On Sunday, September 1st, Atlanta's Piedmont Park will welcome the 8th Pure Heat Community Festival; also known as a free “day of unity.” The free cultural event is equipped with market and food vendors, live celebrity and local performers, entertainment, educational forums, prizes & giveaways - all designed to bring together the spirit of community, pride, and vision. In partnership with The Vision Community Foundation, a portion of proceeds from the weekend’s festivities are used to benefit homeless LGBT youth and those infected/affected with HIV/AIDS. An exciting line-up of indie-artist performances, honorees and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks.
Hammonds House Museum presents Hammonds House Honors, an evening of celebration and recognition of excellence in Black visual art. In the inaugural year iconoclast photographer Roy DeCarava is remembered on the 100th Anniversary of his birth, and seven individuals who elevate the visual art of the African Diaspora through their passion, creativity and commitment to artistic and cultural excellence will be honored. The evening will kick off with a cocktail reception at 6:15 pm, followed by a glamorous award show at 7:30 PM. Monica Pearson will serve as host. In keeping with the spirit of this artistic occasion, dress will be artistically chic. The 2019 Hammonds House Honors will take place on September 12 at Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road SW, Atlanta, GA 30331. Tickets are available at hammondshouse.org/events.
Each year during the months of June, July, August, and September, the City of Norcross features the Jazz In The Alley concert series. And each year it has been an amazing line up and FREE to the public,
We are entering the second half of the 2019 Jazz In The Alley concert series but you still have time to join us in Norcross, Georgia.
The next dates are:
August 17th- The 4 Korners & YemiConga
Greg Robbins is a vocalist based in Brooklyn, NY. Born and trained in Atlanta, GA, Greg has a very resonant and classy sound which is compared in style to Johnny Hartman, Harry Connick Jr., Kurt Elling, and Gregory Porter. He performs throughout the country at jazz clubs, music festivals, wedding receptions, swing dances, and more.
ROD HARRIS JR.
Rod hails from Atlanta, Ga. He has performed with countless national and international artists crossing musical genres from jazz, gospel, hip-hop, and soul. In 2018, Rod was nominated for a Grammy Award (R&B Soul) for his musical contributions to Musiq Soulchild’s Album Feel The Real (2017). As a jazz guitarist, Rod has performed in numerous festivals and concert venues throughout the U.S. and with the release of the X/O EP, Rod is looking to take his sound to new territory.
A life without music is not a life worth living according to Remey Williams, a rising producer, lyricist and vocalist. As the son of Jimmy Williams, bass player for the legendary R&B group the O’Jays, Remey has grown to develop an undying passion for performing soulful music that connects to audiences both young and old.
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BronzeLens seeks to showcase films by seasoned as well as the “next generation” of filmmakers that are by, for and/or depicting people of color, particularly of the African Diaspora. The Festival features outstanding films and workshops, Master Classes and Conversations about the art and business of filmmaking. Previous partners have included BET, HBO, OWN, Turner and many others.
Recipients of BronzeLens Film Festival qualifying awards will be eligible for consideration in the Short Film category of the Academy Awards® without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with Academy rules.
FREE JAZZ CONCERT IN NORCROSS, GEORGIA
The series aims to showcase various jazz artists with diverse genre backgrounds.
DATE NIGHT: SURF & TURF HANDS ON
WITH CELEBRITY CHEF ELLIOT FARMER
- Crab Dip
- Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad
- Seared Ribeye
- Blackened Salmon
- Roasted Green Beans with Almonds
- Garlic Parmesan Whipped Potatoes
CHEF ELLIOTT FARMER AT COOK'S WAREHOUSE MIDTOWN
Chandra Currelley's Birthday Celebration at St. James Live
St. James Live
3220 Butner Rd
Atlanta, GA 30331
DOORS OPEN AT 6:00PM
Currelley-Young was a member of the SOS Band from the late 1980s up until 1992, when Chandra left the band to pursue a career in acting and theater. Because of her background in theater, Currelley-Young was selected by Debbie Allen to be the featured soloist in her production "Soul Possessed" which debuted at the Alliance Theater in Atlanta, Georgia.
Currelley-Young was asked to perform in the 1995 Apollo Revival of The Wiz as Evillene The Wicked Witch of The West and was then selectively chosen to act in David Petrarca's hit production, Dinah Was, the story of singer Dinah Washington. She established her acting career by appearing in Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family and many other of his productions.
PIEDMONT PARK ARTS FESTIVAL
19th Anniversary Satchmo SummerFest presented by Chevron
THREE FULL DAYS OF FEST
Recently named one of the most “interesting things to experience in Louisiana” by Oprah Magazine,
When We Speak TV guest, Rhonda Ross, is currently on tour with her mom, Diana Ross. She recently sent out an update to all her followers and I think you should check it out....and definitely join her mailing list.
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Held in historic Norcross, Georgia, (Betty Mauldin Park), Jazz In the Alley has an upward attendance of 1,000.
Did we mention that it's FREE?
That's RIGHT! Thanks to generous sponsors like the City of Norcross and Peachtree Awnings, so bring your entire family.
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JULY 27, 2019
GREG ROBBINS & REMEY WILLIAMS
Betty Mauldin Park
65 Lawrenceville St NW
Norcross, GA 30071
Concert Begins at 7:30PM.
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