEO BELOW.
Watch our RED CARPET INTERVIEWS at 2019 Black Music Honors
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.
Gospel singer, Yolanda Adams, shares a message of encouragement to Jermaine Sain and When We Speak TV!!! #BlackMusicHonors
Black Music Honors is a televised event that pays tribute to legendary artists that have made significant contributions to African American music.
During the 2019 Black Music Honors, Yolanda Adams was presented the Gospel Music Icon Award and received a beautiful musical tribute from Jekayln Carr, Kelly Price, and Le'Andria Johnson. We had the pleasure of speaking with Yolanda Adams, during the red carpet event.
Jermaine Sain, shares his childhood memory of calling the radio station and requesting "My Liberty", recorded in 1982, by Southeast Inspirational Choir with Yolanda Adams on lead vocals.
Wasn't that a powerful message? We absolutely love her.........and if that wasn't enough!!!!!
AWARD WINNING GOSPEL SINGER, YOLANDA ADAMS, SHARES A MESSAGE OF ENCOURAGEMENT TO JERMAINE SAIN AND WHEN WE SPEAK TV!!!
When We Speak TV is an independently owned network based in Atlanta, Georgia, dedicated to providing unique media solutions for individuals, organizations, and venues.