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Afeni Shakur celebrates what would have been her son's 40th birthday

Afeni Shakur celebrates what would have been her son's 40th birthday

This June 16th marked the 40th birthday of Tupac Shakur, a man whose impact on culture worldwide through his art, activism and passion is felt to this day. This year, fans, family, artists and performers alike gathered at the Atlanta Symphony Hall to both celebrate the life and further the cause of this inspired individual.

Hosted by Mike Epps and Afeni Shakur; Headlined by Erykah Badu; Featuring performances by legendary soul artists Roy Ayers and Eric Roberson, and hip-hop heavyweights Too $hort, Bun B, 8 Bal and MJG…among others.

 

 

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.

Opening Night: The Mistress Club

Opening Night: The Mistress Club

Follow the clandestine tales of deceit, love, money and redemption surrounding a group of mistresses who have formed a support club where they are free to be themselves.  The women are in store for an unexpected lesson on life when the most successful of them all, Delilah, takes them on a soul searching journey. This original stage play touches your inner hate and turns it to love.  It will make you take a second look and tug your heart strings for women who stereotypically would be shunned.  You will snap and clap to some soulful melodies and find your self saying "I know she didn't'!  These ladies use their sexy dispositions to get what they want and to hide the real pain they are feeling.  Welcome to The Mistress Club!

Mugshot Mondays

Mugshot Mondays

Mugshot Mondays

Mugshot Mondays

The Ken Ford Foundation Honored as Trailblazing 21st Century Leaders

The Ken Ford Foundation Honored as Trailblazing 21st Century Leaders

 

The DeKalb Technical College Foundation (DTCF) is kicking off its second “Investing in Dreams” Gala, on Friday, June 10, 2011 at the newly-constructed, state-of-the-art, DeKalb Technical College Conference Center, located at 495 North Indian Creek Drive in Clarkston, Georgia. This event is created to pay tribute to selected individuals and organizations that are making significant contributions to education and impact in their surrounding communities.

Electric Violinist Ken Ford and the six-member board of directors of The Ken Ford Foundation is one of the seven recipients of the 2011 Investing in Dreams Award.  The Foundation is being honored for its contributions to promote education and music advocacy in our communities and schools through their community projects.

14th Annual Father’s Day Friday Golf Tournament to Benefit DeKalb Legislative Community Cabinet

14th Annual Father’s Day Friday Golf Tournament to Benefit DeKalb Legislative Community Cabinet

Dekalb County --  Stan Watson, Super District 7 Commissioner will host the 14th Annual Father’s Day Friday Golf Tournament on Friday, June 17, 2011.

The purpose of the golf tournament will support the goal to raise $10,000 this year to benefit the citizens of DeKalb County through the DeKalb Legislative Community Cabinet.

25 teams are expected to participate. The golf tournament will be held at the Sugar Creek Golf Course located at 2706 Bouldercrest Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30316.

Registration begins at 8:00A.M. with a Shot-gun start at 9:00A.M.

For those of you who are avid golf players or would like to help support our efforts, there are still spaces available for participants and teams. For registration or sponsorship information, please contact Dewey McClain, Tournament Director at 770-925-3201