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Kick off Independence Day with a free concert

Kick off Independence Day with a free concert

MILTON, Ga. -- Start the Fourth of July weekend right with the second installment of Concerts in the Park: Boogie Down at Birmingham.

RELATED: Summer Concert Series begins

The Friday, July 1 show, like the other two in the series, will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Birmingham Park (750 Hickory Flat Road), located behind Milton Fire Station No. 43.

This 200-acre setting means lots of safe, open space to spread out and let the kids dance and play.

Milton's Parks and Recreation Department will have free giveaways to celebrate the holiday and the fact that July is Parks and Recreation Month.

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

ATLANTA – According to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, “country music is a perennial Southern favorite in Atlanta and it won’t disappoint”. The music, which has its roots in the south, is known as a blend of, both, traditional and popular music. The country music genre gained widespread popularity around the mid-1900’s as music known as “hillbilly” or old-time music began to decline. Hillbilly music was a genre of music native to the people of the Ozarks. The music was usually played on acoustic instrument like a guitar or a banjo.

Over the years, old-time music changed however most of the lyrical content and instrumentation stayed the same. As it evolved, the arrangement of instruments grew to include the electronic keyboard, drums, the bass, fiddle and the harmonica.

Summer Concert Series begins this weekend

Summer Concert Series begins this weekend

MILTON, Ga. -- Milton is proud to announce its first free Summer Concert Series, "Concerts in the Park: Boogie Down at Birmingham."

All shows will take place on Friday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Birmingham Park (15760 Birmingham Highway).

Refreshments will be provided by Wholly Pops and the Pup Truck, but attendees are also allowed to bring their own picnics and enjoy the free music.

FULTON CO.: India Arie opens new amphitheater with free concert

FULTON CO.: India Arie opens new amphitheater with free concert

ATLANTA -- India Arie helped open Fulton County's new Wolf Creek Amphitheater Saturday night.

Fulton County provided tickets to county residents for free. Demand was so high, they were out of tickets after only three days.

Jean Carne, TC Carson and Chanda McKnight opened the show for Arie.

The $6 million venue in College Park can hold about 5,400 people. Concert-goers are allowed to bring their own coolers to shows.

For more information about Wolf Creek ampitheatre, call 404-613-WOLF (9653) or visit their website at www.wolfcreekamphitheater.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LOCAL PROFILE: The LGBT Community in Atlanta

LOCAL PROFILE: The LGBT Community in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- According to The Advocate, the U.S. based national gay and lesbian newsmagazine, Atlanta holds the title of “America’s gayest city” and Gay Atlanta, a subsidiary of the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau says that Atlanta is the “epicenter of the LGBT South” but according to Phillip Rafshoon of Outwrite Bookstore, Atlanta is just a “progressive city in a conservative state, that’s in a conservative region of the United States. The city serves as a place where people from small, southern towns can come to be who they want to be” which is why the LGBT community loves to call this city, home.

In the nook that is Tenth Street and Piedmont Road, Outwrite Bookstore has been a staple in the Atlanta LGBT community for about 18 years.

LOCAL PROFILE: Indie Film Scene

LOCAL PROFILE: Indie Film Scene

ATLANTA, Ga. – Atlanta has come to be known as the home of young professionals, performing arts professionals and indie artists. The city that was once a breeding ground for hip-hop trends has become a haven of the aesthetic arts and artists alike.   

Recently, while searching for this thriving indie artist scene in the city that is home to large-scale Tyler Perry Studios, I stumbled upon a “somewhat dormant” subculture lying low in the middle of town; it’s Atlanta’s Underground Art scene.

Just like movie buffs, members of world want to claim they were the first to see the most recent and popular cult indie films, films like “Reservoir Dogs” or “Requiem for a Dream”. Well, in Atlanta, artists can experience that excitement by visiting their local independent theatre. These theatres in most cases, have been around for 20 years, or more, are home to many of the most artistically gifted and innovative people in town.

Fulton County among best places for music education

Fulton County among best places for music education

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County has been recognized for the 12th year in a row as one of the best places to live for music education.

Only two school systems in the nation have received the honor every time the annual national survey has been given.

Released this week, the "Best Communities for Music Education" list represents an annual snapshot of music education at its best. It is based on a survey conducted by the NAMM Foundation and several partner organizations in the fields of music and education.

NAMM is a not-for-profit international association that represents the musical instruments and products industry.

"Fulton is well known locally and nationally for its music programs," said Superintendent Cindy Loe.