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KSU athletes hold soccer camp in Ecuador

KSU athletes hold soccer camp in Ecuador

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Six athletes and one coach from Kennesaw State University's women's soccer team are making plans to travel to Ecuador to conduct a soccer camp for 150 children.

The invitation to begin the camp was an outgrowth of KSU's Student Teaching International Study Abroad program held in conjunction with Colegio Menor and Universidad de San Francisco in Quito, Ecuador.

"This soccer camp is an excellent example of Kennesaw State's international outreach and engagement," said KSU president Daniel S. Papp. "Our international programs are central to KSU's academic mission, and we encourage our students to take part and get involved in these exciting projects."

This will be the first time any KSU student-athletes have ventured outside of the country to conduct a summer camp.

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.

Barrington Hall plans Civil War Living History event

Barrington Hall plans Civil War Living History event

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Barrington Hall (535 Barrington Drive) will host its first Civil War Living History event this weekend.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 18, reenactors from both sides of the war will be available to describe the life of an average soldier in 1861.

The event will also include demonstrations of popular dances from the 1860s, music, a period photographer and lots of other fun activities.

Representatives from the U.S. Army will be on hand to tell attendees about modern day soldiering.

Admission is free. For more information, call Barrington Hall at 770-640-3855.

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!

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.