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Lights Camera Run to benefit local arts

Lights Camera Run to benefit local arts

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- An upcoming 5K in north Fulton County will benefit a local performing arts program.

Lights Camera Run is a 2014 AJC Peachtree Road Race qualifier that raises money for the Atlanta Workshop Players, an Alpharetta-based theater company.

People from all walks of life -- not just runners -- are invited to come out and dress up as they run through the streets of Alpharetta in support of the arts.

Race entry ranges in price from $15 to $28. Some packages come with great perks, like tickets to Studio Movie Grill, T-shirts and SWAG bags.

Lights Camera Run will be held Saturday, May 11 at Atlanta Workshop Players Acting Studio. Race day registration begins at 7 a.m., with the run scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m.

Visit active.com for more information.

Fulton County music programs among nation's best

Fulton County music programs among nation's best

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- For the 14th year in a row, the Fulton County School System has been named a Best Community for Music Education by the NAMM Foundation.

Fulton County is one of only two districts in the country to make the list for each of its 14 years.

"We are proud to have music programs that showcase the immense talent of our students and staff and that are heavily supported by the community," superintendent Dr. Robert Avossa said in a statement.

This school year, three Fulton schools -- Alpharetta High, Chattahoochee High and Johns Creek High -- participated in the prestigious Midwest Clinic in Chicago.

Fulton County Arts and Culture to begin classes

Fulton County Arts and Culture to begin classes

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Registration is soon to open for the Fulton County Department of Arts and Culture's Spring 2013 class sessions. 

Four Arts Centers will offer classes in arts and culture studies, including dance, theatre, painting, drawing, pottery and others, according to Fulton County Government official Jolene Freeman. 

As Freeman reported, registration can be completed online or onsite, beginning February 19 and ending March 19. Classes begin March 19, and run for eight weeks. Youth and adults are welcome to attend. 

To sign up, visit the Fulton Arts website, or call (404) 612-5780 for more information. 

Classes are being held at the Abernathy Arts Center, South Fulton Arts Center, Southwest Arts Center and the West End Performing Arts Center. 

Kip's Angels opens Friday

Kip's Angels opens Friday

ROSWELL, Ga. -- This year's Kip Rogers art show will hold its opening reception on Friday, Feb. 15.

Kip's Angels will be on display through Friday, Mar. 1. The opening night celebration will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Roswell Area Park Visual Arts Building.

Every year, Rogers includes three of his Roswell art students in a group show. This year's featured artists are Christine Biasetti (the blond angel), Jennifer Ferris (the redheaded angel) and Amy Frank (the brunette angel).

"We like to pick a fun theme to go along with the shows. In the past we've had themes like 'Three's Company' and 'Grumpy Old Men,'" Rogers said in a statement. "I usually pick the group first and then think of an amusing parallel. The ladies featured this year all have different hair color and are around the same age ... which was perfect for a 'Charlie's Angels' spin-off."

Roswell Area Park is located at 10495 Woodstock Road.

Joe Gransden to perform at Centennial HS

Joe Gransden to perform at Centennial HS

ROSWELL, Ga. -- One of today's hottest names in jazz will give a concert at Centennial High School next month.

Joe Gransden and his 16-piece band will swing into Roswell at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 20.

"Joe's big band has quickly become one of the busiest groups on the jazz scene," Rob Sayer, owner of The Music Class child movement and music center, said in a statement. "The ensemble includes some of the finest jazz musicians in the country, and it really swings."

The Music Class is sponsoring Gransden's visit.

Before the Mar. 20 concert, Gransden will hold a private jazz workshop for Centennial High band students, as well as members of the jazz bands at Haynes Bridge Middle and Holcomb Bridge Middle.

Learn more about Gransden at joegransden.com.

Fulton County senior multipurpose facilities to celebrate Black History Month

Fulton County senior multipurpose facilities to celebrate Black History Month

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Senior Multipurpose Facilities will host the following Black History observances during February:

Harriett G. Darnell Senior Multipurpose Facility
Black History Month Celebration
Monday, February 18, 2013
10:00am – 11:30am
Program will feature the Darnell Chorus, the Adult Day Program Bells of Darnell, representatives from the Darnell Players, Toast Masters, the Darnell Divas & Dudes and more.
Contact information:  Terryl Sparkman, Senior Services Manager, 404-699-8580

Adult Day Program Black History Month Celebration
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
10:30: a.m. – Noon
Participants will recognize the contributions of Africans Americans to the nation’s history through music and theatrical presentations.
Contact Information: Partrounar Bryant- James – 404-6998595

H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility

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